Traveling this holiday? Get the best travel apps

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Half of all travelers now have smartphones. And now, more and more airlines have apps to make your trip easier.

American, United, Continental, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue all have their own free apps.
You can use them to check in and download your boarding pass. And most of them will alert you if your flight is delayed.

Have family members arriving on multiple airlines? There's also a reliable app called "Flight Status," that will provide you with push alert updates on any flights you might be tracking.

Also, if you find yourself stuck in an airport over the coming weeks, you're going to want to know something you can do to keep yourself occupied. The "Gate Guru" app can help with that. It has maps of all of the country's airports. It lists security wait times too.

Watch the video above for demonstrations of each app.

Also in this edition of the Domestic Dish, what not to buy on Black Friday and the surprising amount of pizzas sold on Thanksgiving.