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  1. JohnK

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Not easy and for now we've given up - approval from Australian government - approval from Thai Embassy which is not as easy as it sounds - covid test 3 days before departure - fit to fly certificate from doctor before flying - choosing and paying for quarantine hotel up front - forget trying to...
  2. JohnK

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    So we got the travel exemption within 12 hours of applying Sunday night. Didn't realise needed to obtain arrival permission from Thai Embassy to return to Thailand and that is proving very difficult. Thai Embassy in Brisbane closed, Canberra not taking calls but there is a 24 hour emergency...
  3. JohnK

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Unfortunately I cannot go anywhere. I won't travel until quarantine restrictions cease at both ends and we return to normal if that ever eventuates. Checking the website again. Why do they make it so confusing?
  4. JohnK

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    That's the website I checked. Still don't know how I missed the part about staying 3 months or longer. Wife is Thai, daughter born in Thailand and dual citizenship so no issues with onward travel. Also aware of quarantine and at 60,000+ baht for 2 it is not cheap at all. No supporting...
  5. JohnK

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Oh that's encouraging to know. I must have missed that in all the websites I visited last night. I'll send off an email. We've found a decent one-way airfare. I don't want to stuff around with return dates and trying to get refunds.
  6. JohnK

    General Coronavirus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

    We can easily write everything off as OK. We have a very short time in this life and trying to stay out of harms way. Way too many people are very complacent, very selfish, very foolish. This fight is not over.
  7. JohnK

    General Coronavirus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

    Wasn't referring to Queensland. But for another discussion Australian states should really split and form their own countries. Not very much in common between each of the states.
  8. JohnK

    General Discussion/Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Not great news but somewhat encouraging for me. 2020 is a year to try and forget quickly. On another note and can't seem to find relevant discussion. My father in law is not in good health and mother in law not coping well. My wife has been wanting to go back to Thailand for an extended period...
  9. JohnK

    Will you vaccinate with Conoravirus vaccine when one is available?

    No. Everything moving too quickly and too many moving parts. But on the other hand how can I safely return to Thailand?
  10. JohnK

    General Coronavirus chit chat thread - non-travel specific

    I've been away for a while. Conspiracy theory? Every single country in the world is suffering except for one. Enough said....
  11. JohnK

    New Member

    Welcome to AFF @Pat B.
  12. JohnK

    Hey all you cool people !

    Welcome to AFF @scoobs214. I love economy too but haven't travelled for 7 months. Itching to get back in the air.
  13. JohnK

    Jetstar starts selling more interstate flights from June

    Why have social distancing in place at all then? At a supermarket or other stores you may queue for 1-2 minutes waiting for checkout so that's less than 15 minutes and people walking past you shouldn't be an issue either? Why have the restriction of only 1 person per lift in the shopping...
  14. JohnK

    Are you Going to use the COVIDsafe App?

    Who said the Australia card campaign was a failure? I'm not interested in another tracking mechanism unless it becomes compulsory for future travel but in a way I'm glad the majority are complying as it will highlight they are not practicing social distancing when out and about.
  15. JohnK

    How will international travel work with no COVID 19 vaccine

    Something not quite right with our quarantine process. How does someone travel on QF614 MEL-BNE on 22 April with Covid-19 acquired on a cruise ship? Shouldn't they have been in quarantine in MEL? Wasn't pennicilin an accidental discovery? A miracle? More like divine intervention. So many...
  16. JohnK

    Jetstar starts selling more interstate flights from June

    I'm not sure it's possible to have social distancing measures in place on flights even with reduced capacity. - barding will take an eternity and so will deplaning - movement inside the cabin needs to be restricted otherwise there'll be close contact with other passengers Plus if what I've...
  17. JohnK

    Is it Time to transfer/withdraw points from Velocity?

    I've been following the Velocity updates. Not looking good at all. Hold very little hope to get anything from Virgin/Velocity. I've had enough of loyalty programs. Hope there are he heaps of $19 JQ airfares available after July.
  18. JohnK

    When was the last commercial passenger flight you took?

    22 March SYD-OOL. Still thought Easter visit to SYD would go ahead. April first month since 2007 not to have a flight and 6 weeks now since last flight would be the longest time without a flight in 14 years. And now 9 weeks since last game of golf is the longest time without a game of golf...
  19. JohnK

    Scams like these

    Have the scammers slowed down? Hope they've got a lethal dose of the virus themselves.
  20. JohnK

    Jetstar starts selling more interstate flights from June

    Even with social distancing in place would people still want to travel so soon? I'd imagine companies who have introduced work from home more often may schedule online meetings rather than face to face. I know we have hired quite a few people in the past month with online interviews.
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