Coronavirus (Covid19)

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Jim05 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:46 pm

LMA wrote:
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Armchair expert wrote:Lots of flights coming into Adelaide cancelled

GOOD
Only Qantas.
Most flights currently are regional passenger flights or freight flights. Very few passengers from interstate


Has the option been explored to use passenger planes as freight planes internationally rather than have them grounded. I know the parts we get from UK usually get put on passenger planes however now we are facing increased costs and delays getting them in the country.
Yes and they are doing it now. Most big airlines have large freight only aircraft already but there is scope to convert more passenger aircrafts into freight only. Just depends on the freight demand
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Corona Man » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:48 pm

Jim05 wrote:
LMA wrote:
Jim05 wrote:
Armchair expert wrote:Lots of flights coming into Adelaide cancelled

GOOD
Only Qantas.
Most flights currently are regional passenger flights or freight flights. Very few passengers from interstate


Has the option been explored to use passenger planes as freight planes internationally rather than have them grounded. I know the parts we get from UK usually get put on passenger planes however now we are facing increased costs and delays getting them in the country.
Yes and they are doing it now. Most big airlines have large freight only aircraft already but there is scope to convert more passenger aircrafts into freight only. Just depends on the freight demand

Yep I know StarTrack have a contract with Qantas, so our freight continues to move.
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Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Jim05 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm

Corona Man wrote:
Jim05 wrote:
LMA wrote:
Jim05 wrote:[quote="Armchair expert"]Lots of flights coming into Adelaide cancelled

GOOD
Only Qantas.
Most flights currently are regional passenger flights or freight flights. Very few passengers from interstate


Has the option been explored to use passenger planes as freight planes internationally rather than have them grounded. I know the parts we get from UK usually get put on passenger planes however now we are facing increased costs and delays getting them in the country.
Yes and they are doing it now. Most big airlines have large freight only aircraft already but there is scope to convert more passenger aircrafts into freight only. Just depends on the freight demand

Yep I know StarTrack have a contract with Qantas, so our freight continues to move.[/quote]Startrack/AP have a large fleet of their own aircraft aswell. Most domestic freight is moved by their own fleet under the agreement with Qantas
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby tigerpie » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:17 pm

Ricciardo's comments come after revelations Red Bull Racing boss Helmut Marko wanted to deliberately infect his drivers with COVID-19 while there were no races being held.
Are people in positions of power that dumb/greedy?
Well yes they are!
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:22 pm

Armchair expert wrote:Lots of flights coming into Adelaide cancelled

GOOD
Baggage handler for QANTAS tested positive.

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby LMA » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:10 pm

Jim05 wrote:
LMA wrote:
Jim05 wrote:
Armchair expert wrote:Lots of flights coming into Adelaide cancelled

GOOD
Only Qantas.
Most flights currently are regional passenger flights or freight flights. Very few passengers from interstate


Has the option been explored to use passenger planes as freight planes internationally rather than have them grounded. I know the parts we get from UK usually get put on passenger planes however now we are facing increased costs and delays getting them in the country.
Yes and they are doing it now. Most big airlines have large freight only aircraft already but there is scope to convert more passenger aircrafts into freight only. Just depends on the freight demand


I'm glad I don't deal with it directly. Freight forwarders will be earning their coin at the minute trying to find the best passage into the country for their customers.
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Jim05 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:23 pm

LMA wrote:
Jim05 wrote:
LMA wrote:
Jim05 wrote:[quote="Armchair expert"]Lots of flights coming into Adelaide cancelled

GOOD
Only Qantas.
Most flights currently are regional passenger flights or freight flights. Very few passengers from interstate


Has the option been explored to use passenger planes as freight planes internationally rather than have them grounded. I know the parts we get from UK usually get put on passenger planes however now we are facing increased costs and delays getting them in the country.
Yes and they are doing it now. Most big airlines have large freight only aircraft already but there is scope to convert more passenger aircrafts into freight only. Just depends on the freight demand


I'm glad I don't deal with it directly. Freight forwarders will be earning their coin at the minute trying to find the best passage into the country for their customers.[/quote]Yep, like most industries it’s going to be a different world when this is over.
I think AP and the other larger freight companies will use this as a chance to wipe out some of their smaller competitors
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby The Bedge » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:42 pm

So contacted my mate who worked as a baggage handler at QANTAS, make sure he was ok.. he was saying still waiting to be contacted from SA Health with info on how to proceed with a test, but he said the dude who first tested positive apparently reported symptoms for 3 days before they actually tested him.. WTF!?!
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Jimmy_041 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 pm

The Bedge wrote:So contacted my mate who worked as a baggage handler at QANTAS, make sure he was ok.. he was saying still waiting to be contacted from SA Health with info on how to proceed with a test, but he said the dude who first tested positive apparently reported symptoms for 3 days before they actually tested him.. WTF!?!


Bedgy: FFS! He should have called in sick! WTF is wrong with people!
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby The Bedge » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:06 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:
The Bedge wrote:So contacted my mate who worked as a baggage handler at QANTAS, make sure he was ok.. he was saying still waiting to be contacted from SA Health with info on how to proceed with a test, but he said the dude who first tested positive apparently reported symptoms for 3 days before they actually tested him.. WTF!?!


Bedgy: FFS! He should have called in sick! WTF is wrong with people!

My mate was laid off last week.

The bloke who was sick apparently did take sick leave but reported symptoms each day but it took until the 4th to actually test him.

I’m shocked and stunned that an industry so important like airlines wouldn’t test workers at any sign.. if they’re waiting a few days before actually taking action it makes me wonder how many have been affected and don’t know.

Jim might be able to confirm, I’m just relaying info.
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Jimmy_041 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:32 am

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Armchair expert » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:40 am

Bottle shops closing as of midnight tonight
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby locky801 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:40 am

Armchair expert wrote:Bottle shops closing as of midnight tonight



WTF, ahh got ya, good one
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby tipper » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:42 am

Bullshit. They havent even done that in countries that have "fully lockeddown"

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Jimmy_041 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:48 am

I’m good. I’ve been hoarding red wine for years.
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Bum Crack » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 am

Armchair expert wrote:Bottle shops closing as of midnight tonight

I absolutely lost my shit when I just read that. Well played.
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Wedgie » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:22 am

Some things should never be joked about.
Kids, family, religion, politics, race, sex, etc I can handle but but bottle shops is simply crossing fhe line.
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Pseudo » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 am

Bum Crack wrote:
Armchair expert wrote:Bottle shops closing as of midnight tonight

I absolutely lost my shit when I just read that. Well played.

Ahh, yes. I see. Very well played. =D>
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Re: Coronavirus (Covid19)

Postby Corona Man » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:27 am

In amongst all the craziness that has been 2020 to date, from a work perspective - the month of March shows my best figures for the year!

While January was an OK month, its way below Jan 2019, which was my best EVER month. Feb was down, but only 5% or so.

This despite knowing that customers in Pakistan & Sri Lanka are in total lockdown, with no sign of when it is relaxed and Bangladesh in lockdown until April 5th.

NZ customers battling on a bit like us from what I can gather.

My take is when all this S.H.I.T calms down, we will be going "stonkers" in an effort to catch up.

How are you other blokes seeing business for the year to date?
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