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Edmonton airport eyes customer service robots

Airport officials in Edmonton are testing an unlikely way to humanize air travel with a pair of robots.
If the travellers crowded around the two futuristic machines at boarding gate 62 Thursday are any indication, the automated greeters may go far to make people forget long check-in lines and security shakedowns.    194 more words

Edmonton Tests Customer Service Robots

Edmonton airport testing out customer service robots

Watch above: Edmonton’s growing airport is adding a pair of unique customer service representatives. Fletcher Kent explains.

EDMONTON —  A future filled with robots could be coming to Edmonton. 500 more words


Canada to enhance airport security

Transport Canada confirmed Monday that it will implement “enhanced” security measures at airports in the near future, amid reports that U.S. intelligence officials are becoming concerned about the possible use of hidden explosives. 481 more words


Changes coming to Route 747 at Edmonton International Airport

Upcoming improvements to the Edmonton International Airport shuttle stop will be a literal breath of fresh air to many who use the Route 747 bus service. 222 more words


Woman charged following heroin bust at Edmonton International Airport

EDMONTON – A 26-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin into Canada in a backpack with modified compartments.

The charges come after the Canada Border Services Agency seized 2.82 kilograms of the drug at Edmonton International Airport on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. 195 more words


World's largest aircraft returns to Edmonton

Watch above: The world’s biggest aircraft is at the Edmonton International Airport tonight. Vinesh Pratap gives us a closer look.

EDMONTON – It can carry 45 African elephants. 400 more words


Daily direct flights to LAX from Edmonton coming in October

Daily non-stop flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will now be touching down in Edmonton, as announced Thursday.

Starting Oct. 2, Edmontonians will be able to fly via American Airlines to LAX, which airport officials say opens up new doors to travelers. 124 more words