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10 Smartphone Uses for the Tech Savvy Traveler

10- Smartphone Uses for the PLANE MODE Tech Savvy Traveler The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released some astonishing data that showed the top 15 U.S. Air Carriers in January 2012 serviced From start to finish, vacations can be strenuous and demanding, especially when traveling with 54.754,000 travelers, who flew 1,131 miles on average. loved ones. The February 2012 BTS data showed a slight decline in passengers at only 46,300,697 for all 15 carriers. The report also showed what times were best for on-time arrivals in major U.S. airports. 9 If your arrival flight is scheduled between the hours of: However, if your flight is between: On Time! Late! 6:00 AM - 8:59 AM You have a 90% 4:59 PM - 5:59 AM You have less thana probability that your flight will be on time. 1203 85% probability that your flight will be on time, especially between: 8:00 PM and 8:59 PM When the on-time rate dips as low as 82%, 120) If you are flying to your destination, there are many things to consider before you book your travel to keep your vacation going along as planned. In this infographic, you will learn how to prepare yourself for the long road ahead, so-to-speak. FLIGHT A234 From October - December 2011: O 135,000 U.S. passengers were denied boarding due to oversold planes. In February 2012 in the U.S. there were: [20] O 111,000 baggage mishandlings. 4 injured or killed animals. 419 various complaints. 2012 PLANNING Ahead XXXXXX X Remember to stay connected and prepare yourself for the trip by downloading a few apps to your mobile device that will minimize the pain of traveling. JAN O Record your travel dates in your phone's calendar and plan your preparation time accordingly. Organize your travel plans O Program street addresses ahead of time in your smartphone for landmarks and locations you want to see during your travels, this way no matter where you are you will be prepared. Check Weather O Check your destination's weather: • For the best time to travel. • And for packing clothes, shoes, and other weather accessories. Fuel Cost Estimator Apps O If you are traveling by car, download a fuel cost estimator app. This will assist in calculating your car's gas mileage to determine if driving is a cost advantageous means of transport. (The national average gallon of gas hovers above $4.30 a gallon.) O Save routes to and from your hotel (or wherever you may be staying abroad or near) and desired destinations on an app that provides maps and directions. Maps Other Relevant Apps O Sign up for travel notifications, research the crime rate, local ethnicities, cultural customs, political climate, and even local laws. FEA MAY .JIN PACKING for your Trip Take note of what you take O Listing the contents bag-by-bag makes packing easier -Inventory lists also help with mishandled baggage claims. O Update addresses on your baggage tags, LUGGAGE INVENTORY Notify Family and Friends O Airline or other travel Itinerary. O Destination address and phone number, APP TIPS: O uPackingList - Google Play Evernote - Windows/Mac, and iPhone (91 O Packing Pro - iPhone 14) PLANE MODE Grab a few Google Play, iPhone, iPad O Note Everything - Google Play 19) apps for packing: TRAVEL Assistance Travel Day(s): Ticketing & Check-ins O Getting Around Locally: O Hailing Cabs O Car Service O Rental Car O Accommodations: Information, Reservations, Reviews, Amenities. Of those 15, the carriers with the most The top 15 airlines serviced 46 million U.S. flights in February 2012. tardy flights were: 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% FRONTIER SOUTHWEST, DELTA, SOUTHWEST 63% UNITED, AND AMERICAN AIRLINES. EXPRESSJET UNITED 37% US AIR, EXPRESSJET, JETBLUE, SKYWEST, AIRTRAN, AMERICAN EAGLE, ALASKA, FRONTIER, HAWAHAN, MESA, AND VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINES APP TIPS: Find tickets, flights in the air, or cars on the ground! P O Taxi Magic – Google Play and iPhone O Hipmunk - Google Play and iPhone O Flightview – Google Play and iPhone The on-time rating for each airport are as follows: 92% - 90% 88% 87% - 86% Balt/Wash: Thurgood Marshall Charlotte: Douglas Chicago: Midway Philadelphia: International Washington: Reagan National Miami: International Minneapolis-St. Paul: International New York: LaGuardia Las Vegas: McCarran International Washington: Dulles Portland: International Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Seattle-Tacoma: International San Diego: Lindbergh Field Orlando: International Dallas-Fort Worth: International Ft. Lauderdale: International 89% Los Angeles: International Phoenix: Sky Harbor International New York: JFK International Tampa: Tampa International Salt Lake City: International Boston: Logan International Detroit: Metro Wayne County 84% - 78% Chicago: 0'Hare Denver: International San Francisco: International Newark: Liberty International Houston: George Bush APP TIPS: PLANE MODE Download your airline's mobile O Choose your seat. O Verify the flight information. O Confirm your travel plans O Be Sure to check-in 24 Hours in advance. app to: CITY МАР LOCAL AREA Scouting Outing Маps Research destinations and things to do such as walking trails, hiking, famous local eateries, and the sort of transit needed to get there. Translation Find apps that help you converse with the locals. APP TIPS: Prevent yourself from getting lost in an O Wikitude 7 location scanner: To discover things around you, point camera and learn! – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Translate app 7 – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Maps Navigation 2) – Google Play * Tom Tom 13) U.S. & Canada – iPhone unfamiliar city. ON=THE-GO MONEY Managment O Currency Converter Currencies fluctuate daily – XE.com, Oanda. O Banking Many financial institutions have apps for specific services, check with yours. O Budgeting Set budgets for food and alerts for entertainment and personal services – Mint.com