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Sep 11, 20, 6:41 am
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Posted By Gagravarr

Maybe 50% of the time they spot your gold status...

Maybe 50% of the time they spot your gold status and knock the 2nd breakfast price off the bill, normally when the charge posts to the room. Another 25% of the time they quickly remove it at checkout...
Sep 8, 20, 4:56 am
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

My understanding is it is about test sensitivity...

My understanding is it is about test sensitivity and false-negatives.

If you catch covid-19 on the plane (effectively your last possible moment before arriving), to cover almost everyone, you need...
Sep 7, 20, 3:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Gagravarr

In terms of what you want from pubs, restaurants,...

In terms of what you want from pubs, restaurants, nice food shops etc, Moreton in Marsh is pretty good. There are some lovely cottages in the old bit of the town near the church, and you're out into...
Aug 25, 20, 5:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Gagravarr

Aspire Lounge was open, and only about half full...

Aspire Lounge was open, and only about half full at 9.30am today. Checkin took longer than usual as they needed us to fill in a contract tracing form, had to explain the one-way system etc.

Steady...
Aug 23, 20, 4:23 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Gagravarr

EDI Edinburgh lounges? (August 2020)

Anyone know the current lounge situation in Edinburgh airport?

From a quick check of a few websites (BA, OneWorld and Priority Pass), it looks like the BA lounge is closed, the No.1 lounge is...
Aug 21, 20, 3:54 am
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Posted By Gagravarr

Malaysia is on the no-quarantine list, can you...

Malaysia is on the no-quarantine list, can you fly on Malaysian via KL? Hong Kong is also no-quarantine, if Cathay are flying again?

(Current list at...
Aug 19, 20, 4:04 am
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

There's a good summary in...

There's a good summary in https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/17/test-uk-arrivals-to-cut-covid-quarantine-times-scientists-urge , but I'd suggest having a look at the underlying report by the...
Aug 18, 20, 7:23 am
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Posted By Gagravarr

Have you double-checked all the exemptions in the...

Have you double-checked all the exemptions in the legislation (link in the wiki) to see if you can request an exemption from quarantine based on the kind of work you do?

Otherwise, if you're gone...
Aug 10, 20, 5:19 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,830
Posted By Gagravarr

Technically, that isn't permitted under the 14...

Technically, that isn't permitted under the 14 day self isolation for international arrivals. You can read the full details of the rules in "The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel)...
Aug 3, 20, 3:34 pm
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Posted By Gagravarr

CWS explained earlier in the thread why an...

CWS explained earlier in the thread why an on-arrival test won't safely replace a full quarantine, but the thread search functionality is refusing to find the post for me.... IIRC needs clear tests a...
Jul 20, 20, 1:15 am
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Posted By Gagravarr

Flew into LHR T2 yesterday lunchtime. At checkin...

Flew into LHR T2 yesterday lunchtime. At checkin we were asked if we knew about the UK rules, and if we had filled in the online form yet. There were several announcements before landing. Quite a few...
Jul 9, 20, 6:48 pm
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Posted By Gagravarr

The commute thing makes a big difference! There...

The commute thing makes a big difference! There is an explicit exemption for frequent cross-border commuters, so you might not even have to quarantine on your first visit!

The legislation for...
Jul 8, 20, 11:05 pm
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Posted By Gagravarr

Having a test result, positive or negative, makes...

Having a test result, positive or negative, makes no difference to the quarantine rules. If you come from somewhere on the naughty list and don't have a work-based exemption, you have to quarantine...
Jul 8, 20, 7:18 pm
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

See the post from CWS yesterday -...

See the post from CWS yesterday - https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32515891-post2019.html
Jul 8, 20, 3:55 am
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Posted By Gagravarr

The other half has recently started a job for a...

The other half has recently started a job for a French company, currently WFH (= work from Australia), but does actually need to go there for some meetings ASAP (ideally a few weeks ago but we're on...
Jul 7, 20, 10:58 pm
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

Some countries are doing Test before you come +...

Some countries are doing Test before you come + Test on arrival + brief quarantine while awaiting results. Some are doing Test Before + Test on Arrival + Quarantine for several days + Test to Exit....
Jul 3, 20, 11:52 pm
Replies: 4,052
Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

Anyone know why Qatar is missing from the list? ...

Anyone know why Qatar is missing from the list?

At the moment, the main commercial way to/from Australia and New Zealand is on Qatar, as most other airlines either aren't flying there, or are...
Jun 14, 20, 5:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By Gagravarr

I believe that all the e-gates are currently...

I believe that all the e-gates are currently turned off, and you have to go and speak to a border force agent who will make sure you know about the quarantine restrictions, have filled in the form...
Jun 12, 20, 5:42 am
Replies: 4,052
Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

I believe that missing / non-responsive /...

I believe that missing / non-responsive / potentially naughty people are reported to a triage centre which includes PHS and Border Force. Border Force will get notified by your airline / ferry...
Jun 5, 20, 5:35 am
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

Exemption 35 looks like it might cover quite a...

Exemption 35 looks like it might cover quite a few people, and while there are regulations cited they don't look like they cover people, only systems. Also has "for the purposes of their work", not...
Jun 4, 20, 8:56 pm
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

There's at least some Brits (and UK residents)...

There's at least some Brits (and UK residents) currently in Australia and NZ who might want to come home without a 14 day quarantine! Should be an easy one to arrange too, since there's basically no...
Jun 4, 20, 6:47 am
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

It's mostly the exemptions bit I'm interested in...

It's mostly the exemptions bit I'm interested in - do they just have a text box? Or do they ask you to pick your type from the list from the legislation? And what (if any) details / follow-up...
Jun 4, 20, 6:30 am
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Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

On Saturday, if there's someone within 48 hours...

On Saturday, if there's someone within 48 hours of arrival, it'd be great to get screenshots of the questions! It won't let you see them without going through the process, and not sure I should when...
Jun 4, 20, 1:20 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,048
Posted By Gagravarr

In theory, the form will be linked from...

In theory, the form will be linked from https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control but it still says You’ll be able to find the form on this page when it’s available - check again before you travel

No...
May 25, 20, 7:10 am
Replies: 4,052
Views: 363,096
Posted By Gagravarr

The UK rules look quite a bit like the ones...

The UK rules look quite a bit like the ones Australia had to start with, before lots of people broke the rules and they introduced the current strict "minimum 2 weeks in a government provided hotel,...
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