You can print off realms of pages of hard copy confirmations, or you can download Tripit to your iPhone or iPad. Whether or not you or your executive still like to have a hard copy of key information in your carry-on bag, it’s a treat to simply take all those travel confirmation e-mails from airlines, hotels and more, and forward them to email@example.com.
Better yet, if you use GMail or Google Apps, they’ll do the the transfer for you. Next, they’ll consolidate all the details into in interactive itinerary that you can share by e-mail, Facebook and LinkedIn. Sign up with your e-mail address and create a password, and then verify your e-mail to begin using this winner of multiple awards.
The difference between the free and upgraded versions is that the upgraded versions don’t expose you to advertising. If you or your boss travel frequently, a $49 per annum upgrade to Tripit Pro will get you flight monitoring for potential cost savings, notification of flight delays and options for alternate flights.
Tripit Pro stores your travel reward accounts and tracks rewards points; it sends you an alert if the price of your flight drops and your airfare is eligible for a refund of the difference in price. If you select the Pro version, its Inner Circle enables a traveller to automatically share trip itineraries with one’s partner/spouse and includes complimentary one-year memberships to Hertz #1 Club Gold and Regus Gold, providing access to 1,200 business lounges around the world.
Flight Update Pro, currently priced at $11.99, can be customised and likely offers more features than the average traveller will use. I like the inclusion of SeatGuru, which can pull up seating charts for various aircraft and is a good planning tool.
A note: All price quotes reflect those in place at date of publication; you’ll want to check prices, in your own currency, before downloading.