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Qantas frequent flyers can soon flash their wrist to board their flight with the airline revealing an Apple Watch app in time for the product’s launch next month.
But it doesn’t stop there – travellers will also be alerted of gate changes; up-to-the-minute boarding, departure and arrival times for their journey; and can see which carousel their bags will be arriving on in selected airports.
Qantas Club members, eligible frequent flyers and business and first class passengers can quickly check which lounge they can visit before an onward departure, and when in transit, can monitor their waiting time in between flights.
Travellers can also use the Qantas Apple Watch app to check the time in both their origin and their destination – as you’d expect – along with a summary of their frequent flyer account and their next trip when connected to the Internet.
Qantas Executive Manager of Customer and Commercial Steve Limbrick said: “The Qantas app for Apple Watch is the next step in making our customers’ journey even smoother and more efficient.”
“If a customer’s phone is in their pocket or carry-on luggage, any notifications that would have been sent to the Qantas app on their smartphone will also be displayed on their Apple Watch,” he added.
Qantas joins US partner American Airlines, United and Air New Zealand in announcing apps for Apple’s latest gadget.
The Apple Watch, and with it, the new Qantas app, will hit the streets on April 24.
For more information, head to www.qantas.com/applewatch.
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