App/Quickbooks App. O Tipping for Service Keep tabs on your tips – know what is appropriate – Tipping Tips, Tip Calculator, Globe Tipping. APP TIPS: O Groupon for smartphones 9: Special offers to try new things at home or on vacation. Coupon Clipper - iPhone 40. Extended stays and seasonal moves. The Coupons App - Google Play : Gas prices, share with friends. Bargains on the go. CITY МАР TECH SAVVY Tourist Stufr Scrapbooking & Online Trip Video and Diaries Photo Galleries Electronic Scrap IT HD, Skrappy, My Trip Diary YouTube App. Instagram, Vimeo, Panoramio Tour Guides Frommers App. Lonely Planet App APP TIPS: O Instagram: iPhone and Google Play 14] – Popular app allows image filters. O Camera: iPhone 15| – Extended Features similar to a real camera. O Adobe Photoshop Express: Google Play 16 – Photo editing for the person on the go. Record memories with your smartphone. GETTING CONNECTED Taking your Technology on the Road Wi-Fi Finder Locate internet services. Using your Technology in Foreign Places Check location's connectivity for: Power connectivity- do you need adapters? Mobile Service, do your devices work? ENTERTAINMENT Download your favorite entertainment items in case of a long flight, layovers, or unexpected delays: Games Movies Music + EMERGENCY Information Where to go in an emergency? Locate local embassies, hospitals, and have the most accurate, up to date news outlets or alerts for the region/country. TRIP Reviews TOURS INFO Share your experiences with friends and fellow travelers. Write reviews of places: O Local O Tours O Accommodations O Transportation NOTE Complete these while the experience is still fresh in your mind using your smartphone or tablet. Traveling domestically or internationally can often mean unexpected delays due to the millions of travelers on the move everyday, weather conditions, and unexpected incidents. Preparing your devices with some very useful apps can keep you entertained, save you time, and enable you to make the most of a layover or a delay in your planned travel course. Remember to prepare early, check-in, and always bring your device charger! SOURCES [1] http://www.tripit.com/destinations/how-to-make-an-itinerary/ [2] http://traveltips.usatoday.com/cheap-air-tickets-19305.html [3] http://nixsolutions.com/blog/development/iphone/packing-list-app-to-do-iphone-ipad-travel/ [4. [12] http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/ [13] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s-canada/id326075661?mt=8 [14] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8 [15] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera+/id329670577?mt-8 [16] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile&hl-en [17] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-com-personal-finance/id300238550 [18] https://www.eebacanhelp.com/features.php 19] http://www.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#Customize Table [20] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2012/April/2012AprilATCR.pdf [21] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/packing-pro/id312266675?mt-8 [5] http://www.softxperience.mobi/146-1-Features.html [6] http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/aviation_polls/read.main/203585/ [7] http://mashable.com/2012/03/06/android-travel-apps/#5085310-Wikitude (8] http://www.cheapflights.com/travel-tips/checking-in/ [9] http://www.groupon.com/mobile [10] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-clipper-local-coupons/id355004332?mt-8 [11] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=thecouponsapp.coupon&hl-en ebookers.com book easier. travel happier 10- Smartphone Uses for the PLANE MODE Tech Savvy Traveler The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released some astonishing data that showed the top 15 U.S. Air Carriers in January 2012 serviced From start to finish, vacations can be strenuous and demanding, especially when traveling with 54.754,000 travelers, who flew 1,131 miles on average. loved ones. The February 2012 BTS data showed a slight decline in passengers at only 46,300,697 for all 15 carriers. The report also showed what times were best for on-time arrivals in major U.S. airports. 9 If your arrival flight is scheduled between the hours of: However, if your flight is between: On Time! Late! 6:00 AM - 8:59 AM You have a 90% 4:59 PM - 5:59 AM You have less thana probability that your flight will be on time. 1203 85% probability that your flight will be on time, especially between: 8:00 PM and 8:59 PM When the on-time rate dips as low as 82%, 120) If you are flying to your destination, there are many things to consider before you book your travel to keep your vacation going along as planned. In this infographic, you will learn how to prepare yourself for the long road ahead, so-to-speak. FLIGHT A234 From October - December 2011: O 135,000 U.S. passengers were denied boarding due to oversold planes. In February 2012 in the U.S. there were: [20] O 111,000 baggage mishandlings. 4 injured or killed animals. 419 various complaints. 2012 PLANNING Ahead XXXXXX X Remember to stay connected and prepare yourself for the trip by downloading a few apps to your mobile device that will minimize the pain of traveling. JAN O Record your travel dates in your phone's calendar and plan your preparation time accordingly. Organize your travel plans O Program street addresses ahead of time in your smartphone for landmarks and locations you want to see during your travels, this way no matter where you are you will be prepared. Check Weather O Check your destination's weather: • For the best time to travel. • And for packing clothes, shoes, and other weather accessories. Fuel Cost Estimator Apps O If you are traveling by car, download a fuel cost estimator app. This will assist in calculating your car's gas mileage to determine if driving is a cost advantageous means of transport. (The national average gallon of gas hovers above $4.30 a gallon.) O Save routes to and from your hotel (or wherever