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May 21, 20, 4:22 pm
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Posted By ps107

Update: I took the flight on 22 April and got...

Update: I took the flight on 22 April and got back to NZ on 25 April. After arriving in NZ, I got emails about several more flight options so it wouldn't have been the end of the world if I stayed a...
May 21, 20, 2:31 pm
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Posted By ps107

Where in India? Have you registered on...

Where in India? Have you registered on SafeTravel.govt.nz or been in touch with the embassy? They may have info on one-off flights.

For Singapore and London, it's quite easy but you will probably...
May 21, 20, 2:13 pm
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Posted By ps107

I booked separate tickets to Sydney and from...

I booked separate tickets to Sydney and from Sydney to Auckland and from memory it worked out cheaper than what the Qatar website quoted.
May 20, 20, 4:17 am
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Posted By ps107

You could get a Lazenne (Google it). I've...

You could get a Lazenne (Google it).

I've checked in cases of wine in cardboard boxes internationally in the past. It's been a while, but from memory I either double-boxed it somehow or asked the...
May 17, 20, 8:09 pm
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Posted By ps107

I remember arriving in NZ a few years ago on a...

I remember arriving in NZ a few years ago on a "rescue" flight operated by NZ after my Air Calin flight was cancelled. The Smartgate wouldn't let me in. When I went to the desk they asked where I'd...
May 14, 20, 2:55 pm
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Posted By ps107

I saw a photo of a queue out the door of AKL...

I saw a photo of a queue out the door of AKL domestic this morning presumably to maintain sufficient "distancing" for check in or security.
May 8, 20, 5:25 pm
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Posted By ps107

I flew SYD-AKL on 25 April in PE and it was...

I flew SYD-AKL on 25 April in PE and it was basically the regular service with some minor modifications. I would assume business will be similarly unaffected. The meals came with a lot of the plastic...
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Posted By ps107

I'm on day 12 and no symptoms so far. Haven't...

I'm on day 12 and no symptoms so far. Haven't been tested apart from daily temperature checks.

DOH-SYD was an A350-1000 with 79 passengers. SYD-AKL (on Air NZ) looked about half full. Both seemed...
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Posted By ps107

No, the full 14 days is still required in NZ. ...

No, the full 14 days is still required in NZ.

Incidentally, there was a confirmed case on my SYD-AKL flight and I happened to be a "close contact" :rolleyes:

I recommend bringing your own metal...
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Posted By ps107

I was able to successfully transit in Sydney for...

I was able to successfully transit in Sydney for two nights. Anecdotally it sounded like NSW was more responsive than Victoria to exemption requests but I lost track of the passengers who chose to...
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Posted By ps107

I was meaning to get onto this a lot earlier but...

I was meaning to get onto this a lot earlier but kept putting it off. Thankfully this was emailed to me last night by Safetravel so I didn't have to do it myself...
This email has important...
Apr 28, 20, 12:08 am
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Posted By ps107

Good point. Qatar seems like the best option...

Good point. Qatar seems like the best option certainly as of today on the assumption that not much changes between now and July. You can book any class, select seats, earn miles and status, the...
Apr 27, 20, 10:59 pm
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Posted By ps107

X=72 I recently flew to AKL via Doha and...

X=72

I recently flew to AKL via Doha and Sydney but had to stay two nights in Sydney because SYD-AKL is currently only 3x per week.
Apr 27, 20, 7:30 pm
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Posted By ps107

No bag checks anywhere but also all the duty free...

No bag checks anywhere but also all the duty free shops were closed. :rolleyes:

No alcohol deliveries are allowed here, not sure about Australia - they didn't mention anything.
Apr 27, 20, 6:06 pm
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Posted By ps107

Quarantine in Australia is managed by the...

Quarantine in Australia is managed by the individual states so ymmv but Sydney seemed a lot more officious than NZ. The processing was inefficient and took 4 hours from landing till getting to the...
Apr 26, 20, 7:23 am
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Posted By ps107

Yes. I was bussed (about 150m) to the airport...

Yes. I was bussed (about 150m) to the airport Novotel :rolleyes:

14 days with a view of Pier B and some quite decent meals and cheap wine.

A lot better than quarantine in NSW.
Apr 26, 20, 4:59 am
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Posted By ps107

I flew SYD-AKL in PE yesterday. All seemed to be...

I flew SYD-AKL in PE yesterday. All seemed to be fairly normal. I can't remember if PE meals were ever a table cloth and plates thing, but now it seems to be a tray with all the plastic covers left...
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Posted By ps107

I will try to post the info when I'm on a...

I will try to post the info when I'm on a computer. It's a bit too much text to manipulate on my phone.

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Posted By ps107

No, the facility is allocated by the authorities...

No, the facility is allocated by the authorities and paid for by Australian taxpayers ;) but I'm allowed to leave to catch the plane.

I still don't have a permit to drive to the airport at my...
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Posted By ps107

I've got my NSW Quarantine Exemption letter - the...

I've got my NSW Quarantine Exemption letter - the process involves emailing someone and it was approved within 24 hours.
Apr 20, 20, 12:00 am
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Posted By ps107

The RUH-KWI flight was confirmed yesterday for 22...

The RUH-KWI flight was confirmed yesterday for 22 April. So I'm booked to go RUH-KWI-DOH-SYD-AKL but still waiting for a permit to go by road to Jeddah to get the embassy transport to RUH :mad:
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Posted By ps107

The DOH-SYD-AKL still requires an overnight stay...

The DOH-SYD-AKL still requires an overnight stay in SYD.

My problem is if I depart DOH the same day I arrive in DOH, I get to SYD on a Thursday evening and the next flight to Auckland isn't till...
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Posted By ps107

Why can't you get to Auckland? I thought they...

Why can't you get to Auckland? I thought they were allowing domestic travel if you need it for an international connection now.
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Posted By ps107

Yeah, I'm hoping to get a one off charter...

Yeah, I'm hoping to get a one off charter evacuation flight that will get me to Doha on the wrong day for an efficient connection.

The ​​​​​​QR flights arrive in SYD at around 1800 and NZ flights...
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Posted By ps107

Doha to Sydney. In Sydney for about 65 hours,...

Doha to Sydney. In Sydney for about 65 hours, then onward to Auckland on a separate ticket. I was advised to aim for Sydney rather than Melbourne transit. They didn't say why, but maybe quarantine...
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