Before taking off on your next trip, it's worth checking out different deals to make sure you're making the most of your money.
One of the most efficient apps out there is Skyscanner, which scans hundreds of airline booking systems to find deals, times, different dates and connection choices for fliers, whether booked in advance or at the last minute.
KAYAK is another app for finding flights, in addition to booking a car or hotel. The app has a useful itinerary section to keep your next trip organized, and can be set to issue an alert if your flight is subject to delays.
As a 'one-stop shop' for travel bookings, the app also includes handy features such as price predictions and terminal maps.
For frequent fliers to the US and Canada, FlightAware is a good app to have installed on your smartphone or tablet.
The app allows users to track departure and arrival flights in real-time through aircraft registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code. The maps are quite addicting to watch.
Price: $Free (in-app purchases)
No-one likes being allocated the middle seat when aboard a packed plane, and if flying is a common occurrence, you may want to know if another seat becomes available.
Seat Alert will monitor your flight right up to departure. You can use the app to look up maps of your flight's seating areas and receive alerts when other seats can be booked.
The LoungeBuddy app takes out the confusion when it comes to booking airport lounges and allows users to pay for access on the go.
Once your travel plans, memberships, and card details have been submitted, the app will tell you which lounges you can access either for free or for a fee.
MyTSA is a useful application for those flying to the US and taking domestic flights. The app can be used to check security procedures and items allowed in carry-on bags, how busy an airport's security lines generally are based on historical data, keep an eye on any reported delays, and users can also access a live TSA assistant if they have questions.
TripIt is a travel and itinerary organizer which may be useful for frequent fliers. As you book flights, hotels, and services, you can forward confirmation emails to the app which will create a detailed itinerary comprising of the information you need -- such as addresses and booking numbers -- to simplify your trip.
TripAdvisor is an excellent app for finding local hotspots of note, tourist feedback, hints and tips, and is also a platform for booking hotels, tours, restaurant recommendations, and more.
The TripAdvisor community is worldwide and photos, commentary, and review ratings can help you make the most of your spare time on your next trip abroad.