QANTAS adds Android app and Google Now

Qantas announced its Android app for Google-powered smartphones and support for Google Now cards.

Qantas (QF)  announced  its Android app for Google-powered smartphones and will be the first Australian airline to integrate Google Now for customers.

The Android app lets Qantas customers buy airfares, book hotels, view their Frequent Flyer points and check-in all from one location.

QANTAS introduces Android app
QANTAS introduces Android app

Qantas’ integration of Google Now will equally benefit customers giving them information about their trip before they even ask, including flight details, directions to the airport with live traffic updates and reminders to leave as well as the local weather at their destination.

Qantas Domestic Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi said the increased focus on mobile technology was a conscious effort by the company to drive mobile bookings and check-ins, freeing up customers’ time.

Mr Strambi said the Google Now integration was also about giving customers a seamless travel experience.

“Google Now lets Qantas give customers a degree of personalised service before they have even reached our airport terminal,” he said.

Android app key features:

  •  Access Qantas’ best fares
  • Search and book flights quickly and securely
  • Search and book from over 100,000 hotels
  • Create personalised sale alerts (with the option to be alerted by price preference and/or destination)
  • Check-in for most domestic flights
  • Locate lounges and search lounge facilities across the network
  • Share deals and discounts with friends and family easily via social media or SMS
  • Log-in as a Frequent Flyer to view points balance and next flight information
  • Access up to the minute flight status information

The Qantas Android app is available now for free in the Google Play Store.