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Old 4th May 2021, 19:07
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This is the third time the Falcon's have been overseas in the past month

lol, why else would the government purchase an aircraft with that sort of range?
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Old 4th May 2021, 21:20
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It seems RPT flights can be a bit a lottery

Only a sample size of 2 Australian diplomatic staff but 1 was on a wait list to fly back to Australia - rung in the early morning, flew later in the morning. 2 weeks in quarantine (finished Netflix!)

Another has been waiting to return for two weeks - had their 2nd flight cancelled on Monday.
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Old 4th May 2021, 22:04
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The government could have used a Qantas 787. I’m sure Alan would have given them a good deal. You know quid pro quo. The crew are all vaccinated and so is the minister. Could have combined it with a repat flight on return via Darwin. Business class is off limits to returning passengers. Just a thought but there is certainly no security issue with it since many heads of state have travelled on Qantas flights in the past. Prime ministers, The Pope, The Queen. Standard run of the mill dignitaries.
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Old 5th May 2021, 03:38
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Originally Posted by havick View Post
lol, why else would the government purchase an aircraft with that sort of range?
It's more a comment that they haven't been overseas for most of 2020 with the only real exception being the Corman round the world.
So international VVIP flights have resumed.
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Old 6th May 2021, 08:06
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My most current gripe with HQ is the designation of your arrival day as "day zero" and the academic decision that you will be released at 23:59 on day 14.

This leads to different crews isolating for different lengths of time.
So a pilot arriving early morning has an additional 15+ hours of isolation compared to a crew arriving late evening.

The DHHS (VIC) doesn't want to have a bar of it and continue to hide behind the line that any early release from nominated quarantine poses a health threat to the community.
If this day zero concept is really health based, as opposed to an administration short cut, then why are some crews isolating for 336 hours and others for 350 plus?

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Old 6th May 2021, 09:32
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Not all states do that. WA is to the minute from your touchdown time.

But mid last year it was 14 nights no matter what time you checked in.
Tas was 14 days/13 nights.
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Old 6th May 2021, 09:41
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Not all states do that. WA is to the minute from your touchdown time.

But mid last year it was 14 nights no matter what time you checked in.
Tas was 14 days/13 nights.
This makes me even more angry. One of the excuses given by the determinations team was that this a national strategy and thus it is hard to change things at a state level.
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Old 11th May 2021, 07:49
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The NZ quarantine rules and the apparent hypocrisy of our own rules for aircrew now have the attention of most state and the federal governments. It will be interesting to say the least to see how this plays out. They either relax rules for Australian quarantining aircrew or require NZ to quarantine their own crew in order to keep the bubble alive. Highly unlikely. If there is no relaxing of the current draconian rules then one could surmise that the rules are completely arbitrary and not based on science. Most probably the likely outcome. Thanks LNP in advance. As an idea would those affected by this matter write to the Minister of Home Affairs and highlight the fact. Also write to your local MP. Makes some noise. Get their attention.
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