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Anonymous_coward Posted on 29/06/2020 13:42
Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
 
Today, the Government are expected to release the list of countries which UK residents can visit without having to self isolate for fourteen days upon their return.

I just wondered who would take the risk and travel bearing in mind the flights will be full, the resorts will be limited with bar & restaurant capacity and numbers and naturally the risk of potential exposure to the virus will be greater.

Is anybody on the verge of making a holiday booking should the rules be relaxed?
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TheFair86 Posted on 29/06/2020 14:43

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
No chance. Too many risk factors for the sake of a bit of sun. Cleaning, food, the pool water, people on the plane etc. Economy is likely to be terrible here for a while so I'd rather save money aside for a rainy day.
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littledick Posted on 29/06/2020 15:03

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No, a few days somewhere in the UK is the more sensible move this year
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Nosmo-King Posted on 29/06/2020 15:05

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Another in the no camp. Risking one year when, hopefully, I have a few more years left without taking that risk is my philosophy.
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Thecardcheat Posted on 29/06/2020 15:21

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Yes, absolutely. Most countries that we may form an air bridge with have a much lower rate of infection than we do, so I'd be more at risk staying at home!

Turkey for example have dealt with covid 19 far more successfully than the UK have, I'd have absolutely no hesitation going there.
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Anonymous_coward Posted on 29/06/2020 15:26

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Even if the infection rate is lower in other countries there is still the risk of infection during transit. A full plane for example or in a bar or restaurant.

Also in a more relaxed environment, would you not think people will let their guard down and forget about the associated risks with not social distancing?

Think i'm in the no camp too.... which hurts me to say as i would love a summer break right now.
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turnoffsaysthestar Posted on 29/06/2020 15:53

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
No i will wait till it gets cold december/january then make a decision.
I don't like the sound of being in a pub at the moment so i think i will stay at home for now.
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UKLL1981 Posted on 29/06/2020 16:32
Edited On: 29/06/2020 16:36
Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
Why would you not go to a country with no cases or considerably fewer cases than the U.K.? It doesnít make sense.

If you practice good hygiene, wear a mask and understand how aircraft air systems work then you are no more likely to catch the virus than in the supermarket or a shop. There has been documented cases of people flying with the virus and not infecting anyone else on the flight. You are probably less likely to catch it on a aircraft than in a pub with 40% of Brits saying they plan to go to the pub on the first week.

Iím biased, I work in the industry and Iím clinging onto my job and career with my fingertips but I would happily fly. Iíve been furloughed again for July but I plan to use my staff travel the minute I can. Need to get away for my sanity as Iím on fluoxetine for the first time in my life. I honestly donít know what Iíd do if I lost my job, all my experience, qualifications and training is in aircraft engineering so I badly need the industry to pick up ASAP.

Pretty sure Iíve had the virus already anyway, had all the symptoms apart from the headache when I come back from New York in Feb. You get 70 years if you are lucky even if you hide in your house for all of it.
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Nosmo-King Posted on 29/06/2020 16:36

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UKLL, feel for you , it is a desperate situation for many on the job front. Hope you can come off the anti- depressants sooner rather than later.

Hope the job remains pal.
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Magic Posted on 29/06/2020 16:40

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UKLL Iím doing my bit, Benidorm a week on Thursday, canít wait [:D]
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UKLL1981 Posted on 29/06/2020 16:54
Edited On: 29/06/2020 17:03
Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
Thank you. I went a bit crazy during the start of the lockdown and feel incredibly ashamed and embarrassed about it. Itís been a brutal 18 months and this was probably a spark that was coming as I also lost my mum to cancer and split with the mother of my son. I was furloughed for 7 weeks at the start and spent the whole time worrying about work from the second I woke up until I went to bed. I think I had every scenario going through my head and I eventually lost the plot. I donít live with my new partner and sheís police so we couldnít break the rules. They are rotating us because of our security clearance and I went back to work and had a full on meltdown, my colleagues and boss were brilliant but it was pretty humiliating. I couldnít stop my heart racing, I was shaking and crying, I woke up at night with heart palpitations, Iíve never been so embarrassed but it felt good to talk to someone. Iím not the only person at work, one of my colleagues has been signed off and another is on Valium. I just donít know what I would do if I lost my job, 5 years of training and 8 years of experience all in a dead industry. It didnít help that my employer sent out threatening emails 5 minutes after they put us on furlough saying we were all going to be fired and if we wanted to keep our jobs we would have to accept new terms and conditions, they even wanted to look at the death in service and bereavement policies followed by emails saying 40% of my grade had to go. I feel better prepared for my July furlough, Iíve planned out what Iím going to do to keep busy and I can now bubble up with the girlfriend. Iím going to cook her a romantic 3 course meal tomorrow as Iíve been hard work and she hasnít quit on me which is a miracle. Canít wait to hug my boy on Friday as I havenít seen him for a few weeks.
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Riponred Posted on 29/06/2020 17:04

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Not worth it this year in my opinion. Way too many things that can go wrong.

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Riponred Posted on 29/06/2020 17:29

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Hope things start looking up for you UKLL. Certainly looks like youíve had a rough old time sir.
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Halle_Burton Posted on 29/06/2020 17:41

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UKLL good luck for the future and hope things work out for you career and partner wise.

