The travel experience for Qantas First Class passengers will get that little bit ritzier this week with this week's opening of American Airlines' Flagship Check-in service at New York's JFK Airport.
Already operating at Los Angeles and Miami, Flagship Check-In is AA's attempt at a personalised 'concierge experience' for the VIP set.
This includes first class travellers on an AA international flight or those of oneworld partners such as Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific – as long as you're on your way home from JFK, not just nipping elsewhere in the US.
If that's you, then head to the AA Flagship Check-In desk on the departure level of New York's JFK Airport where you'll enjoy access a set of dedicated self-service kiosks.
(And here we were, thinking that the human touch was paramount to a premium service!)
At least there are AA staff on hand to assist with your baggage check plus a designated premium security line so you can get into the Flagship Lounge that bit sooner.
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.