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Jan 27, 21, 4:28 pm
Replies: 911
Views: 136,729
Posted By chriswiles

Also got to remember most are paid to promote and...

Also got to remember most are paid to promote and paid to be in photo shoots for 'cool brands' and those brands still need to arrange their campaigns.

So although it looks like they've just gone...
Jan 26, 21, 6:52 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,338
Posted By chriswiles

I read the other day that the US travel ban is...

I read the other day that the US travel ban is unlikely to be rescinded until....September!

We're unlikely to be fully out of a UK lockdown by April, never mind flights open to the US.
Jan 18, 21, 11:44 pm
Replies: 1,469
Views: 224,830
Posted By chriswiles

Got to be fair, some of the decisions the US make...

Got to be fair, some of the decisions the US make is baffling. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they banned Brits, but left the door open to, say, India and Russia, when both countries were hit hard last...
Jan 7, 21, 3:07 am
Replies: 2,474
Views: 503,796
Posted By chriswiles

Anybody excited? You are aware we're in lockdown...

Anybody excited? You are aware we're in lockdown 3.0 and legally told we must not travel? Why would we get excited about a printed menu? I've not travelled to the US for over a year despite having a...
Jan 5, 21, 3:59 am
Replies: 409
Views: 56,586
Posted By chriswiles

I know a couple who just told me this morning...

I know a couple who just told me this morning they just booked a holiday to Barbados, plus secured a couple of house viewings, too, to show they are heading there to purchase a property (they clearly...
Dec 21, 20, 2:42 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,208
Posted By chriswiles

Totally perplexes me how countries such as India...

Totally perplexes me how countries such as India didn't get on this banned list and their cases were far higher than ours for many months. So much for a 'special relationship'.
Dec 21, 20, 2:40 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,208
Posted By chriswiles

I know someone who has done exactly that! Him and...

I know someone who has done exactly that! Him and his partner were in Barbados for 15 days, then flew in to Miami, no issue with them navigating US immigration whatsoever.

Let us know how you get...
Dec 21, 20, 5:22 am
Replies: 671
Views: 139,038
Posted By chriswiles

My worry is the fact we discuss this and...

My worry is the fact we discuss this and potential ways to get around these restrictions....to go on holiday. No wonder the UK is in such a mess and can't get over constant lockdowns. People just...
Dec 20, 20, 4:11 pm
Replies: 671
Views: 139,038
Posted By chriswiles

I wouldn’t be so sure: “New York’s Cuomo slams...

I wouldn’t be so sure: “New York’s Cuomo slams 'reprehensible' inaction as US 'continues to let in six flights a day from Britain”

They are already commenting on this tonight over in the US.
Dec 20, 20, 8:09 am
Replies: 671
Views: 139,038
Posted By chriswiles

I didn't have the time to ask them questions on...

I didn't have the time to ask them questions on why!

Bigger than usual police presence start of last lockdown and asking a few people, probably randomly, why they were travelling. Just asked for...
Dec 20, 20, 6:22 am
Replies: 671
Views: 139,038
Posted By chriswiles

True. I was pulled aside by the police flying to...

True. I was pulled aside by the police flying to Germany in November. Was surprised what information they wanted from me. Was allowed to continue (let's face it, they aren't going to stop people...
Dec 20, 20, 5:34 am
Replies: 671
Views: 139,038
Posted By chriswiles

Was just on the news that British transport...

Was just on the news that British transport police will start checking credentials from tomorrow to make sure people are only travelling essentially in/out of London. Could start becoming more tricky...
Nov 1, 20, 12:36 pm
Replies: 477
Views: 72,829
Posted By chriswiles

How are people still so clueless about our EU...

How are people still so clueless about our EU position?
Nov 1, 20, 5:14 am
Replies: 510
Views: 79,932
Posted By chriswiles

Agreed. And which part is 'no holidays/personal...

Agreed. And which part is 'no holidays/personal travel allowed' is confusing people here.

You can't have rules where people interpret them as not applying to them. If everyone did that - as anyone...
Nov 1, 20, 2:13 am
Replies: 477
Views: 72,829
Posted By chriswiles

The key question is though: is it worth the...

The key question is though: is it worth the hassle? For example, I do need to go on business to Lisbon, as we have an office there, but Lisbon is now going in to lockdown. It's just too hard to book...
Oct 15, 20, 3:40 am
Replies: 208
Views: 19,554
Posted By chriswiles

Frankly, I'm utterly amazed Germany and other...

Frankly, I'm utterly amazed Germany and other countries haven't put a blanket ban on Brits now we're averaging 15,000 cases/day! We talk about us adding Italy and other countries, but we're now one...
Oct 9, 20, 9:01 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,199
Posted By chriswiles

I have a BA voucher which was issued in March,...

I have a BA voucher which was issued in March, after a cancelled Club World trip to Austin. At this rate I won't even be able to use the voucher :)
Oct 8, 20, 5:05 am
Replies: 51
Views: 5,022
Posted By chriswiles

I heard a rumour yesterday that Cyprus is...

I heard a rumour yesterday that Cyprus is planning on adding the UK to their banned list again. We're now over 14,000 cases a day and 500/100,000 in Manchester. You can't plan trips in a month off...
Oct 8, 20, 5:03 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,199
Posted By chriswiles

How can anyone commit to a paid flight to the US...

How can anyone commit to a paid flight to the US on the basis it must also be completed by next March? It's only 5 months away.

With Australia planning on pushing back on travel until end of 2021,...
Sep 22, 20, 3:19 am
Replies: 2,474
Views: 503,796
Posted By chriswiles

I thought we'd already established that the...

I thought we'd already established that the current covid-focussed meal contract is signed through to March 2021? ie. it won't be changing any time soon!
Sep 15, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,142
Posted By chriswiles

I was thinking the same? Why not fly to Barbados...

I was thinking the same? Why not fly to Barbados or somewhere similar, even if it's a day or two? Book a hotel, enjoy the sun, even for a long weekend. Why on earth would anyone fly to another...
Sep 5, 20, 4:14 pm
Replies: 2,474
Views: 503,796
Posted By chriswiles

No-one knows what's coming. I read the other day...

No-one knows what's coming. I read the other day that travelling to the US is unlikely to be allowed until December, perhaps January 2021, and even then will be a limited and very controlled corridor...
Sep 5, 20, 4:06 pm
Replies: 320
Views: 60,886
Posted By chriswiles

Guys, the kids are back at school. Of course...

Guys, the kids are back at school. Of course there are no queues now.
Sep 1, 20, 8:54 am
Replies: 102
Views: 10,199
Posted By chriswiles

The problem is, you have to understand how...

The problem is, you have to understand how average joe public thinks. Eat out to help out sums up Brits. Wagamama in Bath was inundated. Walked past last Wednesday and the restaurant was full and a...
Jun 3, 20, 11:46 am
Replies: 234
Views: 34,288
Posted By chriswiles

And equally hideous when you arrive at your...

And equally hideous when you arrive at your destination. I received a covid-19 preparation document from a hotel in Ibiza and it states:

- no breakfast buffet, plus you'll need to pre-book your...
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