must have apps for travel?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by unknown00, May 18, 2011.

  1. unknown00 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    going to be traveling a lot with my new job, what apps for flying, checking on flights, weather, etc etc?
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Well it depends what you're looking for. Some airlines have their own apps that you can check out. You could also type in the zip code/city into the stock weather app.

    I like looking at flightAware (the website) to check flights and stuff. I wish they made an app for that.
  3. Applepi macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2007
    I'm a big fan of Hipmunk for booking flights.
  4. trozau macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2010
    Appleland, USA
  5. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    I know you may not be looking for this type of answer, or maybe you already have one... But I'd recommend a good camera application. Perhaps something like Camera+. The only reason why I'm recommending this is because you're traveling, and that's a great opportunity to snap up some fantastic pictures. The application is one of the best, if not the best at it's editing features.
  6. unknown00 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    hmm i don't have a 4 so i don't think a camera app will matter, when the new iphone comes out i'm going to get that so hopefully the camera will be better
  7. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Hmm...The Weather Channel/Weatherbug are my fav weather apps although there are several hundred different weather apps in the store. As some previous posters said, most airlines, and even some hotel chains, have their own apps so you should download whichever one you are most likely to frequent on your travels. I'm partial to the Orbitz app since I use that a lot for booking hotels/flights, etc. There is also a USA Today app (can't remember the exact name of it) but it functioned as your personal travel "assistant" and would keep you updated on flight delays and such. All these are free apps so you can try them out and see if they work for you.
  8. YaBoiD macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2011
    FlightTrack app is good for tracking flights.
  9. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    If you are in London, 'London Tube Deluxe' is awesome for the tube!
  10. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    I find our amex private corporate travel office is worth their weight in gold. If i didnt have them i might look at a gold card with travel services. If you travel a lot you really need someone in the travel industry on your side to deal with problems. There just isnt an app anywhere that can do what a travel office can do.

    Hipmunk was cute, tried it. But logging into the airlines actual airline sites with accounts with them is much more flexible. Usually quicker in updating changed gates or flights too, i always hit those up looking for gate changes between flights.

    Prefer tomtom gps for nav in places i don't know. Have more than one loaded though, navfree isn't a bad backup to have.

    Check into wifi finder and free wifi apps to find hotspots.
  11. TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    For freebies, TripTracker, TripIt, and TripCase all work well for me (probably in order of preference). Great way to keep track of flights and hotels.
  12. countrydweller macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2009
    Kayak is a good travel app, they have a kayak pro for 0.99(I think), that does more I suppose. Kayak works good enough for me.
  13. iKingsley86 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2011
  14. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    For me:

    - TripIt
    - FlightTrack Pro
    - Hipmunk
    - Yelp
    - Navigon
  15. macster84, May 27, 2011
    Last edited: May 29, 2011

    macster84 macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2009
    Here are some travel tracking apps:

    If you would like to keep track of what states you've traveled to:
    USA Travel Log • States Visited

    If you would like to keep track of what countries you've traveled to:
    Countries Visited • World Travel Log

    More apps are available for keeping track of provinces, regions, and states in other countries (Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia).

    If you would like to keep track of your baggage:
    All My Baggage • Airport/Train Station Travel Checklist
    All My Baggage+ • Airport/Train Station Travel Checklist
    The free version has ads; please click on them while you are waiting for your flight! (If you don't like ads, there is the plus version).

    And yes, I'm the developer so of course I believe these are "must have" apps for travel! :D Hopefully they will be useful for you.
  16. markomaksimovic macrumors newbie


    May 17, 2011
  17. mwqsnasir macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
  18. ViralGame macrumors newbie


    Apr 9, 2014
    some game to kill time when you in the bus, train, or your own car.

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