American Airlines got considerable play during the Apple Watch event yesterday in San Francisco, but other travel brands have been quick to announce their offerings for the new smartwatch.
European low-cost carrier easyJet will launch its Apple Watch app on April 24, the same day the Apple Watch becomes available for purchase. EasyJet says its Apple Watch app, which will be available in five languages at launch, will seamlessly connect to the easyJet smartphone app created by Mobile Travel Technologies. The Apple Watch app will provide personalized, real-time flight notifications, with users feeling a gentle tap upon receipt, as well as access to easyJet’s Passbook boarding passes.
“We are very excited to work with easyJet on their app for the Apple Watch, the first implementation of Mobile Travel Technologies’ app extension product for Apple Watch,” said Gerry Samuels, CEO of Mobile Travel Technologies, in a statement. “The easyJet Apple Watch app will bring new and innovative ways for passengers to interact with the airline. It’s a great next step in the easyJet mobile journey which we are proud to be part of.”
Glances, another key feature of Apple Watch, will inform and remind passengers of key parts of their journey, including pre-departure information, check-in detail, up-to-date local currency exchange rates, weather in destination and real time flight status.
Travelers will also be able to tweet and post to Facebook at various stages of their trip directly from the watch face such as countdowns to departure or sharing their destinations’ weather.