Covid-19: British Airways plans app-based travel pass
14/03/2021 | news | business | 2,896
People who have had both jabs will be able to register their status on BA's smartphone app.
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Tex
14/03/2021 14:20:14 27 17
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Not a lot of good if you do not happen to have or use a "smart" phone.
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14/03/2021 14:25:41 10 2
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It will be in a form of a QR card I suspect, which can also be printed
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14/03/2021 14:25:50 5 8
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If you can to afford BA's prices, you probably have a smart phone.
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14/03/2021 14:32:03 9 5
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Its not a smart idea for the reason you mention , many older people who can afford to fly do not use "smart" with Apple or Google apps, I have the same argument with my CC who now send me paper statements again as I can not view my statements without one of these phones. Its so smart they did not think of those with out it
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TPB
14/03/2021 15:02:56 1 5
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You will be able to load your details and 'passport' online. You appear to be online... Vaccine passports are coming so get with it or enjoy Skegness
14/03/2021 20:55:00 0 1
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They could always chip you like a dog, but that’s meant to be a conspiracy theory.
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14/03/2021 14:23:40 13 23
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Typical of business to get the wrong end of the stick

Vaccines aren't 100% effective

There is no 'proof' of safety
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14/03/2021 14:29:14 7 7
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There’s no proof the vaccine stops you transmitting and we have already been told it doesn’t stop you getting the virus. So why do you even need a vaccine passport?
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14/03/2021 14:23:40 174 80
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OK, so how exactly does this apps know that the person has had two doses of the vaccine - indeed that the phone belongs to the person attempting to fly. We just need a proper official vaccine passport, not something someone has knocked up over the weekend and is meaningless.
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14/03/2021 14:48:36 106 51
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There should be a database with vaccination statue linked to passport number that will enable vaccine status to be seen when a passport is scanned.
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14/03/2021 15:07:29 23 2
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Yes, it'll pose a problem for all non smartphone users who wish to travel, & there are quite a few of them around...Go on BA, HMG, EU etc, tell us how you're gonna get around this one?
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14/03/2021 15:19:02 2 2
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I'm sure the government could manage the latter but it would be VERY expensive.
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14/03/2021 15:39:07 8 3
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It seems that vaccinations here are registered with the NHS. When you're vaccinated a lot of personal details, including NHS number - and whether it is a 1st or 2nd jab - are registered. So I guess the app could in theory check against NHS records. Not sure what the legal/data privacy implications of that are, though.
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14/03/2021 16:05:22 10 2
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It needs to be smarter than the world-beating NHS app which won't work on an iPhone 5s which is just 5 years old.
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14/03/2021 16:10:15 5 6
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It has to be linked to a person's passport. No other solution comes anywhere near that. But it will mean that internal flights will also need a passport.
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14/03/2021 16:13:18 4 4
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The BA app contains your passport number. That’s how it provides your boarding pass. Your vaccination record will be tagged to your passport number. Really, really basic stuff
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14/03/2021 16:20:44 2 2
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It will have to be trust based which makes it pointless... like when you say “yes I packed my own bags” when every 16 old lad got mummy to do it ???????
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14/03/2021 16:43:25 3 3
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You medical record is updated electronically when you are vaccinated. Download official NHS app complete the security ( you need NHS number) and it’s all there. Was vaccinated Friday it’s visible on the app today
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14/03/2021 16:49:31 4 1
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You appear to think that this has anything at all to do with Coronavirus.

This feels rather more like BA looking for a way to get their app installed, so that they can track and market to people.
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14/03/2021 17:18:10 2 1
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Problem is if we leave that up to the government it will cost billions and won't work, like track and trace.
14/03/2021 17:58:34 2 1
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Exactly. Unless they're allowed access to our records, they will have to rely on passengers telling the truth. If they are allowed access to our records, that's a worrying situation. It would be much better to have an official vaccine passport, than risk multiple companies (others will jump on the band wagon) having direct access to our records.
14/03/2021 19:00:11 1 1
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And also not an app please. Make it web based, then making an optional app would be super easy. Even better, just get a stamp in your passport and then we don't have to maintain a global database of every human on earth, which would no doubt be misused somehow eventually.
14/03/2021 19:10:45 0 1
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All vaccinated people should be made to have a test as they are more likely to be carriers with the new varieties of Covid.
14/03/2021 20:50:24 0 1
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You mean get chipped like a dog.
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14/03/2021 14:24:26 107 30
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I know cruise ships are looking at something similar, with some planning round the UK trips. Lets welcome sensible solutions when they happen, so we can get out of this mess.
I refuse and stand against such dictatorship.
I will also be switching back my BA avios to Nectar points so can go on a shopping spree at Sainsbury's, Argos etc.
Freedom is more important that listening to tyrants
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14/03/2021 15:20:30 32 6
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SAGA cruises already have this rule; the others will have to follow as cruises are such petri dishes.
14/03/2021 17:48:18 3 2
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The fact cruise ships disembark you at the slightest hint of any medical problem is enough incentive not to go one one. Their core golden oldie audience will get priced out of insurance unfortunately, vaccine or no vaccine.
14/03/2021 18:08:20 1 3
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Cruise ships, airlines, govts, why don't they all get together and have one document. Better still why not a national ID card with all details. In the electronic world that should be simple, so long as the Govt is not involved!
14/03/2021 19:12:03 2 2
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There is a sensible solution stop the nonsense and get back to normality, The virus is dying out.
Noooo! A cruise around the UK's new freeports with hundreds of the unwashed poor on HMS Petri - it would be like Dante's Ninth Circle Removed
Sounds like a plan to me. Anything to rattle the anti-vax brigade can't be bad. Removed
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14/03/2021 14:26:55 36 103
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Covid kills especially if there's any trouble in the air. Stay sage
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14/03/2021 14:45:25 29 65
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A perfect example of the “looking for a fight” mentality that we really don’t need in the UK.
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14/03/2021 15:00:10 14 57
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The anti-vax brigade at this stage largely consists of Sage and Independent Sage members who don't seem to think that the vaccines work
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14/03/2021 15:02:10 26 59
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Bit of a numb nut comment.......come to expect it though from the brainwashed
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14/03/2021 15:33:18 21 54
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Do you hear how crazy you sound, what have you become? I’m sure you haven’t always been like this. You’re basically taking joy in the fact that people who don’t want to be injected will suffer or lose out in some other way, but purely for that. Purely because they’re against being injected. You say it with smugness but just read it back and see who looks the worse, you or those you’re mocking
10 countries have so far suspend their vaccination roll out due to the fact that vaccine is causing vastly disproportionate amounts of blood clots in people who have received it.

I’m sure those anti-Vaxxers aren’t too rattled. Bet you are tho ;)
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14/03/2021 16:09:14 13 23
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We all know which party you’d have voted for in 1932’s Germany
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14/03/2021 16:35:44 8 12
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I don't understand the benefit of this; you can still catch and transmit covid even if you have been vaccinated. Surely a spot test on arrival at the airport (and a self test 48 hours before) is the way to do it.
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14/03/2021 16:50:34 0 8
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Had a blood clot yet
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14/03/2021 17:25:05 1 6
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What? BA are firstly over priced and elitist. Their business model is based on business and first class customers.

And this discrimination just sums up a company that isn't all customer centric at all. They don't want the hoi polloi of the majority; they just want the 1%
14/03/2021 17:36:13 2 2
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And I guess it's mostly the anti-vax and Covid deniers that are the ones who shout 'entitlement' and want to be flying all over the place. The last year has taught us, if nothing else, to question whether that journey is really necessary. I'm now travelling the world virtually, using Google Earth.
14/03/2021 17:41:04 2 8
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It's not about anti-vax brigade, it's actually about choice - Vaccine rolled out extremely fast and gullible people just believe and accept - Derrrr welcome to the rather leftie / woke UK!
14/03/2021 17:52:31 1 1
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Haha, he is definitely talking about SAGE ="the lockdown should never be lifted"
Ben
14/03/2021 17:58:49 4 1
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I like it when the anti-vaxxers use BLOCK CAPITALS to emphasise their points. As if that makes them more believable.
14/03/2021 18:03:24 1 6
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What a shame that you have not taken all your meds today.
14/03/2021 18:45:28 1 4
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Enjoy your blood clots buddy
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14/03/2021 14:25:21 21 8
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And who checks that the data registered is truthful?

