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by ClassicLover
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 117
Views: 13254

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

British Airways seems to have pulled out of Dublin. I just noticed my flight on 24 August is cancelled and there are no BA services at all listed on the BA site. It's all Aer Lingus flights from Dublin to London Heathrow now. I have just booked BA831 DUB-LHR on 11th September.... so that is wrong. ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 117
Views: 13254

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

British Airways seems to have pulled out of Dublin. I just noticed my flight on 24 August is cancelled and there are no BA services at all listed on the BA site. It's all Aer Lingus flights from Dublin to London Heathrow now.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 117
Views: 13254

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

It is inconceivable how the government has not come up with some support package for EI given that the island is heavily reliant on EI to be connected to the rest of the world. Isolating a peripheral, small, island economy/nation from what the rest of the world and particularly it's main trading pa...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 117
Views: 13254

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

What's the story with Aer Lingus and flight cancellations? A friend of mine reminded me that airlines will protect your booking and put you on other airlines - eg: he had a KL flight cancelled and they moved him over to BA. I contacted EI for a cancelled flight and asked to be put on an alternative ...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 117
Views: 13254

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

In what regard should more attention be drawn to Aer Lingus and IAG? For Aer Lingus, the total reliance on the transatlantic flights, which are almost all to the USA and the mess that country it in. Could be a long time until people go there. By the same token, British Airways make substantial mone...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17114

Re: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service

On the westbound, it's a rather poor offering. Operationally, the stop in SNN takes as long (if not longer) than it takes to get from Canary Wharf to Heathrow; I'd guess the vast majority of people on that flight have Global Entry so clearing at JFK is not a big deal. Facilities-wise, you get no lo...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

EI SNN-LHR service deemed not commercially viable currently with no service resumption in the short term according to CEO Sean Doyle. In the audio clip he makes positive comment of a future return, but I wonder when and what frequency? http://www.clare.fm/news/aviation/aer-lingus-says-returning-sha...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A318 Lands on St. Helena
Replies: 29
Views: 13245

Re: Titan A318 Lands on St. Helena

armadillomaster wrote:
Currently a Titan 757 due to land on HLE very shortly. Would love to see that


I'd say there'll be a YouTube video from the spotters there.

Hope so anyway! :)

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Another day another government U Turn ! Dáil told PUP recipients won't have payment cut over travel to green list countries People on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment who travel to green list countries will continue to receive their payments. http://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0729/1156187-pa...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Not sure what the law is in Ireland. In the UK, to receive Unemployment Benefit, you need to be available for work. If you are overseas, you are not available. Not correct. You can go on holiday by giving notice and obtaining approval If you are on Jobseekers payment, you may have two weeks holiday...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

You pay taxes for essential public services. Allowing discretionary or business travel is not one of these, in my opinion. Many would argue that essential services are already underfunded, but that’s an argument for another day. My view would be that if you want to travel and a COVID test is a requ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

I would not mind paying say around €30 towards a test if it opened up travel to certain places. Probably still cheaper then getting ripped off by a staycation where some hotels and B&B’s are trying to cash in rather then offer a reasonable price. The buses and coaches are heavily reduced and Ai...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

16/41 never stopped The 41 from city centre has been running all the time straight to the airport. I realised that after I posted as I'd completely forgotten about them as I only took a 16 once ever in my life just to try it out :) The 16 takes a hell of a lot longer to get to the airport - it take...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Passengers in for shock as COVID measures at Dublin Airport to be seriously ramped up Passengers travelling to Dublin Airport may have to undergo a Covid-19 test before they depart, transport officials have said. Ken Spratt, acting secretary-general at the Department of Transport, said officials ar...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4061

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

"Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home" I always laughed with that scene (sounding like a conspiracy), but when I saw the Yuban coffee commercial, I laughed even more. Nowwwww I understand that reference! So glad you mentioned that, just looked at the commercial. There are various ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21021

