Eurostar cancels 29 Feb 2008
No leap year luuurv trains to gay Paree
The unmarried gals among you who were thinking of availing yourselves of the 2008 leap year by booking a romantic train excursion over the Channel with the other half, and popping the question on the one day which, as tradition dictates, you're allowed to get down on one knee and whip out an engagement ring, are advised to make alternative plans.
That's because Eurostar's online booking system has evidently decided that Friday, 29 February, doesn't exist. Here's the result of entering said date into the system and requesting a champagne-fuelled luuurv ride to gay Paree:
According to our correspondent Ben Parr-Ferris, you'll get the same short shrift down at Expedia if you try and make the same booking, so it looks like we're on the verge of non-leap-year-compliant travel website anarchy. Our advice? Scrap the wedding plans for another four years, by which time Eurostar should have got its act together.
In the meantime, you can always go and have a gawk at the company's shiny new St Pancras terminal, due to open for business tomorrow as the new start/end destination of High Speed 1 - the long-awaited track which will cut journey times by an estimated 20 minutes. ®
Luuuurve train here I come
Hold the front page!
Eurostar finds February 29th in leap year
It's all working now.
<<No, this is just lazy arse coding of the worest kind!>>
-And that's spelling which won't get past the most generous parser. GOD!!! Children on this site.
testing testing testing
But the point is you caught it during testing.
Daft bugs like this will always slip thru (the coder above with the wrongheaded leap year check proves this) - it's the tester responsibility to catch it. t
Anyway. HAHAHA !! I went for an interview at thetrainline for a testing job and they didn't even have the courtesy to get back to me. they were fretting as much about keeping the regulators sweet as they were about testing properly.