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Driver and T&D contributor Dick Flute could not believe his bad luck. A year after a bad experience with a booking, he tried Brittany Ferries again - and found his confirmed booking had, like last time, been downgraded to the waiting list.
Dick took the Portsmouth-St Malo outward crossing on December 12 without a hitch. His wife, who was flying out to join Dick in Seville, received a confirmation fax on December 18 from the agent.
But when the couple arrived at St Malo on January 2 they were told they had been downgraded to the waiting list. As Dick was carrying a camera crane due for delivery at Shepperton Film Studios the following day, this was totally …