Qantas crew contracts Covid-19

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KW72

Member since 17 Jun 2020

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Reported this morning in NSW by Dr Kerry Chant that a Qantas crew member has contracted Coronavirus and worked a Sydney-Darwin flight.

What is Qantas doing differently to other airlines that many of its workers seem to be working with Covid or catching it whilst working (eg Adelaide Airport cluster). Does not seem to occur with any other airline flying to/from/within Australia?

Very disappointing and negligent behaviour from Alan Joyce and his team to not be protecting staff properly. Perhaps better to spend time ensuring its staff are protected whilst working, instead of being denied access to sick leave whilst stood down.

Concorde

Member since 05 Apr 2017

Total posts 10

From the ABC website:

NSW health authorities say a Qantas crew member who flew into Darwin from overseas before boarding a domestic flight has tested positive for coronavirus.

The male crew member flew into Darwin on a Commonwealth-supported repatriation flight from Paris on Thursday, December 17, on flight QF176.

The man then boarded the QF841 Darwin to Sydney flight as a passenger on Friday, December 18.


dm12

Member since 08 Feb 2018

Total posts 135

Originally Posted by Concorde

From the ABC website:

NSW health authorities say a Qantas crew member who flew into Darwin from overseas before boarding a domestic flight has tested positive for coronavirus.

The male crew member flew into Darwin on a Commonwealth-supported repatriation flight from Paris on Thursday, December 17, on flight QF176.

The man then boarded the QF841 Darwin to Sydney flight as a passenger on Friday, December 18.



that was bound to happen if crew don't need to isolate in the city of return. Our quarantine program is pretty much swiss cheese.

Ozshanel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Dec 2014

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Originally Posted by KW72

Reported this morning in NSW by Dr Kerry Chant that a Qantas crew member has contracted Coronavirus and worked a Sydney-Darwin flight.

What is Qantas doing differently to other airlines that many of its workers seem to be working with Covid or catching it whilst working (eg Adelaide Airport cluster). Does not seem to occur with any other airline flying to/from/within Australia?

Very disappointing and negligent behaviour from Alan Joyce and his team to not be protecting staff properly. Perhaps better to spend time ensuring its staff are protected whilst working, instead of being denied access to sick leave whilst stood down.

How many things can you get wrong in one post?

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

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Originally Posted by KW72

Reported this morning in NSW by Dr Kerry Chant that a Qantas crew member has contracted Coronavirus and worked a Sydney-Darwin flight.

What is Qantas doing differently to other airlines that many of its workers seem to be working with Covid or catching it whilst working (eg Adelaide Airport cluster). Does not seem to occur with any other airline flying to/from/within Australia?

Very disappointing and negligent behaviour from Alan Joyce and his team to not be protecting staff properly. Perhaps better to spend time ensuring its staff are protected whilst working, instead of being denied access to sick leave whilst stood down.

KW72 not quite true other airlines don’t have this issue it is that until now they haven’t been tested in Australia and for the US there is no requirement for them to be tested at all. Remember the United crew member who had their bosses prevail on the NSW government to have them released and return to the US before having the second confirmatory test. Or the person who died on a United flight from Covid and United nor anybody else asked the rest of the passengers and to isolate and get tested. The issue is other airlines don’t test and don’t care.

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