Off Topic Holidays & Flights

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  1. Angelicnumber16

    Angelicnumber16 Well-Known Member

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    Just booked flights with Easy Jet to and from Newcastle for our rearranged cruise in April and May 2022.
    The booking I'd made for this years trip which was obviously postponed due to Covid cost me £122 including 3 x 23Kg suitcases. I've just had to fork out just shy of £300 for the flights in 2022 and the luggage is more expensive to carry than my Wife and I.
    Methinks airlines and travel companies will be raking it in if this is anything to go by given the pent up demand for holidays !
     
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  2. oneforthebristolcity

    oneforthebristolcity Well-Known Member

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    The problem this year visiting other Countries especially in Europe, they are behind on the vaccinations, so can't see many allowing visitors in for a while..
    Of course I can quite imagine that there will be huge demand for 2022, so long as the virus is at low levels..
    Lets hope that the light at end of the tunnel stays bright!!
     
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    You getting the vaccine certificate?
     
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    RedorDead Well-Known Member

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    Wife had her jab yesterday. 7 years younger than me I was gutted. But it’s to do with her meds on blood thinners due to a stroke caused by migraine that made her lose sight in a small section of her eye.
     
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  5. oneforthebristolcity

    oneforthebristolcity Well-Known Member

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    Well it depends on two situations regarding travel.
    The Country I want to travel to..
    Will they open their borders to us from the UK with or without the vaccine?
    Will it be required to travel out of the uk..
    if both not required then my answer remains the same as before!
     
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  6. Redprintt

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    Wasn't your reluctance based on vaccine safety?
     
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  7. RedorDead

    RedorDead Well-Known Member

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    Anti vaxcers don’t know what they want. One minute it’s not working, next minute it contains pork.
     
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  8. oneforthebristolcity

    oneforthebristolcity Well-Known Member

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    Nope...based on.....never had any vaccine for anything, I'm happy for my own immune system to do it's job..
    Unless I'm forced to, allowing me to travel..
     
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  9. AshtonRed

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    Why not stick to your principles, and if necessary just don’t travel ..?
     
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  10. oneforthebristolcity

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    If it becomes an unlikely event then I won't......and I will...but there's a place in Spain that I normally go a few times a year and I'm itching to get back there, but with Spain struggling to administer the vaccine, it might not be possible.........having said that, their cases are right down and that's without the jab!!
     
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  11. bcfcredandwhite

    bcfcredandwhite Well-Known Member

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    in THEORY, if we've been vaccinated, we should be able to visit other countries regardless of the success of their vaccine programme, as we will be immune.
    I'm still trying to get 'special permission' to go to Gibraltar to sort out my flat - there's a plumbing leak and the paperwork needs finalising.
    I booked flights for July some time ago - they were cheap and if the airline move them they stay cheap!
     
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  12. oneforthebristolcity

    oneforthebristolcity Well-Known Member

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    I'm biding my time to see how it all pans out....funny enough I was offered the Astra one last night, which I turned down and told them to give to someone that wants/needs it!!!.
     
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  13. RedorDead

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    Just because we are immune from hit, does not stop you spreading it. So you either spread it round the country you’re in so anyone not having the vaccine can have it or bringing it back and giving it to Onefor.
    Just to let you know, we had a carpet fitter in today who has had Covid twice. And he said first time was not nice, but second time would not wish on his enemies.
     
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  14. Redprintt

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    The Queen nails 1For.

    She said '1For, you should think of other people rather than yourself '.
     
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    Depends how you define immune! …. you can still get ill, but the degree of it is an unknown … you may still need hospital, but maybe not need intensive care, just been on ZOOM and friends wife a nurse who had it twice was not seriously bad second time, her friend also a nurse on second time was in hospital for a longer time than first time she was affected [ not in hospital ] had assisted breathing but IC
     
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  16. oneforthebristolcity

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    I did, I let someone else have my Jab to protect them......pretty thoughtful if you ask me......
     
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  17. Redprintt

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    Arrogant twat.
    Where have I heard that ?
     
