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Flying Emirates next week. What are the covid infections risks of flying during this period?

 

Are people made to test flying Emirates, or can they get a test whilst in Dubai on arrival? 

 

How risky is it in general flying during this period. I believe everyone has to wear a mask, but you can remove them whilst eating. What if cabin crew are infected? What about surfaces, seating, IFE screens, trays, air filters?

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2 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Everyone I know flying around Europe seems all planes are full to the brim..no distancing whatsoever, would assume it's the same on most flights. Contradictory to say the least, all the distancing and paperwork required before and afterwards only to be crammed in like sardines for 12 hours without an inch distance to the next passenger....

 

I've been watching a few videos - and the check in, boarding, getting onto the planes has very little social distancing. Just rammed in queues with no social distancing. Crazy

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On 9/20/2020 at 8:34 PM, AndrewMciver said:

 

I've been watching a few videos - and the check in, boarding, getting onto the planes has very little social distancing. Just rammed in queues with no social distancing. Crazy

I flew from BKK down to Krabi a couple of weeks ago and the social distancing gets broken down by people, they think the notices do not apply to them and cannot control the urge to be first. The queues may start distanced but they soon bunch, the authorities are fighting a losing battle. You must wear a mask from the time you enter the airport until you leave the airport at the other end, unless you are eating or drinking, saw many walking about with a bottle of water in their hand and mask around the neck.

At disembarkation people were told to remain seated until it was time to disembark, it was done 3 rows at a time. Many stood up as soon as the wheels hit the ground and made to sit down again.

No snacks were served, you collected from a basket leaving the aircraft and we could not leave airside at Krabi without providing contact details.

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And how many health declarations are honest & how many Covid test certificates have not been forgeries? People arriving in Bangkok from certain middle Eastern and S Asian countries have shown over 10% infected while in state quarantine despite having claimed to be clear prior to the flight. 

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On 9/20/2020 at 8:34 PM, AndrewMciver said:

 

I've been watching a few videos - and the check in, boarding, getting onto the planes has very little social distancing. Just rammed in queues with no social distancing. Crazy

If it's crazy, don't get on an airplane. 

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I keep hearing that people get infected from the place they travel but not sure if they get it in that country or not. Usually before travelling everyone have to test and if ok can travel. Now how it show they are infected while in quarantine is a mistry. Do they get it in the airport, in plane or in a place they are quarantine no body knows. If you have to travel make sure you eat something right before boarding, don't eat anything on the flight, take sanitizer with you and clean the area like your table etc

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1 hour ago, mrfaroukh said:

Usually before travelling everyone have to test and if ok can travel. Now how it show they are infected while in quarantine is a mistry.

The authorities that put these systems in place know they are not foolproof and that cases of the disease will still be detected.  The point is that the quantity of cases will be greatly reduced than if they never took any precautions, and reducing the numbers makes it manageable and treatment available to all who catch it.  That's how it's meant to be, so no mistry (sic) about it.

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Who do u believe? Yesterday I read a news report that a female business class passenger had infected 20 passengers on a 10 hour flight. Last week I read a blurb from an airline about how safe their air con was in recycling and filtering the air. Someone is wrong! 

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I flew back on a repatriation flight 3 weeks ago. On arrival in Bangkok one farang passenger subsequently tested positive for covid during his first ASQ test in Bangkok ASQ even though he tested negative before the flight. Nobody else from the flight subsequently tested positive as far as I know. The information was distributed to some passengers but not all. I heard via social media and that was later validated as fact through media reporting on new cases. So stay informed after your flight if you can.

 

The lesson I learned - even the foreigners who do the swab test as a compulsory step can test positive, so don't pal up to anyone on the journey thinking they are safe because they have been tested and were "negative".

 

Thais don't require a Swab test at all so pose a risk as well.

 

The flights are as full as they can make them, so if you have the coin then fly business for social distancing if you can. Not sure if they are manning up first class. 

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Fly at your own  risk I said earlier you can test negative and then when you learn you can test positive the tests are not 100% accurate. That’s why I may have to wait six months to a year to fly again

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