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  • PeterCoultas
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    SteveScoots – my worst ever toilets have been in India – cannot even forget an experience on the station in Jodpur…. it returns when I think of having another visit there…

    in reply to: Traveling and toilets

    PeterCoultas
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    My ? about Bouraq was because it was (so far) my scariest experience. I had enjoyed as a student earlier good deals with Garuda and less happy but short lived experiences with Air France (LHR landing) & Austrian (Katmandu – cow on runway) when landing turned into full power take off.
    Bouraq was my best – or worst! Sitting opposite a very scared stewardess on a flight from Palu to Manado in a cabin filled with condensation, we circled again and again through thick cloud past a landmark building (for the pilot) to eventually luckily put down safely… The stewardess told me that he had had no choice but to land then as we were almost out of fuel and a visual landing in Manado was all there was…. Isn’t that What “air travel” is all about? Interesting to know about near misses of others that luckily ended well…


    PeterCoultas
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    There seems to be a recent disconnect between Credit Cards and Airlines…. not that obvious (yet) in the USA but pretty dramatic in the UK (MBNS, Lloyds etc) and in Australia. Looks like the honeymoon is over unless you need expensive (unnecessary) private medical insurance in UK or Aussi….best deal in the UK at the present for me is Tesco transfers to Avios… What do others think ?


    PeterCoultas
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    LP Travelling through these places where their sense of inferiority makes them supersensitive, it is possible to get arrested even for a critical remark. It might then be an idea to have practiced the sort of signature you doctor often has, i.e. almost illegible. Then when your confession is quoted in court you can point out that you did not sign your name to the document but wrote that it was “Total rubbish”. Better still don’t support these countries by working or visiting them.

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    PeterCoultas
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    What happened to that other local carrier “Bourac”?


    PeterCoultas
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    When I was young and stupid (in the early 60’s) I ocassionally transited through the Middle East on flight to and from Asia/South Pacific. Learnt my lesson when I was to go (for work) to Saudi when I discovered that you had to believe in some sort of god fairy to get a visa. I did not go and have been no where near them since. They are disgusting places with no idea of human decency but luckily, unlike Iran there are not too many “must see” sights that I feel I’m missing out on. KEEP AWAY from such cess pits – I may now be old and stupid but not stupid enough to visit that part of the world.

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    PeterCoultas
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    Straight woman would be my guess !


    PeterCoultas
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    Maybe we should all do it more often ?


    PeterCoultas
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    Very sensible of BA to make Avios bookings for business & first class difficult. Leisure travellers can still find such seats as they can be date flexible while those really on fixed day business trips will pay for their flights in most cases (or perhaps have them paid by someone else). Must admit I can’t feel too sorry for business travellers who do not pay for their own tickets.


    PeterCoultas
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    captonianm….assuming it doest get you into problems can you say why you have refused cubana, egyptair, emirates & el al flights….and, of course, if those reasons would still apply? Air India is obvious though (years back) india air was better

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    PeterCoultas
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    I’m a fan as they produced (with partners SQ & virgin Atlantic) one of the very few fairly priced RTW fares (Great Escapade). Sadly now less interesting as British Midland have been gobbled up by BA.


    PeterCoultas
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    Must admit that these are all horrors but LP’s sems the winner so far !


    PeterCoultas
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    It may be a good system for some but to have their questionable pictures means you can waste far too much time

    in reply to: reCaptcha on Forum

    PeterCoultas
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    I believe the Morris Minor Centre in Bristol still source some parts for their repair work from Sri Lanka


    PeterCoultas
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    And what about those of us who travel handbag only…. can we only rely on the inadequate security systems?

    in reply to: Laptop and iPad ban
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