With the conferences and other trips I go on as a blogger, I fly a lot these days. There are thousands of travel related apps available but I have three apps that I use the most when it comes to traveling via air that help me tremendously.
I found SeatGuru.com quite some time ago, but they have an app now too which I love! While the app has some extra features like searching for flight and flight status, I really just use it for the seat map advice. Put in your airline and flight number and up will come this handy-dandy map of the airplane you will be on. It shows you which seats are the best, which have issues, where the restrooms are, emergency exits, and even things like power ports at seats (I love this for long flights). Click on any seat for a small pop-up of more details. On the info tab you can also get the pitch and width of the seats, amenities, and other tips for that plane. Use this app to pick a seat before you book a flight or to change seats after you have booked even. Free app for Apple devices only.
This app is going to help you navigate the airports you are in. While tiny airports are easy to navigate, the bigger airports can be very confusing to get around in I think. With the GateGuru app you can find maps of the full airports and more detailed maps of terminals. My favorite part is that I can find the stores and services around the gates I’m around when I am waiting for a flight. Just pull up your map for a listing (or map view) of everything around you and even reviews and tips for many. This is really great for food when there are reviews because we all know how expensive airport food can be and sometimes it just is awful. GateGuru is free for Apple and Android devices.
I was surprised at how handy this app actually was since it is by a government department. Even though I fly often, I sometimes still have questions about things I can take or people I’m traveling with have questions. My TSA shows me current security line wait times, general guidelines, tips, and even a place to search to see if you can take certain items on the plane. This is really a must have app and it is free, available for Apple devices.
Disclosure: None – these are apps I just have found and enjoy on my own.
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