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Bing's New Airport Maps Will Help You Track Down a Terminal's Starbucks

October 3, 2011 at 8:34 AM | by | ()

It’s clear that Microsoft’s Bing isn’t the most popular search engine, but they just launched a cool new travel tool that might just make us "Bing and decide" a little more often.

There’s now 42 different airport maps available through the search engine, and if things go well they’ll soon be expanding outside the nifty fifty. Now you don’t have to explore—the often archaic—airport websites to find what you need. With Bing you can easily access where to find a quick bite to eat, an overpriced latte, or just where to pickup your suitcase. The full airport list is right here, from Omaha to Orlando.

Nothing special to download or install, as all you need to do is use Bing to search by airport name, city, or airport code. Searching by flight number also works, as it will bring up an included map link to show you where you are and where you’re going. There’s even a way to download the map to your phone, so you can take it to go.

We’re sure Google will be quick to add its own spin on the airport terminal map, but until then Bing is clearly in the lead. Our only request would be to see live security line updates, but we’re thinking that’s too complicated and unpredictable for even Google or Microsoft.

[Photo of Concourse A at ATL: Bing]

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