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Upgrade your business trip or vacation with enRoute’s round-up of apps and gadgets for frequent flyers.
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Get the lowdown on 75 airports worldwide (more coming online soon) with Airports by TravelNerd. Find maps, terminal information, cold beer, hot coffee and transportation to nearby attractions; plus, track your flight in real time.
Free [Apple, Android]

The packing and to-do lists in Packing Pro are ultra-helpful for highly organized as well as forgetful travellers.
$2.99 [Apple]

Whether it's for business or pleasure, book your flight through the Air Canada app. You can use it to verify your flight's status and check in too.
Free [Apple, Android, BlackBerry]

What do you get when three cabbies hook up with three dot-commers? You get Hailo. Open the app, register and tap to order a licensed taxi to your location. What's more, track your car in real time and pay automatically by credit card, with no extra fees. So far, Hailo has 30,000-plus drivers in 11 cities.
Free [Apple, Android]

AllSubway offers offline access to high-resolution transit maps in more than 160 cities around the world, from Atlanta to Zurich.
$0.99 [Apple]

The Google Maps app gives you the best driving, transit and cycling routes, along with street views and real-time traffic updates. But Navigon, from GPS giant Garmin, also flags speed limits, gas stations, border crossings and 2 million points of interest. Heck, this app will even help you find a parking spot.
Google Maps: Free [Apple, Android]; Navigon North America [Apple], Navigon USA&Can [Android]: $45

Ride in style with Uber, a private car service available in 33 cities in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The app will dispatch a sleek black car (or an SUV if you're travelling with a posse) to your location and automatically charge your credit card (including a 20-percent gratuity). "I was at a big event in San Francisco, where it's tough to get a taxi," recalls Mitch Joel, digital marketing guru, self-
described "media hacker" and author of the newly released Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. "There was a long lineup for cabs, so I hit Uber, and in four minutes, I climbed right into a black car and was gone. Uber is about the same price as a cab, but the cars are much nicer."
Free [Apple, Android]

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