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Travel Apps for Frequent Business Travelers

Over the course of many years, traveling throughout North America supporting our clients we have identified some of our favorite apps to help make traveling easier.

Air Canada

Welcome aboard! The Air Canada App is your personal travel companion.

Air Canada now supports Apple Watch!

  • View the status of your flights departing within 24 hours.
  • See your countdown to boarding time from your Glances.
  • Get notifications when it’s time to check-in and board your flight.
  • Use Handoff from your Apple Watch to complete your Check-in from your iPhone.
  • We also support Passbook! So any passes stored on your iPhone will also appear on your Apple Watch.

Passbook Tips & Tricks

  • Passbook Electronic Boarding Passes now appear on the lock screen!
  • Is your pass not appearing in Passbook? Remember to tap the “Add” after your pass is displayed to save it in Passbook.
  • Were you not offered Passbook? That’s because not all routes or bookings are eligible yet. For more information please visit http://aircanada.com/ebp

Interactive Shopping

  • Sort results by price, departure time or arrival time. View the lowest fare across multiple days. Every search is flexible!

Booking. Simplified.

  • Book flights, use Air Canada mobile+ to store passenger and payment information or book as a guest.

Select Your Seats

  • Pick your seats before check-in (if eligible) or purchase Advance Seat Selection or Preferred Seating.

Air Canada mobile+
Store your contact information, preferences and payment details in a secure environment, allowing you to purchase Air Canada services directly from your mobile device quickly and easily.

Flights
Keep track of all your Air Canada flights from a single location. Pull to refresh flight status, check-in or sign up to Flight Notification.

Messages
A single location for all your Flight Notifications that you have registered to and links to your Electronic Boarding Passes as they become available.

Check-in
Access Mobile Check-in to check-in for your flight and, if eligible, send your boarding pass directly to your phone! Now you can purchase last minute upgrades to Executive Class, flight changes and excess baggage. Simplify the payment process with Air Canada mobile+.

Find Flight
Find and track any Air Canada or Air Canada Express operated flight by flight number, arrival and destination cities, or your booking reference number. Use the quick links to add flights to My Flights, sign up to Flight Notification or Check-in.

Settings
Personalize your experience by entering your contact info, notification settings and preferences. Set up Calendar Sync to automatically add flights to your calendar. My Settings allows you to save time with check-in, searching for flights, and setting up flight notifications.

Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations Mobile allows you to keep track of your vacation plans, hunt for deals, search for vacation packages and browse thousands of hotels across hundreds of destinations. Share what you find with friends or 'quick dial' Air Canada Vacations to book your vacation. The app also integrates with existing tools like Flight Status, Check-in and Flight Notification.

Air Canada Cargo
Air Canada Cargo Mobile gives you instant access to real-time cargo information using your mobile device. It’s now easier than ever to track your cargo, check its status, sign up for notifications and view flight schedules.

© 2009-2015 Air Canada

Marriott International

Now you can chat with associates and make requests for amenities even before you arrive at select Marriott Hotels around the world.

The Marriott mobile app makes travel easier than ever with Mobile Check-in, real-time Room Ready alerts, Mobile Requests and Mobile Checkout. Make reservations at over 4,000 hotels and resorts in 70 countries, 24/7, from anywhere. Plus, you’ll earn Marriott Rewards points when booking your trip at thousands of properties around the world.

• Now available for Apple Watch.
• Mobile Check-in, real-time Room Ready Alerts, and Checkout are available at 13 brands across the world.
• Enjoy a brand new iPad app with an updated design that makes it easier to browse and book your trip.
• Enroll quickly in Marriott Rewards, save your preferences and enjoy exclusive benefits such as mobile Check-In and Checkout.
• Browse hotel photos, maps, city guides and amenities, or call a hotel (if supported by your device).
• Make special requests for early check-in, extra pillows or towels, high or low floor, etc.
• View upcoming reservations, add them to your calendar and make cancellations.
• Available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Chinese.
• Visit http://mobileapp.marriott.com/ for more details.

Hertz Rent-a-Car

Traveling at the Speed of Hertz® just got easier. Download the Hertz Car Rental app for your iPhone, iPad & iPod. Connected or offline, we retain your information so you can complete your reservation on your time.

We listened. We have made significant enhancements to the stability and design of the app to improve the speed and performance of making a reservation.

