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slovakiasnextone 04-23-2011 04:27 PM

French team buys plane tickets to Krakow (Poland) instead of Košice (Slovakia)
 
The agency that the French WC team hired to book them the flight for the WC in Slovakia made a mistake and instead of booking tickets to Košice in Slovakia, booked tickets to Krakow in Poland. The French are trying to change the tickets for tickets to Košice. But there is a possibility they will have to travel from Krakow to Košice by bus. (around 250km I think).

Oh, my.......:laugh:

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 04-23-2011 04:28 PM

Krakow is a gorgeous city... Since they don't really stand a chance they should just stay there and enjoy Poland :laugh:

still a funny story.

Grabovski 04-23-2011 04:37 PM

Shouldn't they be in Paris for tomorrow to play Canada?

Highlander23 04-23-2011 04:42 PM

French :sarcasm::laugh:

Klaus 04-23-2011 04:51 PM

Haha, aw.

MXD 04-23-2011 05:06 PM

Wow, it's not even like the names are close.

In French, Krakow is translittered by Cracovie, and I don't think there's a ramonisation of Kosice.

Either way.... That's funny!

EDIT : Hummm... Ramonisation, eh? Process by which every proper noun is translittered to sound like a Ramones-name, e.g., Krakow Ramone. I obviously meant Romanisation...

SirKillalot 04-23-2011 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slovakiasnextone (Post 32604355)
The agency that the French WC team hired to book them the flight for the WC in Slovakia made a mistake and instead of booking tickets to Košice in Slovakia, booked tickets to Krakow in Poland. The French are trying to change the tickets for tickets to Košice. But there is a possibility they will have to travel from Krakow to Košice by bus. (around 250km I think).

Oh, my.......:laugh:

Professionals...

This needs some Allo' Allo' quotes:laugh:

tikkanen5rings* 04-23-2011 06:07 PM

Classless ignorant French :shakehead



:sarcasm:

AwesomePanthers 04-23-2011 07:32 PM

lol! If the french only were a little better at speaking english(in general), it would solve so many problems.. haha

Allo Allo brings back some good memories though, classic!

jekoh 04-24-2011 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MXD (Post 32605583)
Wow, it's not even like the names are close.

In French, Krakow is translittered by Cracovie, and I don't think there's a ramonisation of Kosice.

Either way.... That's funny!

EDIT : Hummm... Ramonisation, eh? Process by which every proper noun is translittered to sound like a Ramones-name, e.g., Krakow Ramone. I obviously meant Romanisation...

Cracovie is not a romanization, since the Polish name is already in latin alphabet.

Košice's traditional name in French is Cassovie, it's possible that's where the confusion came from, although unlikely seeing as the traditional name is hardly ever used anymore.

jekoh 04-24-2011 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomePanthers (Post 32608831)
lol! If the french only were a little better at speaking english(in general), it would solve so many problems.. haha

How exactly would it solve this particular one? :shakehead

Shootmaster_44 04-25-2011 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slovakiasnextone (Post 32604355)
The agency that the French WC team hired to book them the flight for the WC in Slovakia made a mistake and instead of booking tickets to Košice in Slovakia, booked tickets to Krakow in Poland. The French are trying to change the tickets for tickets to Košice. But there is a possibility they will have to travel from Krakow to Košice by bus. (around 250km I think).

Oh, my.......:laugh:

That's bad. However, really 250 km by bus isn't a long trip. I imagine most of the French team played Juniors in North America where going 250 km between road games is a short trip. That's roughly a two hour drive, I imagine with traffic a drive from the outskirts of Paris to the centre could take 2 hours.

I also wonder if perhaps that isn't a mistake per se. I do wonder whether the French Ice Hockey Federation has the money to charter an aircraft? I would guess probably not, thus maybe that is the closest that Air France could get to Kosice?

MountainHawk 04-25-2011 09:35 PM

Offtopic but similar type story.

I was once on a plane that was flying from Boston to Phoenix, then continuing on to Ontario, CA (California). About 15 minutes after takeoff, the two businessmen behind me say 'I still can't believe how long it takes to fly from Boston to Toronto ...'

I laughed, pointed out that they were flying to Ontario, California, not Ontario, Canada, which set off a amusing flurry of sky phone calls and working with the flight attendant to try to get them on a flight from Phoenix to Toronto. Morons probably spent 12 hours on a plane for a 90 minute flight ...

NicolasH 04-25-2011 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shootmaster_44 (Post 32664951)
That's bad. However, really 250 km by bus isn't a long trip. I imagine most of the French team played Juniors in North America where going 250 km between road games is a short trip. That's roughly a two hour drive, I imagine with traffic a drive from the outskirts of Paris to the centre could take 2 hours.

I also wonder if perhaps that isn't a mistake per se. I do wonder whether the French Ice Hockey Federation has the money to charter an aircraft? I would guess probably not, thus maybe that is the closest that Air France could get to Kosice?

I don't think they will charter an aircraft. The bus will be fine, french players are used to it, they allways travel by bus in the french championship and they have road games with way more than 250km to do.

76ftw 04-25-2011 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwesomePanthers (Post 32608831)
lol! If the french only were a little better at speaking english(in general), it would solve so many problems.. haha

Allo Allo brings back some good memories though, classic!

Logic: this has none.

Proust 04-25-2011 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NicolasH (Post 32667833)
I don't think they will charter an aircraft. The bus will be fine, french players are used to it, they allways travel by bus in the french championship and they have road games with way more than 250km to do.

Yeah. The bus is a great place for a team to bond. They'll probably have the best first two periods out of any team in the whole tournament.

Jussi 04-26-2011 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SirKillalot (Post 32605941)
Professionals...

This needs some Allo' Allo' quotes:laugh:

Perhaps the were distracted by the portrait of the fallen madonna with the big boobies?

Trollmark* 04-26-2011 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shootmaster_44 (Post 32664951)
That's bad. However, really 250 km by bus isn't a long trip.

On polish 1 lane roads, it's like 6 hours.

slovakiasnextone 04-26-2011 01:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shootmaster_44 (Post 32664951)
That's bad. However, really 250 km by bus isn't a long trip. I imagine most of the French team played Juniors in North America where going 250 km between road games is a short trip. That's roughly a two hour drive, I imagine with traffic a drive from the outskirts of Paris to the centre could take 2 hours.

I also wonder if perhaps that isn't a mistake per se. I do wonder whether the French Ice Hockey Federation has the money to charter an aircraft? I would guess probably not, thus maybe that is the closest that Air France could get to Kosice?

Well, it´s not a long trip, but you obviously haven´t seen our roads.....;)

MomoSissokko 04-26-2011 01:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trollmark (Post 32671952)
On polish 1 lane roads, it's like 6 hours.

i can confirm, Poland has the worst roads in Europe,
almost no highways

PanniniClaus 04-26-2011 09:55 AM

This is beyond ridiculous.

kiluj 04-26-2011 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MomoSissokko (Post 32672633)
i can confirm, Poland has the worst roads in Europe,
almost no highways

Russia has the worst roads in the world.:laugh:

beowulf 04-26-2011 12:21 PM

That is pretty darn funny. Someone is going to get his/her arse chewed out!

jekoh 04-26-2011 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shootmaster_44 (Post 32664951)
I imagine most of the French team played Juniors in North America

Probably not more than 2 or 3 did.

tikkanen5rings* 04-26-2011 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kiluj (Post 32675879)
Russia has the worst roads in the world.:laugh:

In soviet russia... the road drives you.


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