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Old 04-12-2021, 09:41 AM   #11  
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You posted the exact same thing in the United subforum.

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/u...nsat-cpap.html

So which one is it? Kalitta or United?

Yes I did. It is both carriers. Because those are the specific companies rumoured to have addressed the situation. I don't have clarity on that yet, but I learned that FedEx is thoroughly briefinging SYD-bound crews regarding what to expect.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:54 AM   #12  
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A simple search of Zippin's posts suggests he works for Delta.

You're not wrong. I don't offer affiliation up front, in case a thread goes sideways, which it hasn't really yet, aside from some natural suspicion; our company can get kind of funny about social media posts. The content of my message is not intended to reveal any unflattering or proprietary information (of course, I'm waiving any HIPA protections I might be entitled to by posting). Personal health information seems to be overridden by pandemic concerns. I'm just trying to navigate this "hornet's nest."
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I had a SYD layover last week - the 4th since the AU quarantine protocols have been in place. Being incarcerated for 24 or 48 hours sucks, but a new "program" has taken it to a new low for me. I wear a CPAP for sleep apnea; it's use is mandatory as a condition of issuance for my FAA medical certificate.
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Thanks for sharing this here.. several, very similar stories at Brown. Australia has turned into one of our worst layovers. That whole country is absolutely paralyzed with fear and the solution seems to be more and more knee-jerk reactions.

I wish US treated pilots and flight attendants from other countries EXACTLY the same way their countries treat us.

For example all Australian pilots should be escorted to their hotel rooms by an armed police officer (no joke, that’s how we get to our hotel rooms in Sydney) and if you use CPAP they should lock you up in a “health facility” where a nurse calls you every 4 hours or so to see if you’re doing ok (as reported by several of our pilots). Apparently they have NO concept of crew rest and treat you like a long-term patient. You worry about your airport pickup time? Well, you’ll needs your doctor’s note for that... Australia is an absolute embarrassment for our profession right now.

Pilots from ALL Chinese airlines should be locked up in their rooms with no air conditioning and very limited and border-line edible food choices while pilots from HKG based airlines should be sent to a double-wide trailers where they’re locked up for 14 days if there’s even an inkling of them having been exposed to the very virus China absolutely destroyed the world with.

I’m sure there are other, similar examples around the world.

If their crews were treated the way they treat us this nonsense would stop tomorrow.
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Thanks for sharing this here.. several, very similar stories at Brown. Australia has turned into one of our worst layovers. That whole country is absolutely paralyzed with fear and the solution seems to be more and more knee-jerk reactions.

I wish US treated pilots and flight attendants from other countries EXACTLY the same way their countries treat us.

For example all Australian pilots should be escorted to their hotel rooms by an armed police officer (no joke, that’s how we get to our hotel rooms in Sydney) and if you use CPAP they should lock you up in a “health facility” where a nurse calls you every 4 hours or so to see if you’re doing ok (as reported by several of our pilots). Apparently they have NO concept of crew rest and treat you like a long-term patient. You worry about your airport pickup time? Well, you’ll needs your doctor’s note for that... Australia is an absolute embarrassment for our profession right now.

Pilots from ALL Chinese airlines should be locked up in their rooms with no air conditioning and very limited and border-line edible food choices while pilots from HKG based airlines should be sent to a double-wide trailers where they’re locked up for 14 days if there’s even an inkling of them having been exposed to the very virus China absolutely destroyed the world with.

I’m sure there are other, similar examples around the world.

If their crews were treated the way they treat us this nonsense would stop tomorrow.
well, except for the fact that no Australian airlines are flying to the US right now.
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Be advised there was a massive CPAP recall just announced:

https://www.usa.philips.com/healthca...ons/src-update
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