Check out our enhanced location search options – now it’s easy to find a location around the corner or across the country. Wherever and whenever you need a car, Hertz is there.

And no worries! We kept the original features you love, like special offers and quick access to Roadside Assistance.

Remember, wherever you are, Hertz car rental is not far away. Be sure to enjoy your trip by starting with Hertz – we give you all the benefits of car rental in the palm of your hand.

TripCase

TripCase gives you a single place to manage and organize your trips.
Connected to powerful technology and travel companies, TripCase is an itinerary management app that delivers the right information at the right time. Your trip information is available through the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Web.

KEY FEATURES
• Receive free flight alerts on your phone, tablet and watch
• Get an Uber ride to your next location in seconds
• Add the places you want to remember with one click
• Share your itinerary with others who need to stay updated
• Access seat maps, alternate flights schedules, weather and other tools to guide you

WHAT EXPERTS SAY
“perfect for business travelers looking to simplify cluttered travel schedules”
— Alex Skjong, Forbes Travel Guide

“travel without the baggage of stress”
— The Washington Post

“great for travel”
— Tom Bick in Advertising Age

TripCase is a traveler’s key to better trips. It’s an intelligent mobile app that guides you through every stage of your trip, making you the savviest traveler out there. Save yourself time and the hassle of not knowing what's coming. Use TripCase to be connected and prepared when you travel.

Packing Pro

** Featured in Apple's "10 Essentials," "Traveling Home" & "Staff Favorites" **
** #1 iPad Travel app in U.S. & Finalist for 2010-2013 Best App Ever Awards **
** As seen on CNN, BBC, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Fodor's, **
** Travel+Leisure, Budget Travel, Mashable, TUAW, 148Apps, iLounge & Macworld **

** UNIVERSAL APP (+iCloud) -- optimized for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch **
** Great Value -- like getting two apps in one! **

MEDIA REACTION:

"Never again will I forget to bring socks to a three day convention, and that alone makes Packing Pro worth every penny."
-- 148Apps (rating: 4.5 / 5)

"If you travel, and always wind up on a mad dash to the pharmacy, or convenience store, this app is for you."
-- TUAW

Packing Pro is a super-enhanced version of the popular, top-ranking Packing app. If you desire great syncing & sharing options, display customization, a huge catalog, lots of sample lists, & additional, built-in Expert assistance, then Packing Pro is for you!

PACKING PRO BENEFITS:

1) FULL iCLOUD SUPPORT:
-- device-to-device auto-sync support for lists, catalog & settings

2) CSV IMPORT / EXPORT:
-- edit your lists & catalog content on a PC with Excel, Numbers or GoogleDocs

3) PACKING LIST FILE SHARING & BACKUP:
-- share lists & catalog content via email, iTunes' File Sharing, AirDrop & Dropbox/Box/iCloud Drive (iOS 8+); use the simple '1-tap backup to email'

4) HUGE MASTER CATALOG:
-- over 400 new items (total of over 800), including extra items for babies, kids, pets, sports, cooking & religion

5) EXPERT LIST ASSISTANT:
-- "automagically" create lists based on the number of adults (males & females), children & days, as well as temperature, destination, food preparation & clothes washing preferences

6) CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN:
-- includes app-wide themes, layout & font choices, & nearly full control over all the colors & textures in the app

7) TWICE AS MANY SAMPLE PACKING LISTS (NOW 9):
-- including ones for couples, families, business people & campers

8) SMART SEARCH:
-- easy & intuitive search function

CORE PACKING FEATURES (in both Packing Pro & Packing):

1) PACKING LIST FEATURES:

  • CREATE unlimited, 100% user-customizable packing lists
  • BUILD lists quickly & easily with multi-item selection
  • MULTI-EDIT your lists however you wish (add, delete, rename or reorder any category or item)
  • DISCOVER new ideas & suggestions from included sample lists
  • USE any list (sample or your own) as a template for future lists
  • MONITOR a running tally of total items per category & how many of them are checked off
  • COLLAPSE categories for less scrolling & better management
  • SORT items by type or item, or by hand yourself
  • SHOW only items that are packed or unpacked, or show them all
  • FILTER items based on person and/or bag
  • EDIT item details (number, weight, value, person, bag & notes)
  • ADD IMAGES, ALERTS, PRIORITIES & NEED-TO-BUY to list items
  • TOTAL your list items, weights & values, by bag, by person & by category
  • SEE remaining items as badges on home page & app icon
  • PRINT your list directly to a printer with 1, 2 or 3 columns
  • EMAIL your packing lists to family & friends

