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5 Key Travel Apps for the Holidays

Holiday travel: chances are you’re partaking. So we’ve assembled a dream team of travel apps to ensure your every need is taken care of. Naturally, baby back ribs make an appearance...

The End of Being on Hold
NO HOLDS

The End of Being on Hold

Nothing’s better than being on hold with an airline. And by nothing, we actually mean every single thing. This app lets you choose whatever helpline you need, then calls you back automatically when someone’s on the line. Our apologies if you actually like the Muzak version of “Winter Wonderland.”

An Army of Drivers at Your Command
EASY RIDER

An Army of Drivers at Your Command

We don’t know why you’re going to Rio for Christmas. We don’t care. We just won’t rest until we’re sure you’re going to make your flight. With this thing, you’ll book a car right when you need it, then track it. (It’s good in more than 100 countries.) It’s a wonderful life.

700 Maps. No Folding Required.
ON THE MAP

700 Maps. No Folding Required.

The holidays are taking you to some far-flung spots (plenty of thanks to give in Honolulu). You’ll need maps. This has ones for more than 700 cities, and you can look at them when Google Maps stubbornly refuses to work. (Maybe your stand-up paddleboard tour will have cell phone reception next year.)

Dinner, Delivered to Your Gate
THE TERMINAL

Dinner, Delivered to Your Gate

You’re in the security line at O’Hare (or JFK, or St. Paul). Your shoes: nestled securely in the bin, next to your dignity. At that moment, you’ll use this and order up dinner—which will be waiting for you at the gate. (Yes, Chili’s Too is an option. No comment.)

The Subways. All of Them.
UNDERNEATH IT ALL

The Subways. All of Them.

It happens. You’re running late for the Parisian eggnog Olympics. You need the fastest subway route from de Gaulle to Richelieu-Drouot. To the rescue: this app, which is basically an atlas of the world’s public transit systems for your iPad. And yes, it works in the subway.

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