Air France passengers can ask Amazon Alexa for flight information

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Air France passengers will be able to ask Alexa for simple flight information [Image: Air France]

Air France passengers will soon be able to get flight information just by asking Amazon Alexa.

From 13 June, Air France passengers will be able to ask Alexa, a virtual assistant, for various bits of information about their flight.

They will be able to check the status of their flight, check departure and arrival times, or find out which services are available on board.

Air France passengers with Amazon Echo, a fully voice-controlled speaker, will be able to use the Alexa services for free.

How it works? 

To add the Air France Skill to Alexa, passengers have to follow these steps:

  1. Select a Skill, by accessing the Alexa Skills store directly from the Alexa app or on www.amazon.fr/skills.
  2. Activate the Skill. Click on “Activate” or request “Alexa, open Air France”.
  3. Use the Skill. To use the Skill, simply ask a question.

Some of the questions passengers could ask using the voice-command device:

  • “Alexa, ask Air France for the status of my flight to Tokyo”
  • “Alexa, ask Air France what time flight AF008 takes off”
  • “Alexa, ask Air France from which terminal flight AF1234 leaves”
  • “Alexa, ask Air France if there is Wi-Fi on board flight AF348”

A small number of airlines and airports have introduced Alexa, including easyJet, United, and Heathrow.

N.B. Image credit: Air France

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