Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Kent Online)   French travel companies help out holidaying Brits trying to get home before new lockdown quarantine laws come into effect - by increasing ticket prices by an order of magnitude   (kentonline.co.uk) divider line
    More: Asinine, Eurostar, Channel Tunnel, cost of travel, Eurotunnel Shuttle, Ebbsfleet International railway station, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, rail route, direct flight  
•       •       •

1731 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 14 Aug 2020 at 9:20 AM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



41 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-08-14 9:10:43 AM  
An alternative connecting flight to get from Orly to London today costs £185, however it is a 13-hour journey.

thereforeiam.files.wordpress.comView Full Size


Isn't this just basic capitalism though? Supply and demand and all that? And should people who choose to travel during a pandemic not face consequences for their choices?
 
2020-08-14 9:23:54 AM  
If only there was some kind of European trade agreement that Britain was part of.
 
2020-08-14 9:25:12 AM  
The UK government really screwed their citizens with that 36-hour window during peak tourism season lol
 
2020-08-14 9:34:20 AM  
Isn't that how it's supposed to work ? I mean, the UK always tried to make the EU all about facilitating capitalism. So what on earth are they complaining about? Supply and demand, baby !
 
2020-08-14 9:34:51 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-14 9:36:00 AM  
1.  An order of magnitude is 10 times.  This is 2.6.
2.  It's for a plane departing tomorrow. Duh.
3.  British Airways is not a French travel company.
 
2020-08-14 9:36:11 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-14 9:37:02 AM  

iron de havilland: An alternative connecting flight to get from Orly to London today costs £185, however it is a 13-hour journey.

[thereforeiam.files.wordpress.com image 438x400]

Isn't this just basic capitalism though? Supply and demand and all that? And should people who choose to travel during a pandemic not face consequences for their choices?


Everyone loves capitalism -- until they're on the wrong side of the demand curve.
 
2020-08-14 9:39:38 AM  
I'm a Brit, I think this is fine.

By all means go on holiday abroad at the moment if you want to, but you are a complete moron if you do so and don't consider the very real and obvious chance that something pandemic-related will arise to cause you massive problems while you are away.

You were, perhaps unlucky, but this is not a farking meteor strike, you knew full well that the government and the virus has been screwing things up in unexpected ways for months and you took the gamble that you wouldn't get bitten.
 
2020-08-14 9:41:06 AM  
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.  Who the fark goes on holiday in the middle of a pandemic?
 
2020-08-14 9:41:42 AM  
zey are, 'ow you zey, fookayr'd.
 
2020-08-14 9:45:20 AM  
Steal a boat and sail back home across the channel.

I mean, if a 13 year old girl can sail from the Netherlands to the UK by herself.....

Youngest solo sailor, around the world at 16: Laura Dekker at TEDxYouth@Auckland
Youtube bOOhsP6aBEg



/It was her boat, though.
 
2020-08-14 9:50:00 AM  
Didn't this happen once before? May 26th, 1940?
 
2020-08-14 10:01:47 AM  
This same thing happens in the US every time there's a big snowstorm anywhere between Thanksgiving and New Year's.  Demand spikes, zillions of people go online to buy plane/train tickets, the algorithms see this and raise ticket prices proportionately, morons get indignant at being caught on the wrong side of the supply and demand curve, and then chumbucket "news" websites publish breathless articles about innocent holidaymakers getting skinned by evil big business (if this were the Sun, Express, Telegraph, or Daily Hate Mail, you can add in a dollop of that characteristic British sense of national self-importance, and mistrust of those scheming continental types as well).

Of course, in this case it's not a weather event but a public-health measure that anyone with a ten-second attention span and two brain cells to rub together should have seen coming from a mile off.  I hope that week in the Dordogne was worth it.
 
2020-08-14 10:04:28 AM  

Alien Robot: Didn't this happen once before? May 26th, 1940?


lh3.googleusercontent.comView Full Size
 
2020-08-14 10:15:51 AM  
I want to know one thing. How the hell do you return from tomorrow?
 
2020-08-14 10:20:37 AM  
Who the hell thinks British Airways is French?
 
2020-08-14 10:28:44 AM  

groverpm: Who the hell thinks British Airways is French?


No-one, it's a stock image. British Airways isn't mentioned once in the article.
 
2020-08-14 10:31:17 AM  

dittybopper: Steal a boat and sail back home across the channel.

I mean, if a 13 year old girl can sail from the Netherlands to the UK by herself.....

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bOOhsP6a​BEg?start=270]


/It was her boat, though.


The best part of that is that when the British police called her father and he came over to get her, he said "Well, you sailed over here, you can sail back home".

I don't think that's what the police were expecting.
 
2020-08-14 10:31:20 AM  

FloriduhGuy: I want to know one thing. How the hell do you return from tomorrow?


Where we're going, we don't need any roads
 
2020-08-14 10:33:31 AM  
Love the Chunnel ride.  The scenery is great.  And HM Customs is fun when you're  the last one in line in LHD  car with Brit license plates (rental) and your present a Yank passport.    Way more pleasant than crossing the channel in a heavy sea arriving at 2 in the morning on the car ferry.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-14 10:38:22 AM  
Lots of dinghies crossing the channel at the moment, book a seat on one of them.
 
2020-08-14 10:42:32 AM  

Rapmaster2000: 3. British Airways is not a French travel company.


Correct. It's Spanish.
 