Or is BA suggesting it's given access to the NHS data to verify what's entered?
jay
14/03/2021 18:45:46 7 2
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Truthful of not kids under 18 will not be getting vaccinated so if you want to travel you cant take your kids. Kinda ruins family holidays.
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14/03/2021 14:25:26 11 18
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The idea itself is outrageous & since I'm happy with my Nokia 3330 unless BA take the cost of a decent smart phone off my tickets price they can go whistle.
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14/03/2021 14:27:39 14 4
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Don't fly with BA then.
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14/03/2021 14:29:52 1 1
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I would think they have already thought of that & the App will be available on your computer as well. My guess is that you will be able to download and print a pass.
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14/03/2021 14:31:32 2 2
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Is the idea of using a printer to print a QR code just too much for you? That was a great phone, but stubbornness won't get you anywhere will it.
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14/03/2021 14:30:13 1 5
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There is always one moaning left winger winger
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Tex
14/03/2021 14:20:14 27 17
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Not a lot of good if you do not happen to have or use a "smart" phone.
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14/03/2021 14:25:41 10 2
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It will be in a form of a QR card I suspect, which can also be printed
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Tex
14/03/2021 14:20:14 27 17
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Not a lot of good if you do not happen to have or use a "smart" phone.
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14/03/2021 14:25:50 5 8
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If you can to afford BA's prices, you probably have a smart phone.
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14/03/2021 14:32:33 1 7
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A benefit of Brexit.
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14/03/2021 14:33:37 8 6
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The classic you can afford one thing so you must be able to afford everything else mentality.
Sounds like a plan to me. Anything to rattle the anti-vax brigade can't be bad. Removed
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14/03/2021 14:26:55 36 103
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Covid kills especially if there's any trouble in the air. Stay sage
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14/03/2021 14:54:16 28 20
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Covid kills but only if not properly regulated and monitored.

Can see an up to date "jab", tests before/after you travel & biometric health passport/visa forming the basis of any form of "safe" international travel in future.

Especially with in excess of 90% of the UK, thanks to the vaccine being promoted to the asymptomatic hyperspreader league.

Bring it all on, the sooner the better.
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14/03/2021 16:51:50 1 1
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As opposed to on the ground?
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14/03/2021 14:25:26 11 18
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The idea itself is outrageous & since I'm happy with my Nokia 3330 unless BA take the cost of a decent smart phone off my tickets price they can go whistle.
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14/03/2021 14:27:39 14 4
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Don't fly with BA then.
Forget holidays. Too many self-righteous COVIDIOTS going on illegal demonstrations are spreading the virus and killing innocent people. Removed
Unless it's for a "woke" cause, in which case the police mustn't break it up. Removed
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14/03/2021 15:02:22 9 31
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Absolute rubbish, and there is NO such word as covidiot in the English Dictionary, which instantly makes you statement invalid.
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14/03/2021 15:41:08 1 1
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- a statement which has no justification or evidential back-up whatsoever....
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14/03/2021 16:16:19 2 3
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Larger correlation between eat out to get covid and protests.
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14/03/2021 16:21:19 0 1
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How original. Thought of Covidiots yourself did you? Nah thought not.
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14/03/2021 16:36:21 1 2
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how 30 million are now immune in the UK ...the vulnerable are immune ... keep up .
14/03/2021 19:53:05 0 1
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Don't be so defeatist. If one or more attendees has corvid, it'll spark a surge in infections. But sometimes they get lucky, although it doesn't alter the fact that they're playing russian roulette with public health.
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14/03/2021 14:23:40 13 23
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Typical of business to get the wrong end of the stick

Vaccines aren't 100% effective

There is no 'proof' of safety
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14/03/2021 14:29:14 7 7
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There’s no proof the vaccine stops you transmitting and we have already been told it doesn’t stop you getting the virus. So why do you even need a vaccine passport?
14/03/2021 18:44:03 0 1
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This is also what perplexes me, I'm not against vaccines if there's no other alternative (such as Vitamin D3 & Zinc), but doctors advise even those vaccinated need to keep wearing mask, they can still catch it, and they can still transmit it - although they hope the vaccine will minimise the harm of the virus so less A&E patients.
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14/03/2021 14:29:20 159 56
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The airline industry that transported the virus around the world for so long should rightly help prevent its continued dispersal. Airports should also do their bit.
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14/03/2021 15:04:29 17 36
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First, business or club class?
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14/03/2021 15:42:08 1 4
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Of course - and it'll boost their profits in the long-run
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14/03/2021 16:13:30 13 10
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Did the airline industry transport the much worse Spanish flu virus around the world in 1918............Er no it did not.
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14/03/2021 16:26:12 2 5
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I feel that a plane is already safer than a bus, but can we please have assurance that the air conditioning systems on planes will not circulate the virus?
14/03/2021 20:29:12 3 3
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Easy target but innate human nature spread the virus. We need to look in the mirror and blame that and ourselves, nothing else
14/03/2021 21:45:00 0 1
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No it's down to individuals to stop it's dispersal not anyone else. Stop blaming the airlines or any other Tom dick and Harry.
14/03/2021 22:01:51 0 1
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Do you think that airlines transported the Spanish flu around the world in 1918? It got around the world , lasted 2 years and killed more than 10 times, probably 40 times more than covid. With no mass airline travel, so your statement is nonsense
14/03/2021 23:44:07 0 1
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Planes catching Coroni virus..

Classic lol...
15/03/2021 12:26:26 1 0
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Best way to 'help' prevent virus spread is to close all airlines for ever. Not before time too. Long overdue.
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14/03/2021 14:29:37 436 189
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If the government and EU don't do this, then companies will take this into their own hands. Personally, I would prefer the former. It's an important step towards normality. Covid-deniers should be denied the right to travel.
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There should be a database that can show vaccination status versus passport number when the passport is scanned
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14/03/2021 14:52:20 49 31
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It's got nothing to do with "Covid-deniers" being denied the right to travel, it's the false sense of reduced risk because someone has had their jabs that bothers me.
We are a long way from trusting any level of risk for air travel / cruise ships / ferries anywhere that puts people in close proximity to each other for periods of time greater than 10-minutes.
But hey, each to their own but not me.
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14/03/2021 15:03:09 63 16
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As we saw last night, if you are fine with rights being denied to people you disagree with, you must expect that those rights will eventually be denied to you
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14/03/2021 15:10:42 46 38
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When us vaccinated end up with a positive result and are infected, what will our punishment be? 100 lashes? I reckon anyone with a vaccine won’t bother getting tested/isolating and will probably be more dangerous in the end. Passports will be so flawed
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14/03/2021 15:35:40 23 14
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Someone enjoys a bit of fascism. But ask and you shall receive. You'll be regretting that attitude soon when you have no freedom and rights left.
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14/03/2021 15:40:28 6 13
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Why just Covid? Surely have a passport to identify all conditions?
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14/03/2021 15:44:07 13 4
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Most government IT programmes are disastrous.
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14/03/2021 15:53:22 11 16
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a vacinne does not cure the this flu so what is the point, have the jab, travel abroad and invect others
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14/03/2021 15:56:21 18 18
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The vaccine will not make covid go away, it will provide limited protection to those who need it, many people don't need it, just like many people don't need the flu vaccine. It's not like yellow fever, there are many strains, and many vaccines, there is not one vaccine which works for all strains... Pointless measures.
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14/03/2021 15:57:04 16 6
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"If the government and EU don't do this, then companies will take this into their own hands."

