But sometimes traveling with your phone is even more stressful than traveling without it. ll you have enough battery life? Do you have time to download this app before the flight takes off? Is this airport really crowded, or are you just really bad at texting walking? Here’s what it’s like to fly with your smartphone—good bad.

Trying not to use your phone in the terminal

ll there be an outlet on the plane? obably not. Stop texting me, mom! You’re wasting my precious in-flight entertainment minutes! (And yes, I remembered to pack my toothbrush.)

ading up on webpages for the flight

ll there be Internet on the plane? Maybe not. e to pre-load a bunch of webpages—too bad you only think of this three minutes before boarding.

Finding ( occupying) the only outlet for miles around

Did I just unplug an ATM to charge my phone? y yes, yes I did.

Finding Yelp reviews for airport restaurants

The SmashBurger in Terminal 3 has better reviews! Oh right, but I’m trapped here.

Getting real-time notifications about flight status

lking over to a monitor to see whether your flight is delayed is so 2005.

Using your phone as your boarding pass

retically this means you should breeze through boarding, but realistically you only save 2 seconds.

Not turning your phone off on the flight

Take that, airlines!

Dealing with crappy in-flight Internet on your tiny phone screen

Because it’s like $10 cheaper to get in-flight Internet on your phone than it is to get it on your laptop, for some reason.

Beating all 495 levels in Angry Birds

The Internet service up here sucks. e to play games! Oh wait, most of the new games require an Internet connection. e to play five-year-old games!

Turning your phone on the second the plane touches down


en 3,726 notifications come flooding in, all at once.