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Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:23 pm

The latest outbreak in Australia has been linked to a driver who transported international arrivals from the airport.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-57621552
 
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readytotaxi
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Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:37 am

People from the UK travelling to Portugal will have to quarantine for 14 days unless they can present proof they have received both coronavirus vaccines a fortnight before their arrival.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57634932
 
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Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:39 am

Royal Brunei has removed seats from an A320 Neo for cargo operations:
https://borneobulletin.com.bn/rb-ramps- ... operation/

I would've thought using the largely unused 787 hold cargo would have been a cheaper solution, but who knows...
 
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readytotaxi
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Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:54 am

Hong Kong is to ban all flights from the UK to curb the spread of the Delta variant of Covid.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-57647613
 
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ro1960
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Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:24 am

Starting July 1st, the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" will apply and allow to prove travelers' immunity to COVID-19 and will facilitate travel within the EU.

Health pass and vaccines: how to travel in Europe this summer?
 
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metalinyoni
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Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:44 pm

Ryanair have said masks will remain mandatory on flights even if mask and 1m rules relaxed in England.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57715496
 
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readytotaxi
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Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:45 am

Heathrow to trial fast-tracking vaccinated arrivals

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57743038

The trial, due to start this weekend, will allow passengers who are fully vaccinated and are travelling on selected flights to Heathrow from Athens, Los Angeles, Montego Bay and New York to show proof of their vaccination status.People taking part will be able to use a dedicated arrivals lane at the UK border.
 
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readytotaxi
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Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:52 pm

Travellers returning to England warned of six-hour airport queues.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57775800

The Immigration Service Union said the "sheer number" of passengers arriving and a shortage of Border Force officers would slow down checks.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also admitted travel could be "disrupted".
Sod that after a long flight.
 
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readytotaxi
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Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:14 pm

A group of leading travel businesses including Ryanair, BA, travel business Tui and Manchester Airports Group have launched legal action against the government over its travel curbs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57774788

They want more transparency over how the government takes decisions on Covid travel rules.
 
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Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:53 pm

Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca moved to amber travel list

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57839184

EasyJet said it could not understand why people were going to be allowed to attend nightclubs from Monday without a mask or social distancing but the government was "not comfortable with people going to the beaches of Europe where the infection rates are lower than in the UK".
 
ABEguy
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Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:32 pm

So much for opening up EU travel restrictions this summer…

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/8034481002
 
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Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:03 pm

Yields down due to coronavirus
https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... ery-567982

2Q 2021 yields were a startling 32% below pre-pandemic (2Q 2019) levels, reflecting a low yield strategy by airlines to stimulate demand.

That was a brutal impact of coronavirus.
 
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Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:19 pm

Just a reminder that this thread is for aviation related topics only.

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Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:13 pm

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/06/united- ... oyees.html

United to require all employees to be vaccinated by October 25 (with exceptions for medical or religious reasons).
 
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Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:51 am

Hawaiian to require staff to be vaccinated by November 1st. There seems to be a trend...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/compani ... NewsSearch
 
MrBretz
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Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:51 pm

Here are American and Delta’s policies based on an internet search.

AA is encouraging its employees to get vaccinated and offers them $50 but not requiring it.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/american- ... 10806.html

DL will require new hires to be vaccinated. 60%(as of the May link) of current staff is vaccinated.

https://news.delta.com/delta-require-ne ... t-covid-19
 
smokeybandit
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Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:28 am

WN, AA and DL not requiring vaccines

https://twitter.com/petemuntean/status/ ... 46401?s=20
 
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Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:56 pm

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/11/southwe ... emand.html

Southwest notes decreases in booking and increases in cancellations, attributing as likely related to the Delta variant.
 
SSPhoenix
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Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:16 pm

Etihad seems to have further narrowed losses, but says the delta variant massively disrupted recovery:

https://www.ft.com/content/8b5adfb9-d3b ... df9d591340

Also, Has anyone tried out their recently launched programme to extend the chaffeur service to economy passengers in transporting them from Abu Dhabi Airport to Dubai? I thought Abu Dhabi had very strict quarantine measures, i.e. if the arriving passenger is un-vaccinated then they would face 12 day quarantine - would they allow such a passenger to arrive at the airport and then transfer to Dubai? Seems really strange Abu Dhabi has massive restrictions relative to Dubai.

https://www.futuretravelexperience.com/ ... assengers/
 
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Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:44 am

This is a reference thread,not a discussion thread. Post a link, a non-flaimbait short comment. A quote from the link is optional.
 
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Revelation
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Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:14 pm

US mask mandate for airports, airplanes planned to be extended through Jan 18 2022:

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1427715446866857987
 
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readytotaxi
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Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:21 am

Qantas has said all of its employees must be vaccinated against Covid-19. Frontline workers including pilots, cabin crew and airport staff must be fully vaccinated by mid-November.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58239790
 
smokeybandit
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Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:38 pm

US public transportation mask mandate extended to January

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/a ... 169902002/
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:17 pm

Singapore introduces quarantine free air travel with Germany and Brunei. It is for fully vaccinated travelers only and starts 8 September.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... ao-2122796
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:33 am

Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, and Cathay Pacific require crew to be vaccinated:
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/singapo ... 21-08-19-0

Article notes Cebu Pacific has high takeup of vaccine (not mandatory).
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:46 am

These Airlines Have Banned Fabric Face Masks on Planes

Alison Fox
Thu, August 19, 2021, 12:05 PM

https://news.yahoo.com/airlines-banned- ... 56011.html
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:47 am

Revelation wrote:
US mask mandate for airports, airplanes planned to be extended through Jan 18 2022:

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1427715446866857987


AA is extending their alcohol ban in Economy to Jan. 18, 2022, tied to mask mandate extensions.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/a ... 195536002/
 
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Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:57 pm

Hawaii's governor us asking tourists to stay away due to coronavirus outbreak:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/h ... NewsSearch
 
airtechy
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Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:40 pm

Delta to require full employee vaccination beginning Nov 1 or pay $200 per month to offset costs which are about $40,000 per hospital stay.

