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Old 06 October 2007, 16:42   #1
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Your guys are missing out.

With the low dollar you guys should be planning a holiday in the USA.
Example: Lunch for two today. mexican beef buritos, beans, salad, w. avacodo, corn chips and salsa and fish tacos and two bottled beers. $23.50. Thats 12 quid to you guys. More food than we could eat.
Went to the supermarket next door and bought 1 lb of fresh shark steak for 2quid. Jumbo Tiger prawns were 3 quid a LB. so a little too pricey for me.
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Old 06 October 2007, 16:51   #2
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You can keep it,

I just hate the sun, fresh meat and cheap plonk. Can't think of a worse way to spend a day. Would much rather be chucking a jumper on, eating a greasy Donar and drinking a pint of chemical beer.

See you on the dark side !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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With the low dollar you guys should be planning a holiday in the USA.
Example: Lunch for two today. mexican beef buritos, beans, salad, w. avacodo, corn chips and salsa and fish tacos and two bottled beers. $23.50. Thats 12 quid to you guys. More food than we could eat.
Went to the supermarket next door and bought 1 lb of fresh shark steak for 2quid. Jumbo Tiger prawns were 3 quid a LB. so a little too pricey for me.
I would LOVE to visit the USA - but I refuse to go somewhere where I am treated like a criminal before I even get into the country. Iris scans - finger prints taken etc etc - they can stuff it - who know what they do with the info they collect? Not even allowed to carry matches or a nail file on the plane - talk about stupid. Of course if you are a Mexican you can get in easily and bring what you like...........

What happened to the special relationship - our best allies etc etc? I expect the red carpet treatment for British visitors at least!!!
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but I refuse to go somewhere where I am treated like a criminal before I even get into the country. Iris scans - finger prints taken etc etc - they can stuff it - who know what they do with the info they collect? Not even allowed to carry matches or a nail file on the plane - talk about stupid.
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I got exactly the same feeling when I returned to Luton this week from abroad. In fact looking at the reception it took a long time to realise I was in England.

Even Eastern Europe is starting to look inviting nowadays. What a change in 20 years. Sad.
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With the low dollar you guys should be planning a holiday in the USA.
Example: Lunch for two today. mexican beef buritos, beans, salad, w. avacodo, corn chips and salsa and fish tacos and two bottled beers. $23.50. Thats 12 quid to you guys. More food than we could eat.
Went to the supermarket next door and bought 1 lb of fresh shark steak for 2quid. Jumbo Tiger prawns were 3 quid a LB. so a little too pricey for me.
Limey Linda, i saw that you live in Scottsdale, AZ, Where do you have your rib?
I have plans to visit arizona, maybe next year
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I would LOVE to visit the USA - but I refuse to go somewhere where I am treated like a criminal before I even get into the country. Iris scans - finger prints taken etc etc - they can stuff it - who know what they do with the info they collect? Not even allowed to carry matches or a nail file on the plane - talk about stupid. Of course if you are a Mexican you can get in easily and bring what you like...........

What happened to the special relationship - our best allies etc etc? I expect the red carpet treatment for British visitors at least!!!
Codders, you are an uniformed, out of date dipshit. As offen happens you did not engage brain before touching keyboard. There are no security procedures conducted upon arrival, they are done by the airlines before departure no matter what country you are flying to. They really are not inconvienient but sometimes petty, I agree. You certainly should not get any red carpet treatment because you would be a poor ambasador for your country, just like some of those Mexican and Irish people.
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Codders, you are an uniformed, out of date dipshit. As offen happens you did not engage brain before touching keyboard. There are no security procedures conducted upon arrival, they are done by the airlines before departure no matter what country you are flying to. They really are not inconvienient but sometimes petty, I agree. You certainly should not get any red carpet treatment because you would be a poor ambasador for your country, just like some of those Mexican and Irish people.
I think you will find that it's when you enter the USA the fingerprints and photos are taken. My girlfriend went to Florida a few months ago - not a pleasent experience at the airport. There are plenty of horror stories of how officious little people make life a misery for everyone.

Thing should improve soon though - Disney are giving advice to immigration on how to be nice to people.........

I agree it's NOT just in the USA though. In Britain you now have to wait 6 weeks for your first passport to prove who you are - of course if they hadn't let all the immigrants in in the first place it would be a lot easier to tell.....
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This paran..ya starts as soon as you book the ticket to the states... so on check in phase two starts... i.e. if you have not older passport than 2004, if older you need new one although still fully valid to civilised countries... on board the plane you are reminded... where you are going to... phase three as described earlier by codprawn Iris check finger print... and interragation what the feck I am doing and where am I staying....

Will I be sent back home upon arrival in US on Tuesday.... because if this... let see...

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I agree it's NOT just in the USA though. In Britain you now have to wait 6 weeks for your first passport to prove who you are - of course if they hadn't let all the immigrants in in the first place it would be a lot easier to tell.....
You got to be jokin here it takes 3 hours at the most

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I think you will find that it's when you enter the USA the fingerprints and photos are taken. My girlfriend went to Florida a few months ago - not a pleasent experience at the airport. There are plenty of horror stories of how officious little people make life a misery for everyone.

Thing should improve soon though - Disney are giving advice to immigration on how to be nice to people.........

I agree it's NOT just in the USA though. In Britain you now have to wait 6 weeks for your first passport to prove who you are - of course if they hadn't let all the immigrants in in the first place it would be a lot easier to tell.....
Sorry Codders you are wrong. All documentation work/checks are done before departure. The only addition procedure that overseas flights have to go through is checked luggage has to be xrayed which does cause an approx. 15 min. delay. My friend from Leeds arrived today so I am sort of up to date.
PS. The wait for a US passport is currently 3 months for the same reason.
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