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What is needed is an international organisation to sort out international travel.
I would suggest the WHO but their recent "investigative" visit to Wuhan implies that they couldn't run a bath.
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JC
14/03/2021 15:59:50 12 14
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If covid deniers were denied the right to travel there would be a sharp reduction in the number of covid deniers.
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14/03/2021 16:02:14 13 7
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The risk to the healthy population is minimal, and the risk to the vulnerable groups once vaccinated is suppodely reduced significantly, so why is any of this necessary?
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14/03/2021 16:33:15 6 5
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You won't let anyone in except UK oldies. Virtually none of the French, Italians, S[anish etc as they have little vaccine. They aren't deniers, just have crap govts.
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14/03/2021 16:36:25 2 4
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If Countries do not agree, then Companies will have no authority to take passenger anywhere!
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14/03/2021 16:52:39 5 1
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I don’t see what this has to do with ‘deniers’.
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14/03/2021 17:08:51 7 4
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Do you think the 25 year old cabin crew will have been vaccinated or the 30 year old taxi driver who takes you to the airport? They won't be due their first dose for months and their second dose three months later. The 16 year old barista in the airport won't get theirs until they turn 18.
14/03/2021 18:04:15 1 2
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Normality for many has no need to fly anywhere.....but the snowflakes like you....
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14/03/2021 14:29:45 2 13
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refuse to fly with BA and buy a nokia 3330
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14/03/2021 14:37:32 5 2
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No Gary. You've posted the same comment at least 3 times -Please give up mate.

Besides, I'm pretty certain you will be able to download the app & register on the very computer you are typing your repeated comment on.
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14/03/2021 14:29:49 7 10
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I think a vaccine passport is a good move. I am looking forward to taking my mum to see my sister in the EU. I’m still worried about my mum catching COVID as a vaccine won’t stop her spreading it or catching it, just it affecting her badly. So knowing everyone’s been vaccinated on the plane won’t change that risk but at least it will speed up checking in.
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14/03/2021 14:36:39 5 1
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Hi -Paramedic here- thankfully the latest evidence does point towards dramatic reduction of transmission acter being vaccinated. Hope that is reassuring (it is for me and colleagues)!
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/covid-vaccines-uk-spread-latest-b1816586.html
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14/03/2021 14:47:07 0 1
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"I think a vaccine passport is a good move. I am looking forward to taking my mum to see my sister in the EU." then you outline "concerns" why it is unlikely to reduce her risk never mind you neglect to mention the increasing waves of across many EU countries but hey - you think it will speed up check-in? Amazed.
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14/03/2021 14:25:26 11 18
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The idea itself is outrageous & since I'm happy with my Nokia 3330 unless BA take the cost of a decent smart phone off my tickets price they can go whistle.
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14/03/2021 14:29:52 1 1
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I would think they have already thought of that & the App will be available on your computer as well. My guess is that you will be able to download and print a pass.
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14/03/2021 14:30:14 3 15
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refuse to fly with BA and buy 2 nokia 3330
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14/03/2021 14:30:38 1 3
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Hmm, a good idea in principle, but what's to stop people who want to travel telling untruths? And what about people who are genuinely advised not to take the vaccination?
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14/03/2021 14:33:13 5 3
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Folk advised not to take vaccination may also be advised not to fly.
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14/03/2021 14:25:26 11 18
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The idea itself is outrageous & since I'm happy with my Nokia 3330 unless BA take the cost of a decent smart phone off my tickets price they can go whistle.
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14/03/2021 14:31:32 2 2
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Is the idea of using a printer to print a QR code just too much for you? That was a great phone, but stubbornness won't get you anywhere will it.
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14/03/2021 14:20:14 27 17
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Not a lot of good if you do not happen to have or use a "smart" phone.
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14/03/2021 14:32:03 9 5
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Its not a smart idea for the reason you mention , many older people who can afford to fly do not use "smart" with Apple or Google apps, I have the same argument with my CC who now send me paper statements again as I can not view my statements without one of these phones. Its so smart they did not think of those with out it
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14/03/2021 14:25:50 5 8
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If you can to afford BA's prices, you probably have a smart phone.
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14/03/2021 14:32:33 1 7
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A benefit of Brexit.
I thought that we were promised the new blue passport will open up the lands which other passports cannot open. Now we will need another one? Reverting back to my Polish one then.
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14/03/2021 15:47:56 1 1
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Revert means go back. You do not need to add "back" as there is no other direction in which you can revert.
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14/03/2021 14:32:46 41 29
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I think we all want to get back to normal although it's likely to be a slower process than many of us would like. This is just one step and we should all be willing to take whatever steps are needed for our lives ones to be protected from us and others which is exactly what covid passports are.
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Loved ones!!!
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14/03/2021 14:37:08 1 9
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Back to normal? Flying is not normal.
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14/03/2021 15:06:25 4 2
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I'm not sure handing a blank cheque to the governement/corporations to do "whatever is necessary" is such a good idea. They are always likely to twist it to their advantage, and our disadvantage
14/03/2021 21:10:17 1 2
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We. Must. Comply.
14/03/2021 22:53:30 0 1
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So long as it's a national one provided by the NHS or government, I agree with you. But aren't you worried about airlines having access to your medical records? I'm quite sure that the rest will jump on the band wagon, if the BA one is successful.
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14/03/2021 14:30:38 1 3
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Hmm, a good idea in principle, but what's to stop people who want to travel telling untruths? And what about people who are genuinely advised not to take the vaccination?
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14/03/2021 14:33:13 5 3
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Folk advised not to take vaccination may also be advised not to fly.
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14/03/2021 14:25:50 5 8
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If you can to afford BA's prices, you probably have a smart phone.
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14/03/2021 14:33:37 8 6
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The classic you can afford one thing so you must be able to afford everything else mentality.
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14/03/2021 14:32:46 41 29
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I think we all want to get back to normal although it's likely to be a slower process than many of us would like. This is just one step and we should all be willing to take whatever steps are needed for our lives ones to be protected from us and others which is exactly what covid passports are.
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Loved ones!!!
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14/03/2021 14:41:11 3 1
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Don't you just fume when the spell checker makes your spelling worse.
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14/03/2021 17:13:02 1 2
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I’d like a vaccination against usage of the phrase ‘loved ones’, formerly beloved of funeral directors and now ubiquitously spilling from the ever-open mouths of politicians and journalists. How about ‘those close’, which handily may include colleagues as well as unloved relatives.
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14/03/2021 14:34:30 9 9
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Considering that the inside of a passenger aircraft is effectively one of the best ways to spread the virus, and its unviable for airlines to operate half full planes, lets face it, this comes as no surprise.
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14/03/2021 14:52:43 10 2
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Incorrect.

In modern passenger aircraft, the cabin air is HEPA filtered and changed every 2-3 minutes.

Most land environments with closed/sealed windows will have far poorer ventilation and few will have any effective filtration, making transmission far easier, i.e. trains, buses, cars, pubs, bars, schools, offices, restaurants, shops, etc.
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14/03/2021 14:34:42 3 5
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Its safe to assume most over 50's in the UK have had the jab soon so maybe this should only apply to under 50's.
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14/03/2021 14:46:09 0 3
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So long as in the absence of a vaccine a negative test result will be accepted
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14/03/2021 14:34:43 3 7
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Just stop flying.
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14/03/2021 14:47:42 1 2
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hahah no chance! The world is FAR too advanced to retreat back on that
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14/03/2021 14:34:50 8 6
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"He urged the government to "set an example" and "be ambitious" in developing systems, including the use of digital technology to verify the vaccination and test status of passengers."

