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Virgin Blue's new Check Mate system

Virgin Blue Check-mate!Virgin Blue has launched a revolutionary, innovative new process to check in and board on domestic flights via a traveller’s mobile called “Check-Mate”.

Gone are the days of booking the flight in advance at a desktop computer, getting to the airport, lining up to check-in and getting a printed boarding pass, with the new Check-Mate process eliminating
all paper boarding passes in favour of electronic boarding passes on
mobile devices including mobile phones, BlackBerry™ Smartphones and iPhones.

New technology will enable Virgin Blue travellers to make flight bookings, changes and cancellations across the entire Virgin Blue domestic network from their personal devices while on the run and at their convenience.

Phase one of the innovative project was launched via 'mobile.virginblue.com.au' and a special BlackBerry™ Virgin Blue application. It offers mobile check-in, seat selection and boarding via 2D barcode scanning on personal handheld mobile devices for Virgin Blue passengers travelling on direct flights between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Further cementing Virgin Blue's technology leadership in the airline industry, the carrier is partnering with WorldMate to provide key business travel planning services on the go. The new downloadable BlackBerry™ application is a feature rich and fast travel tool and offers key services such as itinerary management, travel alerts, currency converter and weather forecasts.

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