Perhaps Jetstar and Qantas got a quiet word on domestic travel
Jetstar has started to offer more flights around Australia in what may signal a revival of domestic travel in the coming months.
And the QF website won't even bring anything up for me, its just shows a microsecond error!
Maybe QF preferes us to fly with JQ as its a lower cost base for them, and also they can charge us more if we want to collect QFF and QF SC from the flights, by paying more for the bundles.
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.
I'm not sure it's possible to have social distancing measures in place on flights even with reduced capacity.Domestically yes (well by June almost certainly, and possibly by mid-May). In essence there will soon be virtually no one, or indeed no one to actually catch CV19 off within Australia.
- shopping at Coles yesterday was free for all and very little policing
- I said I wasn't going to walk on the river bikeway/walkway again but we did again yesterday. The majority of people walk straight past without keeping the 1.5m distance...
Well that was short lived.
Yeah, I’m surprised they have pulled July domestic flights given their recent messaging that they are cancelling Qantas Domestic flights until June. With elite sport coming back and school holidays, leaving July alone for 2-3 more weeks might have been a possibility but no means certainty.Logically it (QF) wouldn't do this, given the costs to the company, unless it was pretty certain restrictions wouldn't be lifted by then.
Some may have thought domestic flights would be back as 'normal' (albeit with fewer passengers) by July, but that seems a 'no.'
I wonder if the requirement to block seats so we can all be (supposedly) 1.5 metres apart from each other is influencing the decision?
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Qantas have pulled all QF and JQ flights for June and July.
AJ announcing it on the news, however I gather there may still be the odd flight running out of necessity. The quote above says essential flights, that's certainly not standard commercial operations. Our booked international flight is certainly cancelled.blackcat20, given the above post from p--and--t that contrradicts yours in respect of JQd flights for July 2020 - you suggest these have been cancelled, the more recent post one above suggests not - could you please provide a source for your comment?
Why have social distancing in place at all then?Happy to be corrected but from what I've read, we are not going to get a virus from someone else 'walking past', whether on a footpath or at a supermarket.
The message has been stay 1.5 metres apart BUT the other suggestion is that one needs to have 'close contact' for '15 minutes or more' to be in any 'danger.'