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Any Australian crew used a ZED travel out of USA during restrictions

Old 24th Nov 2020, 09:00
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Any Australian crew used a ZED travel out of USA during restrictions

I canít find any embargoes? Is it possible? LAX - SYD , American, Delta, United
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 14:36
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Probably not. Have you read this document at all?
Webjet is showing economy tickets this weekend for $22000 if youíre that desperate.


https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infect...tine-faqs.aspx

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Old 25th Nov 2020, 06:50
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Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
I canít find any embargoes? Is it possible? LAX - SYD , American, Delta, United
There's three daily flights to Auckland per day (not sure on the logistics for a transfer), and there are also Vancouver to Sydney operating with Air Canada
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 07:18
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Highly unlikely you will be able to use staff travel. Each airport has limits on arriving pax numbers so will likely be maxing those out with full fare pax. Its been reported for months now about economy pax being bumped week after week to make way for biz class pax due to the limits.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 00:33
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ZED’s are the lowest of the low, when it comes to boarding priority so unless you work for UAL, DAL or AA, you’re going to have to be incredibly lucky. I know a few UAL employees have managed to get family members back to Oz using staff travel but they’ve had to watch the flights carefully and pick the right ones.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 17:35
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Thanks for all the replies. May give it a crack not too many options remaining. Also the Australian citizen requirement might shorten the queue slightly.
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Old 26th Nov 2020, 22:34
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Thanks for all the replies. May give it a crack not too many options remaining. Also the Australian citizen requirement might shorten the queue slightly.
Given thereís apparently 37,000 Australians overseas trying to get home, I donít like your chances
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Old 27th Nov 2020, 21:02
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How much notice do you need to provide Australian authorities that you will be arriving? Media reports yesterday are suggesting a number of pax on a United flight from San Franciscothat was cancelled at late notice (after boarding due aircraft serviceability) are now unable to get a 'slot' into quarantine for some time. It was a media report only but if correct it may make any form of staff travel return to Australia difficult.
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Old 28th Nov 2020, 03:31
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How much notice do you need to provide Australian authorities that you will be arriving? Media reports yesterday are suggesting a number of pax on a United flight from San Franciscothat was cancelled at late notice (after boarding due aircraft serviceability) are now unable to get a 'slot' into quarantine for some time. It was a media report only but if correct it may make any form of staff travel return to Australia difficult.
Luckily this got sorted out very quickly and the pax got home.

DFAT are able to increase daily caps at times when things like this happen.

Had a mate in a similar position due missed connection and they allowed the airline to increase caps by 5. It certainly wasnít that easy and took many emails and calls, it does however happen.
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Old 1st Dec 2020, 00:46
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Originally Posted by Anti Skid On View Post
There's three daily flights to Auckland per day (not sure on the logistics for a transfer), and there are also Vancouver to Sydney operating with Air Canada
I think you'll find those 3/day are now 3/week.

That said, someone I know just got a LAX/AKL on NZ, then flying AKL/SYD on Emirates/Qantas codeshare for just over AU$3k in 3 weeks time.

He lives in Qld & not sure whether he can now fly straight onto BNE & quarantine there, or has to in SYD. He's contacted about 6 different govt departments & no one can give him an answer. Don't you just love the public service.

Think he was a kiwi, but might have got citizenship here (we gave him heaps when All blacks lost last bledisloe cup game). No idea what passport he travels on.
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Old 1st Dec 2020, 00:54
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I think you'll find those 3/day are now 3/week.

He lives in Qld & not sure whether he can now fly straight onto BNE & quarantine there, or has to in SYD. He's contacted about 6 different govt departments & no one can give him an answer. Don't you just love the public service.
In no way official but two people i know who have gone through it you are quarantined where ever you do customs and immigration. One was exactly the same situation landed in sydney, did 2 weeks there then on the brisbane
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Old 1st Dec 2020, 01:00
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guess the real question in this case, is why can anyone fly AKL/SYD but no flights AKL/BNE, OOL, CNS ?

The SYD/Qld has been open for 11 hours already without restriction.
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Old 1st Dec 2020, 09:37
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When pax fail COVID test or don’t get COVID results back in time they can’t travel. ( not relevant to US airlines but many connecting pax required to travel from Europe).
Seats become available at the last moment, based on quarantine availability in Sydney. A staff traveller (Australian citizen ) waiting at airport may be in position to accept seat if they have correct fare class ( no upgrades).
My thinking only. Not proven. 😊
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