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Old 25th May 2021, 05:25
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And there was me thinking this was a virgin thread 🙄
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 22:35
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How is VA recovery going? QF seem to have drooped 2% of their market share whilst VA gained. Are the crew on 100% rosters yet?
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 11:30
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Got a mate there - Not all Crew on 100%. Not sure how they propose to be rehiring when crew remain stood down?
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 13:26
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So when I book my family from YSSY to NZQN we are booking with experienced crew right?
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 14:32
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15 years to make that your first post?
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 20:58
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I wouldn’t be booking ZQN anytime soon either. Go to Dubbo zoo at least you’re guaranteed to go on a holiday.
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Old 22nd Jun 2021, 22:29
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Originally Posted by bb_turn View Post
So when I book my family from YSSY to NZQN we are booking with experienced crew right?
Do you mean the crew taking the booking are experienced,..................
If you are wondering about the crew operating the flight, they have to meet all criteria of that port.
VAA do not have inexperienced crew nor do they allow crew to operate who have not met the criteria of each port.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 04:13
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Re-employment list issued this morning, taking back 88 pilots that were made redundant. Good news👍👍👍
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 04:18
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Originally Posted by No Idea Either View Post
Re-employment list issued this morning, taking back 88 pilots that were made redundant. Good news👍👍👍

For everyone except Rex!
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 06:22
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Originally Posted by bb_turn View Post
So when I book my family from YSSY to NZQN we are booking with experienced crew right?
No they all just received their Pilot licence from weetbix last week.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 06:25
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Originally Posted by Break Right View Post
No they all just received their Pilot licence from weetbix last week.
They did a few practice runs on flight simulator - its only ZQN should be fine.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 08:15
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Originally Posted by No Idea Either View Post
Re-employment list issued this morning, taking back 88 pilots that were made redundant. Good news👍👍👍
Watch the rage start amongst these lot. I bet there is alot of pi$$ed of FOs now.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 08:41
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Will be a 20 year and perhaps longer wait for many FOs. I was speaking to one recently who is nervous they will actually face retirement without even getting the upgrade opportunity, or for a few years at best. The Golden seat is funding my approaching retirement at the moment and Iím not the only one that needs that to fall into place also try and live somewhat comfortable in our remaining years.

The Virgin MAX looks like it will be used for growth so more people will return, then the widebody at some point mid this decade.

The fun starts for the next generation in 10-15 years when everyone in many operators face retirement. Jobs galore for millennials.
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 10:55
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Originally Posted by bb_turn View Post
So when I book my family from YSSY to NZQN we are booking with experienced crew right?
Please don't come to NZ. We don't want you bringing the Delta variant with you
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Old 23rd Jun 2021, 12:01
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Originally Posted by Chris2303 View Post
Please don't come to NZ. We don't want you bringing the Delta variant with you
you will get it eventually, one way or another.
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 07:05
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Originally Posted by Chris2302 View Post
Please don't come to NZ. We don't want you bringing the Delta variant with you.
Originally Posted by cloudsurfng View Post
you will get it eventually, one way or another.
If we can put the Delta variant off for four or five months, enough of us will be vaccinated that it won't be such a problem.
In the meantime, we're all just hoping for the best
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 07:22
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Originally Posted by kiwi grey View Post
If we can put the Delta variant off for four or five months, enough of us will be vaccinated that it won't be such a problem.
In the meantime, we're all just hoping for the best

its not the virus that will be the problem in that case, itís the attitude of politicians and the sheople who demand borders stay closed
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 08:33
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Originally Posted by bb_turn View Post
So when I book my family from YSSY to NZQN we are booking with experienced crew right?
Queenstown, overpriced, over-rated and full of Queenslander's and JAFA's...... (and they haven't got any snow)
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 08:40
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Originally Posted by cloudsurfng View Post
its not the virus that will be the problem in that case, itís the attitude of politicians and the sheople who demand borders stay closed
Oh wise one, how many ventilator beds has New Zealand? Less than 500, If the Delta variant too root without any isolation the health sector would be overwhelmed in a week.We do not want to be like Brazil, India, the UK, Italy, the USA (insert country where they've ****** things up)

Be grateful you are WELL; be grateful your government CARES. That's why Australia and New Zealand are economically better off than most.
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Old 24th Jun 2021, 10:13
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Originally Posted by Anti Skid On View Post
Oh wise one, how many ventilator beds has New Zealand? Less than 500, If the Delta variant too root without any isolation the health sector would be overwhelmed in a week.We do not want to be like Brazil, India, the UK, Italy, the USA (insert country where they've ****** things up)

Be grateful you are WELL; be grateful your government CARES. That's why Australia and New Zealand are economically better off than most.
i think youíre missing my point. The delta will get there eventually. I sincerely hope the vaccination program there goes well. Unfortunately, the success in both Australia and NZ has conditioned the public to accept
only zero cases. So unless the sheople in both countries accept that there will be cases, everyday, you have as much hope
of opening internationally as we do. For some reason people canít accept that vaccination equals less or no hospitalisation/death, even with cases. Zero is the only acceptable number, a stiff up both politicians and the media should be held to account for.

so, as I said, if your vaccination program goes well, fantastic. The delta will still get there. And there will still be daily cases
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