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

I suppose that angle does offer a justification: "Free marketing". I'm sure news outlets in Australia ran with this story. For the extra spend as someone said up thread, it has paid itself back in marketing easily. It was on the main BBC News web site as well, all over Twitter, Facebook, ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

From a regulatory point of view, how is it that an EU (Irish) operator is being permitted to operate intra-UK services now that the UK is no longer in the EU? Well, technically we're still in a transition period, so of course it is permitted. I can't remember if there already is an air services agr...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15187

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

The nose looks incredibly modern, is it just me or the does the front end resemble a 787 somewhat? The Caravelle nose is the nose from the de Havilland Comet, the world's first passenger jet airliner. Sud Aviation licensed it directly from de Havilland. It does resemble the 787 and the A350 as well...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21021

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

What a great set of information you've put in this post. Loved the various routes back in the day - with Rome, Athens and Amsterdam all seeing services. Such a change from today, isn't it? With regards to this... Over the years Qantas 747's have been used for rescued missions. In 1974 a Qantas 747 c...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

The countries on the much anticipated ‘Green List’ where it is deemed safe to travel include Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungry, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino. It's a good beginning and as they say, they'll review it every two w...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
Still no talk of resumption of YYZ yet?


I only received an e-mail announcing a sale, and those France and Italy destinations were on it.

Nothing else yet!

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Looks like Aer Lingus have announced the next batch of destinations coming back online.

Lyon, Nice, Paris, Rome, Venice and Verona.

Discounted fares on sale now to 27 July for travel through to 31 October.

If France and Italy are re-starting, perhaps it's a clue to the green list. Who knows!

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15187

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

It's a pity this thread was dying. Not sure, maybe VirginFlyer got a busy job. Just want to give this great thread a push so I decided to try and add MSN 12 in his style. Hope you guys enjoy my effort: Well done! I was wondering why I hadn't seen this thread for so long when it was supposed to be d...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

CFN has been chosen by Microsoft as one of the select airports with enhanced detail on the new Flight Simulator which launches on 18th August: https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/microsoft-simulator-game/ No doubt due to the spectacular scenery on approach/departure. I grabbed a screenshot of the Doneg...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

CFN has been chosen by Microsoft as one of the select airports with enhanced detail on the new Flight Simulator which launches on 18th August: https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/microsoft-simulator-game/ No doubt due to the spectacular scenery on approach/departure. This is fantastic news! I really en...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Ryanair says it plans to cut up to 1,000 flights between Ireland and the UK during the months of August and September because of the ongoing travel restrictions. "It makes no sense, when governments all over Europe have opened up EU flights since 1 June and removed travel restrictions on intra...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Photo on the RTE website shows that the Cessna involved in the crash in Galway is EI-EZU. While the damage certainly means it is written off, the condition might suggest that the occupants might have been lucky. Link to the article - https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2020/0711/1152713-aircraft-crash...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

AmricanShamrok wrote:
Don't forget the Arann Islands flights NNR-IOR/IIA/INQ ;)


Aww geez, now I have more of a mission ahead of me :)

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Cork-Zurich This thread covers all Irish aviation, not just DUB. There's an airport in Cork?! I'm shocked! :lol: I am looking for an excuse to use Cork Airport sometime, as I'd like to give it a try. The train trip down just to go to the airport always stops me. I'm only missing ORK, KIR and NOC no...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 107
Views: 16952

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There was a plan for a T5D at some point. Is that off the table? Any plans for expansion you might have seen are on hold. The charging criteria for the next few years into the 2020s is for a two runway operation as CAPEX is scaled way back. There is no plan for a T5D in the short to medium term. Tr...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55174

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Assuming 58 J sold and 160 Y sold, thats about $107k of revenue for an hour long flight. No idea if that is profitable or not? I think it's safe to say it would be profitable :) There's a Forbes article that says a "very generic" cost per hour for a 747-400 is US$25,000. Therefore there s...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 107
Views: 16952

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I think AA will permanently move to T5 and use T5C. BA to make rooms, could move some O&D heavy routes to T3 (think Dubai and routes like Athens, as example). BA may also move the oneworld destination routes to T3 that means Madrid, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Maybe some other routes like Southeast As...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29341

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

What about the current United Airlines flight 155? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Hopper HNL - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States MAJ - Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands KWA - Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands KSA - Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia PNI - Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4355

Re: BA to guyana South America?

