Smartphones and tablets are having a huge impact on how we function as a society and there is now an application for almost everything! It won’t come as a surprise that there are thousands of apps related to travelling— before, during and after your trip— that can make your travels more enjoyable and successful. Here are five great apps for frequent flyers that can help your travels both in the air and when you arrive a lot easier.
ITA Software’s OnTheFly
Save money on your flights with OnTheFly to discover when the cheapest flights will be for your planned destination. This free app enables you to search by destination and month and learn about various flight options, prices and the cheapest time to go.
For those who travel a lot and spend a lot of time in airports, it is always good to know whether or not your flight is on time or if you are going to have a long delay. Flight+ provides up-to-date flight information for all airports across the world. This app would also be great for people who have to collect guests from airports and want to know if the plane is on time. At $2.99, this app is cheaper than some of its competitors but has proven to be just as reliable.
Sixt Car Hire
Sixt car hire now has a free app that allows you to book a hire car from your smartphone before you arrive at your destination. Available in nine languages and providing you with details of car availability, it makes hiring a car a much quicker and easier experience. Research car and rental insurance such as Budget Direct so you know what you will have covered in the unfortunate case of an accident in your hire car.
There’s nothing worse than getting a bad seat on a long flight— with Seat Guru you can enter your flight number and check what seats are still available on your flight and then choose your preferred position when you go to check in. This app isn’t always entirely accurate but it will at least provide you with a good understanding about the layout of the plane and help you make a wiser seat choice.
It is always hard to know where to find a decent meal, what hotel to stay in and where to visit when you first arrive in a new city. The Trip Advisor app offers you a wide range of advice through reviews and photographs provided by the 75 million users. This way you will be receiving real opinions from people who have actually eaten at the restaurant or stayed at the hotel and you can make a better decision about where to go and where to stay.
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Contributing Author: Cassie Bernard
Cassie loves her life of travel and shares weekly tips on where to go and what to do on your vacation.