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  1. In 2017 I turned up at check in with a booking at Amendment 13! Sometimes the computer system increases the amendment count even without changing anything. The process just seems to count up even if I abort the change sometimes. We used to book and tick the box that asks if you need assistance. This restricts chances of amending bookings. When my dear wife found out about it she insisted she would cope on the car deck without assistance, thus enabling us to amend as we need. Stu
  2. Try it. See if the computer says "no" Stu
  3. AIS looks like Pont is getting to Brest in a series of straight lines this morning! Steering? Stu
  4. Sorry to hear this Jason. BF don't know if you were able to be flexible on this. Many years ago I got "caught" the same way. But, there is another way. If you can afford it and you still want to travel on BF, then instead of cancelling why not amend your trip to some later date. Possibly to a date well outside the busy summer period. This may get you a part refund if its cheaper.!Then when you are ready to travel again just use that booking and amend it again to suit you then. No extra cost to you and BF has your money for when you are ready. We commute a lot to France between Spring and late Autumn but I get my bookings done when the timetables are released and amend any that don't fit in as the year progresses. This gives us flexibility to get home quickly for upcoming hospital operations at a moments notice and last year and up to April this year rushing home as my wifes uncle was in a care home and very frail (now deceased). This flexibility from BF has allowed us to continue to enjoy ferry crossings with BF and keep visiting our place in France with life constantly changing around us. I cant think of any other travel company that is so flexible. I'm grateful. Stu
  5. Oh dear, last time our commented on our excellent and honest press as above I got deleted by the Mods. So I wont say a thing. Oh God I just did. Silly me! Stu
  6. Is it me? Link not working. Do others have the same result? Stu
  7. I've seen loads of "EU funded boards" in Cornwall. I see only a few "Tulips" turned up at Plymouth Docks. Didn't the old Liberal party try to get Proportional Representation as a voting mechanism accepted sometime in the 70's? It was rejected by Parliament I believe. Isn't that what we had in the Referendom? One person, one vote, first past the post! Referenda -best left to the Swiss me thinks. Stu
  8. Oh dear. This means Armorique will have to cancel its slow cruise down past Cornwall before she sets off to Roscoff. Brilliant fuel saving for BF, less time in bed though for the poor customers. I presume this Farcebook mob will get a paid days work in before blockading begins in the evening. This is one of the most stupid things I've heard for ages. Hit the very company (BF) that is going to help the UK to get medicines and material in to survive Brexit. Tulips all of them Stu
  9. Crickey, My son demonstrated a Flettner rotor during his Craft, Design and Tech course at school 30 years ago. His small boat moved along by Mums hairdryer. All in the bath! Tell BF that it works, go for it. Stu
  10. In my flying days I regularly flew Paris CDG flights and we used to rush it along and get doors closed before Air France and ask for push back. Nope, not before the Air France with loading not finished and doors open. We tried everything to beat them to London. And we did, great fun. Stu
  11. I appreciate the worry facing the traveller abroad. But I'm frequently amazed how little control people take over their travel plans. Most have an attitude of it'll be alright having put all their plans in somebody elses hands. We spend Spring to Autumn (6 crossings) in Brittany but I constantly run through an exercise of "what if" this or that doesn't fall into place or is it a bad choice I've made. Its not worry, its being in control as much as possible. If its said that Paris is best avoided-don't go there. If there is the slightest chance that I have to drive at night in France just to catch a ferry I won't do it. I'm 74 so we will go back to our "shed" in Brittany and relax. We've long since stopped taking "holidays". Instead we live in France sometimes and live life just as we do in the UK. Life in Brittany suits us just fine and should any "must see" destinations come up then I may just get around to seeing it some day (maybe !). Be in control. Stu
  12. Just read that. Its not getting any better is it? Stu
  13. Been signaled up by my Malwarebytes checker that shipspotting .com tried to introduce a trojan on my 'puter. Stu
  14. That's strange as my Aviva policy breakdown on total cost shows an extra amount for "foreign use". Checked on phoning them and its the added premium for having fully comp abroad. So, I assume its an added extension that one could delete if not required or have I been duped into paying for something that was included anyway(as above). Also Aviva use 2 terms for driving abroad.- "Continental cover" and "Foreign use". Clear as mud! Stu
  15. Yippee! At great inconvenience to me I have a "Green card" ( a flimsy bit of paper actually). Plus the IDP, I feel I'm ready for the Continent. I just hope the lovely lady doesn't let me down and secure an agreement with that EU lot. Never felt so secure as the day I got my yellow vests, alcohol testers, warning triangle, GB plate, beam benders and spare bulbs. Now for a great season. Stu
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