Air travel may be a never-ending hassle for most travelers. But thanks to a few new travel apps on the market, the planning process may be getting a little bit easier.
The Web site FareCompare just released its first mobile application for iPhone.
The When-to-Fly Airfare Alerts tracks the real-time price of routes from your home airport, and alerts when the fare drops … up to six times a day.
Another new one on the market is Flightboard, which actually turns your screen into an arrival and departures board. This one costs $3.99, but it updates every five minutes and covers more than 4,000 airports worldwide.
It’s made by the same guys who created the FlightTrack app, which allows users to track flights in real-time, with information on departure times, gate numbers and delays.
And then there’s the service from TripIt, which has been a favorite tool for frequent fliers for a few years now. Just forward all your itineraries to one email address, and the app will compile it in one place that you can access whether you’re on or offline.
After all, the point of these apps is to make travel planning easier—and with technology, you can do that without having to spend a lot.
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