Tired of scrolling through your emails to find flight or train tickets, hotel confirmations, and car rental details? A simple solution is Tripit, the mobile app that organizes all your travel info in one place and creates a master itinerary for you. I find this app to be the most useful travel tool I own. All my flights, hotels, airport transfers and restaurant reservations are collected in one convenient place. I can access my itinerary anytime, on any device — even when I’m offline.
It’s incredibly simple to use, the hallmark of a great app. I simply forward travel and accommodation bookings to the Tripit email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tripit identifies the email as coming from me and imports and organizes the data. I don’t have to make any modifications to the confirmation emails I receive from airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, etc. Tripit pulls relevant dates, times, and confirmation details and creates a chronological travel itinerary.
Once my info is in Tripit, I get text alerts for when check-in is available, if flights are delayed, if the gate changes and other journey-related alerts.
Often, flight delay alerts come from Tripit before I receive an official message from the airline. Along with the alert are links to arrange alternative flights.
Tripit can also track loyalty programs such as frequent flyer and hotel rewards.
You can choose to have Tripit automatically sync to your calendar so all your travel information is in your calendar, and you can share trips. There’s an option to share over various social accounts, or to specific people. This comes in handy when you are traveling with a group, or when you want to let family members receive notifications about travel delays.
The basic service is free. I’ve found it to be enough. Tripit Pro costs US$49 per year, which allows you to create more details itineraries and track reward points.