you may be staying abroad or near) and desired destinations on an app that provides maps and directions. Maps Other Relevant Apps O Sign up for travel notifications, research the crime rate, local ethnicities, cultural customs, political climate, and even local laws. FEA MAY .JIN PACKING for your Trip Take note of what you take O Listing the contents bag-by-bag makes packing easier -Inventory lists also help with mishandled baggage claims. O Update addresses on your baggage tags, LUGGAGE INVENTORY Notify Family and Friends O Airline or other travel Itinerary. O Destination address and phone number, APP TIPS: O uPackingList - Google Play Evernote - Windows/Mac, and iPhone (91 O Packing Pro - iPhone 14) PLANE MODE Grab a few Google Play, iPhone, iPad O Note Everything - Google Play 19) apps for packing: TRAVEL Assistance Travel Day(s): Ticketing & Check-ins O Getting Around Locally: O Hailing Cabs O Car Service O Rental Car O Accommodations: Information, Reservations, Reviews, Amenities. Of those 15, the carriers with the most The top 15 airlines serviced 46 million U.S. flights in February 2012. tardy flights were: 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% FRONTIER SOUTHWEST, DELTA, SOUTHWEST 63% UNITED, AND AMERICAN AIRLINES. EXPRESSJET UNITED 37% US AIR, EXPRESSJET, JETBLUE, SKYWEST, AIRTRAN, AMERICAN EAGLE, ALASKA, FRONTIER, HAWAHAN, MESA, AND VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINES APP TIPS: Find tickets, flights in the air, or cars on the ground! P O Taxi Magic – Google Play and iPhone O Hipmunk - Google Play and iPhone O Flightview – Google Play and iPhone The on-time rating for each airport are as follows: 92% - 90% 88% 87% - 86% Balt/Wash: Thurgood Marshall Charlotte: Douglas Chicago: Midway Philadelphia: International Washington: Reagan National Miami: International Minneapolis-St. Paul: International New York: LaGuardia Las Vegas: McCarran International Washington: Dulles Portland: International Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Seattle-Tacoma: International San Diego: Lindbergh Field Orlando: International Dallas-Fort Worth: International Ft. Lauderdale: International 89% Los Angeles: International Phoenix: Sky Harbor International New York: JFK International Tampa: Tampa International Salt Lake City: International Boston: Logan International Detroit: Metro Wayne County 84% - 78% Chicago: 0'Hare Denver: International San Francisco: International Newark: Liberty International Houston: George Bush APP TIPS: PLANE MODE Download your airline's mobile O Choose your seat. O Verify the flight information. O Confirm your travel plans O Be Sure to check-in 24 Hours in advance. app to: CITY МАР LOCAL AREA Scouting Outing Маps Research destinations and things to do such as walking trails, hiking, famous local eateries, and the sort of transit needed to get there. Translation Find apps that help you converse with the locals. APP TIPS: Prevent yourself from getting lost in an O Wikitude 7 location scanner: To discover things around you, point camera and learn! – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Translate app 7 – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Maps Navigation 2) – Google Play * Tom Tom 13) U.S. & Canada – iPhone unfamiliar city. ON=THE-GO MONEY Managment O Currency Converter Currencies fluctuate daily – XE.com, Oanda. O Banking Many financial institutions have apps for specific services, check with yours. O Budgeting Set budgets for food and alerts for entertainment and personal services – Mint.com App/Quickbooks App. O Tipping for Service Keep tabs on your tips – know what is appropriate – Tipping Tips, Tip Calculator, Globe Tipping. APP TIPS: O Groupon for smartphones 9: Special offers to try new things at home or on vacation. Coupon Clipper - iPhone 40. Extended stays and seasonal moves. The Coupons App - Google Play : Gas prices, share with friends. Bargains on the go. CITY МАР TECH SAVVY Tourist Stufr Scrapbooking & Online Trip Video and Diaries Photo Galleries Electronic Scrap IT HD, Skrappy, My Trip Diary YouTube App. Instagram, Vimeo, Panoramio Tour Guides Frommers App. Lonely Planet App APP TIPS: O Instagram: iPhone and Google Play 14] – Popular app allows image filters. O Camera: iPhone 15| – Extended Features similar to a real camera. O Adobe Photoshop Express: Google Play 16 – Photo editing for the person on the go. Record memories with your smartphone. GETTING CONNECTED Taking your Technology on the Road Wi-Fi Finder Locate internet services. Using your Technology in Foreign Places Check location's connectivity for: Power connectivity- do you need adapters? Mobile Service, do your devices work? ENTERTAINMENT Download your favorite entertainment items in case of a long flight, layovers, or unexpected delays: Games Movies Music + EMERGENCY Information Where to go in an emergency? Locate local embassies, hospitals, and have the most accurate, up to date news outlets or alerts for the region/country. TRIP Reviews TOURS INFO Share your experiences with friends and fellow travelers. Write reviews of places: O Local O Tours O Accommodations O Transportation NOTE Complete these while the experience is still fresh in your mind using your smartphone or tablet. Traveling domestically or internationally can often mean unexpected delays due to the millions of travelers on the move everyday, weather conditions, and unexpected incidents. Preparing your devices with some very useful apps can keep you entertained, save you time, and enable you to make the most of a layover or a delay in your planned travel course. Remember to prepare early, check-in, and always bring your device charger! SOURCES [1] http://www.tripit.com/destinations/how-to-make-an-itinerary/ [2] http://traveltips.usatoday.com/cheap-air-tickets-19305.html [3] http://nixsolutions.com/blog/development/iphone/packing-list-app-to-do-iphone-ipad-travel/ [4. [12] http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/ [13] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s-canada/id326075661?mt=8 [14] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8 [15] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera+/id329670577?mt-8 [16] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile&hl-en [17] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-com-personal-finance/id300238550 [18] https://www.eebacanhelp.com/features.php 19] http://www.