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Covid-19: July US Flight Cancellations...

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    Covid-19: July US Flight Cancellations...

    Looks like U.S. pilots have issues with being tested in Hong Kong.

    Seeing several reports of flights being cancelled, because unions are saying the testing in HK is too invasive.

    One option that has been floated is to fly with multiple crew so no one has to leave the aircraft / get tested - not sure how practical or real this suggestion is.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JournoDan...34134249324544

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...umed-hong-kong


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Looks like U.S. pilots have issues with being tested in Hong Kong.

    Seeing several reports of flights being cancelled, because unions are saying the testing in HK is too invasive.
    Probably more to do with the fact that having a crew member test positive will result on the whole crew having to undergo mandatory 14 days quarantine at a government facility. A pricey risk from a business perspective.
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    United is in trouble - planning to lay off almost half their employees.

    “The reality is that United simply cannot continue at our current payroll level past October 1 in an environment where travel demand is so depressed.”
    https://www.ft.com/content/e61aee68-...b-38470c444a44

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    Geez... Aren't they grateful for a job right now? The world and their job has to work in a different manner now. It's only fair to try to protect the public and spread, and without such precautions surely their industry will suffer longer.


    Seems a very American, and very telling, reaction. No wonder America is f*cked.

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    objected to the type of #COVIDー19 testing conducted at HKG, calling it too invasive.
    bollocks, a test is a test, just another excuse. the pilot/flight crew and others (essential business trips) loopholes need to be plugged
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