The Chriselle Factor
Nothing ruins the perfect vacation like rushing frantically to the airport, stumbling through security, and worse yet, missing your flight. In this day and age, it's not always easy to gauge just how much time you need to safely make it from your home to your departure gate. There are so many variables—traffic, security holdups, and last-minute gate changes—that could impact whether or not you make it onto the plane before the doors close.
Luckily, there's a new app that tackles this big traveling blunder while also streamlining other important facets of your next flight. The travel app TripIt, as recently highlighted by Condé Nast Traveler, boasts a "Go Now" feature that calculates the best time to leave for the airport based on your current location, flight status, and local traffic conditions. You can even view a countdown clock if you need that extra nudge to wrap up your packing and call a Lyft. In addition to making sure you leave to the airport on time, TripIt stores all your important travel documents—copies of your passport, itineraries, and confirmation documents—all in a clean user-friendly dashboard.
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