Ideas Every Day #321 – Home to Airport Flight Countdown Timer

Anytime I need to catch a plane I always try and figure out the absolute best time to leave my house, get to the airport, park, get through security and make it to my gate just as the plane is boarding.

Of course, this is a nightmare because of all the possible delays from being stuck in traffic on the highway to being stuck in a long airport security line.

Sure, they are all nightmares, but they are all also live sources of data we should be able to tap into to build the best measure for ” you must leave your house at this time to make it to the airport in time.”   By combining all current data like travel distance, security wait times, traffic and expected passenger arrivals you could build a much better estimate than the top of the head calculations I and millions others do pretty frequently.

Yes, and…

Matt Kane

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