• Qantas extends Next-Generation Checkin to New Zealand

    Qantas will introduce Next-generation Checkin to New Zealand airports by year's end, and is also looking to extend the service to the USA, beginning with the mega-hub of Los Angeles. The award-winning self-service checkin system will go live at Sydney and Melbourne international airports, along ...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Qantas wins global award for Next-Generation Check-in

    Qantas' ambitious Next Generation Check-in system, including the smartchipped Q Cards and Q Bag Tags, has picked up a global award for innovation in airline technology. The Airline Strategy Awards 2011, presented today in London, said that while Qantas is not the first airline to embrace ra...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas completes rollout of Next-Generation Checkin

    Qantas has completed the Australia-wide rollout of its Next-Generation Checkin system, with Canberra Airport going online earlier this week. The  self-service system -- which relies on smartchipped Q Cards, touch-and-go Q Card readers and wireless Q Bag Tags -- is now av...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas Next-Generation Check-in: top 10 things you need to know

    Qantas’ Next-Generation Check-in system is now in full-swing, with the associated reduction of baggage allowances from June 1. Here are the top 10 things you need to know about the new check-in system. #1 You might not be able to use it yet While most Frequent Flyers have now received th...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2011 6 Comments

  • Qantas introduces digital 'Q Bag Tag' system to regional Australian airports

    Qantas will begin installing its wireless Q Bag Tag self-service luggage drop system in 21 Australian regional airports this month. The rollout follows the introduction of the touch-and-go Q Card readers in all these airports, which is the first stage of Qantas' Next-Generation Checkin...

    POSTED 2 May, 2011 2 Comments

  • The top 5 ways to waste your money at the Qantas

    On top of its day-to-day operations as Australia's flag-carrier airline, Qantas also runs an online shop selling an assortment of travel goods, accessories and even memorabilia But regardless of what you think about how well Qantas runs its airline business, a browse through the  what ...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Buy your Qantas $50 bag tag cheaper on eBay

    If you're not an elite-level Qantas Frequent Flyer, you may not have to cough up $50 to buy one of the new permanent, wireless bag tags from Qantas after all. Enterprising elite flyers are undercutting the airline, selling unwanted bag tags for as little as a few dollars each on eBay. A quick s...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas starts selling wireless bag tags for $50 each

    Qantas has started selling its permanent wireless bag tags to travellers who are not silver/gold/platinum Frequent Flyers for $50 each (or 7,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points). The Qantas online travel shop has the tags, which are made of plastic and equipped with a radio frequency identification...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • Qantas' next-gen check-in faces teething problems

    Qantas passengers are finding that the airline's new check-in system (which relies on chip-embedded cards and permanent, wireless bag tags) isn't working as smoothly as it is supposed to. Lifehacker Australia editor Angus Kidman says that he routinely has to move his bag around on the bag drop c...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • Tip: Qantas wireless bag tags can be used by anyone

    Wondering if you can lend or give one of your wireless Qantas bag tags to a friend or family member? The answer is yes. In response to a series of Australian Business Traveller enquiries, Qantas today confirmed that the electronic tags are not linked to any one traveller's frequent flyer profile...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2011 3 Comments

  • Qantas Next Generation Check-in starts November 10

    From November 10, Sydney business travellers will have access to a new check-in system from Qantas, designed to reduce queue times for domestic flights. The Qantas Q Card has been running in Perth since July of this year, and is designed to quickly identify and check-in passengers. Qantas CEO A...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2010 0 Comments

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