Cathay Pacific rolls out Passbook boarding pass

Cathay Pacific rolls out Passbook boarding pass

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have made travel even easier for the airlines’ passengers by making their mobile boarding pass service accessible through Passbook on iOS.

Passbook lets travellers scan an iPhone or iPod touch to get to flights.

Users can store any number of the Cathay Pacific or Dragonair Mobile Boarding Pass in Passbook and access them easily, without having to use any other mobile app.

After checking in for flights online, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair passengers can retrieve their pass by clicking on the relevant hyperlink provided by SMS or email.

Then by simply clicking the “Add to Passbook” badge, the boarding pass is stored in Passbook.

Those who check in via the Cathay Pacific/Dragonair mobile site or mobile app can simply click the “Add Boarding Pass to Passbook” button on the check-in confirmation page.

Passbook has the advantage of being both convenient and easy to use.

Integration with the location and time-aware functions of iOS devices allows Passbook-enabled boarding passes to “pop up” at the right time.

Customers will see their boarding passes appearing automatically on the mobile device’s “lock” screen when they are near to the originating airport and closer to the time of departure.

The boarding pass can then be opened up with a simple pinch on the notification alert directly from the home screen, meaning passengers don’t need to scrabble around to find the right SMS or email.

At the airport, passengers can simply scan the boarding pass with the Passbook barcode when proceeding through immigration, security and the boarding gate.