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Qantas to lay out roadmap for restart of international flights

Old 30th Aug 2021, 11:18
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 13:08
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 15:30
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Originally Posted by Xeptu
We have very different challenges here in Australia than you do in Europe, Europe is like one country with a couple of billion people in it. Australia is a very big country with 25 million, we can't get help from the other states let alone another westernised country. If any one state was to lose 20% of it's specialised skills at the same time even temporarily, we would be in trouble.
Canada is 29% bigger than Aus, and has a population of only 36M. They are opening up now just like a lot of other places. Granted with mandatory vaccinations in almost all regulated industries.

except for the climate the 2 countries are pretty similar. Most of the populations live in the cities, and the vast expanse of agriculture, and mining are immense.

Im off to see my family there in October that I haven’t seen in over 2 years.

The reason countries can start to get back to a semblance of normality… vaccinations. It’s the only game in town, if you want to play that is.
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 21:56
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Originally Posted by SHVC
Can the feds open NSW for international travel whilst everyone else stays the covid zero course and stay in lockdown (Vic)?
I’m no expert on the legalities but I suspect that
once we reach 80% the feds will open the borders without quarantine to certain countries.

What the states then do (or try to do) will be up to them. Morrison has been arguing since day one (well, since first national cabinet) that quarantine facilities are a state responsibility.

I suspect NSW will open up in line with federal guidance. Other states (particularly WA, QLD, TAS, SA IF they’re still COVID-zero) will stay closed. Vic could swing either way depending on their COVID status at the time we hit 80%.

I think it’s quite feasible that NSW residents may be able to travel overseas before they can travel interstate. I think it’s also quite feasible that some tourists may arrive in Sydney and arrive on the QLD border in their bongo van a few weeks later asking themselves, “WTAF?”.

We’ll just have to see how it all plays out.
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 22:19
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 23:35
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I read this morning that NSW cannot open internationally without the entire country reaching the mandated vaccination percentage. It was in my news feed somewhere but can’t quote it here.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 00:20
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 01:43
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Originally Posted by highflyer40

Im off to see my family there in October that I haven’t seen in over 2 years.

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...ok, I'll bite....how the hell can you do that?
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 02:19
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Gladys has finally raised international travel when we, in NSW, hit 80% very likely could be on.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 02:44
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Originally Posted by SHVC
Gladys has finally raised international travel when we, in NSW, hit 80% very likely could be on.
She did say wouldn't that be wonderful, but still didn't commit. Two more weeks is my guess and the health system will be at capacity.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 03:05
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She did say wouldn't that be wonderful, but still didn't commit. Two more weeks is my guess and the health system will be at capacity.
That is right she didn't, she is playing politics with that comment by planting the seed. I am sure other states will here that and go "what about us". As for being over run, they already said October will be busiest months but wont be over run.

WA tho, they're over run and at capacity with sprained ankles and migraines WA have no hope at all, good luck is all I can say. Lord McGowen has now pushed blame on the Feds because of NDIS patients taking up space, maybe something he could of raised 18 months ago if it were true.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 03:20
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...ok, I'll bite....how the hell can you do that?
Thats what I was thinking.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 03:35
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...ok, I'll bite....how the hell can you do that?
Obviously he's not in Australia or NZ and most likely a Canadian Citizen
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 06:03
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Originally Posted by Xeptu
Obviously he's not in Australia or NZ and most likely a Canadian Citizen
Leaving Australia is not impossible, coming back is getting that way.

Apply for an exemption to leave, meet all criteria and off you go, knowing how hard it is to return. The automatic passport gate at the airport even reminds you and makes you acknowledge prior to allowing your exit.

Coming back? Well if QF gets the December roadmap working………
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 06:49
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[QUOTE=SHVC;11103807]That is right she didn't, she is playing politics with that comment by planting the seed. I am sure other states will here that and go "what about us". As for being over run, they already said October will be busiest months but wont be over run. /QUOTE]

"What About Us" more likely could have been us, glad not to be in NSW right now, same as we said during VIC. "Busiest Month" more likely First month overwhelmed.
We're still not coming Gladys, we told you so.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 08:03
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if that does happen, lock down the vulnerable keep them at home so they’re safe! Mid October is the 80% target arrival. For us vaccinated I’m ready to go out and enjoy life it’s not even about my employment anymore.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 08:17
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if that does happen, lock down the vulnerable keep them at home so they’re safe! Mid October is the 80% target arrival. For us vaccinated I’m ready to go out and enjoy life it’s not even about my employment anymore.
I'm hearing you mate, it's fatigue, I really do feel for you guys in NSW and VIC, particularly those in the Capitals. Do all you can not to get yourself infected and as a state, keep it out of the regions as best you can, sadly the vaccination rate will slow down now, there isn't enough to go around, many haven't been vaccinated long enough to make a difference. I fear it's going to get really ugly from here on in.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 09:04
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I'm hearing you mate, it's fatigue, I really do feel for you guys in NSW and VIC, particularly those in the Capitals. Do all you can not to get yourself infected and as a state, keep it out of the regions as best you can, sadly the vaccination rate will slow down now, there isn't enough to go around, many haven't been vaccinated long enough to make a difference. I fear it's going to get really ugly from here on in.
Real world data from places already open, does not support what you are saying.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 09:59
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...it's as ugly as sin in Japan, and that's one of the Qantas 'Safe Countries'.
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Old 1st Sep 2021, 00:07
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Singapore has started publishing figures of seriously ill COVID cases as well as total. With a population of 6 million, 80% vaccinated there are 24 seriously ill cases 19 of which require oxygen and 5 are in the ICU. Most of those are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. New cases are running at about 100-200 a day. They have a plan laid out for gradually opening open over the next few months.

These guys seem to have their act well together and have kept the death toll to just over 50, most of which were elderly with underlying health conditions. Singapore is even in a position to supply vaccines to Australia.
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