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Travel apps ranked by Forbes

Forbes has a list of some of the best and worst travel apps out there. And as is the case with all lists it invites debate and discussion about what works and what doesn't when it comes to these apps.

First off, most people don't need an airline specific app. My wife and I are headed out on a trip to London, Scotland and Ireland in the fall and for that reason I have the Delta app on my phone. When the trip is over, I'll delete the app. I simply don't fly enough to warrant keeping a Southwest or Delta app on my phone.

But for those that do, the list is sort of interesting. The worst app was US Airways which shouldn't surprise anyone since the airline also ranks low in customer service and will cease to be a brand on its own very shortly when American Airlines, its parent company, does away with the US Airways brand this fall.

Hertz was also among the worst.

The best apps? They belonged to Alaska Airlines and Booking.com respectively. Having used the Booking.com app quite a bit, I really enjoy it. Simple. Clear. And stable. Those are things I like to look at when it comes to apps.

My personal favorite app is Rome2Rio. It basically calculates the best way to get from one point to another, complete with a rough cost estimate.

Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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