Making sure to check-in 24 hours exactly before a flight will be a thing of uses of Delta’s iPhone app. I woke this morning to a Delta iOS app update saying they’ve eliminated the check-in process, and that my boarding pass will automatically appear 24 hours before my flight. Details and thoughts below: Read the rest of this entry
If you’re a spontaneous traveler, you probably have the mobile booking app HotelTonight downloaded to your iPhone already, but If you haven’t yet you should right away to check out some of the fantastic last minute deals across the major cities and towns across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico.
When I went to London this winter on a press trip I was able to add a couple extra days to the trip and used one to try out the app first hand. Before flying out, I searched the week before and the days leading to my departure to see what my options could be and where I might be staying. Hotels marked ‘Hip’ and ‘Luxe’ (other hotels categories include ‘Basic’, ‘Charming’ and ‘Solid’) ranged from the Heathrow airport area for $100-$150 for hotels such as the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, the west side near Earls Court for around $200-250 for hotels such as the Belgraves – A Thompson Hotel, and Central London and SoHo for $200-$350 for hotels such as The May Fair.
After making a big splash across the pond in London, the YPlan app sets its sight on the Big Apple now. Created for those who find themselves with free nights and wanting something last minute to do, with an array of options further than dining or concert events a Tech Crunch points out, the app provides 10 to 15 curated events for users to select from. Users also have options for the next night and a couple events later in the week, and subjects range from theatre to nightlife and sports to comedy. Making the app suitable for not only locals, but travelers to New York as well.