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#Customize Table [20] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2012/April/2012AprilATCR.pdf [21] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/packing-pro/id312266675?mt-8 [5] http://www.softxperience.mobi/146-1-Features.html [6] http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/aviation_polls/read.main/203585/ [7] http://mashable.com/2012/03/06/android-travel-apps/#5085310-Wikitude (8] http://www.cheapflights.com/travel-tips/checking-in/ [9] http://www.groupon.com/mobile [10] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-clipper-local-coupons/id355004332?mt-8 [11] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=thecouponsapp.coupon&hl-en ebookers.com book easier. travel happier 10- Smartphone Uses for the PLANE MODE Tech Savvy Traveler The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released some astonishing data that showed the top 15 U.S. Air Carriers in January 2012 serviced From start to finish, vacations can be strenuous and demanding, especially when traveling with 54.754,000 travelers, who flew 1,131 miles on average. loved ones. The February 2012 BTS data showed a slight decline in passengers at only 46,300,697 for all 15 carriers. The report also showed what times were best for on-time arrivals in major U.S. airports. 9 If your arrival flight is scheduled between the hours of: However, if your flight is between: On Time! Late! 6:00 AM - 8:59 AM You have a 90% 4:59 PM - 5:59 AM You have less thana probability that your flight will be on time. 1203 85% probability that your flight will be on time, especially between: 8:00 PM and 8:59 PM When the on-time rate dips as low as 82%, 120) If you are flying to your destination, there are many things to consider before you book your travel to keep your vacation going along as planned. In this infographic, you will learn how to prepare yourself for the long road ahead, so-to-speak. FLIGHT A234 From October - December 2011: O 135,000 U.S. passengers were denied boarding due to oversold planes. In February 2012 in the U.S. there were: [20] O 111,000 baggage mishandlings. 4 injured or killed animals. 419 various complaints. 2012 PLANNING Ahead XXXXXX X Remember to stay connected and prepare yourself for the trip by downloading a few apps to your mobile device that will minimize the pain of traveling. JAN O Record your travel dates in your phone's calendar and plan your preparation time accordingly. Organize your travel plans O Program street addresses ahead of time in your smartphone for landmarks and locations you want to see during your travels, this way no matter where you are you will be prepared. Check Weather O Check your destination's weather: • For the best time to travel. • And for packing clothes, shoes, and other weather accessories. Fuel Cost Estimator Apps O If you are traveling by car, download a fuel cost estimator app. This will assist in calculating your car's gas mileage to determine if driving is a cost advantageous means of transport. (The national average gallon of gas hovers above $4.30 a gallon.) O Save routes to and from your hotel (or wherever you may be staying abroad or near) and desired destinations on an app that provides maps and directions. Maps Other Relevant Apps O Sign up for travel notifications, research the crime rate, local ethnicities, cultural customs, political climate, and even local laws. FEA MAY .JIN PACKING for your Trip Take note of what you take O Listing the contents bag-by-bag makes packing easier -Inventory lists also help with mishandled baggage claims. O Update addresses on your baggage tags, LUGGAGE INVENTORY Notify Family and Friends O Airline or other travel Itinerary. O Destination address and phone number, APP TIPS: O uPackingList - Google Play Evernote - Windows/Mac, and iPhone (91 O Packing Pro - iPhone 14) PLANE MODE Grab a few Google Play, iPhone, iPad O Note Everything - Google Play 19) apps for packing: TRAVEL Assistance Travel Day(s): Ticketing & Check-ins O Getting Around Locally: O Hailing Cabs O Car Service O Rental Car O Accommodations: Information, Reservations, Reviews, Amenities. Of those 15, the carriers with the most The top 15 airlines serviced 46 million U.S. flights in February 2012. tardy flights were: 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% FRONTIER SOUTHWEST, DELTA, SOUTHWEST 63% UNITED, AND AMERICAN AIRLINES. EXPRESSJET UNITED 37% US AIR, EXPRESSJET, JETBLUE, SKYWEST, AIRTRAN, AMERICAN EAGLE, ALASKA, FRONTIER, HAWAHAN, MESA, AND VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINES APP TIPS: Find tickets, flights in the air, or cars on the ground! P O Taxi Magic – Google Play and iPhone O Hipmunk - Google Play and iPhone O Flightview – Google Play and iPhone The on-time rating for each airport are as follows: 92% - 90% 88% 87% - 86% Balt/Wash: Thurgood Marshall Charlotte: Douglas Chicago: Midway Philadelphia: International Washington: Reagan National Miami: International Minneapolis-St. Paul: International New York: LaGuardia Las Vegas: McCarran International Washington: Dulles Portland: International Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Seattle-Tacoma: International San Diego: Lindbergh Field Orlando: International Dallas-Fort Worth: International Ft. Lauderdale: International 89% Los Angeles: International Phoenix: Sky Harbor International New York: JFK International Tampa: Tampa International Salt Lake City: International Boston: Logan International Detroit: Metro Wayne County 84% - 78% Chicago: 0'Hare Denver: International San Francisco: International Newark: Liberty International Houston: