If you’re a little bit short of the next airline status tier, a status run can get you over the line. In this episode, learn about the best status runs with Virgin Australia, Qantas and the three major alliances. This episode also includes the latest frequent flyer news and an extended interview with AFF moderator JessicaTam about her incredible British Airways status run.


Episode contents:

  • 1:00 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 8:16 – Status runs
  • 14:19 – Interview with JessicaTam
  • 36:13 – Ask Leon: Amex Platinum card benefits
  • 38:26 – Ask Matt: Podcast recommendation
  • 39:52 – The hilarious Berlin airport board game
  • 42:10 – Recap of 2019




Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up:


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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]