Getting ready to hit the road for the holidays? You’re not the only one.
AAA projects that 43.4 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday -- about 38.9 million by automobile and 3.14 million by airplane.
Whether you’re taking a short road trip or flying around the world, these mobile apps can help keep your travel plans on track.
An app called TripList will help you get organized with endless combinations of lists -- from last-minute errands and things to finish up at work, to all the stuff you need to remember to pack. The app is free at Apple’s App Store and $.99 at Google Play for Android devices.
App in the Air lets users track flights, gates, and take-off and landing times in a simple and modern design. The service can also sync data from the popular travel app TripIt. The app is free at Apple’s App Store.
If you’re the official welcome wagon, an app called Just Landed will let you track your visitors’ flights, check for delays and estimate what time you should pick up loved ones from the airport. It even gives you the terminal number. The app costs $1.99 at Apple’s App Store.
Even road trippers could use a little tech help. An app called iExit tells you the options for gas, food and lodging at each exit of major highways. Once at an exit, the app gives you the option of pulling directions from either Apple or Google maps. The app is $.99 at Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and is coming soon to Windows Phone.