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    Berkshire, UK
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    ROYAL Caribbean

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  1. All terminals worldwide have 'legal' minimum connecting times. But they only work if you are through checked to final destination and if the inbound flight is on time. If you are on a through ticket and the inbound carrier is late they are responsible for rebooking/rerouting you. But if you hold separate tickets the inbound carrier has no responsibility if you miss your onward connection. Personally, as someone who has worked in aviation for over 40 years, I think the minimum connection times are too tight and would want a connection of at least 2 hours. You have to go through security even thought you are airside, and even if using the same terminal, and the queues can be long.
  2. Where are you to get such a quite beach, especially in the school holidays. We have stopped going to South Coast as just too busy. We've recently had a week in Mevagissey Cornwall, visting my cousins and enjoyed some lovely coastal walks
  3. British Airways just cancelled our flights to Barcelona in September. Good for us as we cancelled the cruise already, at least I can get the flight money back now.
  4. Not only D+, but D's too. Not all UK cruisers are cheap and don't tip and I think its wrong to assume that we don't (sorry, don't want to turn this into a tipping thread 😬)
  5. Or another idea, he downloads his fav programme, TV series, movies to a tablet or laptop and listens through headphones. I often listen to music to fall asleep to through wireless headphones.
  6. Sweden still followed social distance guidelines, reduced travel, hand washing etc. They didn't lockdown but were responsible.
  7. The thing is it's been imported everywhere, (well apart from China I guess.) In every country it has come from somewhere. In the UK most of our first cases were people coming back from skiing holidays. That's why lockdown works. Gives breathing space to try and bring it under control and put procedures in place for when things start to sloooowly open up
  8. When we were newly married my husband was building hours for his commercial pilots license. The cheapest way was to hire a little 172 four seater in Waterloo Canada for two weeks and fly to Banff where our friend met us, we did that twice and had some hair raising adventures. He only has minimum hours for his private licence the first time. The confidence of youth
  9. My travel agents final payment was 10july so probably RC date would be in a week or so, UK rules
  10. Cancelled my Allure 20th Sept cruise yesterday. Even if the cruise goes ahead I'm not comfortable cruising at moment and didn't want to throw good money after bad. So I'll take the FCC for the deposit and hope to use it next year. No more cruises booked now thank goodness. If she does have a short European season I'll watch with interest how it goes
  11. Unless traveling from one of the 60+ countries in the exceptiond list https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-on-return-to-england
  12. Think majority of travellers will mainly be within the EU zone. Even though things have relaxed a little in UK I think most people are still wary of travelling for pleasure. Maybe the young will.....
  13. We're also in UK and I agree its difficult with teenage children but you have the whole of Europe on your doorstep. Maybe do some road trips through France, Spain and Italy. Hire a camper van for more freedom. We are in our 60's and last year bought electric bikes that can be used on or off road and they are great fun. I watched the Larry Lamb series yesterday, he is in his 70's and is travelling all over UK on electric bikes with his adult son. They were in Pembrokeshire yesterday, it looked stunning. Short term we are off to Cornwall next week to visit family and reconnect with that beautiful part of the world
  14. Same with my dentist in UK. As I was half way through treatment when we went into lockdown I was one of the first called back. Before I went I was sent a medical questionnaire to fill in and extensive explanations about their covid precautions. I had to wait in my car until they called me in. No body else in waiting room. All staff apart from the partners (husband and wife, both dentists) were furloughed. So my dentist was assisted by her dentist husband. They both had a lot of PPE and I had to exit from a different door than the entrance. Believe they are now bringing staff back but I was very impressed with their high standard of covid preparation and precautions.
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