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David McKeown

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« Reply #1785 on: February 05, 2019, 10:34:28 PM »
Spent over a year of my life in Orlando and absolutely adore the place. Whole family heading back there in July. 20 of us going total so we are staying at the Reunion resort. Seems like a good spot. They offer apartments and have a small water park on site. Iíve not been before but it gets good reviews. I love the outlets and think the deals are fantastic particularly if you print the coupons out from their website before you go. Mall at Millenia another good spot for the shopping.

The one tip I have is try not to do everything in one go itís simply too much in the heat and you will end up not enjoying it.

My favourite parks are Holywood studios and Typhoon Lagoon

As to car hire the AVIS suggestion above is great. Iím also signed up to rental cars who offer great sales through out the year.

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« Reply #1786 on: February 24, 2019, 10:46:49 AM »
Thinking of Minorca or costa bravo this year for family holiday in July. Kids 12 and 6. Anyone been and could recommend holiday with nice pool and close enough to beach?.
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« Reply #1787 on: February 25, 2019, 03:17:33 PM »
Thinking of Minorca or costa bravo this year for family holiday in July. Kids 12 and 6. Anyone been and could recommend holiday with nice pool and close enough to beach?.

Bump, anyone got any ideas?

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« Reply #1788 on: February 25, 2019, 04:17:03 PM »
Menorca always great for small kids, but not brilliant for older kids.  They turn the streetlights off at 10pm.  You have to travel to the towns for a pint after that.
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« Reply #1789 on: March 11, 2019, 12:51:12 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47521609

Anyone travelling from Belfast International today? Queued out the door at 8am apparently. A guy in work just landed into the office having been supposed to be in London this morning. He said he arrived over an hour and a half before his flight and had fast track security but missed the flight.

 I do a lot of travelling with work and BFS is an absolute joke of an airport in terms of security and the staff are some of the worst I have ever encountered. Compares very unfavourably with Dublin Airport

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« Reply #1790 on: March 11, 2019, 12:53:53 PM »
I follow LordKilrooney (John Taylor) on Twitter for a bit of light entertainment and saw him mithering on about it earlier. 

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« Reply #1791 on: March 11, 2019, 12:56:38 PM »

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« Reply #1792 on: March 11, 2019, 01:03:29 PM »
https://www.thejournal.ie/st-patricks-day-varadkar-minister-trips-4534240-Mar2019/?utm_source=shortlink

No crisis at home....carry on...junket time😂

Money well spent. Investment is what any country needs and crisis or no crisis this is worthwhile. When-else would a small nation get to be front and centre around the world?

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« Reply #1793 on: March 11, 2019, 01:08:07 PM »
https://www.thejournal.ie/st-patricks-day-varadkar-minister-trips-4534240-Mar2019/?utm_source=shortlink

No crisis at home....carry on...junket time😂

Money well spent. Investment is what any country needs and crisis or no crisis this is worthwhile. When-else would a small nation get to be front and centre around the world?

Hope you are right....look forward to all this investment.

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« Reply #1794 on: March 11, 2019, 01:15:15 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47521609

Anyone travelling from Belfast International today? Queued out the door at 8am apparently. A guy in work just landed into the office having been supposed to be in London this morning. He said he arrived over an hour and a half before his flight and had fast track security but missed the flight.

 I do a lot of travelling with work and BFS is an absolute joke of an airport in terms of security and the staff are some of the worst I have ever encountered. Compares very unfavourably with Dublin Airport

I flew to Amsterdam on 11 July last year. I arrived before 8 a.m. & security was already queued up right back to departures at that point. Took an hour to get up the stairs & through. If it was known about then,  why hasn't something been done about it or, alternatively, why haven't a few heads rolled for it, if people can't do the job they're paid to do? Mind you, it doesn't help that significant numbers approach airport security like it's the first time in their life they have ever gone through the process.

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« Reply #1795 on: March 11, 2019, 01:33:48 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47521609

Anyone travelling from Belfast International today? Queued out the door at 8am apparently. A guy in work just landed into the office having been supposed to be in London this morning. He said he arrived over an hour and a half before his flight and had fast track security but missed the flight.

 I do a lot of travelling with work and BFS is an absolute joke of an airport in terms of security and the staff are some of the worst I have ever encountered. Compares very unfavourably with Dublin Airport

I flew to Amsterdam on 11 July last year. I arrived before 8 a.m. & security was already queued up right back to departures at that point. Took an hour to get up the stairs & through. If it was known about then,  why hasn't something been done about it or, alternatively, why haven't a few heads rolled for it, if people can't do the job they're paid to do? Mind you, it doesn't help that significant numbers approach airport security like it's the first time in their life they have ever gone through the process.

