Qantas goes bananas for Apple for airport lounges

Qantas rolls out Apple hardware within it's business - frequent flyers are given an App.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Oct 26 2010 11:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
Qantas announced yesterday it's plans to go "Apple-only" on it's frequent flyer lounges around Australia - giving travellers access to the "latest generation Mac's" in a national roll out.

Qantas goes bananas for Apple for airport lounges | TweakTown.com


Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas said that the Apple desktops would be available immediately in the Qantas club facilities and that it would be rolled out in other cities by the end of 2010. He said, "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."

Yesterday Qantas also launched a Frequent Flyer iPhone app - which helps members explore different ways they can use their points, the app allows tehm to track their balance, see where they have been earning points and work out the best way to use them. The free app also uses the iPhone's built in GPS features to to locate 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," said Qantas Frequent Flyer chief executive Simon Hickey.

NEWS SOURCE:zdnet.com.au

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