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(Review) AA’s Travel Companion App: Your Road to Convenience

In today’s fast-paced world, every moment on the road is precious. No matter where you’re going, having tools that make journeys simpler makes all the difference. For decades, the AA has been a pillar of the motoring community, consistently delivering peace of mind to millions. Known as the UK’s largest motoring organization, the AA is a trusted name in the motoring world. Now, this brand takes convenience to a whole new level with the AA Travel Companion App. Aside from offering real-time traffic updates, the AA App has route-planning and roadside assistance benefits.


In this review, we will take a closer look at the AA app. We will eyeball its numerous features, interface, user-friendliness, and functionality. We will also discuss the ease of use and overall value to travelers. 


The AA Mobile Traffic App: Features And Functionality


We downloaded the AA app and got straight into its features. We were quite impressed by the usability of the app, especially compared to the previous apps we reviewed. Here are the features you will find in the AA mobile app.


Journey Planning With Live Traffic Updates

The live traffic updates feature was the feature that marked the start of the App. With this feature, you’re able to observe the traffic in real-time. The route planner function shows you the best way to get to your destination, taking into account the traffic conditions and roadworks. You can see the intensity of road congestion or traffic stops. Armed with this info, you can then plan your journey accordingly, avoiding any traffic jams along the way. 

In terms of live traffic updates, we think the AA app offers better updates than other apps like Waze, RAC, Navigon Traffic4all, and Traffic Live Info. 


Emergency And Roadside Assistance

The AA app is your mobile panic button. It gives you immediate access to emergency medical or roadside assistance when you need it most. All the help you need is a click away. With AA’s excellent customer service, the emergency and roadside assistance is admirable. However, we would also appreciate the addition of a follow-up feature and communication with one of AA’s approved garages. 


AA Armed Response

Thanks to the AA’s subscription package, you can also get the AA Armed Response Service. With the rise in car theft right now, this is one of the most handy features in the App. In case of a hijacking or robbery, this feature gives you an armed security response. 


Parking Reminders And Locate Your Vehicle 

The AA app isn’t just useful for when you’re about to take on the open road. It also helps you find parking spots or gas stations that are nearby. It shows you all the places you can park and compares the prices.

When you do find a parking spot and let off some steam, the app also helps you locate your car via GPS/Bluetooth, thanks to the car finder feature. 


‘Ready To Fly’ Destination Requirements

Check the travel requirements for your destination. The app has a ‘Ready to Fly’ banner that shows you if your destination has any travel restrictions due to COVID-19 or other reasons. You can also find information on visa requirements, health regulations, and currency exchange rates.


Managing Your AAdvantage Account And Entertainment Features

Thanks to the payment features, you can also manage your AAdvantage (or your AA customer account) directly in the app. 

Having this account allows you to track your AAdvantage® miles and progress toward loyalty status. As an extra, you can also stream free inflight entertainment from the app. We are talking about movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts. Everything you love. 


MOT and Service Reminders

We particularly love the Service reminder feature, which reminds you when your car service is due. Considering how busy some days can get, having this feature means you won’t have to remember when to service your car.


Discounts on Dining, Drinks, Car Care And More

With the AA app, every customer gets up to 20% off on meals and drinks at over 1,000 restaurants and pubs around the United Kingdom. Customers also get discounts on days out, travel, vehicle care, and more.


The AA Mobile Traffic App: Interface


For an app that’s been around for nearly a decade, we appreciate just how far it’s come in terms of the interface. From the moment you open the app, you’re graced with a simple, uncluttered design The layout is very easy to follow, allowing you to navigate through the app stress-free.


The AA App: Verdict

The AA app is among the best road planner apps you can find. With it, you can plan the quickest route to any destination in the United Kingdom. The AA App certainly offers a lot to UK customers. The most notable features are real-time traffic alerts, breakdown assistance, AAdvantage account management, and car location features. To top that off, all the customers also enjoy discounts on movies and dining. As for the cons, Flagship Drive hasn’t found any. 



Where can I download the AA App?

The AA app is compatible with Android and iOS devices. You can download it from the App Store2 or Google Play store.


Is the AA App Free? 

Yes, the AA app is free to download on Android and iOS devices. 


Can I access the AA app outside the UK?

No. As of September 2023, the AA app is only available to UK travelers. 


How long will I have to wait after I get roadside assistance?

After you click on the roadside assistance or emergency call options, it should take between 30 minutes to an hour for an AA official to arrive at your location. Keep in mind that this will depend on your current location.


How much is the AA breakdown recovery cost?

Depending on your payment plan and chosen policy, the AA breakdown recovery cost would be as low as £45/year, £100/year, or more. 

Wilfred Nkhwazi
Wilfred Nkhwazi
🚗 About Wilfred Nkhwazi - Founder of Flagship Drive 🌍 Meet Wilfred Nkhwazi, an automotive writer, and explorer of the open road. 📚 With more than five years of experience in the world of automotive writing, he's the visionary behind Flagship Drive. As a seasoned writer, he brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to Flagship Drive, providing readers with the latest news, reviews, and trends in the automotive world. Wilfred has a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the technology and engineering behind cars, making him the go-to expert for all things automotive. When he isn't behind the wheel, you can find him exploring the latest automotive innovations or attending industry events. He is also the curator of, where he dissects the finest details of automobiles.


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