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Gearing up for a travel disaster

August 5, 2009

So I’m getting married on Saturday, so expect little from me over the next few days. Maybe a cheeky tweet from the altar though, which has now been requested seven times.

Anyway, my wedding will be in Tours, in France. Here’s what I’ve got to look forward to.

Stansted Express strike is likely from Liverpool st. Can’t beat a mid-summer/peak season strike. Oh, and a return ticket on this glorified commuter train has gone up to £28. It now costs more than the Heathrow Express, colleagues tell me.

Overcrowding. Since Ryanair made check-in compulsory, the bag-drop queues are enourmous. This follows the recent debacle where passengers missed flights because there weren’t enough check-in desks open.

Extra charges. My fiancee flew out this morning, and her bag was 1kg over the limit. With a wedding dress in one had, she asked if she was really going to be charged £15 extra for this 1kg, on her way to her wedding. You bet.

As well as this, I’ll probably get swine flu before the big day. Not that Ryanair would refuse me, they’d probably just slap on an extra charge.

I’ll hopefully cheer up soon, but how much damage is being done to our economy through all this. We’re being ripped off, there are strikes, and poor customer service.

It’s only a matter of time before the tide turns against us, and people opt to give the UK a miss.

READ: Fearing the worst for Swine flu and global tourism
READ: A word of warning for RyanAirOnline
READ: ‘Evil’ and ‘Ryanair’ – two words that stand out for 2008


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