• PCR test detects majority of cases pretty early in the cycle - by day 2 or 3 - so are very useful in significantly reducing risk. Already becoming fairly wide practice - e.g. Iceland - pay for PCR on arrival and receive results via SMS in a few hours; Austria - PCR on arrival; Tahiti - PCR pri...

  • Many airlines (including BA) are selling flights in the near term all over the place. Doesn't mean they will operate. Simply means they would love you to help with their cash flow for the time being and will roll over or credit you for the booking when it doesn't take place. BA has a rolling w...

  • Some firesale cheap A380s will surely be useful for wet lease / charter type operations. For example flying Haj visitors to Saudi on a point-to-point basis etc. HiFly seems to do ok on that basis with their single A380. EK also has a lot of A380s going daily into LHR - seems likely given the ...

  • Personally I feel way more comfortable with the idea of flying in almost any jet than the I do with the prospect of using the metro / underground / subway in most major European and US cities.

  • Seems like early success in virus containment in Aus, NZ and limited parts of APAC could be an initial advantage for Qantas over other airlines. But then this might be a problem in the medium term as Europe, US, LATAM etc. end up opening up with acceptable infection rates but not complete contro...

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