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Top 5 Apps for Frequent Fliers

By Ripleydaniels @mikesobol

While modern technology has helped bring people together and stay connected regardless of location, there are still many reasons people actually need to leave the house. Take business traveling for example. While the Internet and rise of mobile devices has made doing business with those in far-flung locales a fairly painless process, many intrepid businessmen and women still find themselves hopping on that plane. Yes, there are quite a few frequent fliers out there, some of whom spend just about as much time traveling as they do in at home.

This is where mobile apps can come in handy. Because while frequent fliers likely know how to navigate an airport or two, anything to help facilitate the process will surely be welcome. So here are some of the best apps for frequent fliers currently on the market.

Seat Guru

Booking a flight is often a bit of a gamble as far as seating is concerned, as most people don’t have a photographic layout of the seating arrangements of different-model airplanes in their head. This app provides that layout in the form of detailed seat maps for over 700 different types of aircraft. All airplanes on offer from the major carriers are covered here, and the color-coding makes choosing comfy seats a breeze. The app also offers flight alerts in real time.

Gate Guru

Even the most frequent of fliers will often find themselves in a new airport. Gate Guru picks up where Seat Guru leaves off and provides detailed layouts and maps of air terminals worldwide. But the best part about this app is that it offers tips and advice on the best restaurants and shops within a particular terminal. Want to find some decent pasta and a birthday gift before boarding the plane? Gate Guru can quickly point travelers in the right direction.


This is a solid flight tracker that no true frequent traveler should be without. In fact, those who install it never have to worry about missing a flight again. Flight+ offers real-time tracking of every commercial flight throughout the world and even provides up-to-the-second info regarding gate changes, delays, cancellations, arrivals and departures. Like Gate Guru, it even has detailed seating charts of commercial aircraft.

Trip Advisor

Another must-have app for those who spend an exorbitant amount of time catching flights and booking hotels. Trip Advisor’s major advantage is not just the hotel and flight listings, but the mass amounts of practical advice and reviews compiled by over 75 million users. It even offers restaurant guides for those looking for a bite once they touch down in that strange city.


Billing itself as “the world’s largest taxi app,” Hailo offers service in most major cities in the world. All users who have this app need to do in order to book a cab is to push a button and the reservation is made. Users can pay for their ride via the app as well, and a receipt is emailed to the user instantly.

These apps represent some of the best options for frequent fliers right now. And while there are certainly new and interesting travel-based apps looming on the horizon, these options should be of use to the frequent traveler for the foreseeable future.

Jeremy Kingsley is a professional blogger that shares information on traveling and vacation destinations. He writes for Travels With Soha, the best place to get Australian Open Tennis Tickets.

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