BA launches frequent-flyer app for iPhone 3G

Customers can use the app to view the British Airways titmetable, get real-time travel arrival and departure information and book flights using their Apple handset

British Airways has launched an app for the iPhone 3G aimed at frequent flyers.

The app enables customers to view the BA timetable, get real-time travel arrival and departure info and book flights — all on their Apple gadget.

Customers can also save 'favourite flights' in order to easily keep updated on their progress, said BA, which claims to be the first airline to introduce an iPhone application.

Paul Coby, chief information officer of BA, said in a statement: "The iPhone is revolutionising mobile communications and allows us to provide instant access to arrivals and departures information, which will enhance the experience of travelling with BA."

He added: "We're always seeking to improve the service our customers enjoy by the smart use of innovative technology and the iPhone is a fantastic way to achieve this."

BA said the app is available to download for free from Apple's app store via iTunes, along with hundreds of other third-party iPhone apps — from productivity tools to games and social-networking apps.

Other companies announcing 3G iPhone apps include software-as-a-service company and low-cost international call provider Truphone.


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