Four Flier Friendly Apps For Holiday Travel

Four Flier Friendly Apps For Holiday TravelThe season does not always make spirits bright, especially when it comes to holiday air travel. Flight delays, missed connections or even just the noise of the airport terminal is certainly not a holiday dream. However, the holiday season presents one of the busiest times of the year to be flying. Travelers have to bear with flying this time of year if they want to make it home for the holidays. To alleviate some of the pains that can come with holiday air travel, here are a few apps to make flying this time of year less bah humbug.

Your Airline’s App: The sea of apps for the flier can be overwhelming. However an easy way to dive into this world is by adding your airline’s app to your phone. Around the holidays, staying on top of flight cancelations or delays can be crucial for making it to Grandma’s house for dinner. You should know what airline you are flying and if they have an app, download it. Most airline apps allow the traveler to complete check in, download boarding passes or check on the flight status. Having this all in one tool at your finger tips can ensure smooth sailing, or flying rather on those critical holiday flights.

GateGuru: A trip through multiple airports throughout the holiday season can be one of getting lost in confusing airports, failing to find a good place to eat or even a touch with bad luck and snoozing on the day of your flight. GateGuru almost guarantees the above won’t happen. The free app helps you manage your day of travel from your departure airport to your arrival airport. Once you put your itinerary into the app, GateGuru will keep you informed about your flight through push notifications. You can receive alerts that the flight is 3 hours away or notices that boarding has begun for your flight. GateGuru also includes information on airport food and amenities around you. If you are unfamiliar with the airport you are flying through, you can use the app’s map for a clearer idea of where you need to be on those tight connections. The app even makes it possible to let friends, family and your entire social network know that you are on your way home for Christmas with its Twitter and Facebook integration.
http://www.gateguruapp.com

FlightTrack Free: If you are worried your Cousin Vinny might be late to pick you up from the airport for your incoming holiday flight, you can advise him to download the FlightTrack Free app. While there is a more detailed paid version of this app, the free version simplifies the flight tracking process. You can obtain flight details, gate numbers and baggage claim information from the app. Friends and family around the holidays on airport duty can use the app to find out exactly where their loved ones are in the sky. FlightTrack Free provides satellite imagery to see the exact location of a flight. This feature will never give those picking you up from the airport the excuse of being late.  FlightTrack Free covers over 3,000 airports and 1,400 airlines.
http://www.mobiata.com/apps/flighttrackfree-iphone

Eternal Fire: Screaming children and adults on the airplane or at the gate can be enough to wear you out before you even reach home for the holidays. If you want to arrive fresh and relaxed, this free app provides a festive sound to any airport chaos you might be experiencing. The Eternal Fire app presents a campfire on your screen accompanied by the sound of crackling fire. You can watch and listen to this yule log around the holidays to drown out the background noise of the airport and to get into the spirit of the season in the process. The app allows you to change animation speeds to slow down that crackle of the fire. You can also adjust the volume to your liking.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eternal-fire/id337023135?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

 

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