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  1. On my first ever trip to Thailand stayed in Hua Hin for 3 nights..... Loved it but not gone back yet, but hope to someday.....
  2. I tried accessing the link without being signed in using Chrome browser, I normally use Firefox, and it brought up the "Instructions" page OK. Looks like it's the way you are trying to access the forum.
  3. Could always employ some idiots with whistles to stop the traffic while they reverse out....
  4. Wonder if the appearance of the Wonderloaf van in the background was planned or just a fluke???
  5. My local telephone exchange is actually on the same street as where I live in the UK but fibre is still not available for me, but still get decent speeds on the old style broadband..... Was with TalkTalk but after they put up my monthly charge to £40 I decided to look elsewhere and sorted a deal for £18 per month on a 12 month contract...
  6. I'm tempted to give it a try on my next trip!!!
  7. I watched that game too, yes it was dramatic but I wouldn't describe it as the best game of rugby I've seen. The Black Ferns deserved that victory!!! Really looking forward to watching all 3 Rugby League World cup Finals this weekend. England V France in the wheelchair final is going to be a cracker!!! Can Samoa pull off a shock in the Mens? Doubtful but I'll be cheering them on!!!
  8. To speed the game up Rugby League have introduced a time limit to ensure scrums are formed quickly, they have done the same with goal line drop-outs.
  9. At Manchester in June there was massive queues for security but when I flew out 2 weeks ago there was very little queuing. Still took nearly an hour to clear security as one of my bags got flagged for a closer inspection but thanks to a group of 21 Pakistanis who all had not taken liquids out of their hand baggage it took forever forever for my bag to be checked. Why was mine pulled? A couple of camera lenses!!! I'm starting to hate going through security at Manchester because they are so pedantic. Never have a problem at subsequent checks on my trip. Prior to going through security
  10. The plan is for the huge new station to be the hub for the planned high speed network. The idea of basing at Bang Sue rather than Hua Lamphong is to reduce the traffic disruption the railways cause in Bangkok with the existing network..
  11. Mrs Fiend can't walk past a lottery ticket seller without stopping to look at those tickets!!!
  12. "Parking like a dickhead" is not just a Thai thing.... I see examples of it every day in the UK.
  13. The problem with airports like Skiathos is they are limited on the length of runways due to their location. Any further extension would involve encroaching into the sea. Also since it was built narrow body aircraft have also got bigger and heavier as has demand for holidays to places like Skiathos.
  14. The pilot of that plane obviously had an engineering background!!!
  15. You'd be surprised how much tape gets used by engineers to make temporary repairs to stuff...
  16. https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-boeing-777-freighter-wing-collision/ Bit of duct tape and it'll be good to go!!! There's plenty of Boeing 787 Nightmareliners flying around with taped-up wings - the tape is used to cover cracks in the wing surface coating due to wing flex....
  17. Congrats on the 17 years... Wish was there to be able to celebrate with you!!!
  18. I stopped at the i-Rovers once for 4 nights and wasn't very impressed by the rooms.
  19. I've just clicked on it and it came up OK for me. New members don't get automatic access to the members forum, but you can browse and post in the "Open to everyone section" This is what you will need to do...
  20. When I landed at Swampy on this trip wandered down to the basement level to see if the FX booths down there were open Good news - they are open. Upstairs at arrivals was 39.95 to 1GBP, down there it was at 42.95!!!
  21. The extra cost will depend on where you're flying.. I've also started using banked air-miles to reduce total cost. Don't travel often enough to collect enough for reward flights but since Qatar brought in using miles to help pay for flights I've spent them that way..I used my miles last time, for our upcoming flights I've used Mrs Fiends.
  22. Cheap? No, just different priorities for my spending money. If I was cheap I'd be paying the lowest fare possible to fly, but I don't. Since Qatar changed from 30Kg and free seat selection on economy, to a tiered economy fares structure with varying amounts of checked luggage, seat selection not-included/included and differing mileage accrual I'm paying the extra to get 30Kg checked baggage and seat selection.
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