Qantas adds Passbook support for mobile boarding

Macworld Australia Staff
27 November, 2012
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Qantas travellers will now be able to utilise Passbook when boarding domestic flights, with the Australian airline adding mobile check-in support for Apple’s digital wallet application.

From today, Qantas flyers who check in for domestic flights via their iPhone can send a copy of their mobile boarding pass to the Passbook app by selecting the ‘Add to Passbook’ button at the onscreen boarding pass.

The passes are then scanned by the airline when flights begin boarding, with each mobile pass colour coded to match your Qantas frequent flyer status, as reported by Australian Business Traveller.

Apple’s Passbook technology is available to all iPhone users with the latest version of iOS 6 installed on their device. Launched by Applw on September 19, Passbook operates like a digital wallet of sorts, storing boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons and gift cards on your smartphone.

A spokesperson for Qantas confirmed to the Australian Business Traveller that the airline is “working on further developments to the app which will enable live updates to the boarding passes,”expected to launch in late-January 2013.

Qantas joins a number of other airlines offering mobile boarding passes via Passbook, including Delta, American Airelines and Virgin Australia.

For more information on Passbook and additional apps in iOS 6, see our complete review here.


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