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APPY H Trails How to get organized, get around, and get smart. By Megan Eileen McDonough BEST APPS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS TripIt Even the most organized traveler can learn a thing or two from TripIt. The app stores all those lengthy confirmation codes that are impossible to memorize and even more annoying to print. To get started, forward a travel confirmation to TripIt will then use that email to create an account for you and will import all the necessary details into a simple but precise itinerary. From here, feel free to edit your itinerary, share your plans with family and friends, or add features like maps, weather forecasts, and directions. Users can also make restaurant reserva- tions, buy theater tickets, and book activities in just a few clicks. For an even simpler process, connect your Gmail or Google Apps email inbox to your TripIt account using the auto import feature. Price: Free Alternative: TripIt Pro — it’s worth the upgrade! tips pop up on your screen. Write a review or just use GateGuru for locating eateries in your terminal. If you don’t have TripIt, you can use the JourneyCard to track your flight status. One major perk of GateGuru is its exclusive partnership with Avis, which can save you up to 35 percent on car rentals if you book directly through the app. If you’re a wiz at numbers, use GateGuru to track how many miles you’ve flown, the number of airports you’ve visited, and other fun facts that help pass the time. Price: Free Alternative: iFlyPro for similar features Uber GateGuru Bored at the airport? GateGuru will make those dreaded layovers surprisingly entertaining. Search the airport for various services ranging from restaurants and bars to clothing stores and bookshops. Once you click on AirportCard, maps, weather forecasts, and general airport When heading to an important business meeting, the last thing you want to worry about is hailing a cab in heavy traffic or in the rain. Luckily, this can all be avoided with Uber, a system of on-demand private drivers at your beck and call. Users select their pickup location by dropping a pin on a map and — voila! — the nearest driver is dispatched. Uber automatically charges your credit card on file so you never have to worry about having cash on hand. Price: Free Alternative: Taxi Magic for yellow cabs Expensify Keeping track of trip expenses is the bane of many business travelers. Expensify eliminates receipt paper trails while making it easy to organize and submit reimbursement requests. Users can associate a credit card with their account or simply forward their emails, itineraries, and attachments to Custom categories, tags, and the ability to leave comments on every billable SEPTEMBER 2013 57

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - September 2013

Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Top College Football Rivalries
Hub Crawl: Montreal-Trudeau International Airport
Adventure: Falconry
Wine & Dine: Las Vegas Dining
Golf: Pacific Links International
University Spotlight: Salisbury University
Style Spotlight: Yacht Club
Gear Up: Cookout Tools
Travel Feature: Jamaica
US Airways: Countdown to Departure
Great Tastes: Fearrington Village, NC
Professional MBA: Wake Forest University
Travel: Apps for Business and Leisure
High Style: Fashion by Peter Millar
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - September 2013