... and waste another £20 bn like Track to not trace?
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14/03/2021 15:00:12 1 9
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How about charging for vaccines ... we could save so much money if this government didn't pay for free testing and vaccinations.
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14/03/2021 14:35:01 134 84
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Illegal selfish demonstrators will keep infection levels way too high to open up. These idiots will kill aviation and industry.
39
14/03/2021 14:36:31 26 63
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Sage disagrees with you.
135
14/03/2021 14:53:37 17 4
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You are not allowed to hold demonstrations on a plane.
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GS
14/03/2021 16:11:15 10 6
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No, lockdown kills the aviation industry.
814
14/03/2021 16:52:38 20 6
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Unless they're women demonstrating because they're scared to go out, even though women are safer on the streets than men, in which case politicians, the home secretary and the London mayor will express distress that the police actually upheld the law against them.

It feels like only demonstrations by white men are meant to be prevented.
14/03/2021 17:31:17 12 6
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Especially when they fail to socially distance & yell & scream so that possibly infected aerosols are spread over all & sundry
amb
14/03/2021 18:30:56 11 6
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The right to demonstrate should never be illegal
That's a slippery path we're on
You may be comfortable with that but I'm not
14/03/2021 18:34:30 4 4
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Pretty sure that will be covered by the highly inaccurate tests that millions will be forced to take weekly
14/03/2021 19:20:55 7 4
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The behaviour of the police last night was shameful. I would be staggered if there aren't further follow up demonstrations with people chanting:

'The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police should re-consider her position'

Or if that is too much of a mouth full I guess they could chant:

'Dick Out'
Removed
15/03/2021 09:47:59 0 2
bbc
Yup, it's PC gone mad...
15/03/2021 10:34:36 1 2
bbc
Are you confused? I don't think the demonstration was about keeping aviation closed.

Its the selfish lockdowners that are ruining the industry
34
14/03/2021 14:35:02 7 10
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We don't need a vaccine passport to fly, instead just tax aviation fuel at the same rate as vehicle fuels. That will also sort out the queues and significantly reduce carbon emissions.
35
14/03/2021 14:35:03 0 13
bbc
Who cares, we won't be travelling anywhere for years anyway. 3rd wave in Europe now and the UK will follow suit within weeks and conveniently before April 12th.

Lockdown is here to stay for the foreseeable future and possibly as much as 18 months.
80
14/03/2021 14:45:14 3 1
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Let’s be honest you were never travelling anywhere anyway even pre COVID. Just stay locked down in your miserable little world and let the rest of us start living again.
36
14/03/2021 14:35:33 2 6
bbc
smart phones are the work of satan because Bill Gates told me.
50
14/03/2021 14:38:08 0 1
bbc
Are you sure it was Bill?
37
14/03/2021 14:35:56 135 21
bbc
People who have had both jabs will be able to register their status on BA's smartphone app? Ridiculous.
What? Every airline developing their OWN app? How are people's registrations going to be verified? Airlines will going to take their word for it?
We'll end up with a hotchpotch plethora of apps none of which capable of verifying the authenticity of a person's status.
Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest
981
14/03/2021 17:25:57 32 6
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Good point. That's what pubs were doing to register customers - it was hopeless.
14/03/2021 18:53:06 3 2
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And presumably they'll all distribute their apps via the google/ apple app stores which even some people with smartphones can't access. Websites were invented to share information between users, why are we going back by making such things platform specific?
14/03/2021 19:03:33 2 1
bbc
Airline already have their own apps. Don't know how they will verify the vaccination though.
14/03/2021 19:26:56 0 1
bbc
BA may be jumping the gun here. IATA have been working on an app for months, watch this space
14/03/2021 21:50:44 1 2
bbc
Like they do for ETAs what exactly is your point?
14/03/2021 23:59:42 1 1
bbc
And that is why one fully certified 'passport' is preferable is being discussed by governments
38
cba
14/03/2021 14:36:02 2 4
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Anything to create business for an app developer but not keeping the country safe, people and the travel business should accept that it should remain closed until it is absoluteley safe to reopen just like the leisure industry.They are not coming out with silly insecure gimmicks, just think of test and trace.Useless
137
14/03/2021 14:53:50 3 1
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...the travel business should accept that it should remain closed until it is absoluteley safe to reopen...

It never was and never will be "absolutely safe" to travel.
33
14/03/2021 14:35:01 134 84
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Illegal selfish demonstrators will keep infection levels way too high to open up. These idiots will kill aviation and industry.
39
14/03/2021 14:36:31 26 63
bbc
Sage disagrees with you.
883
14/03/2021 17:06:50 5 1
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Sage has shown itself to be the opposite most of the time.
14/03/2021 17:29:01 3 6
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No they don't.
17
14/03/2021 14:29:49 7 10
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I think a vaccine passport is a good move. I am looking forward to taking my mum to see my sister in the EU. I’m still worried about my mum catching COVID as a vaccine won’t stop her spreading it or catching it, just it affecting her badly. So knowing everyone’s been vaccinated on the plane won’t change that risk but at least it will speed up checking in.
40
14/03/2021 14:36:39 5 1
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Hi -Paramedic here- thankfully the latest evidence does point towards dramatic reduction of transmission acter being vaccinated. Hope that is reassuring (it is for me and colleagues)!
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/covid-vaccines-uk-spread-latest-b1816586.html
132
14/03/2021 14:53:14 0 1
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Thank you for this, great article and reassuring that it reduces transmission.
I think I’ll still wrap several masks around my mum’s head and bath her in hand sanitiser before we go though.
41
14/03/2021 14:36:42 0 2
bbc
My wife has been told by GP not to have a second jab due to allergic reaction to first one. Does this mean she will not be able to travel?
54
14/03/2021 14:38:58 1 3
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Your wife could get a test before flying maybe?
557
CJR
14/03/2021 16:03:05 1 1
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It looks that way, the European countries so far have stated you need 2 jabs to entry their country.
42
14/03/2021 14:36:43 2 2
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Do BA fly to the IOW as its my holiday destination.
113
14/03/2021 14:50:59 1 1
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Think I'll stay away then
43
rd
14/03/2021 14:36:58 1 1
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All we hear is talk, NO action, it all half baked to get headlines, truly brilliant for BA n GOV,going round in circle for how long until next new headline for both org
25
14/03/2021 14:32:46 41 29
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I think we all want to get back to normal although it's likely to be a slower process than many of us would like. This is just one step and we should all be willing to take whatever steps are needed for our lives ones to be protected from us and others which is exactly what covid passports are.
44
14/03/2021 14:37:08 1 9
bbc
Back to normal? Flying is not normal.
278
14/03/2021 15:18:10 8 1
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Flying not normal? By stating rubbish like that you could say that any means of transport is not normal, so think about it the next time you drive your car, ride your bike, etc.
649
14/03/2021 16:15:52 0 2
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Neither is riding a bike????
14/03/2021 22:56:06 0 1
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For many it is. Personally, I haven't been abroad for nearly 20 years, because of the cost of medical insurance for my disabled partner. If we could afford it, we'd like to be able to travel abroad again, and many more people regularly go on holiday abroad.
45
14/03/2021 14:37:12 4 6
bbc
Do I need a smart phone to tell me what side of bed to get out?
74
14/03/2021 14:43:59 8 2
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Clearly need some help, seeing as you have posted about 15 comments so far, none of which have been worked out logically.
112
14/03/2021 14:50:57 2 1
bbc
From the tripe you are posting it would do us a favour if you stayed there all day.
46
14/03/2021 14:37:15 2 4
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British Airways owner IAG can say what it wants. Who really cares anymore.
Im afraid the World takes very little notice these days.
47
14/03/2021 14:37:17 1 2
bbc
It will be interesting to see what others do also. I know there is an announcement tomorrow on round the UK trips, from some cruise lines. So maybe that will be a good indicator of where this is heading and in what form. QR code on phone or printed will work fine.
16
14/03/2021 14:29:45 2 13
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refuse to fly with BA and buy a nokia 3330
48
14/03/2021 14:37:32 5 2
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No Gary. You've posted the same comment at least 3 times -Please give up mate.

