B4 YOU BOARD™
By Airside Mobile LLC
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Traveling is stressful. From the taxi to check-in, to security and getting to the gate in time to board the plane. Sometimes, there aren’t enough minutes to grab a bite to eat.
B4 YOU BOARD™ is the key to making the traveler’s day better at Chicago O’Hare, Sacramento Intl. Airport, JFK and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airports. This new app, brought to travelers by airport restaurateur HMSHost, makes it easy to dine at the airport if you’re in a rush, or just happy sitting at your gate waiting to board your plane.
Download the B4 YOU BOARD™ app and get started on making your trip easier and better.
The menus at the B4 YOU BOARD™ airports offer selections from breakfast to lunch and dinner, and even appetizers. You’ll chose from restaurants including Balducci’s Food Lovers Market, Chili’s Too!, French Meadow Bakery & Café, Stanley’s Blackhawks Lounge, and Stefani’s Tuscany Café, to name just a few.
What's New in Version 1.2.5
* important bug fix that caused the app to crash when trying to order outside availability times
Great idea poor execution
Tried this for the first time today. I had just landed and ordered while stuck on the Tarmac waiting for a gate. Time was tight and the app promised me 20 min.
Arrived at the restaurant (La Grande Orange) and asked for my order and they looked like I was speaking Heiroglyphics. Finally they asked a manager, who grabbed what looked like a personal cell phone and looked. They hadn't gotten the order. They made it fast but could not give a receipt. B4 you board sent one but all it said was thank you and the dollar amount. No details like what restaurant, what I ordered, etc. If there was ever a glitch and the restaurant didn't get it, I would have no recourse. I also can't use that as a receipt. Very poor - will not use again.
I just used the system for the first time today. When I showed up to pick up my meal, I was told the system was down and they never received the order. The quickly prepared it for me; it was wrong (discovered at the gate) and they tried to charge me for it again. Also, would be nice if you could specify to omit items from the order (ie no nuts or no cheese) for those with food allergies.
Bad Time Parameters
One cannot for example order lunch at 08:00 because the app does not allow for ordering a lunch B4 10:00. So this app, although not useless, is inconvenient. It would be nice to order lunch at 07:00 knowing I could pick it up at 11:30 for example. Fix this and it would rate 5 stars.
Still not fixed.