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Forum: Budget Travel
Apr 4, 13, 3:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,824
Posted By pacer142

Indeed. I'd have expected you would have been...

Indeed. I'd have expected you would have been stranded and have needed to pay for a new Eurostar ticket as well as a hotel.

1. Always always take out travel insurance for this kind of case.

2....
Forum: Europe
Apr 4, 13, 3:18 am
Replies: 14
Views: 9,015
Posted By pacer142

It isn't a massive sum of money, so I wouldn't...

It isn't a massive sum of money, so I wouldn't allow it to put you off.

Neil
Mar 25, 13, 6:46 am
Replies: 49
Views: 7,641
Posted By pacer142

UK domestics diverted to AMS? How's that going...

UK domestics diverted to AMS? How's that going to work when many on board won't be carrying adequate ID to enter?

Neil
Mar 25, 13, 6:44 am
Replies: 49
Views: 7,641
Posted By pacer142

STN is really not bad for the City, as the...

STN is really not bad for the City, as the Stansted Express goes to Liverpool St. That's perhaps one reason it's being looked into as an alternative to Heathrow expansion.

For Swiss read...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 16, 13, 4:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By pacer142

Or just move to a more strategic customs...

Or just move to a more strategic customs approach, stop chasing people who have brought in one too many bottles of plonk and go after the big guys and obvious origins for drugs etc e.g. flights from...
Mar 14, 13, 4:34 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,856
Posted By pacer142

Once you're out of view of Lake Geneva,...

Once you're out of view of Lake Geneva, Lausanne-Zuerich is about as boring as anything, and the horrid double-deck stock with the tiny windows means the view is rubbish anyway.

Neil
Mar 14, 13, 4:28 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,893
Posted By pacer142

The orange one is rather better (if a little...

The orange one is rather better (if a little pricier) than the blue one. :)



The fare system is reputed for being complicated, to some extent it is, but generally speaking they aren't the...
Mar 14, 13, 4:25 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,893
Posted By pacer142

Not sure that'll matter quite as much to a...

Not sure that'll matter quite as much to a student, who can often re-jig work for that to be not a problem.



Better than the US for that purpose. Count your blessings.

Stansted is a pain...
Mar 14, 13, 4:21 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,893
Posted By pacer142

You mean a 16-25 Railcard? These can be used to...

You mean a 16-25 Railcard? These can be used to purchase any rail ticket other than season tickets and with a minimum fare at peak times, including flexible ones, with a 34% discount.

Advance...
Forum: Europe
Mar 14, 13, 3:54 am
Replies: 14
Views: 9,015
Posted By pacer142

The advantage of the Goldenpass train is that it...

The advantage of the Goldenpass train is that it is a normal train on which normal tickets are valid, and therefore (a) it is not outrageously expensive and (b) reservations are not mandatory.
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Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 14, 13, 3:51 am
Replies: 1,299
Views: 333,690
Posted By pacer142

Entertainingly, those appear in our booking...

Entertainingly, those appear in our booking system, though admittedly not because of any suggestion we should choose them, but simply because of them being present in the databases of the aggregators...
Feb 6, 13, 12:51 am
Replies: 35
Views: 28,174
Posted By pacer142

I wonder if it's a case of "old habits die hard"...

I wonder if it's a case of "old habits die hard" - sleeping car attendants who have been in the job a long time just do what they always did without thinking about it.

Neil
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 5, 13, 3:39 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,062
Posted By pacer142

If those are within work time, I don't really...

If those are within work time, I don't really have any right to object.

If they were to result in e.g. time taken off my weekend, I'd enter into negotiations with my manager about the situation...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 5, 13, 3:29 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By pacer142

I think you've picked up on what I meant. I...

I think you've picked up on what I meant. I always say "yes", and I always sit there if I have any choice in the matter (mainly for the extra legroom). But I suspect the people on this thread who...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 5, 13, 1:53 am
Replies: 1,299
Views: 333,690
Posted By pacer142

Given that the person paying normally decides...

Given that the person paying normally decides what to tip, it's not *unreasonable* that as the company is paying that it decides.

Neil
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 5, 13, 1:48 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By pacer142

That's the problem with not quoting, I suppose. ...

That's the problem with not quoting, I suppose.



How would I have any way of knowing for certain without trying? If that's so much of an issue, each airport should have one of each type and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 4, 13, 12:04 pm
Replies: 1,299
Views: 333,690
Posted By pacer142

Most people wouldn't do a service wash when at...

Most people wouldn't do a service wash when at home either, and hotel rooms tend not to be fitted with washing machines.

I'd say if a trip runs across a weekend, laundry claims are entirely...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 4, 13, 10:27 am
Replies: 1,299
Views: 333,690
Posted By pacer142

Quite. Do they also make you buy your own food,...

Quite. Do they also make you buy your own food, as you would pay that yourself if you weren't travelling?

Neil
Feb 4, 13, 10:26 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,173
Posted By pacer142

With more and more of this stuff, I think there...

With more and more of this stuff, I think there needs to be a technology solution (i.e. better scanners).

Probably have to worry less about them being too powerful these days, as few people will...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 4, 13, 10:19 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By pacer142

What we also don't know is if the wind blowing...

What we also don't know is if the wind blowing into a moving aircraft would have caused a flashover if the doors were opened, but not if they waited until it stopped.

It is very hard to make these...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 4, 13, 10:18 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By pacer142

Why's that? I'm an able bodied (and quite...

Why's that? I'm an able bodied (and quite strong, as I'm a rock climber) adult male in my mid 30s. Won't be an issue opening the door unless I'm dead or seriously injured, in which case feel free...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 30, 13, 1:19 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By pacer142

It'd probably cause issues for those with fear of...

It'd probably cause issues for those with fear of flying.

I wouldn't mind a go (I was interested in that BA forum practice day a while ago, I just couldn't do the date) but I'm certain that if I...
Forum: Europe
Jan 29, 13, 10:15 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,393
Posted By pacer142

That is, wherever I happen to be, a guarantee...

That is, wherever I happen to be, a guarantee that I will not leave a tip.

In fact, last time it did happen to me I not only did not leave a tip, but wrote to the management of the restaurant to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 29, 13, 3:52 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By pacer142

"It took 23 minutes from the engine shutdown...

"It took 23 minutes from the engine shutdown until the fuselage was accessed. Saudi reports stated that the crew could not get the plug-type doors to open in time.[7] This later proved false as all...
Jan 29, 13, 3:47 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,856
Posted By pacer142

If you have time to do the latter, *definitely*...

If you have time to do the latter, *definitely* do. The inland route listed first is OK enough, but not particularly spectacular.

If you do do the former, change at Spiez and take the slow train...
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