New Business Traveler Tool: Bing Airport Maps

Last Updated Oct 3, 2011 1:03 PM EDT

I detest just about everything about air travel -- arriving hours early just to sit around and wait, the security lines, the horrific food, the cramped seating, barreling through the sky in a fragile aluminum tube, and so on. One of the many petty inconveniences of flying is navigating around baffling concourses in foreign airports. That, at least, just got quite a bit easier.

Bing has just rolled out interior maps of many U.S. airports. Specifically, you can now browse detailed and accurate maps of the concourses of 42 different airports. To do that, just search for the airport in question and then zoom in. If the airport is supported, you'll see where every airline check-in counter, Cinnabon, ATM, and rest room are located.

I found that Bing has maps for Newark, JFK, Sea-Tac, LAX, and others. It's clearly not a complete set of large U.S. airports -- I discovered that Chicago is notably not yet represented, and the maps are currently on the PC, not phones -- but it's a great start and a handy resource.

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