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Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 10:23
Panicking brits

HELP!!! We're stuck in france til tuesday!!

HELP!! I'm stranded in Rome. I wanna come home!!

Give it a rest you bleating idiots. Youa re off work and not in Britain. Enjoy it you fools!!

speckyget Posted on 19/04/2010 10:24
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Blimey. That was nearly an old timey traditional Bandy-style rant.

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 10:25
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if they really wanted to get back they could. someone at work got back yesterday from switzerland. you know why, because they had to get back.

chorleyphil Posted on 19/04/2010 10:28
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The good old EU is coming into its own regarding this problem......NOT.

maxi_levey Posted on 19/04/2010 10:31
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Easily said sat at home...[:o)]

Genghis_Khan Posted on 19/04/2010 10:32
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It's really not that simple... I could be stuck in Thailand which okay isn't the end of the world but a lot of people out here are spent up... what will they do? they'll have no money for a hotel.... lunch... water. Insurance companies won't help them.

rutters Posted on 19/04/2010 10:33
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How can I get back from Lanzarote? No ferries to Morroco or anywhere in Africa. Only to another Canary Island.

rivals_oldschool Posted on 19/04/2010 10:37
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Bandys full of sh*t. Incase anyone forgot.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 10:39
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I can almost guarantee that this thread will hit a ton and I probably wont even have to contribute

LeitrimBoro Posted on 19/04/2010 10:40
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Ferry from Lanzarote to Cadiz in Spain. Once a week I think. I will try and find a link for you

LeitrimBoro Posted on 19/04/2010 10:42
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Info here..



Link: http://www.canaryinfo.com/13/en/4/Ferries_mainland

Vena Posted on 19/04/2010 10:50
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Its ok, dont panic everyone will be home soon as i have heard apple will release an ap for that!

Your XXXXXXed without an ipod tho.

rutters Posted on 19/04/2010 10:50
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thanks[^]

Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 10:50
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My brother Towz and 5 of my mates are stuck in Thailand.

If they've got any money left they'll probably be more than happy to be staying.

Be a bit shyte if you're skint though and just want to get home.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 10:52
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tell them to have a few days off the booze then and leave the ladyboys alone

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 10:53
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apparently all those daily mail readers stuck in spain are complaining cos they can't get back to uk. But why are they complaing when they tell us the uk is shyte and they cant wait to get away!

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 10:54
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Exactly sas!!

Use your brains panicking brits. if you NEED to be home then you will find ways and means.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 19/04/2010 10:54
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If you are running out of cash surely someone back home could transfer cash to you.

Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 10:54
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I think they've probably went too far down the line with the ladyboys by now, I'd imagine they might be quite moreish.


gravyboat Posted on 19/04/2010 10:56
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I'm supposed to be on holiday this week, but the lass who errr...'covers' my job when I'm not here is stuck in Florida. COuld be worse you might think, but then she is with her 4 year old boy, her 13 year old niece, the father of her child who she split up with the week before they went, and his mum and dad. [:D]

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 10:56
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"If you are running out of cash surely someone back home could transfer cash to you"

NAIL ON HEAD

Some of these pricks on tele are acting like tom XXXXXX hanks in castaway!!

Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 10:57
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I've already sent him some more money to blow on ladyboys and Yabba.


LeitrimBoro Posted on 19/04/2010 11:00
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"blow on ladyboys"
Oh deary deary me.

Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 11:01
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[:D]


chorleyphil Posted on 19/04/2010 11:03
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Its looking like the EU compensation ruling could push airlines into liquidation.

Dont bank on insurance cover.

However, do relax and take it easy. After all , theres nowt you can do about it.

japsterboro Posted on 19/04/2010 11:12
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Your money will be well spent Towell ... Towz will be knacker-deep at this very moment, FACT.[^][:D]


Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 11:15
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England expects...

speckyget Posted on 19/04/2010 11:15
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All these war stories about getting cabs from Rome and Barcelona to Calais - could have sworn Europe had a rail network.

boksic Posted on 19/04/2010 11:16
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News just in - cash points have been discovered in countries outside the UK. More details to follow when we have them...

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 11:17
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Spot on Boksic

A degree coming your way in observational skills

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 11:19
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it is all a front. people will be saying to friends and work colleagues back home how hard it is and desperate to get back. then when they got off the phone they hit the beach/pub and say lets hope it lasts another month.

willbe interesting to see how their work treat it. wil they have to use up holidays or treat it as unpaid leave?

