5 Must-Have Plane Travel Apps For Your Android Phone
Whether you are a frequent business traveler or planning a trip for a family reunion on Thanksgiving – these smart apps are here to make your journey more organized, predictable and stress-free.
You might think that after booking your flight your worries are over. But actually the fun has just begun and after an often grueling check in process you could possibly find yourself stuck in a seat with minimal legroom and maximum toilet proximity for the next blissful ten hours.
Been there? Then Seat Guru will save your life. The app, developed by TripAdvisor, is a must-have, especially for long-haul fliers. The app will tell you all there is to know about seating options on your flight from snatching some extra leg room to seat pitch.
Another helpful member of TripAdvisor family is GateGuru. The app takes the stress out of airport navigation and gives you updates on flight status, check-in information and even estimated waiting time at the customs. If you are looking for a quick bite, crowdsourced reviews offer a great guide to the best eateries around. You can also get tips on best Wi-Fi signal in the area, amenities closest to your gate and which security lanes usually move faster.
If you have a longish layover or are stuck at the airport for some other reason, finding a nice quiet place to crash can make all the difference. That’s where Loungebuddy comes in. The app crowdsources lounge reviews with users even having the option of uploading pictures to help you decide whether you and this particular lounge are a good match.
If you are a light sleeper (and who isn’t on a plane), White Noise can help you find the much-needed relaxation and, if you are lucky, even fall asleep.
The free version of the app hosts 10 “sleeping sounds” (rain, fan, waves, wind, etc.). and allows you to create playlists, listen to mixes and download additional sounds. So if you are looking forward to catching some Zs on your flight, just put on your headset and dream away. And don’t worry – the app comes with a built-in alarm clock and timer to make sure you are back to your senses in time for breakfast!
Despite all our complaining about tiring long flights, they do offer a great opportunity to catch up on your reading or simply give due attention to interesting content that you don’t have the time for on land.
Pocket is an offline reader app, that allows you to save chosen links, so that you can return to them even if you are offline. Simply save links to interesting articles, new stories, blog posts and even videos to Pocket and settle in for some nice reading time during your flight.
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