Many are currently juggling their need for a well-earned holiday, with their anxiety about travelling in a post-COVID era. This new app aims to solve that problem.
The reassessment of travel restrictions and the addition of more destinations to the green list heralds the reopening of travel and a return to airports. For those who have been desperate to reunite with loved ones or to take a much-needed holiday this is welcome news indeed, but what of the 31% of Brits experiencing post-COVID travel anxiety and worrying about holidaying this year due to heightened health concerns? And what about the third 35% of the population that are likely to avoid crowds because of concerns about social distancing*?
App in the Air
Well, the good news is that personal travel assistant App in the Air, the free-to-download travel tech platform loved by more than six million frequent flyers globally, offers features to make the airport experience as seamless and safe as possible, avoids the queues, and can help to manage post-pandemic airport and flying anxiety.
In addition to being a one-stop-shop for planning and managing every aspect of a user’s travel, the app has some fantastic functions that allows its users to access real-time, crowdsourced information about security wait times, terminal social distancing policies, airport hygiene standards, and updates about changing quarantine restrictions.
App in the Air provides the solution to post-pandemic airport anxiety in the following ways:
New in-app health filters allow users to search for flight by the flexibility of airline fares, via the airlines’ mask requirements, or by whether or not they block the middle seats
By delivering real-time information, including check-in and security waiting times, flight delays and boarding times, so that users can minimise their time spent at the airport and keep away from larger than necessary crowds
Giving the latest information about COVID airport policies and a guide including health declarations, destinations’ PPE requirements and quarantine restrictions
Users can read real-time reviews of airport and facility cleanliness from fellow app users, plus recommendations about which areas are less crowded, last minute lounge closures, where to access Wi-Fi, and more
Outside of the platform, App In The Air has also developed an easy to search country-to-country and airline restrictions guide at covid.aita.travel, which provides insight on arrival health requirements and government restrictions, as well as airline policies
App in the Air is free to download, or a Premium version (with upgraded features that include real-time flight status, offline access, family notifications and automatic check-ins) costs £29.49 for 12 months. For more information, please visit www.appintheair.mobi.