2) CATALOG FEATURES:

  • CUSTOMIZE the Master Catalog with 100% freedom (add, delete, rename or reorder any category, type or item)
  • SELECT from hundreds of items for quick list generation with only minimal typing
  • ACCESS an extensive pre-departure TO DO list with over 100 tasks
  • USE Favorites folder for quick access to common items
  • DEFINE your own categories, types, items & TO DO actions for more customized freedom & control
  • COPY & MOVE types & items throughout catalog
  • CLONE categories for multi-person lists

3) OTHER KEY FEATURES:

  • IMPORT & EXPORT lists & Master Catalog (or parts of them) between lists, apps or devices
  • REFER to a comprehensive in-app help guide

Quick, simple, reliable & infinitely customizable, let Packing Pro be your helpful travel companion on all of your trips. Bon voyage!

TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants

Millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor. Plan and book your perfect trip. With over 225 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away.

The TripAdvisor mobile app is free and easy to use.
• Browse millions of reviews, opinions and candid photos by travelers
• Find the best hotel for you, including Travelers' Choice award winners
• Explore restaurants and reserve tables online
• Discover cool things to do in any destination
• Compare airfares and find great deals
• Use Near Me Now to discover places near your current location
• Get answers to your specific travel questions in the forums
• Add your own reviews and photos
• Download maps, reviews, and your saves for over 300 cities worldwide onto your phone for free; avoid using expensive data roaming plans while you travel
• Support for Apple Watch. The TripAdvisor Apple Watch app shows you the best places to eat, play and stay wherever you are. Want to visit the suggested places later? Just save it on your Apple Watch and view it later on your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad or on TripAdvisor.com

Note: We optimized this app to conserve battery power and only use GPS where necessary. However please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

FlightTrack 5

Tracking flights has never been easier. Stay informed of your air travel details 24/7 with timely notifications on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Even when you're not the one in the air, you can be well informed about the flight status of your friends and family.

FlightTrack also provides real-time departure and delay information, timely push notifications with flight updates, and gate numbers (when available). We’ll even inform you of cancellations and help you find alternate flights.

You can add flights to track manually (by number, route or airport), or we can do all the hard work for you. Just sign up for a Tripdeck account in the app, forward your confirmation emails to trips@expedia.com, and we’ll take care of the rest!

FLIGHTTRACK FOR APPLE WATCH: the perfect complement
• Notifications for flight status and gate changes
• Flight progress and information at a glance
• Travel details for current and upcoming flights for yourself, or friends and family

THE TRIPDECK SERVICE: a free flight-importing service*
• Forwarding your confirmation emails adds flight details to the app, including confirmation numbers and seat assignments
• Forward from multiple email addresses to your Tripdeck account
• Share your Tripdeck flights with friends and family

DETAILED COVERAGE: instant access to flight data

• Real-time status for gates, delays, and cancellations
• International coverage of more than 3,000 airports and 1,400 airlines
• Check the weather forecast for travel locations
• Find alternate flights at a tap
• Airtime, aircraft, and speed & altitude (North-American flights only)
• Aircraft tail numbers (when available)

TRAVEL SMART: everything at your fingertips
• Access your upcoming flights with FlightTrack Today, the Notification Center widget for iOS
• Specify all of the travelers on a trip so that you can easily see who's on which flights
• Add flights to your calendar
• Share flight status by email, iMessage/SMS, AirDrop, Facebook, and Twitter
• Share all the flights in a trip via email or AirDrop
• Add flight notes for seat numbers, confirmation numbers, and more
• Find out whether your flight has onboard wi-fi (when data is available)

BEAUTIFUL MAPS: enhanced visual flight tracking
• Zoomable, live flight maps with satellite and weather radar imagery
• Actual flight paths are shown when available
• Airport terminal and aircraft seat maps

Please note that charter and private flights do not appear in FlightTrack 5.

