General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Mancunia
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635 posts since 29/10/12

23 Oct 2017 17:03
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
figurine
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5736 posts since 14/5/07

23 Oct 2017 18:12
Laughing out loud
YLAup
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5154 posts since 5/9/11

posted 23 Oct 2017 18:16, edited 23 Oct 2017 18:16
Two thirty on clock, very cleverLaughing out loud
krisricey
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1890 posts since 24/3/12

23 Oct 2017 19:03
Haha fucking hell Burt, bravo
krisricey
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1890 posts since 24/3/12

8 Nov 2017 11:58
Having surgery on my feet, starting with one foot in December and the other one once I've recovered 3-4 months later. Any advice on any benefits other than SSP while I'm out of work? I'm aiming to be back in the office after 2-3 weeks, so it wont be a problem, but if for some reason I can't get into the office I'm fucked as SSP is only £80 a week.
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

17 Nov 2017 00:05
supposed to be going to spain at 6am for a stag do, lost my fucking passport!! Can't find it anywhere

Do I have any options other than not going?
inversesquare
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6666 posts since 7/6/08

17 Nov 2017 02:01
Get booked in for a 1 day passport appointment then take the next available flight
saxonheights
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341 posts since 17/8/11

17 Nov 2017 09:31
This Lithuanian woman in my work reckons she goes with her driving license.
figurine
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5736 posts since 14/5/07

17 Nov 2017 10:29
inversesquare wrote: Get booked in for a 1 day passport appointment then take the next available flight
Done this before, ended up getting a passport sorted by lunchtime iirc.
jogon321
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630 posts since 13/4/12

17 Nov 2017 20:28
'The UK and the Republic of Ireland have formed the Common Travel Area, in which photo ID is usually sufficient for citizens of both countries. Immigration officers can ask for proof of nationality, so government advice is to carry one.

In 1995, 26 European countries formed the Schengen area of free travel without border controls. But passenger carriers such as airlines can still impose identity checks that may include a passport'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23038996
YLAup
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5154 posts since 5/9/11

17 Nov 2017 22:36
You're not getting on a flight without a passport Laughing out loud can't even book a seat through Ryanair without a passport number
swede
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8017 posts since 21/3/09

17 Nov 2017 23:13
Burt wrote: mspaint thread's fucked


just seen this Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
andymakesglasses
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20200 posts since 26/1/06

19 Nov 2017 08:36

He's not going to Ireland so that's not relevant and Britain isn't in the Schengen so neither is that.

But considering he was supposed to be flying at 6am yesterday I don't think he really needs any advice now.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

20 Nov 2017 14:27
FrIEND wrote: 'Walk in service'. Talk about rubbing it in.

Laughing out loud
Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

20 Nov 2017 15:37
YLAup wrote: You're not getting on a flight without a passport Laughing out loud can't even book a seat through Ryanair without a passport number

My Passport had expired but I was going from BHX to Glasgow, so not leaving the UK and the stupid woman at the Ryanair gate wouldn't let me board the plane. I pointed out I wasn't leaving the country but she still believed I wouldn't be allowed to fly.

Before booking I had checked their website and it was ok to fly within the UK on an expired passport, pointed this out to her and she was still adamant I couldn't fly. Eventually was allowed to fly after arguing with them and showing them their own website.

Doubt you would get out of the UK with just a driving licence but have heard people say this before.
illwill
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3657 posts since 17/5/04

21 Nov 2017 09:38
Anyone flown to the US recently?

Getting a 6am flight to NYC on Thursday and they're telling me I have to be there 4 hours prior due to extra TSA checks Evil

What gives? Anyone know?
swede
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8017 posts since 21/3/09

21 Nov 2017 09:45
lol 4 hours, a bit extreme. especially for a 6am flight where the airport is empty. when you got your boarding pass if it has SSSS printed on it you will have an extra security screen at the gate iirc
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

21 Nov 2017 11:41
i flew to nyc last week, security was no different than before (t5 heathrow)
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

posted 21 Nov 2017 11:56, edited 21 Nov 2017 11:56
Never list your phone number when you sell a cheap car online.

Just don't.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

21 Nov 2017 13:56
They are just doing extra checks at the gate