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It’s about time you started packing for your upcoming trip, what’s the first thing into your bag? Your iPad of course! Travel guides of the past where heavy, bulky and took up precious space. Now, you can have it all in a 9.50″ x 7.31″ tablet. It’s no use however, without these travel apps!

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These apps will take you from the planning stages of your trip, to helping you along the way while you travel and even give you a hand after you return home from your holiday. Find your flights, look up destination information, check your flight status before heading to the airport, even where to find the city’s best restaurants.

Do you have your iPad at the ready? Here come the five best travel apps!

Flight Status Pro

Flight Status Pro

It’s the day of your flight, you’re on your way to the airport. Pull out your iPad and track your flights by searching for your airline, route or flight number. Find out your gate before you even arrive! Be the first to know about any delays and cancellations, which terminal you’ll need and more. It covers every airport in the world. Download it here.

Price: £5.99

Liligo for iPad

Liligo for iPad

This is the most advanced flight search app available for iPad, and we’re not just playing favourites. Find the best deals on cheap flights (even last minute ones) by searching 250+ travel sites at the same time. Our searches include all the low cost ones as well! Compare the prices, filter your results and touch the offer you like. Ta-da! Download it here.

Price: Free

Loopt Pulse

If you ever find yourself wandering around a place with nothing to do (imagine that!) then pull out your iPad and fire up this app. Search for something interesting to eat or drink, find a tourist sight nearby or check out events. Loopt find places in real-time, either in map-view or photo-view. Download it here.

Price: Free

WeatherBug Elite

WeatherBug Elite

Sure your iPad has a built-in weather widget and the Weather Channel even offers a free one, but the WeatherBug is the ultimate weather tool and is worth its weight in gold. Get the latest forecast, chance of rain, temperature, wind chill, humidex… all those weathery details you’ll need to know before going out for the day. Download it here.

Price: Free

iBooks

iBooks

You’re bound to want to take at least some reading material with you on your trip. Rather than hauling a couple of paperbacks in your bag, download Apple’s e-book reader for free. You’ll find a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and even travel-related books to read. Foreign-language dictionary and phrase books? No problem. It’s genius and who wouldn’t like to pick a book up off of a virtual bookshelf? Download it here.

Price: Free (books are extra)

Which are your most used apps while on the road? Which apps can you NOT live without?

Images: / Flickr cc. + iTunes screenshots

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4 responses to “Top 5 travel apps for iPad

  1. Cool Tony,
    Just checked out the screen shots, I like the idea of a virtual scrapbook for your trips and holidays. Looks like a nice thing to work on in the car too if you’ve got some long drives.
    Thanks for sharing!

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