Besides, I'm pretty certain you will be able to download the app & register on the very computer you are typing your repeated comment on.
49
14/03/2021 14:37:52 1 7
bbc
Looking forward to BA buying me an expensive Apple phone.
124
14/03/2021 14:52:10 3 2
bbc
Looking forward to not meeting people like you on the plane.
152
14/03/2021 14:56:06 0 2
bbc
Has to be a bot... or very simple.
36
14/03/2021 14:35:33 2 6
bbc
smart phones are the work of satan because Bill Gates told me.
50
14/03/2021 14:38:08 0 1
bbc
Are you sure it was Bill?
51
14/03/2021 14:38:22 0 1
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If the vaccine information were made available to the passport office, that's the best place to record it.
172
14/03/2021 14:59:54 0 1
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Add it to existing biometric data on passports.
52
14/03/2021 14:38:27 3 6
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Arfer55
14:35

"Who cares, we won't be travelling anywhere for years anyway. 3rd wave in Europe now and the UK will follow suit within weeks and conveniently before April 12th."

... so what you seem to be saying is that current vaccinations are a waste of time.

Somewhat sad then, that UK rushed to buy the early vaccines.
60
14/03/2021 14:40:01 0 2
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Not a waste of time but the speed of their effectiveness may have been overstated.
79
14/03/2021 14:44:41 0 2
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Ive heard they have hotels i the IOW also.
53
14/03/2021 14:38:44 2 12
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If i had a smart phone i could txt BA and refuse their fascist idea.
90
14/03/2021 14:47:22 4 3
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You want to learn what a fascist is before making stupid statements. Typical Socialist, using words you don't understand.
104
14/03/2021 14:49:09 0 1
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But you are online already aren’t you?
127
14/03/2021 14:52:34 0 1
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And they will say, OK, jog on then, and stop getting your 'news' off Facebook
41
14/03/2021 14:36:42 0 2
bbc
My wife has been told by GP not to have a second jab due to allergic reaction to first one. Does this mean she will not be able to travel?
54
14/03/2021 14:38:58 1 3
bbc
Your wife could get a test before flying maybe?
55
14/03/2021 14:38:58 6 4
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Once proven those vaccinated are at very minimal risk vaccine passports are fine by me. Those that don’t want to vaccinate will at least know most on the plane can’t catch it or pass it so it’s only them that’s at risk of serious illness
453
14/03/2021 15:49:22 0 3
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Laughable, somewhat like saying "once proven those vaccinated with a flu jab are at very minimal risk vaccine passports are fine by me".
56
14/03/2021 14:39:09 2 2
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Can't afford to fly with BA anyway.
57
14/03/2021 14:39:27 0 2
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I fly the flag.

:)
65
14/03/2021 14:41:23 2 7
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Only if its Blue with Yellow stars ...
86
14/03/2021 14:46:25 0 1
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of the "new normal" and all the british propaganda that goes with it!
436
14/03/2021 15:46:13 0 1
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I too fly the flag and BA is an airline I avoid like the plague.
58
14/03/2021 14:39:37 90 25
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Putting a digital vaccination certificate on a smart phone is all very well, but what if like me you don't have a mobile phone of any description. Are we to be denied the chance of getting away on holiday?
68
14/03/2021 14:42:16 66 52
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You have a computer. I'll let you work the rest out.
76
14/03/2021 14:44:28 18 55
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If you don't have a mobile phone in this day and age then that is a problem of your own making.
78
14/03/2021 14:44:34 8 7
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Use your brain, it will therefore be a doc alternative which will be validate by NHS England..not difficult
97
14/03/2021 14:48:35 9 31
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Suggest you get one
747
14/03/2021 16:37:46 18 18
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Amazing how many people on this thread claim not to have a phone. I'm in my 50s and don't know anyone without one, even my 80 year old mother. It really isn't that hard.
852
14/03/2021 16:57:00 1 3
bbc
Yes
14/03/2021 21:23:03 0 2
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Yes! :))
Ben
14/03/2021 22:15:43 0 2
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How do you travel abroad without a phone??
14/03/2021 22:32:00 1 2
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You’ll be complaining next there’s nowhere to stable your horse after you’ve galloped to the airport.
4
14/03/2021 14:24:26 107 30
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I know cruise ships are looking at something similar, with some planning round the UK trips. Lets welcome sensible solutions when they happen, so we can get out of this mess.
59
14/03/2021 14:40:01 113 294
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I refuse and stand against such dictatorship.
I will also be switching back my BA avios to Nectar points so can go on a shopping spree at Sainsbury's, Argos etc.
Freedom is more important that listening to tyrants
114
14/03/2021 14:51:10 57 17
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But you are happy to pay a corporation that dictates what price you pay for your broadband connection. So, you can then use that said connection to show everyone you are standing against tyrants.
121
14/03/2021 14:51:54 51 19
bbc
What a t****r!
142
14/03/2021 14:55:22 56 20
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Oh dear. Theres always one isn't there?
247
14/03/2021 15:09:20 38 20
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Hopefully they ban anyone without it from going on the plane, enjoy your trip to rhyl!
273
14/03/2021 15:17:52 48 20
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It's all about YOU, isn't it!
467
14/03/2021 15:51:02 35 23
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It is also our freedom to ostracise selfish liberals like you!
721
14/03/2021 16:32:40 15 6
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Bye then
898
14/03/2021 17:10:44 6 6
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So you will be staying in your house for ever then. I can see the day when eventually everywhere will require it to get back to normal. It is your choice not to get vaccinated but don't then complain of the consequences.
972
14/03/2021 17:24:27 3 5
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Well you will be refusing at home then, have a good time
14/03/2021 17:25:32 6 6
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Oh dear...

I take it you don't travel in a car because seatbelts take away your freedom, or if you do, you ignore all the laws & rules of the road...

...because "freedom!!!!!!!!"
14/03/2021 18:06:11 3 4
bbc
I was hoping one day to see a post from you that indicated that you had removed your tinfoil hat, but alas my wait continues
14/03/2021 18:50:30 1 2
bbc
Nobody cares...
14/03/2021 18:51:43 2 2
bbc
Know how stupid you sound? Ever been anywhere that you needed a Scarlet Fever jab for, or Yellow Fever, etc?
14/03/2021 19:29:10 2 2
bbc
Don't be daft - and SELFISH. How about transferring your Avios points to my account.
DP
14/03/2021 19:48:39 1 2
bbc
I presume you oppose Bozo and co reducing our human rights and creating a pseudo police state where they can do whatever they want??
14/03/2021 21:04:18 2 2
bbc
Perhaps you should move to Myanmar and get a taste of "freedom"
14/03/2021 21:54:43 1 2
bbc
Keep taking your dillusional tablets. No wonder that the world is a mess with dillusional people like you.
14/03/2021 22:48:57 1 2
bbc
Childish!
15/03/2021 00:13:50 1 1
bbc
Good, I don't want you sat near me in 1B
15/03/2021 08:29:14 1 1
bbc
you crack on. just remember to wear a mask and observe safe distancing when you are shopping.
15/03/2021 08:56:14 1 1
bbc
Clueless.
15/03/2021 09:16:41 1 1
bbc
That's OK - no-one is forcing you to take a flight or a cruise. But you may have trouble spending your points when the supermarkets and shopping centres start asking for vaccine passports too. Most of us would feel safer visiting places where we can be confident that those around us have also been vaccinated.
But we need a single, official passport that is recognised anywhere.
15/03/2021 10:23:07 1 0
bbc
prat its people like you that have caused the 3rd lockdown
15/03/2021 13:52:52 0 0
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They won't be so happy when they are falling ill, I don't believe WHO or our government people are developing blood clots, Since having the Jab, I know two individuals who have been diagnosed in the passed week since having the Jab. Coincidence ? Possibly but not so sure.
52
14/03/2021 14:38:27 3 6
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Arfer55
14:35

"Who cares, we won't be travelling anywhere for years anyway. 3rd wave in Europe now and the UK will follow suit within weeks and conveniently before April 12th."

