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by theaviator380
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1814

Re: Email Etiquette

I do not like people starting email with only name, e.g. James, (followed by contents) What does it takes to start as Hi James or Hello James or Morning James? I also do not like people writing an email like a train bogies....with no punctuation, all in small letters just a train of words ! yes ther...

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by theaviator380
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -bats.html

Can you guys think of any solution to fix this?
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If this news is true we humans might as well seal goodbye kiss to earth !

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -bats.html

Can you guys think of any solution to fix this?

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by theaviator380
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

India has announced countrywide Lockdown (for 3 weeks) starting midnight after 400 odd cases, really good proactive step rather than reactive step...PM Narendra Modi is a dynamic leader and has great leadership qualities. Hope people respect and take this seriously rather than flirting with danger !...

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by theaviator380
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

[...]So no idea if it's a fake news or factual but worth looking?[...] That campaign "embrace a Chinese - against racism" was a real fact. Look for #Abbracciauncinese. Silly for sure then? They would have had better ways of consoling them...not bloody hugging knowing they could be carryin...

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by theaviator380
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4386

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

hi everyone i live in Milan Italy So how ù suppose here its completely chos. people are not respecting orders to stay home and there a lot around. totally in Italy 4900 death. From tomorrow military and Police can stop everbody walking or driving as for me i work ad station agent in Subway so im st...

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by theaviator380
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Hello Folks, hope everyone is safe and sound. Don't shoot 'ME' for this info as I saw this circulating online so I am just sharing to see your views on it. So no idea if it's a fake news or factual but worth looking? _____ Why "Social Distancing" is the most important precaution in the fig...

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by theaviator380
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Has anyone here had it, or suspect they’ve had it? I’ve had a persistent cough for around 10 days now. It is getting slightly better. A few days ago the pain in my chest when I coughed was immense. I am still wheezing at times, but am a lot better. Did have a fever and cold on the onset during the ...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreaks

My sister lives in California, she is exhibiting typical covid-19 symptoms since last 3 days...cough, temp is up n down, fatigue. She has a baby 6 months old, she rang her doctors, they took her details and rang back with series of questionnaire... apparently told her 'negative' and test is not req...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreaks

My sister lives in California, she is exhibiting typical covid-19 symptoms since last 3 days...cough, temp is up n down, fatigue. She has a baby 6 months old, she rang her doctors, they took her details and rang back with series of questionnaire... apparently told her 'negative' and test is not requ...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Imagine if this had originated in EU to begin with? would have been carnage I think...China due to their draconian (but effective) laws/rules/ways managed to curb it down (if reports are true) ! EU have been so slow to react to this despite of all warning and witnessing Wuhan...unbelievable. This is...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So looks like Tom Hanks is the highest profile victim so far. Rita Wilson appeared on a morning talk show on Monday. Both the hosts are now in self-quarantine for 14 days, so the network will need to find 2 new hosts in the meantime.... Also as a diabetic, Tom would be in a high risk category, prob...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So looks like Tom Hanks is the highest profile victim so far. Rita Wilson appeared on a morning talk show on Monday. Both the hosts are now in self-quarantine for 14 days, so the network will need to find 2 new hosts in the meantime.... Also as a diabetic, Tom would be in a high risk category, prob...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

India has completely banned all non-essential international travel to and from India. Tourist visas for all Foreigners stand cancelled and Indians will be quarantined for 14 days on return from foreign countries Add OCI holders to that, they are banned as well irrespective of which country you orig...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I also start to wonder if Americans are typically more prone to hysteria then say Germans, Dutch, or French.... You are the primary source of hysteria in this thread. Where are you from? Sounds harsh but partly Italy govt to blame at too, knowing initial outbreak in Wuhan, all countries should have...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I also wonder if Mass Tourism is in part to blame. If you have thousands upon thousands of infected Chinese tourists visiting Italy all over, it is no wonder that Italians are now grappling with a crisis of unprecedented proportions. Bang on ! I get your point and valid too. Sounds harsh but partly...

