Rene Ritchie's pick of the week on MacBreak Weekly episode 385 is TripIt Pro, a service that organizes all of your travel information in one place. It handles flight and hotel reservations, and alerts you when there are changes to your itinerary. Rene says that TripIt Pro often tells him about airline delays hours before the airline itself would notify him.
Getting your information into TripIt is simple. If you give TripIt your email credentials, it can actually pull your itineraries and information from your email automatically. If you don't want to give it those credentials, you can forward confirmation emails to the site instead.
TripIt is available on the web, and through mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. The iOS app has recently been redesigned for iOS 7, featuring a card based interface for finding information quickly. TripIt has an ad supported free version, or a paid version with no ads for just $0.99.
There are three types of TripIt accounts: TripIt Free, TripIt Pro, and TripIt for teams. The free version gets you the custom itineraries, use of the mobile app, and the ability to share your trip to your calendar and social sites. The Pro option includes mobile alerts, options for alternate flights, and VIP privileges. TripIt for Teams is great for businesses, and it has an admin tool for creating trips for multiple people.
TripIt Pro costs $49 a year, while the Team version starts at $29 a month. To find out more about the account options, visit tripit.com/learnmore