what do siesta coaches think they are doing....families go by coach usually to save money.....yet they have changed a free entertainment that was OK for one that will turn out expensive for families to use....with the option of pay or do without....for a mum dad and 4 children it will cost an extra £60...and one of the moans on flight topics are people who have paid for seat back entertainment and its not been working .....so it wont be long I suppose before the complaints about the siesta ones come in....and will you get a refund if yours dont work......there must also be others like me who use the journey to chill out and get a well earned rest....so if they stop us putting our seats back except at night because of these screens I wouldnt be happy...and now they have taken away the legs rest it will be more of an uncomfortable journey...
So what siesta think is an upgrade is flawed because
1/ We will be paying for entertainment which was free before
2/ The once reasonably comfortable journey is now uncomfortable and puts young children at risk during the night, and adds a risk of thrombosis to vunerable people....a plane journey to spain is less than 3hrs long and warnings are given about the risks of thrombosis.....a coach journey is 29/30hrs long...the leg rests lowered these risks considerably
3/ The ferry crossing once a pleasant break has now been changed to the eurotunnel....I for one do not like the tunnel...and am put off even though its quicker.....though it doesnt mean we arrive at our destination quicker ...or get in accomodation earlier....as last time we spent a few hours in the sweltering heat in our travel clothes waiting to be given our accomodation...
So tweeties in a flap now....and its looking more like pefkos next year.. (have 3 holidays on list of where to take family for my 60th celebration holiday next year....sorry siesta your bottom of the list now)
I booked thinking it was same as the years before and that the tunnel was only used on certain days....and booked the day we had always gone by the ferry....I was dissapointed and had to explain to the other family we are going with that the ferry crossing I had said was a nice part of the journey...was now a boring trip through the tunnel....no chilling out with a meal and a beer....no browsing the duty free shops onboard....no watching from the deck as we approach Calais...
So cant rely on the panos having the rests just because there is a picture of one in the brochure....tweetie
The talk on this topic over the years has been positive....a sharing of support for new coachies...saying how good it can be...and dispersing the negative ideas people have about coaching for such a long journey.....giving hints and tips to improve the experience....it is a shame to think we may be hearing less positive feedback in the future,
I also feel sorry for the hostesses and drivers who will have to deal with any problems on route....they are absolutely brilliant with endless patience.....and I think it will be tested to the limit ....I think they should have retained the ability to show films ect with those wanting more to pay for the use of the screens ....giving people the choice....and for use if system fails.....I cant help wondering how many would choose to pay for the use of the screens....maybe we could run a poll on here...
So if you are a siesta coacher ....maybe not posting but recieving notifications and coming for a read ...or if your a guest and interested in coaching....after reading our posts about the new siesta coaches...join up ....become a member and cast your vote...just post either.....free entertainment...or pay for screens.....
I wonder if anyone from siesta reads this topic...tweetie
Im posting ......free entertainment
They don't have the ability to "switch off" so many tvs for the non paying customers so my advice would be not to pay, your going to see it anyway
tbh Siesta would have been better just putting the cost of the coach up by a tenner and noone would have bothered lol
From what I can gather after talking to people who have been on coaches like this before there is no way if only allowing access to certain seats, it's all or nothing.
I personally wouldn't pay for it if I was traveling
But as you say you may be able to watch it anyway, suppose we will all just have to try it out next year
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