August 4, 2011, 2:30 pm
Five (And Then Some) Tech Tips for Travel
4. Use Kayak and FlightAware. I should also mention my two other favorite travel apps.
Kayak (free for iPhone and Android) offers a beautiful, fast app for searching flights—all airlines. It doesn’t sell tickets, just helps you find out what flights are available. I love the Time filter: you can drag a slider to narrow down the hours of takeoff or landing that you’d consider.
FlightAware.com tracks a flight’s progress. (Similar: The Flightwise app for iPhone or Android.) This isn’t necessarily a benefit to you, the traveler—but if you’re the one who’s supposed to pick up somebody at the airport, it’s a must. You’ll see exactly where that plane is (on a map), and exactly when it will be landing. …