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Forum: TravelBuzz
Today, 7:18 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By Badenoch

I've noted increasing use of dispensers for body...

I've noted increasing use of dispensers for body wash, shampoo and conditioners in hotel showers. The dispensers are fine providing they are out of the way. I dislike the little plastic bottles found...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 4:08 am
Replies: 37
Views: 830
Posted By Badenoch

Locals eat fast food around the world for the...

Locals eat fast food around the world for the same reason North Americans do. It's cheap, fast and readily available.

There is also a sense in some places that the arrival of a big global chain...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 24, 19, 12:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Badenoch

This is correct if the ticket is booked in...

This is correct if the ticket is booked in another name and that person did not receive a boarding pass. However, if a passenger buys two seats in his/her name and gets two boarding passes it is...
Jun 24, 19, 8:14 am
Replies: 117
Views: 7,754
Posted By Badenoch

The complete text of her comments are interesting...

The complete text of her comments are interesting reading. There's more than a little about the story that doesn't make sense. Like her phoning friends instead of, duh, calling 911. Or why her friend...
Jun 24, 19, 5:35 am
Replies: 117
Views: 7,754
Posted By Badenoch

This silly woman is milking this event for all...

This silly woman is milking this event for all its worth. She passed out on a flight, no one noticed, she woke up, called a friend, opened the door, signaled the ground crew who rescued her. Now she...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 23, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Badenoch

I'd rather have the separation from the other...

I'd rather have the separation from the other person. An attempt by another passenger to use the seat I paid for would be met with a polite but unequivocal explanation.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 23, 19, 2:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Badenoch

Shared how? If you've paid for the seat and have...

Shared how? If you've paid for the seat and have a boarding pass for it the seat is yours. There should be no hesitation in explaining that to another passenger.

European business class is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 22, 19, 10:25 am
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

The flight would be a misery already because I'm...

The flight would be a misery already because I'm sick and have to fly. Compounding my misery is a presumptuous busybody trying to cajole me into wearing a mask. The remainder of the flight will a...
Jun 22, 19, 6:48 am
Replies: 117
Views: 7,754
Posted By Badenoch

I'd love it. Scrounge for some food, sit in the...

I'd love it. Scrounge for some food, sit in the cockpit, play with the switches, find a blanket and pillow, have a good sleep, wait until someone came to retrieve the aircraft (Surprise!) and have a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 19, 5:30 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

Sure. I am under no obligation to talk to you. I...

Sure. I am under no obligation to talk to you. I might as a courtesy say "no thanks." Anything further and you'd be advised in no uncertain terms where you can stick your mask. :)
Replies: 258
Views: 50,008
Posted By Badenoch

Where are you going? On a Toronto-Belgrade (both...

Where are you going? On a Toronto-Belgrade (both non-Schengen) flight last month it was a simple matter of leaving the arrival gate, going up one flight at the terminal and locating the departure...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,760
Posted By Badenoch

The FA made a request, she did not issue an...

The FA made a request, she did not issue an instruction on a safely-related matter. The OP and his seatmate were under no obligation, legal or otherwise, to acquiesce and there were no consequences...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 19, 6:35 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,760
Posted By Badenoch

It was not inconsiderate. The FA only told him...

It was not inconsiderate. The FA only told him that the person behind him wanted the seat raised. In this situation I would not have raised it either. Had however the FA mentioned it was because the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 19, 6:02 am
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

I doubt it would be as high as one in ten. A...

I doubt it would be as high as one in ten. A complete stranger pushing a mask on me will be ignored. Should they become obnoxious and insistent they will be rebuffed with extreme prejudice.:)

...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 19, 19, 8:45 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By Badenoch

I doubt you'd recruit a sufficient number of...

I doubt you'd recruit a sufficient number of people to have an effect. Too many of us don't mind paying for seat selection because it assures we will not spend lengthy hours crammed in a middle seat.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 19, 19, 4:11 am
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

Most public washrooms have moved to faucets that...

Most public washrooms have moved to faucets that automatically turn off should people leave them on. The waiter doesn't care whether you said thank-you providing you left an adequate tip.

My...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 18, 19, 5:00 am
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

My societal obligations to a large cabin full of...

My societal obligations to a large cabin full of complete strangers are met by not sneezing on them, using a tissue to blow my nose and washing my hands. Should someone still feel threatened they are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 18, 19, 4:54 am
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

The bandage analogy doesn't work because there is...

The bandage analogy doesn't work because there is a benefit to me for wearing one to cover a weeping wound. Wearing a mask is inconvenient and uncomfortable and carries with it no benefit other than...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 1:23 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

There is a difference between using a...

There is a difference between using a handkerchief and having one strapped to your face for the duration of a lengthy flight. Masks are awkward, uncomfortable and wearing one while ill is outside of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 17, 19, 6:35 am
Replies: 101
Views: 14,017
Posted By Badenoch

Save your lesson on manners. There is no point as...

Save your lesson on manners. There is no point as the person knows he's sick, took the flight anyway and is not magically going to get well as a result of your "lesson." Nothing you can say addresses...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 16, 19, 5:25 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By Badenoch

I have lived in Toronto and 4 other cities in...

I have lived in Toronto and 4 other cities in Ontario and also never heard anyone thank a bus driver when alighting from the rear door. I would find it odd to have people yelling their appreciation...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 16, 19, 5:15 am
Replies: 37
Views: 830
Posted By Badenoch

Among my worst travel companions was one who...

Among my worst travel companions was one who insisted on eating at McDonalds overseas. I felt no obligation to join him however so while he went in to get whatever the equivalent is of a...
Jun 15, 19, 6:40 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,872
Posted By Badenoch

Wearing a photo vest on a plane or any type of...

Wearing a photo vest on a plane or any type of "travellers" vest is the equivalent to wearing a sign that says, "Look at me I'm a Kettle!"
Jun 15, 19, 6:37 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,180
Posted By Badenoch

"How awful! NOTHING like this has ever happened...

"How awful! NOTHING like this has ever happened here BEFORE!" :rolleyes:

This is best described by a mildly profane term that in polite company means male bovine excrement.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 14, 19, 6:00 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,472
Posted By Badenoch

All my cards are issued by Canadian banks and...

All my cards are issued by Canadian banks and have raised numerals even though Canada was among the pioneers of chip and pin. Having the raised numbers comes in handy when visiting remote,...
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