Now your phone is also your boarding pass

Qantas customers will be able to board using a mobile phone or other handheld device from early next year.

Qantas customers will be able to board using a mobile phone or other handheld device from early next year.

And Qantas international customers will be able to check in to their flights over the internet, with flyers able to select their seats online either when they book or later though the Qantas website.

Customers will receive their mobile boarding passes on their mobile phone or BlackBerry as a 2D barcode a day before the flight, if they have already selected their seats online before departure.

The move, while allowing customers to have a completely paperless booking and boarding experience, will also reduce Qantas personnel costs.

Qantas executive general manager John Borghetti told Fairfax the airline was specifically working to ensure the new digital boarding pass system would support the new 3G iPhone.

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