British Airways yesterday announced that it was updating its iPhone app to support Apple’s Passbook service.
“From now on, all new boarding passes will be presented in Passbook,” the airline states and “by mid June we’ll be enhancing Passbook boarding passes by adding direct links to them from your iPhone’s lock screen as you’re ready to fly. This will make it even easier for you to access your boarding pass on the move. We’ll send you a message via the app as soon as these are enabled.”
Members of the airline’s Executive Club have however been advised that updating the application may require them to log in to the app once again. As such, the airline is advising member users not to update the app on the day of travel. Members of the Executive Club benefit from numerous, enhanced features on the app; they can check in for flights, download and use mobile boarding passes, view the latest arrival and departure information, see upgrade offers for future flights, track any British Airways flight & book a new flight.
The British Airways app for the iPhone and iPod touch is free to download from the App store.