What to look for in these apps
When it comes to applications that are designed to have up-to-date information, it is important that they have a good notification system. That is to say, that they are updated in the background and you can have notifications at the right moment when there is a change of door or when you are simply suffering a delay in the flight. In this way you will always be informed of all these changes.
In addition to the notification system, the design offered is vital. In the end, it is an application that seeks to have all the information organized in the best possible way. This is achieved with a clean and especially spaced design that gives it plenty of air. This means that all the data does not accumulate visually, being finally really uncomfortable.
Check the most important details of your flight
On many occasions, a plane can change its boarding gate or suffer a delay in the blink of an eye. All this data can be consulted on the different screens, but also in applications like the ones shown below.
If you are going to make the trip at a Spanish airport, the AENA application will be your great ally. This is the company that manages all the airports in the territory, although it also manages other air facilities in different countries outside of Spain. As soon as you enter the lower part, you can find a section dedicated to the trips to be made. There are options to introduce the boarding pass through a photograph if you have them physically.
But you can also upload an image where the QR code is displayed. Once this code has been read, all the trip data will be recorded. This includes the origin and destination as well as the boarding and departure time. All updates will arrive automatically through a notification system. Here you can check the boarding gate and its possible changes, as well as the start of boarding or the last hour. If you do not know exactly where each of the locations such as the boarding gates is, a map with all these locations is also included.
CheckMyTrip – Travel Itinerary
It groups all your travel information on one main screen, making it ideal for frequent and business travelers. It is free and easy to use as you will find planning tools and functions to get to the boarding gate with maximum security. Information on all the reservations that can be added through different channels will be displayed, the maximum being the sending of the reservation confirmation email.
Keep in mind that we are not talking about a travel agency. It is aimed at having real data on the status of the flights such as the boarding gate and there is also some kind of delay or even cancellation of the trip that you are about to make.
Flighty – Tracking Flights
This is one of the best applications that can be found visually. Although it is only available in English, it offers information in a clear way. As soon as you enter your reservation or flight number, both the origin and the destination will also be displayed on a map at the top so that you can be clear about the displacement between the two points. In addition to this, you will see information about the time of landing or take-off as well as the boarding gate. All this data will be updated automatically and you will be informed at all times by the notification system.
In addition to the basic information that we have discussed, you can enter other information such as the seat or photographs of all your boarding passes or luggage stubs. If you are a fan of aviation, you will find information about the plane you are going to get on, such as the registration number, the year of the first flight and also the maximum speed reached. This is also added to a history with all the flights that have been made before yours. This is information that does not contribute much but that can be useful if you are a curious person.
One of the most characteristic elements of airports is undoubtedly the screens. This shows all the information on arrivals and departures with the specific time as well as the boarding time. In addition, the boarding gate is updated in real time. These screens are normally nourished by the information provided by the companies themselves and you can have all this on your own iPhone with this application.
It obtains information from more than 16,000 airports and 1,400 airlines around the world. You can check the flight status in real time with updates every minute. You will be able to choose the airport that interests you the most to view all the data of the different flights that go to and from an airport. But you can also restrict the results by entering different data such as the origin and destination of the plane you are trying to track.
Store all your travel information
Beyond the applications that only show data related to flights, you can also find this function integrated with many others. Specifically those related to the purchase of tickets and also with the saving of itineraries of your trips, with hotel reservations or organized trips.
Trip planner that allows you to share your itinerary with your family and friends as well as receive flight alerts and store documents. The second is what we must focus on, since normally when a flight is going to be carried out it is accompanied by a large number of activities. The application allows you to organize all the necessary information about hotels, trains and also restaurants.
In the case of your flight updates, you can get push notifications with really interesting data. In this sense, you will receive information regarding the boarding gate, changes in hours, delays or possible last minute cancellations. In this way, with a single application, you will be able to have all the information gathered in a comfortable way as well as all the notifications that are relevant.
Triplt: Travel Planner
When you are going to make a trip there are many reservations that must be made. Flights, hotels, rental cars or tourist trips. All the data in these reservations can usually lead to significant document chaos. But with the Triplt application you can have all this data fully organized and synchronized with all your devices, including the boarding passes of the flights you have, which is what may be of most interest.
In the case of flights, you can have real-time notifications of changes in the status of the plane. This is something that is limited to the Pro version of the application but it can certainly benefit you. In addition to notifications in real time, it is also possible to monitor the compensation of flights for delays and cancellations and also have a map of the entire airport.
App in the Air
Application that allows you to keep track of all your itineraries, boarding passes and also to manage airline miles. You can get updates about changes in flight status and when to check-in so that you always have it in view. Among these data you can find the status of boarding or also of the last call with a record of all the hours.
In this way you will be able to know the exact delay that a flight may take considering a future claim to the company. Manage your time at the airport itself, having exact data on restaurants or bars where you can rest. You will also have information about the process to connect to the different WiFi points at the airport. It must be borne in mind that this is a practically worldwide application since it connects to the databases of the main airlines, and also of the most important airports.
What applications do we recommend?
There are many options that can be found in the App Store to have information on all flights. We must recommend two of these. The first one is Flighty Because of the design it has, it is quite interesting because of how clean it is. In addition, many important data are integrated to be able to have information about the boarding gate and the different events that are related.
Second, we must highlight App in the Air who enjoys different awards in relation to his functions. Aesthetically, it shows in a very graphic way everything you need from your flight, but it also includes functions related to the purchase of tickets as well as other reservations that can be made.