There are many websites which can be really helpful when you are booking a trip, packing the luggage or preparing for a flight. Today, I decided to share my favorite six websites dedicated to the flights which helped me many times during the trip preparation.
6 websites you should know about when flying
Skyscanner is one of the most popular travel search engines. You can search for plane tickets, rent-a-car, and hotels. The site is translated into more than 30 languages and you can change currencies and countries what means it can be customized nicely. What I love the most about Skyscanner is that it offers the ability to search for the tickets in a month or even a year period so it’s easy to find the cheapest ticket.
If the passport in your pocket is bothering you and you do not know where to go, in a field “from” you can enter the city or country you want to fly from and to a destination put “everywhere”. The search result will be a list of countries that are connected to your destination with the lowest fares in the selected period.
Advice plus: always check the price on other sites (like Hopper App, Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz, Hipmunk) and official airline sites because prices can vary a lot.
2) Seat Guru
On Seat Guru, you can type in the airline name and flight number in order to receive a pictorial overview of the aircraft with a seating plan, the images added by the passengers, an airline information and a list of in-flight amenities. However, don’t believe really everything what people write because they stated I will have a personal TV, electricity, and WIFI in my last fight to Mexico and.. well, there was no even TV.
The site is very helpful when purchasing a ticket and when you can choose your seat because here you can get the information what are the best seats, how much legroom will you have etc. Green seats are named the best on the plane, yellow have some bad comments and red are marked as the worst. Comments about the each seat can be seen by putting the cursor over it.
Seat Guru offers much more than just information about the aircraft and its features. You can search for the flights, get a variety of useful tips on air travel, compare companies and many other things.
iFlyBags is a great site for everybody who has problems with overpacking or if you want to double check your luggage allowances. After entering the flight data, you will see the baggage restrictions and how much you should pay for extra baggage (it can be another bag, a dog or a bicycle). When you see that “just one more pair of shoes” can cost about 50€, you will probably pack more rational.
4) Airline Meals
Airline Meals is offering you and opportunity to see what the airplane food looks like. The passengers upload their own pictures of food served on planes and that can be an excellent preparation for the flight. Airplane food is often not the tastiest one and the advice that you do not fly hungry would be one of the best you will ever get. Find your airline and see what they served recently.
5) Check My Trip
Check My Trip is one of my favorite sites. By entering the booking number and your surname you’ll get flight details such as flight number, time of departure and landing, aircraft and others. It is very handy for checking whether the flight may be delayed or canceled.
6) Flight Diary
Flight Diary helps you track your flights by entering flight details such as date, flight number, departure city and destination, travel reasons, seat number, flight class and other. Data is stored in the database and you can see the complete statistics: the number of kilometers traveled, the time spent in the air, which day in a week you usually fly… It is practical, interesting and useful. And I love to play with it.
Update: They just merged with FlighRadar24 so now you can find them here find them here,
Do you use any of this sites? Which are your favorites?
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