Best apps for: making the airport and onboard experience more comfortable

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  • IanFromHKG

    An opportunity for us to share information about apps that can make flying just a little more tolerable. Here are my favourites (I have no affiliation other than as a user):

    AIRPORT LOUNGES: Loungebuddy must be one of my favourite travel apps of all time. Use your phone’s inbuilt location to identify lounges at the airport you are in/near, or better still load your travel plans (and FF memberships, lounge memberships, credit cards with lounge access privileges etc) into it – which you can do by synchronising with Concur or TripIt – and it will not only give you information about the lounges in the airport but also which ones you can access, how, and on which terms. It also contains user-generated reviews and photographs

    AIRPORT LOUNGES 2: PriorityPass – as a PP member (through one of my credit cards) this is an easy way to see which lounges I can access. Not as good as loungebuddy

    INFLIGHT: SeatGuru – not as good as the website, but if you are at the airport and are told there has been an airframe change you can quickly see what the new layout is and whether you are (likely to be) happy with your new seat allocation

    Do other members have recommendations?


    I have these built in other applications, namely Tripit and, for the lounge, Revolut.


    I use (paid gold sub) which gives masses of info, weather, delays etc.
    I also use which tells me how many seats are available. Which seats are free and calculates fares. It’s my first port of call before booking any flight.

    For train travel I use SBB (Swiss rail) and DB Navigator (German and European).

    Publication wise I have the BT and FT Apps and finally, to while away the time I play Two Dots, Solitaire and Sudoku.

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