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

mrsterryn

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I wonder if temperature taking (similar to Hong Kong back in 2009 ?) Will start to happen
My husband will fail every single normal test on high temperature . His medical condition has a side effect that physical exertion tends to raise his temperature quickly. I suppose he will need to have a note from his neurosurgeon
 

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I wonder if temperature taking (similar to Hong Kong back in 2009 ?) Will start to happen
My husband will fail every single normal test on high temperature . His medical condition has a side effect that physical exertion tends to raise his temperature quickly. I suppose he will need to have a note from his neurosurgeon
I don't know how many times I have been yelled at in HKG to take my hat off approaching the temp monitoring station.
 

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I don't know how many times I have been yelled at in HKG to take my hat off approaching the temp monitoring station.
My husband doesn't wear his Akubra as much as he used to but when he had had initial surgery there was a huge dip in his skull on top of his head 🤫🤫🤫
We did have plans for this year so I think it may be pre emptive and get a note from his specialist just to be on the safe side .
 

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When we went through BKK and SIN, they take your temp once then sit you down to rest for a few minutes (I don't know how long) and take it again if it's elevated. Presumably to allow for people who get hot like that?
 

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Noted a LH A380 today passing over Qld en route to- AKL as it turned out.

It seems that this isn't the first; LH is sending 5 A380s and 5 747s to AKL and CHC to rescue stranded Germans. :oops:

The mind boggles as to how so many Germans came to be stranded in NZ. Although perhaps many were thinking NZ was a relatively good place to sit tight.
 

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The mind boggles as to how so many Germans came to be stranded in NZ. Although perhaps many were thinking NZ was a relatively good place to sit tight.
Maybe they were thinking they could ride it out in the only place that had no deaths during the 1918 pandemic and went to New Zealand instead of American Samoa.
 

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In the last half hour I have seen three international flights go right overhead. It is so quiet that you get a start when the noise hits. They were CX 100, CA 614 & CA 616.
 

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Times Square hotels taking a hit.Edition by Marriott is being deflagged.

The Hilton Times Square as it's mortgage is now higher than it's value.The loan matures in November.
Similiar problems for the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn.
 

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In the last half hour I have seen three international flights go right overhead. It is so quiet that you get a start when the noise hits. They were CX 100, CA 614 & CA 616.
I got woken my a QR flight going overhead in the middle of the night this week. I was straight back to sleep though but was interested in the route it took DOH-MEL Looked like it was coming straight in over the northern suburbs but then turned abruptly south at Coburg and not sure where it went from there because I fell asleep again. And my FR24 doesn't seem to show enough historical data to find it again. At least I think it was QR. Or I'm using FR24 wrong. Not an expert. If anyone can winkle it out, I'm quite curious as to why it would have turned so abruptly south.
 

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HKG has announced it is going to "reopen gradually" for transit passengers from 1 June.
Transit/Transfer Services to Resume Gradually from 1 June

The ban on entry of non-residents to HKG remains. However, the ability to transit is restricted
From 1 June 2020 until further notice, only transit/transfer passengers who have been checked through at the origin port and take transit/transfer flights operated by the same airline group are accepted at HKIA.
So, this looks like Hong Kong has thrown a lifeline to CX and HX - don't know of any others who would qualify.

the
CX website says they will take your through booking if your transit time is under 8 hours and your destination is not Mainland China. HX don't have any comment on their website yet.

It's a halfway house. My life will complete if/when CX reopens the Pier F lounge. But hats off to the airport that apparently kept the Wing F open throughout the dark days.:cool:

Cheers skip
 

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Queensland has now allowed travel throughout the state of Queensland, but it happened so quickly that Qantas and other airlines weren't prepared.
Hopefully when the Qld/NSW border is opened, in July there is a few days or a few weeks warning.


It was so quiet at home past 2 months its a shock when you hear a flight, I live on the southern approach to Brisbane airport.
 

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Queensland has now allowed travel throughout the state of Queensland, but it happened so quickly that Qantas and other airlines weren't prepared.
Hopefully when the Qld/NSW border is opened, in July there is a few days or a few weeks warning.


It was so quiet at home past 2 months its a shock when you hear a flight, I live on the southern approach to Brisbane airport.
I agree. I live in the inner west in Brisbane and got the fright of my life last night at 6pm when a plane went overhead. I just have not heard them for months as we are not on a direct flight path.
 

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So now as it is less than 200Km to the NSW border we can holiday there in August if WA persists in their border closure.
 

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One does wonder that in SA too because while they continue to count people coming from OS it will never be zero.
One of the Premiers (maybe VIC?) said a benchmark was two cycles of 14 days with no community transmission to start really lifting restrictions.
 

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One of the Premiers (maybe VIC?) said a benchmark was two cycles of 14 days with no community transmission to start really lifting restrictions.
That is one definition of eradication. ie No community transmission for two incubation periods
 

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Absolutely floored.:eek:

My non-refundable sale fare flights to/from Cairns (purchased last November) in the next 10 days have been cancelled by JQ.

Went onto Webchat a few moments ago and got a message saying we are very busy and expect long delays.

Precis :

Within 5 minutes, got a response with "I see your flights have been cancelled, would you like a (1) credit voucher or a (2) refund". I said 2 please. Instantly a message saying "your flights have been cancelled, a refund will be made to your visa for the full amount within 14 business days to the amount of ......, is there anything else i can help you with"

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Very happy. No fuss, no bulldust, straightforward.
 
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