Packing your bags and making sure that you have your passport are not the only things that you need to do in order to prepare for a flight. Downloading these convenient apps for your iPhone or iPadshould be on your list because they will help you make your travelling experience less stressful thanks to all the useful information and entertainment that they can offer. These are some of the apps that you need to get into your device before making your way to the airport.
Start your trip in the bets way possible with Kayak, an app that has everything you need to book your flight and plan your travel. It offers contact information for airlines, details on baggage fees and an impressive selection of maps that allow you to locate the airports that would suit your travel plans around the world. You can also book car rentals and hotels with this free app that is available for Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.
This is a must have app to plan your flight itinerary. Once you give TripIt your travel plans, the app will give you important information such as flight schedule, how is the weather in your destination and even tips on places to see once you get there. You can get advice from other travellers and share your travel plans with your friends thorough social networking sites. You can get this app for free but there is also a $49 per year premium version with no ads and detailed flight alerts. TripIt is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry.
With FlightTrack you can get access to information from thousands of airlines and airports around the world. It provides flight updates, terminal maps and closure alerts. Once you are on-board, you can connect to in-flight wireless and see a flight route to find out how far you are from getting to your destination. You can also sync with other apps like TripIt. This app costs $9.99 and it is availablefor iOS and Android.
For fast and easy access to all the relevant information that you need when you fly including a flight tracker, get the Pro version of iFly app for $6.99. It provides you details about baggage claim, airport terminal maps, Wi-Fi connections available and more. Using GPS, the app will give you weather updates, flight delays and more. It is available for Android and iOS.
GateGuru is your perfect companion while you are at the airport. It gives you information about departure gates, security wait times, flight changes or announced delays. GateGuru has a database of over 180 airports worldwide, so you can get details about luggage claim areas and places to eat or shop, as well as accessing tips and recommendation from other travellers. You can get GateGuru for free and it is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
This is a must have app to have when you are expecting someone to pick you up in the airport. JustLanded allows you to see the flight arrival time, terminal number and an estimated pickup time. Using GPS, this app can determine the time that would take for the person that is meant to pick you up to get to the airport, based on real-time traffic and road information. Available for iOS for $1.99.