Qantas iOS app update

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  1. otchiman

    otchiman Junior Member

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    The Qantas iOS app is getting an update today. The update will be available for download from the iTunes Store from 3pm AEST.

    Key features:
    • Recommends the best method of check-in (mobile, online or airport) (NEW)
    • Provides flight and boarding time alerts (NEW)
    • Lets customers know what time they will need to leave for the airport using their current location (NEW)
    • Locates the best route to get to the airport pulling data from Google Maps (NEW)
    • Reminds customers which lounges they have access to and where they are in the airport terminal (NEW)
    • Delivers up to the minute flight status information (NEW)
    • Shows the customer which gate they are boarding from (NEW)
    • Notifies the customer which baggage carousel their luggage can be retrieved from (NEW)
    • Gives the customer access to travel deals and discounts via personalised sale alerts (with the option to be alerted by price preference and/or destination)
    • Enables customers to search and book flights and hotels
    • Makes it easy to share deals and discounts with friends and family
    • Shows Frequent Flyers their points balance and next flight information at a glance

    The Qantas Airways app for iPhone is available now for free in the iTunes App Store. An Android Version will be released later in this year.

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  2. Colster

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    But will it be quicker than just using their mobile website. IMHO the old app was way too slow...
     
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  4. QPProletarian

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    Old app was rubbish, slow and many features didn't work with my surname.

    Still no seat selection?
     
  5. zainman

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    ability to redeem awards via the App?
     
  6. Wal1973

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    Seat selection via the app would be useful.
     
  7. kallinch

    kallinch Member

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    If you re-install the app you'll get todays new version FYI all!

    I think it looks great / a lot faster and usable!
     
  8. AdMEL

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    I find many apps are slower than the mobile websites and the mobile websites have no less functionality! Examples include Hertz and Virgin. I am using an iphone 4s though.
     
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  10. cooke

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    The old app was one of the best airline apps out there, but it was a tad slow, looking forward to using the updated one!

    It's built for iOS7, it means it might not run well on 6, 5, etc. They'll eventually stop supporting 6 and previous (might even come with this update)
     
  11. pyffii

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    Just downloaded and opened the new app...First problem noticed is the google maps addition where it tells me my that next flight which is MEL-SYD leaves from Avalon...Hmm !!
     
  12. pyffii

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    next issue is Mrs Pyfii and I have the same FF number Hmm !!!
     
  13. pyffii

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    Now no seating that has already been pre allocated...Hmm !!!
     
  14. michaele

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    Anyone else find it slightly annoying when you view your bookings you have to keep hitting 'load more' to add the next flight (instead of hitting it once and loading all your future flights?)
     
  15. michaele

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    I do love that it tells you when Online Checkin Opens, as well as the nearest lounge (useful when overseas) - I wonder how it will go with suggesting OW partner lounges? My upcoming LHR-MEL offers the BA F Galleries but doesnt mention other options.
     
  16. Princess Fiona

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    It also doesn't recognise status for Lounge access.
    I like the interface it's bright and clean and overall looks to be an improvement.
     
  17. russellferrier

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    iPhone 4 running IOS 7. App retrieved my online booking for tomorrow: BNE-MEL-BNE including accomodation booked through Qantas. Had my status correct(sigh, back to PS with Qantas Club). Handled online check in (sequence 2) okay after crashing first time. Didn't initially show chosen seats from online booking but as I checked in thay came up with the option to change seats with a handy seat map. Would be nice but not too important if they showed you the points and SC's for that booking. Mapping worked well except with my return it was telling me how far I was from MEL.
    All in all a great job and not slow at all on my old iPhone 4.
     
  18. Mr_Orange

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  19. astrosly

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    And the Windows app. It has been broken for well over 6 months now.
     
  20. puppysparkes

    puppysparkes Established Member

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    I've installed/uninstalled the update twice now. Despite using the correct details I'm told my login details are incorrect. I was only able to login once and found my current bookings hadn't been transitioned. Yes I turned it off and on again.
     
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