Light at the End of the Tunnel? – AIR068


Returning to Australia over the coming few months is likely to be as hard as it’s ever been during this pandemic. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! Australia is on track to ease some international travel restrictions and introduce home quarantine for some vaccinated travellers by the end of this year.

This episode features an interview with travel agent Alan Lam about international travel to & from Australia over the coming months, and beyond.

Also in this episode, key takeaways from Qantas’ huge annual loss for the 2020-21 financial year and how to stop your points expiring while you’re stuck at home.


Episode contents:

  • 1:34 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 9:23 – Interview with Alan Lam: Returning to Australia under the reduced arrival caps over the coming months
  • 20:05 – Interview with Alan Lam: Will Australia’s international travel restrictions be relaxed before the end of 2021?
  • 31:15 – Highlights from the Qantas 2021 annual financial results
  • 41:00 – How to prevent your frequent flyer points from expiring




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]