Qantas have announced that digital boarding passes are now available for travellers flying between Australia and New Zealand with its introduction of mobile check-in for Trans-Tasman flights. Its introduction marks the beginnings of 'seamless travel across the Tasman' with a streamlined and more time efficient check-in process.
Qantas have stated that they want to 'to make the experience more like domestic air travel' which now means that travellers on one of Qantas' 252 return services between the neighbouring countries will no longer need to queue to print out boarding passes.
Using this new check-in system, travellers can now finalise check-in and passport checks online and obtain their digital boarding pass. Travellers with baggage can use the specified online check-in bag drop at the airport, pass through immigration and security and head straight to their gate whereas customers without baggage can head straight to the gate after security and immigration using their digital boarding pass.
The system is currently web and mobile optimised with rollout onto the Qantas set for during June.
The mobile check in is only available for single customer bookings and on direct flights between Australia and New Zealand and does not include customers transiting through Australia or New Zealand. Qantas have plans to eventually roll this service out to the rest of their international network.