Get­ting to the cen­ter of the ac­tion

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - Be­fore you jump into the air­port taxi line, check out your other op­tions.

Name: Air­ What it does: Dis­plays the most per­ti­nent trans­porta­tion op­tions and costs for get­ting from the air­port to the city cen­ter in 40 metropoli­tan cities around the globe.

What’s hot: It does an im­por­tant task sim­ply and well. The home screen dis­plays a grid of air­port codes listed al­pha­bet­i­cally. Click on the rel­e­vant code and you’re taken to a page with a list of trans­porta­tion op­tions. You’ll find the sym­bol of a bus, taxi, train or other ve­hi­cle with a price tag and time it takes to reach the city cen­ter. I was im­pressed that for Dublin, Ire­land, they even gave me the bus num- ber with a link to the bus com­pany’s web­site and timetable. It also had UberX op­tions where ap­pli­ca­ble. Need some­thing to do once you ar­rive? It uses Vi­a­tor to link to a few pop­u­lar at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties, but it felt help­ful, not dis­tract­ing or an­noy­ing.

What’s not: It’s still in beta so use it with cau­tion, but I didn’t have any prob­lems when I tested it. The only thing I wanted was more air­port list­ings. There is space on the grid for you to re­quest an air­port to be added. It’s a great ad­di­tion for trav­el­ers. I’ll be ready for the app. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink.


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