COVID-19: South Australia to open borders with NSW from 24 September
Yipee! I will be off to Adelaide as soon as I can, to visit family and conclude some business! That is as long as NSW confirms on Wednesday (22 September) that there have been no new cases of community transmission of COVID-19.
Arrivals from NSW into South Australia will no longer have to complete 14 days of self quarantine.
To celebrate this opening, Qantas Group’s low-cost carrier is expected to have a flash sale in the next 24 hours according to news.com outlets.
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Qantas, who haven’t been flying between Adelaide and Sydney since July has already scheduled flights from Thursday 24 September:
- QF735 – Sydney to Adelaide 9:15 am
- QF740 – Adelaide to Sydney 11:40 am
Prices are over AU$200 each way for a Red e-Deal, and up around the AU$500 mark for flexible fares.
I watched the lower fares disappear in front of my eyes a few minutes ago!
These are running with one direct flight a day to Adelaide, and sometimes a second flight out of Adelaide:
- JQ768 – Sydney to Adelaide 14:50
- JQ761 – Adelaide to Sydney 09:25
- JQ767 – Adelaide to Sydney 17:10 (from October?)
Jetstar is expected to increase flights from 5 times a week to twice daily from October 1st and then increase again to 3 times daily form 1 November.
Jetstar Flash Sale
Expect this in the next 24 hours
Virgin Australia Flights
Virgin continues to run one direct flight a day to Adelaide from Sydney:
- VA426 – Sydney to Adelaide 15:45
- VA409 – Adelaide to Sydney 08:00
These flights are around AU$352 return or about AU$176 per leg.
Virgin return flights from Adelaide to Sydney will increase to daily from October 2, and to twice a day from 2 November. You can book these flights from tomorrow (23 September).
I’m very excited to be catching a plane, and going to see my family and friends in Adelaide for the first time since mid-March 2020! I just hope I don’t feel that COVID related anxiety in the lounge and on the plane that I felt back in March.
This also indicates a further relaxation of state border restrictions, which will help the airlines, and other businesses in their recovery.
I’m excited like a child – which incidentally is part of my family business – meeting my new 3-month-old relation!