An Industry Grounded Episode 6: What does the pandemic mean for your frequent flyer points?

In the final episode of the season, we talk to Immanuel Debeer from the website Flight Hacks to talk about what the Covid-19 pandemic has meant for the airline industry, and the future of frequent flyer programs.

You may also be surprised to learn that it remains possible to find great first class error fares, even at this time. But it certainly comes with a bit of a risk as we sit unsure of when the skies will open again…

An Industry Grounded Episode 5: Why the future looks bright for tourism in Memphis

In the fifth episode of the second season of Jetlag The Podcast, our ongoing series looking at how travel has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we sit down with Lisa Catron from Memphis Travel.

The International & Domestic Sales Manager provides a surprisingly positive outlook on the state of tourism for her city, even as international travel comes to a halt and they (temporarily) shift towards a domestic focus.

Catron reveals that only two hotels in her city actually closed down during the pandemic, with many figuring out new ways to operate to stay open during the shutdown, and that international bookings continue to come in for 2021. As for the rest of the year, they’re definitely looking at what role they play in the domestic market.

She also talks about what makes Memphis such a unique city, reminds us all about the incredible food the city has to offer, and explains why she’s feeling so positive about the future of tourism in her city.

It’s worth noting this interview was taped before numbers in the USA started to hit new peaks, however as we’re sure you can tell from the interview, we can’t imagine that this has dampened her enthusiasm for the city nor her outlook for the future. 

It may be a while before we in Australia can head over to Memphis, but when we can, it’ll be a city that is ready to welcome us with open arms. See more about the city at

An Industry Grounded Episode 4: LPX on releasing new music, postponing tours and the Black Lives Matter movement

Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR, who now performs as LPX – and is the co-founder of Neon Gold Records – is the guest on the fourth episode of Jetlag’s second season, “An Industry Grounded”.

Lizzy talks about what it’s been like releasing new music, including her latest single “Delayed Gratification”, and having to postpone tours with Carly Rae Jepsen, during the Coronavirus pandemic and quarantine.

We also talk about living in New York and attending the Black Lives Matters protests, and we find out if she’s any closer to getting a tour with Cage The Elephant.

LPX’s latest single “Delayed Gratification” is out now. Check it out on her official website:

Photo by Remy Lagrange