SeatGuru by TripAdvisor

New features have been added to help you have an even better trip. Find low airfares, pick your ideal seat on the plane, and get real-time flight alerts with the free SeatGuru® app. We have rolled out redesigned high resolution seat maps with improved seat and amenity information. The updated seat maps also have a new photos section with seat and cabin pictures from our SeatGuru community. And now you can easily submit your own seat reviews and photos right from your phone! All from the ultimate source of advice on airplane seats, in-flight amenities and airline related information.
Whether you're at the airport or on the go, SeatGuru is the must-have travel companion for everyone who flies. Optimized for your iPhone and iPod Touch, the free SeatGuru app lets you access over 700 seat maps from approximately 100 airlines. It features advice and insights drawn from tens of thousands of passenger reviews, so you can always find the best possible seat for your flight.
The SeatGuru app allows you to find and compare low airfares from the major airlines, low-cost carriers, as well as the leading online travel agencies. You can also set up flight alerts that monitor your flight departure and arrival times and other related flight information.
Plus, with the latest app update, you can explore our redesigned seat maps for the most searched airlines, see seat photos submitted by other flyers, and upload your own seat photos and reviews. All in one easy-to-use free app!
Here are some rave reviews for SeatGuru:
"The free SeatGuru app for the iPhone [brings] the company’s ultimate guide to air travel into the palm of your hand." - MacLife
"Even if you are an infrequent traveler, SeatGuru by TripAdvisor is an important app to have in order to make your air travel as pleasant as possible." - AppPicker
"The fact that the SeatGuru app is free is just icing on the cake." -– TUAW
Named a "Best Travel App" by Fortune Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Travel + Leisure

Named a "Best Travel App of 2012" by The Next Web

The SeatGuru app is indispensable for anyone who flies. Here's why:
1. Redesigned Airplane Seat Maps
Newly updated color-coded maps allow you to more easily see the most important information on seat and aircraft amenities. Search the Web’s widest selection of airline seat maps to help you find the best seat on your flight. SeatGuru offers travelers over 700 of the most-searched seat maps for nearly 100 different airlines. The app now has our redesigned seat maps for most of the largest domestic and international airlines, with more to be added throughout the year.
2. A superior Flight Search Engine (provided powered by TripAdvisor Flights)
Shop a wide selection of airlines and online travel agents and find the right flight and the lowest fares for your travel needs.
3. Real-Time Flight Status Alerts
Check the status of your flight and sign up for real-time alerts, so you, your loved ones, and anyone else you want can stay informed of any delays or cancellations.
4. Review Seat and Cabin Photos
Know what to expect by seeing seat photos before you fly. Browse through available pictures of seats and cabins from other SeatGuru flyers on the Seat Map page.
5. Submit Seat Photos & Reviews
Share your insights with other flyers. Add your own seat photos and reviews to SeatGuru from your phone, so other travelers can also have a great flight.
And It’s Still Free!
SeatGuru is available as a free download for the iPhone/iPod Touch in the Apple App Store and is powered by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site.

SeatGuru.com and the SeatGuru app give travelers the information they need to make better and more informed travel decisions by providing comprehensive, extensive, and trusted seat recommendations and airline advice.

Fly Delta

Introducing Fly Delta 3.0, the biggest update yet to Delta’s award winning iPhone app. With redesigned navigation, quick access to important day-of-travel information and a history of all your notifications, Fly Delta makes travel easier than ever before.

• Find, compare and book Domestic and International flights
• Book SkyMiles® award tickets
• Purchase Delta Comfort+™ and Trip Extras, including in-flight Wi-Fi, Priority Boarding and more
• Reserve Preferred Seats like bulkhead and aisle
• Rebook cancelled flights or missed connections
• Manage your trips, profile and transactions, and customize your travel preferences
• Check your SkyMiles® account balance and current Medallion® status
• Check in, download your eBoarding Pass (available at select airports worldwide) and add it to Passbook
• Pay for checked bags and track their location
• Check the latest flight status and receive flight and gate change notifications
• Save a photo to remember your parking spot
• Check your status on the upgrade or standby list
• View or change your seat
• Locate Delta Sky Club® lounges
• View expanded airport maps, public transportation details and weather information
• Get detailed info about our fleet and partners
• Map flights en route with an interactive flight tracker
• “Today” gathers everything you need for your day of travel into one convenient place
• “Feed” ensures you always have the latest flight updates, gate changes and more
• View countdown to departure and arrival along with gate and baggage carousel information on Apple Watch

The Fly Delta app for iPhone and delta.com are always free to use on Delta’s Wi-Fi-enabled flights. Visit delta.com/app for more information on other mobile device versions.