From finding healthy meals in your terminal to catching a connecting flight, navigating an airport is tricky (and frustrating) business, especially when there are time constraints. But with your smart phone and some super helpful apps handy, you can work your way through any terminal like you’ve been there a million times before. Not to mention know all of your flight details down to last minute delays and security line waits. Navigating the airport just got a whole lot easier.
Here are the best airport apps Travelle recommends to help you navigate airports, track flights, and store itinerary:
With airport maps and real time flight status updates, GateGuru is a jet setting girl’s best friend. Just upload your itinerary and receive customized details for weather, flight stats and airport amenities like spas, salons and restaurants. Use it to keep track of your arrival and departure info and to find tips on how to navigate the new airport you landed in. It even provides estimated TSA security wait times so you’ll know what to expect or avoid before you get there!
Price: Free. iPhone
When you’re all about getting things done fast and efficiently, security lines are kind of a bummer. But with MiFlight you can plan around security line wait times so not a second gets wasted standing around on a never ending line. The app covers over 50 airports and gets its information from fellow travelers who submit and share their real time experiences while waiting to get through security.
If you’re flying for work, WorldMate is like having a personal travel assistant in your pocket. It organizes your entire itinerary from flight arraignments to hotel bookings, lets you check in for your flight from the app and will alert you if there are any changes or delays at the airport. Connect it to your LinkedIn account to get notified when any of your connections are nearby so you can catch up with a familiar face while you wait to board.
Want something more comprehensive? iFly Pro covers over 700 commercial airlines worldwide, making it the most extensive airport app out there. With airport amenity and service guides, GPS terminal maps, flight stats and airline information, this app covers everything you need to know about an airport from where to get a facial to the best WiFi spots. It even comes with great tips for carry-on and security rules, traveling with pets and checking bags.