DybuksChampion Posted on 19/04/2010 11:27
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Was talking to a mates wife yesterday. He's stuck in America having been forced to go on a business trip that he didn;t want to go on. She due to give bith in 2 weeks. But it could obviously happen at any time. No family around and they're getting pretty worried.

Still, I suppose you're right and they're making a mountain out of a molehill

fatharrywhite Posted on 19/04/2010 11:28
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"News just in - cash points have been discovered in countries outside the UK. More details to follow when we have them..."

nice to see that everyone on here is minted and has plenty of free cash to get their hands on at anytime.

If i was away now i'd be XXXXXXed as i have about £100 left in my account with pay day a week away

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 19/04/2010 11:29
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I'd have been knackered as well. There's no way I'd get a ferry anywhere either. I get sea-sick.

littlejimmy Posted on 19/04/2010 11:29
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There is indeed a rail network, but it is chock-a-block. I've been looking at getting back to Tripoli via a long train ride to Rome or Madrid. The raileurope website isn't working and their phone lines are jammed.

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 11:29
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Dbyuks - grow a pair FFS!

In the good old days the dads werent even there for the birth - they just paced up and down outside the hospital smoking [^]

boksic Posted on 19/04/2010 11:30
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Further breaking news - an extensive network of mechanised mass transport, similar to "trains" operated within the UK has been discovered across europe. Early indications are that the system connects most large and small towns and cities. There are unconfirmed reports of a "tunnel" using a high speed part of this network connecting Paris and Brussels to London.

Rumours that the Swiss and German versions run with high punctuality should be treated with some scepticism however.

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 11:31
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whats wrong with hirecars,coaches, minibus, hitch hiking..etc you should be able to claim it back if you have travel insurance

Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 11:32
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People like bandy would be the first to be kicking up a stink if they were stuck away.


japsterboro Posted on 19/04/2010 11:32
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DybuksChampion - What was her husband/family going to do, deliver the baby? I'd rather trust a hospital to do it ...

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 11:33
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How much extra money do you REALLY need anyway? A few quid for supermarket grub and then sit in the sunshine all day.

All you need then is bottles of water and a few packets of fags [^]

ste_north_stand Posted on 19/04/2010 11:33
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I'd be well chuffed if i was stuck somewhere getting time off and enjoying some sun....the old credit card would take a pounding like but worry about that later!

DybuksChampion Posted on 19/04/2010 11:34
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Falr - yeah fair point. Though it's easy enough for you boys who live five minutes from your mam who can come round and help out whenver you like.

Move to the other end of the country and you're buggered

DybuksChampion Posted on 19/04/2010 11:35
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Japster - take her there when her waters break. You have kids? What did your missus do - get the bus?

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 11:35
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I live 285 miles from my mam - how will I EVER get home?

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 11:35
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how come a company make a woman due in 3-4 weeks go on a business trip to america?hang on read iot wrong he is in america. so no panic!

you dont have to spend loads of money each day if you are stuck. use supermarkets. find some local people who will cook you a meal.

Vosene Posted on 19/04/2010 11:35
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those 2 pricks bleeting on yesterday stuck in nice with only 60 euros left,

why the fukk go to the s o f if your that skint you dopey pair of prikks

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 19/04/2010 11:37
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"how come a company make a woman due in 3-4 weeks go on a business trip to america?"

* Sas in not reading the post properly, but replying anyway shocker *

DybuksChampion Posted on 19/04/2010 11:38
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Sas - he's stuck in America not her.

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 11:38
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its ok, ive already edited it. so whats the panic really?

jonny_greenings_sock Posted on 19/04/2010 11:39
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I'd like to be a fly on the wall at the government "crisis meeting" today where Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson try to figure out how to fly... without using the air.

japsterboro Posted on 19/04/2010 11:40
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DybuksChampion - Sorry I do not believe that she has no friends/family/neighbours who can help when needed, even if she is miles away. She's not on the moon FFS.

No, I'm not stupid enough to create the life-sucking buggers.[^]

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 11:46
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All joking aside it can be terrible.

Some friends of ours are stuck in the South of France and have run out of Brie and watercolours [V]

littlejimmy Posted on 19/04/2010 11:46
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For all those clever XXXXXXs mentioning the railways, please check the prices of the Eurostar for trips between Paris and London over the next week. If you're loaded you're fine.