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/delta-air-lines-make-unvaccinated-employees-pay-charge-79637347?cid=clicksource_4380645_1_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $40,000
 
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Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:16 am

AC to require all employees and new hires to be vaccinated by Oct 31st to comply with a federal mandate that all federally regulated companies be fully vaccinated. Otherwise risking termination or unpaid leave

https://www.google.com/amp/s/globalnews ... id-19/amp/
 
Thenoflyzone
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:32 am

Canada suspending all non stop flights from Morocco as of midnight tonight until Sept 29, at the earliest. This mostly affects YUL, which has 2 to 3 daily flights from CMN, depending on the day, between AT and AC.

An increase in positive COVID test results has been observed in travellers arriving from Morocco in the last month.

https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-cana ... -2021.html
 
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readytotaxi
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Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:35 am

The European Union is expected to recommend on Monday that member states reinstate Covid-related travel restrictions and halt nonessential travel from the United States and five other countries, Kosovo, Israel, Montenegro, Lebanon and North Macedonia.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html
 
leader1
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Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:46 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
The European Union is expected to recommend on Monday that member states reinstate Covid-related travel restrictions and halt nonessential travel from the United States and five other countries, Kosovo, Israel, Montenegro, Lebanon and North Macedonia.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html


Looks like the recommendation period has ended and they will now reimpose restrictions. International travel just can't catch a break.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ovid-cases
 
AngMoh
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Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:55 am

Changi Airport reported its first ever annual loss. Passenger volume for period 1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021 dropped by 98% to 1.1M.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ ... s-owing-to
 
KarlB737
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Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:24 pm

Courtesy: The Hill

Southwest Pilots Sue Over Company Changes Made During Pandemic

https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/570414-southwest-pilots-sue-over-pandemic-changes
 
tootallsd
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Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:00 pm

Government of The Netherlands now require 10 day quarantine for persons arriving from high risk areas including USA. The USA is designated as very high risk.

https://www.government.nl/topics/corona ... quarantine
 
KarlB737
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Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:36 pm

Courtesy: The Hill

American Airlines Changes Special Leave Policy For Unvaccinated Staff

https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/570819-american-airlines-changes-special-leave-policy-for
 
KarlB737
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Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:30 pm

Courtesy: Newsmax

Delta Variant's Big Hit to Airline Ticket Sales

https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/delta-variant-airline-industry/2021/09/09/id/1035675/
 
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Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:43 pm

The USA's President has ordered in a speech on Thursday, Sept. 9th, the TSA to double fines for not wearing masks on air flights, trains and other passenger transportation as well as train stations, airports. He also called in his speech that we need to 'show respect' to all and that the anger toward cabin crew doing their job as 'is wrong'. Hopefully this will reduce risks of spread of Covid-19 infections on transportation facilities and curb some of the stupid behavior on air flights. https://news.yahoo.com/show-respect-tsa ... 42712.html
 
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readytotaxi
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Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:08 pm

A French government decree issued on Thursday bumped the United States and Israel from the country's "green" list, down to "orange," effectively prohibiting nonessential travel to France for unvaccinated visitors.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html
 
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Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:46 pm

Bill moving forward to require proof of vaccination or within 72 hours a negative test before air travel in USA.
https://news.yahoo.com/fauci-calls-unva ... 44798.html
 
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Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:47 pm

Courtesy: The Hill

Delta Air Lines Official Says 4,000 Unvaccinated Employees Got Shots After Surcharge Announcement

https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/aviation/572035-delta-airlines-official-says-4000-unvaccinated-employees-got
 
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Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:56 am

This thread requires posting a link. Always post a comment. Quotes are optional.
 
MON
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:01 pm

Not enough relaxation with new U.K. travel Covid travel rules? Basically, for most, PCR tests replaced by fewer lateral flow tests.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-tra ... d-12410405

Surely about time Biden reciprocates and allows U.K. fully vaccinated citizens to enter the USA?
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:16 pm

Tougher EU airport slot rules trigger Asia retaliation threat, risk industry trade war:

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 021-09-17/
 
jomur
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Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:56 pm

US-EU/UK travel restrictions reported to be lifted from November

https://news.sky.com/story/travel-lates ... r-12406937
 
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Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:46 pm

https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-relea ... ne-results

With children age 5-11 becoming vaccinated this should start a travel surge by the Christmas/New Year’s Break.
Airlines,Theme parks and cruise ships all have been waiting for this because a Huge demographic of people have been avoiding travel.

Hopefully all the airlines can get staffing under control to meet the needs this time around.

Enjoy or Don’t
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KarlB737
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Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:09 pm

Courtesy: Fox Business

United Airlines Employees Sue Company Over Its 'Draconian' COVID Vaccine Mandate

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/united-airlines-employees-draconian-lawsuit-covid-vaccine-mandate
 
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readytotaxi
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Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:09 pm

United Airlines to fire staff who refuse vaccine. The 593 workers who have refused a coronavirus vaccine and have not applied for an exemption on religious or medical grounds now face losing their jobs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58731340
 
MON
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Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:44 am

England’s red list of countries going from 54 to 9?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.inde ... html%3famp

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