8 must-have travel apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

Get paid for canceled flights

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  • Try this app: AirHelp

We've all experienced delayed or canceled flights, and AirHelp thinks you should be compensated for it.

AirHelp -- which has five full-time lawyers on its 35-person staff -- helps travelers determine what they're entitled to when their travel plans are disrupted.

According to AirHelp, 26.5 million travelers are entitled to monetary compensation each year -- and less than 2% actually file claims.

"The problem is trying to figure out what your rights are," said cofounder Nicolas Michaelsen.

They resolve most claims within six to eight weeks (unless further legal action is needed).

"We'll follow through and take the airline to court," said Michaelsen. "We've done that a lot of times."

So far, they've been mostly successful: 90% of their 50,000 users have received money back -- with an average payout of $600 before AirHelp takes its 25% share.

- Last updated November 04 2014 03:19 PM ET
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