Skip apps, go straight to Google and ITA
Don't get us wrong: we like using apps to book flights, but we also like pretending we're going to exciting places. When we're actually going, well, we do still use apps, and we even recommend ones like Kayak, but sometimes we need to dig further. For "further" read "cheaper," and for "digging" read "spending more time in the hidden corners of the Internet."
Upgrade for Google Flight Search could be on the way
Google is planning to change the way passengers buy tickets for air travel, according to the head of an airline. Michael O'Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, claimed in an interview that the airline is working with the search firm, with Google said to be constructing a flight comparison site that sounds like an improved version of the company's existing Flight Search capabilities.
Latest update of FlightTrack 5 offers streamlined interactions, redesigned interface
Mobiata's FlightTrack announced its latest update released today, bringing it to version 5.0. FlightTrack 5 replaces the three previous versions of the app for new downloads. Originally released in 2008, the flight-tracking app was once available as different tiered versions -- but in light of its fifth anniversary, the FlightTrack developers have consolidated the versions into one, streamlining the product. Features such as push notifications and terminal maps, previously only available in the 'pro' version, are now included.
United Airlines app offers iOS 7 redesign, quick access 'travel card' format
Airline United released an update for its United Airlines app, offering a new design and additional features. Available on iTunes, its quick-access 'travel cards' interface allows users to easily view a flight status, airport map, book or check in for a flight. Its travel wallet feature provides a shortcut to the user's United Airlines customer information, such as upcoming reservations, mobile boarding passes, and more.