• 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

  • 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

  • Virgin Blue shuts free Velocity Gold offer for Qantas frequent flyers

    Update Virgin Blue has pulled down the shutters on a ‘status match’ promotion for Qantas frequent flyer members which offered free upgrades to the top tier Gold staus of its Velocity Rewards program. A Velocity Rewards spokeswoman told Australian Business Traveller that the promoti...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2010 0 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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