Travel apps to book flights, buses and trains
Read about useful travel apps which can ease your travel problems by finding and booking hotels, flights and displays other useful information.
Imagine a situation when you have an important meeting which can raise your business to high level, but because of bad weather the flight is being delayed for three hours. Now you have to book another ticket, but with that you have to wait in the airport for three hours more. In that time you would be feeling bore but there are some free apps in which you can book flight tickets and hotels, you can also share your programmes and schedules with your friends, as well as you can search for discounts at any local restaurants. To know more about the apps read more.
Make My Trip (makemytrip.com)
Make my trip's travel management app allows you to do everything that a travel agent can do such as it can search and book flight tickets, you can cancel the ticket and can book another ticket in its place, you can track your refunds and you can know your schedule by its alerting system. You can also store your multiple passenger details on your gadget so that there won't be any need to type your details every time while booking a ticket.
The app uses your gadget's GPS system to find your travel destination, and you can also book hotels and restaurants. You can also share your programme schedules on Facebook and Twitter. You can download this app from Google Play Store, Apple's App Store and Blackberry's App World as well.
PROS- Through this app you can give tour payment through credit and debit cards and you can also give your payment through net banking.
CONS- Through this app you cannot international tickets. Also, there is no alternative for booking of train tickets.
When we break the name Tripalong we come up with the name trip along and it's true as, when you will log on to tripalong.in and register your key in your flight details. The app will synchronise you travel itinerary with those of your friends, who are also registered with tripalong , and will inform you if any of your friends are at the same place at same time. This app is free and can be used in all smartphones.
PROS- The app synchronises flight details irrespective of the website you have purchased your tickets from.
CONS- The app works smoothly only if you have access to high-speed internet.
Tripit is a free mobile organiser which can consolidate confirmations of your booking in hotels, airlines, car or taxi rentals and restaurants from your own email-id to your tripit email id. All you have to do is to forward the approval mail from the site that you used to reserve your flight/hotel or restaurants to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to upgrade you app to its pro version you have to pay Rs 2,714 ($49) a year.
PROS- If you upgrade to the pro version of the app, it will alert you when flights are declined.
CONS- If you are having the free version, then you have to be careful about the info that the app combines and shares with your peers/friends since you cannot undo it if you want to keep some features of your schedule a secret.