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 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.
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.
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.