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Forum: General Chat Today, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Only need an account if you wish to actively...

Only need an account if you wish to actively manage the card, no need otherwise.

App can be useful if for some reason your phone does not set up the APN settings automatically from the aim card...
Forum: General Chat Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,792
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile You don't, never print ours, tend to have them...

You don't, never print ours, tend to have them online so I can get to them if I must but have never had to in dozens of US flights.
Forum: General Chat Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Yes, it is such a thing, flying times really have...

Yes, it is such a thing, flying times really have three elements, the route, wind and the speed.

Routes can be changed to allow an aircraft to travel a shorter distance. The normal speed is...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Yes it is.possible. never found it busy enough to...

Yes it is.possible. never found it busy enough to need to upgrade.

Been there with the upgrade and without and easily get everything done in a day whichever way.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,792
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile You still need an Esta though if you don't have a...

You still need an Esta though if you don't have a visa to attend a conference. They are not just for leisure.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile It is still not entirely clear what, if any...

It is still not entirely clear what, if any restrictions will be placed on Huawei by the US government. The mood has improved but it will be the end of August before that becomes clear. They are good...
Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Jul 19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile You get a choice.of about 6 films for free in...

You get a choice.of about 6 films for free in economy. If you want the same range as premium you have to pay the upgrade fee of 6.
Forum: General Chat 19 Jul 19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile It's always like that on California. Different...

It's always like that on California. Different levels of AP have different block out periods. Some of which are all the way through the school holidays. They just applied it to the more expensive...
Forum: General Chat 19 Jul 19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,834
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Pretty much all CCs charge a fee for taking out...

Pretty much all CCs charge a fee for taking out cash either in local or foreign currency. There are some exceptions like Halifax clarity where it is only interest, but most have transaction fees.
...
Forum: General Chat 19 Jul 19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile As mentioned you cannot compare the two parks...

As mentioned you cannot compare the two parks. Disneyland is predominantly a locals park with annual passes who have been blocked out during the launch. Hearing a British accent there is not that...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Jul 19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile We used Wings which can be pre-booked and was...

We used Wings which can be pre-booked and was cheaper than a taxi. Uber or Lyft is another option, but the wait can be a few minutes to 30 minutes.

Don't believe taxis are a fixed rate like JFK...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Jul 19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Full tank of fuel before you get into the park...

Full tank of fuel before you get into the park. There are a couple of places but very expensive.

Crate of bottled water and some snack foods.

Other than that, take your time and enjoy.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Jul 19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By 400ixl
Las Vegas questions 1. How long is to drive...

Las Vegas questions
1. How long is to drive from The Strip to Grand Canyon? 3 hours to the West rim which the helicopters go to, but is much smaller than the South Rim which is a 5 hour drive and...
Forum: General Chat 17 Jul 19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,100
Posted By 400ixl
That rate isn't quite correct. The Mastercard...

That rate isn't quite correct. The Mastercard rate is 1.251692 and high street rate is 1.2336.

Don't disagree the rate is fragile and could easily tank though.
Forum: General Chat 17 Jul 19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,293
Posted By 400ixl
If you are happy with the work, then maybe hold...

If you are happy with the work, then maybe hold the conversation for a time when an increase in rate may be a topic. She hasn't increased her rate in 2 years, so it could be some of the efficiency is...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Jul 19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By 400ixl
You can try for cancellation tickets. You have to...

You can try for cancellation tickets. You have to queue up at 07:30 (if I remember the time correctly) and each party member has to be present. Not such a hardship if you do that the first morning of...
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile The Turing test is still used today in artificial...

The Turing test is still used today in artificial intelligence. He was a great mind and should be celebrated.
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,443
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Going to a GP can feel a very formal step and be...

Going to a GP can feel a very formal step and be like putting something on the record.

Maybe someone like Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/ may be an option he may consider.

Also for yourself to...
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By 400ixl
Apologies, you are correct, misread it, so JL for...

Apologies, you are correct, misread it, so JL for both over Sainsburys.
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By 400ixl
Can be delivered to a Waitrose which is more...

Can be delivered to a Waitrose which is more likely to be somewhere close.
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By 400ixl
Comparison today Euro = Sainsburys (with...

