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QF pulls the plug on international flights to March 2021

Old 11th Jul 2020, 06:09
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Maybe Management should be required to do a Stress ECG each year too !
That would soon reveal which of them actually have a heart !
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 07:21
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Are you required to do the cardio stress test each renewal
Yes, I'm on audit. Normal ECG as well as the Stress ECG. As well as a few other tests.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 07:30
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Originally Posted by maggot View Post
Yet another BNEA320 thread
Speaking of BNEA320/TT738, he's posting over at the Executive Traveller website under the two accounts of "regular flyer" and "skier" arguing for the borders to open, including Victoria. He's getting a pasting over there regardless of whatever alias he posts on.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 07:51
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Originally Posted by DanV2 View Post
Speaking of BNEA320/TT738, he's posting over at the Executive Traveller website under the two accounts of "regular flyer" and "skier" arguing for the borders to open, including Victoria. He's getting a pasting over there regardless of whatever alias he posts on.
had a quick look at ET. Regular flyer is hardly getting a pasting. Many agree with him/her, that there has been one very big govt stuff up re corona
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 09:53
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To sort of bring this thread back toward its intended topic, it does seem that there is an expectation of little international flying til March 2021 into Australia.

Maybe because this co-incides with northern winter and flu season? If there is going to be a second wave across the northern hemisphere in their next winter it would be known about by March 21. Judging on the reappearance (or not) of the pandemic in the north will give Australia an indication of when to begin winding back restrictions here?
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 09:56
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Unless the media let us accept a world with COVID as normal we wonít be travelling overseas anytime soon...
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 11:05
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Just heard Britain is looking at setting up a seperate COVID Rehabilitation Centers due to the number of ‘recovered’ people still suffering all sorts of problems. We don’t see these people in the statistics..........
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 12:58
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On topic, The greater majority don't want to open the borders and even if they did, no-one over 50 will take the risk of becoming sick in a foreign country and face the possibility of being stuck there for months at their own expense. (uninsurable). The second quarter of 2021 is optimistic but a good starting point. Personally I think it will be much longer before confidence is restored and right now we haven't even started, the pandemic itself is only getting started globally. We in Australia are fortunate and naturally impatient simply because few of us have been touched by it yet. For me personally I don't even know anyone close to me that has been infected let alone died. So it's quite understandable our young people think the way they do.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 15:02
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I would like to know now what most people think of the WHO?.
Not a big fan, but I don't mind Baba O'Riley.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 16:20
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we're now about 4 months into the pandemic - in another 4 months people will be screaming to get in and out of Australia - traffic is already picking up elsewhere
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 16:29
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Your big problem mate is that you have no immunity within the population, in the U.K. large numbers have been exposed mostly without symptoms. Donít be optimistic of avoiding an epidemic.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 17:02
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The borders are closed not to keep people in, but to keep people out. The pandemic is still gathering steam in India and Indonesia and unless you want ten million or more rich Asians, with or without the virus, joining us in lifeboat Australia the borders need to be kept closed.

Too many people have short attention spans. This thing is still a slowly growing long term catastrophe. We canít see even ďthe end of the beginning ď yet. If no vaccine is available, we will need to restructure our travel arrangements to what they were more than a hundred years ago. Remember the quarantine stations at Point Nepean in Victoria? Was it North Head in Sydney? Little yellow health passports? You can forget mass international travel.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 02:13
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"BREAKING NEWS - Boatload of VICTORIANS intercepted off INDONESIAN COASTLINE"


(The devil made me do it......)
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 02:55
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ex the Betoota Advocate: NSW Water Rats Intercept Another Boatload Of Victorians....

Originally Posted by Ex FSO GRIFFO View Post
"BREAKING NEWS - Boatload of VICTORIANS intercepted off INDONESIAN COASTLINE"


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Nar reckon- 'it' IS on 'Griffo', link here: https://www.betootaadvocate.com/unca...-ashmore-reef/

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Old 12th Jul 2020, 05:36
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Deadly you means as for the 0.000053% world population that has died? Gonna be difficult
And why has that figure noted as 0.000053% of the global population? What would it be WITHOUT the restrictions that have been in place? Have all countries been diligent in producing accurate totals? Many countries figures are comical. For months the UK was only recording the numbers who died in hospital, not in the community. Are the figuresfrom Iran, the US, China, Mexico, Brazil, even close to the true picture.

The annual flu is PREVENTABLE, COVID isn't.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 05:44
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Originally Posted by Deltasierra010 View Post
Your big problem mate is that you have no immunity within the population, in the U.K. large numbers have been exposed mostly without symptoms. Donít be optimistic of avoiding an epidemic.
Did Boris tell you that? Herd immunity may never occur for COVID. The UK approach of let it rip is the reason you had 1000 dead per day for nearly a month. In fact, the Celtic nations that followed their own experts have done so much better than stupid little England
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 05:50
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The annual flu is PREVENTABLE
I don't think so Tim.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 07:46
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I don't think so Tim.
I get a flu shot every year and since I have been getting it (5 years) I haven't had the flu
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 07:52
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No medical travel insurance....no sane person will travel os,
Saw a report of a woman in New York....3 weeks icu, 470,000 usd hospital bill
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 08:08
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Originally Posted by Chris2303 View Post
I get a flu shot every year and since I have been getting it (5 years) I haven't had the flu
I've had the flu shot once in my entire lifetime and I don't get the flu (as is the case with not having contracted Covid either). If you look at care home statistics, there is a large proportion of residents that die from the flu EVERY year and they routinely vaccinate for the flu. I'm afraid to say getting the flu is definitely not PREVENTABLE. Coronavirus has similarities to the influenza virus. A vaccine (if it does actually become available) is never going to be the Golden ticket out of this mire. Attitudes are going to have to evolve (just as the human immune system evolves) or we could find some nations locked down forever more. Elimination of Covid is a futile and costly road if thats the only view on your horizon.
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