Back to the original post we wont be going abroad this year but have a holiday booked in January so hopefully things are a bit clearer by then. Wont be dashing off down the pub either till again things have improved.
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Nosmo-King Posted on 29/06/2020 17:49

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UKLL, moving story - youíve really been through the mill. Try and keep a positive view- words so easy to say- you deserve a change in luck. Sounds like you have a nice lady - please share stuff with her and donít do a typical man by bottling it all to yourself. Good luck, fella.
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brattleboro Posted on 29/06/2020 18:08

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
im booked for india in dec,im realistic to know that i may not go,but if things seems better,i could still go,time will tell,u will stan das much chance in the uk as anywhere of catching it,im a glass half full guy[:D]
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Kinky_Maccarone Posted on 29/06/2020 18:24

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
Hi UKLL,

Hope things pick up for you mate, it seems like your mindset is changing and looking forward to the positive things.

Regarding your job - I know at the minute it seems like your professional world is on the edge but someone with your skills and experience shouldn't have any problems getting a role within manufacturing as a maintenance technician. It might not be the job you've wanted but they are always pretty well paid and most are secure - especially if you look a the FMCG sector. You're skills will certainly be transferable. I hope this helps a bit.

And for what its worth I won't hesitate to travel again. It's part of my job anyway but I am looking at a few holidays later this year. [^]
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DannyCoynesGloves Posted on 29/06/2020 20:03

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Supposed to be going to Cyprus in 3 weeks, it's all paid in full, not really sure I want to go but can't afford to throw that much money down the drain. Surely the holiday companies will only start flying people out when it's safe.Funny thing is apparently I'll be allowed to go on holiday but I'm not allowed to go to work. It's crazy.
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Hicktonwasbig Posted on 30/06/2020 01:36

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60,000 plus people live in Benidorm, we have had two cases confirmed and no deaths,The lockdown here was policed properly and every brit i speak to has total respect for the way they done it,Our bars have been open since May 11th, with no social distance problems at all,
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Magic Posted on 30/06/2020 01:58

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Hickton, thanks for your post, I am going a week on Thursday. Are all the bars back open? In particular my two favourites, Uncle Ped's and the Silver Dollar? Also is Harvey's still showing the Boro games?? Thanks in advance[smi]
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Hicktonwasbig Posted on 30/06/2020 02:10

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Most bars are open but not the clubs,Uncle peds is open, Silver dollar not yet, Harveys has gone, Michael went back to the Uk, A boro lad has Tommy Coopers he has the Boro games on,
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Magic Posted on 30/06/2020 03:06

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Whereabouts is Tommy Cooper's mate, can't find it on google maps[?]
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uncle_rico Posted on 30/06/2020 08:23

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
I'm booked to go to Spain 3 weeks tomorrow. Its a golf trip for 4 days, and I'm not sure how I feel about it at the minute.

Everything is going ahead and airlines are due to start back up on 15th July, but given the Leicester situation I think there's a chance it will change as other towns and cities will follow.
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xxlshirts_fit_all Posted on 30/06/2020 08:54

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
ivegot a 3 day trip to poland in november, re booked from a cancelation in May...

Im going if allowed and looking forward to it atm...
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WoodallServices Posted on 30/06/2020 09:42

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UKLL, keep the faith mate itís not over yet.[;)]
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Ian_Tony_Kenrose Posted on 30/06/2020 09:43

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
I'm off to Italy in August.

Need the holiday more than ever, the Mrs is a nurse and definitely needs it. She's been at huge risk over the last 4 months, so (we'll be taking EVERY precaution possible to keep safe) so it doesn't feel too risky to travel. I'm looking into whether we can be tested before travel so we don't put others at risk.

Our booking is with a local family owned travel business in Stokesley so wanted to honour the booking if it was viable, to support their business.

We're definitely scaling back our plans when we get there, essentially following a self imposed mini lockdown there rather than here but with the benefit of (hopefully) guaranteed sun, a change of scenery, the beach (which doesn't get too crowded and is easy to follow safe distancing on), and some lovely local wine and food (takeouts rather than bars/restaurants).

It won't be the same as at 'normal' times, but it'll be a break from 'this' and the self imposed mini lockdown might make for quite a chilled holiday.
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Hicktonwasbig Posted on 30/06/2020 09:57

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Tommy Coopers is opposite the Stretford End on Calle Londres, across from the indoor market,
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CasinoGrande Posted on 30/06/2020 11:49

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Ian, been out in Italy for 5 weeks now. Because of the weather and everything being done al fresco eating out is a breeze. They're doing 1 metre distancing and in the south the infection rate was very low they tell me.
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Ian_Tony_Kenrose Posted on 30/06/2020 12:33

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Excellent!

We're staying near Venice which is pretty close to Italy's ground zero but it seems to be very well under control around there now?

We did wonder if actually it would be a great time to visit Venice without the peak Summer crowds (been loads of times in July/August and it's too busy to properly explore), but we'll play it by ear.

I really hope we can make the holiday happen, the thought of it has kept us going over the last few months.
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YouwantsomeYougotnofans Posted on 30/06/2020 13:05

Would you risk a holiday this year? (Air Bridges)
To answer your question in this thread regarding holiday the answer is no... Take care of yourself if you do though...
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