Bing Maps now includes 42 US airport maps

Microsoft's Bing Map service may not be as popular as Google Maps but the company has been trying to add new features to the services to make it stand out from the crowd. This week Microsoft announced on its Bing blog that it has added support for 42 airport terminals in the United States. They include such busy airports as Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, all three major New York City airports (Newark, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia) and Los Angeles International Airport. Oddly none of Chicago's airports, which are some of the busiest in the US, are included in the Bing Map service. Microsoft does say it will add more airport terminals in the Bing Maps services in the coming months.

The airport terminal maps allow users to check out a number of the services and locations in detail in the terminal buildings. That includes things like parking garages, ticket counter locations, airline gates, baggage claims, currency exchange, shops, restaurants and more. In addition the Bing Map feature allows users to check their flight status while they are traveling.

The airport terminal maps in Bing Maps are much more detailed than the ones found on Google Maps which only show the basic layout of the terminal building with little info and no detailed  maps of what services are inside. Google launched its own airline flight service, Google Travel, earlier this month. It's possible that Google Travel would expand in the future to include more detailed airport terminal information.

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EXCELLENT news for terrorists.
Most of the rest of the world couldn't care less though.

When is bing going to realise the world doesn't start and end in the USA!!!!!

these maps dont' include a bunch of security stuff so dont' worry about that. the FAA would never let this be released if it was a security risk.

Genocide121 said,
They Should remove it..

It will be easy for somebody who wants to repeat 9/11

You can find airport maps elsewhere, all this does is just integrate it with the rest of the map etc, which makes sense. They're going to do the same with malls as well.

Genocide121 said,
They Should remove it..

It will be easy for somebody who wants to repeat 9/11

911 hijackers took over the PLANE not the airport

Genocide121 said,
They Should remove it..

It will be easy for somebody who wants to repeat 9/11

and thats been said by someone named "Genocide"

some people should really shut up, seriously. its not like everything is about 9/11. and specially a person wth such a name like "genocide"

EmilyTheStrange said,

and thats been said by someone named "Genocide"

some people should really shut up, seriously. its not like everything is about 9/11. and specially a person wth such a name like "genocide"

lol.. maybe microsoft is tracking whose look at the airport maps from the internets and is telling the FBI's

Unimatrix Xero said,
and as always US only

1 thing at a time.. atleast canada is getting the zune pass... You never know though I think their strategy will really pay off because they have been playing hard to get this entire time and are just waiting till their services are perfected..

Unimatrix Xero said,
and as always US only

And as usual, people have to be reminded that it is in BETA... As features are finalized they will push it to other regions...

M_Lyons10 said,

And as usual, people have to be reminded that it is in BETA... As features are finalized they will push it to other regions...

I remember bing is still in beta over here (netherlands) since the launch..
When will those "features" finally get finalized?