George Bush APP TIPS: PLANE MODE Download your airline's mobile O Choose your seat. O Verify the flight information. O Confirm your travel plans O Be Sure to check-in 24 Hours in advance. app to: CITY МАР LOCAL AREA Scouting Outing Маps Research destinations and things to do such as walking trails, hiking, famous local eateries, and the sort of transit needed to get there. Translation Find apps that help you converse with the locals. APP TIPS: Prevent yourself from getting lost in an O Wikitude 7 location scanner: To discover things around you, point camera and learn! – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Translate app 7 – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Maps Navigation 2) – Google Play * Tom Tom 13) U.S. & Canada – iPhone unfamiliar city. ON=THE-GO MONEY Managment O Currency Converter Currencies fluctuate daily – XE.com, Oanda. O Banking Many financial institutions have apps for specific services, check with yours. O Budgeting Set budgets for food and alerts for entertainment and personal services – Mint.com App/Quickbooks App. O Tipping for Service Keep tabs on your tips – know what is appropriate – Tipping Tips, Tip Calculator, Globe Tipping. APP TIPS: O Groupon for smartphones 9: Special offers to try new things at home or on vacation. Coupon Clipper - iPhone 40. Extended stays and seasonal moves. The Coupons App - Google Play : Gas prices, share with friends. Bargains on the go. CITY МАР TECH SAVVY Tourist Stufr Scrapbooking & Online Trip Video and Diaries Photo Galleries Electronic Scrap IT HD, Skrappy, My Trip Diary YouTube App. Instagram, Vimeo, Panoramio Tour Guides Frommers App. Lonely Planet App APP TIPS: O Instagram: iPhone and Google Play 14] – Popular app allows image filters. O Camera: iPhone 15| – Extended Features similar to a real camera. O Adobe Photoshop Express: Google Play 16 – Photo editing for the person on the go. Record memories with your smartphone. GETTING CONNECTED Taking your Technology on the Road Wi-Fi Finder Locate internet services. Using your Technology in Foreign Places Check location's connectivity for: Power connectivity- do you need adapters? Mobile Service, do your devices work? ENTERTAINMENT Download your favorite entertainment items in case of a long flight, layovers, or unexpected delays: Games Movies Music + EMERGENCY Information Where to go in an emergency? Locate local embassies, hospitals, and have the most accurate, up to date news outlets or alerts for the region/country. TRIP Reviews TOURS INFO Share your experiences with friends and fellow travelers. Write reviews of places: O Local O Tours O Accommodations O Transportation NOTE Complete these while the experience is still fresh in your mind using your smartphone or tablet. Traveling domestically or internationally can often mean unexpected delays due to the millions of travelers on the move everyday, weather conditions, and unexpected incidents. Preparing your devices with some very useful apps can keep you entertained, save you time, and enable you to make the most of a layover or a delay in your planned travel course. Remember to prepare early, check-in, and always bring your device charger! SOURCES [1] http://www.tripit.com/destinations/how-to-make-an-itinerary/ [2] http://traveltips.usatoday.com/cheap-air-tickets-19305.html [3] http://nixsolutions.com/blog/development/iphone/packing-list-app-to-do-iphone-ipad-travel/ [4. [12] http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/ [13] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s-canada/id326075661?mt=8 [14] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8 [15] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera+/id329670577?mt-8 [16] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile&hl-en [17] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-com-personal-finance/id300238550 [18] https://www.eebacanhelp.com/features.php 19] http://www.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#Customize Table [20] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2012/April/2012AprilATCR.pdf [21] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/packing-pro/id312266675?mt-8 [5] http://www.softxperience.mobi/146-1-Features.html [6] http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/aviation_polls/read.main/203585/ [7] http://mashable.com/2012/03/06/android-travel-apps/#5085310-Wikitude (8] http://www.cheapflights.com/travel-tips/checking-in/ [9] http://www.groupon.com/mobile [10] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-clipper-local-coupons/id355004332?mt-8 [11] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=thecouponsapp.coupon&hl-en ebookers.com book easier. travel happier 10- Smartphone Uses for the PLANE MODE Tech Savvy Traveler The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released some astonishing data that showed the top 15 U.S. Air Carriers in January 2012 serviced From start to finish, vacations can be strenuous and demanding, especially when traveling with 54.754,000 travelers, who flew 1,131 miles on average. loved ones. The February 2012 BTS data showed a slight decline in passengers at only 46,300,697 for all 15 carriers. The report also showed what times were best for on-time arrivals in major U.S. airports. 9 If your arrival flight is scheduled between the hours of: However, if your flight is between: On Time! Late! 6:00 AM - 8:59 AM You have a 90% 4:59 PM - 5:59 AM You have less thana probability that your flight will be on time. 1203 85% probability that your flight will be on time, especially between: 8:00 PM and 8:59 PM When the on-time rate dips as low as 82%, 120) If you are flying to your destination, there are many things to consider before you book your travel to keep your vacation going along as planned. In this infographic, you will learn how to prepare yourself for the long road ahead, so-to-speak. FLIGHT A234 From October - December 2011: O 135,000 U.S. passengers were denied boarding due to oversold planes. In February 2012 in the U.S. there were: [20] O 111,000 baggage mishandlings. 