Qatar Airways has launched its latest payment feature - Apple Pay - becoming the first Gulf carrier to offer the revolutionary ‘mobile wallet’ solution across all 12 countries where Apple Pay is available. Available on any iOS compatible device, Apple Pay allows travellers to conveniently and securely book their next journey on Qatar Airways across the airline’s global network with the touch of a finger.
Customers on the move with an iPhone can now pay for their British Airways flights using Apple Pay through the airline’s app. Apple Pay automatically stores any payment card details to make it quicker and easier than ever to pay for flights with just a swipe of the finger.
easyJet has announced that customers can now use Apple Pay on web for bookings made on easyJet.com. This makes payment a seamless “two touch” process. Apple Pay is already available via easyJet’s iOS mobile app however from today customers will also be able to confirm their booking via easyJet.com on their Apple iPad or Apple Mac in just a matter of seconds thanks to Apple Pay; a secure, quick and private one-touch payment function.
British holidaymakers will be able to plan, search and book their perfect beach holidays from the comfort of their own sofa, thanks to the new Apple TV app from beach holiday specialist On the Beach. This new holiday deals app for Apple TV from On the Beach gives travellers the ability to search by month of departure, departure airport or multiple departure airports before results are displayed.
easyJet customers can now use Apple Pay for bookings made via its iOS app. Using Apple Pay customers booking flights through the airline’s industry-leading app will be able to process their booking in just a matter of seconds thanks to Apple Pay’s secure quick one-touch payment function.
Jet Airways has unveiled its app designed exclusively for Apple Watch, the first Indian airline to do so. The application will allow guests to conveniently access real time information about the status of any flight on the Jet Airways’ network, receive flight status notifications, get alerts for upcoming trips as well as updates on special deals and offers from Jet Airways.
United has announced the airline will equip its customer service representatives in the company’s US-based hubs with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, enabling agents to meet customers’ needs more quickly while having access to additional operational information at their fingertips. United will begin distributing the devices to its more than 6,000 hub-based customer service representatives next year.
The use of the British Airways Apple Watch app has quadrupled in just four months, and in response the airline is introducing new scanners to make them easier, and faster to use. Customers will be able to slide their wrists under the new ‘Scan and Go’ devices to scan their boarding pass, print their own bag tags and speed through the airport.
TripAdvisor has announced the launch of the TripAdvisor app for Apple TV. This is the first time TripAdvisor has developed a custom app for television. The TripAdvisor Apple TV app inspires wanderlust highlighting TripAdvisor content, such as photos of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award-winning destinations and points of interest.
Emirates is offering customers in the UK and US access to Apple Pay, a new service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to purchase flight tickets. The new payment option puts Emirates ahead of the game as the first global airline to allow its customers to access Apple Pay when booking online, making mobile flight ticket purchase even more fuss free.