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Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By tspill
In over 30 years of flying to the USA, I have...

In over 30 years of flying to the USA, I have never once seen a decent deal in any airline sale. Prices seem to go up in the sales.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Nov 21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By tspill
If you use something like the Halifax Clarity you...

If you use something like the Halifax Clarity you know that you will always get the best possible rate available as they use the interbank rate.
Forum: General Chat 28 Nov 21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By tspill
Will your insurance pay for the quarantine hotel?...

Will your insurance pay for the quarantine hotel? If not, that's a lot of money.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Nov 21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 52,769
Posted By tspill
So like I said, both are right in the right...

So like I said, both are right in the right context.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Nov 21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 52,769
Posted By tspill
Surely both are correct depending on what they...

Surely both are correct depending on what they are referring to.

The erosion of the effectiveness of the vaccine allows the virus to evade its protection?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Nov 21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By tspill
On the cards I use, it would be zero. Pending...

On the cards I use, it would be zero. Pending charges/holds are deducted from my credit limit. This is Amex and Halifax Clarity.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Nov 21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 52,769
Posted By tspill
Can't see it. And if they do, they can lock...

Can't see it. And if they do, they can lock themselves away.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Nov 21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 52,769
Posted By tspill
Not even close. We are a million miles from...

Not even close. We are a million miles from square 1.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Nov 21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 52,769
Posted By tspill
Our government has been criticised all along for...

Our government has been criticised all along for not acting soon enough. Now they are criticised for acting too early!
They can't win. Like always, we won't know if they are right or wrong until...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Nov 21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 52,769
Posted By tspill
Who is "desperate for another lockdown?" ...

Who is "desperate for another lockdown?" Absolutely no one. Dumb thing to say.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Nov 21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By tspill
We have been going a few times per year since...

We have been going a few times per year since 1990. Card was only declined once and I was able to sort it in under 1 minute (Halifax txted me and I just responded to say the change was OK).
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Nov 21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,505
Posted By tspill
I am confident our US trips next year will go...

I am confident our US trips next year will go ahead as planned.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Nov 21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By tspill
Pricing is a black art. When we booked our...

Pricing is a black art. When we booked our business class seats about 6 weeks ago, we paid £1400ish. As soon as we booked them we rechecked and they were over £8000 (each).
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Nov 21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By tspill
We don't really use cash on holiday and haven't...

We don't really use cash on holiday and haven't done so for many years. $100 does us three+ trips to Florida. Nowhere we go doesn't take card.
Just to test this we did one trip where we didnt...
Forum: General Chat 26 Nov 21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By tspill
This is basically a valuation. Not shocking...

This is basically a valuation.

Not shocking at all. They only have one question to answer - Will the property cover the loan should the buyer not be able to pay? All they are doing is covering...
Forum: General Chat 26 Nov 21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By tspill
I would (and have always for my own homes) go for...

I would (and have always for my own homes) go for a full survey. You are spending hundreds of thousands on an asset. I would want to know what I am getting.
There will be a load of dross in it,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Nov 21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By tspill
You have to phone them. You can only book seats...

You have to phone them.
You can only book seats on line if you book directly with AL.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,963
Posted By tspill
Yes, the first guy to get the "booster" was 8...

Yes, the first guy to get the "booster" was 8 months ago and his level of antibodies is still "off the scale".
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,963
Posted By tspill
I am not sure how they can do this long term as...

I am not sure how they can do this long term as with each new vaccination, the duration for high immunity varies.

After 2 jabs - immunity seemed to drop off after maybe 6 months. But with the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By tspill
I think that "3rd vaccination" and "booster" are...

I think that "3rd vaccination" and "booster" are different things.

The "Booster" is what most people are getting now. However, I believe there was a "3rd vaccination" available for ECV. So maybe...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Nov 21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,018
Posted By tspill
Thanks Andy! Great piece of work.

Thanks Andy!
Great piece of work.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,017
Posted By tspill
In NI, Primary Care (GPs) are delivering Pfizer...

In NI, Primary Care (GPs) are delivering Pfizer and Pharmacies are delivering Moderna.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,749
Posted By tspill
Maybe not leprosy. But a disease that has caused...

Maybe not leprosy. But a disease that has caused the world to pretty much shut down for 20 months. So still pretty bad.
And they way many seem to want to operate, it will be going on a whole lot...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,749
Posted By tspill
But if they test positive, they should be at...

But if they test positive, they should be at home. That's the whole point.
Would you want a fitter in your house with Covid.

There is often discussion on unreliability, but that is usually false...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,749
Posted By tspill
Not at all. It what it is and we can choose to...

Not at all. It what it is and we can choose to do what we can to help everyone through it, or choose not to.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,749
Posted By tspill
Thank you for being so caring and helping out! ...

Thank you for being so caring and helping out! Glad we can rely on you to help.

Love the bravado.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,749
Posted By tspill
Testing doesn't change the numbers in any way. ...

Testing doesn't change the numbers in any way. It just lets you know better what they are. This is a very very good thing. Beats burying our heads in the send and having a much worse outcome.
Forum: General Chat 23 Nov 21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By tspill
Just check the airline requirements. Many...

Just check the airline requirements. Many require that the total of the three dimensions don't exceed 115 inches or 292cm.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,743
Posted By tspill
There is so much absolute crap being posted about...

There is so much absolute crap being posted about the vaccines at the minute. Less than a minute of looking would show that it is absolute nonsense.
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,581
Posted By tspill
That's the one I have been putting off. Don't...

That's the one I have been putting off. Don't know why tho.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,491
Posted By tspill
Not sure why this post? Absolutely no sarcasm...

Not sure why this post? Absolutely no sarcasm intended. Nor can I see why you might think that as it reads as sarcastic in any way to me. I am sorry that you took it that way.
I was just putting a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,491
Posted By tspill
I am not sure that it is even true to say it...

I am not sure that it is even true to say it wasn't the best.

It did its job amazingly well. It got us through 2021. Without it we would have been totally stuffed. It saved countless lives -...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,491
Posted By tspill
I really don't know where you get your...

I really don't know where you get your "information" from.
Nothing to do with clots. Gov. never said two shots would be enough - the expectation was always that a booster would be needed, maybe...
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By tspill
Don't miss Yosemite NP. But even more beautiful...

Don't miss Yosemite NP. But even more beautiful is Tioga Pass across the park.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,743
Posted By tspill
I didn't other than a little tiredness for a few...

I didn't other than a little tiredness for a few hours the following am. My OH had four days (first AZ jab) of feeling a bit unwell plus some vomiting for a few hours. Nothing really after AZ2 or...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,743
Posted By tspill
That was not my point - regardless of their use -...

That was not my point - regardless of their use - they are injected into our bodies and we don't know what's in them.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,491
Posted By tspill
I don't believe they are punitive in any way...

I don't believe they are punitive in any way though.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,743
Posted By tspill
I had 2 x AZ and the Pfizer booster. Nothing...

I had 2 x AZ and the Pfizer booster. Nothing more than a bit of a sore arm for a few days.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,743
Posted By tspill
Maybe. But that is way better than the mess we...

Maybe. But that is way better than the mess we are living in right now.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,743
Posted By tspill
Would you take a general anaesthetic? Or chemo? ...

Would you take a general anaesthetic? Or chemo? Now these are scary, yet we probably wouldn't give them a second thought if we needed them.

Problem is - Covid will be making a mess of the...
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