Qantas releases Passbook-enabled iPhone app

By , May 2, 2013

Qantas Airways 10. for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)Qantas Airways 10. for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

Australia’s airline Qantas said back in November it would enable Passbook integration for boarding passes for domestic flights. In the meantime, Qantas partner American Airlines rolled out support for Passbook boarding passes, as did a bunch of major airlines around the world. Making good on its promise, Qantas yesterday finally released its own iOS app with Passbook integration for digital boarding passes, mobile check-ins, real-time flight changes and frequent flyers…

Other features include the ability to book flights directly in the app, which could save lots of time if you’re planning on flying with Qantas. On top of that, the Qantas Airways app allows you to search and book over 100,000 hotels worldwide, check the latest flight stats and more.

Qantas Airways 10. for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Qantas Airways 10. for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

Here are release notes:

  • browse best fares, search and book flights
  • create personalised alerts to be notified whenever there are sales or offers, or whenever fares falls below your preferred price
  • search and book over 100,000 hotels worldwide
  • check-in for most domestic flights and add your boarding passes to Passbook
  • view your flight bookings
  • access up-to-the-minute flight status
  • logged-in Frequent Flyers can see their points balance and next flight at a glance from the home screen

If you’ll be flying to Australia anytime soon, Qantas Airways is a free download from the App Store. The company has two more apps in Apple’s store: Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Freight.

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  • yahmed

    iDB should either make an iOS app or an iOS web clip
    app with a new design

    • http://twitter.com/reallyandy Andy

      The iDB website is already optimized for mobile browsers, what benefits would an app bring?

      • yahmed

        Yeah, but it has an old and very common design. Also, it is in Safari, a web clip oils be much better

  • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

    It seems that everyday passbook is being used in airlines. I thought it was supposed to be used for locality cards and gift cards yet there is no sign of any of this happening anywhere (with the exception of Starbucks the only non-airline on the passbook apps section in the UK). Why is it that people are so lazy when it comes to adopting new technology?