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  1. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    Thanks for that - except I accidentally clicked on the foreign language version which was just a tad out of my skills at this wee hour.... To be clear, my expressing that I believed that Australia does not conduct "blanket testing' was not in any way an expression of a belief that is a desired...
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    Have you had to change/cancel travel due to 2019 n-CoV (involuntarily or voluntarily)?

    straightman, I suspect that by October much of any chaos will have already occurred - I would be far more confident of October travels than anything in the next three months :) (just to be clear - I mean that by then pandemic will be old news and border closures/quarantining of vessels etc...
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    What are the travel opportunities in light of 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

    I heard on the radio in the car today someone promoting domestic (specifically rural) holidays as a way that all the rich folk in the cities can help support the tourism industry in country australia due to the dramatic downturn in international travellers. I agree that Aussie has some great...
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    Dan Murphys "Decoded" - allowing us commoners :) to make easier choices!!

    Please do! My local Dans is offering free tastings of a couple of the products each day, but is not one of those (the few) that offers the formal tastings.
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    Covid-19 - status pause

    This whole thing may actually inspire me to fly again - my first thought was that there will be some great discounts in travel (important as a 100% self-funded flyer). Then the QF DSC thing came out - and let's say I have made some bets there ;) But then I thought, I do not want to get sick in...
  6. juddles

    Covid-19 - status pause

    Sorry, maybe I should have added the current generation's need for a whole stack of "emoticons" or whatever they are called to signal sarcasm, humour, etc etc. Edit: disruptivedolphn, foregive my manners - it is just that as a newer member there are perhaps some dialogues that may not make...
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    Covid-19 - status pause

    As I usually do, in uncertain times when important things are afoot that I cannot easily decipher and predict, I settle back into a zen zone of accepting the difficulties, then finding a way to appreciate the glorious changes in the tapestry of Life. In a philosophical way (and also to a great...
  8. juddles

    DSC FEB 2020 Post Your Successful Bookings

    For the benefit of new readers of the post, I see the title has now been rectified :)
  9. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    Just looked at the ABC online news and found this gem of journalistic glory: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-28/council-removes-soap-coronavirus-spread-may-force-rethink/11998014 I quote: "The removal of soap dispensers from public toilets has stoked concerns local councils are washing...
  10. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    Understand your point, but given that Bali is perhaps a mecca for younger rather than older aussies on average, and this virus is very mild for such people, (invisible or unnoticed in most) and this is just a few weeks into the rapid global expansion, I severely doubt that many, if ANY, have...
  11. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    Exactly!! This is the sort of falseness that is in itself a global pandemic. There are so many countries who due to insufficient medical skill, or deliberate covering, will not be adding their pieces to the puzzle that the world medical effort is trying so hard to put together each day... I...
  12. juddles

    DSC FEB 2020 Post Your Successful Bookings

    I move that we accept that failings in QF are in line with failings in the wider community such as QFF members who spelt the title of this thread :)
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    Dan Murphys "Decoded" - allowing us commoners :) to make easier choices!!

    Hi all, not sure if this thread/post will be of much interest here, as it seems the prolific AFF posters in the wine sub-forum are well above average in their general wine knowledge, but I wanted to share it as I think it is a really sensible idea by Dans. Confession - I spend way more time in...
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    Question Impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on domestic travel

    Tropic, I think your specific topic may well warrant its own thread. As it is certainly not inconceivable that the federal government will enact some restrictions on domestic travel. And to me that is a complex enough issue on its own to warrant separate discussion :)
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    Question Impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on domestic travel

    I read (or at least skimmed through) the emergency response plan and could find no specifics. (unsurprisingly) To me the whole paper was more about a general way of how to approach the issue rather than a "plan" as such. I did note however that they very specifically address the concept of...
  16. juddles

    Will Coronavirus push fares down on carriers especially CX, JL?

    I completely agree with the concept that estimating the mortality rate is very difficult. I think it will slowly get better (the accuracy that is) but I think we are many many months from any vaguely accurate numbers. Take the example of the Diamond Princess, which is a rare case where most...
  17. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    I think an over-riding concept here is that the spread of a virus and the documentation of such movement are two different things - the latter usually never quite matching the former. The second is that there is an element of randomness in initial spread - who would have picked Iran and Italy as...
  18. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    There is not a specific thread yet for that - but maybe that will change as the government eventually tightens (or relaxes?) things. I think the basic parameters are included in this report: Morrison extends China travel ban as he enacts coronavirus emergency plan Health Minister Greg Hunt was...
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    Will Coronavirus push fares down on carriers especially CX, JL?

    As always, it was the alarmist media that I always battle - this is not a particularly nasty virus - with a vastly lower mortality rates compared to SARS etc. Yet the media driven hysteria spreads fear. And hence such drastic measures as closing country borders, etc. 100,000s of thousands die...
  20. juddles

    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    With Brazil reporting its first case, there are now 48 countries with confirmed cases. I think the Brazil case is very important as it is the first in South America. The reported case was picked up in an elderly person returning from Italy, and was "home quarantined", but they have a couple of...
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