There’s a bucket full of new travel apps popping up every day, but here are a few the editors here have used — and liked.
Lots of sites promise to send you price alerts but Dealray does it better for $9.99 per month. The members-only airfare tracker finds low-cost flight deals and sends notifications when it detects massive price drops, error fares, or flash sales. iOS only
Vegan and vegetarians can find it hard in a new city to find a suitable restaurant but now with HappyCow you’ll be a happy traveler. This app lists vegan and vegetarian restaurants in nearly 10,500 cities worldwide, from major cities like London (Book & Kitchen) and New York City (Blossom du Jour), to obscure places like Vatra Neamului, in Chişinău, Moldova. Each restaurant listing comes with a short description of the menu and user-generated reviews. $3.99.
You’ve been there — only a few minutes for pre-board starts and you need to pick up some food STAT! Grab will let you look at airport restaurant menus ahead of time, map them in the terminal, and in some locations order in advance and pick up your food on the way to the gate. The app currently serves 174 eateries at 17 airports in the U.S.; by early 2017, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport will offer Grab’s mobile ordering at all of its 200 dining outlets.
Those long layovers can wipe you out unless you use this app to book a hotel room for a few hours to grab a shower, take a nap, or just freshen up after a red-eye. Dayuse offers hotel rooms for up to 75 percent off regular nightly rates at 3,000 hotels around the world.More hotels added daily.