Tired of lining up for your hit of barista-pulled coffee at the Qantas Club?
Qantas is trialling a new queue-busting app at its Sydney Qantas Club which lets travellers order their coffee in advance on their iPhone or Android smartphone.
The aptly-named Beat the Q app isn't affiliated with Qantas – it's an independent app created by two Sydney developers which already has some 160 cafes participating in the advance-order system. Of course, unlike those cafes, the dark brew is served free at the Qantas Club.
Just launch the app and search for the Qantas Club on Beat The Q's cafe search screen to place your order. You can order your coffee on arrival at Sydney Airport's T3 terminal or while you're sitting in the Qantas Club lounge.
The trial is currently limited to the Sydney Qantas Club, and unfortunately doesn't include the very busy barista station at the Qantas Business Lounge.
Qantas is pushing to improve the Qantas Club experience, with other innovations including the recent launch of pop-up dining featuring gourmet meat pies at the Sydney lounge and, in December, handmade arancini from Neil Perry's Rosetta Ristorante at the Melbourne Qantas Club.
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