Best Travel Hacks (Second Edition)
In the first edition, we listed some great travel tips to consider if you're planning a trip and focused on tips before you book your trip. Now you're booked - here's what to do next.
Tripcase is one of our favorite travel apps. It's like the Symplyfly of travel apps for when you've actually booked your trip.
manages your itineraries
lists all the pertinent information
shows you a countdown of days before you leave
notifies you when your flight time has changed and/or if your gate has been moved.
Once your trip is booked, you can share itineraries with anyone
And that's just the free subscription. The upgraded version allows you to save receipts and documents which is great for filing business expenses.
Other than going through security and waiting for a flight, not always having the option to select your seat without paying a fee is a huge annoyance for travelers. Seatguru helps you find the best seat placement as they're the expert in airplane seat maps. Yes, that's a real thing. Simply type in your airline and flight # and click the "Find Seat" button. If you don't know those details, be prepared to enter the airline, departure and arrival city along with departure date for the site to provide you with a seating map.
It's no surprise that Google has taken the travel field by storm. Their travel portfolio includes some of the best travel resources, including but not limited to, Google Flights, Matrix, and now Google Trips. Simply download the app which is and tell it your destination. It prompts you to download an offline map and lists suggestions that range from transportation, activities, attractions and restaurants based on your destination. It's the perfect trip itinerary manager that "will organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offer editorial guides to more than 200 cities, and make personalized recommendations based on your Google history".