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  18. Reliant Robin TC2

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    I have been reading this thread for ages and have been quite intrigued by your stance on this. To a degree, I can identify with you, in that I'm now 66, have never been in hospital (other than for sports injuries/visiting), avoid tablets as much as I can (other than for gout which can be a nightmare in itself) and regard myself as having a pretty robust immune system.

    I retired from my chosen profession 12 years ago and for some years have been gardening for others. As a result, I'm quite fit for my age and am outdoors much of the time. Given what is going on, and "crowded" places, I have been fairly careful in where I've been and how I've conducted myself.

    I really enjoyed Christmas, but on 28th December I didn't feel "right". On 29th I had an irritating cough start. It was the same as those I sometimes get in the winter, so thought nothing of it. The following day it had developed into a deep, hacking cough that I couldn't placate. It continued 24/7 for 7 days. During that time I was tested and returned a positive result. I couldn't believe the crap I brought up from my lungs; it was a deep olive green and there was masses of it. I had to sleep in a separate bedroom so my wife could try to sleep. Each night I got through almost a complete toilet roll of tissue paper that I was spitting into. During some coughing sessions, I could feel the mucus "rattling" about at the bottom of my lungs, an experience I've never had before and certainly don't want again.

    Toward the end of the 7 days a very good friend face-timed us. She is a senior nurse and nurse trainer; hearing my cough, she suggested that I should go to hospital. I felt that my symptoms had plateaued so left it - had it worsened, I would have been straight in there. During the whole episode I lost 10lbs in weight in 9 days

    Two days ago (8 weeks after first symptoms) I went back to gardening for the first time. I did 3 hours gentle work and felt ****ed!

    Strangely enough, one of the worst things was not the physical side of covid; the message informing me of the positive test came through just before 6pm on Sunday 3rd Jan. Shortly after, the evening news was on the TV. The headlines were about the 50k plus positive tests in the previous 24 hrs. A commentator then said that some of these will be next weeks hospital admissions and subsequent deaths!! That played on my mind for a couple of days.

    From my experience I would recommend that anyone offered the jab should have it!
     
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  19. oneforthebristolcity

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    Sorry to hear about your experience mate and glad you are back on the mend.
    With out going into my reasoning again....It's a choice I've made..I don't particularly agree with vaccines unless they totally eradicate the virus in question...my mind is, I prefer to let my immune system deal with the problems while it still can, which IMO is the best way.
    There will be hundreds of variants of this virus of which the vaccines over the years will need to be tweaked, at some point, as with flu, it's just another illness that we will all have to get on and deal with..

    I'm only a few years younger than you, just prefer to take my own chances.....I like to travel, so at some stage, if it's a requirement, then I may have to reconsider..I'm waiting to see how it pans out..
     
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  20. BCFCRob

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    It's funny you mention that fluid feeling in the lungs actually - I'd forgotten about that symptom but I definitely had it too. Almost like a feeling of having to cough something up in my throat, but far further down, right at the bottom. Nowhere near as bad as yours mind!

    I actually found Covid pretty easy compared to even my housemates who are younger than me (pot luck of course), but the past week or two I've definitely had some very unusual chest experiences which I can only put down to 'long Covid'. Constant pressure below the sternum, the odd burning pain that comes and goes, and heart palpitations too. I have a feeling it can take a while to get over it 100%. And I'm relatively 'low risk'!

    Just out of interest @oneforthebristolcity, to go back to the previous topic, having read your stance on this, at what point would you get the vaccine? Ignoring travel rules and stuff like that, is there any point where you'd think, right, this is safe enough for me to take, and it might prevent me from having a pretty horrible experience?

    The problem is, and I mean this in a nice way, but you do continually downplay it quite a lot. But I think pretty much all people on this forum now know someone that has had it. Most know someone that has had a bad experience from it. And you have a great chance here to avoid going through a horrendous experience, of struggling to breathe and potentially dying, why wouldn't you take that up? And the thing is, nobody ever thinks it will happen to them... until it does.
     
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