Qantas Lifetime Platinum Status – AIR073


In this episode, Matt chats to frequent flyer and lifetime Qantas Platinum member Chris Gibbs about how he managed to earn well over 100,000 lifetime status credits on Qantas, what he learned along the way and his thoughts on the future of business travel after the pandemic.

Also in this episode, international travel insurance options that cover COVID-19 and Matt shares his experience of flying to Sydney from overseas in the first week of quarantine-free travel resuming.


Episode contents:

  • 2:00 – Fortnightly news round-up
  • 9:56 – Interview with Chris Gibbs
  • 34:52 – Matt’s experience flying quarantine-free from New Zealand to Australia
  • 40:46 – Which insurers provide international COVID-19 travel insurance and what is covered?




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]