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I would be most grateful if the moderators could find their way to keeping such threads as this on track. It is about business travel, including flying. The madness (indeed a virus) of the mindless, the self-indulgent and the daft in an activity known as ‘cruising’ is totally irrelevant. Such a scourge should not be allowed to pollute the very decent and helpful forum which is Business Traveller.
Paul, as with capetonium and FaroFlyer, I too did not report your contribution as “inappropriate” but certainly it was – coming 9 days after the last entry, anyway.
Until recently I was a regular business traveller, also, and I do enjoy cruises – although they will be on the back-burner for the time being.
I am not “mindless” or “daft”.
But the online definition of “self-indulgent” is characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness. After a lifetime of working hard and saving money for retirement, I am most definitely guilty of self-indulgency – and proud of it. And, why not?18 Jun 2020
the daft in an activity known as ‘cruising’ is totally irrelevant.
One of the professions I have been associated has for the past several years arranges conferences/meetings on board cruise liners. Generally a 7 day cruise once or twice a year. The working day was a standard working day, with the evenings at leisure. Cruises were selected based on minimal number, if any, port stops, so complete work days could be maximised.
The big advantage to all those that attended was no one could use the excuse they were unavailable due to overseas travel.. Always get a lot done in those 7 days…
Like flying, cruising can be used for both business and pleasure ….
Sadly, this event has now been suspended to at least 2022 🙁18 Jun 2020
I find this forum invariably welcoming to new posters however your aggressively rude tabloid style would perhaps be better suited to and welcomed by the broader audience of a more public forum. Perhaps something like Skytrax where the broader church of the aggressively ill informed are prone to vent their spleen.19 Jun 2020
A useful summary of some of the current research on this from Bloomberg
(Although as a warning, you might not want to be eating anything by the time you get halfway through the article and it talks of the risks from aircraft bathrooms.)19 Jun 2020
The madness (indeed a virus) of the mindless, the self-indulgent and the daft in an activity known as ‘cruising’ is totally irrelevant. Such a scourge should not be allowed to pollute the very decent and helpful forum which is Business Traveller.
Business travellers may also be cruise passengers, even if you think cruising is a ‘scourge’ for the ‘mindless, self-indulgent, and daft’ and one which ‘pollutes’ the forum.
I happen to enjoy cruising very much,I am sure others here feel the same.
It was not I who reported your posting as ‘inappropriate’ as I prefer to respond openly when I feel someone has stepped over a line, as you have done by insulting myself and many others. In this rare instance, I agree with whoever reported your posting as inappropriate.
capetonianm I think you will find our friend was not talking about “cruising” in the sense of boats, I think he was trying to say that the subject matter had been hijacked by trolls…. Either that or there are a lot of us rushing around “cruising the internet” which has a totally different meaning …..
Either way I agree the tone was not called for and there were many great points raised in my temporary absence from the forum!19 Jun 2020
To be honest I’m not aware anyone is forced to participate in or read threads on here. Perhaps this is an opportunity for us to regroup, come together and help our new friend prosborn to return his/her toys to the pram.19 Jun 2020
This is rather worrying if the events were as described. In particular, the crowded airport bus on arrival in Málaga. This is very frequent in Spain and I have at least once refused to board grossly overcrowded buses and got them to send another, and that was many years BC (Before Covid).25 Jun 2020
In reality it will be impossible to enforce social distancing this way. Queues when boarding, use of middle seat, bus transfers to/from the plane.
The realities of maintaining security with people milling around the tarmac trying to stay a meter apart just don’t work.25 Jun 2020