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    • jamtart6
    • By jamtart6 12th Aug 08, 10:01 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 10:01 PM
    Goodness this happened to someone I know! They all waited until the passport was sorted and flew out later on all together (and had to pay again!)

    I would have the whole family to forefit it

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    • MarkyMarkD
    • By MarkyMarkD 12th Aug 08, 10:42 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 10:42 PM
    Rather coincidentally, the exact same scenario was posted on here only 2 days ago.

    The thread already has many responses which are worth reading.

    FWIW I would say that those who can go, should go. If it was possible to palm off the passport-less child on a grandparent or auntie, that would be great; if not then one parent should go and the other stay.
    Last edited by MarkyMarkD; 12-08-2008 at 11:08 PM.
    • robpw2
    • By robpw2 12th Aug 08, 10:45 PM
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    ah how cruel would tht be , sorry "clare" substitute for any girls name. you cant come to disneyland like the rest of us because mommy and daddy forgot your passport had expired but dont worry we are all going to go without you and have fun , and your gonna stay at home with nanny ..

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    • MarkyMarkD
    • By MarkyMarkD 12th Aug 08, 11:08 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 11:08 PM
    Rather less cruel than making the other child miss their holiday for no reason?
    • Contains Mild Peril
    • By Contains Mild Peril 12th Aug 08, 11:41 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 11:41 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 11:41 PM
    If they can afford for the other parent and child to go later then one parent and child should go on the booked holiday and the other should go as soon as possible after her new passport arrives.
    • ceebeeby
    • By ceebeeby 12th Aug 08, 11:46 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 11:46 PM
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    Nope - we would all be gutted, but there's no way one child would be left behind, whilst others went off to enjoy themselves (runs next door to check kids passports!!). OMG, you'd have to be going some to do that to a child!!!
  • MrsE
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    • 12th Aug 08, 11:48 PM
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    • 12th Aug 08, 11:48 PM
    I think thats the hardest one you've ever posted.
  • robwalsh96
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    • 13th Aug 08, 2:09 AM
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    • 13th Aug 08, 2:09 AM
    say the passport's been stolen and you are guaranteed a new one in time.
    • Taffybiker
    • By Taffybiker 13th Aug 08, 4:17 AM
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    I would most likely contact the airline/agent and try to delay the holiday an extra day or so, even if it means paying date changing fees, then visit the passport office in person for an emergency issue.
    If this wasn't possible, I would "sell" the holiday to other family members or friends then rebook for a later date.
    • tallgirld
    • By tallgirld 13th Aug 08, 5:59 AM
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    I would give the 8 year old the keys to the house and tell her to wait until we get back. Is that Illegal???? :-)
    • Dorrie
    • By Dorrie 13th Aug 08, 6:41 AM
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    Not sure what I would do as I honestly think it would be highly unlikely to happen as I would check passports in plenty of time! And health insurance cover. My youngest child hasn't got a passport at the moment, although the rest of the family have (all three children were on my passport - which, at the time, just showed name, dob and sex so I could have taken anyone's child with me! - but I knew that they needed their own passports at 16. I left it until last year when the eldest had just turned 17 and was going to Italy with a college course, my 15 year old was going to go on a German exchange trip, and my passport was actually due to expire. Because of the cost, I didn't get my daughter's done because it could be years before she needs it. My point is that I KNOW she hasn't got one and would check if we ever decided to go abroad).

    I think I would either get someone else to look after the 8 year old and give her a massive treat later, or have one parent take the other child whilst the other parent stayed behind. Don't think it is really fair to force child with a passport to miss out completely due to parent's incompetence.
  • harrumph
    I would have checked and double checked everything was in order before the holiday. The thought of losing 2500 would be the driving force. Perhaps these people have more money than I do.
  • laurapeacock
    I would pay the amendment fees, and swap the holiday date to give us enough time to get the passport renewed.
  • Glyn
    the two should go ( so as not to lose the money spent on the ticket. Its neither of the children's fault the adults were not 'on the ball' enough to check the passoort dates. Then , as and when the passport is sorted the other two can go...... Or save so all 4 can go next time together.
  • LearningToSave.
    I would have checked and double checked everything was in order before the holiday. The thought of losing 2500 would be the driving force. Perhaps these people have more money than I do.
    Originally posted by harrumph
    same here it would just never happen......i check our passports before i book a holiday if a short/late notice one and right after booking if booking well in advance.....i cant believe people dont do this! answer to the op.....the whole family would miss out and go and a later date.
  • cobbingstones
    I think I'd go to the Head Office in Cardiff and try to get one asap. One parent and child to go together then the others could meet up there. If we could not get a passport that quickly, then we'd have to leave the holiday. It would not be in my opinion fair because of our mistake to let one child go and not the other.

  • teddyco
    Why not just push for a small passport office in every airport?
    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 13th Aug 08, 8:03 AM
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    If it was my family - Mrs Cat would go with the child with the valid passport & I'd stay at home and have some bonus one on one time with the child with the invalid passport.
    Then, once I've managed to get the duff passport sorted out, see if we could make tracks over the Atlantic and rejoin Mrs Cat & MTK

  • Sharp_Eyes
    Knowing me, I would probably find out what my travel insurance would cover, say sudden illness for eg. lie and say the kid/family was taken ill the day before the trip with food poisoning or something, have the passport renewed and the date amended and have the travel insurance pay the amendment fees!

    How immoral am I? *LOL* Will NOT forfeit my 2500 quid, and will NOT leave her behind! How cruel is that???
    *inhales deeply* "Ahhhhh! I love the smell of a good deal in the morning! (or just about any time, really...)"
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