Bernie_was_right Posted on 19/04/2010 11:46
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Bandy

So you`re advice to parents who are spending their fifth day in an airport, with a couple of young children, with no help from the airline, and who perhaps can`t afford £200 a night that the hotels are charging, is to relax and enjoy it?

You obviously have very little travel experience.

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 11:47
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but you are loaded[^]

surely an expensive train ticket is still better than losing 4-5 days pay?

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 11:48
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newsreader this morning........"it's like a scene from dunkirk"

No it isnt you idiot. It's a few ferries ffs!

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 11:48
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Bernie_was_right, isnt this the sort of thing travel insurance is there for. so they will get the money back

japsterboro Posted on 19/04/2010 11:49
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Flar - [:D][:D]

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 11:52
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Bernie - not EVERY hotel is £200 a night and most hotels will bend over backwards if children are involved. if not hotels, then guest houses. Calm down. I have had plenty of travel experience and have 2 young kids of my own but it's out of the airline's hands I'm afraid so people will have to make do until it is safe to fly. XXXXXX happens but nobody has died

Bernie_was_right Posted on 19/04/2010 11:53
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Some very naive people on here. Two lads from work who were on the continent managed to make it to Brussels on Saturday to try & get home. Went to the Eurostar terminal and were told the first available seats were on Wednesday.

Ended up driving to calais in a hire car, and coming over as foot passengers. They then had to stay in London Sat night as all hire cars, trains & National Expresses busses going North were Full.


What shame they didn`t take the advice of those safely sat at home, and just relax and enjoy it........[rle]

BoroJonty Posted on 19/04/2010 11:55
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"Some very naive people on here. Two lads from work who were on the continent managed to make it to Brussels on Saturday to try & get home. Went to the Eurostar terminal and were told the first available seats were on Wednesday.

Ended up driving to calais in a hire car, and coming over as foot passengers. They then had to stay in London Sat night as all hire cars, trains & National Expresses busses going North were Full."

So FCKING what Bernie? They got home, no problem [^]

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 11:58
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I bet they stopped off every hour for a pint aswell

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 11:59
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Id love that - proper adventure!

littlejimmy Posted on 19/04/2010 12:01
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It will take me 2 days to get there and cost 3 days' pay...might as well wait for the flights to resume.

And besides, all the websites and phone lines are jammed.

Bernie_was_right Posted on 19/04/2010 12:01
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"Bernie_was_right, isnt this the sort of thing travel insurance is there for. so they will get the money back"

Have you not had the telly on the past few days? Insurance aren`t paying out as it`s classed as an act of god.

Bernie_was_right Posted on 19/04/2010 12:03
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"So FCKING what Bernie? They got home, no problem "

Yeah you`re right. No loss to the economy at all is it.

Soem people just don`t understand how the world works.

Bernie_was_right Posted on 19/04/2010 12:06
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"Bernie - not EVERY hotel is £200 a night and most hotels will bend over backwards if children are involved. if not hotels, then guest houses. Calm down."

You`re talking rubbish. How is a family in a foreign airport, with no car, supposed to go around loooking for a cheap Guesthouse? Plus there are thousands trapped at airports - you can`t find accomodation within 50 miles of most airports, according to the BBC reports. Plus those that do have spaces have whacked their prices up.

Just can`t believe people are taking a "So what attitude".

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 12:07
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""So FCKING what Bernie? They got home, no problem "

Yeah you`re right. No loss to the economy at all is it.

Soem people just don`t understand how the world works."


LMFAO!!!!

Volcanoes - You couldnt make it up [V]

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 12:08
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so, are people meant to just stomp about in the airport crying their eyes out then?

In a world of mobile phones, cashpoints and taxis, a hotel is never that far away.

Do you still use 10p for the phone?

chorleyphil Posted on 19/04/2010 12:09
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Being stuck in Brussels would be pure Hell like[|)]

Not_Smog Posted on 19/04/2010 12:09
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If you'd have run out of money 3 days after being due to return then you really shouldn't have been going on holiday in the first place you skint idiots.


FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 12:11
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If people are that desperate why not deliberately hurt yourself or catch a disease.

A week in hosital so you get a free bed AND free food!

PLUS you can claim it back on medical insurance [^]

Some people just have no initiative [V]

Critical_Bill Posted on 19/04/2010 12:18
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One of my mates is stuck in Egypt, and he's a teacher

rivals_oldschool Posted on 19/04/2010 12:19
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Just wondering Bandy, when was it you were last abroad when European airspace was shut?


Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 12:22
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delayed 15 hrs in Vegas a month after 9/11. No big deal really. Just played the slots in the airport and milled about a bit.

one_man_clique Posted on 19/04/2010 12:24
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My cousin and auntie are stuck in Gambia.

My brother was in Milan and drove home.

FlarPhone_Warehouse Posted on 19/04/2010 12:25
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That pi ssed on your parade Rivals [:D]

chorleyphil Posted on 19/04/2010 12:28
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Dont know whats more terrible Bill.
Being stuck in t'Egypt or being a teacher?

littlejimmy Posted on 19/04/2010 12:29
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Well to be fair it's been 5 days now and it's European airspace rather than just US.

rivals_oldschool Posted on 19/04/2010 12:30
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15 hours a month after 9/11. WOW.

So basically your spraying out more sh*t than that volcano.

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 19/04/2010 12:30
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They should get the hovercrafts back on.

I know a few lads stuck in the Dam, Dubai and Ubu Dhabi, they aren't that arsed.

Evil Posted on 19/04/2010 12:31
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"One of my mates is stuck in Egypt, and he's a teacher"

The world is going to end then Bill

Critical_Bill Posted on 19/04/2010 12:35
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What do you mean?

He was due at work today. They can't just throw in random sickies like everyone else

bighorace Posted on 19/04/2010 12:37
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Bit of a difference between 15 hrs and 4 days, no ? also Bandy, were you with the 2 kids when you "XXXXXXed about on the slots for a bit"

mattyk50 Posted on 19/04/2010 12:38
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this threads funny...

bandy releasing some fresh bait every half hour and getting another dozen bites [:D]

rivals_oldschool Posted on 19/04/2010 12:40
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To be fair to Bandy, he's probably been smacked in the head by a 747 he brought down with his last eruption of wisdom.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 12:40
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bighorace - if you are going to quote me at least quote me correctly. [^][:D]

I answered a basic question. I didnt ask for tantrums. Like i said - no big deal - 15 hrs - 4 days - so what. You deal with it.

darlonorth Posted on 19/04/2010 12:42
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My mate Anal Wayne is stuck in Barcelona. The poor barstad is having to spend this traumatic time drinking cold beers in the sunshine in beautiful city squares. I just hope he can cope.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 12:43
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good luck to him - at least he has managed his money and got an extended holiday!

oooooo Posted on 19/04/2010 12:47
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On the plus side, Chris Moyles was unable to make his radio show due to this.

BoroGrecian Posted on 19/04/2010 12:54
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All this bull about having the Royal Navy re pat people from Spain and France is also quite frankly XXXXXXing me off. It's not like the Navy haven't got enough work at the moment with dealing with actual defence issues to be acting as a bloody glorified ferry service.


Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 12:57
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What are Ocean and Ark Royal doing at the moment exactly?

I didn't realise they were protectiing us against invasion.


Manfriday Posted on 19/04/2010 13:14
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Last i heard, they were supposed to be on route to the falklands to protect it from pesky argentine oil thieves

BoroGrecian Posted on 19/04/2010 13:21
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At the moment the Ark is in Scotland getting ready for redeployment out to the middle east from what I am aware, and Ocean is on training manovers the last I heard.

What XXXXXXes me off is what the hell are the commercial seafaring companies doing at the moment. I have been in Weymouth this weekend and the condor ferries ships have been sat there all weekend.

The boyfriend is as we speak at Devonport making ready one of the ships for a bloody cruise to France. He isn't a happy puppy at the moment.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 13:22
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Peter Devonport

bear66 Posted on 19/04/2010 13:25
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A lot of families will be panicking - an average family who has gone on 'a holiday of a lifetine' this Easter, a bit further afield than Europe, will be paying £10k + to get back. So the airlines are crying wolf - they'll be making almost £1m per plane journey when they start flying again and their 'losses' will be totally compensated for. 10,000s of people will be hugely penalised . . . .

Critical_Bill Posted on 19/04/2010 13:26
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You mean he's not happy because they are actually having to do some work, rather than polish their guns and play football on the deck.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 13:27
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your average family wont be going on a hoiliday of a lifetime. The furthest they go will be spain. The florida disneylanders will have enough brass to keep em going

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 13:28
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[^][:D] Bill

Oh, by the way, that's the ton.

bear66 Posted on 19/04/2010 13:31
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"The florida disneylanders will have enough brass to keep em going"

£10k after a holiday of a lifetime? I don't think so. I know one such family . . .

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 13:32
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Uncle VISA[^]

mattyk50 Posted on 19/04/2010 13:34
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the parents are stuck in south africa at the moment...

not sure theyre too distraught about having to spend another few days on the beach at cape town [^]

BoroGrecian Posted on 19/04/2010 13:36
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No he isn't happy because he's been taken off his tasking to make ready two ships for deployment to the South Atlantic and the Middle East in order to go on this jaunt to pick up a few whinging Brits in Spain.

Towell Posted on 19/04/2010 13:39
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Boohoo.

The Navy will have to do as it's told.


littlejimmy Posted on 19/04/2010 13:41
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You disappoint me, Bill. I was expecting a crack about sodomy and drinking rum rather than gun polishing and football.

Critical_Bill Posted on 19/04/2010 13:41
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Orders are orders.

Do you think those sailors who were given the order to sink the retreating Argie boat really wanted to do so?

BoroGrecian Posted on 19/04/2010 13:46
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Orders may indeed be orders, by my question lies in what are the Merchant fleet (who are also at the disposal of the Government) doing at this time?

The service is over extended as it is with commitments off Africa, the South Atlantic, Middle East, Fisharies patrols, anti drugs patrols etc and yet they are being sent off on this diversion all in the name of what I suspect is simple electioneering.

Vasily_Rats Posted on 19/04/2010 13:47
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Quality thread this!

For some reason "Peter Devonport" made me giggle.

Anyone stuck in an airport or train station, just try to find John Candy and tag along with him.


Critical_Bill Posted on 19/04/2010 13:48
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Maybe the merchant ships are full of oil, and aren't really built to carry bermuda short-wearing, flip-flopped Brits

rutters Posted on 19/04/2010 13:48
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I'm in Lanzarote just waiting for Jet2 to start flying again. Hotel let us stay on for 24euros a night. Plenty of cashpoints, Pharmacies etc

Work realise there'e nothing I can do.

Downside is that it's a bit cloudy today[V]

boksic Posted on 19/04/2010 13:51
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Bless you rutters, another san miguel should take away the pain.

Don't forget to keep a diary so you can sell your story to one of those gossip magazines when you get home.

rutters Posted on 19/04/2010 14:02
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SAN MIGUEL!!

It's Cruzcampo for me..1.5 euro a pint

chorleyphil Posted on 19/04/2010 14:09
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'Work realise these'e nothing I can do'


Better get you home quick Rutters, your developing a Spanish twang! [:O]

rivals_oldschool Posted on 19/04/2010 14:14
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I think Greacians more worried about those finely tanned council estate girls frolicking around her sailor man.

nextdoorbut1 Posted on 19/04/2010 14:17
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Now rutters. Newbe here. Tis a bit cloudy today, but still warm. What resort you inż

NedKat Posted on 19/04/2010 14:25
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17 post from Bandy ...

I got stuck in Malaga when that plane crashed on the motorway, and they grounded the whole fleet. Four days of all paid for drinks, food, and sun !!

I also got stuck in the UK when 9/11 happened. An extra 9 days with my folks in Hinderwell ...

It's great being stuck in places !

BobbyG Posted on 19/04/2010 14:25
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If there's nothing you can do about it, whinging is a fooooking waste of time.

My life philosophy [^]

rutters Posted on 19/04/2010 14:39
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@nextdoorbut1

I'm in Costa Teguise

You?

BigCasino Posted on 19/04/2010 15:31
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Stuck in Stockholm. £7 a pint you'd f*****g panic.

Out tonight to Bergen and with luck Aberdeen in the morning.

Bandy Posted on 19/04/2010 15:33
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"Stuck in Stockholm. £7 a pint you'd f*****g panic"

You have a choice in life not to drink alcohol.

BigCasino Posted on 19/04/2010 15:44
Panicking brits

Now you tell me!

I suppose if I can kick the Labor Party into touch after all this time than I could try the same with the drink.

nextdoorbut1 Posted on 19/04/2010 15:45
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rutters.

Sorry for the delay.. Cash ran out at the cafe[V]

In Playa Blanca down near the Marina.

1.30 for bottle of san mig[xx(]

You flight only or hotel and flight through jet2?

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 15:49
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"You have a choice in life not to drink alcohol."

lol! thats what I thought too. unless he's an alcoholic

Piggy Posted on 19/04/2010 15:50
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I'm no military expert, but do the Navy actually do very much at all apart from cruise around the world? The Army seem rediculously overstretched and have lost a lot of men in the various conflicts, Air Force seem to do a bit too.

All I can remember the Navy doing since the Falklands is that time when they got a bit tearful because the Iranians took their ipods off them.

I'd have thought a trip to France would have been the biggest operation for most of them in the last 30 years.

SanFranJuninho Posted on 19/04/2010 16:12
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Will the dust cloud be clear by April 30th? im coming home for my cousins wedding...[rle]

robbso Posted on 19/04/2010 16:12
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They get very drunk or very fit.

NedKat Posted on 19/04/2010 17:12
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Thanks Piggy !!

[:I]

zzzzz Posted on 19/04/2010 17:21
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Was due home Friday from Milan. Next flight booked for Weds via Schipol. If that doesn't work the options are....

Buy a banger and drive it home via the nearest next available ferry, taxi, or overnight train to Paris then the Eurostar to London.

Where there's a will.......

That said I know of a couple of Surgeons who are stranded... it means ops have to be cancelled for people with life threatening conditions. Not funny.

sasboro1 Posted on 19/04/2010 17:29
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surely there are ways of getting back from milan in less than 5 days?

as for the surgeons, i imagine if the opereation are really important they can afford to make their way to a port/eurostar on the channel and find enough money to pay to get across

mattyk50 Posted on 19/04/2010 18:24
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parents in south africa have just been told the earliest flight they can get on is april 29th! [xx(]

NedKat Posted on 19/04/2010 18:32
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Train from Milan to a port in northern France ... ?

scuzzmonster Posted on 19/04/2010 18:43
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A holiday isn't a proper holiday unless it's been buggered up anyhow. It's the disasters you remember. Same as getting ripped-off. You demand it upon leaving these shores.

BoroGrecian Posted on 19/04/2010 19:04
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rivals_oldschool: and I know what he's like, perfers the working class type girl [;)]

Piggy: The RN are just as overstretched as the Army and the RAF at the moment, it's by no means an easy job.

Happy Posted on 19/04/2010 19:08
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What got me was the ugly Milf with tattoos crying on telly cos she wouldnt get to see her 5 year old for another few days.
if you were that bothered you fat ugly cow you shouldnt have gone off on holiday without the little brat[:(]

NorfolkNchance Posted on 19/04/2010 19:48
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Just how do you get an ''Ugly Milf''?

robbso Posted on 19/04/2010 19:52
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[:D]Ugly milf.It must be the tats that attract you.

Piggy Posted on 19/04/2010 23:49
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Perhaps they are BG, but it just seems to me that none of our recent conflicts have been Naval ones. I'm sure that they are very professional and are in a constant state of readiness in case an amarda does appear off the Isle of Wight but in terms of actually fighting anyone they dont seem to have a lot on at the moment.

If either of my kids were to express an interest in joining the forces, I'd hope its the Navy so that if I got a knock on the door one night its more likely to be to tell me that they've been arrested for strangling a parrot than having their legs blown off in Afghanistan.

I dont think they can moan too much about having to pop down to Calais and pick a few holidaymakers up.

BoroGrecian Posted on 19/04/2010 23:58
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Piggy: you do realise the Navy are active in Afgan at the moment in the form of the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Marines, it isn't just your every day shipping that's a part of the RN. There are also fisheries and boarder patrols, anti drug and anti piracy patrols not forgetting the sub service and their role.

The RN role is an understated one but a very important one. Just because they arn't in the public eye 24/7 unlike the Army doesn't mean they arn't just as active.

Piggy Posted on 20/04/2010 00:04
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I'm sure that the Navy's army and air force sections will be busy at the moment and doing a very valid job. But the ones who do the sailing around on ships can surely spare a week from protecting a cod stocks to nip across the channel.

Daz_Ulster Posted on 20/04/2010 00:27
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Ugly MILF...

So why do you want to f**k her if shes ugly? :D

Bernie_was_right Posted on 20/04/2010 12:36
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I suppose these people should just chill out, relax and enjoy it too Bandy?


Link: Gazette

Bandy Posted on 20/04/2010 12:38
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Medical Insurance

mattyk50 Posted on 20/04/2010 12:39
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hope they remembered their E111