There’s even an app for that?! Ever find yourself starved and rushing through the airport terminal looking for your gate while breezing past a number of restaurants and shops but can’t stop in to grab a bite because you don’t want to risk missing your flight? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! There are some new apps that will blow your mind allowing you to order food, beverages, and even that neck pillow you forgot to bring, all from your mobile device. It’s like Grubhub and Seamless BUT strictly for the airport.
Some are strictly for preorder and pick up and others provide a delivery service to your gate from restaurants throughout the airport even if it’s in a different terminal! There are multiple apps with this service that have been released however, not all are available in every airport.
Here’s some impressive airport mobile apps with ideal services for every flier.
Grab Mobile App
— Grab (@grabmobileapp) June 5, 2017
Available to download now in the Apple Store and Google Play is the airport app that makes a hungry traveler happy. Once the Grab app is downloaded, you’ll begin by searching the airport restaurants and which type of food you’re in the mood for, then click what you would like to order, and in no time your order will be there waiting for you to grab it. The service is available to be used in over 40 U.S. airports. Also included are directories and directions to your gate with dining and retail places along your way.
At Your Gate
Launched this August at San Diego International, At Your Gate focuses on bringing travelers exactly what they want/need right to their gate. The service charges a flat fee of $6.99 and all orders (which are placed by fliers and paid for in the app) will be delivered 10 minutes prior to boarding. The best part of this is it allows fliers to order from restaurants and shops in any terminals throughout the airport.
— Airport Sherpa (@AirportSherpa) August 6, 2016
Need something, in a rush, and flying out of Baltimore Washington International? Then be sure to download this app! Airport Sherpa is a fairly new service and is only available to download on IOS. Sorry, Android users. The way the app works: you enter your flight info and a list of all nearby shops, food and beverage options. If you’d like something delivered from a different terminal, you’ll have to place your order up to a week in advance. The service is free when you place an order to be picked up from the shop you ordered from and charges a fee ranging from $3.99 to $7.99 for delivery. Airport Sherpa is only available at BWI for now but plans to expand to nearly 20 airports by the end of 2018.
— AirGrub (@AirGrub) March 17, 2016
Are you gluten free, on a low carb diet, or a vegetarian? If so, this is the perfect app for you! Air Grub sorts food options by preference, making it quick, easy, and convenient for travelers with diet restrictions. The service originally launched at San Francisco International Airport and then moved to Boston’s Logan and New York JFK. Although not every restaurant in the airports are available to order on the app, there are still plenty to choose from. Once you enter your flight info you’ll find which restaurants are in your terminal and can then place an order and pay in the app. What’s cool about this app is that Air Grub has partnered with American Airlines frequent-flier program, giving members four miles per dollar spent on the app.
Inspired when developer Hope Porter witnessed a traveler faint in an airport because she didn’t have time to eat, Jourve provides a service like no other airport app. Recently launched in Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport the app allows you to hire what it calls a “jourber” — which is kind of like a personal assistant for the airport. You can pay $30 to have a jourber meet you at your terminal and take your rental car to return it for you. It’ll cost about $15-$20, to have a jourber stand in line for you at the baggage claim or check-in 0. You can even request to have a jourber bring you food from places like Chipotle, Mcdonald’s, and Subway to your gate. There is a $20-$25 deposit for food delivery, but it will be reimbursed once the order is paid for and received.
Have you used an airport mobile app? Tell us about it in the comments below!