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Old 28 March 2020, 05:32 AM   #31
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Thank you for fighting the virus and helping people! Just heard the news that more than 900 people died in Italy in the last 24 hours. It is very sad news. Please be safe!

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I really am happy for everyone who gets the beautiful watch they've wanted. And I do hope it was a private flight. But I wouldn't say "brave" because as a physician, I have to say it's unfair, if not irresponsible, to those around us to travel for something non-essential that could easily be mailed to you.
Sorry, I don't mean for it to be scathing in any way, but I have to go to work and likely get exposed, but you may not have to. I just think we should think about the risk to others. Again congrats, but I felt like I had to mention that.

I'll also add that I don't know where you live and what the rules for travel were, but I wanted to make a more general point.
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Old 28 March 2020, 02:44 PM   #32
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Old 28 March 2020, 04:31 PM   #33
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I really am happy for everyone who gets the beautiful watch they've wanted. And I do hope it was a private flight. But I wouldn't say "brave" because as a physician, I have to say it's unfair, if not irresponsible, to those around us to travel for something non-essential that could easily be mailed to you.
Sorry, I don't mean for it to be scathing in any way, but I have to go to work and likely get exposed, but you may not have to. I just think we should think about the risk to others. Again congrats, but I felt like I had to mention that.

I'll also add that I don't know where you live and what the rules for travel were, but I wanted to make a more general point.
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Great watch!

Brave to fly 2000km in this day and age for a watch, unless you flew private
Both points valid - for context I am not in North America and commercial flights were available. Secondly I had already been in quarantine for 2 weeks as I had been in Europe. Thirdly with 15 odd people on the flight spaced many metres apart I felt social distancing was in place.

The prime reason I did the flight was I really cannot predict whether full lockdown was going to happen and as I had paid for the watch in full I was nervous about ever actually getting it. They would not courier it either

So while the points are valid it was not done glibly and without risk considerations.
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Old 28 March 2020, 06:14 PM   #34
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 AM   #35
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Both points valid - for context I am not in North America and commercial flights were available. Secondly I had already been in quarantine for 2 weeks as I had been in Europe. Thirdly with 15 odd people on the flight spaced many metres apart I felt social distancing was in place.

The prime reason I did the flight was I really cannot predict whether full lockdown was going to happen and as I had paid for the watch in full I was nervous about ever actually getting it. They would not courier it either

So while the points are valid it was not done glibly and without risk considerations.
Sounds like you measured the risk and you came out ahead. Bravo!
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM   #37
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Both points valid - for context I am not in North America and commercial flights were available. Secondly I had already been in quarantine for 2 weeks as I had been in Europe. Thirdly with 15 odd people on the flight spaced many metres apart I felt social distancing was in place.

The prime reason I did the flight was I really cannot predict whether full lockdown was going to happen and as I had paid for the watch in full I was nervous about ever actually getting it. They would not courier it either

So while the points are valid it was not done glibly and without risk considerations.
Glad you got the watch but flying right now is highly dangerous. Planes recirculate air and airborne contact is the most common way covid-19 spreads. It only takes 1 sick person to get the whole plane sick given how everything keeps recirculating.
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 PM   #38
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Got the call and decided drop everything and go get the PP. Flew 2000kms return to pick it up.. :)


How long did you wait, if I may ask? And the AD's location?


Huge congrats!
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Old Today, 12:17 AM   #40
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Glad you got the watch but flying right now is highly dangerous. Planes recirculate air and airborne contact is the most common way covid-19 spreads. It only takes 1 sick person to get the whole plane sick given how everything keeps recirculating.
Just something you may not be aware of - my son is a pilot for Delta and the airlines have a very sophisticated air scrubbing system that completely sanitizes the air in flight. Also they now are doing deep cleaning procedures between unloading and reloading every flight. Not to say we shouldn’t still be social distancing and wash, wash, wash our hands but risk is less than one would think. Would I fly unnecessarily today - probably not . But then ,I didn’t get “the call” for a blue 26 - Ha
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