Qantas is looking to follow Virgin Australia in making its mobile boarding passes work with the new Passbook app in Apple's iOS 6 software and the iPhone 5.
"Qantas is currently exploring the opportunity of mobile boarding passes supporting the Passbook application on the iPhone 5 and iOS software" a spokesperson for the airline told Australian Business Traveller.
Of course, the airline already offers mobile check-in and boarding passes for all mobile devices via qantas.com.au, but integration with Passbook – a 'digital wallet' capable of storing boarding passes, movie tickets and membership cards – will certainly streamline the journey for frequent flyers.
It's not just about having your boarding pass in a cool app alongside your frequent flyer and hotel loyalty cards: Passbook can also offer live updates such as flight delays and changes to the airport boarding gate.
As previously reported, Virgin Australia has already upgraded its mobile boarding pass system to work with Passbook, along with US airlines Amerian, United and Delta.
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