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My brothers were 12 and 11 when they first...
My brothers were 12 and 11 when they first travelled on an overnight ferry (18 hour journey) without any parents or other relatives.

If he can find his way to school and home, then I don't think...
I was in Banff a few years back, at the end of...
I was in Banff a few years back, at the end of April/beginning of May. On the Thursday the weather was twenty degrees (68 degrees for our American cousins), sunny and clear. On Saturday there was...
Your husband only needs one formal outfit (unless...
Your husband only needs one formal outfit (unless he's a messy eater ;)) because men don't have this need to look different every night, as if someone was looking at them ;). As for how much to...
The main advantage of a balcony is that it's...
The main advantage of a balcony is that it's convenient, being right by your room - no distance to walk, and handy if you want to (eg.) change your book. But bear in mind that half the time it will...
Inside cabin is pitch dark, so no problem at all...
Inside cabin is pitch dark, so no problem at all there. I've never used an outside so I don't know how thick the curtains are.

Alternatively, travel in September. (Or March, but September's...
Not hand baggage, I wouldn't have thought. Good...
Not hand baggage, I wouldn't have thought. Good luck lifting that onto the rack! ;)
If they aren't, then what will you do with them...
If they aren't, then what will you do with them if they want to go to college, or get a job?

If you allow them out of the house at home without parents, then you can allow them out on board ship. ...
I think it's fair to say that the chances of a...
I think it's fair to say that the chances of a kidnapper dragging them into a car and driving to an out-of-the-way place are remote on a cruise ship.
Not the same at all. If I book a flight to...
Not the same at all. If I book a flight to Milwaukee via Chicago and due to circumstances beyond the airline's control I go via Philadelphia, or by bus on the last leg, then I don't get compensation...
If they don't let you sit together, then they...
If they don't let you sit together, then they have to assign one of the cabin crew to pass on all important messages that come over the speakers. They find it a whole lot easier just to let you sit...
Not under UK law. The holiday price is a single...
Not under UK law. The holiday price is a single figure and port fees are part of the package.
My flights are usually American Airlines, Chicago...
My flights are usually American Airlines, Chicago to Manchester, scheduled 8 hours either way. Other companies and routes, I dare say, do it differently.
Given that you still had the three weeks AND an...
Given that you still had the three weeks AND an unexpected amount of cash to book a last minute deal, I would certainly have spent a day or two looking for alternatives before turning it down!
There are few benefits to being deaf, but one...
There are few benefits to being deaf, but one minor advantage is that airlines must seat a deaf person with his or her companion whether you have paid for it or not. (This probably applies to all...
Yes - don't. It's a really selfish way of...
Yes - don't. It's a really selfish way of pleasing yourself and denying pleasure to your husband. Unless you're absolutely sure that he wouldn't enjoy looking forward to a cruise?

I'm going on...
As I understand it, it's not a random...
As I understand it, it's not a random distribution. The jet stream flows west to east because of the rotation of the earth, but the schedule flight times east-west and west-east are the same -...
I've changed terminals twice on Heathrow...
I've changed terminals twice on Heathrow connections, and both times took 45 minutes plane to departure lounge. But on both occasions it was a quiet day with no significant queues. So I would say...
I know someone that was bumped off a ppackage...
I know someone that was bumped off a ppackage holiday (not cruise based) and he was able to get back from them every incidental expense he could think of,. including hotel room the night before,...
I think you misunderstood where I said "If an 80...
I think you misunderstood where I said "If an 80 year old is suspected of blowing up buildings, then handcuff them. If they're suspected of having an error in their paperwork, handcuffs is an...
That's fine. I'm not so undiscriminating - if I...
That's fine. I'm not so undiscriminating - if I see someone a few yards out of my way who is opening a door unaided and without difficulty, I let them get on with it; if they look to be struggling...
And P&O are owned by Carnival - but that doesn't...
And P&O are owned by Carnival - but that doesn't mean P&O and Carnival are the same.
If you need a walking aid to move about, then you...
If you need a walking aid to move about, then you can't move safely in handcuffs. That's not political correctness, that's common sense and common decency. I'm not talking about specific numbers or...
No. Frankly, you either haven't thought it...
No. Frankly, you either haven't thought it through. If a fit and athletic young man arrives in the USA carrying a big stick (or baseball bat, for example), then it would be taken off him in the...
I'm not trying to define "elderly" as a...
I'm not trying to define "elderly" as a prescriptive age. We all know what old people look like, and some people are old at 70 while others aren't old at 80. Other people (eg. disabled) can have...
And if they had made it to the exit - so what? ...
And if they had made it to the exit - so what? What exactly is the risk to national security of having one more person in the USA who doesn't have exactly the right paperwork? I'm sure he wouldn't...