In 2010, I attended a mining conference in Zambia and had to fly through OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. My flight was confirmed at the last minute and I had to run through security to make my boarding time for the flight. If I was not familiar with the airport, this could have turned into a disaster.
Make sure you don’t experience this stress by making use of an airport navigation app.
Make sure that you are using an international prepaid SIM card to remain connected on your trip abroad.
FlightBoard is like an airport departures/arrivals board for your pocket.
Downloads: Flight Board (iOS) 4.8 star rating, Flight Board (Android) 3.9 star rating, over 500 000 downloads.
Planning an international vacation? Make use of a top travel app.
Further reading: Top 110 Best travel apps (2022 International tourist guide).
FlightStats is a free real-time flight status and airport tracking application.
Downloads: FlightStats (iOS) 4.8 star rating, FlightStats (Android) 4.3 star rating, over 1 million downloads.
Are you wondering how many times your favourite travel app has been downloaded?
Further reading: Top 10 most downloaded travel apps (2022 Tourist guide).
Track planes in real-time above your head, or all over the world.
Downloads: FlightAware Flight Tracker (iOS) 4.8 star rating, FlightAware Flight Tracker (Android) 3.7 star rating, over 10 million downloads
Do you know what a travel app is and the benefits that they can offer you?
Further Reading: What are travel apps & why every tourist needs them.
LoungeBuddy is the only App that makes it possible for all travellers to view, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds.
Downloads: LoungeBuddy Airport Lounges (iOS) 4.3 star rating
Remaining connected when you are travelling abroad is important.
Further reading: What is international roaming & how it works.
Planes Live Free is a simple yet powerful flight tracking tool that lets you watch the planes online all over the world and get up-to-date information on flights instantly.
Downloads: Planes Live – Flight Tracker (iOS) 4.8 star rating, Planes Live – Flight Tracker, 4.2 star rating, over 1 million downloads
International roaming can be expensive. However, there are ways to avoid them.
Further reading: How to avoid roaming charges (2022 Travellers guide)
Navigating an airport can be tricky. Here are some helpful tips to make this a hassle free experience:
It is also important to note that in most airports, boarding announcements are reserved exclusively for international flights. If you are taking a connecting flight that is domestic, you need to be aware of where you need to go and what time you need to be there.
Children are bursting with excitement when travelling abroad. They often do not know how to manage this excitement and can be a challenge in busy places like an airport.
Here are some key tips to navigating an airport with children:
There are significant benefits to travelling abroad.
Further reading: 20 Benefits of travelling abroad (2022 International tourist guide)
Navigating an airport can create a lot of anxiety as there are a lot of people and noise which can cause a sensory overload. Make sure you know how your airport navigation app works before you need to use it.
Yes. However, you will most likely be flying into a major transportation hub when you first land in the country that you are travelling to. There are very busy airports. Over 76 million people travel through the Atlanta Airport every year.
Most airports reserve these announcements for international flights only. If one of your flights is a domestic flight, you will need to know where you are going.
Yes, airport security will point you to a help desk.
Yes. These apps provide live updates which requires you to have connectivity.
Most apps are build in English. However, most apps let you change your language of preference