... so what you seem to be saying is that current vaccinations are a waste of time.

Somewhat sad then, that UK rushed to buy the early vaccines.
60
14/03/2021 14:40:01 0 2
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Not a waste of time but the speed of their effectiveness may have been overstated.
69
14/03/2021 14:42:19 1 1
bbc
"the speed of their effectiveness "

What ever does this mean?
61
14/03/2021 14:40:18 1 12
bbc
BA its a rubbish idea & you should encourage the UK to holiday in the UK & use smart phones for conference & business calls
75
14/03/2021 14:44:07 2 2
bbc
Yeah and we will sit in the UK all year
110
14/03/2021 14:50:40 1 1
bbc
You can stop posting now. We all know you are angry
7
14/03/2021 14:25:26 11 18
bbc
The idea itself is outrageous & since I'm happy with my Nokia 3330 unless BA take the cost of a decent smart phone off my tickets price they can go whistle.
62
14/03/2021 14:30:13 1 5
bbc
There is always one moaning left winger winger
63
14/03/2021 14:41:06 286 143
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I'm stuck of hearing about vaccine passports being "unfair". Life is unfair. Her vaccinated. Get a passport. And for those who can't have the vaccine for medical reasons, an exemption. The rest can do one. Vaccines are safe.
71
14/03/2021 14:43:05 67 35
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"get", obviously. Like Twitter, a shame one can't edit posts.
153
14/03/2021 14:56:37 13 32
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Vaccines are safe, people are not.

When the government lifts all restrictions then the infection rate will rocket and it will mean another national lockdown.

As I said, vaccines are safe, people are not.
188
14/03/2021 15:03:09 20 8
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The majority of vaccines are safe for the majority of people*
241
14/03/2021 15:12:46 23 33
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If vaccines are safe why does the government have a vaccine damage fund for which it has paid out millions of £s?
348
14/03/2021 15:33:47 16 11
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But being vaccinated only reduces the risk of you getting / passing on the virus by 33%. It is more effective at stopping people getting seriously ill.
425
14/03/2021 15:44:22 15 8
bbc
'...those who can't have the vaccine for medical reasons, an exemption.'

An exemption won't stop them spreading it, don't forget.
476
14/03/2021 15:52:45 24 16
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Agree. These people complain about the vaccine, but then refuse to accept that there are consequences for them if they don't have it, like spoilt children.
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mc
14/03/2021 15:54:26 17 13
bbc
do you have a flu passport then
586
GS
14/03/2021 16:06:21 7 4
bbc
You are so full of the smelly stuff
748
14/03/2021 16:38:03 8 6
bbc
Norway and Ireland are saying Oxford isn't
776
14/03/2021 16:44:04 7 4
bbc
Do they cure people from being sheep just asking to see how you are
799
14/03/2021 16:49:52 14 9
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Well let's hope the exemptions are sanctioned by medical staff. I see lots of people without masks who claim to be exempt, but my understanding is that they have simply self-certified and no actual proof of medical reason has to be given.

Time to tighten up the rules so that people have to provide an NHS exemption certificate.
876
14/03/2021 17:04:13 11 3
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You are completely missing the point of most people's opposition to vaccine passports. The vast majority of us will have the vaccine when our number gets called. The problem is, and the reason passports are discriminationary, is that we won't be offered ours for months, second does three months later, passport two weeks after that.
14/03/2021 17:22:27 12 12
bbc
Safe as blood clots!. You go with the herd. No vaccine is 100% safe. If you have been vaccinated , why are you scared of somebody who isnt? Isn't the vaccine meant to protect you?
hoo
14/03/2021 17:51:40 4 5
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but not all countries had the sense to plan for vaccinations like the UK. Ban all pleasure travel until all countries are safe. Support UK holiday destinations - If you have to fly away then try London to Aberdeen, or Glasgow to Cardiff, but remember Covid either came here on a plane or a shop or walked through the Channel Tunnel. Make all air conditioning kill the virus in planes.
14/03/2021 18:04:57 5 4
bbc
Poor John.......another one of ' those 'types
14/03/2021 18:18:03 6 4
bbc
I assume you will only travel to countries where the populace is 100% vaccinated
14/03/2021 19:05:36 4 7
bbc
You haven't read the news , This is not a vaccine its a jab that's in trials.
14/03/2021 19:45:43 4 2
bbc
Apart from that Lyme disease vaccine that caused arthritis in people with a specific genotype. Oh and that rotovirus vaccine in the nineties that caused a deadly bowel obstruction. Both had 3 years testing and passed all tests before being released. These covid vaccines are licenced for emergency use only.
nic
14/03/2021 19:52:19 3 1
bbc
Laughable if you believe that
14/03/2021 20:06:37 1 1
bbc
Oh what a lovely chappie - "The rest can do one"
And where did you learn your English grammar?
14/03/2021 20:17:40 3 3
bbc
The only thing unfair are those that are bottom of the list for a vaccine when they have given up the most.

As soon as a vaccinated person steps foot on a plane for a holiday abroad the UK is open for business as usual for everyone not vaccinated. The vulnerable will be out the country, so life can resume and start paying back the money owed to save the minority.
28
14/03/2021 14:34:09 7 3
bbc
Loved ones!!!
64
14/03/2021 14:41:11 3 1
bbc
Don't you just fume when the spell checker makes your spelling worse.
57
14/03/2021 14:39:27 0 2
bbc
I fly the flag.

:)
65
14/03/2021 14:41:23 2 7
bbc
Only if its Blue with Yellow stars ...
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cba
14/03/2021 14:41:26 4 5
bbc
Speed up checking in,speed up the virus spread and another lockdown.Simple
67
14/03/2021 14:41:30 11 12
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Such an app will only cost a tin y tint fraction of the £37bn that the ERG corruptly wasted on a non-performing basic T&T app.
77
14/03/2021 14:44:34 12 7
bbc
Hardly the same thing ... and the 37bn includes all those free Covid tests your kids get ... who do you think pays for all your freebies in life.
58
14/03/2021 14:39:37 90 25
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Putting a digital vaccination certificate on a smart phone is all very well, but what if like me you don't have a mobile phone of any description. Are we to be denied the chance of getting away on holiday?
68
14/03/2021 14:42:16 66 52
bbc
You have a computer. I'll let you work the rest out.
99
14/03/2021 14:48:50 7 7
bbc
Ouch! :-)
760
14/03/2021 16:40:33 16 9
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Oh! And how can I carry my desktop with me, or are you going to lend me a 150 mile long extension cord.

