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smokeybandit
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Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:44 pm

CEOs of AA and WN question the continuing need for masks on planes

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/15/business ... index.html
 
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readytotaxi
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Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:18 am

Israel will designate the UK and Denmark as countries on its Covid-19 “red list” at midnight due to concern over the spread of the Omicron variant.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-5967 ... type=share
 
Chemist
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:26 pm

Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest, is COVID-positive.
"A Day After Telling Congress That ‘Masks Don’t Add Much’ On Planes, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly Tested Positive For Covid-19"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerow ... 503c585455

I'm a huge Southwest fan, but after they and AA have stated positions against vaccine mandates for their staff - I'm inclined to vote with my pocketbook and fly somebody else.
 
FlyingElvii
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:01 pm

Netherlands going back into Hard Lockdown from 5am tomorrow for at least three weeks.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/du ... 021-12-18/
 
davidjohnson6
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:30 am

Germany will treat the UK as a virus variant area and require all arrivals to do 14 days quarantine from Monday
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 78799.html
 
FlyingElvii
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Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:58 am

Senator Dianne Feinstein calls for A Vaccine Mandate to Travel by Air Domestically.

https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status ... n%2Frising
 
777luver
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Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:06 am

Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau says he won't close the borders https://jimbyerstravel.com/2021/12/22/c ... deau-says/
 
KarlB737
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Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:52 pm

Courtesy: Airways Magazine

United Express Grounds 100 Aircraft Due To Pilot Shortage

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/united-express-grounds-100-aircraft/
 
ltbewr
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Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:23 pm

DL flight from SEA to Shanghai turns around due to new rules by China for disinfection of planes as to Covid-19 before departing flights from that airport. Apparently the time it takes to do the procedure hurts operations and costs so DL and other airlines have reduced service to/from there. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/d ... NewsSearch
 
dampfnudel
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Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:28 am

Flight attendant union slams new CDC COVID guidelines that airline CEOs supported

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/f ... ted/?amp=1
 
oschkosch
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Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:23 am

This article is in German language, rough translation by myself:
https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/der_boer ... 28067.html

Business will "drop off extremely after 10 January according to Carsten Spohr CEO of LH. Lots of cancellations coming in mainly due to Omicron variant, LH has canceled 20.000 in the first quarter 2022.

Lufthansa-Geschäft bricht bald "brutal ab" - Aktienkurs gen Süden
Carsten Spohr hat für die kommenden Wochen ein düsteres Bild gemalt. Bis 10. Januar laufe das Geschäft noch, aber dann "bricht es brutal ab", sagte der Lufthansa-Chef vor Mitarbeitern. Wegen der sich ausbreitenden Virusvariante Omikron hagele es "haufenweise Cancellations". Der Lufthansa-Vorstand habe deshalb entschieden, im ersten Quartal mehr als 20.000 Flüge zu streichen, heißt es in der "Börsenzeitung".
 
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Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:13 pm

"Shortened COVID quarantine time could benefit economy but bring risk"
https://www.ksl.com/article/50319673/sh ... -dunn-says
Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department and former state epidemiologist, said Wednesday that the new CDC guidance took public health officials across the nation by surprise.
...
Now people should quarantine for five days and continue to wear a mask for five additional days. Recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated but exposed to the virus remain to mask but not quarantine.


Well, I think that ensures this wave gets everywhere... This was a surprise that I've yet to see the medical journal paper actually supporting this decision (links appreciated as this is not a discussion thread).
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Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:13 pm

Sorry for the all-caps, but the news is interesting and relevant:

SCMP EXCLUSIVE: CATHAY PACIFIC SHUTS DOWN LONG HAUL CARGO AND CARGO-ONLY PASSENGER FLIGHTS FOR 7 DAYS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT; 3 DAY CREW QUARANTINE RAISED TO 7 DAYS BY HK GOVT. - MEMO: SCMP

Ref: https://twitter.com/JournoDannyAero/sta ... 5591721986
 
MON
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:37 am

UK travel firms call for removal of testing rules
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59876063
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:41 am

Hong Kong bans flights from Australia, Canada, France, India, Philippines, United Kingdom and United States from 08 to 21 January 2022.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... on-spreads
 
LAXdude1023
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Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:04 pm

The drama regarding HKG seems to revolve around this:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/23/hong-ko ... visor.html

A Covid zero policy is absolutely foolish and will only cause irreparable economic damage. Covid is everywhere and we have to live with it.
 
