• Exactly. Putting the fallacy of zero covid behind us opens up a whole new paradigm.If you’re a member of the community and test positive you’re allowed to quarantine at home. If you’re an inbound traveller and test negative you’re forced into a hotel.It makes no sense in t...

  • But if the visitor is more likely to have covid that the person in quarantine what’s the problem?NSW (and soon Victoria) rates of infection are exceeding much of the rest of the world right now.

  • I'm not even sure why home quarantine will be required for vaccinated travellers as the number of local cases increase. Take NSW as an example. Currently I'm more than three times likely to catch covid in NSW than I am in Sweden.Keep some form of quarantine for those that test positive at the bor...

  • What an absolute joke! What’s Morrison been doing these last 2 weeks? Building another cubby house for the lodge? Certainly not constructing a well crafted plan backed by evidence and supported by the premiers. There is no higher priority than getting Australia back to business and this laz...

  • Excellent idea! Bring it on. Anything is better than the current farcical arrangements.1. Do you have a private residence?2. Will you wear the ankle bracelet?3. Do you agree to significant penalties if you’re caught breaking the rules?Yes to all three? Go to home quarantine. No to any of th...

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  • Are the flight restrictions worth it?

    Jul 31, 2020, 03:29 PM

    In the early days when there was minimal community transmission and most cases were from incoming passengers strict quarantine served Australia well. Its benefit outweighed its cost (financial, emotional, psychological, Etc)However now there is high rates of community transmission (particularly i...

  • My experiences have been with Air China in business class. The worst part is long layovers in Beijing (PEK). Their product is mostly good, food is ok, IFE is poor, PEK lounges are a bit below par but by no means “terrible”.Their FA’s really try hard. They aren’t as polishe...

  • If you can get to a t mobile store they have a $30 USD plus taxes tourist sim. 3 weeks unlimited calls messages etc plus 2 GB high speed data then unlimited slooow data. You can’t extend the plan. At the end throw away the sim and get another. There are some slightly cheaper plans elsewhere...

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