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Qantas Offers Apple Technology in Qantas Clubs

Sydney, 26 October 2010

Qantas today announced a new Apple technology offering in Qantas Clubs across Australia.

The new development will mean a new range of Apple technology including the latest generation Macs implemented across all Australian Qantas lounges, moving the lounges to an all Apple environment.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the new Apple technology will be available in Sydney from today and will be progressively rolled out across Australia to be completed by the end of the year.

"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," said Mr Joyce.

"This is only the start of our Apple offering as Qantas continues to develop further innovative initiatives utilising Apple technologies for Qantas Club members and Qantas Frequent Flyers.

In addition to the Qantas Lounge offering, Qantas has also today launched a new Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App which is designed to help members explore the many ways they can earn and use points.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Chief Executive, Simon Hickey said the new iPhone App allows members to keep track of their points balance, see where they've been earning points and discover the many ways they can use their points, whether it be for a flight to a dream destination or the latest iPod.

The Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App uses the assisted GPS features of the iPhone to easily locate Qantas 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." Mr Hickey said.

"The new iPhone app also shows how many points are required to reach a destination, for example London or Los Angeles, and allows the user to set a points goal accordingly. The app will keep track of progress and alert them when they've reached their goal. Users can then automatically update their friends on their latest Qantas Frequent Flyer milestones via their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The Qantas Frequent Flyer iPhone App is available to download for free from the App store on iTunes.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5022)
Email: qantasmedia@qantas.com.au