Qantas and Virgin Australia are fighting over two rare and lucrative new landing slots for Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Meanwhile, four European airlines have gone bankrupt in a matter of weeks as this year’s European summer draws to a close. Speaking of summer in Europe, you won’t want to miss this fortnight’s interview with Bronwyn Turner from Award Flight Assist as she explains how to redeem your frequent flyer points and find award availability from Australia to Europe during the peak European summer season.

 

Episode contents:

  • 0:59 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 7:43 – The battle for Tokyo Haneda slots
  • 14:07 – Why are so many European airlines going bankrupt?
  • 17:57 – Interview with Bronwyn Turner on summer award travel to Europe

 

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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.

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