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Reserving sun beds

Old 29th Jan 2018, 18:02
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Cool Reserving sun beds



In the grand scheme of things, do PPRuNe members think that this should be allowed and would they pay for the privilege?

A travel agent on the BBC news this evening said that people would like to come back to their hotel, having spent the morning in the local market, and have their sunbed available to them.

I kind of feel, if you’re away from the resort, it seems a bit “dog in the manager” to place your towel on an relaxer when someone else might want the use of it.

I have to confess to removing a few German towels over the years whilst they’ve been out on local excursions - for several hours I might add!
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 18:08
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Ain't no Europeans nor Americans where we vacate.
Problem solved.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 18:26
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What a shame, end of yet another thing which was a good way to kill the beach-pool- boredom.

It won`t be long before they will be selling tickets for pool- sea-space by the square foot.
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I’m sceptical such a thing could be enforced.

Fit an egg-timer, good for 90 Minutes, to every lounger. If it runs out, it’s anyone’s.

Unlikely this could be enforced either.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 19:18
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I’m sceptical such a thing could be enforced.

Fit an egg-timer, good for 90 Minutes, to every lounger. If it runs out, it’s anyone’s.

Unlikely this could be enforced either.
No, I don`t think it would work, unless it activates a cattle prod attached to the underside of the sun bed aligned with the buttocks and a three minute countdown warning siren with flashing lights. Another option may be to send our traffic wardens over for a free working holiday.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 19:21
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It's all about mentality, the classic 'German' sun lounger hogger thinks logically that as 'their' property is in residence, this allows them sovereignty over said lounger despite their physical absence. This sovereignty is often abused with bad behaviour which then ignites the other logic that states 'It's only yours when your tush is in residence. Perhaps an extra fee for prime lounger positions mightn't be a bad idea. At least it's all settled before disputes can start.

What about people sitting down and blocking a table before they've ordered and purchased food in a self service establishment ?
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 19:22
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Another option may be to send our traffic wardens over for a free holiday.
But that would only work if someone painted yellow lines around all the sunbeds.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 19:40
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But that would only work if someone painted yellow lines around all the sunbeds.

No need for that, just issue sun bathers with number plates to wear , that`ll do the trick, our traffic wardens will go ape at the sight of a white one hanging over the cleavage and a yellow one over the rear end.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 19:50
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On P&O Ventura two women were arguing over a sunbed. One husband joined in and said he would settle it. He picked up sunbed and threw it overboard. The Captain then threw them off. At least he did it at the next port.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 20:10
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Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes View Post
In the grand scheme of things, do PPRuNe members think that this should be allowed and would they pay for the privilege?
I can't get my head around anyone who would want to go somewhere abroad and then waste their time sitting around doing nothing. You can do that at home FFS!

But then I can't get my head around people who regard "shopping" as a leisure activity, either.

Still, I suppose it would be boring if we were all the same.
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 20:53
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I solved my problem this week and booked what the MSC cruise line calls the Yacht Club. Over 80% of the our fancy free lounge chairs are empty all day even in good weather. That's the advantage of having 1/3 of the ship reserved for .05% of the passengers.

now back to the free booze
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 00:56
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Back in the mid eighties I stayed at a nice resort in Phuket, (Phuket Cabana) 5 years in a row and paid the local lad that looked after the area under the trees as well as the pool area to keep a couple of loungers to one side, whenever we appeared so did the loungers!
Gertrude - Sitting on a lounger, under a tree, with a good book, in tropical climes with a light breeze from one side and a regular supply of cold beer from the other has a lot to be said for it!
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 05:59
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
Back in the mid eighties I stayed at a nice resort in Phuket, (Phuket Cabana) 5 years in a row and paid the local lad that looked after the area under the trees as well as the pool area to keep a couple of loungers to one side, whenever we appeared so did the loungers!
Gertrude - Sitting on a lounger, under a tree, with a good book, in tropical climes with a light breeze from one side and a regular supply of cold beer from the other has a lot to be said for it!
Well the concept does have some merit...for about 1hr ( probably less ) before catatonic boredom sets in.

The whole point of this marketing ploy is to get people to part with more money, now there's a surprise, and to appeal to their vanity. So it will be interesting to see if other operators follow and what the returns are like before the offer is quietly dropped.

Have to love the inevitable reference to cruises however. Last year, I had planned to take one, before a welcome and unexpected arrival in my life in 2016 developed matters so to speak. We have now come to a negotiated agreement, albeit on the terms of the lady concerned ( it's called female democracy ...chaps ) so it's back to the planning

However, as my idea of a cruise doesn't involve being fawned over on a glorified shopping mall and floating gin palace, but does involve a cargo boat for a few days, or, better still, on a working barge on the Rhine / Maas or similar waterway, then I won't be concerned about a sun lounger.

Plus I will be meeting real people and won't be surrounded by Mail / Torygraph readers wearing Panama hats and pontificating to the world as to their affluence and social status.....

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Old 30th Jan 2018, 06:00
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No, I don`t think it would work, unless it activates a cattle prod attached to the underside of the sun bed aligned with the buttocks and a three minute countdown warning siren with flashing lights. Another option may be to send our traffic wardens over for a free working holiday.
My suggestion gives them 90 Minutes away from the lounger. They don’t have to be there 24/7, but can’t have long absences.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 06:49
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 07:07
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Great to see this one again DaveReidUK.


Very slight reference to racial stereotyping and possibly offensive by reference to use of bouncing bomb but otherwise, very, very funny. I’d forgotten how good the ad was.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 07:20
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I don't have a problem with sun loungers. There is always a spare one at the edge of our pool.

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Old 30th Jan 2018, 07:23
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Many years ago in Teneriffe, we managed to beat the Germans to the sunbeds by staying up all night drinking. It was quite amusing to see the procession of Germans arrive at 07.30 only to find all the beds corralled at one end of the pool and filled with semi comatose Brits.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 07:29
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A little known fact, but Trinity House offer cruises. Where you go is unpredictable and entirely subordinate to operational tasks. You might be in the Irish Sea or spent the entire time in the Thames Estuary.

I wonder if the Russians would offer cruises on an AGI or better an AGS?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 08:10
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BEA ( remember them ?) aircraft starting up in Teneriffe, advised of a 30 minute start up delay. Immediately followed by Lufthansa who was given immediate start up clearance. BEA pilot objected, we were first, why doesn't Lufthansa have the same start up delay ?

A German voice then chimed in - "Becoss ve got up at 06.00 and put our towel on the runway. !!
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