• SIA doesn't spend any money on their jets, they turn them over. Alice Springs is full, Victorville has room for a few hundred more.

  • Technically pilots can stay current on the simulator only. In these COVID times the regulators (CASA, CAA, CAD, FAA) will make a lot of concessions to allow airlines to reintroduce services as fast as possible but that will only apply to pilots who haven't been laid off or terminated, in other wo...

  • As a taxpayer I have no problem with a User Pays quarantine and COVID testing regime.What I do have a massive problem with is being PROHIBITED to leave Australia.Hopefully the quarantine charge will drive down the numbers of 'returning travellers', actually extended relatives of PR visa holders i...

  • Spot on, but no one in the government or bureaucracy is thinking like this nor capble of managing it. Its the Immigration Dept managing extended families of PR holders that hold sway.I think the airlines need to take the lead.France, Greece and other EU countrues are open to Aussies without qyara...

  • About time we saw the shift to 'user pays'. Those of us needing to travel for personal business & property maintenance reasons, and likely to be away for 2 - 3 months, would I am sure, be happy to 'pay as you go'.This also controls total passenger numbers as there is minimal incentive to trav...

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