Posts Tagged ‘mobile device’

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

iPhone 5 is here, and is set to make Mobile Check-in and boarding even easier.

 

Like many of our guests, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of iOS6, iPhone 5, and the much speculated Passbook.

A digital wallet that stores boarding passes, Passbook is an innovative new application that is set to help streamline Mobile Check-in and boarding processes.

We are proud to confirm that Virgin Australia will be the first Australian airline to provide guests with Passbook-compatible boarding passes.

The move to integrate with Passbook is just one of the steps we’re taking to make travel more convenient for our guests.

 

How Passbook works:

• Upon completion of Mobile Check-in you will be sent a SMS link to your boarding pass.
• Click the link and open your boarding pass.
• If you have iOS6, a pop-up window will ask you to add your boarding pass to Passbook.
• Click “Add” and your boarding pass will be stored in your Passbook.
• When you are ready to board your flight, a Passbook alert will appear on your lock screen.
• Unlock your phone and open Passbook.
• Passbook will automatically retrieve the stored boarding pass applicable to your flight.
• Make your way to the airport gate and present this boarding pass to board.

 

Passbook means you no longer have to frantically search through your wallet or carry-on for your boarding pass.

iPhone users who aren’t ready to upgrade to iPhone 5 can obtain Passbook by simply updating their operating system to iOS6. Passbook is supported by iPhones dating back to iPhone 3GS.

Non-iPhone users will also receive our updated mobile boarding passes, which come colour-coded according to status for Velocity members.

Note: Passbook is not available to users with default browsers other than safari.

 

Skip the queues at the airport – use your web-enabled phone to check in and obtain your mobile boarding pass. Discover how to check in using Mobile Check-in.

 

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Virgin Australia Unveils First Phase Of Inflight Entertainment Plans

You may have noticed that in 2011, as our new planes have joined the fleet, they have been missing an IFE system, ie the TVs in the back of the seats.

We have today announced that we will be collaborating with industry leader, Lufthansa Systems, to develop a state of-the-art inflight entertainment system using Wi-Fi technology delivered to personal, hand-held devices on our aircraft. Read more »