Mobile Apps to Soothe Travel Woes
Whether you’re flying or driving to a destination, traveling can be tiring, confusing and stressful. Travel apps can help relieve some of the tension.
CNN.com pulled the most popular apps in the travel category from the iTunes App Store. All are available for iPhone; some are available on additional platforms.
The five most popular apps for air travelers:
- Flight Status: Get real-time updates on all aspects of a flight, including delays, expected arrival times and baggage claim numbers.
- GateGuru: A comprehensive list of airport amenities in 86 U.S. locations.
- Tripit: Forward travel confirmation e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org and the app will organize your trip for you; includes maps, directions and links to hotels and restaurants.
- TSAwait: Calculate how much time you’ll spend at security.
- OnTheFly: Search for the best airlines, dates and airports to find the best rates.
The top five apps for road trips:
- Where To?: The app uses your location to search for close-by destinations and repeatedly reloads new points of interest while you’re moving.
- Cheap Gas!: Find the cheapest gasoline nearest to your current location.
- AAA Roadside: Using your phone’s GPS feature, AAA will notify a local technician for the quickest response possible when you contact AAA Roadside via the app.
- SitOrSquat: Find the closest and cleanest bathrooms complete with reviews and ratings.
- Traffic.com: Provides real-time traffic flow maps including information about accidents, construction, events and weather.
What mobile apps have you used to make traveling easier?