Each time you cross with someone at a certain distance, appropriate to the location, your professional profile (imported from LinkedIn) is presented as an opportunity.
The application allows you to consult the professional profile of other users and send them connection requests. If your connection request is accepted, you can start a chat conversation and select a meeting place at the airport. You can also enter your flight number and check which users are going to share the same flight with you.
"business in the air" allows you to take advantage on your waiting time at the airport:
1) Creating new business opportunities / partnerships
2) Promoting the exchange of information / knowledge
3) Privileging the personal contact so important in business world
You can freely download it from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The application works on Android mobile devices, starting with version 4.0.4, and also on Apple iOS devices, starting with version 9.3.
“business in the air” is also available in ANA APP (Aeroportos de Portugal / VINCI Airports) when you select Lisbon or Porto Airport.
Download the app to your device and then sign in using your LinkedIn credentials.
Click the "Menu" button and then "Log Out". You will stop receiving messages and notifications. Alternatively, you can choose switch "business in the air" to pause, so that the application will stop updating your location, but you will continue to receive messages and notifications.
No, "business in the air" does not make any changes, or posts, to your LinkedIn profile.
Name, photo, title, current position and the primary email address registered in your LinkedIn account.
To make the most out of “business in the air”, please make sure your profile information is up-to-date.
No, to register on "business in the air" you will need to authenticate with LinkedIn's credentials.
Not only this method avoids the creation of fake profiles, but also simplifies a lot the registration process.
Yes, to run "business in the air" you need to have an active internet connection.
By uninstalling “business in the air” from your device, your location will no longer be updated and you will no longer be able to access / receive messages and notifications on the device.
However, your account will still exist and you can return to "business in the air" by installing the application again on any device.
Follow this procedure:
1) Select the "Send comment" option in the "business in the air" “menu” window.
2) Send a comment entitled "Disable my account", referring either the main email associated with your LinkedIn account or the telephone number registered in your "business in the air" profile, for verification of the authenticity of the request.
3) You will receive a confirmation request by email or SMS.
4) You must click on the confirmation request to deactivate the account.
After the account deactivation process is complete, you will no longer be presented as an opportunity, and you will not be able to access / receive messages and notifications.
If you disable your LinkedIn account, you will no longer have access to "business in the air" features.
Yes. However, for the sake of transparency and respect for the community, it is recommended that you use an appropriate and representative photo. Failure to comply with this recommendation may result in your account being deactivated.
Yes, via the "view profile" option available through the "Menu" button.
Yes, you can reimport the "summary" and "positions" fields for your current position by selecting the button with the "in" icon.
It means that this field is confidential, none of the other users will be aware of its information.
Profiles of users registered in "business in the air" with whom you have just crossed paths with or crossed in the past, at a distance up to 450 meters (1.476 feet).
Only “business in the air” users with whom you crossed paths with.
It means that the user’s location is near yours.
It means that the user is also sharing the same flight.
It means that it is a past opportunity.
This can happen when the distance between the locations of both is higher than 450 meters (1.476 feet), or when the location is no longer updated.
Yes, in order to be able to present you opportunities, the application needs to know your location.
Yes, in order to allow the creation / update of opportunities.
To respect your privacy, “business in the air” does not reveal to other users your exact location nor your distance from them.
Yes, by using the "Pause" option available in the list of functions displayed when you select the "Menu" button.
Use the "Pause" option available in the list of functions displayed, select "Menu" and deactivate the pause state in which you are.
If the pause is manually disabled, or automatically at the end of the 8-hour period, "business in the air" updates your location. You will become available again as an updated opportunity.
No, even if you are using other applications or the screen is off, "business in the air" continues to create opportunities as they cross paths with you.
"business in the air" considers that you have met an opportunity if you are at a distance up to 450 meters (1.476 feet).
The number of “crossings” is counted every time you find the same opportunity after 8 hours.
It allows you to identify opportunities that share the same flight, thereby increasing mutual interest in the contact opportunity.
You can select a flight listed in the airport where you are, from half an hour before airports current time until the end of the day.
No, only those who have also selected the same flight number.
Yes, this allows opportunities to be updated.
No. However, you may re-enter new flight information the next day, or the same day, but in a different airport. The application only allows you to enter a flight number per airport / day.
No, once entered, the flight number information cannot be edited.
You can insert a new flight after the end of the day or when you are closer to another airport.
If you consider the opportunity interesting, you can send a "Connect" request.
If you want to accept a connection request, you should select "Accept connection" in the opportunities’ list or opportunity’s profile.
It is not possible to cancel a “Connect” request.
Select the profile you want to block and then click "Block".
The opportunity will be removed and will no longer access your profile, notifications and messages exchanged.
This opportunity will not be shown to you again.
Your profile will no longer appear in the opportunities list of the person you've blocked, and vice versa. Notifications and messages associated with this opportunity will no longer be visible.
This opportunity will not be shown to you again.
No. After blocking an opportunity, you cannot go back.
“business in the air” notifications and notifications about connection requests received and accepted.
In the Android version: select the notification until the "delete" button appears.
In the Apple iOS version: drag the notification to the left and select "delete."
In order to be able to exchange messages, you must either submit a connection request or accept a request from another user.
In the opportunity window a "Chat" button will appear and if you click it, you will access the chat window.
You can send text messages and select a meeting point.
No, conversations will remain archived for future reference.
Meeting points are selected places inside the airport, in order to facilitate the meeting between "business in the air" users.
Meeting points are places at the airport where the user is located, or close to the user’s location.
These categories are related to airport areas where the meeting-points are located.
If a meeting point is in the "before security" category, it means it is located at before the security control.
The "after security" category is located after the security control.
And the "non schengen" category is also located "after security", but accessed only by passengers that will fly to a country outside the "Schengen Area".
Make sure you are connected to the internet, that you are using the most recent version of "business in the air", that your LinkedIn account is active and that your email and password are correct.
Also, check your device's browser for any active LinkedIn session initiated on your behalf or on behalf of another user. If so, close this session.
If so, end that session.
Go to the LinkedIn website and select the password recovery option.
Make sure that your device has an active internet connection, that your LinkedIn account is active and that your device's location service is active.
You can reimport the information from the "Summary" and "positions" fields. To do this, correct the information on LinkedIn and then click the "in" icon to update your profile fields in "business in the air".
These are sectors of activity, and you can select the ones that are of your interest. This information is displayed in the profile.
You can choose up to 24 different areas.
Select "send comment" available through the "Menu" window.
You can also contact us through our website www.BusinessInTheAir.com