JetBlue Airways and Google Maps to provide real-time flight tracking feature
JetBlue Airways Corporation has formed a partnership with Google Maps to provide customers with a real-time flight tracking channel on its signature seatback televisions to map the aircraft’s route. (6/8/2007)
On the tie-up, Brett Muney, Manager Product Development for JetBlue said with the addition of Google’s advanced mapping technology, customers can enjoy a seat with a view - tracking their flight’s altitude, speed and location on the way to their destination.
The moving map feature will be located on channel 13 of JetBlue’s in-seat satellite television system, provided by LiveTV.
“In addition to in-flight tracking, customers can also refer their friends, family and loved ones to www.jetblue.com, where their flights can be tracked live using Google’s technology online, including the flight’s estimated departure and arrival times,” stated the airline, which has also launched a “JetBlue Point of View” photo contest, inviting customers to share their own summer travel routes on a Google Maps mash-up on www.jetblue.com/google.