If you travel frequently, it can be difficult to keep track of all those flight bookings, hotel reservations and other travel plans. Spreadsheets are one possible method, but there’s a much simpler option.
There are a number of Apps and websites that can be used to conveniently store all of your travel reservations in one place. One of the most popular among our members is TripIt. TripIt collates all of your flight bookings, sorting them into individual trips. In addition to the information supplied on your booking confirmation emails, TripIt adds useful details such as weather forecasts and directions to your hotel. You can view all of this information online or on the TripIt App. You can also sync it to your calendar and choose to share booking details with other people.
Inputting your travel plans into TripIt couldn’t be much simpler. If you opt to allow TripIt access to your email account, trips will automatically be added whenever you receive a booking confirmation email. You can also choose to forward email itineraries to TripIt, or add trips manually.
Another vote for TripIt (Pro). Flights etc so easy to upload – just email your itinerary. Sends handy texts for changed flight times and gates usually before airport monitors show them. Not infallible, but very useful.
There are two versions of TripIt – a free version, and a “Pro” version for frequent travellers. The majority of functionality can be achieved with the free version, but the Pro version comes with added features such as flight change alerts, seat alerts and frequent flyer point tracking for a cost of US$49 per year.
There is one other advantage of TripIt: Flights can easily be imported to our AFF Flight Tracker!
The AFF flight tracker can also easy import flights from Tripit.
But not everyone is a TripIt fan. There are a number of similar Apps used by our members, including MyFlights, TripCase and WorldMate.
I like Myflights which i find very good at giving updates on changes (including send you an email option with any changes).
Google Inbox also receives a mention…
I’ve also had a few troubles with Tripit not reading some intins properly. I’ve found Google inbox to be quite good. The newer version creates a trips folder and stores the highlights at a glance, date and time of flights, flight numbers etc. and then the details from the email behind. It also works without wifi as the info is stored on the phone.
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