Heathrow recently said goodbye to Terminal 1 as its doors closed at the end of June, but even with one less terminal the airport is still massive and for some, still difficult to navigate through. Over 70 million passengers travel through London Heathrow every year with an average of more than 200,000 passengers on a daily basis. With crowds like that, it’s no wonder that people are getting lost in the airport.
To make the journey as smooth as possible, operators have designed an extremely useful mobile application that alleviates your anxiety from things such as bookings, getting checked at security as well as finding a restaurant that serves dishes according to your diet. The app transforms your phone into a pocketbook filled with all the information you need, including security measures, terminal guides, latest news and special offers. Regardless if you’re a frequent flyer or if it’s your first time passing through London’s busiest airport, Heathrow Airport Guide supplies you with all the necessary details while on the go.
Other than providing all the necessary airport information, Heathrow Airport Guide also works as a travel-planning tool where you can plot your journey right from check in all the way to your boarding gate, marking stops along the way such as shops and cafes you may want to visit. That way, you can work your way through the airport as quickly as possibly. Another one of the handy features on the app is the airport parking guide. From here, users will be able to search for cheaper alternatives from the airport’s various parking options and reserve a spot directly from their smartphones.
The main website shares some additional functions of the app:
• Receive live flight updates on demand
• Find your way through the terminals using the interactive maps
• Check out a full list of shops and restaurants
• View the flight timetables for every airline.
The app can be downloaded on to Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows smartphones. The iOS app is optimised for iPhone 5 but it is compatible with the iPad and iPod Touch.