When it is time to take to the “not so friendly” skies, there are some great apps that are quite useful, if not down right engaging! Some will answer questions while others will entertain! Some are also redundant, so keep this in mind when considering making a purchase or downloading a free app. Find a listing below of some great apps and their web links. Most are available for IPhone, Blackberry and Android devices as well.
On the fly – a great app for finding the most current fares out there. Note that you cannot book flight arrangements with this app, but it will give you an idea of what is available as well as the cost. This is especially helpful for those who may be stuck somewhere during a busy holiday time, and need to catch another flight. Most carriers will let you wait for their next available flight, but in many cases they will accommodate you on another airline if you press the issue (using the squeaky wheel theory does work in these situations). Find the web address at http://itasoftware.com/products/shopping-pricing/on-the-fly.html
Flight status will give you live flight updates while traveling, which can be helpful because at times they are faster at delay advice than the airlines. You will be provided with information about arrival times, gates, ETA’s and delay information. Helpful for those waiting to pick you up as well. Find this app at the following web address: http://www.flightstatus.us/
TSAwait will give you an idea of how long the lines will be in security, and how much time you need to allow for security. Averages and maximum wait times are given. Find this app at http://www.taclogic.com/Main/TSAwait.html
TripIt keeps your itineraries available when you are online, offline and even in airplane mode. This service does come at a charge, currently at $49/year (as of December 2010). When you sign up, you will receive a 1 year membership to Hertz #1 Club Gold and Regus Gold. You can also share all of your travel plans with those who need to know where you are and how to reach you. Forward trip itineraries to the email@example.com and all will be organized for you. Their website can be found at http://www.tripit.com/uhp/iphone.
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Piper Fenton, Remarkable Honeymoons