Ever since we heard this announcement from aviation authorities about allowing paper-free travel at airports, we were gunning to create the best experience for our customers so they could use their mobile devices to travel without the need of taking ticket printouts.
We have been trying a bunch of things to do this in the past 3 months. We introduced a sleek mobile-friendly e-ticket (PDF) for flight bookings that could be saved on your phones and used at airports [See the screenshot below]. We would remind our customers about their upcoming travel and send them the download link through SMS.
This has been working brilliantly for the last few months but the rise of iPhone 5 and the steep growth in usage of iOS 6 (Apple’s latest iPhone OS) meant that we had to build something that was native to this platform – A Passbook.
Today, we’re happy to announce that our iPhone App, supports Passbook for flight tickets — it’s easy, free, fast and really beautiful. You can simply add passbook passes on the booking confirmation page of flight bookings and also by using the “My Bookings” section on the App.
Happy flying, umm… paperless!