Qantas has introduced mobile check-in and digital boarding passes for passengers travelling between Australia and New Zealand.
Until now, passengers travelling across the Tasman had to queue up for a printed boarding pass.
It is quite astonishing that this is only happening now, given that Australia and New Zealand are advanced technological countries with two of the most innovative airlines in Air New Zealand and Qantas.
Apparently the Australian and New Zealand governments are trying to streamline border processing for passengers across the Tasman.
Now passengers on the 252 Qantas return weekly trans-Tasman services can use the new services.
The offering will be initially made through web and mobile (Qantas.com) before being extended to the Qantas app in June 2017.
Qantas says it will then progressively extend digital boarding passes to other routes in its international network through to early 2018.
The new service has some restrictions:
- it is available to eligible passengers flying across the Tasman
- applies to Direct flights between Australia and New Zealand
- Qantas marketed and operated services
- Single customer itineraries
Access to Express Path services for eligible passengers will also be embedded into digital boarding passes.
N.B. Image credit: qantas.com