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Pending war...Afraid to travel to London/Paris?

Pending war...Afraid to travel to London/Paris?

Old Feb 10th, 2003, 09:13 AM
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Pending war...Afraid to travel to London/Paris?

Terrorist threat in London same as in USA and now France not supporting USA at all. I have a trip planned for April and I'm veryapprehensive about going! How about you?
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Old Feb 10th, 2003, 10:28 AM
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I'm leaving 3/15 & can't wait. Politics do not effect my travel plans unless the war is happening in France I see little to be concerned about.
 
Old Feb 10th, 2003, 10:31 AM
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Hi Jammer,<BR> You wrote<BR>&gt;Terrorist threat in London same as in USA and now France not supporting USA at all.&lt;<BR> So, what else is new?
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Old Feb 10th, 2003, 10:33 AM
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Quite frankly, I'm prepared to brave the terrorists, and ususpect Europe is certainly no more at risk than the US. I would be more concerned about possible grounding of planes following any major incidents that might occur in the near to medium future (as happened post-Sept. 11th), and being unable to get home for ages. I suspect most travel insurance policies wouldn't cover expenses occurred in a case like this (war and terrorism seem to be excluded), though maybe the airline would cover these expenses - not sure. Either way, for those of us with jobs and responsibilities at home, that seems statistically more important to be concerned about.
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Old Feb 10th, 2003, 10:43 AM
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Going to Paris in April,no worries.
 
Old Feb 10th, 2003, 10:46 AM
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Well you would think you would be safe in Paris as the terrorists would not want to bite one of the hands that is feeding them; now would they?
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Old Feb 10th, 2003, 11:09 AM
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Going to both London and Paris in May and won't cancel unless something HUGE happens. My experience in decades of travel, some of it during the Vietnam War, is that most people understand that not all citizens agree with their government's foreign policy. The worst of it is having to talk about it all the time.
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Old Feb 10th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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All my travel plans are off for this year. Not because of the threat of war, but because my retirement funds have been decimated by weapons of mass destruction.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 04:32 PM
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The French have long supported Arab causes but still have terrorist attacks. Paris is not safer from attack than London or New York.<BR><BR>Today, I got back from a trip to London and North Africa. In both places, I could have been in a bomb attack or shot but neither happened.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 04:35 PM
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Hiroshi,<BR><BR>Did you fell uncomfortable at any point while travelling, like you could be attacked at any moment?
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 04:55 PM
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I'm leaving Saturday and I can't wait. I worry the same about all this stuff no matter where I am so why not be in Paris? These threats are what most of the rest of the world has lived under for centuries! I was in school in London in the 80's and there were constant threats of IRA bombings. I don't mean to be cavalier, I just think there's no need to over react to it all. That's what they want.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 05:19 PM
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I'm curious about something I heard on the news yesterday - about American airline companies flying US troops overseas. Will they be taking over entire airplanes, or will they be intermingled with the regular flying public?
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 05:49 PM
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Spending the month of May in Europe. I support my governments foriegn policy. Damn the terrorist and silly policiticans in Germany and France. Looking forward to a good time in Europe.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 05:50 PM
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Entire plane loads they will be using cargo charter planes.<BR><BR>US
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 05:51 PM
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They are using commercial aircraft with Air Force pilots. My son is on his way to Kuwait tonight. That's how he's going. The equipment and the rest of his Division left weeks ago on Aircraft carriers and battleships.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 06:38 PM
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Afraid or not, just go. I was just in London and Paris in the last few weeks and there is zero hostility toward Americans (we didn't see any). <BR>I agree that you would seemingly feel safer in France since they are not backing the war!
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 06:48 PM
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Are blingbling and jammer the same person?<BR><BR>No jammer, Bush isn't going to stop me from going anywhere. Quit living in code Red.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 07:03 PM
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Orange alert or no, I just booked a trip to Holland/England this July. Of course, I'm concerned. You can't spend time in London--whether it's the IRA or the al-Qaeda--and not consider terrorism. But I guess I use the British during WWII as my guide. They endured a *lot* worse. I'll &quot;soldier on&quot; and enjoy what I can. Carpe Diem.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 07:06 PM
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I live 3 miles from the Pentagon. Frankly, I'm happy to leave home to travel to rural France anytime.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 08:37 PM
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I am not cancelling my plans for September.
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