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As those of you well-travelled will be more than aware, the business of checking in, collecting luggage, waiting around and dealing with cancellations, gate changes and unforeseen delays tends to be part and parcel of the whole experience of catching a flight. To make things easier, there are an abundance of helpful apps purporting to keep us as informed as we need to be, and one of the most popular – FlightBoard – has just gone free for a very limited time only.

There seems to be an arbitrary rule about flight departure board apps, that they have to be priced higher than those for other such services. If you type in “train,” “rail” or “subway” into the App Store app, you’ll find a torrent of decent apps either free, or costing minimal fees – many of which have that five-star rating.

FlightBoard

For an unspecified amount of time, you can have yourself one of the very best travel apps available for the iPhone absolutely free of charge, and if you’re planning on doing a lot of travelling to see family and friends this holiday period, it’s an app you really ought to have on your home page. Flying tests even the most organized of folk, so even if you think you’ll have everything under control, grab it just to be on the safe side – it is free, after all.

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Of the app itself, it packs in all the features you could possibly require of an app in this field. It covers a mammoth 16,000 airports across the globe, spanning 1,400 different airlines. You can check the real-time status of any flight, and quickly flit between departures and arrivals so you’ll never miss a thing.

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In terms of aesthetics, the interface is said to resemble the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, and to save time, it uses your location date to automatically detect the nearest airports to you.

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Simple, clean and minimal it most certainly is, and with a hefty usual retail price point of $3.99, now is your best chance to pick up one of the most complete flight apps in the game.

(Source: FlightBoard for iOS on App Store)

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(via LifeHacker)

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