#PaxEx Par Excellence: meet the Quality hunters

This week a tweet tickled my whimsy.  After all, how can you not take a second look at any tweet featuring Charlie and his Golden Ticket?

What magical worlds will your Golden Ticket take you to?
To what magical worlds will your Golden Ticket take you?

The tweet sparked a nice bit of lively dialogue among those of us interested in the future of the Passenger Experience, and we had a good time coming up with clever ideas on just how boarding passes might be made better.  

But that’s not really the story.  The story is about the people asking the question.

Immediately, I had to know: who were these Quality Hunters and why were they posing questions about boarding passes?

It turns out they are a joint initiative of Helsinki Airport and Finnair.

In their own words:

Why are Finnair and Helsinki Airport doing this?

To serve you better. We are constantly working to improve our services and by inviting you into our development process, we can make sure that we are focusing on the right things and offering you the kind of services you want.

As Quality Hunters is a crowdsourcing initiative designed to improve the air travel service experience, your ideas will be used to make travelling smoother for everyone. We welcome all ideas from real travellers. Don’t be surprised to see your idea put into practice!

Quality Hunters

Who we are | Quality hunters.

What a great way to get the job done.  So many airport improvement and airline service improvement initiatives operate in silos, limited to “preferred passengers” of a particular airline, or travellers passing through a particular airport, without any significant knowledge exchange.  It’s refreshing to see someone approaching the question of #PaxEx improvement in an open manner, encouraging global participation.

You can watch their video presentation which explains a bit about the initiative:

These are the sorts of efforts our industry should be encouraging, and hopefully the good work of these Quality Hunters will inspire other airlines and airports to set off on their own expeditions.  We need more of this!

I applaud the efforts of the Quality hunters and mark it as a Flight Chic PASS

Flight Checks PASS

Five Silver Lining Points

With five out of five silver lining points for keeping their eyes on the skies and their heads in the clouds.

Well done, all!

My thanks to fellow aviation industry writer and Runway Girl Maryann Simson @JetwayMJ, for giving me the heads-up on this wonderful crowdsourcing initiative.

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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