Alaska Airlines updated its iOS application, bringing few neat features to the mix. The most significant new feature is the ability to check in and access your mobile boarding pass within the app, removing the need to carry any paper on your trips. Moreover, you can use Alaska’s app to track flight status and boarding information, create text or email flight alerts, select and change seats, create a parking reminder, add notes for hotel and car reservations. In addition, there’s the access to “My Trips” for viewing multiple flight itineraries, as well as the ability to track Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account information.
And that’s just a start. Later this year, the airline plans to launch an Android app and a refreshed mobile website to reach even more mobile users.
Commenting on the news, Curtis Kopf (Alaska Airlines’ managing director of customer innovation) said: “Our new iPhone and iPod touch app makes travel more convenient and simpler than ever. This powerful app is like a personal concierge service – it knows where you are at each stage of your travel and provides you easy access to the travel information that matters most.”
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