AFF on Air Discussion thread

austom

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2016
Messages
22
Points
55
Thanks so much for the work on the podcast, it’s super great to listen to!

Wondering if there’s any news on the Overcast/Pocketcasts issue? I can’t add the podcast to overcast either by searching or with the apple podcast URL (which usually works).

In the meantime I’ll keep using the apple podcast app just for AFF. Definitely worth it 😀
 
Joined
May 31, 2013
Messages
233
Points
215
Qantas
Gold
Thanks Matt, another enjoyable episode.

I thought you analysis of Qantas ‘s proposed flights, and the lack of available planes, was interesting. Is there a reason that Qantas cannot bring back the a380s earlier than planned? I realise that it takes time to get them airworthy again but I was wondering how long it would take as well as what any other problems might be?

Thanks.
 

RASA

Newbie
Joined
Jul 2, 2019
Messages
1
Points
25
G'day, it's Matt here. I hope you've been enjoying our new AFF on Air podcast! It's free to tune in, and a new episode will be released each fortnight. :)

This thread is where you can discuss anything from an episode of the podcast. In this thread you can also ask any travel-related question that you would like me to answer or talk about in a future episode of the podcast!
Hi Matt, I’m trying to work out how to subscribe to your AFF on Air podcast. When I hit the button to subscribe through Apple Podcasts there’s no actual “subscribe” link. I would prefer to subscribe through my normal podcast app which is Overcast. Is that possible?
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
Thanks so much for the work on the podcast, it’s super great to listen to!

Wondering if there’s any news on the Overcast/Pocketcasts issue? I can’t add the podcast to overcast either by searching or with the apple podcast URL (which usually works).

In the meantime I’ll keep using the apple podcast app just for AFF. Definitely worth it 😀

The Pocket Casts issue was fixed a little while ago, as far as I'm aware. I just checked and all episodes are available now to listen to in Pocket Casts.

IMG_7568.PNG

Regarding Overcast, I'm not 100% sure but I don't think our podcast hosting provider distributes our podcast to Overcast. Has it been available there in the past? Either way, I don't think this is something I have control over, sorry.

Hi Matt, I’m trying to work out how to subscribe to your AFF on Air podcast. When I hit the button to subscribe through Apple Podcasts there’s no actual “subscribe” link. I would prefer to subscribe through my normal podcast app which is Overcast. Is that possible?

If you open up Apple Podcasts, e.g. on a smartphone, you should be able to select "Follow Show" in the drop-down menu?

IMG_7569.PNG

If you can't get it to work with Apple Podcasts, there are other platforms linked in the article for each episode or you can subscribe by email. But as per above, I don't think AFF on Air is available on Overcast, sorry.
 
Possibly the best subscription service on the planet, designed specially by whisky lovers for whisky lovers. Join the club to grow your collection and drink great whisky.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

levelnine

Active Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2009
Messages
939
Points
475
I'm able to access AFF on Air on Overcast, but it doesn't push updates like every other podcast does. I have to manually refresh the feed to get new episodes. Very annoying and I hope this can be fixed -- it is literally only AFF on Air that has this problem.
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
I'm able to access AFF on Air on Overcast, but it doesn't push updates like every other podcast does. I have to manually refresh the feed to get new episodes. Very annoying and I hope this can be fixed -- it is literally only AFF on Air that has this problem.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We are investigating but I'm not sure whether we'll be able to resolve this.

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the valuable info. Could you please remind me the Sniip promo code?

Sure - AFF10.
 

Stusipad

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2020
Messages
11
Points
35
Hi Matt,

With the great news of Australia reopening international travel, will your consultancy service resume? I'm sure there are plenty of AFF members looking to burn some points!

Keep up the great work, Stu.

PS. In case you read my handle on the podcast it's pronounced 'Stu's-ipad' :)
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
Hi Matt,

With the great news of Australia reopening international travel, will your consultancy service resume? I'm sure there are plenty of AFF members looking to burn some points!

Keep up the great work, Stu.

PS. In case you read my handle on the podcast it's pronounced 'Stu's-ipad' :)

Hi Stu,

Yes, Award Flight Assist has now (finally) reopened. :)

 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
Thanks Matt, another enjoyable episode.

I thought you analysis of Qantas ‘s proposed flights, and the lack of available planes, was interesting. Is there a reason that Qantas cannot bring back the a380s earlier than planned? I realise that it takes time to get them airworthy again but I was wondering how long it would take as well as what any other problems might be?

Thanks.

Thanks for the question. I've answered it in today's episode, which also includes an interview with @madrooster about yesterday's international travel announcement and what it all means for travellers.

 

Chooleekhor

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2019
Messages
10
Points
35
Hi Matt
We are flying SIA business Syd-SG on Nov 4. Is the lounge open for an early 9 am flight in T1?
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
Hi Matt
We are flying SIA business Syd-SG on Nov 4. Is the lounge open for an early 9 am flight in T1?

Good question. I expect the Singapore Airlines lounges in SYD & MEL will reopen soon, but there hasn't been an announcement yet about this. The SilverKris Lounge in Sydney is currently closed and I'm not sure whether it will have opened yet by 4 November - but I'm expecting an announcement from SQ about this in the coming weeks.
 

catch22

Newbie
Joined
Aug 5, 2020
Messages
4
Points
30
Thanks for the latest episode Matt, this one really helped me out!

I am traveling back to Australia in mid-November with our infant son. He's not yet an Australian citizen, that will take some sorting our when we get back. I knew that we'd need an exemption for him to enter, but thought that the visa process would be straight-forward.

Getting the visa turned out to be an okay process, (certainly compared to some of the bureaucratic hurdles we've had to jump in the last year or so), but I'm glad that your podcast highlighted the issue for me.
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
Thanks for the latest episode Matt, this one really helped me out!

I am traveling back to Australia in mid-November with our infant son. He's not yet an Australian citizen, that will take some sorting our when we get back. I knew that we'd need an exemption for him to enter, but thought that the visa process would be straight-forward.

Getting the visa turned out to be an okay process, (certainly compared to some of the bureaucratic hurdles we've had to jump in the last year or so), but I'm glad that your podcast highlighted the issue for me.

Hope you and your son have a stress-free trip home!
 

MIke Barouche

Newbie
Joined
Nov 20, 2017
Messages
8
Points
35
Hi Matt,

I thought I'd share a bit of a 'YES!' moment in a recent points redemption which effectively resulted in a 2 for 1 Business Class Trip with very low taxes on a much sought after route.

My aim was to find two Business Class seats from LAX to MEL (direct) next month. Long story short, I found them on QANTAS for 108K points each and taxes, then I found the same seats on American Airlines for 80K miles each plus less taxes and finally, I found the same seats on Alaska Air for 55K miles each plus very low taxes.

As a novice in the points game I was thrilled with the result and was interested in knowing if there are other similar hacks to receive better value for effectively the same seats. For example, is it possible to use Turkish Airlines miles to redeem with; Hawaiian Air for travel between Australian and Hawaii or United for travel between Australia and the US?

I'd love to learn about leveraging arbitrage of one loyalty program against another.

Thank you.

Mike
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
299
Points
305
As a novice in the points game I was thrilled with the result and was interested in knowing if there are other similar hacks to receive better value for effectively the same seats. For example, is it possible to use Turkish Airlines miles to redeem with; Hawaiian Air for travel between Australian and Hawaii or United for travel between Australia and the US?

I'd love to learn about leveraging arbitrage of one loyalty program against another.

Good question. I'll discuss in the next episode.
 

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..
Top