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Charles Flynn

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    Douglas, Isle of Man
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    Health, religion, politics, economics,sport, science, environment, town planning, conservation, culture, history.

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  1. Ruby, Yes I knew them well as they were like me both committee members of the Society for the Preservation of the Manx Countryside for a long time as indeed was Bill's mother, Ivy. Terri, our Treasurer, and Bill did much work photographing the countryside and bringing attention to issues which were important in conserving nature. Ivy inspired us with her writing. Those were the days! I deposited the past minutes etc of the Society in the Manx Museum a few years ago so if you wish you can find out what Bill did.
  2. The lady who died was Terri Hayton. She lived at St. John's. His mother was Mrs Ivy Robinson who lived in Brunswick Road. Bill was seriously ill some years back but made a good recovery. Unfortunately I do not have any information about his current whereabouts but someone told me he was on the island two years ago.
  3. I hope the last press release is not a signal that the State will provide less support to the aged and expect charities to fill the gaps. It is important that there are no gaps for people to fall through and be neglected. I prefer obligations to be enshrined in law so everyone is covered without discrimination.
  4. On the contrary I do not try to get away with anything or circumvent anything. As i have said i have paid thousands and thousands to Flybe this year alone and have bags that comply (when they feel like it). If Flybe's policy was not so idiotic and it's staff so rude in policing it to a zero tolerance level then air travel might actually be vaguely enjoyable. Personally I think Flybe should just employ a Fagin like character to quietly pick your pocket as you get on the plane if they need to hide charges to that degree as its licensed theft a lot of the time. As is Flybe's website whose sole ob
  5. On the contrary I do not try to get away with anything or circumvent anything. As i have said i have paid thousands and thousands to Flybe this year alone and have bags that comply (when they feel like it). If Flybe's policy was not so idiotic and it's staff so rude in policing it to a zero tolerance level then air travel might actually be vaguely enjoyable. Personally I think Flybe should just employ a Fagin like character to quietly pick your pocket as you get on the plane if they need to hide charges to that degree as its licensed theft a lot of the time. As is Flybe's website whose sole ob
  6. We'll never know as I am the only poster apart from John who is not anonymous.
  7. Don't you just love conspiracy theories? I speak from experience!
  8. You only paid £30 when the real charge is £40. Think of it as a £10 saving!! I feel much happier now! You must be a counsellor for those in distress
  9. Bees it works because as well as the sometimes half empty planes you also have people like me who paid over £4k to Flybe last year to fly around the Islands and the UK to still be treated like a third class citizen everytime your bag is either slightly too heavy, or vaguely the wrong size etc. Just because its low cost each flight does not mean that some customers are not spending a lot of cash on their services or regularly subsidising some of the slower routes. No matter what you spend we all get treated the same though, which at the moment is largely like rubbish when it comes to anything c
  10. Thank you all for the advice. Of course it is easy to book online when you are at home but coming back when you have no access to a printer you have to go to the check in. £30 is a price which some think of as pocket money. I do not. I would prefer to give it to a worthy cause rather than to a demanding airline. In fact a hard up person can spend time in jail or worse in some countries for stealing £30 - yet we accept this treatment from companies whose policy is said to be to take as much from us as possible. The OFT should investigate without fear or favour. The implied threat th
  11. Well I won't lose any sleep over it! It is better to be positive. Happy New Year!
  12. My only interest is as a fare paying passenger. I think that the airline should review some of their charges. On the particular point we are discussing i.e. baggage allowances and charges Flybe say: "Flybe will be unable to carry any bag in the cabin which is too big to fit in our baggage sizer. If your bag is bigger than 50 x 35 x 23cm please go to the Flybe bag drop to check it in. Please note that we may apply an additional charge of £40 for any oversized bag checked in at the departure gate." Many airlines allow a bigger bag free of charge and if payment is required the price
  13. No one has ever queried my bag before especially as it was bought on the understanding it was within the airlines guideline - obviously though Flybe seem to be the exception. I do not wish to get away with it. If I did I would not be putting this on Manx Forums under my own name.It does not matter to me but I do think that an online bag charge of around £10 online which rises to £30 at the airport is over the top. Perhaps some of you have a vested interest in supporting this? Perhaps some of you are travelling on company expenses?
  14. Unfairness is in the eye of the beholder. The buyer must beware especially when dealing with a company with little competition. Flybe according to their recent publicity are making a lot of profit. Excellent news for their shareholders. I wish them well but there have been many complaints over the years about charges. Their continued well being as they will agree depends on ensuring their service is excellent and seen to be fair. Different treatment at the check in depending on how the clerk feels is unacceptable.
  15. Whilst I accept what is being said,the point surely is that these companies get away with it. The public just accepts unfair practices which are usually not headlined.
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