How to Fly to Australia Without Getting “Bumped” – AIR054


With the Australian government’s international arrival caps still in place, getting back to Australia from overseas remains a huge challenge. In this episode, travel agent Alan Lam (a.k.a. madrooster on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum) shares his tips and advice for Australians trying to return home without getting bumped from their flight.

Also in this episode, how to earn full points while paying tax with an American Express credit card and the latest frequent flyer & airline news.


Episode contents:

  • 1:30 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 11:25 – Interview with Alan Lam about flying back to Australia during COVID-19
  • 38:14 – How to earn full points for ATO payments with an American Express credit card




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]