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Steven

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A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Matt73

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A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php

The link doesn't seem to work.


Steven

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A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php

The link doesn't seem to work.
Must have changed the permalink.  As GG says, just go to the home page.  Itís should still be there :)
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Matt73

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A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php

The link doesn't seem to work.
Must have changed the permalink.  As GG says, just go to the home page.  Itís should still be there :)

Thanks!  Found it and it's absolutely disgusting.  I would want a full refund. As you say, very damaging to the brand, not to mention the mattress!

Matt

ccs

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Few photos of Connemara departing Cork harbour for Santander today












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Looks fairly empty  :-[

giftgrub

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Yes, seems to be plenty of space free on the deck space we can see, could still be jammed below decks.

A nice report on this thread on boards.ie

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057830820&page=29



ccs

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Bretagne made here first visit to Cork in 4 years covering the last trip from Roscoff for this year. Here's a few pics of her arriving earlier








giftgrub

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Great images, a rare visitor to these shores.

Thanks for posting.

Cladyman

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.

Matt73

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.

Indeed so.  I'm booked to go on the Cap F from Portsmouth to Bilbao in May.  Couldn't give a stuff about Brexit! 

Matt

Steven

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.
Important to put this in context I feel.  Christophe Mathieu in particular is publicly very anti-brexit and never misses an opportunity to rant about it on twitter for example.  The article notably doesnít mention that BF have had a problem with people making double bookings and cancelling at the last moment, which they have addressed by requiring a 20% deposit (rather than a flat fee) at the time of booking.  That in itself could conceivably put future bookings down on previous years as people are less likely to book two crossings in advance to cancel one at a later date!  Itís hard to tell how much of this decline is Brexit related and how much is due to other factors - I suspect BF themselves donít even really know!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.
Important to put this in context I feel.  Christophe Mathieu in particular is publicly very anti-brexit and never misses an opportunity to rant about it on twitter for example.  The article notably doesnít mention that BF have had a problem with people making double bookings and cancelling at the last moment, which they have addressed by requiring a 20% deposit (rather than a flat fee) at the time of booking.  That in itself could conceivably put future bookings down on previous years as people are less likely to book two crossings in advance to cancel one at a later date!  Itís hard to tell how much of this decline is Brexit related and how much is due to other factors - I suspect BF themselves donít even really know!

Steven, If not Brexit what other factors do you reckon are responsible?

Steven

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.
Important to put this in context I feel.  Christophe Mathieu in particular is publicly very anti-brexit and never misses an opportunity to rant about it on twitter for example.  The article notably doesnít mention that BF have had a problem with people making double bookings and cancelling at the last moment, which they have addressed by requiring a 20% deposit (rather than a flat fee) at the time of booking.  That in itself could conceivably put future bookings down on previous years as people are less likely to book two crossings in advance to cancel one at a later date!  Itís hard to tell how much of this decline is Brexit related and how much is due to other factors - I suspect BF themselves donít even really know!

Steven, If not Brexit what other factors do you reckon are responsible?

The aforementioned increase in deposit and resulting reduction in speculative double bookings is bound to have made an impact for a start - 4% isnít a big enough number that it couldnít conceivably not be a result of such a policy.  Thereís also the fact that BFís numbers are already in decline on some routes with the Caen route down by 7.4% in 2017 vs 2016 for example (by BFís own admission).  Portsmouth to Cherbourg was down 9% over summer 2018 according to BFís latest published figures yet other routes were slightly up.  I donít see DFDS or P&O complaining to the press about how brexit is killing their business, nor Eurotunnel for that matter!!!  While there may be a bit of a brexit effect I personally feel itís more likely people are using different travel options (airlines, Dover Strait, Holiday elsewhere than France) and not double booking anymore due to the financial penalty
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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