Earlier this month, Qantas reopened international flight bookings for July 2021. But then, this week, Australia’s current and former Chief Medical Officers both said they didn’t expect regular international travel to Australia to resume until 2022. So, when can we expect some level of meaningful international travel to resume?
Also in this episode, Matt discusses the current state border arrangements, the impact of the recent reduction to Australia’s international arrival caps and how you can claim your share of free Velocity Frequent Flyer points.
- 2:12 – Fortnightly news round-up
- 13:50 – Discussion on state border closures
- 26:19 – Australia further reduces international arrival caps
- 33:16 – When could Australia’s international borders reopen?
- 40:06 – How to claim your free Velocity points
- AFF on Air Discussion thread – a dedicated AFF thread to discuss the podcast and ask questions
- Overview of Australian State Border Restrictions
- Domestic Reward Flights Can Still Be Great Value
- The International Flights Available to Australia in January 2021
Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up:
- Qantas & Virgin Suspend Lounge Access on Arrival
- Qantas to Launch 7 New Regional Routes in Early 2021
- Face Masks Mandatory on Domestic Flights
- Virgin Removes Music from In-Flight Entertainment
- Flybuys Improves Velocity Points Transfer Rate
- The Qatar Blockade is Over
- Virgin Australia Partners with Air Canada
- Win a Share of 20 Million Velocity Points
- Emirates Reveals New Premium Economy Seats
- Woolworths’ Frequent Shopper Club Closing on 25 January 2021
- Velocity Global Wallet Shutting Down