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Google maps John Lennon Airport

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's an app

Published on April 15th 2013.

Google maps John Lennon Airport

LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport has announced the arrival of a new service. 

It is the latest UK airport to feature Google Indoor Maps. This gives users the opportunity to open Google Maps on their Android mobile phone, they explain, zoom in to the location they are in at the airport and then an indoor terminal building floor plan “magically appears.

This application will even show passengers where they are on the map with a familiar blue dot if they have enabled the My Location feature. 

"Passengers already enjoy a hassle free environment at Liverpool John Lennon Airport with few queues and an easy to get through terminal building," they say.

The airport's motto is “above us only sky”, but google maps won't be telling you the bleedin' obvious. Instead, all three levels of the terminal building, which recently had a £12m refurb, have been mapped, giving practical help by indicating the nearest toilets, ATM machines and the 80a bus stop. 

What a pity such apps did not exist as recently as 10 years ago when tired travellers looking for the nearest cashpoint were directed to the Hunts Cross Asda, several miles away by Davy Liver.

Whether an app will be developed to find Ringo's missing head, decapitated in 2008 from the Beatles topiary at nearby South Parkway, remains to be seen. But we're not holding our breath.

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AnonymousApril 15th 2013.

Good idea.

AnonymousApril 15th 2013.

What? Even more gumps blundering about staring their mobile phones and not looking where they are going.

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