tripchi Airport App, What’s the Haps, & Recaps
Sep 2014, End of Summer Edition
With August in the rear-view mirror, it’s high-time we send out our monthly newsletter! We were busy in August prepping our airport app for delivery straight to your pocket. Without further ado, here’s the mobile website version. If you take a peek on your mobile phone, it will give you a sense of what the Android mobile app will look like, even though the design work is still coming together. We appreciate all feedback on our mobile web app – especially if you plan to travel through Washington Dulles (IAD), Charlotte Douglas (CLT), and Dubai International (DXB). Coming soon – Austin (AUS), Boston (BOS), and San Francisco (SFO) – as fast as we can mechanical turk, scrape, parse, and load them! Kudos to the entire tripchi team for finally making the tripchi airport dream a reality.
We have tons of great content on tips & tricks to make the most of your airport and airline time – with highlights from our bi-weekly blog below. We also have been hard at work re-developing the look and feel of our website, which we will be unveiling with our Android app. Don’t worry Apple users, we are still going to launch an iPhone app but it’s just going to take a little longer because of the publishing timelines necessary on the iTunes app store. Android is just easier!
And of course don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and use the #namethatairport and #layovertip hashtags – they are games our tripchi community plays whenever we’re at an airport. For #namethatairport take a non-obvious airport picture, tweet it out with the hashtag, and let others try to guess! For #layovertip share your knowledge and tips to our tripchi community of any airport in the world.
This month’s featured post is a roll-up of all our favorite #layovertips for the month of August. We seeded the hashtag to get the ball rolling, and then kept tally of the most favorited and most re-tweeted #layovertips that our tripchi community came up with. I personally was wowed by a spectacular burrito at LAX, and then also had the revelation that you can use the Airport Parking shuttle to get a free trip to In n’Out Burger outside the airport. Some of our readers found ingenious ways to kill time – like taking fugly selfies, finding Mimosas and Bloody Marys in MSP, or popping in to the National Zoo from IAD.
Are you a modern business traveler? We caught up with Megan Ritter out of Los Angeles to find out what’s new in business travel and technology, and her explanation of this neat infographic. Are you one of the 74% that uses your mobile device to check your flight status? We hope so 🙂
5 Airports with the Best Extracurriculars. Labor Day and holiday travel can be an arduous and aggravating process. With booming storms, crowded runways and full aircraft; delays and cancellations are bound to happen. So we at the tripchi airport app wanted to brighten up your travel blues and bring you our top 5 most exciting extracurricular activities from airports around the world – such as water slides, surfing competitions, and slot machines!
Going to be at the Barcelona Airport? We were earlier in the summer, and we wrote a blog review about it. The next time you travel to Spain, take the Barcelona tripchi airport guide with you!