The discussion is about putting a certificate on a smart phone *NOT* a computer.
886
14/03/2021 17:07:55 0 1
bbc
Take a computer to the airport? Yes, it would be possible to send confirmation in advance, subject to systems and security.
14/03/2021 20:23:37 0 1
bbc
Put the computer in your pocket to show....right...
14/03/2021 22:38:34 0 1
bbc
Won't it be a bit cumbersome carrying a computer, TV/monitor, keyboard and mouse to the airport. I also doubt that they'd let you plug it all in, if you haven't had them PET tested.
60
14/03/2021 14:40:01 0 2
bbc
Not a waste of time but the speed of their effectiveness may have been overstated.
69
14/03/2021 14:42:19 1 1
bbc
"the speed of their effectiveness "

What ever does this mean?
84
14/03/2021 14:45:48 0 1
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I mean that the vaccine will eventually end the pandemic but it won't be until everyone has had full vaccination and infection levels are so low, the risk of variants has diminished. Spring 2022 is my estimate.
70
14/03/2021 14:42:43 16 5
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BA is effectively only reflecting the likely realty, countries and aviation authorities will specify flying conditions and lets face facts why would any country want to be impacted through lax rules if their prime industry is around summer/tourism holidays.
107
14/03/2021 14:49:53 5 4
bbc
What so you down thumb because you don’t want stability or you don’t agree because you’d rather see everyone suffer because of a self righteous position.
418
14/03/2021 15:43:36 0 2
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BA is not reflecting any such thing. Countries make these decisions, not a individual commercial airline. BA is so far removed from being British as it is possible to be. It is NOT our national carrier, it is NOT our flag carrier. It is a commercial airline with "British" in its title like labels we see giving us an impression it's a real farm, it's a real loch. BA is NOT a BRITISH airline!
14/03/2021 19:43:18 0 1
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So if the country hasn't Jabbed all the people living in that country, pray tell me how does that make you safe surely you don't believe being jabbed makes you immune.
63
14/03/2021 14:41:06 286 143
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I'm stuck of hearing about vaccine passports being "unfair". Life is unfair. Her vaccinated. Get a passport. And for those who can't have the vaccine for medical reasons, an exemption. The rest can do one. Vaccines are safe.
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14/03/2021 14:43:05 67 35
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"get", obviously. Like Twitter, a shame one can't edit posts.
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14/03/2021 14:57:54 9 1
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But are you still stuck?
After reading your post, I think the real shame is that that one can't edit births. I would have edited you out of existence. You would have made a great nazi. Removed
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14/03/2021 15:54:56 1 11
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If you're referring to the phrase 'do one', it's a slang term, meaning they can just go away (or something ruder, if you like). It's not a typo.
14/03/2021 20:07:26 1 1
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No, you just can't spell.
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14/03/2021 14:43:30 44 20
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BA management............ "so many clowns so few circuses."
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14/03/2021 14:58:56 10 12
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Well done, finally a relevant comment. Only took 18 attempts.
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14/03/2021 14:43:49 12 11
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Totally disagree with this. Holding people to ransom over the vaccine. What about people with positive antibodies in their blood, people with negative tests or those that can’t have vaccines for other reasons. When did we as a nation except these levels of control without question?
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14/03/2021 14:47:28 5 1
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What’s your issue? You have to have likes of TB, Yellow fever to visit various countries no one questions that! and if you cannot have an injection you can get a doctors certification as to why etc..
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14/03/2021 14:48:53 0 1
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It's not controlling at all, you're free to decline vaccination. Unfortunately, the rest of society is trying to get on to a new normal.

You get a GPS letter or they make it available via the NHS app/patient access/print out if no phone.

TLDR: You'll have to jump through hoops if you don't get it. That's on you.
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14/03/2021 14:49:46 2 1
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Fine. The majority don't have an issue with this.

Its not a conspiracy to control us, its just a logical & practical measure to keep them in business.

They will probably accept a current negative test, or you can holiday in the UK and hope the Hotels don't ask the same
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14/03/2021 14:55:39 1 1
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You are bordering on paranoia. No one is insisting you have to have the app. Only the selfish, arrogant, ignorant and negative in society would object.
14/03/2021 19:07:56 0 1
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About a year ago apparently
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14/03/2021 14:37:12 4 6
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Do I need a smart phone to tell me what side of bed to get out?
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14/03/2021 14:43:59 8 2
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Clearly need some help, seeing as you have posted about 15 comments so far, none of which have been worked out logically.
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14/03/2021 14:40:18 1 12
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BA its a rubbish idea & you should encourage the UK to holiday in the UK & use smart phones for conference & business calls
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14/03/2021 14:44:07 2 2
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Yeah and we will sit in the UK all year
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14/03/2021 14:39:37 90 25
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Putting a digital vaccination certificate on a smart phone is all very well, but what if like me you don't have a mobile phone of any description. Are we to be denied the chance of getting away on holiday?
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14/03/2021 14:44:28 18 55
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If you don't have a mobile phone in this day and age then that is a problem of your own making.
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14/03/2021 14:53:27 17 13
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Tell that to people who can't afford them
14/03/2021 21:11:45 2 1
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Aka disability discrimination. So many disabled people are being left behind in this digital age. Think yourself lucky you can use a phone and have not been born or acquired a disability.
14/03/2021 22:40:43 1 1
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Not everyone needs or wants to be contactable everywhere they go. Why should those people be forced to spend hundreds of pounds to buy one just to get on a plane?
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14/03/2021 14:41:30 11 12
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Such an app will only cost a tin y tint fraction of the £37bn that the ERG corruptly wasted on a non-performing basic T&T app.
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14/03/2021 14:44:34 12 7
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Hardly the same thing ... and the 37bn includes all those free Covid tests your kids get ... who do you think pays for all your freebies in life.
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14/03/2021 15:12:05 1 3
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giving the test kits to schools while charging travellers 210 is a disgrace. schools should remain closed if theyre having to do that many tests
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14/03/2021 14:39:37 90 25
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Putting a digital vaccination certificate on a smart phone is all very well, but what if like me you don't have a mobile phone of any description. Are we to be denied the chance of getting away on holiday?
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14/03/2021 14:44:34 8 7
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Use your brain, it will therefore be a doc alternative which will be validate by NHS England..not difficult
14/03/2021 22:42:10 0 1
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That's the point though. Judging by the article, they are bringing out a mobile phone app to do this, there's no mention of an alternative. If one was available people wouldn't be as worried.
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14/03/2021 14:38:27 3 6
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Arfer55
14:35

"Who cares, we won't be travelling anywhere for years anyway. 3rd wave in Europe now and the UK will follow suit within weeks and conveniently before April 12th."

... so what you seem to be saying is that current vaccinations are a waste of time.

Somewhat sad then, that UK rushed to buy the early vaccines.
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14/03/2021 14:44:41 0 2
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Ive heard they have hotels i the IOW also.
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14/03/2021 14:35:03 0 13
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Who cares, we won't be travelling anywhere for years anyway. 3rd wave in Europe now and the UK will follow suit within weeks and conveniently before April 12th.

Lockdown is here to stay for the foreseeable future and possibly as much as 18 months.
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14/03/2021 14:45:14 3 1
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Let’s be honest you were never travelling anywhere anyway even pre COVID. Just stay locked down in your miserable little world and let the rest of us start living again.
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14/03/2021 14:53:24 1 1
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Well, I was in Melbourne the day they cancelled last year's Melbourne grand prix and had to self isolate after 2 weeks in Turkey in September.

So yeah....
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14/03/2021 14:45:15 2 3
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whowrotethis
14:41

"Only if its Blue with Yellow stars ..."

I actually had the honour of carrying the Team GB flag in the opening ceremony for one of the mini-olympics or World Student Games ...

... and you will be pleased to learn, that team GB flies BA for all major sporting events.

:)
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14/03/2021 14:49:16 4 2
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BA is Spanish owned, I'm surprised you didn't know that.
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14/03/2021 14:52:06 0 1
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... couldn't one of the young athletes have been given the honour ?
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14/03/2021 15:33:31 0 2
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BA is NOT UK's national airline by any stretch of the imagination despite the blurbs that state otherwise. A FLAG CARRIER is an airline or ship line that is OWNED by the GOVERNMENT of the COUNTRY it is based in. BA is owned by IAG an Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company with its registered office in Madrid, Spain. Let's not be kidding ourselves on that front.
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14/03/2021 14:45:22 5 5
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Humans will still get ill or be at risk from something on board, whether its covid, a common cold, undercooked food, drunken behaviour, kids screaming and piercing your eardrums, not enough leg room damaging your body, turbulence or even just a plane crash, this is little more than buttering up.

What do they hope to achieve? (Monitor your flight habits and behaviours hmm thats more likely!!)
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14/03/2021 14:57:12 2 1
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They already can, because you probably paid for that flight on a credit /debit card and rocked up to the airport with your passport.