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readytotaxi
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Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:48 pm

125 passengers who arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on a chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid-19.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59894989
 
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Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:56 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
125 passengers who arrived in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on a chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid-19.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59894989



Wow,
And no it is not a repeat article.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/173-onb ... ar-2695305

Another flight from Rome to Amritsar had 173 test positive.

Amritsar airport Director V K Seth told PTI on Friday, "Test results of 210 passengers have been shared with me. Out of them, a total of 173 passengers have tested positive."

"This flight came from Rome. It landed at around 12.20 pm today at the airport," he added.

The officials said there were total 285 passengers on the charter flight that landed on Friday.
 
TokyoImperialPa
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:40 am

The US CDC is advising against travel to Canada. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel ... isory.html

Japan is extending its ban on foreigners. https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coron ... f-February
 
mxaxai
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Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:53 pm

Kiribati is entering a Covid lockdown after 36 of 54 passengers on the first flight since 10 months tested positive after arrival, despite negative tests prior to departure. Similarly, a flight to American Samoa brought 15 cases with it. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... with-virus https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... es-flight/
 
MartijnNL
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Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:58 pm

People arriving in England or Scotland from abroad will no longer have to take Covid tests if they are fully vaccinated, it has been confirmed.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60109945
 
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cirrusdragoon
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Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:42 pm

Canada drops pre-arrival PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers on March 1, only require a rapid antigen test instead.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/pcr-te ... -1.6350469
 
smokeybandit
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Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:19 pm

Texas is suing the CDC re: the transportation mask mandate

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas ... ar-AATX8PM
 
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travaz
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:10 am

LHR scraps Mask mandate BA and Virgin to follow
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 35605.html
 
777luver
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Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Wed Mar 16, 2022 9:34 pm

Canada dropping pre arrival testing

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federa ... -1.6386763
 
smokeybandit
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Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:30 pm

 
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Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:03 pm

https://www.wenweipo.com/a/202203/19/AP ... 04c6d.html
SF Express, China's delivery business, operate 6x weekly freight flight from Shenzhen airport to Hong Kong airport, to try to maintain supply to the city, as much of surface transport capacity have been restrained by quarantine requirements amid zero coronavirus strategy despite Hong Kong having one of the worst infection rate and coronavirus death rate in the world now.
 
hoons90
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Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:31 pm

As of April 1st, South Korea will scrap quarantine for all individuals entering from abroad if they are fully vaccinated (requires booster if 2nd shot was more than 180 days ago).

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/d ... 051376001/

Furthermore, South Korea will resume visa free access for nationals of 46 countries, including Canada and Australia.

https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/au-en/brd/m ... 343&page=1
https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/ca-toronto- ... seq=760612
 
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FiscAutTecGarte
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Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:18 pm

CEOs of 10 airlines within the USA urge the federal gov't to end the mask mandate and covid19 testing requirements.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/23/business ... index.html
 
smokeybandit
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Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:51 pm

20 states sue to get rid of the airline mask mandate

http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.n ... 140055CA74
 
N5301D
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Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:57 pm

Denmark scraps all COVID-19 travel restrictions
https://thepointsguy.com/news/denmark-f ... =editorial
 
Scoots71
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Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:38 pm

Reports are that the US travel mask mandate will be extended by 15 days to May 3rd.

https://m.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-704079
 
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c933103
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Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:11 pm

https://finance.ettoday.net/news/2230361
Taiwan LCC Tigerair recruiting new pilots and cabin crew for training, as the company anticipate the country is going to open up in July or August
 
smokeybandit
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Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:43 pm

The mask mandate, at least temporarily, was just shot down in court

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/18/politics ... rce=twCNNp
 
AngMoh
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Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:03 am

Singapore removes requirements for COVID pre-departure testing per 26 March for fully vaccinated travellers and children below 12 years old. This means almost everyone as short term visitors are required to be fully vaccinated and the vaccination rate for residents of Singapore is 96% of eligible population (i.e. over 5 years old).

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... re-2641161
 
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readytotaxi
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Wed May 11, 2022 5:47 pm

Covid mask rules relaxed for EU air travel. 16May

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61413015

"ECDC director Andrea Ammon said that although the wearing of masks would no longer be compulsory, it was important to remember that together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene, it is one of the best methods of reducing transmission".

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