Frequent travellers know how much time is wasted standing around in line.
The free Mobile Passport app lets you bypass the wait at customs and immigration by filling out a profile ahead of time.
At selected airports in the US, just look for the Mobile Passport controller area and speed through.
Keep track of hotel, flight, and credit card points in one place with an app like AwardWallet.
Then there's Tripit, a favorite amongst frequent fliers as it organizes all your travel plans in one place.
The pro version gives you access to real-time flight alerts, and notifies you if a better seat becomes available.
For delayed, cancelled, or over-booked flights, Airhelp can help to determine if you are entitled to compensation.
If you find yourself stuck at an airport longer than anticipated, Loungebuddy gives you a look inside lounges around the world.
Then you can decide if you wanna pay for access, if you don't have it already.
While you're in the lounge, watch other planes on the go through FlightStats.
It also keeps you up to date with weather at your destination.
In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Savvides, cnet.com, for CBS News.
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