Best flight apps.

best flight apps

 

If you’re jetting off somewhere, don’t leave your tablet or smartphone behind. With loads of useful flight apps that are super-easy to use, you can take the fuss out of flying in an instant.

 

Book and track your flight, receive alerts about delays, bagsy the best seats, and enjoy some nifty extras - like getting a rundown of the best places to eat at the airport.

 

We’ve picked six free apps that are worth checking out before you check in. You’ll be app, app and away in no time.

 

EasyJet App

EasyJet app - iPhone, Android (free)

 

A simple, straightforward app where you can search and book your flight, check travel times, change your flights and save your passport details to make future bookings even quicker.

 

You can also check-in and download mobile boarding passes, so you don’t need to print them out. And if you’ve made a last-minute decision to wax down your surfboard, you can add extra luggage from the time you book right up to two hours before you fly.

 

British Airways App

British Airways app - iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows (free)

 

With BA’s flight app, you can customise the home screen to your next destination and enjoy one-tap access to everything you need, including flight details and a mobile boarding pass.

 

It’s really easy to book flights, and then you can buy upgrade offers, book seats in advance, add flights to your calendar or send them via email, and get up-to-date arrival and departure times.

 

TripIt App

Tripit app - iPhone, Android, (free)

 

TripIt is a nifty itinerary management tool. You can email your travel plans to a TripIt inbox, check on flight times, see the local weather and pick nearby restaurants. This is a great app if you love sharing stuff, because you can share your itinerary on Facebook or LinkedIn and get advice from fellow travellers on what to see and do.

  

Skyscanner App

Skyscanner - iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows (free)

 

Known as ‘the world’s best flight app’, Skyscanner searches millions of flights from hundreds of airlines around the world to find the right one for you at the cheapest price. You can filter results by price, cabin class, airline, and departure and arrival times. There’s also a chart that helps you compare prices across a whole week or month.

 

Downloaded by over 30 million people and available in 30 languages, this app is a must for a frequent flyer.

  

iFly Airport Guide App

iFly Airport Guide - iPhone, Android, (free)

 

It’s fair to say that your airport experience can make or break a trip, so take advantage of this free airport info app. You get essential information on more than 700 airports, including parking rates and locations, on-site banks and ATMs, plus your transport options once you reach your destination.

  

Flightrader App

Flightradar24 - iPhone, Android, (free)

 

With Flightradar24 you get all the essential flight info. At its most basic level, you can review real-time flight status info, including the route, speed, and altitude of individual flights. But the fun part comes with features like Cockpit View, which allows you to see your flight through the eyes of a pilot

 

Plus, point and click your camera at planes overhead and the Augmented Reality View will identify the aircraft. This app is great for aviator geeks.

 

With Flightradar24 you get all the essential flight info. At its most basic level, you can review real-time flight status info, including the route, speed, and altitude of individual flights. But the fun part comes with features like Cockpit View, which allows you to see your flight through the eyes of a pilot

  

Don’t forget, with Three’s Feel At Home you can use your phone abroad in specific destinations at no extra cost, so it’s good to know that you can still do all the things you need to when you’re homeward bound.

 

Just make sure roaming is switched off when you’re on board a ferry or plane, as Feel at Home won’t cover you in transit.