5 must-have travel apps for Miami flyers

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Are you ready to off fly off from Miami for a fun-filled vacation?

Not without these five must-have apps you’re not – they’ll serve as the perfect assistants before and during your travels.

  • Agoda

Agoda is your one-stop shop for finding vacation lodgings – it has everything from hotels to BnBs and villas, to suit pretty much any budget.

This lovely little app is bursting with opportunities to bag a bargain, with various regular promotions such as insider deals, secret deals and last-minute deals. Plus, there are no hidden fees, so what you see is exactly what you pay.

Tip: You should choose an accommodation which has good public transport links.

  • Guides by Lonely Planet

When you install the Guides by Lonely Planet app, you’ll have access to top-quality city guides, created by experts. This includes information on the neighborhood and public transport, so you can find your way around safely and quickly.

One of the best features of the app is the ‘near me’ functionality which shows you the coolest nearby hotspots – you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

Tip: Research things to do in your destination before you arrive, to save time when you get there.

  • Drops

Drops is a visual learning app which is home to more than 30 languages including French, Spanish and Cantonese.

This super-fun app allows you to connect words to mnemonic illustrations (rather than translations) to speed up the learning process and all of the content is free. Plus, each session is just five minutes long, so fitting in practice couldn’t be easier.

This Drops demo video on YouTube shows the app in action – check it out.

Tip:  Learning a language takes time, so practice regularly and as far in advance of your trip as possible.

  • App in the Air

It would probably be quicker to tell you what App in the Air doesn’t do, but we’ll settle for a few of the best features.

This awesome app allows you to book flights and shows you all of your flight info in just one tap. It also keeps track of your loyalty programs and provides SMS updates on check-in, security and baggage claim waiting times.

However, the coolest feature by far is the AR (Augmented Reality) tech which allows you to measure your carry-on bag, to see if it will fit in the plane’s overhead bin.

Tip: It’s worth keeping paper copies of your travel docs in case you face any tech problems during your vacation.

  • MIA Airport Official 

The MIA Airport Official app is the ultimate airport assistant for you Miami flyers.

It contains useful information about the airport facilities such as walk times, and if you’re not sure where you’re going it has terminal maps with turn-by-turn navigation.

This fantastic app also provides you with updates relating to your flight, boarding gate and the baggage carousel – pretty handy, right?

Tip: If you’re driving to the airport, use Looking4.com to find Miami Airport parking deals.  With these five fantastic apps by your side, you’ll jet off from Miami feeling cool, calm and ‘happy!


Those are our picks! Tell us about your favorite travel apps in the comments section.



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