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Re: COVID Travel

Postby JK » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:58 pm

Wedgie wrote:I reckon they'll need a jab otherwise no cruise.


That hasn't been mandated yet, but they said they'll cancel if it comes in .. I told him (without being an expert) same thing, I'd be surprised if that didn't become a condition for boarding.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Footy Chick » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:04 pm

Cruise companies are asking for ridiculous deposits with payment in full months and months before sail, with no refunds, only credits and no travel insurance company will touch anything even remotely related to COVID

but go your hardest if you want to just give away your hard earned to an almost broke cruise company ;)
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Wedgie » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:08 pm

JK wrote:
Wedgie wrote:I reckon they'll need a jab otherwise no cruise.


That hasn't been mandated yet, but they said they'll cancel if it comes in .. I told him (without being an expert) same thing, I'd be surprised if that didn't become a condition for boarding.

Some have and the others will follow suit.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Wedgie » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:08 pm

Footy Chick wrote:Cruise companies are asking for ridiculous deposits with payment in full months and months before sail, with no refunds, only credits and no travel insurance company will touch anything even remotely related to COVID

but go your hardest if you want to just give away your hard earned to an almost broke cruise company ;)

Yeah those fully refundable $1 deposits are ridiculous! :lol:

PS Cruise companies have been the only travel industry where I've found it quick and easy to get a refund. Airline companies or travel agents on the other hand....
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby JK » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:18 pm

Footy Chick wrote:Cruise companies are asking for ridiculous deposits with payment in full months and months before sail, with no refunds, only credits and no travel insurance company will touch anything even remotely related to COVID

but go your hardest if you want to just give away your hard earned to an almost broke cruise company ;)


Hmm, Thats a decent heads up, thanks Mambo. Deposit for this one only works out to $175, but Im pretty sure they want the balance like 6 months in advance. Refund would be provided by Princess (cruise line, not Meaghan) IF they cancelled the cruise in the event of an outbreak.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Booney » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:36 pm

Given they're currently going down like the Titanic financially you'd think they'd need some fair coin in advance to get things moving before they even untied the dock lines.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Footy Chick » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:36 pm

JK wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:Cruise companies are asking for ridiculous deposits with payment in full months and months before sail, with no refunds, only credits and no travel insurance company will touch anything even remotely related to COVID

but go your hardest if you want to just give away your hard earned to an almost broke cruise company ;)


Hmm, Thats a decent heads up, thanks Mambo. Deposit for this one only works out to $175, but Im pretty sure they want the balance like 6 months in advance. Refund would be provided by Princess (cruise line, not Meaghan) IF they cancelled the cruise in the event of an outbreak.


Just make sure that you can actually get a refund and not just a credit
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby JK » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:58 pm

Footy Chick wrote:
JK wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:Cruise companies are asking for ridiculous deposits with payment in full months and months before sail, with no refunds, only credits and no travel insurance company will touch anything even remotely related to COVID

but go your hardest if you want to just give away your hard earned to an almost broke cruise company ;)


Hmm, Thats a decent heads up, thanks Mambo. Deposit for this one only works out to $175, but Im pretty sure they want the balance like 6 months in advance. Refund would be provided by Princess (cruise line, not Meaghan) IF they cancelled the cruise in the event of an outbreak.


Just make sure that you can actually get a refund and not just a credit


Yep can get either. Don’t need to pay balance until start of August (for Oct 25 trip) so reckon I’ll book it and if I lose the deposit then so be it.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby MatteeG » Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:27 pm

Anyone flown Jetstar recently? Feels like forever since I flew last. Assuming mandatory masks on board etc.

We have a trip to Brissy booked for late April, car hire and accommodation all booked with no money down and free cancellation.

Whilst doubtful it would go ahead when the flights were booked late last year, it now looks promising fingers crossed
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Jim05 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:58 pm

MatteeG wrote:Anyone flown Jetstar recently? Feels like forever since I flew last. Assuming mandatory masks on board etc.

We have a trip to Brissy booked for late April, car hire and accommodation all booked with no money down and free cancellation.

Whilst doubtful it would go ahead when the flights were booked late last year, it now looks promising fingers crossed
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby MatteeG » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:10 am

Jim05 wrote:Jetstar are the pits


LOL. Nice to hear things haven't changed.

Certainly not first choice but for a family trip the kids can put up with it :)
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby DOC » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:55 pm

Flew with them last August to Cairns and back.

No problem. You get nothing for nothing so a few podcasts or reading material and a drink or a lollie and Bobs your Aunty.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Dutchy » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:58 pm

As long as its gets me from A to B safely and comfortably Im happy, did a 5 hour trip to Bali and had no issues.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Jim05 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:01 pm

Dutchy wrote:As long as its gets me from A to B safely and comfortably Im happy, did a 5 hour trip to Bali and had no issues.
Worst cancellation rate and delays by a mile. Their cancellations are often deliberate too
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Bum Crack » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:21 am

DOC wrote:Flew with them last August to Cairns and back.

No problem. You get nothing for nothing so a few podcasts or reading material and a drink or a lollie and Bobs your Aunty.

Same here. Had no issues with them ever.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 pm

Rex have joined the interstate travel.
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Jimmy_041 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:27 pm

Mrs Jimmy once told me she'd divorce me if I ever booked her on Jetstar again (At least I know my options)
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Jim05 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:48 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:Mrs Jimmy once told me she'd divorce me if I ever booked her on Jetstar again (At least I know my options)
We are going to Hobart tonight and Jetstar are the only direct flight. Needless to say we chose going via Melbourne with Virgin (helps that we get free upgrades) :)
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Jimmy_041 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:07 pm

We flew to Bali with Pornstar a couple of years ago
We went Business Class so I wasn't too fussed
Mrs Jimmy's seat wouldn't recline / my TV didn't work

We were in 2A & 2B.
They came around to get dinner orders.
My selection wasn't available even though we were the 3rd & 4th people they asked.
Apparently those meals weren't loaded. The alternative was fish which I wouldn't eat. I told him to keep bringing the alcohol or else.

It's difficult not to give the flight attendant a serve at the time but I certainly let loose in an e-mail when we got back
"Thank you for the feedback" blah blah blah about always improving. (ie) eff off - we know we're $hite but who cares :twisted:
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Re: COVID Travel

Postby Dutchy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:57 pm

Today we used Jetstar Bali vouchers to book a trip to Tassie in late July/early August, off to see the Roos/Geelong in Hobart :( and then head up the east coast and end up at Barnbougle for a hit of golf (something I promised myself for my 50th).

Going to be freezing but can't wait to get back to Tassie.
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