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  1. #1
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    Default A story of hope for stingo

    I went to the boat last week. But actually i should have gone the week before. I had an easyjet flight from luton, then pick up the paris-st martin flight, all very nice and easy.

    BUT I unfortunately missed the flight from luton. This was due to erm some dreadful scottish-made drinks, and I then had a long dream which involved the alarm clock going off, and i woke up with alarm clock going off a lot and 1 hour till checkin , which i would have made had i not got stopped for doing loads of miles an hours along oxford street, altho not nicked or breathalysed because they got called to some real baddies (ie not me this time) hence rippity up the M1 but massive queues with roadworks damn damn, so up the outside with flashing headlights who's this lunatic etc etc dump car in disabled bay run to gate...but the computer printed boarding card was no good. Damn, definitely missed it now, back to the Awkward Squad desk, heyho damn I've missed it haven't I suppose. The woman sez i've missed the flight. Yes, thought so. No! she says as this is obvious not the expected reactio You Missed Your Flight! Oh er well damn and darnit let's go apeshit shall we - got any others? No! says mrs windup. Mission Control swmbo sez there's one from stansted could try that...but not much time...get in the car anyway... Or BA from heathrow in 70 minutes will connect. Back down the M1, M25, terminal 4, dump car again, rush in with swmbo about to book the flight...but have to go to the desk, can;'t e-book within an hour...and all the tickets have gone, dang. But she says there's an air france flight, terminal 2. Train, lifts, more running...to air france terminal 2. Soo, any chance of flight to paris? Oh dear me monsieur it is boarded, which flight were you on? I tolder I was on the 6:00 from Luton, the 6:35 from stansted, and the 7:25 from Heathrow but ahem, missed the lot! I had definitely really missed the plane to st martin from paris now.

    So...she changed the date of the tickets! I bought a new flight to paris in 1 week's time, and she just reissued new tickets CDG-SXM for the following tuesday. Not bad eh? And the following week i got there on time all fine.

    However, i spect No1_moose will now spoil the magic by telling me that the reason she could do that was it was a more ££ ticket than the distant-booked cheapies we have for april, eh? Well, maybe. But i wd bet that the nice lady at heathrow would sort things out, hemhem.

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    Default the evil travel wizard strikes



    Yep, you'd have got a nice flexible ticket with something other than "T" (or another cheap code)written on it. Stingo on the other hand has gone for the tungsten carbide option and hence smiling Air Chance lady will say "sorry Mr Stingo Sir, but you've got to buy another ticket because this one isn't worth the tungsten carbide it's written on because you decided to come back across that big bit of water on a boat at 3.2kts when you should have be sampling the delights of air france at 500kts" Whereupon Stingo will be forced to go and sell his shoes, watch, belt and jacket to a taxi driver outside in order to pay for the new ticket at the ticket desk. At least he won't be beeped at going through security.
    No1_Moose

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    Default sponsor Ship

    plan B.

    We ring up air france and askem if they would like to sponsor us! French built boat so all very good stuff. It will be in aid of er well, not sure, but anyweay the main thing is we put some air france stickers on and they upgrade us to bizclas and get stingo back to durban, please. Oh ok, just stingo's blimmin ticket back to joburg then. But they have to provide the stickers.

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