Have you ever walked up to the security line at the airport and thought to yourself, “I really wish I had left earlier!” Or worse yet, have you missed your flight because of a long line?
It happens to the best of us. More than 70,000 American passengers missed a flight in 2016 because of excessive wait times. So, should you just have to accept long lines at security as a cruel fact of life? Absolutely not! There’s an app for that. A few, actually.
Check out these five apps that can help dodge the lines and get to your gate even faster.
The way MiFlight works is simple: it shares user data about security wait times. So, the more users check in at security, the more accurate their wait times become. MiFlight has a great user interface to boot.
Available on iOS
flightSpeak is the Swiss Army knife of airport apps. Not only does it tell you the latest security line wait times, but you can even find some of the best places to eat, locate a secure WiFi connection, scoop up store coupons, and more. flightSpeak also brings popular airport Twitter feeds to one spot so you can stay in the know. It covers 402 airports, including DIA.
This app puts the answers to all of the questions you have about TSA right in your pocket. It aggregates crowd-sourced security wait times and displays delay information. You can even check how busy the airport might be on a given day based on historical data.
Fleet Security Line Wait Times
Fleet Security Line Wait Times does exactly what the name says: it tells you how busy security is, using phrases like “somewhat crowded.” After you get through security, it helps you out through the rest of your trip by giving you delay, terminal, gate, and baggage claim information. It also allows you to send your ETA to family and friends right from the app.
Available on iOS
I know what you’re thinking — “Isn’t Kayak a booking site?” Well, yes, but there’s more to the app. You can obviously use Kayak to find great hotel, flight, and rental car deals. Once you’ve booked your trip, use it to get security wait time estimates, airport maps, and a countdown timer to make sure you catch your connecting flights.
After you save all that time getting through security, you might want to grab some coffee, get a bite to eat, or explore the airport. Here are some articles to help you out at DIA: