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Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by ogden, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. ogden

    ogden Guest

    ....anything worth a looksy?

    Rhodes was alright, food was pretty disappointing and the flights were
    pure purgatory (a 4.30am cattle-class departure is something I hope I
    never have to endure again). Resort was rammed with Italians and
    Russians and very few brits, so it was MILF-central but Russians seem
    to mostly be cunts. Surprise. Still, it beats working.

    The highlight of our Greek holiday was a trip to Turkey. Go figure.
    ogden, Sep 28, 2008
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  2. You should fucking worry. I've just got home, after making my connection
    from Dalian to Beijing only to discoer that BA China had overbooked my
    flight home. No seats. Ditto the Monday flight. Ditto the Tuesday

    Managed to get onto a China Airlines plane to LHR. China Airlines is the
    worst cattle-class longhaul I have *ever* flown.

    Anyway, home now. Grumblemuffin.
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 28, 2008
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    platypus Guest

    Heh. Green ink time, then?
    platypus, Sep 28, 2008
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    muddy cat Guest

    What happened to the famous TOG upgrade for free?
    muddy cat, Sep 28, 2008
  5. ogden

    platypus Guest

    I think you need to have a seat to get an upgrade. Maybe he forgot his hat.
    platypus, Sep 28, 2008
  6. ogden

    muddy cat Guest

    Sounds like it.
    muddy cat, Sep 29, 2008
  7. ogden

    platypus Guest

    I guess the heathen Chinee simply don't "get" bareheaded eccentrics.
    platypus, Sep 29, 2008
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    muddy cat Guest

    No doubt, they don't 'get' a lot of things.
    muddy cat, Sep 29, 2008
  9. Heh. Oddly, I was offered a cut-price one on BA but that was before they
    realised the plane was full....
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 29, 2008
  10. Dunno. I've been away for a week or so.
    Just done one of those (although it actually took off at 8:30am - but I
    had to get the bus in Dubai at 4:30am to be at Abu Dhabi for 8:30).

    Enlivened by the fact that one of the passengers in the front seats of
    the bus kicked the bucket before the bus moved off. So we had to wait
    for an ambulance while they tried to work out why this old bloke was no
    longer moving. Ambulance arrived, CPR and defibrillator doses later and
    he still wasn't moving or breathing.

    And then the 8 hour plane ride with the toddler from hell in the seats
    near me. Oh for an eject button. Or a soundproof bag.

    Phil Launchbury, Sep 29, 2008
  11. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, The Older
    The words you are looking for here are "Denied Boarding Compensation".
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Sep 29, 2008
  12. <Checks natty little BA cashpoint card>

    No, not really.
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 29, 2008
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    CT Guest

    AOL. Well, 10 days anyway.

    Majorca was lovely (apart from some heavy rain at the start). Food was
    great, villa was lovely and once you got the hang of filtering out the
    Germans, the town was nice too.
    We had a 10.30pm flight from Palma on Tuesday. The plane was around
    60% occupied by "The Magaluf Mash Up Crowd", every single one of which
    had a some kind of cough[1]. Thank Christ the flight was only two

    [1] Bloke on phone to mate in passport control: "Yeah, we've all got it
    but we're taking anti-biotics so we'll be OK". Fingers crossed it
    wasn't contagious.
    CT, Oct 2, 2008
  14. ogden

    ogden Guest

    Germans are easy to ignore. Russians are just a pain in the arse.

    Sitting in the departures lounge at Rhodes Paradisi airport on the way
    back, looking around me, I was reminded of why we were happy to pay the
    extra for a 5* resort.
    ogden, Oct 2, 2008
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