2020-08-14 10:43:35 AM  

starsrift: If only there was some kind of European trade agreement that Britain was part of.


Like what?
 
2020-08-14 10:59:43 AM  

FloriduhGuy: I want to know one thing. How the hell do you return from tomorrow?


Fly across the right time zones and you can.
 
2020-08-14 11:10:48 AM  

Rapmaster2000: 1.  An order of magnitude is 10 times.  This is 2.6.
2.  It's for a plane departing tomorrow. Duh.
3.  British Airways is not a French travel company.


I absolutely suck at math, but even I shook my head at subby
 
2020-08-14 11:15:50 AM  
What are Brits doing in Europe in the first place?  Didn't we settle this once and for all?
Fark user imageView Full Size

(Mind you, that meme was made many years ago.)
 
2020-08-14 11:35:29 AM  
Channel Tunnel is telling people not to randomly turn up in their cars because they won't be getting on a train unless they have a booking and there is chance of that because they're booked out.

And because people are idiots you can predict exactly what kind footage we're going to see over the next few days.
 
2020-08-14 11:42:53 AM  
Then they wonder why people hate the French.
 
2020-08-14 12:06:00 PM  
There is a solution with historical precident.
Dunkirk II: this time is personal economics
 
2020-08-14 12:11:12 PM  
all travellers crossing The Channel must isolate for 14 days if returning from tomorrow,

If you have to wait for 14 days it negates the whole purpose of time travel. If you stayed in tomorrow, you would be 13 days ahead of the game.
 
2020-08-14 12:23:53 PM  
As this shows us all quite well:

A civilization is a collection of people that are working cooperatively to have better lives for all by. By removing certain aspects of life and survival needs and problems, to be things we don't have any more or have to a much lesser degree when we're all collectively seeking to mitigate certain aspects of life's difficulties through cooperative living in some form or another.

Meanwhile a market is anything but civilized, it is just a way to say, jungle life.
Where in the jungle there is only what advantage you can take when you can get them. NO questions of morality or humanity.

The market is not civilization it is just more jungle life as animals with nothing but tomorrows meal and our immediate personal gains in mind.

As long as that is the norm i see the world choosing to embrace, I see nothing worthy of sacrifice or effort or even sympathy really.
As long as this is the norm in behavior to be found most commonly the world over for us humans. Combined with a lot of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ as if the behavior is not human willful choice but just the weather we can do nothing about.

Then i find nothing here to be protected, nothing not get effort put into it, nothing to have sacrifices made for it. Any animal on all of earth is as good an example of any other including us, so we're just another arbitrary animal behaving like any other animal of the jungle.

I mean do feel free to decide to move out of The Jungle rather than just rebranding it The Market.
But i know that as long as food, shelter, and water have to be competed for with everyone else around you every day. You are not in a civilization, you are not civilized, that is just another example of any savage animal's life, no better, but if you do have free will to make a different choice, then much much worse.
 
2020-08-14 12:31:36 PM  

Kelwen: There is a solution with historical precident.
Dunkirk II: this time is personal economics



Fires of Calais
Youtube HT0-IWejhUc
Cool folksong, but the weird cadence always made it impossible for me to sing along.
 
2020-08-14 12:44:08 PM  
The British have experience evacuating France.
 
2020-08-14 1:15:38 PM  

Pert: I'm a Brit, I think this is fine.

By all means go on holiday abroad at the moment if you want to, but you are a complete moron if you do so and don't consider the very real and obvious chance that something pandemic-related will arise to cause you massive problems while you are away.

You were, perhaps unlucky, but this is not a farking meteor strike, you knew full well that the government and the virus has been screwing things up in unexpected ways for months and you took the gamble that you wouldn't get bitten.


THIS

We cancelled our trip to Italy early on. We moved accommodation to next year and didn't even know we could cancel the flights. I just figured going anywhere would suck, and I still feel that way. We've  had a few trips to places and it's all queues and wearing masks. There's a point at which I'm like "fark this shiat"
 
2020-08-14 1:25:17 PM  

LindenFark: all travellers crossing The Channel must isolate for 14 days if returning from tomorrow,

If you have to wait for 14 days it negates the whole purpose of time travel. If you stayed in tomorrow, you would be 13 days ahead of the game.


As long as you can place your buy and sell orders remotely, who cares?
 
2020-08-14 2:38:57 PM  

stuffy: Then they wonder why people hate the French.


Fark you. That's got nothing to do with us. It's all on the UK government.
 
2020-08-14 4:17:31 PM  

padraig: stuffy: Then they wonder why people hate the French.

Fark you. That's got nothing to do with us. It's all on the UK government.


You've got an Irish name but claim to be French.

Allow my to introduce myself, I'm Luc O'Sullivan.
 
2020-08-14 4:18:57 PM  
Well, I guess it's true.   On the Internet, no one knows you're a frog.
 
2020-08-14 5:01:00 PM  

stuffy: Then they wonder why people hate the French.


Who hates the French? I personally find them no better, or worse, than any other country I've ever visited.

Also, isn't this down to the British government, I don't understand the role you think the French had in this.
 
2020-08-14 5:24:36 PM  

dittybopper: padraig: stuffy: Then they wonder why people hate the French.

Fark you. That's got nothing to do with us. It's all on the UK government.

You've got an Irish name but claim to be French.

Allow my to introduce myself, I'm Luc O'Sullivan.


My account is 18yo. At the time, it made sense
 
Displayed 41 of 41 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.