In this day and age, receiving information and content from an app is expected. It use to be that in order to check in for your flight, a traveler would check in on their home computer or at the airport, but this is becoming a way of the past. For travelers on the go and who would prefer to check in online, many airlines have now created an app where you can check in, pick your seat, check your flight status and even download streaming content for your flight, all with a couple of taps.
Below are the links to 10 airline’s apps for both Google Play (Android Products) and iTunes (Apple products) along with descriptions of the app's functions directly from the airline.
American Airlines (AA):
With the American Airlines app provides easily accessible information before and during your flight. The app has a “Dynamic home screen” that identifies where you are in your travel journey and allows for quick access to any necessary information you may need at the specific point of your travel. The app also allows you to check-in and then gives you your mobile boarding pass. If you would like mobile notifications that offer flight updates, this can be done via the app as well! Another feature of the American Airlines app is the “Interactive terminal maps” function. This aids navigating airports as it will identify where you are and show you where the closest Admirals Club lounge is with a set of directions as to how to get to these lounges and then your gate.
The American Airlines app is also incredibly useful in regards to selecting your seat, upgrading your seat and making other decisions on the fly! If you are in the middle of planning your trip and are not quite ready to book right away, the app will save your pre-reservation information so you can access it again with ease.
Throughout the duration of your flight, this app is also a great tool as it allows you to connect to the Wi-Fi and stream videos and music of your choice! Lastly, this app allows you to track your baggage so your mind can be at ease when you arrive to the baggage carousel!
The United app gives you quick access to important details by opening to the most useful and relevant information. At the bottom of the screen, a streamlined navigation bar will help you find the app’s most popular feature! The app creates a profile for you so you can review any past or current travel information with ease. When it’s time to travel, you can check-in for your flights on the home screen and view real-time updates. You can also change, cancel or rebook your flights right on the app. Also, the app allows you to see what amenities the flight will offer as well as check if you can receive a seat upgrade
While at the airport, the app has interactive airport maps to help you find a United Club location near you. With United Private Screening on select flights, watch TV shows and movies on your own device.
The Delta app allows you to find, compare and book flights as well as enroll in the SkyMiles program to earn miles as you travel! The app allows you to choose which seat you prefer as well as cancel and rebook your flights. If you miss your connecting flight and need to cancel your flight in a rush, this app will allow you to do this with ease with one tap of a finger!
You can also check-in for your flight and receive a boarding pass, pay for your baggage and then track your baggage to ensure you know where it will be when you arrive at your destination. Along with all of these great features, the app will give you live notifications about your flight including gate information if the location of the gate suddenly changes.
A very handy tool that the Delta app offers is it will let you take a picture of where you parked your car and then remind you when you return to your original airport where you parked your car in any given airport parking lot!
British Airways (BA):
Your home screen is your personal gateway into the BA app. Themed around your next destination, it will give you easy access to important information surrounding your flight, including your mobile boarding pass. You will also have quick access to flights you track, your most recent search and our best return fares to our most popular destinations.
You can also use the app to browse British Airways cheapest fares or quickly access your recent flight searches made from any device, and book a flight from over 130 countries. The app also gives you access to purchase upgrade offers from your phone, book seats in advance, add flights to your calendar or send them via email and get up-to-date arrival and departure times for all of your flights. If you’re an Executive Club Member, you can check your Avios and Tier Points as well as view your full transaction history on your mobile device!
The Lufthansa app gives you easy access to any information you may need for your upcoming journey! You can book your flight, check the flight status, check-in for your flight and more. The app will organize all of your personal travel details and make your travel as easy as possible!
Air Canada (AC):
Air Canada’s app is great for keeping you constantly updated on any important flight information or flight changes. The app allows you to receive check-in reminders, flight and gate changes, cancellations, booking changes and more. You can receive notifications by push, email or SMS. You can also save your passport or NEXUS information in your Air Canada mobile+ profile to have these details automatically completed during check-in and save you some time.
The app will store your boarding pass so you don’t have to ever worry about losing your printed ticket and if you are in the middle of booking a flight and are not quite ready to seal the deal, the app will save your progress so you can continue booking at any time. During your flight, the app will also allow you to watch movies, TV shows and more!
The Emirates app allows you to complete your entire flight booking including the ability to choose your meal and your seat. It will create a full itinerary for you at any point, even if you are offline. Once you have scheduled your trip, you can check-in with the app and download your boarding pass which can either be utilized as a digital pass or can be printed out.
You can customize your travel experience with the Emirates app but choosing what notifications you would like the app to send you and upon arrival at your desired destination, the app will tell you where your bags were brought to save you time!
Singapore Airlines (SQ):
Singapore Airlines app provides easy and fast searches to find the best deals on upcoming flights, and then allows you to share any information you choose with your friends and family.
You can now also use your miles, AliPay, or PayPal to reserve your flight, preferred seats, insurance and much more. After a few taps and swipes, you’ll be ready to sit back and relax. The app allows you to check-in and receive a mobile boarding pass with ease. If you are apart of Singapore Airlines’s loyalty program, the app also allows you to view your KrisFlyer miles balance, transactions and PPS Value easily. PPS Club members can also connect to customer service representatives via PPS Connect. The app is also incredibly useful during your flight as it allows for streaming of entertainment to make those long flights more manageable!
Qatar Airways (QR):
The Qatar Airways app allows you to book flights, check-in, manage bookings and take full control of your journey on the go!
Air France (AF):
Through Air France’s app, you can select your flights and reserve your ticket for any destination. To speed up the booking and checking in process, you can even scan your passport instead of entering your personal details manually! If you need more time to ensure you want to make a flight purchase, the app allows you to take up to 24 hours to complete your payment, at no extra charge.
Once you have booked your flight, you can check-in, choose your seat and get your boarding pass directly in the app. You than have the option of receiving notifications that alert you of any changes to your flight in real time. Last-minute change to your flight plans? If your fare allows it, you can make changes to your flight directly in the app. Check your Award Miles balance, reserve an award flight, modify your profile, access your virtual Flying Blue card. All at the click of a button! Review your flight times and share them with friends and family. The Air France app truly creates a seamless travel experience for all!