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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sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

3 Jul 2019 12:23
It's a pretty level playing field, might as well get the klean kanteen. Pleased with mine and they aren't even that much of an eyesore nowadays.

krisricey
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1890 posts since 24/3/12

11 Jul 2019 14:30
Been a long time coming but a mate and I are going to go solo with web/digital design soon. If anyone knows of anyone with a small (or large) business who needs any aspect of design, let me know. We'll be offering very reasonable rates as we start up.
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

11 Jul 2019 14:31
Godspeed.
illwill
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3662 posts since 17/5/04

12 Jul 2019 12:34
Smashed my lid off so just copped one of these

https://www.tkmaxx.com/men/activewear/sports-accessories/black-reusable-stainless-steel-water-bottle-950ml/p/02001165

https://www.businessinsider.com/takeya-stainless-steel-water-bottle-review-2019-1?r=US&IR;=T
darko
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910 posts since 4/10/12

14 Jul 2019 13:49
Has anyone in here flown with ryanair aka poverty airlines recently?

You used to be able to take a 10kg holdall or whatever and store it in the luggage racks for free but earlier this year they've made their 'personal baggage allowance' a pitiful 40cm x 25cm x 20cm (bag must 'fit underneath the seat infront') which basically means you can take fuck all unless you want to pay for a bag upgrade.

I've got two rucksacks which are more like 49/50cm x 25cm x 20cm and wondering whether they're super strict or not with the cm sizing or whether I'll be OK just chancing it and squashing it down if required? (one for me one for my mrs). It's already cost us £50 to get one set of '10kg check in bags' and I loathe paying any more to them for a quick flight to barcelona.
abagnale
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653 posts since 6/1/14

posted 14 Jul 2019 13:52, edited 14 Jul 2019 13:52
I have flown with them a few weeks ago and they stung a couple of our mates.
Doogan
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513 posts since 13/4/14

14 Jul 2019 13:53
They weren't checking rucksacks when I got a flight with them last week. Sure you'd be ok unless it's obviously massive.
illwill
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3662 posts since 17/5/04

14 Jul 2019 13:53
Yep, don't chance it.
darko
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910 posts since 4/10/12

posted 14 Jul 2019 13:57, edited 14 Jul 2019 13:57
Mixed signals!

They're both small-looking rucksacks, really don't think there's much in it at all

Really hate ryanair these days, I know it's really my fault but can't help feeling bitter about their pathetic allowances. doesn't help that 'priority' boarding has sold out too. ffs
Burt
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5548 posts since 3/1/10

14 Jul 2019 19:41
I flew with EasyJet recently and had a rucksack on my back plus carry on 'hand luggage' (Tripp hand luggage on wheels case). The bird at boarding checked my passport and said I couldn't take my rucksack so had to put it in my carry on - I had a huge plastic carrier bag for a single bottle of Duty Free whiskey that I'd bought so simply chucked my rucksack in there, covered it with a hoody (honest!) and then put the bottle of whiskey on top - no questions asked, got on the flight peice of piss. I did the same on the return before being questioned at boarding and there were no questions whatsoever.

Chuck shit in your Duty Free carrier bags - as long as there is some kinda Duty Free in there (and visible with a cursory glance) I'm guessing you'll get away with it.
darko
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910 posts since 4/10/12

14 Jul 2019 19:46
Cool Cool
swede
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8028 posts since 21/3/09

14 Jul 2019 21:20
Sorry but you’re asking for it with Ryanair. Steezyjet only way to fly budget
jplxx
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1218 posts since 3/11/09

17 Jul 2019 20:44
Any recommendations for a decent fashion forum to sign up to? Cheers
Burt
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5548 posts since 3/1/10

17 Jul 2019 20:51
jplxx wrote: Any recommendations for a decent fashion forum to sign up to? Cheers
Probably advisable to post this in 'Random Fashion Questions' and not 'General Discussion', pal.
andymakesglasses
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20203 posts since 26/1/06

18 Jul 2019 07:31
jplxx wrote: Any recommendations for a decent fashion forum to sign up to? Cheers

Laughing out loud
Tony
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953 posts since 28/10/08

18 Jul 2019 08:39
darko wrote: Has anyone in here flown with ryanair aka poverty airlines recently?

You used to be able to take a 10kg holdall or whatever and store it in the luggage racks for free but earlier this year they've made their 'personal baggage allowance' a pitiful 40cm x 25cm x 20cm (bag must 'fit underneath the seat infront') which basically means you can take fuck all unless you want to pay for a bag upgrade.

I've got two rucksacks which are more like 49/50cm x 25cm x 20cm and wondering whether they're super strict or not with the cm sizing or whether I'll be OK just chancing it and squashing it down if required? (one for me one for my mrs). It's already cost us £50 to get one set of '10kg check in bags' and I loathe paying any more to them for a quick flight to barcelona.

the bag size checker is basically the same dimensions as the old cabin ones just half the length.so if its a soft case rucksack you could just squash it in to the checker. But as long as your bag is on your back they don't really check sizing. Ive flown with Ryanair 6 times this year they just look out for actual cabin bags that need to go in the overhead lockers. Any backpacks tend to go through unnoticed/checked. Saying that the last flight I got they were In such a rush they let people on with cabin bags who should be been charged they didn't have time to go through the process of charging people.
darko
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910 posts since 4/10/12

19 Jul 2019 14:39
It was fine, they didn’t even check and let people on with holdalls that were definitely too big Laughing out loud
illwill
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3662 posts since 17/5/04

23 Jul 2019 15:57
Anyone from Lincolnshire?

Gonna be spending the next few days on a farm 25 mins from Skegness.

What are the best beaches around there?
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

23 Jul 2019 20:14
Growing up in Derby, Skegness was my local beach. I remember it as being a bit shit with brown sea
darko
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910 posts since 4/10/12

23 Jul 2019 20:46
It's grim illwill, proper inbred country at skeggy