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Podcast: Is Australia ready to restart international travel?

written by Robyn Tongol | September 14, 2021
A file image of four Star Alliance members at Sydney Airport. (Andrew McLaughlin)

Australian states are gearing up to end lockdowns and we’re being told we’ll soon have to learn to live with the virus. But are we ready to?

In this episode, Phil and Adam discuss what needs to be done for airports to be ready to open borders domestically and, crucially, internationally.

The pair also ask why major foreign airlines are so keen to hire Aussie pilots, and whether we’ll be left short in a post-COVID world?

Finally, what actually goes on in desert boneyards, and why is the work so secret?

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  • Linda


    Are you crazy? Put more planes in the air so that we have even more outbreaks and lockdowns, new variants can keep spreading across the globe and the vaccines become useless???
    Two years on and Australia’s in the grips of our worst epidemic yet, thousands test covid positive every day, hospitals are bursting and hundreds dying from covid and all you can think about is profits for airlines and airports? EVERY outbreak we’ve had can be traced back to PLANES. The pandemic would never have happened if the airline industry had been locked down. The rest of us have to suffer through lock downs. Get a grip and grow a conscience airline bosses! How would you feel if it was YOUR mother who died?!!!

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