Qantas has today announced the launch of the
Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App along with the introduction of Apple Macs into
Qantas Club Lounges.
The Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App allows Qantas
Frequent Flyers to check their current award balance as well as check for
Qantas Frequent Flyer Partners such as restaurants, near their current location,
as well as find Award spending options.
Qantas Clubs across Australia will be getting
new Apple Mac computers, with the Qantas Club in Sydney to first with the new
Macs as of today. Deployment to other Qantas clubs is as follows:
Brisbane,Canberra, Melbourne and Perth from November
Springs, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart and Townsville from December
The full media release from Qantas can be read below:
QANTAS OFFERS APPLE TECHNOLOGY IN QANTAS
SYDNEY, 26 October 2010: Qantas today announced a new Apple
technology offering in Qantas Clubs across Australia.
The new development will mean a new range of Apple technology including
the latest generation
Macs implemented across all Australian Qantas lounges, moving the
lounges to an all Apple environment.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the new Apple technology will be available in
Sydney from today and will be progressively rolled out across Australia to be
completed by the end of the year.
“We are launching Sydney
Qantas Lounges with the new technology from today, Adelaide, Brisbane,
Canberra, Melbourne and Perth
from November and Alice Springs, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart and Townsville from
December,” said Mr Joyce.
“This is only the start of our
Apple offering as Qantas continues to develop further innovative initiatives
utilising Apple technologies for Qantas Club members and Qantas Frequent
Flyers. In addition to the Qantas Lounge offering, Qantas has also today
launched a new Qantas Frequent
Flyer iPhone App which is
designed to help members explore the many ways they can earn and use points.
Qantas Frequent Flyer Chief Executive, Simon Hickey said the new iPhone
App allows members to keep track of their points balance, see where they’ve
been earning points and discover the many ways they can use their points,
whether it be for a flight to a dream destination or the latest iPod.
The Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App uses the assisted GPS features of
the iPhone to easily locate Qantas Frequent Flyer partners.
“Whether members are
looking to fly, stay in a hotel, eat out, go shopping or hire a car, they can
find and get directions to hundreds of partners near them. And, if you have an
iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you can search partners, located around you, with an
augmented reality view.” Mr Hickey said.
“The new iPhone app also shows how many points are required to reach a
destination, for example
London or Los Angeles, and allows the user to set a points goal
accordingly. The app will keep track of progress and alert them when they’ve
reached their goal. Users can then automatically update their friends on their
latest Qantas Frequent Flyer milestones via their Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App is available to download for free
from the App store on iTunes.