Since the birth of our baby girl in April, we've watched the chances of her meeting family grow slimmer, and slimmer. Every day the travel situation with COVID-19 is getting worse, while every day our baby girl grows bigger. Every day COVID-19 robs us (and so many others) of sharing special moments, and every day my heart breaks just a little more at the thought of family and friends not being able to meet her.

Rather than getting sad and watching the news each day waiting for a change, I thought why not make a change myself? Why not try to create safe passage for my family and others like us?
By inviting other families in the same position, we could work together to form a COVID-free bubble, and fly home safely for Christmas. With enough interest from the public, the support of an airline, and the AU/NZ governments, I can try to do this... and that became my #CovidChristmasWish!

What's the plan?
We want to receive enough interest from families who would also like safe passage from London to Australia or New Zealand, so that we can form a COVID-free bubble of bubs and charter our own flight home to be reunited with our families for Christmas. We have put both Australia and New Zealand to see which destination receives the most interest. This flight will consist of pre-registered guests, who all agree to self-isolate at home in the UK for 2-weeks prior to boarding the flight. This self-isolation, plus any other measures or testing required, will make it virus-free and as safe as possible for us to get our babies home. Hopefully, we can then negotiate with the AU/NZ governments to self isolate at our family homes when we arrive in Australia (or not at all!) as we already shielded in the UK prior to boarding.

With this plan I want to make clear I am not looking for anything free, I am not making any money, just purely asking for support to get myself and others like me, safely home for Christmas. 

Campaign steps:
1. Registration of interest so we can see how many people would be interested and work out destinations, flight costs, and length of stay.
2. Approach airlines to see if they would dedicate planes for us to charter a flight home with our babies.
3. Work with the Australian and New Zealand Governments to negotiate safe passage, without being required to quarantine in an airport hotel.



Please Note:
  • Everyone will need a clear COVID-19 test prior to boarding.
  • This is not free passage, but a safe passage. Everyone on the flight will be required to pay the normal return UK to AU/NZ airfare depending on the class of travel chosen or offered.
  • We may need to pro-rata the ticket price depending on how we socially distance the passengers across the range of classes. 
  • Depending on the number of passengers and destination we may not be able to fly into your preferred destination choice... but we will definitely get you as far as we can!

Any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact me on flythebabieshome@gmail.com

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* 1. Do you agree that I can use the information you have provided to help with putting together a charter flight in regards to destination, pricing, and length of stay and that you are happy for me to contact you via the email provided?

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* 2. Would you like to register your interest for seats on the #flythebabieshome return charter flight?

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* 3. Your contact info:

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* 4. How many seats would you be requesting?

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* 5. Which country are you a citizen of? Tick all if applicable.

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* 6. Which city would you prefer to fly into? 

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* 7. What would be your intended length of stay? This would be excluding any quarantine on arrival as hopefully, we can negotiate the necessity for this!

Please note: We may also need to quarantine in family homes prior to boarding the return flight to make it safe, so please keep this in mind.

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* 8. Which ticket class would you request? 

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* 9. Please feel free to make any further comments below. Questions and suggestions welcomed, especially in terms of assisting this campaign.

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Thank you for your support!

T