Mobile phones are changing the way we buy and interact with flight tickets. By the first time, passenger can even track flight schedule and even airplane position. Check out some of the best free mobile apps to buy, track and interact with flights and Airline tickets.
Kayak, the no. 1 price comparison and mobile travel organizer lets you organize your full itinerary at your fingertips. You can easily check or compare prices for flight, hotel and car rental.
One of my favorite apps on iPhone/iPad to compare and buy flight tickets, Hipmunk shows you relevant flights on a timeline, making it easier to visualize your future plans and pick the best flight for your trip.
TripIt “automagically” takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or Android, sync’d with your calendar, and online at tripit.com. When you receive a confirmation email from anywhere you book, simply forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. TripIt instantly recognizes reservations from 3,000+ booking sites including Airlines, cruises, restaurants, concerts and more.
The application allows you to receive real-time flight status information (including push notifications), view your TripIt and KAYAK itineraries, view / post airport security wait times, see a structured list of airport food, shops and services – including over 30,000 reviews and tips and 5,000 photos from fellow travelers on airports, terminals, and airport amenities.
5. FlightAware Flight Tracker
This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and tracking map of any commercial flight worldwide. It can also track general aviation (private, charter, etc) in the United States and Canada. Also provides push notifications for flight departure/arrival info as well as cancellations, gate changes, delays, and diversions.