I am a fan of the iPhone app FlightTrack Pro and TripIt. I seem to have seasons of busy travel and these apps help keep all my travel plans centrally located. TripIt is free, if you don’t mind ads, but FlightTrack Pro is $10 (their is a $5 version…but go big or go home!).
TripIt takes your trip details (confirmations from hotels, airlines, etc) and creates a helpful itinerary right on my iPhone (or Android). It will sync with your calendar app and online at tripit.com. After you have registered an email address with TripIt you can simply forward any of your confirmation emails from that address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need TripIt for FlightTrack Pro to work but FlightTrack Pro will seamlessly use all your Tripit data…COOL!
FlightTrack Pro allows you to see flight details on zoomable maps and get real-time departure info, delays, and gate numbers. This app has been super helpful when I am traveling to a youth ministry conference, flying out to speak at a retreat or events, or taking teams on a mission trip.
A Few Highlights:
- Sync’s with TripIt and phone’s calendar
- Share flight status by email, Facebook or Twitter (parent win!)
- Offline mode for use in airplanes – maps still work!
- Airtime, aircraft, and speed & altitude (Nerdy Flight Stats)
- Real-time status for gates, delays and cancellations
If flying is your things you might want to check out FlightBoard too, it helps when monitor connections, delays, and arrivals ($4).
How is this app free? Well, I went to Starbucks today and saw that the $10 FlightTrack Pro app was their free app of the week. That means you need to get to a Starbucks before Tuesday July 9th and grab a “Pick of the Week” card. If you do not have a Starbucks near you post a comment asking for a code…I grabbed a dozen to share.
All the codes are gone. Thanks for reading, and keep an eye out for more give-a-ways!