Many of my readers like to picture me as the world’s savviest traveler, cruising through airports with the ease and grace of a Broadway dancer.
Truth be told, that wasn’t always the case.
In fact, I used to be that guy who printed all of his confirmation emails and carried them around in an oversized and overstuffed folder.
It was as awkward as wearing a fanny pack in public but it worked, I guess.
Today I don’t have to do that, thanks to a wonderful app called TripCase.
TripCase is a trip management app that takes all the hassle and stress out of your travel itinerary by organizing your information in a single, easy to access location.
No more carrying folders though the airport, no more searching through your emails for information, and no more embarrassing yourself in front of hundreds of strangers.
All of your information is at the touch of your fingers thanks to TripCase.
Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Download the TripCase App and create an account. The app is free and you can use you can log in using facebook.
You should be able to have it up and running in less than 60 seconds.
Step 2: Every time you get a confirmation email (from airlines, hotels, car rental companies, restaurants, you name it), forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TripCase will locate all of the relevant information and use it to create a “trip” on your app. The entire process takes less than 30 seconds.
You’ll then receive an email informing you that your trip is ready to view.
TripCase lays out your itinerary in chronological order and includes relevant information such as departure gates, hotel/car rental agency addresses, and even hotel check-out times.
The app will also send you push notifications to notify you of flight delays, gate changes, etc.
You can also share your itinerary with a friend or via social media. You know, just in case you feel like being that guy.
TripCase also allows you to view all of your upcoming trips in one spot, making it easy to see what dates you are available for spontaneous trips to tear up the tables in Vegas or the slopes in Aspen.
I use a variety of tools to be a more efficient traveler, and TripCase is certainly one of the most valuable ones.