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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/March/2016 at 12:22
And there is a strike in Spain tomorrow. The workers are revolting.

If the French want a revolution, why not do it properly as they did in 1789? Well, maybe not dressed quite like that!



Ah. they don't have Madame Guillotine any longer, with which to chop off people's heads.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/March/2016 at 14:08
My 81 year old mother's flight back to UK last night was delayed by 3 hours!!! landed after midnight - you can imagine what we think of the French guillotine - bring back the guillotine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2016 at 12:05
French ATC on strike again today and more strikes posted for June. We will be grateful when the French government gives in to the unions so that the strikers (railways and buses in many areas are also on strike today) get their way.

Arrivals today at Faro from some UK airports are 2 hours late.

The DailyTelegraph said in April "Worryingly, there is also discontent about a new government proposal to change labour laws, making it easier for companies to lay off workers. There is a distinct risk that we will see a spring of discontent in France."

And so it came to pass! 

Travel Insurance, they said, probably won't cover you for delays of less than 12 hours.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2016 at 17:54
Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:



If the French want a revolution, why not do it properly as they did in 1789? Well, maybe not dressed quite like that!




You're right Tom, he looks plain stupid in that top hat!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2016 at 18:03
Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:



If the French want a revolution, why not do it properly as they did in 1789? Well, maybe not dressed quite like that!




You're right Tom, he looks plain stupid in that top hat!!!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/May/2016 at 10:30
I don't care for France as an ally, unreliable.  But the French are interesting.  The current republic was made in revolution and they know how to get the attention of their government by revolting.  And they don't give a damn what others think of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/May/2016 at 10:59
Sire, the peasants are revolting! I knooow that!

Les Français, non fiables! Mon Dieu, perfide Albion.

True we have been fighting them more often and for longer than they have been on our side.

I blame William of Normandy. He started it.
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Got caught up in this yesterday
Arrived at the airport 2 hours before flight time & it said 2.5 hour delay.
Then after a couple of hours it went to 3 hours delay.
Got on the plane 3 hours late but then sat on it another hour before we got a slot.
Easyjet were brilliant though - because we were on the plane when the 3 hour trigger point came for a £3 food voucher, which technically we didn't qualify for, they gave us free soft drinks & snacks just after we took off.
We were not the worst though - flights to Ibiza & Amsterdam had 5 hour delays.
And all this after our train journey to the airport was delayed because someone had topped themselves in front of an earlier train.
Happy days.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2016 at 16:46
And us dicey but, thankfully, not as bad as you.
Monarch out of Brrr minge ham, 30 minute delay on departure and 20 minute longer flight going the long way round and not cutting across the French airspace. Still an annoying inconvenience though, I'm going to stop buying their wine by way of my little retaliatory protest, and boy, do they not realise what that will cost them! Hic! Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Col Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2016 at 17:11
You need a holiday after that Dicey!

Despite there not being an ATC strike when we went out we routed over Anglesey, Dublin and Cork which is way further West than our usual Cardiff, Exeter, Brittany route. No delays outbound and normal route back with 20 minutes shaved off the flight.

About 10 weeks until the next trip so fingers crossed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICEYUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2016 at 17:58
Originally posted by Big Col Big Col wrote:

You need a holiday after that Dicey!

The next 5 weeks should sort that out nicely Wink

I hate how peopleï compare Frank Zappa to God. I mean, he's cool and great and nice and everything, but he's no Zappa.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Col Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2016 at 19:01
Originally posted by DICEYUK DICEYUK wrote:

Originally posted by Big Col Big Col wrote:

You need a holiday after that Dicey!

The next 5 weeks should sort that out nicely Wink



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to dicey HAPPY DAYS someone topped themselves, my dad was a train driver when someone decided to take there life which I sure was the most hardest decision of their short life and my dad had to live with seeing a body under the stainless steel wheels which torn there body apart, yea so think on with your short inconvenience, and enjoy your holiday and be glad you were not in that position of throwing yourself under the wheels or even wondering what you have just hit on your normal working day, yea HAPPY DAYS INDEED
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Originally posted by camara1969 camara1969 wrote:

to dicey HAPPY DAYS someone topped themselves, my dad was a train driver when someone decided to take there life which I sure was the most hardest decision of their short life and my dad had to live with seeing a body under the stainless steel wheels which torn there body apart, yea so think on with your short inconvenience, and enjoy your holiday and be glad you were not in that position of throwing yourself under the wheels or even wondering what you have just hit on your normal working day, yea HAPPY DAYS INDEED


I think you took the wrong interpretation of "HAPPY DAYS" In Dicey`s post. Look up irony that may help you understand.
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so tonisdad your saying its ok to be ironic when someone has just took there life?
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