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People may go to the airport to get taken up to the skies. However, according to a recent survey, most of them have their heads down grimacing into their smartphones for information that will keep them better prepared.

FlightView, a Boston-based company which makes its own air travel apps for a variety of platforms, polled more than  2,600 travelers; the results indicate there may be considerable opportunities for other developers to enter the sector.