At this point, you’ve heard of Tripit, GateGuru, or HotelTonight. You’ve most likely been using them on a regular basis. But life on the road can be so long and inconvenient. So much so that you’re craving for more technology to ease your crazy life on the road.
Here, we’re introducing you to brilliant apps that you’ll be thankful for during this holiday season’s travel madness. Stuck with a middle seat? Wanna chill in a lounge with a glass of champagne? Don’t want to be bored during a long flight? Below are new essentials that we just can’t jetset without:
Love your podcasts? How about having them accompany your next flight? Pocket Casts is a great app for catching up on new episodes. The best part about it is the genius customization which allows you to set various features however you like. For instance, if you’re worried about storage space. Pocket Casts will automatically delete episodes after you’ve set how many you want to keep. You can choose to play episodes back to back, rewind or fast-forward to skip parts that you don’t like. You can also customize which podcasts the app can automatically download without you even opening the app so it’s ready for you whenever you want it. You can also choose to import/export your subscriptions easily to and from the app.
Don’t you hate it when you’ve asked for a window seat but only to find out while checking in that the airline somehow gave the seat to someone else? Seat Alerts is a fantastic free app which searches your flight then sends notification to your phone whenever other seats become available. Say goodbye to middle seats!
Available on iOS, free
If you think there’s no way you can ever enter an airport lounge with an economy class ticket, then you haven’t downloaded LoungeBuddy. The free app ensures your time at the airport is as savvy as you want it. The technology searches for VIP/airport lounges based on the class of your seat (First, Business, Economy), credit cards, lounge memberships, airline status, and U.S. military status. If also indicates where you can find lounges with free entry, discounts on food and drinks. Most importantly, where you can find Wi-Fi! Welcome to the suite life!
What do you think of these travel apps? Let us know in the comments.