4 injured or killed animals. 419 various complaints. 2012 PLANNING Ahead XXXXXX X Remember to stay connected and prepare yourself for the trip by downloading a few apps to your mobile device that will minimize the pain of traveling. JAN O Record your travel dates in your phone's calendar and plan your preparation time accordingly. Organize your travel plans O Program street addresses ahead of time in your smartphone for landmarks and locations you want to see during your travels, this way no matter where you are you will be prepared. Check Weather O Check your destination's weather: • For the best time to travel. • And for packing clothes, shoes, and other weather accessories. Fuel Cost Estimator Apps O If you are traveling by car, download a fuel cost estimator app. This will assist in calculating your car's gas mileage to determine if driving is a cost advantageous means of transport. (The national average gallon of gas hovers above $4.30 a gallon.) O Save routes to and from your hotel (or wherever you may be staying abroad or near) and desired destinations on an app that provides maps and directions. Maps Other Relevant Apps O Sign up for travel notifications, research the crime rate, local ethnicities, cultural customs, political climate, and even local laws. FEA MAY .JIN PACKING for your Trip Take note of what you take O Listing the contents bag-by-bag makes packing easier -Inventory lists also help with mishandled baggage claims. O Update addresses on your baggage tags, LUGGAGE INVENTORY Notify Family and Friends O Airline or other travel Itinerary. O Destination address and phone number, APP TIPS: O uPackingList - Google Play Evernote - Windows/Mac, and iPhone (91 O Packing Pro - iPhone 14) PLANE MODE Grab a few Google Play, iPhone, iPad O Note Everything - Google Play 19) apps for packing: TRAVEL Assistance Travel Day(s): Ticketing & Check-ins O Getting Around Locally: O Hailing Cabs O Car Service O Rental Car O Accommodations: Information, Reservations, Reviews, Amenities. Of those 15, the carriers with the most The top 15 airlines serviced 46 million U.S. flights in February 2012. tardy flights were: 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% FRONTIER SOUTHWEST, DELTA, SOUTHWEST 63% UNITED, AND AMERICAN AIRLINES. EXPRESSJET UNITED 37% US AIR, EXPRESSJET, JETBLUE, SKYWEST, AIRTRAN, AMERICAN EAGLE, ALASKA, FRONTIER, HAWAHAN, MESA, AND VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINES APP TIPS: Find tickets, flights in the air, or cars on the ground! P O Taxi Magic – Google Play and iPhone O Hipmunk - Google Play and iPhone O Flightview – Google Play and iPhone The on-time rating for each airport are as follows: 92% - 90% 88% 87% - 86% Balt/Wash: Thurgood Marshall Charlotte: Douglas Chicago: Midway Philadelphia: International Washington: Reagan National Miami: International Minneapolis-St. Paul: International New York: LaGuardia Las Vegas: McCarran International Washington: Dulles Portland: International Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Seattle-Tacoma: International San Diego: Lindbergh Field Orlando: International Dallas-Fort Worth: International Ft. Lauderdale: International 89% Los Angeles: International Phoenix: Sky Harbor International New York: JFK International Tampa: Tampa International Salt Lake City: International Boston: Logan International Detroit: Metro Wayne County 84% - 78% Chicago: 0'Hare Denver: International San Francisco: International Newark: Liberty International Houston: George Bush APP TIPS: PLANE MODE Download your airline's mobile O Choose your seat. O Verify the flight information. O Confirm your travel plans O Be Sure to check-in 24 Hours in advance. app to: CITY МАР LOCAL AREA Scouting Outing Маps Research destinations and things to do such as walking trails, hiking, famous local eateries, and the sort of transit needed to get there. Translation Find apps that help you converse with the locals. APP TIPS: Prevent yourself from getting lost in an O Wikitude 7 location scanner: To discover things around you, point camera and learn! – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Translate app 7 – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Maps Navigation 2) – Google Play * Tom Tom 13) U.S. & Canada – iPhone unfamiliar city. ON=THE-GO MONEY Managment O Currency Converter Currencies fluctuate daily – XE.com, Oanda. O Banking Many financial institutions have apps for specific services, check with yours. O Budgeting Set budgets for food and alerts for entertainment and personal services – Mint.com App/Quickbooks App. O Tipping for Service Keep tabs on your tips – know what is appropriate – Tipping Tips, Tip Calculator, Globe Tipping. APP TIPS: O Groupon for smartphones 9: Special offers to try new things at home or on vacation. Coupon Clipper - iPhone 40. Extended stays and seasonal moves. The Coupons App - Google Play : Gas prices, share with friends. Bargains on the go. CITY МАР TECH SAVVY Tourist Stufr Scrapbooking & Online Trip Video and Diaries Photo Galleries Electronic Scrap IT HD, Skrappy, My Trip Diary YouTube App. Instagram, Vimeo, Panoramio Tour Guides Frommers App. Lonely Planet App APP TIPS: O Instagram: iPhone and Google Play 14] – Popular app allows image filters. O Camera: iPhone 15| – Extended Features similar to a real camera. O Adobe Photoshop Express: Google Play 16 – Photo editing for the person on the go. Record memories with your smartphone. GETTING CONNECTED Taking your Technology on the Road Wi-Fi Finder Locate internet services. Using your Technology in Foreign Places Check location's connectivity for: Power connectivity- do you need adapters? Mobile Service, do your devices work? ENTERTAINMENT Download your favorite entertainment items in case of a long flight, layovers, or unexpected delays: Games Movies Music + EMERGENCY Information Where to go in an emergency? Locate local embassies, hospitals, and have the most accurate, up to date news outlets or alerts for the