Airport security lines are often a game of chance, with travelers guessing on how early they really need to get to the airport. The guessing game may be over, thanks to a new feature in the popular travel app TripIt Pro. The new feature works similar to traffic apps, letting users how long it they can expect the wait to be at their airport's security lines.
“Wasted time at the airport really adds up—especially for frequent travelers,” said Jen Moyse, director of product for TripIt from Concur. “If the security line is short, you could end up with a lot of extra time. If there’s a long line, you could risk missing a flight. Letting travelers know how long they’ll spend in the security line helps them make the most out of their valuable time.”
By adding security wait times into TripIt Pro, TripIt now gives travelers everything they need to plan their next trip to the airport and quickly navigate their way around once they arrive. Travelers will not only be able to see when they should leave for the airport, but also how long it’s going to take to get through security once they arrive, and how to get to their gate—all without leaving the TripIt app.
“This latest addition to TripIt Pro brings us one step closer to our goal of getting you out the door and to your gate as fast as possible,” continued Moyse.
How It Works:
TripIt took the work out of figuring out how long it’ll take to get through airport security. TripIt Pro now monitors security checkpoint lines and lets travelers know how long the wait is for the checkpoints near their gate.
To help travelers plan ahead, TripIt will also send users an alert three hours before a flight showing them the current wait times—so they know what to expect when they arrive. Travelers can then check the TripIt app for real-time updates.
If a traveler needs to find the nearest checkpoint, or how to get to the shortest security line, they can use the feature’s built-in airport map. That map will also show users which amenities are located near each checkpoint, like restrooms, restaurants and shops.
Security wait times are available in select airports, starting with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Denver International Airport, Orlando International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Users have access to airport security wait times on the TripIt iOS and Android apps. While TripIt organizes travel plans in one place for free, a subscription to TripIt Pro ($49/year) is required to access the new feature. To learn more about how TripIt Pro can help you stay one step ahead, visit www.TripIt.com/pro.