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18 minutes ago, Renton said:

There is fucking no chance of foreign travel this year. Very possibly not next year either. There probably won't be pubs open this year even. Restaurants, maybe, but limited capacity and horrendously expensive. When travel is released in this country, i expect demand to outstrip supply and possibly price gouging as well.  I know J69 thinks this is pessimistic, but its just reality. Rebooking holidays abroad  for later this year was just daft.

 

What's annoying me is I am shortly due to pay the balance on an August holiday i know won't happen. The deposit is a grand so I'll have to cough up and hope the refund is honoured. Should be okay as it is TUI. But the same dates for this holiday next year have more than doubled so out of my price range. Depressing. 

 

I'm meant to fly back to the UK in September when my current visa is up.

 

Given how well NZ is doing I expect internally we'll be largely fine here by then, can't say as much for the UK or Singapore which has just had a relapse.

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11 minutes ago, Kid Dynamite said:


It’s insured cheery bollocks

 

Good for you. Maybe book Las Vegas instead. ;)

 

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Never fear, our benevolent new owners will be putting on free flights for us all to enjoy the delights of the Costa del Saudi :good: 

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1 hour ago, wykikitoon said:

Aye. Although we're seeing numbers dropping so who knows. It's mad. When I say dropping they're slowly coming down. 

 

I'm supposed to be in ibiza for fucking end of Sept too. Italy gone, now fucking ibiza looking like the same. 

the surge in Singapore’s numbers gives us a picture of what happens next, when we come out of lockdown. This thing comes back with a vengeance until it dies or there is a vaccine. Nothing goes back to normal until next spring, at the earliest. 

Renton is spot on. Forget about holidays and splash the cash on some new garden furniture instead because the only sun we’re getting this year is in the Costa del back garden.

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1 hour ago, Meenzer said:

Never fear, our benevolent new owners will be putting on free flights for us all to enjoy the delights of the Costa del Saudi :good: 

I hear the legal system out there isn’t too shabby. I’m in 

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1 hour ago, Renton said:

There is fucking no chance of foreign travel this year. Very possibly not next year either. There probably won't be pubs open this year even. Restaurants, maybe, but limited capacity and horrendously expensive. When travel is released in this country, i expect demand to outstrip supply and possibly price gouging as well.  I know J69 thinks this is pessimistic, but its just reality. Rebooking holidays abroad  for later this year was just daft.

 

What's annoying me is I am shortly due to pay the balance on an August holiday i know won't happen. The deposit is a grand so I'll have to cough up and hope the refund is honoured. Should be okay as it is TUI. But the same dates for this holiday next year have more than doubled so out of my price range. Depressing. 

 

My mother works for tui and reckons they've just had a 1.8 billion loan from their German overlords because there's zero revenue coming in at all whatsoever. Hope that reassures you.

 

I've booked skiing for France next Feb...optimistic?

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1 hour ago, Meenzer said:

Never fear, our benevolent new owners will be putting on free flights for us all to enjoy the delights of the Costa del Saudi :good: 

Oh this year I'm off to Sunny Mecca Y Viva Allahu Akbar! 
I'm taking the Saudia Airways 'plane Y Viva Allahu Akbar! 
If you'd like to stone a battyman, in some cool casbah
And meet repressed women by the score, their heads are rolling on the floor! 

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5 hours ago, Renton said:

Jesus Christ. What has happened to the United States? The mayor of Las Vegas has offered the citizens of the city as a "placebo" to test whether social distancing works. :blink:

 

 

 

Bet she won't be part of the control group herself, though

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The thing is that it isn't a control group unless they erect road blocks and stop every fucker from round the country coming to it, because that's exactly what would happen and then they'd take it back to wherever they live. And even if you did stop outsiders coming in then the casinos and bars would still be less than half full because there aren't enough residents to fill them.

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When stupidity meets greed. Actually that could be CT’s second book 

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I was supposed to goto Belgium in March and despite France being in lockdown and Belgium the Euro tunnel cunts would only let us move our booking. So I thought fine ill move it to next year. Nah, the booking is only allowed to be moved 12months max to time of booking. I fucking booked the thing at end of November last year. They're not even entertaining moving it. Cunts. 

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8 hours ago, TheGingerQuiff said:

 

My mother works for tui and reckons they've just had a 1.8 billion loan from their German overlords because there's zero revenue coming in at all whatsoever. Hope that reassures you.

 

I've booked skiing for France next Feb...optimistic?

Our Ibiza trip is with TUI and for now we're just doing nothing. Like Renton we have to pay the balance by July I think. But the way things are we have zero chance to go away. 

 

Fuck me, if I got a weekend in the Lakes in December at this rate I would be delighted. 

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14 minutes ago, wykikitoon said:

Our Ibiza trip is with TUI and for now we're just doing nothing. Like Renton we have to pay the balance by July I think. But the way things are we have zero chance to go away. 

 

Fuck me, if I got a weekend in the Lakes in December at this rate I would be delighted. 

But then you will discover that CT is your neighbour...

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Just now, Isegrim said:

But then you will discover that CT is your neighbour...

 

:D Well, they'll need to make some new telly eventually, why not start with a classic sitcom.

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34 minutes ago, Meenzer said:

 

:D Well, they'll need to make some new telly eventually, why not start with a classic sitcom.

 

"t'CT is thy neighbour".

 

This has got legs, I can tell. 

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5 hours ago, RobinRobin said:

Bet she won't be part of the control group herself, though

 

If you watch the whole thing, she admits she wouldn't because "she has family" to be with. Like all the croupiers, cleaners, restaurant staff etc. don't have families? How the fuck anyone can want us to move closer to the US model is beyond me. A fair proportion of these people are fucking sociopaths. 

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1 hour ago, wykikitoon said:

Our Ibiza trip is with TUI and for now we're just doing nothing. Like Renton we have to pay the balance by July I think. But the way things are we have zero chance to go away. 

 

Fuck me, if I got a weekend in the Lakes in December at this rate I would be delighted. 


I had  week in Cape Verde with TUI booked for 20th March which got cancelled. Spent an hour and a half on the phone to request a refund in March. To be fair they were great when I actually got to speak to someone. Warned me that it would take 4 weeks to get money back which I finally got yesterday. 


Not expecting to go away again any time soon. No chance of getting travel insurance that’ll cover Covid stuff or insolvency now. 

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2 hours ago, Meenzer said:

 

:D Well, they'll need to make some new telly eventually, why not start with a classic sitcom.

Since we’re on the subject, guess who this is? 
(I’ve NSFWed it, even though none of us are at work :lol:

Spoiler

33150500_1005426822959954_11670656221865

 

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49 minutes ago, Monkeys Fist said:

Since we’re on the subject, guess who this is? 
(I’ve NSFWed it, even though none of us are at work :lol:

  Reveal hidden contents

33150500_1005426822959954_11670656221865

 

"Dad, why are you looking at naked woman on your computer? You said, you have to do some work! Can we play now?"

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6 minutes ago, Monkeys Fist said:

Kids aren’t allowed in The Shed. 

good parenting, that. you don't want to scar them for a life with an image they will never be able to unsee

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