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Old 17th Jul 2017, 18:41
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Was it like this one, Bluey?

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Old 17th Jul 2017, 19:01
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The elder lad inadvertently picked up the wrong suitcase in Toronto yesterday, BA0093 from LHR 16 July.

He's going out there to get married, we're following on Sunday. Naturally there was a lot of stuff for the event, suits for the groomsmen, clothes etc, as well as his iPad and all sort of personal stuff.

BA have been less than helpful in trying to locate the other passenger, who, we assume, has his case.

Anyone got any contacts in Canada, or BA (I'm waiting for a reply from a couple of chums) or have any bright ideas?

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Old 17th Jul 2017, 23:04
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Why assume the other passenger is as silly as your lad?

Your case is probably at Baggage Services at the airport, which is probably where the passenger who owns the bag your lad has is looking.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 03:47
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Was it like this one, Bluey?
Different wheels, Checkers.

The elder lad inadvertently picked up the wrong suitcase in Toronto yesterday, ...
There's no guarantee that the person whose case your son has taken actually has his case, johnfairr. Many cases do look alike and the airline will not give out passenger details. Also, the case may have been mishandled and gone to the wrong destination, not be in someone else's possession. Tell your son to take the case back to baggage services and they will deal with everything. It's a really good idea to have a distinctive marker (I have a loop of multicoloured computer ribbon cable) for that "tell-at-a-glance" convenience. I hope this all turns out well, your son must be feeling panic-stricken. Good luck with it.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 06:27
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Felicitations.
All is cool and calm with the first of the morning wave of flights
just starting to crank up in the distance. Give it another 5 minutes
and they'll be rattling down the runway nose to tail. Hard to
imagine that some will be on their fifth pint of Stella already.

The funeral went well yesterday and was very well attended as
you would expect for someone so young.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 06:53
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TrabbForce being directed south in Mr Draper's direction.
Here's a little something from the time before the days of Elf & Safe Tea:

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Old 18th Jul 2017, 07:07
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"Internet users in China have in recent days reported problems posting references to the warmhearted bear of A.A. Milne’s children’s books on social media sites. The apparent reason? Some commenters are using images of Winnie-the-Pooh to suggest that he shows a resemblance to President Xi Jinping.
The Communist Party bristles at even the slightest hint of criticism, and censors are especially sensitive to any mockery involving Mr. Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades.
The party has shown particular disdain for comparisons of Mr. Xi and Winnie-the-Pooh." NY Times.


How awkwardly sensitive do you have to be to offended by something like this?
Wait, I'll go ask Erdogan.


Personally I don't think there is any resemblance. Winnie is all soft, cuddly, likeable and has a sense of humour.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 11:42
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Just been notified that the bag is on its way to Halifax. Cue one relieved mother-in-law to be!!

How could it have been my fault????

Ho hum, on with the wedding.

Thanks one and all for your posts and suggestions, I now have another route in case of emergencies.

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Old 18th Jul 2017, 13:31
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I bet that's a huge relief to all concerned, johnfairr ... glad it all ended well!
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 15:37
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Thanks, Bluey, yes, a huge relief. As they say, wouldn't be a proper wedding without a few alarums & excursions . . . .
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 15:59
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How could it have been my fault????
Come now Mr Fairr, I've seen you on Countdown and you're not
daft enough to ask a question like that.
Good that it all ended ok.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 18:52
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Good news john. I had a few words with some of my pals globally and got it all sorted for you.

You can pay me at the next Bash....
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 20:55
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A bit late to the party but an abundant amount of positive thought to Her Draper.
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 00:33
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Had that fault show on my Holden wagon here Bluey, very misleading, it was a simple air leak under the plastic cover they put on top of engines these days and just required a new hose. Maybe worth another look?
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 07:24
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Morning all.
While various bits of the UK are being lashed by torrential rain
and other parts of Europe are burning I'm sitting here in the
garden bewildered by it all. It's overcast here but that's as far
as it goes. Warm with a refreshing breeze and hopefully the rains
will keep going around and past me. We shall see.
Thoughts with all of you who are suffering from the effects of the elements today.

Sounds like the holiday season is in full swing here with aircraft
being launched every minute or so at the moment.
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 07:33
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Had that fault show on my Holden wagon here Bluey, very misleading, it was a simple air leak under the plastic cover they put on top of engines these days and just required a new hose. Maybe worth another look?
If it was something that simple it would have been fine, para ... but I know that some of these particular Falcons have had a problem with cross-contamination of transmission and cooling fluids. The kit to fix this is cheap enough but of course it has to be fitted before the problem occurs.

I did notice that later on that day the advert had disappeared, so one of three things had happened; they sold it, they took it "offline" for repairs, or they passed it to a wholesaler. If it reappears I shall check it out again because it was a truly beautiful car for the price.
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 08:37
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Bluey, did you also tell them that the 3rd wheel nut left rear was loose????

They would have had fun finding that
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 10:28
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I said the second, Avi. It was just as much fun!
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 06:55
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What ho chums.
Piddling it down here which is a welcome relief for the garden
and he whose job it is to water it. Looks like it is set for the rest
of the day which is a bit of a bother as I'm taking a boat down to
the local marina for refuelling this morning. Aviation is much
more civilised where all you have to do is pick up the phone and
ask the fuel man to visit. It was where I flew from anyway.

I wonder if Mr D has managed to escape home yet ??
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 08:32
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I wonder if Mr D has managed to escape home yet ??
I spent time in various hospitals in the early 1990s.

In each there was an escape committee.

Your final activity was to order meals for the incoming patients (who would automatically receive what 'you' had ordered for yourself).
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