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departures and arrivalsTraveling via airplane can be a real headache. There are so many factors to consider and so many things to remember when it comes to heading to the airport and getting on a flight. Personally, anything that can make the process of flying a little less painful makes me happy. Thankfully, the advent of the smartphone has made the traveling process a whole lot easier with all of the awesome applications.

For keeping track of flights, FlightBoard is the best app I have seen. It is incredibly easy to use, and it provides all the information a traveler needs before they venture off to the airport. It gives you all the information you need about departing flights without all the extra fluff that is just a waste. It’s interface is clean, and to put it simply, it just works when you need it to. For finding out flight information, FlightBoard is as good as it gets.

Guess what? It’s Friday, so that means this app is available from the App Store free for a limited time! Want to save $3.99? Who doesn’t? Download the app free and thank me later.


This app offers a flight board that is designed to look just like the boards you would see at an actual airport. It gives you information about all the flights that are coming and going, and lets you know whether there are any delays that could affect your travel experience. The interface of the board is designed to look like Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, and it’s quite beautiful.

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When you first boot up the app, you simply click on airports on the top left of the screen, and you can find the airport from which you need information. The app can use your location to find airports close to you, or you can search by city or airport code. It makes it easy to find the flight information you need at any time.

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The arrow on the top right of the screen allows you to switch between arrivals and departures. The arrow pointing up, as you an probably guess, is departures, while the arrow pointing down is arrivals. This way, if you are using the app not because you are flying, but because you are picking up a friend, you can do that as well.

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If you are looking at a large airport, scrolling through a massive list of flights can be a pain, and with that in mind, the app comes with a handy search bar where you can type in the flight and get right to it. You can also sort the flights by arrival time, gate, origin, and flight number to help you scan through the giant list of flights with ease.

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When you use an airport and go back to the search page, it will be stored in the “Recently Used” section so you can get back to it when you need to.

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The settings page allows you to change how often the flight page updates. By default, it refreshes every 5 minutes, but you can make it longer if you prefer. You can also choose whether it displays the time in the airports local time, your current time, or GMT.


If you are traveling, or have a family member who travels a lot, this is the app for you. It comes with a slick user interface that makes it easy to find the important information about flights at over 16,000 airports around the world. Best of all, you can grab the app free for a limited time from the App Store. Don’t wait, because the app will go back to $3.99 before you know it!

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  1. Ashwin Ramesh
    December 8, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Useful app...

  2. Lee
    December 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I don't understand why they would make it free for iOS but for Android.