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by theaviator380
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

And as we are just discussing about taking risks, AI are still flying DEL - MXP ! strange? hell yes....how can you still fly into red zone? I am sure this is not rescue flight, this is full commercial flight AI 137 on B787-800.

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by theaviator380
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

BA have now announced all flights to Italy have been canceled until April 4. Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8095235/British-Airways-cancels-flights-Italy-April-4-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html Its fekin too late ! should have done it early last week. They r not screening anyone who...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Not sure what this Italian quarantine is really doing, ultimately. Internally, I guess some of our facilities in Europe are going to reject people coming on site who have been to the Italian quarantine zone recently. Our providers are telling us that there's no real restriction on cargo flowing int...

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by theaviator380
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

My colleague just mentioned something wicked but sounded reasonable ! He said, he is tired of listening and reading to this virus BS now...might as well catch it, fight it off and get immune !!

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by theaviator380
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

My DL JFK-BOM flight had about 12 empty seats in D1, the rest of the plane looked rather full, judging by the crowd. I even got offered multiple meals in D1, as I assume some people canceled with short notice. This just means that the corporate travellers are canceling, while personal travelers lik...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Big increase in UK numbers today, up to 115 currently from just 35 cases 48 hours ago. To be expected of course, and 25 cases confirmed in London alone... https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-three-new-cases-in-scotland-takes-uk-total-to-90-11950018 Rather surprised knowing how crowded Tubes (TFL...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA? If you try to do dummy booking for various destin...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I heard un-confirmed news that India have suspended visas for certain countries (Italy, Iran) Half of positive patients in India are Italian tourists....this is where I don't get it, tourists usually arrive in bunch, it is highly likely they are not bag packers as such who are in India for number of...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

My DL JFK-BOM flight had about 12 empty seats in D1, the rest of the plane looked rather full, judging by the crowd. I even got offered multiple meals in D1, as I assume some people canceled with short notice. This just means that the corporate travellers are canceling, while personal travelers lik...

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by theaviator380
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This toilet paper mania baffles me. It's baffling most people here as well! The reason in simple I guess, people are worried about China style lockdown if situation becomes critical....so toilet roll becomes very important essential commodity? Not everyone can and is comfortable using water to clea...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

An infant is in intensive care in Bergamo, Italy. https://www.lastampa.it/cronaca/2020/03/03/news/coronavirus-bimbo-di-un-anno-in-terapia-intensiva-a-bergamo-e-grave-ma-capacita-di-recupero-superiori-ad-adulti-1.38545356 https://www.ragusanews.com/2020/03/03/cronaca/coronavirus-bimbo-di-un-anno-gra...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I am cancelling my US holiday in early part of Apr (as I don't want to risk it with my young kids) but earliest opportunity I have is in October....any educated guess whether situation will improve by then and won't be a big risk? I can understand and imagine, this virus is going to stay for a whil...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Thanks scbriml, myki and asdf, appreciated. It 's sensible to cancel April as it stands then....October remains the risk...but I have no choice than taking a chance and book it with added protection to my tickets. The issue is the company I have booked it from gives me refund which I can only use fo...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I am cancelling my US holiday in early part of Apr (as I don't want to risk it with my young kids) but earliest opportunity I have is in October....any educated guess whether situation will improve by then and won't be a big risk? I can understand and imagine, this virus is going to stay for a while...

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by theaviator380
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I am cancelling my US holiday in early part of Apr (as I don't want to risk it with my young kids) but earliest opportunity I have is in October....any educated guess whether situation will improve by then and won't be a big risk? I can understand and imagine, this virus is going to stay for a while...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What are the odds that one comes in contact with infected person and still does't catch it? can some people with very good immunity avoid it despite of coming in contact with infected person? Quite high it would seem. Especially with kids. Many are remaining asymptomatic. That means they show no si...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183886

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Our family trip to DXB on 13 Mar (ret 22 Mar) to visit my expat sister who lives in Ruwais City remains as planned, BUT we are concerned not about getting sick but about the possibility of getting quarantined. Someone they know got quarantined in a hotel high-rise in AUH (Abu Dhabi) for two weeks. ...

