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TripIt for Android

TripIt for Android gets a major redesign

TripIt — a must-have travel app for anyone who leaves home more than once a year — tonight got a major redesign in its Android application. It's being touted as a "new card view," and it is, we suppose, insofar as you swipe left and right between items now instead of scrolling and taping back and...
United AIrlines

United Airlines app updated with Android-style UI and new features

Complete UI overhaul fronts list of changes for popular Android travel application United Airlines has had a usable Android app for some time now, but it wasn't always the prettiest out there. Today's update to version 2.0 changes that, making those with an eye for proper design happy while also...
Gogo

Delta does Gogo Wifi on its first international flights

Good news for you folks who just have to stay connected while winging it to Asia: Delta has launched its first Wifi-enabled flights from Atlanta to Tokyo, and from Los Angeles to Tokyo. The initial rollout is on the 747-400. Gogo expects to complete installation on the rest of Delta's...
Sony boarding pass watch

Sony brings boarding passes to Smartwatch 2 with Vueling

Sony has announced what it says is the "world's first wearable boarding pass" for its Smartwatch 2 device in partnership with Spanish airline Vueling. The app, due to launch on Google Play from the end of the month, allows users to display a boarding card barcode on the watch's display, as well...
Hipmunk

Hipmunk adds multicity searches

If you rely on Hipmunk for your flight searches but have badly wished for more than the usual there and back again itinerary, hit up today's update. With it you're able to work with multicity searches. So you can do San Francisco to New York to London to Paris and straight back home with ease....
App in the Air

App in the Air soars onto Android as your perfect airport companion

One of my absolute favorite travel apps for iOS is called App in the Air. As you may guess from the title, it's a flight tracking app. We've no shortage of those in the world, but this one caught my eye immediately because of its eye catching design. Now, whenever I fly, it's the number one app I...
Android Central

Fly Delta app updated to help keep track of SkyMiles status

Starting today, those of us who play the frequent flyer game on Delta Air Lines need to keep track of what we're spending in order to make status for 2015. And to that end, Delta has updated its Android app to also show your Medallion Qualification Dollars, aka MQDs. Want to keep status next year...
BA

British Airways to allow electronic devices during take-off and landing

New rules coming into effect tomorrow allow devices to be used from gate to gate on BA flights British Airways is to become the first European airline to allow the use of electronic devices, including phones and tablets, during take-off and landing. The decision was approved by the British Civil...
Phone calls on Delta

No voice calls on Delta flights, CEO says

A bit of good news today for those of you deathly afraid of someone making a phone call next to you on a Delta flight — it ain't gonna happen, CEO Richard Anderson said today in a memo to employees. "Our customer research and direct feedback tell us that our frequent flyers believe voice calls in...
Below 10,000 feet: gadgets on planes

Below 10,000 feet: gadgets on planes

It’s not often the rules change, especially when it comes to aviation. Since the Wright brothers first propelled their wood-and-fabric plane into the sky in 1903 we’ve been banned from using electronic devices below 10,000 feet. (They had iPods back then, right?) Of course, there was reasoning...
Gatwick Airport

You can now see the inside of select airports and train stations with Google Street View

Over 60 new indoor locations added to the Street View project bring your travel destination to your screen Traveling to visit loved ones this holiday season? If so, Google may have something you'll be interested in as a slew of airports, train, subway and even a cable car station have been added...
MyTSA

The MyTSA app (yes, really) can help you through the airport for easy holiday travel

Wait times, flight delays, local weather and more make MyTSA a useful app for travelers Most people don't think of the TSA when they think about easy. They're those people at the airport who look like police, who have to scan your bags, push you through the x-ray machines, and sometimes fiddle...
Fly Delta

Delta Air Lines app updated for Android 4.4 KitKat fixes, throws in UI tweaks for free

A quick heads up for those of you who spend too much time in the air — or just enough to warrant having this app, anyway. Delta Air Lines has updated its aptly named Fly Delta app for Android 4.4 compatibility issues as well as some unnamed bugfixes. (Could be a placebo effect, but it almost seems...
Android Central

FAA expands the use of portable electronics on planes

Airplane mode will still be required, and you'll have to pretend to pay attention to the safety briefing The Federal Aviation Administration this morning at a news conference announced that (as expected) it has determined that portable electronic devices can be used not just above 10,000 feet,...
TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor launches refreshed native app with improved performance, interface

New interactive map and 'Hotel Price Comparison' makes it easier to research Travel planning and research app TripAdvisor has refreshed its app with a new interface, features and drastically improved performance this week. Along with a simultaneous launch on iOS, the new TripAdvisor Android app...
Gogo

Gogo adds Amazon Payments to get your Android devices online on planes

If you want to get online with your Android smartphone or tablet on an airplane, you're going to have to use Gogo to do so. And now you'll be able to pay with Amazon Payments. The company this morning announced the additional method, which will be handy for those who have been entering their...
Google Now

Google Now update hitting devices, bringing new and improved cards

Sports and travel cards get the focus in this update That latest Google Now update that the official Android Google+ account teased us with a couple of days ago is now rolling out to devices, and it even brings a few more features than expected. If you need a quick refresher, the update is...
Orbitz

Orbitz redesigns entire app, adds Google Now integration

Speeding up the process of booking travel plans, and looking good doing it Making a big leap in design and quality from the previous version, Orbitz has redesigned its entire app in the latest update to make searching and booking travel plans easier. Realizing the massive number of Android...
TripIt

TripIt brings Seat Tracker service to Android app

Don't get stuck in the middle seat for a long flight again Popular travel service TripIt is adding one of its best "Pro" features, Seat Tracker, to its Android app today. The new feature leverages the fact that TripIt manages your flights for you and therefore can autonomously scan for open or...
US Airways Android app

US Airways finally gets an Android app

Attention frequent flyers: US Airways finally has an Android app. (We'll pause as we let the cheers in Charlotte, N.C., subside. Everybody done? Good.) The app hits all the buttons you'd expect. It ties into your Dividend Miles account. You can see your itineraries and check into flights, as well...

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