T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010
With the most comprehensive flight database, eSkyGuide from
T+L’s parent company, American Express, gives you the full schedule for all
flights along a particular route, including ones that are sold out (so you can
try for standby). It also identifies the airport nearest to tourist
destinations or addresses and offers up-to-the-minute status reports on delays
and weather, along with contact information for airlines.
Runs On: iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch.
FlightTrack Pro gives you a flight’s departure time, current
speed, altitude, location, and odds for an on-time arrival. Most important, you
can share flight information with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, or
e-mail, which is useful if someone’s coming to pick you up at the airport. Just
enter an airline and flight number, choose by route, or simply sync the service
with your TripIt itineraries (see above), and Flight Track will send you the
latest updates, including gate status and delays.
Cost: $4.99; $9.99 for the Pro version, which adds more real-time
Runs On: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch.
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