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by theaviator380
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What are the odds that one comes in contact with infected person and still does't catch it? can some people with very good immunity avoid it despite of coming in contact with infected person?

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by theaviator380
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Do you guys think American carriers will cut down flights not to only to Italy but even to UK, Netherlands, France and Germany? BA, KLM, AF and LH are popular carriers between EU and US.

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by theaviator380
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What I don't understand, Japan in general are so strict about quality standards etc. well known for their discipline, infrastructure, modern facilities etc. are struggling to contain this ! Also I have been saying since around 25th Jan, countries should have been more strict on letting air carriers...

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by theaviator380
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I think countries should ban flights from Italy and Iran knowing the extent of breakout they are facing atm....of course along with Japan and S.Korea.

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by theaviator380
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The EU really is unbelievable... throwing money on useless WHO which has been downplaying the situation from day one and is more focused on not offending Chinese communists than doing its job. Sending PPE to China when resources will be - as it seems - much needed in Europe is just expensive PR stu...

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by theaviator380
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

What I don't understand, Japan in general are so strict about quality standards etc. well known for their discipline, infrastructure, modern facilities etc. are struggling to contain this ! Also I have been saying since around 25th Jan, countries should have been more strict on letting air carriers ...

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by theaviator380
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Curious. There is an Air China 77W flying right now from PEK to JFK: https://www.flightradar24.com/CCA981/23e97660 Since all foreign citizens who have been to China in the preceding 14 days have been reportedly banned from entering the US, who is on board of this plane? Only US citizens? And the cr...

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by theaviator380
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Curious. There is an Air China 77W flying right now from PEK to JFK: https://www.flightradar24.com/CCA981/23e97660 Since all foreign citizens who have been to China in last 14 days have been reportedly banned from entering the US, who is onboard this plane? Only US citizens? And the crew? Are they ...

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by theaviator380
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Genuine Q. I am not a doctor or microbiologist but I heard someone saying strength of virus goes down the more it transmits? Is that correct? ( I am aware viruses mutate fast !)

Also, would usual end of viral season which is usually end of Feb bring any downward trend in this viral infection?

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by theaviator380
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Do you think it's about time to ban Japanese tourist visiting UK?

Cambodia seems to have done big screw up from what I read...total madness this.

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by theaviator380
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

What are loads like on UK/EU traffic to US and other Asian countries (except China/HK)?

Trying to get an idea whether people are cancelling their travel plans or business and leisure as usual ?

Thanks in advance.

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by theaviator380
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important? https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/skynews-coronavirus-china-virus_4907452.jpg?bypass-service-worker&20200131152211 When I hea...

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by theaviator380
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Most of us are worried and concerned about overall situation and then I found this in our country ! take a look at below link and pictures....is that not total shambles??? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7952271/Operation-Wuhan-airlift-LANDS-RAF-Brize-Norton.html Is this stupid or being o...

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by theaviator380
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Video of the Wamos 747 arriving at BZZ https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1223238237889683456?s=20 On that tweet have you seen the picture where Brize staff and some RAF personnel along with other few personnel are standing next to plane without any PPE !! how does that work??? Have these evacuee b...

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by theaviator380
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

PLM8471 from Wuhan just touched down at BZZ this minute. and we all hope none of them are positive or even carriers !!! :) fingers crossed. you got to admit the courage and dedication of all crew including ground staff and all doctors and staff at the hospital ! May sound daft question but how are ...

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by theaviator380
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Italy has banned all flights from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Cathay Pacific have suspended flights. https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/status/1223220669371969536?s=20 Good on Italy, brave and practical decision, other countries should follow soon...cargo is alright but commercial flight ?...

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by theaviator380
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Germany plans to send one of their military Airbus A310s (economy class config) today to pick up "healthy" german and other EU citizens from Wuhan. After arriving in Germany passengers will be isolated for up to two weeks. However China has not permitted the flight yet as they prefer non ...

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by theaviator380
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

cjg225 wrote:
So, it's still basically just the Chinese carriers that are pretty much not changing anything yet re service to other countries?


Looks like it and it is about time imo to collectively ban them landing in other countries.

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