Very unlikely BA would open a regular scheduled route to Georgetown instead of just the odd charter. BA willbe focussing on reopening routes to N.America and all other suspended route fitst. Port of Spain is good enough as a transfer hub for the demand that exists I find it odd that BA will in the ...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 107
Views: 16952

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I do not see how the assertion that BA's first priority being themselves is false because they have a JV with another airline. AA adds CLT and RDU as destinations and more frequency on ORD and DFW. Sure it's a benefit, hence the JV, but connecting their own metal on own metal would of course be pre...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14041

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

Article link: https://www-moroccoworldnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.moroccoworldnews.com/2020/07/307614/ram-plans-to-discharge-30-of-its-personnel-liquidate-20-planes/amp/ Summary: i. RAM to sell off 20 aircraft including 4 E90s, 4 B788s, and 12 B737NGs. ii. Post CV-19 fleet to consist of 4 B...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29341

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Also related to the topic...when was the first nonstop flight between the USA and Australia, if it was before the northern winter 1989 schedule? (VH-OJA was delivered to QF late in the summer of 1989, ferried PAE-SYD - the long way via LHR.) It looks like Sydney to Los Angeles was non-stop two days...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

It's called proportional representation ;-)!! Or for those.not in the know - parish politics! I suppose we should be grateful there is not an airport in every county! It's crazy that so much money has been spent on things like this, when Irish Water report 42% of treated water is lost before it get...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

People complain that DUB is too far when they are located in Cork and Limerick! This is amusing. Look at countries such as Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark where there is only 1 major internal airport for the entire country serving long haul flights. I think SNN has had its hey day and it’s time to...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29341

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

I’d imagine it was a mix. Many pax would fly the entire way, five stops isn’t that much if you look at journeys even today, I’ve done CBR-SYD-LAX-ORD-JLN , that’s not unusual for Australians today, to Europe, US or Africa, just depends where you are in the world. Admitting Europe to Asia wasn’t as ...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

Every passenger leaving Knock pays a fee! That guarantees the airport revenue. That is the local support I am talking about! Shannon on the otherhand has always had state support (who do you think built all the infrastructure you mentioned) - did they not just receive €6.5m for a baggage. system up...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55174

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I'm sure one reason Rex is making a move now is because they will probably be able to get decent slots at the major airports, which would not have been the case previously, as all of these were pretty much locked up by Virgin and Qantas.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33079

Re: Irish 7/20

I love how all the media is going on and on about people's holidays. A lot of people also want to go and see their families. I'm booked to go to Australia in November with Qatar Airways, however the 14 day mandatory hotel quarantine in Australia means I won't go unless that changes in some way. Ther...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6839

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Anyways, were there any other reasons World shut down? I sure miss them. I had a memory of my first flight when I was barely one, a Southwest flight to San Fransisco. I saw this sleek and elegant Trijet on the taxiway, with others of the same type on the apron near the cargo area. The first questio...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36617

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Aer Lingus warns of further cuts if plan is rejected Aer Lingus has warned staff that if they do not accept a Recovery Plan which includes work practice reforms by this evening, the company will press ahead with further pay cuts and layoffs. The warning comes as the cabin crew union Forsa said it w...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

If I can I would like to visit family in WA in April 2021. I’m in Ireland where the situation is improving. I would need to know if it’s possible by the end of November this year to organize the time off work though so it’s not likely I'm in Ireland as well. I'd go ahead and book it, just taking ca...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

We're not going to risk what we've achieved. Even Australians returning have to go into 14 days mandatory quarantine. This is where nearly all our cases are coming from. They are locked in a hotel room for those 14 days, literally locked in. Yes, and this needs to change. As an Australian citizen l...

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