If flying and traveling are your things, then you want the experience to be as easy and hassle-free as possible. To reduce the difficulties in the traveling process, here are some of the best apps you should have on-hand.
Hopper is great for booking flights, as well as helping you find the most affordable flights possible. You just put in your point of origin and where you’re going, and Hopper will provide you with a calendar of the entire year. Each date is color-coded for ease of use, based on annual price average: green is the cheapest while red is the most expensive.
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For finding places to stay, hotels.com is a great app that shows you the accommodations in the area and allows you to compare prices. It’s a great way to also see the kind of room you’ll be staying in and what amenities are available to you in your room.
- Hotel Tonight
This app is great for those who need somewhere to stay that evening or at least seven days before your arrival destination. The app allows you to categorize rooms so that you can choose to splurge or go for the cheapest rooms that they have.
TripIt is a great way to create an itinerary of all the things you want to do when you get to your destination. It will keep you organized so that you’re maximizing your vacation time and remembering everything you’ve booked ahead of time. No more struggling with pieces of paper and receipts to prove your bookings.
A good app for those who are traveling across the country by car instead of flying. You can book hotels, see what popular activities are in the area, and explore parts of the country you may have never heard of before.
This app provides you with information on the airport lounges across the world that you may have access to between your flights. It does require a purchase in order to be able to access the luxury lounges so that you can relax in style and comfort.
FlightAware track flights online, providing you access to live maps of where your flight is, whether there are any delays or cancellations, or whether your gate number has changed. This is a great way to stay on top of the game so that you’re not met with surprises that may cause you to miss your flight.
If you’re flying into another timezone, jet lag is going to become a real problem. Timeshifter helps you minimize jet lag by providing you with helpful tips and suggestions to help your body adjust, making you feel less tired so that you can spend more time enjoying your vacation.
This is a great app for those who have flying anxiety or just want to be calm so that flight stress doesn’t get the better of them. You can plug in your earphones and listen to calming music too instead of the conversations going on around you.
Flying for long periods of time can get boring, so why not watch your favorite shows? Having Netflix on your phone provides you with access to shows and movies so that your flight seems less boring. The app allows you to download your content for free so that you can watch it offline.
Traveling shouldn’t have to be a problem, so make it easier on yourself with these helpful apps.