Take the Hassle out of Flying with These Helpful Travel Apps
Crowded airports and rough flights are the least desirable parts of traveling, but many smartphone apps are hoping to make travel easier. From the moment you book a plane ticket to the time you land at your final destination, there’s a travel app to get you through it all in the most stress-free manner possible.
With most apps available for iOS and Android phones at little to no cost, there’s no reason to complain about your flight again with these handy apps.
SeatGuru includes 700 color-coded maps for various airlines and provides details about airline seats, including amenities, measurements and comments from other users. (seatguru.com)
LoungeBuddy helps users discover, book and access airport lounges based on their preferences. They promise to help you “find the perfect oasis in over 800 of the busiest airports worldwide.” The app can help you take the guesswork out of what each lounge offers, or doesn’t, with information on the more than 2,000 lounges in its database. (loungebuddy.com)
Flightradar24 tracks flights and displays air traffic in real-time. The free version allows you to see planes moving in real-time and search for a flight. With the ad-free paid version you also get added filters and plane information such as route, speed, altitude and more. Plus, an augmented reality view allows you to simply point your phone to the sky to identify planes flying overhead. (flightradar24.com)
TripIt stores your complete travel itinerary, like hotel, car rental and restaurant reservations as well as flight information in one place. And they make it simple. Just forward your travel confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically builds a detailed itinerary for every trip. (tripit.com)
FlightBoard transforms your phone screen into a real-time arrivals and departures board for over 3,000 airports and 1,400 airlines worldwide. The interface mimics the board screens you see at the airports in real-time. (mobiata.com)
App in the Air functions as a personal flight assistant with sections for check-in, boarding, takeoff and landing. Alerts keep you informed of flight status and the step-by-step process timeline helps you manage your time at the airports. (appintheair.mobi)