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Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 16, 19, 1:42 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,125
Posted By roberino

Update. So, apparently, my mum knew where I was...

Update. So, apparently, my mum knew where I was was because a travel companion was secretively phoning his parents every few days and the parent network was chattering. I’ll be honest, this is a...
Aug 10, 19, 9:00 am
Replies: 204
Views: 23,054
Posted By roberino

Gonna give me some ointment for that burn? :D

Gonna give me some ointment for that burn? :D
Aug 7, 19, 2:39 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 23,054
Posted By roberino

I was wearing smart trousers and shirt when I...

I was wearing smart trousers and shirt when I went to pick up some lunch from Tesco near a customer site. Another customer asked me where the pita bread was and I said “probably the bread aisle” in a...
Aug 4, 19, 6:52 am
Replies: 204
Views: 23,054
Posted By roberino

Boarding for an SQ flight at MAN and I wandered...

Boarding for an SQ flight at MAN and I wandered to the back of the J line wearing jeans, T-shirt and trainers. GA says “Sir, the economy line is down there and you have to join it from the back.” I...
Aug 1, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By roberino

I had pre-paid for the vehicle though. If they...

I had pre-paid for the vehicle though. If they want to give away a vehicle I’ve already paid for then I need a refund. I wasn’t even offered the difference between a M5 and B group car back. Also, I...
Aug 1, 19, 4:22 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By roberino

Car given away, billed more, incorrect late fee.

So Hertz managed to get this wrong in so many ways. I missed a connection in FRA for a flight to HAN and arrived 2 hours later than my original time. A colleague, who arrived on time told the Hertz...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 27, 19, 2:02 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,125
Posted By roberino

Not including school trips, my first holiday...

Not including school trips, my first holiday without my parents was the summer when I was 17. I told them I was going to the South West coast of England to work in a bar and restaurant. I actually...
Jul 18, 19, 10:04 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

Unless they're told not to for safety reasons... ...

Unless they're told not to for safety reasons...

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-breastfeeding-mother-flight-anger-air-steward-flying-with-children-a8932931.html
Jul 18, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By roberino

T3 at MAN is a hellhole and the Galleries lounge...

T3 at MAN is a hellhole and the Galleries lounge is not comfortable for an hour, let alone 10! A friend once had a 7 hour connection at MAN and asked me for advice. He took a cab to Styal country...
Jul 18, 19, 3:46 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

OK, so blankets all round! You'll get the same...

OK, so blankets all round! You'll get the same response.

[I'm having a good chuckle about this now, BTW]
Jul 18, 19, 3:22 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

Not quite ;) The breastfeeding mum has the right...

Not quite ;) The breastfeeding mum has the right to breastfeed publicly. She also has the right to be offended but that wasn't the right she was trying to defend.

Let's just say, for argument's...
Jul 18, 19, 3:07 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

I thought about that incident too. "Sirs, please...

I thought about that incident too. "Sirs, please take your assigned seats or you and your luggage will be offloaded."
Jul 18, 19, 3:03 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

You find me one single passage in any religious...

You find me one single passage in any religious book that says that it is sinful for a person to witness breastfeeding. People develop their own opinions on things and then tenuously hang them on...
Jul 18, 19, 2:51 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

"'I want to live in a democracy, but I never want...

"'I want to live in a democracy, but I never want to be offended again!'. Well you're an idiot!"
Jul 18, 19, 2:49 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

Australian comedian, Steve Hughes, once said: "So...

Australian comedian, Steve Hughes, once said: "So what? Be offended! Nothing happens! Be a grown up, deal with it."

https://youtu.be/ceS_jkKjIgo
Jul 18, 19, 2:41 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,555
Posted By roberino

So instead of having a bit of backbone and...

So instead of having a bit of backbone and dealing with the complainant the FA is passing it on to a breastfeeding mother? Terrible attitude.
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jul 15, 19, 1:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By roberino

The reason my previous (public) company gave for...

The reason my previous (public) company gave for banning QC, TCB and the like was that it calls into question one’s motives for choosing a specific vendor or booking. One could be said to be choosing...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 11, 19, 10:00 am
Replies: 67
Views: 7,633
Posted By roberino

That got a genuine LOL

That got a genuine LOL
Jul 11, 19, 5:28 am
Replies: 73
Views: 8,886
Posted By roberino

On a train it would be acceptable to eject...

On a train it would be acceptable to eject someone before they've completed their journey. That's frowned upon in aviation.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 11, 19, 1:44 am
Replies: 67
Views: 7,633
Posted By roberino

I regularly fly MAN-EWR in Y with UA to get in...

I regularly fly MAN-EWR in Y with UA to get in and out of the US. The seats are fine for Y and I find sharing the cabin with fewer people to be more agreeable. A modern version of the B757 would suit...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By roberino

MUC is my connection of choice. Even if the...

MUC is my connection of choice. Even if the journey takes up to one hour longer.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By roberino

I once got chastised by cabin crew for not...

I once got chastised by cabin crew for not running quickly enough in the airport to get to the plane. I was literally getting back into the plane I’d just got off.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By roberino

I am familiar! My MO is to calmly reply that I...

I am familiar! My MO is to calmly reply that I will initiate court proceedings in the morning. I strangely always seem to get offered a “goodwill payment” exactly equal to the EU261 compensation...
Forum: S.P.A.M.
Jul 9, 19, 4:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By roberino

Whose friend has made the most from Quidco/TopCashBack?

Assuming none of us are using QC/TCB for business travel without telling our employer/taxman, but that we know a friend who is... whose friend has made the most?

A friend of mine has made £13260...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By roberino

I’ve calmed down a bit now :D Everything you...

I’ve calmed down a bit now :D

Everything you say is right, of course. For a moment I liked to think I was more important than I am. I’m still wishing for a cuddle and a 21 minute delay to LH52...
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