Can You Fly to Australia on Points During COVID-19? – AIR060


Over the past year, flying back to Australia has been very difficult for tens of thousands of Australians – some who are still stuck overseas. Many have been bumped off their flights due to the Australian government’s restrictive arrival caps. Even some passengers on expensive paid airfares have been kicked off their flights.

So, clearly trying to fly from Europe to Australia during the pandemic using frequent flyer points is very risky. But it’s not entirely impossible. In this episode, Matt chats to Devon Indig, who used her Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles to successfully book her partner a Business class ticket from Amsterdam to Sydney last month. Find out how she did it, and the extraordinarily careful planning that enabled it to happen.


Episode contents:

  • 1:35 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 10:39 – Interview with Devon Indig
  • 33:43 – Ask Matt: PPS Club & preventing points from expiring
  • 37:21 – Ask Matt: Transferring Qantas Business Rewards points




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]