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.
Finnair customers can now enjoy a more personalised service with Finnair’s new app for Apple Watch. Designed to be the perfect travel companion, the app navigates customers through every stage of their journey with ease. The Finnair app, allows customers to benefit from Finnair’s exceptional service while on the move.
easyJet has launched a new iPhone app that includes a range of new features designed to make travel simpler and easier for passengers. Since the launch of easyJet’s first iPhone app in 2011 the app has evolved from easy booking and check-in functionality to include popular features like passport scanning, live flight tracking, mobile boarding passes and Touch ID. It is also now complimented by the easyJet Apple Watch app.
British Airways will offer its customers access to Apple Pay, which is set to transform mobile payments, when it launches in the UK. British Airways customers will be able to pay for flights, holidays and experiences in an easy, secure and private way. Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay.
It’s never been so easy to find out everything you need to know about your flight. Apple’s latest technological innovation is now available with Opodo, and its new app offers access to essential trip details and destination information from your watch, in addition to a range of other features.
Use your watch as a boarding card and have your essential flight information displayed on your wrist – Lufthansa is now offering this innovation to its guests with an app developed especially for the new Apple Watch. It serves as an ideal travel companion, providing passengers with all their essential flight information, which they can access from 24 hours before their flight during the various stages of their journey with Lufthansa.
Singapore Airlines has launched an all-new mobile app for both Apple and Android smartphones, as well as for the Apple Watch. Introducing a redesigned user interface with new features, the app aims to provide a functional and seamless user experience. Features include a contextual homepage that displays the most relevant information about upcoming trips.
Booking.com has announced the launch of the Booking Now app for Apple Watch. Booking Now, which draws from Booking.com’s selection of over 625,000 properties in more than 75,000 destinations, is the first and only travel app to enable users to book a stay directly from their Watch, and in just one touch. Through the use of Apple’s new pressure sensitive ‘force touch’ technology, spontaneous travellers are now able to choose and book the nearest relevant hotel in one simple gesture.
Avios has unveiled Europe’s first loyalty programme app for the new Apple Watch, available when the device launches on April 24th. The Avios Watch app will allow members of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme to easily see their total Avios balance, alert them when it increases, and help them understand the many ways in which they can spend their Avios.
Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it is the first UK based airline to integrate Passbook into its mobile boarding cards, allowing passengers a paperless journey through the airport with their iPhone or iPod touch. During the online check-in process, passengers will now have the added option of sending their boarding card directly to Passbook on their iPhone or iPod touch enabling them to by-pass check-in kiosks and heading straight to security or via baggage drop if carrying luggage.