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Foreign travel can be confusing

Today we heard two stories involving both old hands at travel as well as some younger people.

First off we learnt about how 77-year old Maurice Kirk has become a prisoner in a Tesco car park in Taunton.

Well at least that’s what he claims!

Allegedly police have told him that he would be breaking the law were he to drive his van, which is attached to a horse box close to the entrance of the car park, as it is now illegal to drive in the UK with just his French driving licence.

Really?

But presumably he drove into the car park in the first place.

Maurice who, when not stuck in car parks, spends most of his time in France, says he just nips back to England from time to time.

Right now he’s been camping in the van for 2 or 3 days.

Clearly that particular branch of Tesco do not penalise you for staying in their car park indefinitely!

However this is not the first time Mr Kirk has had brushes with the law.

Back in 2008 he was arrested, when in the midst of trying to fly solo round the world, he attempted to land his plane at George Bush’s ranch in Texas!

Now I ask you, can you believe this?

A couple from Belgium trying to fly home from Tel Aviv to Brussels abandoned their baby at the airport check in after refusing to buy a ticket for the infant.

Of course infants often get to travel free on some forms of transport, but it can be different with airlines.

Individual airlines apply different rules but a “so-called” infant ticket is usually offered for children aged between 14 days and 2 years.

Nevertheless this couple decided to chance their arm and refused to cough up for a child ticket.

Initially it appeared that they had the baby in a stroller when they walked through passport control, but in fact they then ditched their newborn on a conveyor belt in the area and boarded the flight alone.

According to the Israel Airports Authority, the couple arrived late to Terminal 1 in Tel Aviv after the check-in counter had closed.

They quickly wanted to go and deal with security, so that they could board their flight, and simply left their baby on the conveyor belt at the area.

Subsequently airport security were notified of the situation and removed the couple from the plane.

The issue has now been referred to the local police.

All being well I hope to have your company at this same time tomorrow,
Scott

Foreign travel can be confusing

Today we heard two stories involving both old hands at travel as well as some younger people.

First off we learnt about how 77-year old Maurice Kirk has become a prisoner in a Tesco car park in Taunton.

Well at least that’s what he claims!

Allegedly police have told him that he would be breaking the law were he to drive his van, which is attached to a horse box close to the entrance of the car park, as it is now illegal to drive in the UK with just his French driving licence.

Really?

But presumably he drove into the car park in the first place.

Maurice who, when not stuck in car parks, spends most of his time in France, says he just nips back to England from time to time.

Right now he’s been camping in the van for 2 or 3 days.

Clearly that particular branch of Tesco do not penalise you for staying in their car park indefinitely!

However this is not the first time Mr Kirk has had brushes with the law.

Back in 2008 he was arrested, when in the midst of trying to fly solo round the world, he attempted to land his plane at George Bush’s ranch in Texas!

Now I ask you, can you believe this?

A couple from Belgium trying to fly home from Tel Aviv to Brussels abandoned their baby at the airport check in after refusing to buy a ticket for the infant.

Of course infants often get to travel free on some forms of transport, but it can be different with airlines.

Individual airlines apply different rules but a “so-called” infant ticket is usually offered for children aged between 14 days and 2 years.

Nevertheless this couple decided to chance their arm and refused to cough up for a child ticket.

Initially it appeared that they had the baby in a stroller when they walked through passport control, but in fact they then ditched their newborn on a conveyor belt in the area and boarded the flight alone.

According to the Israel Airports Authority, the couple arrived late to Terminal 1 in Tel Aviv after the check-in counter had closed.

They quickly wanted to go and deal with security, so that they could board their flight, and simply left their baby on the conveyor belt at the area.

Subsequently airport security were notified of the situation and removed the couple from the plane.

The issue has now been referred to the local police.

All being well I hope to have your company at this same time tomorrow,
Scott

Foreign travel can be confusing

Today we heard two stories involving both old hands at travel as well as some younger people.

First off we learnt about how 77-year old Maurice Kirk has become a prisoner in a Tesco car park in Taunton.

Well at least that’s what he claims!

Allegedly police have told him that he would be breaking the law were he to drive his van, which is attached to a horse box close to the entrance of the car park, as it is now illegal to drive in the UK with just his French driving licence.

Really?

But presumably he drove into the car park in the first place.

Maurice who, when not stuck in car parks, spends most of his time in France, says he just nips back to England from time to time.

Right now he’s been camping in the van for 2 or 3 days.

Clearly that particular branch of Tesco do not penalise you for staying in their car park indefinitely!

However this is not the first time Mr Kirk has had brushes with the law.

Back in 2008 he was arrested, when in the midst of trying to fly solo round the world, he attempted to land his plane at George Bush’s ranch in Texas!

Now I ask you, can you believe this?

A couple from Belgium trying to fly home from Tel Aviv to Brussels abandoned their baby at the airport check in after refusing to buy a ticket for the infant.

Of course infants often get to travel free on some forms of transport, but it can be different with airlines.

Individual airlines apply different rules but a “so-called” infant ticket is usually offered for children aged between 14 days and 2 years.

Nevertheless this couple decided to chance their arm and refused to cough up for a child ticket.

Initially it appeared that they had the baby in a stroller when they walked through passport control, but in fact they then ditched their newborn on a conveyor belt in the area and boarded the flight alone.

According to the Israel Airports Authority, the couple arrived late to Terminal 1 in Tel Aviv after the check-in counter had closed.

They quickly wanted to go and deal with security, so that they could board their flight, and simply left their baby on the conveyor belt at the area.

Subsequently airport security were notified of the situation and removed the couple from the plane.

The issue has now been referred to the local police.

All being well I hope to have your company at this same time tomorrow,
Scott

Foreign travel can be confusing

Today we heard two stories involving both old hands at travel as well as some younger people.

First off we learnt about how 77-year old Maurice Kirk has become a prisoner in a Tesco car park in Taunton.

Well at least that’s what he claims!

Allegedly police have told him that he would be breaking the law were he to drive his van, which is attached to a horse box close to the entrance of the car park, as it is now illegal to drive in the UK with just his French driving licence.

Really?

But presumably he drove into the car park in the first place.

Maurice who, when not stuck in car parks, spends most of his time in France, says he just nips back to England from time to time.

Right now he’s been camping in the van for 2 or 3 days.

Clearly that particular branch of Tesco do not penalise you for staying in their car park indefinitely!

However this is not the first time Mr Kirk has had brushes with the law.

Back in 2008 he was arrested, when in the midst of trying to fly solo round the world, he attempted to land his plane at George Bush’s ranch in Texas!

Now I ask you, can you believe this?

A couple from Belgium trying to fly home from Tel Aviv to Brussels abandoned their baby at the airport check in after refusing to buy a ticket for the infant.

Of course infants often get to travel free on some forms of transport, but it can be different with airlines.

Individual airlines apply different rules but a “so-called” infant ticket is usually offered for children aged between 14 days and 2 years.

Nevertheless this couple decided to chance their arm and refused to cough up for a child ticket.

Initially it appeared that they had the baby in a stroller when they walked through passport control, but in fact they then ditched their newborn on a conveyor belt in the area and boarded the flight alone.

According to the Israel Airports Authority, the couple arrived late to Terminal 1 in Tel Aviv after the check-in counter had closed.

They quickly wanted to go and deal with security, so that they could board their flight, and simply left their baby on the conveyor belt at the area.

Subsequently airport security were notified of the situation and removed the couple from the plane.

The issue has now been referred to the local police.

All being well I hope to have your company at this same time tomorrow,
Scott

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