Air New Zealand is flexing its techno muscle. Elite-level members are the proud recipients of an ePass that contains a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip storing an identifying code unique to the person carrying it that can act as a boarding pass. If you don’t have an ePass, you can use the airlines’ self-check kiosks to print a boarding pass or you can have a scanable barcoded version of your boarding pass sent to your mobile phone. Later this year, all Koru Club airport lounges will have scanners that can read the ePass and allow entrance.
Another tech marvel is the newly designed Web site for Air Points members at www.myairnz.com. You can personalize the site for your needs and choose the widgets you would like to display such as the weather forecast for your next destination or events throughout New Zealand. Users can also now select their seats when booking.