Indian Pacific & Other Epic Train Journeys – AIR027

 

In this episode, we take a brief detour from the aviation discussion to talk about train travel! There’s something nice – perhaps even romantic – about long-distance train travel. Around the world there are lots of famous train journeys such as the Orient Express and Trans-Siberian Railway, but there are also a couple of famous trips right here in Australia. This episode features an interview with an AFF member who has just completed one of them; the Indian Pacific train from Perth to Sydney.

 

Episode contents:

  • 0:58 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 8:22 – The world’s most famous train journeys
  • 11:29 – Long-distance train travel in Australia
  • 16:33 – Interview with klm597 (a.k.a. Stewart) on the Indian Pacific train journey
  • 35:37 – Ask Matt: Frequent flying and the environment
  • 40:00 – AFF bushfire appeal

 

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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.

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