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  1. psuwara

    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    This was a day in quarantine… 14 of these. Between 13th of July to 27th of July… Good times. We stayed at the Mercure, even got a good view of the protests in the city during the time. 12200F6C-4F0C-4583-B0C3-554B8C6CA725.MOV
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    That’s so good to hear! Reminds me of our adventure only 1.5 months ago. The rush of it all is exhilarating, frustrating and at times overwhelming. Getting on the plane was definitely full of Euphoria! Living your experience vicariously! Thanks for sharing. Safe flight and keep us all updated!
  3. psuwara

    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Sorry to hear. It’s so frustrating when this happens. We had flights pushed back from December the. April all the way to June. Finally got lucky with low cost business flights on Etihad. We booked them and thankfully got out of Russia in time before I became illegally stateless.
  4. Seems like there’s a push for migration from the UK, whereas other countries, in particular the middle easy, are taking almost two years.
  5. Hello, We have been asked to perform a health undertaking (For TB), however my wife is pregnant, so cannot do the x-ray. Has anyone had this happen? Were you able to reschedule for after birth? 309 has been granted, we are in Australia. My wife became pregnant before we arrived in Australia.
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    Two cats from Russia - Advice Needed

    Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
  7. psuwara

    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    It's all a game of probabilities and risks... You can increase your chances, but not a guarantee. Enjoy the adventure.
  8. psuwara

    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Use this site to see if the flight arrives on the days you have booked. Flights are scheduled on a weekly basis. Each flight code is for the one flight a day, these flights happen on a weekly basis. The flights are generally schedule around 1-2 months ahead of time. When we bought our two business class tickets, we bought the Choice (Delta) fare code originally. The flight was bought four months out from our flight date. This flight appeared and disappeared a number of time between April and July. In June however, I noticed the flight code for the flight was not arriving on the Wednesday for the entire route, so I knew 100% the flight would not happen. Fortunately I was able to squeeze in a flight change from July 7th to July 12th using the same fare code. I was lucky I made the call when I did, because the week after there were no more flights at all with that fare code, and upgrading would cost another $4,000. So it would have been a double hit if we got cancelled by the cap change, since we would need to have moved the flight and paid a lot more. It was just pure luck for us Etihad kept the flight caps the same until the 14th since our Melbourne leg departed Abu Dhabi midnight 13th and arrived Melbourne evening of the 13th. The basic gist of it is, nothing is ever guaranteed. But the odds increase as everything lines up for the departure and the flight is occurring on a regular basis. To check your flight code, whether it is arriving, use this site : https://www.flightstats.com/v2 Good luck and safe travels!
  9. psuwara

    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    We flew in on the last international Melbourne flight arriving on July 13th. On this flight I counted 8 passengers in business class, the day before there were 12 seat reservations. Likely 4 people were not able to board due to PCR test results or other issues. Economy blew me away, there were likely a maximum of 20 passengers. So even with no caps, these flight would be arriving with no passengers. No wonder the gulf states with their oil money who can afford no passengers. I’ll have to write a story about the whole thing.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    We made it to Australia. Have to say, the arrival process was pretty gruelling. Everyone was very welcoming but at the end it was ruined by a big man with a thick French accent having a go at me for thinking I was treating him like a helper. When I never asked for his help at all and he was really rude to us as I tried to recover our 110kg worth bags on to the bus to the hotel. Currently in the centre of the city, into our second day of the quarantine period. So far it’s been pretty quiet. But I don’t see how I’ll get much work done. Etihad Airways really made the trip wonderful!
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    Two cats from Russia - Advice Needed

    Any companies people are aware of that can handle the entire process? Our two Abyssinians are currently with friends as we plan to move to Melbourne. Any advice would be most appreciated. We tried the process ourselves, but two months in and we didn't get anywhere with being able to get blood samples to the right place. PLEASE HELP!
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Melbourne rental market is a buyers market, entire buildings are almost empty. We have decided to stay with family instead of renting. Passed our PCR test ! That was one anxious wait as the Delta variant explodes around Europe.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    DFAT flights are pretty much a no go for us anyway. Since DFAT connecting flights and VISAs have been impossible to coordinate. Just recently Germany shut down the border with Russia, then a week after opened it with self isolation periods. Its just still so unpredictable.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Go with Etihad, if you can book a business class ticket.
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    Flights booked - quick Qus

    Better than Russia. They did the EURO Cup with 26,000 per stadium as cases rocketed, then after the EURO cup finished, oh, no more than 75 people in one place. $$$ . Very few people here in Russia trust the vaccine and only now, even in our small group of extended family and friends, are people thinking it's a good idea to vaccinate, given I got the Sputnik 5 vaccine (Similar to the AstraZeneca in design) and didn't die.
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