Best Free Travel Apps for Frequent Flyers

Before heading out on a trip, frequent fliers should add these free travel apps to track and earn more airline and hotel miles, track your flight, pick your seat, and check for delays.

Travel Apps for Reward Programs

Hotel Reward Programs

Download the apps for each of your reward programs. Many hotel reward programs have apps that allow you to view your reservations and help you keep track of your reward account and search for and book new stays. Start with:

Flight Reward Programs

Download the apps for each of your reward programs. Many airlines have apps, for example:

Track your Trip & Flight

TripIt, TripTracker and FlightView all  do a good job of tracking and organizing your trip itinerary and provide flight status updates.

TripIt

I use TripIt to track all of my reservations. I forward all of my trip itineraries to plans@tripit.com and the app automatically organizes my itinerary and flight information. TripIt is available on Android, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes).

TripTracker

The TripTracker – Live Flight Status app gives flight status reports and has weather reports, and airport, hotel and car rental information. Download TripTracker for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes).

FlightView

The FlightView app is accurate and easy to use. With this free flight tracking app, you can save flights and track them in real-time. It will even alert you on flight changes. It’s also helpful for finding gate assignments. Download TripTracker for Android, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes).

WorldMate

WorldMate builds your business travel itinerary and puts it on your phone. Your itinerary will update with any schedule changes and give real-time flight alerts. Download TripTracker for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes).

Frequent Flier Mile Tracker

MileBlaster tracks your reward programs and alerts you if miles are about to expire. Download for Android,  iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (iTunes).

Award Wallet  keeps track of the loyalty programs you participate in, such as your frequent flyer miles, hotel and credit card points. Download for Android, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (iTunes).

Use Rewards or Pay Cash?

Award Wallet can track and monitor your reward programs and alert you if any are expiring (like MileBlaster above), but it can also help you figure out whether to redeem miles or pay for a ticket. It compare paid vs miles options for airfare and hotel stays.

Miscellaneous Free Travel Apps

FlyerTalk Mobile

Ask questions and seek help from the popular FlyerTalk frequent flier community. Join the frequent flyer mile discussions while you’re on the road. Download for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes)

Seat Guru

Seat Guru helps you make smart seat selections and learn about in-flight amenities. You can view a seat map for your flight and read comments on the seat options, like limited recline, reduced legroom, and misaligned windows. Download for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes).

GateGuru

GateGuru provides terminal and gate arrival and departure information, security wait times and airport food and amenities. You can import your TripIt or Kayak itineraries. It is available for Android, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch ( iTunes).

My TSA

My TSA gives you 24/7 access to information that passengers frequently request from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). find out if an item is allowed in your carry-on or checked baggage, information on ID requirements and liquids rules, tips for packing and dressing to speed through security, and real-time operating status for U.S. airports from the Federal Aviation Administration. Download for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iTunes).

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