Australian airline Qantas has always been quick to embrace new technology. Back in October 2010, it became one of the first airlines to offer iPads as in-flight entertainment systems, and one of the first to embrace Passbook last November.
Today the company launched a new iPhone app that allows users to search and book flights, find accommodation and store digital boarding passes in Passbook.
The app’s called Qantas Airways, and it’s a free download from the App Store. It boasts a ton of features that frequent flyers will love, such as the ability to search for the best fares and book flights, and create personalized alerts that will notify you whenever there are sales or offers, or when fare pries fall below your “preferred price.”
Once you’ve booked your flight, the app provides you with a digital boarding pass that you can store within Passbook. You can also use the app to book over 100,000 hotels worldwide, access up-to-the-minute flight status, and view your frequent flyer points balance from the home screen.
If you’re a Qantas customer, the app is sure to enhance your flying experience.
Apple launched Passbook last September alongside iOS 6, and although a number of big companies have supported it, adoption has still been fairly slow — particularly outside of the United States. Qantas is one of the few international companies to have embraced it.