region/country. TRIP Reviews TOURS INFO Share your experiences with friends and fellow travelers. Write reviews of places: O Local O Tours O Accommodations O Transportation NOTE Complete these while the experience is still fresh in your mind using your smartphone or tablet. Traveling domestically or internationally can often mean unexpected delays due to the millions of travelers on the move everyday, weather conditions, and unexpected incidents. Preparing your devices with some very useful apps can keep you entertained, save you time, and enable you to make the most of a layover or a delay in your planned travel course. Remember to prepare early, check-in, and always bring your device charger! SOURCES [1] http://www.tripit.com/destinations/how-to-make-an-itinerary/ [2] http://traveltips.usatoday.com/cheap-air-tickets-19305.html [3] http://nixsolutions.com/blog/development/iphone/packing-list-app-to-do-iphone-ipad-travel/ [4. [12] http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/ [13] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s-canada/id326075661?mt=8 [14] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8 [15] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera+/id329670577?mt-8 [16] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile&hl-en [17] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-com-personal-finance/id300238550 [18] https://www.eebacanhelp.com/features.php 19] http://www.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#Customize Table [20] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2012/April/2012AprilATCR.pdf [21] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/packing-pro/id312266675?mt-8 [5] http://www.softxperience.mobi/146-1-Features.html [6] http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/aviation_polls/read.main/203585/ [7] http://mashable.com/2012/03/06/android-travel-apps/#5085310-Wikitude (8] http://www.cheapflights.com/travel-tips/checking-in/ [9] http://www.groupon.com/mobile [10] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-clipper-local-coupons/id355004332?mt-8 [11] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=thecouponsapp.coupon&hl-en ebookers.com book easier. travel happier 10- Smartphone Uses for the PLANE MODE Tech Savvy Traveler The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released some astonishing data that showed the top 15 U.S. Air Carriers in January 2012 serviced From start to finish, vacations can be strenuous and demanding, especially when traveling with 54.754,000 travelers, who flew 1,131 miles on average. loved ones. The February 2012 BTS data showed a slight decline in passengers at only 46,300,697 for all 15 carriers. The report also showed what times were best for on-time arrivals in major U.S. airports. 9 If your arrival flight is scheduled between the hours of: However, if your flight is between: On Time! Late! 6:00 AM - 8:59 AM You have a 90% 4:59 PM - 5:59 AM You have less thana probability that your flight will be on time. 1203 85% probability that your flight will be on time, especially between: 8:00 PM and 8:59 PM When the on-time rate dips as low as 82%, 120) If you are flying to your destination, there are many things to consider before you book your travel to keep your vacation going along as planned. In this infographic, you will learn how to prepare yourself for the long road ahead, so-to-speak. FLIGHT A234 From October - December 2011: O 135,000 U.S. passengers were denied boarding due to oversold planes. In February 2012 in the U.S. there were: [20] O 111,000 baggage mishandlings. 4 injured or killed animals. 419 various complaints. 2012 PLANNING Ahead XXXXXX X Remember to stay connected and prepare yourself for the trip by downloading a few apps to your mobile device that will minimize the pain of traveling. JAN O Record your travel dates in your phone's calendar and plan your preparation time accordingly. Organize your travel plans O Program street addresses ahead of time in your smartphone for landmarks and locations you want to see during your travels, this way no matter where you are you will be prepared. Check Weather O Check your destination's weather: • For the best time to travel. • And for packing clothes, shoes, and other weather accessories. Fuel Cost Estimator Apps O If you are traveling by car, download a fuel cost estimator app. This will assist in calculating your car's gas mileage to determine if driving is a cost advantageous means of transport. (The national average gallon of gas hovers above $4.30 a gallon.) O Save routes to and from your hotel (or wherever you may be staying abroad or near) and desired destinations on an app that provides maps and directions. Maps Other Relevant Apps O Sign up for travel notifications, research the crime rate, local ethnicities, cultural customs, political climate, and even local laws. FEA MAY .JIN PACKING for your Trip Take note of what you take O Listing the contents bag-by-bag makes packing easier -Inventory lists also help with mishandled baggage claims. O Update addresses on your baggage tags, LUGGAGE INVENTORY Notify Family and Friends O Airline or other travel Itinerary. O Destination address and phone number, APP TIPS: O uPackingList - Google Play Evernote - Windows/Mac, and iPhone (91 O Packing Pro - iPhone 14) PLANE MODE Grab a few Google Play, iPhone, iPad O Note Everything - Google Play 19) apps for packing: TRAVEL Assistance Travel Day(s): Ticketing & Check-ins O Getting Around Locally: O Hailing Cabs O Car Service O Rental Car O Accommodations: Information, Reservations, Reviews, Amenities. Of those 15, the carriers with the most The top 15 airlines serviced 46 million U.S. flights in February 2012. tardy flights were: 0.9% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% FRONTIER SOUTHWEST, DELTA, SOUTHWEST 63% UNITED, AND AMERICAN AIRLINES. EXPRESSJET UNITED 37% US AIR, EXPRESSJET, JETBLUE, SKYWEST, AIRTRAN, AMERICAN EAGLE, ALASKA, FRONTIER, HAWAHAN, MESA, AND VIRGIN AMERICA AIRLINES APP TIPS: Find tickets, flights