Social distancing at airport COVID-19

Australia’s international arrival caps continue to pose a huge challenge for Australians trying to return home from overseas without getting bumped from their booked flights. This was recently made worse by the Victorian government’s decision to suspend all international arrivals – effectively removing 1,310 hotel quarantine spots per week.

In episode 54 of the AFF on Air podcast, travel agent Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum) shares his practical tips and up-to-date advice for Australians wanting to fly home. There are ways to reduce the risk of getting bumped off your flight, and there are some seats available back to Australia – but you need to know where to look, and some seats are not made available to the general public.

If you’d like more information about returning to Australia during COVID-19, check out Alan’s helpful posts on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum. You can also get in touch with Alan by emailing alan[at]netwavetravel[dot]com.

Also in this episode, how to earn full points while paying tax with an American Express credit card. Plus, as always, the latest frequent flyer & airline news.


Listen now to AFF on AIR Episode 54: “How to Fly to Australia Without Getting Bumped”

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]


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