Posted in: Travel Tips
Date: October 15, 2013
You’re a highly-experienced business traveler. You have your security screening prep down to an exact science. You know insider secrets, like the best place to get a beer or relax during a layover. But no matter how many miles you’ve logged, you’re always looking for ways to maximize your travel time. Here are some apps to help.
Find low airfares, pick your ideal seat on the plane, and get real-time flight alerts with the free SeatGuru® app. Read seat comfort reviews from other travelers and view photos. Each seat is color-coded, with green being a "good seat", red being a "poor seat", and yellow being a "be aware" seat, meaning that there is some information that you should know about the seat (less legroom, etc.).
A door-to-door solution for a traveler on their day-of travel. The app keeps you posted in real-time on any updates to your itinerary such as security wait times, flight delays, gate changes or layover time adjustments. It also provides gate-by-gate listings of restaurants, bookstores, ATMs and other services at 120 airports worldwide.
Book a taxi to your location in three taps of your mobile device. Use the app to track a nearby cab as it arrives. Register a credit card and pay for the ride straight from your phone - a receipt will be emailed once the ride is over.
Convert 180+ currencies on-the-go with the XE Currency App. It features up-to-the-minute exchange rates, historical charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works offline.
Take a picture with the app and a business card is converted to a contact automatically. You can also connect to your new contact via LinkedIn with just one tap.
Expensify makes capturing receipts, tracking time or mileage, business travel and creating expense reports quick and easy. Use Expensify to take a picture of your receipt. Select which report that expense goes on. The apps SmartScan technology reads the receipt and creates the expense, eliminating any manual entry and saving you precious time and energy.