Family travel promises plenty of adventures—for better or for worse. If you’ve ever been stuck in an airport with a fussy baby, or cramped into a seat with a lap sitter, you know that the challenges are real. Thankfully, new apps promise to make family travel much easier by preventing tiny issues from becoming big problems. Here are five apps that traveling families will want to download STAT.

 

Award Wallet

Award Wallet gathers all of your loyalty program points in one convenient wallet of an app. Don’t let your frequent flier miles, hotel, or credit card reward points go to waste. The app even pings you when your points are close to expiring.

Rome2Rio is a handy app that will show you how to get from Point A to Point B. No matter the distance or the mode of transport, you’ll find the best way to get where you want to go via boat, train, plane and/or automobile.
Trip makes travel itinerary planning easier than ever. You can book hotels, flights, restaurant reservations, tour tickets, and more—all through the app—making it a one-stop shop. It also features predictive technology that factors in location, weather, and personal preferences to proactively ping you with recommendations for everything you need to make your next trip unforgettable.
Trip.com users can join any of nineteen tribes (Family Travelers, Outdoor Adventures, Foodies, Luxury, Wellness, and LGBT, among others) to further personalize the travel experience. With over one million reviews, you can see what fellow travelers have to say before falling into a tourist trap or ripoff. Users can also share photos and postcards, so you can both see and pass on each destination’s must-see sights.

LoungeBuddy

If you’ve every been stuck at an airport with kids in tow thanks to a long layover or delay, you know what a nightmare it can be. LoungeBuddy can help you gain access to the nearest VIP lounge, even if you’re flying economy. Settle into a comfier waiting zone and you’re bound to set off on your travels in a better frame of mind.

 

SeatGuru

When traveling with little ones, those few extra inches of legroom or a seat close to (or far away from!) the lavatory can mean the world. Enter SeatGuru, an app that clues you in on the best and worst seats of whatever plan you’re set to fly out on so you can plan your family’s seats accordingly.