- Nov 16, 2004
Don't want to make fun of a sad situation, but this could be the only time someone gets to try business or first class, albeit with fewer perks and luxuries.EK just making official what has been happening for ages. You need a first or business ticket to have a decent chance of getting home, Y seats have been bumped repeatedly for ages.
Repatriation flights starting to happen. Dr FM just been offered one, but is sticking with the Qatar flight she booked yesterday. $2,500 for economy and $10,000 for business on the repatriation flight. The economy seats were sold in minutes, but uptake for business is a bit slower.Yes by booting all the Y passengers to the curb....
Very interesting move....
But not surprising.
A certain US carrier is forcing passengers to book J as well. They just don’t offer F as an option
Must have been a slow news day.
All rhe Kerr stuff was over three months ago .
Repatriation flights starting to happen. Dr FM just been offered one, but is sticking with the Qatar flight she booked yesterday. $2,500 for economy and $10,000 for business on the repatriation flight. The economy seats were sold in minutes, but uptake for business is a bit slower.
I was reminded of the words Dan Andrews used when asked his opinion of South Australia locking out Victorians.
‘I don’t want to be offensive to South Australians but why would you want to go there?’
Boot now on the other foot IMHO.
Now the most ridiculous point to me was that Victoria was one of the States that agreed to the Commonwealth definition of hot spots.So why now are there still 10 LGAs in Sydney that are declared hotspots when none of them meet the agreed definition.
In some respects WA is the most honest of States.They have never agreed on the hotspot definition.
An interesting summary and very telling by states responses - which is basically at the complete discretion of the CHO at the end of the day with some 'guiding principles' that can be taken into / out of account if they feel like it on the day, but in the case of WA - no guiding principles at all (unsurprisingly...)
Most borders are still closed to NSW after the last COVID-19 outbreak in the state
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week bemoaned the fact Australia had no COVID-19 hotspots, and questioned why most domestic borders remained closed to her state.
She based her statement on the Federal Government's definition of a hotspot, which counts the number of cases in a specific geographical area over a three-day period.
"So, if there's no place in Australia that's deemed a hotspot, why do we even have these border closures and restrictions ... it doesn't make sense to me, I don't think it makes sense to the public who have to deal with this frustration," she said.
But when it comes to how states decide who to let in, things get much more complicated — here's why some have decided to shut their borders despite NSW recording three consecutive days with no locally acquired COVID-19 infections.
When it comes to how states decide who to let in, things get complicated. Here's why some have decided to shut their borders to NSW despite the state recording three consecutive days with no locally acquired COVID-19 infections.www.abc.net.au
The Cth definition of a hotspot is 30 cases over the previous three days. But does that account for incubation periods? QLD for example can declare a hotspot is there's been an outbreak in the last 28 days. I would be wary if there's been just three days of no infection and then we declare it a safe zone?
States are locking out unreasonably large areas of other states without real cause.
Several countries are moving to longer quarantine periods with the new strains of virus... 21 days or longer. That will possibly have been something the states are taking in to account.
I'm not sure 'hot spots' really work anyway. Once an outbreak is detected it is likely to have already travelled across a much wider area.
NB cases did infect people outside the NB, but quality tracking saw NSW Health keep those numbers low - no periods of 3 days with over 30 cases anywhere outside the Northern beaches. The other states and territories need to trust they can also control cases when they arise, without puttting millions into lockdowns. You have more tools than clsoing a border.