How do you guys keep track of all of your travel itineraries and flights/accommodations?

How do you guys keep track of all of your travel itineraries and flights/accommodations? I've always just used google maps multi-destination mode and a text file that has all my flight and hotel check-in and check-out dates with their associated confirmation codes. But that becomes a bit cumbersome and error prone if my travel plans last longer than about two weeks.

Do you ever use any travel or backpacker planner software or websites? Are they any good?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    i use outlook
    and my humungous brain

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I do the slightly boomer thing which is using some MS product like Excel/Word/Notepad to collect all the flight info, hotel bookings, local vocab, opening times of the major sights I want to see. I have it in my cloud, but also I download it to my phone and e-mail it to myself before leaving, just as a backup. I also screenshot some maps as a backup.
      The above I use for multi-destination trips.
      If it's just one or two places or less than a week, I only do this . For all work trips I also only use Outlook.
      I tried so many other things, even wrote my own app once for a trip... But a text file is mostly enough.

      I do all those backups cause I do have issues with roaming every now and then.

      Bonus: if I know I have to fill in some dumb entry form upon entry, I write down the details of my first hotel on a piece of paper and I put it in my pocket. I just don't like having to think after a long flight. It saved me so much time that I don't have to use my brain when filling in those forms upon landing. Fellow passengers are still looking for a pen while I'm already out of the airport.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just remember it? Not really that difficult.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      'just remember it bro' when you currently have 13 flights booked

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >13 flights booked
        Why? I've traveled all over the world. Even at my most active I never approached such extremes.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        How many of these flights to you need to remember though?
        If it's a connecting flight, you only need to remember the first flight, anything else you can look up during the trip or will be prepared for you.
        If it's a return flight, you only need to remember the outbound flight, once you're there you can forget about it and focus on the inbound flight.
        So yeah, seems more like 5 to 6 items to remember, you can handle that in your usual way.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Okay?

        You're not the only person on this board who's traveling, or who has actually traveled. I took my first-ever overseas trip in 2013, back when I was 19 years old. I also took well over a dozen flights. I didn't need to use any "special software" or "travel apps," because I'm not a fricking neanderthal.

        Unless you're taking 13 flights in ~3-4 days from multiple airports, I genuinely cannot comprehend not being able to keep track of your departures. It's not like you need an active mental registry of every single flight. You just need to know:
        >on x date I leave my home country for y country
        >I arrive in y country and must travel to z hotel, where I stay for a nights
        >after a nights, I travel to b
        >after c days, I have another flight to do

        ... and so on, and so forth. I'm not exactly the best with numbers, so I'm p sure that, if I can do it, so can you.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just overlay your schedule on top of a Subway Surfers gameplay video and you'll never forget it.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          lmfao

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        How old are you? Early to mid 20s? When I was that age, I managed to remember 649 different Pokemon. You can remember 13 flights.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        13 seems obnoxious if it’s not for work

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          How can the number of flights someone takes be obnoxious?

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have this weird form of time management where I'm absolutely paranoid about missing a flight or some other scheduled event. My deep-seated fear of missing something important combines with my deep distrust of everyone and everything, forcing me to remember every timed event.

    >phone notifications
    What if my phone stops working
    >hand-written notes
    What I lose it or forget to read it
    >asking people to remind me
    Not their problem + What if they forget to remind me

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most pre-booked things will remind you 1-3 days in advance. Many airlines, hotels, and train operators will send you an email saying
    >"Mr. Anon, are you ready for your upcoming trip?"
    I don't have a thousand apps sending me notifications, just my one email app telling me I've got mail, which I then read.

    If you purchased tickets online for some kind of event, even they tend to email reminders.
    Concert tickets:
    >"Mr. Anon, are you READY TO ROCK two days from now?"

    Museum tickets:
    >"Mr. Anon, we hope you are doing well. We look forward to your visit to the Cucksonian Museum, coming this Friday..."

    Restaurant reservations:
    >"Mr. Anon, don't forget your stretchy pants and your bib this Friday for your reservation at Smokey Joe's BBQ & Grill House!"

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I also do the text file thing. I have one line per calendar day, and write the details of where I'm staying/flights etc. next to it.

    I also use tripit, especially for work trips. Useful to have all the flights, car rental and hotel details all in one place.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >open the app
      >get on the page
      >everybody walk the globohomo

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    personally i just book my flight there and make it up once i'm there
    best friend is obsessed with spending the 6 months leading up to a trip making a 10 page spreadsheet with optimised routes and "9:02am brush teeth, 9:05am take a shit"
    i make it my mission to purposefully force him to deviate from his autistic plans

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

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  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >get email
    >gmail instantly puts it on my calendar
    >keep a xls and google doc with my schedule

    it takes no time at all and actually helps you long term with planning and utilizing your time properly

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you guys keep track of all of your travel itineraries and flights/accommodations?
    1. I remember most of it.
    2. I make an itinerary in MS Word, with relevant contact numbers, hotels, flights and other details and I print it out and keep a copy in my manila folder along with print outs of agoda and airbnb booking and my travel insurance details. I also email a soft copy to myself.
    3. I use the apple calendar synced across my devices with flight alerts and accomodation check in and check out alerts.

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I really want to know: how the FRICK does anyone NOT remember a flight?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      By being le dumb

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have my memory

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