Comparison today

Euro = Sainsburys (with Nectar) 1.0956 - John Lewis 1.065
USD = Sainsburys (with Nectar) 1.2349 - John Lewis 1.2476

So Sainsburys for Euro's JL for dollars
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Jul 19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By 400ixl
You could take a drive through Death Valley on...

You could take a drive through Death Valley on the way out of Las Vegas, maybe even staying a night.

As well as all the natural wonders, there is a near deserted mining town on the way out of DV...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,350
Posted By 400ixl
There is no such thing in law as a probationary...

There is no such thing in law as a probationary period. It's just a decision point they arbitrarily put in place, but can effectively give any employee their notice within the first two years.
...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By 400ixl
Don't try to cram too much in. It will takes...

Don't try to cram too much in. It will takes years worth of visits to cover it all and rushing around doesn't do it justice.

Disney can be done in a couple of days, others take 4-5 to do it at a...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile There is a form section dedicated to the west...

There is a form section dedicated to the west coast at https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=171
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 13 Jul 19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,507
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile I would really be speaking to the school about...

I would really be speaking to the school about the best time to go away in GCSE year. Many schools run additional classes over holidays and have multiple weeks of running mock exams.

There were...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 13 Jul 19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Another vote for Old Town and the trolleys to go...

Another vote for Old Town and the trolleys to go a bit wider.
Forum: General Chat 12 Jul 19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,042
Posted By 400ixl
Not sure there is an answer as everyone's...

Not sure there is an answer as everyone's financial position and relationships would be different.

I would tend to be in the camp of if they wanted to come and couldn't afford it themselves, but I...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jul 19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,383
Posted By 400ixl
I'd tend to agree. You don't know if he is...

I'd tend to agree.

You don't know if he is going to take this opportunity to try to put things right, or if he will act as if he is still in the right.

Only you can decide whether the former...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 12 Jul 19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By 400ixl
Don't just head to the gluten free isle as lots...

Don't just head to the gluten free isle as lots of products are made gluten free in the normal range these days. They don't highlight it to drive you to the higher priced items.

Cereals are an...
Forum: General Trip Planning 12 Jul 19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By 400ixl
There is no what if. Legally for the US you need...

There is no what if. Legally for the US you need a valid passport for your period of time there and return to the UK. This isn't a judgement call that anyone can make to refuse you entry based on...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jul 19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,847
Posted By 400ixl
One thing is to stop buying products with Palm...

One thing is to stop buying products with Palm Oil as an ingredient wherever possible. This is one of the biggest reasons for deforestation of rain forests.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Jul 19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By 400ixl
This shows the historical dates that the passes...

This shows the historical dates that the passes have opened and closed. https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/seasonal.htm

Tioga pass averages as May 26th over the last 20 years.

This year was...
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By 400ixl
Usually fly from our regional airport so get a...

Usually fly from our regional airport so get a taxi. Far more convenient than a 2-3 jaunt to a main London airport. Would rather spend those 2-3 hours in a stopover airport like Schipol. If we do use...
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,373
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Looking good. One thing, are they getting the...

Looking good. One thing, are they getting the building inspector in at each stage to certify this work. Our neighbour converted their garage and the builder failed to put in a proper foundation for...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Jul 19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Duplicate thread of...

Duplicate thread of https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1136282

Interesting as other reports are saying it's rammed and access is stopped when it gets too full.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Jul 19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Last report I saw they were still closing entry...

Last report I saw they were still closing entry for periods of the day due to being full that was a week or so ago though.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Jul 19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,507
Posted By 400ixl
Mobile Are you thinking before his exams. If so, I...

Are you thinking before his exams. If so, I wouldn't. They have more than enough to get through and 5 days plus jetlag would be too much of an impact. If after then why not.

Personally I would do...
Forum: General Chat 10 Jul 19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 31,510
Posted By 400ixl
Firstly, sorry to hear of your position, and that...

Firstly, sorry to hear of your position, and that you have a douche bag as a manager.

Without giving too much away. Would a stand in need specific qualifications / certificates to be able to the...
Forum: General Chat 10 Jul 19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,616
Posted By 400ixl
I meant more in that many could switch to car or...

I meant more in that many could switch to car or train. I know less convenient and maybe mean starting a day earlier, but an option.
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