in the air, or cars on the ground! P O Taxi Magic – Google Play and iPhone O Hipmunk - Google Play and iPhone O Flightview – Google Play and iPhone The on-time rating for each airport are as follows: 92% - 90% 88% 87% - 86% Balt/Wash: Thurgood Marshall Charlotte: Douglas Chicago: Midway Philadelphia: International Washington: Reagan National Miami: International Minneapolis-St. Paul: International New York: LaGuardia Las Vegas: McCarran International Washington: Dulles Portland: International Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson Seattle-Tacoma: International San Diego: Lindbergh Field Orlando: International Dallas-Fort Worth: International Ft. Lauderdale: International 89% Los Angeles: International Phoenix: Sky Harbor International New York: JFK International Tampa: Tampa International Salt Lake City: International Boston: Logan International Detroit: Metro Wayne County 84% - 78% Chicago: 0'Hare Denver: International San Francisco: International Newark: Liberty International Houston: George Bush APP TIPS: PLANE MODE Download your airline's mobile O Choose your seat. O Verify the flight information. O Confirm your travel plans O Be Sure to check-in 24 Hours in advance. app to: CITY МАР LOCAL AREA Scouting Outing Маps Research destinations and things to do such as walking trails, hiking, famous local eateries, and the sort of transit needed to get there. Translation Find apps that help you converse with the locals. APP TIPS: Prevent yourself from getting lost in an O Wikitude 7 location scanner: To discover things around you, point camera and learn! – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Translate app 7 – Both Google Play and iPhone O Google Maps Navigation 2) – Google Play * Tom Tom 13) U.S. & Canada – iPhone unfamiliar city. ON=THE-GO MONEY Managment O Currency Converter Currencies fluctuate daily – XE.com, Oanda. O Banking Many financial institutions have apps for specific services, check with yours. O Budgeting Set budgets for food and alerts for entertainment and personal services – Mint.com App/Quickbooks App. O Tipping for Service Keep tabs on your tips – know what is appropriate – Tipping Tips, Tip Calculator, Globe Tipping. APP TIPS: O Groupon for smartphones 9: Special offers to try new things at home or on vacation. Coupon Clipper - iPhone 40. Extended stays and seasonal moves. The Coupons App - Google Play : Gas prices, share with friends. Bargains on the go. CITY МАР TECH SAVVY Tourist Stufr Scrapbooking & Online Trip Video and Diaries Photo Galleries Electronic Scrap IT HD, Skrappy, My Trip Diary YouTube App. Instagram, Vimeo, Panoramio Tour Guides Frommers App. Lonely Planet App APP TIPS: O Instagram: iPhone and Google Play 14] – Popular app allows image filters. O Camera: iPhone 15| – Extended Features similar to a real camera. O Adobe Photoshop Express: Google Play 16 – Photo editing for the person on the go. Record memories with your smartphone. GETTING CONNECTED Taking your Technology on the Road Wi-Fi Finder Locate internet services. Using your Technology in Foreign Places Check location's connectivity for: Power connectivity- do you need adapters? Mobile Service, do your devices work? ENTERTAINMENT Download your favorite entertainment items in case of a long flight, layovers, or unexpected delays: Games Movies Music + EMERGENCY Information Where to go in an emergency? Locate local embassies, hospitals, and have the most accurate, up to date news outlets or alerts for the region/country. TRIP Reviews TOURS INFO Share your experiences with friends and fellow travelers. Write reviews of places: O Local O Tours O Accommodations O Transportation NOTE Complete these while the experience is still fresh in your mind using your smartphone or tablet. Traveling domestically or internationally can often mean unexpected delays due to the millions of travelers on the move everyday, weather conditions, and unexpected incidents. Preparing your devices with some very useful apps can keep you entertained, save you time, and enable you to make the most of a layover or a delay in your planned travel course. Remember to prepare early, check-in, and always bring your device charger! SOURCES [1] http://www.tripit.com/destinations/how-to-make-an-itinerary/ [2] http://traveltips.usatoday.com/cheap-air-tickets-19305.html [3] http://nixsolutions.com/blog/development/iphone/packing-list-app-to-do-iphone-ipad-travel/ [4. [12] http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/ [13] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s-canada/id326075661?mt=8 [14] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8 [15] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera+/id329670577?mt-8 [16] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile&hl-en [17] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-com-personal-finance/id300238550 [18] https://www.eebacanhelp.com/features.php 19] http://www.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#Customize Table [20] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/2012/April/2012AprilATCR.pdf [21] http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/packing-pro/id312266675?mt-8 [5] http://www.softxperience.mobi/146-1-Features.html [6] http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/aviation_polls/read.main/203585/ [7] http://mashable.com/2012/03/06/android-travel-apps/#5085310-Wikitude (8] http://www.cheapflights.com/travel-tips/checking-in/ [9] http://www.groupon.com/mobile [10] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-clipper-local-coupons/id355004332?mt-8 [11] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=thecouponsapp.coupon&hl-en ebookers.com book easier. travel happier

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Whether you're a regular at the airport or just jetting off for a weekend, there's always the risk of bumping into an array of inconveniences while traveling. With the help of your smartphone, you can...

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