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Nobby

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Sep 29, 2007
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So did [MENTION=8625]Nobby[/MENTION] go ?

I was supposed to be going skiing the week after next but it looks like it's going to be the first time in over 20 years that I don't go.

First of all, the kids have just called off because of work commitments (including one working on Coronavirus :facepalm:), so it was just down to me and Mrs Wz. That wasn't too bad as, with only the two of us, the quality of hotel we were looking at went up considerably and we didn't have to go to the massive ski areas.

But now we're not going. It wasn't the virus that stopped us, just the fear of being quarantined somewhere for two weeks. We both have commitments in the two weeks after the holiday that we really can't miss :down:

Literally just cancelled.

Supposed to be flying am tomorrow, so left it as late as possible, heart hoping that things may improve but head knowing they were only going to get a lot worse.


Absoloutely feckin gutted, but I am in the higher at risk group so just can’t risk airports and hotel dining rooms etc.
Ironically, there is probably more chance of getting the virus here.
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Also, didn’t want to be trying to avoid everything / everyone and the possibility (however remote of being quarantined for 14 days) so wouldn’t have enjoyed it anyway.

Again, ironically, in a weeks time, when the govt shifts position, would have probably been able to claim for the cost, or at least part of it.

Oh well, encouraged by the fact that all games will be called off within three weeks and we will avoid relegation [emoji322][emoji322]
Hopefully everyone on here will be ok and get through the worst [emoji106]
 

blue'n'white

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Oct 5, 2005
3,080
2nd runway at Gatwick
Just got back from a fantastic week in Gran Canaria
All inclusive adults only hotel so didn't have to go out at all to eat
Hand sanitisers at entrances to all restaurants/bars
Fab weather all week. When we left it was 29 degrees centigrade - when we landed at Gatwick it was 6 degrees !!
 

schmunk

"Members"
Jan 19, 2018
7,480
Mid mid mid Sussex
Just got back from a fantastic week in Gran Canaria
All inclusive adults only hotel so didn't have to go out at all to eat
Hand sanitisers at entrances to all restaurants/bars
Fab weather all week. When we left it was 29 degrees centigrade - when we landed at Gatwick it was 6 degrees !!

Adults only, eh...?

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Chicken Run

Member Since Jul 2003
Jul 17, 2003
16,734
Valley of Hangleton
Just got back from a fantastic week in Gran Canaria
All inclusive adults only hotel so didn't have to go out at all to eat
Hand sanitisers at entrances to all restaurants/bars
Fab weather all week. When we left it was 29 degrees centigrade - when we landed at Gatwick it was 6 degrees !!

Amazing, and just as you have returned the temp there has dropped to the seasonal norm of 20-21c.....
 


Nobby

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Sep 29, 2007
1,560
Think we might just have done the right thing this week [emoji32]

All Jet2 flights to mainland Spain and the Canary Islands have been cancelled with immediate effect, the British low-cost airline has announced. It operates flights from nine UK airports.

On Friday Spain declared a national emergency, closings bars, shops and restaurants.

"We are contacting our customers who are currently in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to advise them of their options, so we urge customers not to call us," the company said in a statement.

Flight tracking website Flight Radar 24 shows seven planes turning around mid-air to return to Britain
 

peterward

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Nov 11, 2009
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Anyone with an holiday to somewhere Spanish in the next month or over Easter, won't be going. 100% all will be cancelled. UK based or no holiday imho
 

Rugrat

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Mar 13, 2011
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Seaford
I am here and due to fly back at end of week but can't make my mind up. The lockdown is a good thing imo and makes me feel more confident of avoiding it. But it doesn't feel good being away from my own country and there's an inevitability that I'll get it eventually anyway. If and when I do where would I prefer to be?

Usually have no difficulty making tough decisions but this one has me changing my mind several times a day
 


WATFORD zero

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Jul 10, 2003
22,052
I am here and due to fly back at end of week but can't make my mind up. The lockdown is a good thing imo and makes me feel more confident of avoiding it. But it doesn't feel good being away from my own country and there's an inevitability that I'll get it eventually anyway. If and when I do where would I prefer to be?

Usually have no difficulty making tough decisions but this one has me changing my mind several times a day

Can understand your position if you have homes in both, but for anyone else, I can't believe any overseas holiday will still be on after this week. (And even if you manage to get away, getting back could prove a little problematic).

Not only has it buggered me going skiing, but I suspect the early summer holiday I was going to take in June before the schools broke up is now looking unlikely :down:
 

Rugrat

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Mar 13, 2011
10,070
Seaford
Can understand your position if you have homes in both, but for anyone else, I can't believe any overseas holiday will still be on after this week. (And even if you manage to get away, getting back could prove a little problematic).

Not only has it buggered me going skiing, but I suspect the early summer holiday I was going to take in June before the schools broke up is now looking unlikely :down:

Yes we have a home here. If I were on holiday I would want back asap.

Unbelievably there are still Brits posting on a local forum hoping to come because they are in all inclusive hotels so don't need to go out. We have hols booked in June and September and they were written off in my mind a while back
 

METALMICKY

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Jan 30, 2004
4,867
Have an old cricket friend who is flying off to Turkey today. Really not sure of the wisdom of that and let's hope they don't examine his passport too closely and notice how much he's been to China on businesses over the last 6 months :+
 

Tom Hark Preston Park

Lost to the vultures
Jul 6, 2003
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I am here and due to fly back at end of week but can't make my mind up. The lockdown is a good thing imo and makes me feel more confident of avoiding it. But it doesn't feel good being away from my own country and there's an inevitability that I'll get it eventually anyway. If and when I do where would I prefer to be?

Usually have no difficulty making tough decisions but this one has me changing my mind several times a day

I'm guessing you're monitoring the flight situation closely, but just in case you're not yet, I just had a quick look on the Easyjet site and all three flights from LGW to TFS today are cancelled. If you do decide to come home at the end of the week, might well be prudent to bring forward your travel plans if you can, because the option may well not exist by the end of the week. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. Cheers
 

Marty___Mcfly

I see your wicked plan - I’m a junglist.
Sep 14, 2011
2,230
TUI now say they're suspending pretty much all their holidays and flights until further notice..
 

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