For nearly everyone, traveling by air can be a stressful and difficult experience. A traveler must accomplish several difficult and taxing tasks including managing itineraries, navigating airports, and juggling bags. It is a wonder anyone manages to stay calm amid all of the chaos while traveling.
If you have ever felt this way, you are not alone, and luckily, technology has stepped up to the plate to deliver a wide variety of assistance to the weary traveler who wants nothing more than to reach his or her destination hassle-free and on time. Below are five apps that will help air travelers reach their destination de-stressed and on schedule.
This app, available for free for iOS, is a fully-featured app that manages nearly every aspect of your trip. The app features flight status updates in real time, and delivers alerts about your itinerary, the weather, and it even has information about hotels and car rental. TripTracker is a fully inclusive app that offers comprehensive information on all of your travel details. By pushing notifications to your phone, TripTracker will make sure that any changes or unforeseen circumstances do not spring up out of the blue.
FlightTrack is a paid app available on iOS and Android. It includes up-to-the-minute information regarding delays, cancellations, and gate information. Its database includes information for over 3,000 airports, and it comes complete with maps. A great feature of FlightTrack is its offline function, which allows it to be used even when the phone has no access to a data connection.
This app is available for a small fee on iOS and Android. The beauty of this app is its simplicity, it offers a straightforward flight board; a listing off all arrivals and departures at a specific airport. FlightBoard has an enormous database of over 1,400 different airlines. Updates are made every five minutes, making it very easy to keep track of the schedule of nearly any flight. FlightBoard is great for those who like simple, direct information; this app offers a large amount of information in an easy to understand format.
This app is available free of charge on iOS and Android, and it aims to simplify and streamline the entire travel process. Confirmation e-mails for itineraries, hotel bookings, and car rentals are forwarded to the app, which organizes them into a neat and easy to access hub of information regarding your trip. With FlightView, a traveler can sit back and relax knowing that they will reach their destination on schedule.
GateGuru is another great simplification app. Free for iOS and Android, GateGuru requires you to enter your itinerary information and in return it generates a travel day plan that any traveler can follow. GateGuru includes information on where to check in at the airport, weather on the day of your journey, estimated wait times at the airport, as well as a comprehensive list of amenities and features (complete with TripAdvisor reviews) available at the airport.