It seems there is always a reason now to be booking a flight. While the summer has come to an end, the Holiday season is now here and once again, you might be looking to book a flight over the next few weeks to visit family or friends, or maybe just to get away to somewhere warmer for the festive season. Whatever you reason for flying and wherever you are flying to, there are a number of airline apps which not only help the flying experience, but are almost as essential as your passport. In fact, with some of these apps, there is nothing more you need. Just your phone and valid form of ID. To help you get started with all the airline apps, here are ten of the best Android airline apps currently available.
If you often fly AA, then the American Airlines is certainly an app you should have installed on your phone. As well all the usual features including booking flights and so on, the app provides access to interactive terminal maps, flight updates via notifications and mobile boarding passes. So working your way through an airport has never been easier as all the information you need is right there on your phone.
MAS Airlines is now one of the most popular airlines in the world and with good reason. So whether you are a regular travelling through KUL or just someone who ends up using MAS via a codeshare flight, the Malaysia Airlines app is a good one to have to hand. As well as access to your boarding pass and other standard airline features, this app has been designed with simplicity in mind. So it is very easy to use and navigate.
Like Malaysia, Singapore Airlines is another airline which now dominates the skyways and their home hub airport, Changi Airport, is simply one of the best in the world. So if this is an airport that you often find yourself travelling through, the Singapore Airlines app is a must-have. The app has been redesigned and now includes a much cleaner and user-friendly interface and can provide exclusive deals and prices on journeys. Not to mention, on some routes you can even check out the in-flight benefits of your flight before hoping onboard.
BA is one of the bastions of the airline industry and their app is no different. BA has spent a good deal of time and money on this app and this means this is a very polished app. You can of course expect all the usual check-in, flight status and mobile boarding pass features. But you will also find a few additional ones as well, like the ability to check the IFA entertainment, order your meal through the app, and so on. A great addition for anyone who takes a BA flight in the near future.
Qatar Airways is quite often dubbed the best airline in the word by various agencies and if you have ever flown Qatar, then you will likely know why. This is their official app and one which looks to make the whole experience of flying QR an easier and more pleasurable activity. As well as being able to book flights, this one comes with a 7-day fare calculator so you can quickly view the cheapest prices, as well as manage and maintain your bookings. While it is not quite to the level of some of the other apps on this list (in terms of features and design), it is still one to have when flying Qatar.
Fly Delta is the official Delta Airlines app and is one which very recently saw a massive update rolling out. Fly Delta 4.0 comes with a number of new features like the ability to track your bag in real time and make sure it is going in the same direction you are. That is in addition to all the standard airline app features you would expect. Another solid option for those who like to 'Fly Delta'.
The Emirates App
Another high-flying airline is Emirates and if DXB is often the airport you find yourself passing through either as your final destination or for a connecting flight, then the Emirates app is likely to be the one for you. This one again is an encyclopedia of information for Emirates and will ensure you have all the current and up-to-date information at hand. Also, Emirates is known for its additional benefits of flying first class - like its Chauffeur service - and if that is how you fly, then you can even manage your Chauffeur bookings through the app.
Alaska Airlines - Travel
Alaska Airlines is not always the first airline that people think of and yet it is one of the airlines which constantly gets excellent reviews by its passengers. Likewise, the Alaska Airlines app is also one of the airline apps with the highest review ratings and score on the Google Play Store. So like the actual airline, if you have yet to try the Alaska Airlines app, it might be about time you do.
When it comes to airlines, easyJet is not what many people would associate with luxury. After all, they are a budget airline. Although, they also happen to be one of the most successful budget airlines and especially in the European market. They also happen to be one of the only budget airlines who have a dedicated Android app. So if you often fly easyJet, this is an app worth checking out as it does allow you to make use of all the normal airline app benefits like faster check-in, mobile boarding passes and more.
From a well-known European budget airline to a US one, JetBlue is one of the most commonly used airlines for flying domestically within the US. As such, it only stands to reason that JetBlue would have their own Android app and again, there is quite a lot of features included with this one. As well as all the standard airline app features, there are a few novel ones too, like the ‘Pick me up’ feature, fun guides, and much more.