Qantas releases new iPhone travel app, says Android app is on the way

Qantas releases new iPhone travel app, says Android app is on the way

Fly with Qantas? Got an iPhone? Then your next logical step is grab the Red Roo's new iPhone app, which is now live on Apple's iTunes Store.

The free app is a far more versatile travel tool compared to the very limited Qantas Frequent Flyer app.

Even more pleasing is that Qantas is working on an Android edition of this app. A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller today that "an Android version will be released later this year".

Fare alerts, flight status and Passbook support

So what has Qantas rolled into this shiny piece of digital candy?

There's the usual search-and-book service, of course.

But travellers can create a watchlist for specific destinations and receive an alert when there's a sale or special offer, or even whenever a specific fare falls below your preferred price.

(So to that extent it basically apes the Virgin Australia iPhone app).

There's also the mandatory mobile check-in for most domestic flights, with boarding passes (colour-coded to match your Qantas Frequent Flyer status) automatically added to Apple's Passbook app.

You'll also get live updates on flight status, in case a delay means you can spend a bit more time in the lounge.

Members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme can check their current tally of points.

Click here to download the free Qantas Airways iPhone app – and once you've taken it for a spin, share your observations in the comments area below.

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David Flynn

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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

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