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Strictness of COVID precautions & flying [on DL]

Old Oct 12, 2020, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by chococat
Around 50% of Covid cases do not present with a fever. Many eventually develop a fever, but they tested positive with normal body temp (no anti-pyretics). Temp scanning can be useful but is not definitive.
My point was that a cough is less an indication of CV19 than a fever over several days. I'm not saying you will get a fever. However a cough by itself is not a reliable indicator, it could be anything. A fever lasting several days is a much more reliable indicator, when this occurs you're likely to have CV19.
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Old Oct 12, 2020, 2:20 pm
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Thanks all for the input. I was fine on all the checklist items, even the cough, as it wasn’t a “new” cough. But I took a quick nap this AM and awoke with a mild
fever, so that settled it.
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Old Oct 12, 2020, 2:45 pm
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Hopefully the illness clears soon and you're soon back to normal.
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Old Oct 12, 2020, 7:41 pm
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So how did the flight turn out?
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Old Oct 12, 2020, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by chipmaster
So how did the flight turn out?
He didn't take it, see post two before yours.
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Old Oct 12, 2020, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Leezell
Thanks all for the input. I was fine on all the checklist items, even the cough, as it wasn’t a “new” cough. But I took a quick nap this AM and awoke with a mild
fever, so that settled it.
Sorry to hear - I hope all goes well.
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Old Oct 13, 2020, 5:57 am
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What the hell were you thinking should have been the only response to the OP.
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Old Oct 13, 2020, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by Tatoosh
What the hell were you thinking should have been the only response to the OP.
Not sure I'd go that far. OP had a negative test performed and didn't really have the symptoms of CV. In fact, even with the mild fever they still don't really.

I wouldn't personally choose to fly with sinus congestion if I didn't have to, but that decision wouldn't be based on my thinking I had CV, especially after testing negative.
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Old Oct 13, 2020, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by cmd320
Not sure I'd go that far. OP had a negative test performed and didn't really have the symptoms of CV. In fact, even with the mild fever they still don't really.

I wouldn't personally choose to fly with sinus congestion if I didn't have to, but that decision wouldn't be based on my thinking I had CV, especially after testing negative.
The problem he would have been offloaded because he would have lied on the preflight health checklist every Delta passenger has to click when checking in, which includes a new cough within 14 days of the flight. Even if the cough was a 21 day cough, he would have been offloaded because nobody would have believed it was that persistent of a cough and Delta wouldn’t risk it. Right now, symptoms trump a negative test.
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Old Oct 13, 2020, 8:58 am
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Well either way, hopefully OP feels better soon and it isn't anything serious.
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Old Oct 13, 2020, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by Tatoosh
What the hell were you thinking should have been the only response to the OP.
That type of tone doesn't usually work, IMHO.
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