To take the machine for a spin, put your wallet away and prepare to exchange 'miles' for wine. Thirsty flyers swipe their membership card, select how much of a pour they're looking to taste, and then enjoy.
Ranging in "price" from 800 points for a little taste of Margaret River Icon to 6,500 for a half-pour of Penfold's Grange, wine-lovers have the ability to sip some vintages that would normally cost around $500 per bottle if real money were at play.
The machine is currently only on trial at Sydney's Business Class Lounge. If it proves successful, Qantas flyers may soon see it rolled out to other lounges across the country. During our hour-long chill in the lounge before some recent flights, we watched at least three passengers give it a go. The only question now is, how much of the allure is just the novelty of the thing?
[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]