QANTAS, Australia’s flag carrier, had stopped flying int’l routes since March, leaving it to other airlines to bring Australians back home. This frivolous joyride is just another slap in the face to stranded Aussies trying to get home.
Are they going to test all passengers prior to boarding? Will they be leaving the middle seats open and ensuring adequate spacing between passengers? Would be tragic if this became a superspreader event if someone onboard was a carrier and caused an outbreak.
I’m already dreading the upcoming flights that I need to take to leave the US. I cannot imagine why anybody would willingly put themselves in that situation; on a flight to nowhere; while the pandemic is still ongoing. Granted, Australia is in a better position than the US, but the situation in Victoria has shown that things can still spiral out of control very quickly.