When it comes to arrival times, the likelihood of being late, airspeeds and other random flight data, flight tracking fiends can turn to the following apps to keep a close eye on specific flights and make booking decisions based on flight-tracking data from the past.
As the name implies, The Flight Tracker not only displays departure and arrival times, but also informs travelers of departure terminals, seat maps for specific flights and any changes or cancellations. The offline app also works when you’re flying in case your seatback flight tracker is defunct.
For detailed, real-time information about your flight, download FlightAware or visit the website, which can clue you in to where your flight is coming from, the weather conditions in the original location that may affect air travel and other flight details. You can even sign up to receive mobile notifications regarding changes to your flight, including airport gate changes.
If you’re not interested in the bells and whistles that come with the above apps, FlightBoard is about as simple as you can get. The app shows arrivals and departures of more than 1,400 airlines in 16,000 airports in a classic design based on the flight board in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.
Located on a flat corner in Barcelona’s Poble Nou neighborhood, a site for many a tech startup or already established tech giant (like HP Enterprise and Booking.com), Sopa serves as a perfect lunch spot during the workday. The cafeteria-style eatery lets you fill up on vegetarian and vegan dishes and either dine in, take the food outside to the patio dining area or take it back to the office for a lunchtime meeting.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …