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Everyone hates standing in the dreaded airport security line, but what if you knew your wait time wouldn’t be as long as you had thought?

» Available for: iOS

» Cost: Free

» What it does: Travelers contribute their security-line wait times to the Mi­Flight app so the next flier can have a better experience. It includes information for 54 airports at the most traveled hubs around the world.

» What’s hot: The app is beautiful and easy to use. Input your airport, terminal and gate to get your estimated wait time in the security line. You can quickly share your info using Facebook, Twitter, Whats­App, email, text or Instagram. Ready to help other travelers? Just click on the timer, input your minutes and share with the app. The app lets you know when the wait time was last updated by date and time.

» What’s not: After you type in your airport, the next step is to pick your terminal. That was easy, but I kept getting stuck on the next step: choosing my gate area. You’ll want to have your gate info handy to use the app. My upcoming flight information, which was mailed to me by a travel agent, didn’t have my gate details, nor did my Tripit (basic version), but when I checked in with my WorldMate travel itinerary app, it did. Note: The airport maps are fairly standard, but the developer will release significant location-sensitive improvements in the near future.

» Worth it: Yes. It had been a few days since someone submitted a wait time for some airports and terminals, but with a critical mass contributing to it, I think this app could be helpful.

Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times

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