EasyBiz is a new app for tracking gas mileage while on the go. Just launch EasyBiz, enter the fuel cost and miles per gallon, and go. You can also enter trips manually if you need to. Free - Download Now
Following last week's news that British Airways would be the first major European Airline to implement the new relaxed regulations on electronic device use, we now have a time frame, and it's good news. As of Thursday, December 19 British Airways passengers will be allowed to use their personal devices during takeoff and landing for the first time.
Following the recent FAA rulings in the U.S, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now followed suit by relaxing the restrictions on electronic device usage during flight. One of the first major Airlines to move to get on board with the new guidelines is British Airways, which is currently in discussions with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) over making it happen on its flights.
With your iPhone or iPad you're already able to use iMessage on in-flight WiFi in the U.S. already, but Southwest Airlines is today making it easier for its passengers by offering a new, reduced rate iMessage only plan.
FlightTrack 5 for iPhone is a completely redesigned version of the old FlightTrack. The app has been rewritten completely from the ground up with iOS 7 in mind. The result is a gorgeous interface and an intuitive experience that makes checking flight statuses not only painless, but enjoyable. $2.99 - Download Now
TripList functions somewhat as a personal assistant with one main goal in mind, to make sure you don't forget anything before traveling. Create all your packing lists with all the items you need and TripList takes care of the rest. You can even import all your trips with TripIt for minimal setup time. Free - Download Now
If you're a frequent traveller, then you'll already be aware of many of the great apps available in the App Store for your iPhone and iPad that try and help you through the process. Before a recent long haul trip, I came across App in the Air, a flight tracking and airport assistant that not only looks fantastic, but backs it up where it matters. It doesn't just keep tabs on your flight...
Following the recent FAA decision to approve electronic devices for use in all stages of flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its own guidelines and it's good news for Euro flyers. The agency has approved the use of Electronic devices for all stages of flight, providing said devices are put into Airplane mode during travel. The guidelines are expected to be...
A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel will formally recommend that restrictions on use of electronic devices on aircraft be loosened. The formal recommendation will be sent to the FAA on Monday. If the FAA implements the recommendation, passengers will be able to use devices such as iPhones, iPads, and e-readers during takeoff and landing, according to the AP:
I know there's a few of my British friends who've been waiting on this one; British Airways has finally added Passbook support to their iPhone app! The update is pushing out through the App Store as we speak, and going forward all boarding passes will be presented in Passbook. There is however an issue with the app for anyone on iOS 5, and BA is advising users on this software version...