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  1. Anything to cut out that awful drag of boarding late evening and "enjoying " an hour or two of cruising the coast of Cornwall before Armorique setts of to Roscoff. I presume this is due to staffing at Roscoff early morning. Stu
  2. Not unusual to most of the internet I'm afraid, just instant junk thrown at us. Ordered some cream(oh Matron!) off an inline chemist. Got 3 mails showing the stages of picking, packing and sending, 2 more mails from RMail telling me that the package will be with them soon, then showed me my signature on delivery. 5 mails! The world is mad. Saw a feedback that was cut and pasted straight from the manufacturers description, rather more of a sales pitch. BF are just following the herd. Feedback is largely all tosh. Just bin it or give them feedback on feedback. Stu
  3. I remember doing the very same thing years ago and got a cracking good deal with Caravan and Dog Club. Came to cancel it, boy was I clobbered. Admin plus cancellation fee £70. I never saw that coming and that was over 10 years ago. Suggest you read the CC deal T &Cs. I may be wrong or it may have changed now. Stu
  4. Thanks all. I have the tickets on the laptop desktop (MSoft) so that loads without wifi. I also have a small usb stick in the car with lots of info to call up if stuck. Just the thought of passing a laptop,even a small one through the car passenger window to a small checkin booth window. The rain only makes it less enjoyable! Stu
  5. Sometimes I don't have access to a printer when booking. I also don't have a mobile that can show emails. Would it be accepted to check in just by quoting the booking refence number? Or do I have to dig out my laptop and show the email? Any ideas please. Stu
  6. Awake at 4am having a cuppa and a thought came into my head. No, not the naughty stuff, I've just come out of that dream. Now calmed down after a good rest maybe try to book me thinks. Steady nerves, deep breath and away we go. No losing my nerve now. Click away very slowly allowing a few seconds or two for the old BF 'puter to react at each click. Steady man, nearly rushed it once or twice. Slowly,slowly does it (like accessing the Deepartment of Deeefence as they say) Come to pay,will it shut me down? Hands sweaty. NO, I'VE ONLY GONE AND DUN IT. I HAVE A TICKET HOUSTON. Stu
  7. I tried Ply-Ros for early August. After a few moments all "sailings full" appeared. Then they were showing prices! I then just got right through to click pay for 2 different tickets and up came another gotcher- start again. I'll see what appears in my inbox tomorrow. Depressed. Stu
  8. Oh no! I've been locked out- we encounter problems. please try later. Maximum number of sessions per origin IP reached. (65) I may have clicked 65 times but not 65 separate sessions for Gods sake. I did manage one ticket but that slipped through the system until I realised I had an email with a ticket attached. The web page crashed on payment. I don't care how many times my IP address has been used. All I want is another ticket not some moronic computer telling me to go away. Keep that cr*p to yourselves BF. SFD
  9. Slowly giving up on BF website. AWFUL,AWFUL!
  10. Got a ticket!!!. It crashed after "pay now" bit but there it was-in my inbox. Off to get my life back! Only 3 crashes but the back arrow seemed to settle it down a bit.
  11. Already thinking how to avoid these extra "fees". Having a place to stay in France, my first thoughts are to do one less round trip next year to keep my travel costs in check. They lose me for one trip! I lose nothing. Always book one way tickets to avoid amendment fees on the return. That will save me a couple of hundred pounds after my final op in hospital is done. They lose again, I lose nothing. I must say that with the UK economy and sterling struggling to lift above the Wrexit fiasco it does seem an odd move to hit the British traveller who make up a large percentage of BF business with this move. We shall see. I do love the spin that has been put on all this in their newsletter. Its just another business, no better or worse than others. Stu
  12. Despite the warning on BF website to use the A386 up to the A38 due to the advertised roadworks we decided on arriving at 8.10pm sailing on Saturday that we would try our old route via the Barbican area -Embankment to Marsh Mills roundabout onto the east bound A38. No delays and easy peasy!
  13. Thanks every one. I will now book both legs as one way tickets for the 2020 season. Great help. Thanks again. Stu
  14. Waiting for the 2020 timetables to be released and I wondered if anyone has experience of booking one way outbound tickets and then booking the inbound ticket later in holiday/visit. Thing is, this year has seen a few changes to my inbound dates due to hospital visits/ relative in a home etc and BF have always been able to sort me out with a revised crossing back home on my return ticket. Anyone have any idea of the cost difference between a Return and a One Way ticket both ways? Also have any problems been encountered by just not being able to get on board or even get a cabin? For me a One Way ticket might avoid the amendment fee as well and give greater flexibility. Thanks Stu
  15. UK BF website saying "mid October" date for release of 2020 summer timetables. French BF website says "16th October". Nice to have an actual date published somewhere! Stu
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