Top 10 Free Travel Apps
Travelling can be quite a hassle, especially when it involves air travel. Flights get delayed or canceled and are expensive. Luggage gets lost. There’s not much to do in an airport. Security is time-consuming and frustrating. Planning what to do on your vacation can be overwhelming. And all of this sets your vacation off in the wrong tone. You want to be excited about your vacation, not dreading the process of getting there. Fear not. Help is out there. There are apps out there to help you make the most of your travel experience. Here are ten of the best.
Get up to the minute alerts on your travel itinerary. Hotel and rental car confirmations, as well as real-time flight status updates, are automatically updated to your phone.
A great flight searching app that now allows you to purchase directly in some cases, it also gives you necessary information such as baggage fees and phone numbers for major airlines.
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Information on gates, flight status, maps, and WiFi hotspots that you can access even when you are offline. On top of that, the app tells you about ground transportation and parking at airports, how much time they’ll take, and how much they’ll cost.
iFly Airport Guide
This app gives you detailed information about the airports you travel through, from which restaurant is closest to your get to transportation out of the airport. Forget to bring cash with you? No problem. iFly tells you where the nearest airport bank or ATM is located.
FlightAware Flight Tracker
Track departure and arrival times, track your location and the locations of surrounding airplanes, even private jets and charter planes.
A flight and hotel search app, Hipmunk will help you plan your vacation and find non-traditional lodging options. The app siphons down the details to only what is relevant to you so you don’t have to go through pages of search options. It sorts flights by agony, a combination of price, flight duration, and a number of stops and ecstasy, price, amenities, and reviews, in an easy to navigate interface.
Skyscanner will find you the cheapest flight available no questions asked. It compares airlines, dates of travel, and has a user-friendly interface.
Your personalized travel agent, TripIt compiles all your travel details into one location by connecting to your email accounts. Plan down to the last detail: flight, hotels, eating, and activities. A customized itinerary that you can also share with friends and family.
A planning app that pinpoints the best places to go in the cities you are visiting, from museums to dining to shopping. It knows all the hotspots and is constantly being updated as people travel places and add to it. It also has detailed lists of nearby events, from concerts to plays to sports. You will never run out of things to do on your vacation.
This app is your personal airport assistant. It tells you everything you need to know about the airport you’re in. Input your travel info and GateGuru will guide you through to your destination. The JourneyCard is your travel itinerary. It keeps you up to date with things like gate changes and flight delays. The AirportCard has terminal maps, airport tips, and information on amenities, such as where to get the best food. You can also get stats about your travel.