Airport Travelers Use Technology To Order Treats

With just a few taps, passengers will soon be able to get terminal eats deliver directly to their gates at select North American airports. Airport restaurant management firm OTG Management is placing more than 7,000 iPads at three North American airports.

Some 300 iPads are already at LaGuardia Airport Terminal D, where travelers can order meals while seated in the chef-driven restaurants or at seating areas near the gates. The food is delivered within 15 minutes.

Using iPads as menus or to order drinks and meals is not a new concept, but adding the high-tech devices in airport terminals allows passengers to dine close to their departure gates.

OTG will set up more than 2,000 new iPads at LaGuardia Terminals C and D, 2,500 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and 2,500 iPads throughout Toronto Pearson International Airport.

In addition to ordering sandwiches, salads, and beverages, customers can log on to Facebook, Twitter, and personal email accounts, check their flight status, play games, and watch the news through pre-loaded apps such as Bloomberg News.