?????
Sounds like a plan to me. Anything to rattle the anti-vax brigade can't be bad. Removed
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14/03/2021 14:45:25 29 65
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A perfect example of the “looking for a fight” mentality that we really don’t need in the UK.
10/10
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14/03/2021 14:42:19 1 1
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"the speed of their effectiveness "

What ever does this mean?
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14/03/2021 14:45:48 0 1
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I mean that the vaccine will eventually end the pandemic but it won't be until everyone has had full vaccination and infection levels are so low, the risk of variants has diminished. Spring 2022 is my estimate.
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14/03/2021 14:34:42 3 5
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Its safe to assume most over 50's in the UK have had the jab soon so maybe this should only apply to under 50's.
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14/03/2021 14:46:09 0 3
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So long as in the absence of a vaccine a negative test result will be accepted
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14/03/2021 15:00:45 0 1
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Tests are inaccurate ... vaccines aren't.
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CJR
14/03/2021 16:04:18 0 1
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Don’t think so, 2 jabs needed to entry your destination.
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14/03/2021 14:39:27 0 2
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I fly the flag.

:)
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14/03/2021 14:46:25 0 1
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of the "new normal" and all the british propaganda that goes with it!
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14/03/2021 14:46:47 9 4
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Please let’s not have separate vaccine apps in each company. Just one at UK Government level will do it.
Will do nothing either way

One case slips through, that's enough
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14/03/2021 15:11:21 1 1
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International level. If its a uk govt level its irrelevant and will probably just be outsourced to a tory doner for a few hundred mil
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14/03/2021 15:21:56 0 1
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Requires more than "one at UK Government level", if such a thing is agreed it has to be agreed internationally. And an app on a smartphone simply will not be good enough. ETIAS European Travel Information and Authorization System and the US ESTA Electronic System for Travel Authorisation are not "apps on a smartphone" and neither should any Covid-passport be a multitude of airline apps either!
14/03/2021 19:22:18 0 1
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You want another billion pound Govt database setting up at taxpayers expense? Will that will go well then. LOL.
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14/03/2021 14:47:07 47 26
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I don't use smart phones as they don't fit in my jacket pocket
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14/03/2021 14:54:43 61 46
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Some perfectly decent but less well-educated human beings I know aren’t capable of keeping a smartphone running year after year because they don’t have the tech know-how. Society has been hijacked and held to ransom by the computer geeks . It stinks
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14/03/2021 16:58:17 0 5
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You need a belt pouch then, and look like a proper ......
14/03/2021 17:44:53 3 5
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Buy a new jacket
14/03/2021 21:20:21 1 1
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Must be a very small pocket, I have the largest iPhone and it fits, older or smaller models easily fit in all my pockets
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14/03/2021 14:29:49 7 10
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I think a vaccine passport is a good move. I am looking forward to taking my mum to see my sister in the EU. I’m still worried about my mum catching COVID as a vaccine won’t stop her spreading it or catching it, just it affecting her badly. So knowing everyone’s been vaccinated on the plane won’t change that risk but at least it will speed up checking in.
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14/03/2021 14:47:07 0 1
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"I think a vaccine passport is a good move. I am looking forward to taking my mum to see my sister in the EU." then you outline "concerns" why it is unlikely to reduce her risk never mind you neglect to mention the increasing waves of across many EU countries but hey - you think it will speed up check-in? Amazed.
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14/03/2021 14:38:44 2 12
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If i had a smart phone i could txt BA and refuse their fascist idea.
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14/03/2021 14:47:22 4 3
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You want to learn what a fascist is before making stupid statements. Typical Socialist, using words you don't understand.
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14/03/2021 14:43:49 12 11
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Totally disagree with this. Holding people to ransom over the vaccine. What about people with positive antibodies in their blood, people with negative tests or those that can’t have vaccines for other reasons. When did we as a nation except these levels of control without question?
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14/03/2021 14:47:28 5 1
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What’s your issue? You have to have likes of TB, Yellow fever to visit various countries no one questions that! and if you cannot have an injection you can get a doctors certification as to why etc..
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14/03/2021 15:03:04 1 1
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People need to quit using yellow fever as an example. It’s spread by bloody mosquitoes, you can’t even spread it close contact with someone. so nothing like Covid and one jab for yellow fever lasts a lifetime. People acting like they are invincible because they’ve had a Covid vaccine need to do some research. Clueless.
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14/03/2021 14:47:34 1 4
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If governments don't do it because they are afraid of the human rights lobby then no one can blame BA or anyone else for trying to do something to protect their business. Generally I have no time for BA - ruined by their previous CE but no fair minded person could object to this.
Only a fool would imagine it will be effective
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14/03/2021 15:10:09 0 1
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"no fair minded person could object to this"? Millions upon millions of fair minded people will object to this because it isn't an internationally agreed methodology for international travel. Can't be having a single carrier deciding this independently like this given such action requires many parties agreement.
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14/03/2021 14:34:43 3 7
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Just stop flying.
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14/03/2021 14:47:42 1 2
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hahah no chance! The world is FAR too advanced to retreat back on that
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14/03/2021 14:47:47 2 3
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I don't like the idea but it's inevitable.

It's as though they're all basing their plans on the film Contagion. Great film but I expect a bit more from Governments.
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14/03/2021 14:48:07 2 5
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Is there an app to tell me what to have for dinner?
There will be one to monitor how you wipe your bum shortly.... Removed
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14/03/2021 14:46:47 9 4
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Please let’s not have separate vaccine apps in each company. Just one at UK Government level will do it.
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14/03/2021 14:48:11 2 6
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Will do nothing either way

One case slips through, that's enough
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14/03/2021 14:39:37 90 25
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Putting a digital vaccination certificate on a smart phone is all very well, but what if like me you don't have a mobile phone of any description. Are we to be denied the chance of getting away on holiday?
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14/03/2021 14:48:35 9 31
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Suggest you get one
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14/03/2021 14:23:40 174 80
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OK, so how exactly does this apps know that the person has had two doses of the vaccine - indeed that the phone belongs to the person attempting to fly. We just need a proper official vaccine passport, not something someone has knocked up over the weekend and is meaningless.
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14/03/2021 14:48:36 106 51
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There should be a database with vaccination statue linked to passport number that will enable vaccine status to be seen when a passport is scanned.
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14/03/2021 15:02:39 4 9
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Too easy to ‘hack’. .
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14/03/2021 15:13:07 8 4
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Paul: That is OK, but what if the database is hacked? Just imagine wanting to board a flight and when you passport is scanned it shows that you have had no vaccinations and your whole personal details have been stolen.

The database would have to be 100% secure against hacking, which no organisation in the world has really achieved at present.
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14/03/2021 15:39:48 4 1
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I believe your vaccination status is already linked to your NHS number.
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14/03/2021 15:43:12 8 1
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'There should be a database with vaccination statue...'

You have to be careful with statues.
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14/03/2021 16:48:28 2 1
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Totally, include on it every other vaccination for every other communicable desease also. If you haven't got 100 out of 100 then you can't travel. If you want to constrain people's freedom of choice, let's constrain it consistently and coherently.
14/03/2021 21:19:28 0 1
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If we have a vaccination statue it will only get pulled down by the cancel culture brigade! :)
14/03/2021 23:47:14 0 1
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Lol you've never travelled....
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14/03/2021 14:42:16 66 52
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You have a computer. I'll let you work the rest out.
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14/03/2021 14:48:50 7 7
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Ouch! :-)
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14/03/2021 14:43:49 12 11
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Totally disagree with this. Holding people to ransom over the vaccine. What about people with positive antibodies in their blood, people with negative tests or those that can’t have vaccines for other reasons. When did we as a nation except these levels of control without question?
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14/03/2021 14:48:53 0 1
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It's not controlling at all, you're free to decline vaccination. Unfortunately, the rest of society is trying to get on to a new normal.

You get a GPS letter or they make it available via the NHS app/patient access/print out if no phone.

TLDR: You'll have to jump through hoops if you don't get it. That's on you.