Just for Fun: This Cool App Tracks Your Flights & Shows Miles Flown, Countries Visited, & Hours Spent on Planes!

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Thought I’d share a cool app. App in the Air tracks your flights, stores boarding passes, and keeps track of loyalty account balances. A couple are paid features, but I don’t pay for the app because the free features are fun on their own.

The paid features are useful for some, but I like TripIt Pro for flight updates, and use AwardWallet to track my program balances. And for free, you can see interesting facts about your personal travels.

app in the air

Oh, the places you’ll go! Check out App in the Air if you like stats and maps

Here’s what the app can do!

App in the Air for fun travel stats

I love data, graphs, and stats. And of course maps and geography. When I was little, I had a world map in my room and spent hours looking at all the countries on our amazing planet.

As an adult, I’ve been fortunate enough to see 28 of those countries, according to App in the Air. Which doesn’t seem like nearly enough!

This app tells you:

  • How many countries you’ve visited (28 for me)
  • The number of airports you’ve seen (Just 82? Feels like more)
  • How many airlines you’ve flown (34!)
  • All the aircraft types you’ve been on (51!)
  • How many miles you’ve flown (556,108)
  • How many hours you’ve been in planes (1,184)

I love all the data this app produces

It also awards badges for the number of aircraft you’ve flown in, how many red eyes you’ve taken, flying backward in time, circumnavigating the globe, and more.

My personal stats

And you can see a map of all the flights you’ve taken throughout the world.

All of this is completely free.

The app works by connecting to your TripIt account or email, then scouring for flight confirmations.

Get ready to scroll. App in the Air shows you every flight you’ve ever taken

Once all your data is imported, you can see graphs by month or year.

2016 was a big year for me. And I don’t really fly United a lot raff

You can also see a map of your flights all over the world, and view them on an AR (augmented reality) globe.

Haven’t been to the Ring of Fire nearly enough

If you geek out over maps, geography, flight stats, or graph data, this is a fun app to have on your phone. I wouldn’t pay for the premium features unless you find them meaningful. And the free stuff is more than enough for most travelers.

I especially like how you can track aircraft (for AV geeks) and countries visited (for those bucket lists).

Bottom line

Lord help me, y’all know I love apps. I have a zillion on my phone. Most perform a function, but this one’s all about fun.

In my mind, I’d been to more countries, and seeing the number of hours spent on planes was a little too real. I also haven’t hit a million miles flown, which makes me feel extremely lazy.

But hey, I’ve been to the moon and back (238,900 miles each way), so that’s something.

The app has lots of other functions, but most are paid features. You can track your loyalty programs for free, but I still think AwardWallet does a better job of that.

App in the Air is worth a download if you want personalized travel data, like maps, or want some cool stats.

How does your travel data compare? There are some real road warriors out there, so your maps and stats might put mine to shame!

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