COVID-19: This is Not Business as Usual – AIR031


The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry – and the world in general. Thousands of flights have been cancelled, travel bans are being introduced and millions have had their travel plans disrupted. In this episode, Matt takes a detailed look at what this all means for travellers.


Episode contents:

  • 1:33 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 10:57  – COVID-19 and its impact on travel
  • 15:13 – Should we be avoiding overseas travel right now?
  • 28:20 – Changing or cancelling a trip due to COVID-19
  • 31:34 – TAP Air Portugal status match
  • 35:31 – Taking advantage of airline award chart loopholes




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

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]