Angry travellers recall journeys

#1

the_boy_syrup

LE
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#2
Best phrase I heard recently was the people of Workington displayed the "Dunkirk Spirit"
My grandad said it was mostly standing round up to your neck in water waiting for a boat to pick you up

Well done the Sun then for actually getting it right

Although must agree we have become a nation of wimps
No doubt the compo claims will be in before the trains repaired
 
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blindfire

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#3
only 11? now that is lucky :D

but to be honest it probably is not the best feeling in the world to be stuck under the channel in a train.

I never use myself, prefer the old fashioned ferries.
 
#4
Personally I don't like the chunnel. Used it a couple of times and have to say it is rather poopy. Last time I used it I tipped up 40 minutes or so before the next train left and they stuck me on 3 trains later, and it wasn't because the other trains were full, it was because some numpty had done the ticket wrong or something. I like the ferry where it may take a little longer, but you can have a meal, beer, walk round the shops and take in the good view......and I have never had to wait more then 45 minutes to get on one whereas the minimum I have had to wait for the chunnel is an hour.
 
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blindfire

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#5
I also don't know why they are angry, they each get an apology, full refund, another free journey and 150squid compensation.

Wish I'd been on one of the trains :D
 
#6
Sounds like they all needed to man up and be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.
 

Legs

ADC
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#8
They should try some of those old German troop trains, then they'd know the misery of rail travel. Those lucky, lucky bastards!
 
#9
Angry Travellers! What were gypsies doing on Eurostar? Were they angry there was nowhere to put the tarmac left over from the last job? :x
 
#10
tbf nobody in eurostar was wearing a movers outfit so people presumed it would be a 40 min train journey :twisted: .
rather than 12 hours in the dark.
 
#11
blindfire said:
only 11? now that is lucky :D
My favourite interviewee was the bloke who said he was disgusted because he spent 11 hours on the train and it only took him 10 hours to get from San Francisco to the UK. Well, the train broke down, but at least he got there; if the plane had broken down, well, then he really would have had something to complain about.
 
#12
Only 11 hours :p what a joke! fly into Brisbane international anything from 3 to 7hours to get through immigration!! the longest we had to wait was 12hours, onarrival at 6am from singers we were warned of delays because the baggage xray machines were not working so every piece of luggage would have to be searched by hand, jet lagged , squashed into corridors between runway and customs no water and the heat started to take its toll, the afternoon shift came on at 1400 and someone had the bright idea to check the system guess what some one had unplugged the main power cableto plug in amobile carwash :oops: just before 1830 we cleared theterminal, this is not a joke or a tall story, try googling Brisbane airport cockups!! At least it wasnt leaves on the line that caused the delay in the channel tunnel :D
 
#13
Everyone's a Fcuking "Victim" these days and I dare say that they'll be several cases of PTSD to come out of this one.

When I saw the news last night there were Cnuts crying and blubbering. Anyone would think that they'd been rescued from a capsized cruise liner in the middle of the Pacific Fricking Ocean.

With reactions like that, no wonder the country has gone to the dogs. Fcuking fannies.
 
#14
What a bunch on whinging toss pot's!! :evil:
 
#15
Have to agree the British public can be a bunch of moaning twats sometimes, however from what i've researched the staff could have looked after the passengers better, lastly try a 3 day delay from Batus back to the UK then you have a reason to moan,

At least they got home before xmas, I only used this service for the first time back in Nov this year for a 3 day break & I found it nothing special.
 
#18
This day about 4 years ago I was coming back to UK via Bangkok on an overnight 747400 Thai Airways flight. After dinner and a bottle of wine I snuggled down (biz class) and was enjoying keeping all the cattle class travellers awake with my snoring, when I was awoken by a softly spoken stewerdess who told me that I should put my seat in the upright position and fasten my seat belt as the Captain was going to make an announcement. Which he did 5 mins later, to the effect that due to a "technical problem" (I later found out the generator in the tail was on fire) we would be making an emergency landing at Bacu, Azerbaijan. We landed and were towed to a place at the other end of the airport somewhere near Armenia judging by the time it took us to get there. We were not allowed off the aircraft. There was no food. There was water and I asked for whisky to ensure it was potable and was told that the Captain had ordered the whisky to be locked away. So I ordered thw steward to unlock it away - which he did after I promised not to trell the other passengers. As the aircraft apparently had no power some villainous looking locals hooked up a wheelbarrow sized generator to the plane and the air crew turned the aircon on. Which buggered the generator after about 15 mins. The villainous etc brought another, smaller generator so that the PA system and the tellies worked, but no air con. They opened the doors to let some air in. They turned on the entertainment system and played the black and white film White Christmas with Bing Crosby etc incessantly for the next 6 and a half hours hours. If that happened to a murderer or rapist in a UK nick they would have got a kings ransom in compo. Eventualy after over 8 hours of emergency landing we took off again and reached UK and received bugger all by way of compo except a "sorry" from the captain in 3 languages. But, no one fainted, no one had an asthma attack and no kids vomited and peed themselves (apart from the very young, obviously).
 

Legs

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#19
In February this year I was flying back to Germany from an appointment in London, due to fly at 2000hrs. It snowed a little bit at Stanstead. All flights were grounded. Due to lots of umming and erring from Air Berlin it was 2300hrs before they finally cancelled the flight. By which time all the hotels were fully booked. We were given a meal voucher and that was it. Luckily I managed to get on the 0800hrs flight, so spent a total of 14 hours in the landside area at Stansted.

No one died, but some looked very grumpy.
 
#20
Saif Sarea II. From leaving camp to rejoining my Unit in Oman - 5 fecking days of travel....

Two 8 hour stints in a C-130 and an overnight in Akrotiri.
Two days sat sweltering at South Camp with some Gestapo cnut from the RLC who wouldn't let us use the showers as it wasn't"our turn". Although the scrap at the CSE show made up for it.
Followed by two days on the most knackered bus to ever be driven through the dessert. No Air-Con and no scran and an overnight stop on route to Camp Fairburn. Followed by another CSE show.... :D

So 5 or 6 hours sat on a train is fecking childs play....!
 

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