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    • Qatar Airways / Airline / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      15.07.2009 22:35
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      Good airline

      My mother and I were the second people to check in at Heathrow and requested seats together (after being told we could not pre-book them) however when we went to board we noticed we were at the other end of the plane from each other. The staff said there was nothing they could do, however we pointed out that as we were second to check in there was no reason why they could not have sat us together, luckily thy asked another passenger to move which they were happy to do, as I am a nervous flyer at the best of times! This was the only glitch we had. The staff on board were friendly and helpful. There were plenty of TV programmes and films to watch. The food was good and I was impressed there was a choice of food and staff were happy to bring you drinks at any time. We had no delays on any of our flights. After research Qatar airways was the best value, although there were cheaper options when we took into account the length of the other stop overs and worse reviews for other airlines we decided on Qatar airways and we were not disappointed. I know comments of Doha airport have generally been that it is poor but I was very impressed with it, this may have been more to do with the fact that when I had a stop-over in Doha in 1999 it was little more than one duty free shop and toilets that were a hole in the ground! We were there for just under 5 hours on the way out but they still ket us have the complimentry food, which although was very basic it was welcome after a long flight and stopover. They also had quiet, darkish rooms to relax in and free internet access. Would definitely fly with them again.

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    • Ryanair / Airline / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      15.07.2009 21:50

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      Ryanair - cheap and cheerful!

      I have travelled with Ryanair a few times and it has always been hassle free. The best bargain I got was flights to Germany for me and my mum for 4p return! I have also used them to fly to and from Scotland as it is much quicker than the train and either the same price or cheaper. As you would expect for the price it is absoluely no frills, you have to pay for extra luggage, check-in if you don't do it online, food / drinks onboard and booking fees if you don't pay with visa electron. I have never had a delays with them and the staff have always been pleasant. The penny / £1 flights are great, especially if you don't have a specific destination in mind and there are definitely bargains to be had if you wait for the promotions which seem to come around regularly. All in all I have been impressed with Ryanair, so as long as you don't expect anything special it's fine, especially as the flights are short haul.

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    • Thomas Cook Airlines / Airline / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      08.07.2009 17:05
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      Would avoid travelling with them

      I have travelled with Thomas Cook airlines twice in the past 10 months and was fairly disappointed both times. The first trip was to Canada and we booked just the flight, although I wasn't expecting it to be up to the standards of Virgin or British airways I was still disappointed. The second was part of a package holiday to the Dominican Republic. On both flights there was not enough blankets and pillows for all passagers and there was a free for all to get the few there were. Both flights were over 9 hours and a bit on the chilly side so not very comfortable without blankets. The food was ok, the pasta was good but the rest of it was disappointing and if you don't put your rubbish in the bag provided you get stern looks and comments from the staff. You also have to pay for drinks and snacks, although you do get a small water and tea / coffee with the meals this is not enough on such a long flight. On two of the flights not all channels on the TV were working and staff got very annoyed when people were asking why they weren't working, this could have been avoided if they had given an announcement explaining the problem. The planes are also not very clean. The staff are ok but not particularly friendly or helpful. The only redeeming feature is the Mars icecream they handout!

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    • The Hangover (DVD) / DVD / 3 Readings / 1 Rating
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      08.07.2009 16:47

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      A great laugh for everyone

      After reading the synopsis of The Hangover I was expecting the plot to be average and not overly funny, just another run of the mill comedy I thought. I was so wrong, it was the funniest film I have ever seen. My fiance and I were in stitches the whole way through the film, as was the rest of the cinema, it even got an applause at the end! It's about a group of friends who go to Las Vegas for a stag do and it all gets a bit out of hand, they wake up in the morning to find they have lost the groom and none of them remember what happened the night before, so they have to piece together what happened to try and get the groom back to the wedding on time! Nothing I can say about the plot will do it justice, I highly recommend going to see this film. There were all ages watching the film and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

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    • CookWorks Juice Extractor / Juicer / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      07.07.2009 20:34
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      Good value

      I bought this juicer from Argos, it was a bargain at £10. I didn't want to spend a lot on a juicer as I wasn't sure I would use it regularly and I was worried the novelty would wear off! I found it to be a good juicer that fitted my basic needs, although the fruit did need to be chopped so it would fit in the feeder. It produced a fair amount of juice and handled harder vegetables (such as carrots and beetroot) well. It was a bit of a hassle to clean but probably not any worse than other juicers. Despite being happy with the ease and value of the juicer it broke just after I'd had it a year. It was not a mechanical fault however, one of the plastic clips that holds the top portion to the actual juicing bit snapped and it would not work without being clipped on properly. I was very disappointed as up until then I found it to be a good juicer and excellent value for money.

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      • Monopoly (Wii) / Nintendo Wii Game / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        07.07.2009 20:02
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        Good overall, especially when I want to play and nobody else does!

        I bought this game as I love Monopoly and I played with some friends at their house and really enjoyed it. It's really easy to use and you don't have the hassle of setting the board up and dealing with all the money - the game does it all for you. You can play with four players with just one remote. As you play on the game more and more, different style boards become available, for example a cheese board and an ice board which adds a good novelty aspect to the game. The Richest addition of the game is good fun, however to play it you need one remote per person and we don't have four remotes. There are also mini-games based on the community chest / chance cards (such as get out of jail) which are used in the Richest edition, these are good fun at first but soon get boring I found. It is possible to play against the computer on both versions which is great when nobody else wants to play with me! The game has good graphics and is well thought out, however the constant commentary from the computer can get a bit annoying. Some aspects are also a bit tedious, for example trading with people and buying houses.

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