Looking Back: Where Was Your Favourite Trip?

While most Australian frequent flyers are currently grounded, our members are taking a moment to reminisce.

AFF members have been invited to post 3 photos from their favourite trip, and the pictures we’ve seen so far have been incredible. We’ve had entries from around Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Cuba, the Galapagos Islands and many other exotic destinations from all over the planet!

The rules are simple: “Post only the three photos from one round trip that you like best and share it with us all.”

If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and would like some inspiration – or want to share some of your own travel photography – check out the Top Three Holiday Photos thread!

There’s still plenty of discussion on AFF…

Even though most of us aren’t flying right now, there are still plenty of discussions taking place on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum. One of the most popular sub-forums right now is the newly-created Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion forum.

One of the threads in this forum is a place to talk about where you would have been right now – if not for the current travel restrictions. And for those currently stuck in self-isolation, there is a dedicated thread to discuss everything that that involves.

Some AFF members are missing flying so much that they’ve decided to recreate their own airline meals at home – with varying levels of creativity and success!

Despite the current travel restrictions, some people still need to fly for various reasons. That’s why the federal government is subsidising a limited schedule of domestic flights for the next two months. If you do happen to still be flying at the moment, we have a thread where you can share your experience with that.

AFF members can also offer to help out people in their local community that may need assistance with things like shopping or day-to-day tasks, in the “Do you need a hand?” thread.

A lot of people are doing it tough right now, but it’s important to remember that this situation is only temporary. We don’t yet know when, but borders will re-open and life will return to normality.

In the meantime, the COVID-19 situation serves as a timely reminder of just how much of a privilege it is to travel. It really puts those first-world complaints about things like lounge access, seat selection and the quality of the champagne served on board into perspective.

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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]