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The Ten Airlines Now Compatible with Apple's iOS 6 Passbook

November 28, 2012 at 10:17 AM | by | ()

Think back to a few months ago—to September, to be specific.This was the month of the Apple keynote announcing iOS6, the iPhone 5 and the glorious little app addition named "Passbook." Simply put, Passbook neatly collects all the little virtual ticket stubs which before resided within their own individual apps.

Now your Starbucks card info for coffee today can live in harmony (and very easy access) with your movie ticket for tomorrow and boarding pass for next week. A doff of the cap to American Airlines, United and Lufthansa, the first airlines to support mobile boarding passes within Passbook.

Now that everyone has had a few more months to send their tech teams into overdrive, the total number of Passbook-positive airlines stands at 10, with still more on the way.

Who's hip to it:

· Air Canada *new this month
· American Airlines
· ANA *domestic flights only
· Lufthansa
· Malaysian Airlines
· Porter Airlines
· Qantas *new this month
· Turkish Airlines *new this month
· United
· Virgin Australia

Coming soon: British Airways and Delta. According to TUAW, British Airways are looking to add Passbook "as soon as [they] can." Delta, on the other hand, despite being featured in the Apple keynote regarding Passbook, still hasn't managed to push out their Passbook compatibility. The last Delta app update came in June 2012.

In order to add an upcoming flight on one of the above airlines to your Passbook, make sure you're running iOS 6. Login to your account on the airline's app or, for a few, there's a link on your emailed flight confirmation that lets you automatically send it to Passbook.

[Images: the respective airlines]

Archived Comments:

And Amtrak

I know it's not an airline, but I think it's worth noting that Amtrak also supports Passbook.

TUIfly will support Passbook as of December 19th

TUIfly Germany will support Passbook boarding pass by using the iPort DCS suite as of December 19th. More airlines using iPort are invited to join passbook.

All airlines should..

i hope all airlines should support this kind of system...


congratulations to the ten airlines who are now compatible with Apple's iOS 6 Passbook. however, does it means that theirs no electronic interference or it's allowed already by the governing agency to use such gadget while the plane is on air.