This question just HAS TO BE ASKED...

Would you travel by air to BALI to holiday?

  • NO

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  • MAYBE or UNDECIDED

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thadocta

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pomjim said:
Posts like this just go to show how close to the surface racism is in good ol Oz.

To seriously suggest that we should boycott a country merely because of a percieved (by some) miscarraige of justice is so damn stupid I can hardly believe it.

Would the same question be asked if the incident had occurred in, say the UK? NO.

Agree absolutely. Their system may be different, but the fact that it is different does not make it inherently unfair. (Without discussing the merits of this case either way).

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Well, whichever side of the fence you sit:
From http://smh.com.au/news/National/Tourists-still-flocking-to-Bali/2005/06/15/1118645851259.html

"Australian tourists appear to be ignoring calls for a boycott of Bali in protest at the 20-year jail sentence handed out to Schapelle Corby for smuggling marijuan_.

Garuda Indonesia announced an extra flight from Sydney and Brisbane to Denpasar, bringing the weekly total to five and increasing weekly seats by 146 to 1,318.

A total of 20,960 Australians visited Bali in April, with nearly 80,000 during the first four months of the year.

Figures for May - the month in which Corby was sentenced, followed by Bali boycott calls from her supporters - are expected to continue to rise and Garuda said 2005 promised to be a record year."
 

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Well, this has stirred up some 'opinion' ... hasn't it?

It seems, that there is plenty of opinion out there, and, external factors won't change that opinion previously conceived.

Thus, if people want to go to Bali... they will. It people think the Govt. of Indonesia is as fair and honest (?) as Australia... then, they'll go over there, and believe they are safe and secure etc. etc.

However, keep in mind the results of the 'poll' .... most respondants voted NO to ever going to Bali for a holiday!!!

We can probably leave it at that....

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thadocta

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Gordon said:
However, keep in mind the results of the 'poll' .... most respondants voted NO to ever going to Bali for a holiday!!!

I voted no, but I never would have gone there anyway. Penang has all the attractions of Bali with nowhere near the number of tourists. I prefer places like London or Rome for my hols anyway.

Dave
 

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BlacKnox said:
BlacKnox said:
"This question just HAS TO BE ASKED..."

Ummm, actually, no it doesn't.

A poor choice of words. Nothing wrong with simple questions, though some of the posts read like something from a Big Brother episode. Big on emotion with dubious value.

Perhaps, lets keep it civil people and agree to disagree is better?


I agree that the original question doesn't need to be asked, if only because it's off the point of what I thought this excellent site was about.

I discovered frequentflyer.com.au only today, and have just spent several hours exploring various threads - and learnt heaps. I thought I was weird because I want to know the ins and outs of QF's FF scheme (amongst others). Now I know I'm not alone :wink:

Seeing as it was mentioned above though, I was suprised by my check-in experience at SYD on my way to SIN last week (flying QF). Without prompting, the check-in attendant wrote my baggage weight on my boarding pass. Never had that happen before...
 

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Gordon said:
Well, this has stirred up some 'opinion' ... hasn't it?

Yes, one of the beautiful things about living in a democracy is that people can air their (sometimes) opposing "opinions" safely.

Gordon said:
However, keep in mind the results of the 'poll' .... most respondants voted NO to ever going to Bali for a holiday!!!

Technical question please... How do I vote? Do I "click" somewhere to register yes or no, or are the "statistics" tabulated by either the OP or moderator from member's comments?

If the latter, please register me for yes. I had planned to visit friends in Bali early next year and fail to see any reason to reconsider these plans.
 
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BlacKnox said:
Technical question please... How do I vote? Do I "click" somewhere to register yes or no, or are the "statistics" tabulated by either the OP or moderator from member's comments?

Well, anyone care to answer? Still waiting for a response. Sorry to be a bore...
 

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BlacKnox said:
BlacKnox said:
Technical question please... How do I vote? Do I "click" somewhere to register yes or no, or are the "statistics" tabulated by either the OP or moderator from member's comments?

Well, anyone care to answer? Still waiting for a response. Sorry to be a bore...

When logged on, you should be able to vote via some buttons at the top of the page next to the options.

If you aren't seeing the buttons then either a) your browser doesn't handle the page correctly b) you've already voted or c) the poll is closed.

Not sure which as I've already voted and thus only see the results.
 
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thadocta said:
Gordon said:
However, keep in mind the results of the 'poll' .... most respondants voted NO to ever going to Bali for a holiday!!!

I voted no, but I never would have gone there anyway. Penang has all the attractions of Bali with nowhere near the number of tourists. I prefer places like London or Rome for my hols anyway.

Dave

People, consider Laos, no beaches but one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Small population, only beginning to become touristed, and amazing food - Laos, French and Italian (a lot of Laos went to Europe after 'the difficulties' (revolution in '75).

I don't know where else you can get a 3 course french meal for 2, with wine (and some of the BEST french food I've ever eaten) for under USD20.

Laos Airlines fly an ex AN A320 VTE-BKK and also into Vietnam and Cambodia.

OT, I know.

Cheers
 
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