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  1. Its not the size they worry about its the colour! Small blue icebergs can be more dangerous than large white ones as the blue colour represents that its strong enough not to break up if hit and that it can pierce metal easily. This is why they zig zag through channels avoiding blue icebergs of any size.
  2. I use the revolut card for this! You can change say £ into $ easily on the app and its then saved in $ on you card and app. Exchange rate is better than most banks. When i go to pay for anything thats in $ then payment comes out of $ account so no charges are added. Think there is about 98 currencies you can have on card.
  3. I know computers have came a long way since the Amstrad 16 bit but i cant see them being able to search luggage, do swab tests or strip search as suspect
  4. You still get someone in the Philippines or India though! I have learnt if calling RC or BA avoid meal times in Asian countries as you get through quicker!
  5. +1 for this! Even at home i can be found sitting outside at 4am enjoying the peace and quiet.
  6. Fee isn't charged by RC so they cannot put it on your bill.
  7. The fee is used to pay the wages of those employed to check all visitors covid status. And its not as if they are the 1st country to charge tourists a fee to enter
  8. Mine took about 2 weeks to validate however as mentioned above you still need to show all relevant paperwork at port before boarding.
  9. Boots the chemist do supervised tests with results back within an hour for £30, these are accepted by RC. Website is easy to navigate you register with 1 site, pay then book your appointment.
  10. You can land far enough away from Terminal 5 that you need to jump on a bus to get you to terminal. ( i had this once ) Once in Terminal you follow purple signs for connecting flight, this takes you to a security check which can take a long time. I have been in Club Aspire lounge and in my opinion it wasnt worth it! Can't comment on other lounge but it does look better, sure its beside the weatherspoons pub near the A1 to A7 gates Also for smokers heathrow is a no smoking airport! They do not have a smoking area within airport. Anyone wanting a smoke must go outside.
  11. This type of thing happens all over the world! Go to mainland Europe someone may pickpocket you! Go to Asia or Africa and your gold chain may get ripped from your neck! Go to London you may get a knife stuck in your face while threatened and robbed! Go to US its same as above but more likely a gun than a knife! So doesn't matter where you go you should always be alert and take care
  12. Hop on hop off is probably the best way to get about
  13. Probably wont be answered as OG poster Probably won't return but i would love to know what website advertised refit at time of booking and exactly when booking was made, as it's been well spoken about on here and in news articles that RC refits didn't happen due to Covid.
  14. No masks required onboard or onshore on Baltic Cruises.
  15. I still cannot believe after a public vote in the UK they decided against naming a ship this even though it was the clear winner
  16. As i mentioned on another thread Its not just the lack of staff thats the issue...yes airports across the world are understaffed as are many other industries but whats not helping at any airport are the passengers who cannot follow simple instructions that are in plain sight of them all over the place. Do not take liquids exceeding 100ml in cabin bags Take your ipad or kindle out of bags etc etc etc At Heathrow last week at the security check point there were 4 spaces each side available for passengers to put their belongings onto the trays, after about 5 minutes this was reduced to 1 each side due to staff having to search bags in trays that showed up items listed above. This is 1 of the major issues with airports right now but its not being highlighted because passengers are not going to complain about themselves being the issue
  17. I'm presuming they would never go for Bottom
  18. Hopefully when leaving Stockholm in the evening you are treated to these sights as you cruise through the Stockholm archipelago into the Baltic
  19. I would imagine all JR suite cabins are similar, this is cabin 9540 on Voyager taken a week or so ago Hope you enjoy the sights from balcony as much as we did.
  20. Its funny how i started this cruise with a basic schoolboy error and i finished it with another..however this one could have been more serious. I mentioned how we basically just queued for 3 hours at Copenhagen Airport on way home and only had time to pop into 1 shop in Duty Free. This shop was for myself as i saw a sweater i wanted much to my wifes dismay. Due to being rushed i left my flight bag in the fitting room and did not notice until i actually sat down on the Aircraft. Realising what i had done i informed cabin crew straight away of the situation. I informed them that i wasnt worried about the bag, i didnt want flight delayed as it was my own fault and we were basically away to take off at any minute, i just wanted someone to get my bag and destroy the contents ( prescription medicine in it ) i explained that the last thing i wanted was a child finding pills and thinking they were sweets so if someone get find bag and just destroy. Ground crew came on and informed me that they couldnt get me my bag back and if i wanted it i would have to disembark and get a later flight. This wasnt what i asked so i informed ground crew that i wasnt delaying flight i just wanted someone to destroy contents of my bag So i buckled up and waited for take off when suddenly air stewardess appears with my bag! To say i was shocked was an understatement and even more so when she told me she had talked with the pilot and informed him that my only concern was the bag was found and destroyed to prevent possible harm coming to others, the pilot was that unhappy with ground crew he actually got off plane and retrieved bag himself..BA flight 815 i salute you
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