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A new app (free through May) and magazine cover all things Heathrow

A new app (free through May) and magazine cover all things Heathrow

London’s Heathrow Airport last year was the second-busiest airport for passenger traffic in the world, according to Airports Council International. (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia ranked No. 1)

With an airline strike looming and volcanic ash periodically shutting down operations, passengers may  be delayed or stranded this summer and in need of a survival strategy. A downloadable airport guide to Heathrow and a glossy new magazine might take the edge off terminal blues – at least until your flight takes off.

Check out the Heathrow Airport Guide Pro app, which usually costs about $2.60 but is free through the end of May. Users can download the app to an iPhone, Android and Vodafone 360 (BlackBerry version isn’t out yet) for terminal maps, lists of restaurants and other amenities, information on transportation to and from the city and airport news (like how long your flight might be delayed). There’s also a free guide app you can download anytime, but the pro version gives you access to six months of flight timetables.


The airport also launched a new quarterly consumer magazine on Tuesday called Heathrow Traveller, whose first glossy cover features the upcoming World Cup games in South Africa in June and includes features such as the perfect packing tips for a trip to Marrakech, Paris and our very own Los Angeles. The print version appears in all terminals, but of course you can read it online or on your mobile device too.

– Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Photo: Mobile devices displaying the Heathrow Airport Guide. Credit: Heathrow Airport

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