Agree with this but again the staff dont help. Every other airport you will have people out walking the lines telling people to take of belts/shoes/tablets etc well in advance of getting to the scanners. In BFS the staff seem to take personal pleasure in sending people back to do x or y only after they are walking through the metal detector or put the trays on the conveyor. Either way you are right, why have senior management not sorted this.

A prime example of under investment in both staff and technology.

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« Reply #1796 on: March 11, 2019, 01:50:08 PM »
They say they are increasing the number of search lanes to 8...but to enable them to do so, they have to go down to 5 first of all? Even if they had 8, it would be a cheek calling themselves an "international" airport. Even the City is better. Do they even stop to think why people willingly go to Dublin? Maybe it's  because security is better & they have some flights that actually go to a few places. Belfast "International" is a complete shambles.

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« Reply #1797 on: March 11, 2019, 01:55:04 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47521609

Anyone travelling from Belfast International today? Queued out the door at 8am apparently. A guy in work just landed into the office having been supposed to be in London this morning. He said he arrived over an hour and a half before his flight and had fast track security but missed the flight.

 I do a lot of travelling with work and BFS is an absolute joke of an airport in terms of security and the staff are some of the worst I have ever encountered. Compares very unfavourably with Dublin Airport

I flew to Amsterdam on 11 July last year. I arrived before 8 a.m. & security was already queued up right back to departures at that point. Took an hour to get up the stairs & through. If it was known about then,  why hasn't something been done about it or, alternatively, why haven't a few heads rolled for it, if people can't do the job they're paid to do? Mind you, it doesn't help that significant numbers approach airport security like it's the first time in their life they have ever gone through the process.

Agree with this but again the staff dont help. Every other airport you will have people out walking the lines telling people to take of belts/shoes/tablets etc well in advance of getting to the scanners. In BFS the staff seem to take personal pleasure in sending people back to do x or y only after they are walking through the metal detector or put the trays on the conveyor. Either way you are right, why have senior management not sorted this.

A prime example of under investment in both staff and technology.
I would regularly travel from here to Edinburgh and the last time going across I had to apologetically barge my way through the queues otherwise I was missing my flight. Yes, I could have left earlier but I didn't think it would be as bad. I saw a kid of about 3 getting guldered at by a clipboard Nazi as he was skipping under the retractable belt barrier. The kid was only playing about but this hero made a point of coming over and remonstrating with the parents. It's a terrible kip and best avoided.

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« Reply #1798 on: March 11, 2019, 02:06:49 PM »
We were in Brussels recently for a weekend
Well worth a visit. 
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« Reply #1799 on: March 11, 2019, 02:11:21 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47521609

Anyone travelling from Belfast International today? Queued out the door at 8am apparently. A guy in work just landed into the office having been supposed to be in London this morning. He said he arrived over an hour and a half before his flight and had fast track security but missed the flight.

 I do a lot of travelling with work and BFS is an absolute joke of an airport in terms of security and the staff are some of the worst I have ever encountered. Compares very unfavourably with Dublin Airport

I flew to Amsterdam on 11 July last year. I arrived before 8 a.m. & security was already queued up right back to departures at that point. Took an hour to get up the stairs & through. If it was known about then,  why hasn't something been done about it or, alternatively, why haven't a few heads rolled for it, if people can't do the job they're paid to do? Mind you, it doesn't help that significant numbers approach airport security like it's the first time in their life they have ever gone through the process.

Agree with this but again the staff dont help. Every other airport you will have people out walking the lines telling people to take of belts/shoes/tablets etc well in advance of getting to the scanners. In BFS the staff seem to take personal pleasure in sending people back to do x or y only after they are walking through the metal detector or put the trays on the conveyor. Either way you are right, why have senior management not sorted this.

A prime example of under investment in both staff and technology.
I would regularly travel from here to Edinburgh and the last time going across I had to apologetically barge my way through the queues otherwise I was missing my flight. Yes, I could have left earlier but I didn't think it would be as bad. I saw a kid of about 3 getting guldered at by a clipboard Nazi as he was skipping under the retractable belt barrier. The kid was only playing about but this hero made a point of coming over and remonstrating with the parents. It's a terrible kip and best avoided.

It's a desperate place. Devoid of any soul.
From the road to it, to the staff, to the security experience, to the 1980s concrete. An awful experience.

Derry should be shut. Belfast City as well but significant investment should be made firstly. New motorway links from Belfast, Derry and the West (Fermanagh, Tyrone) Train and bus links all with a new onsite station. I was going to say upgraded but there is nothing to upgrade. Did you know a journey that should take 45mins on public transport from Dgn to Belfast International takes 2 hours with transfers?
This is something we should really be lobbying our politicians to deliver.