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Murcia admits Ryanair exit is bad news!
29 October 2010

9 of Ryanair's routes into & out of the airport will cease from Sunday &, with it, the airport will lose 1/3rd of its destinations in Europe. The Director General of Tourism Infrastructure, Maria Garcia Vidal,  did not hide her concern about the impact this will have on the region at a press conference earlier this week.

Read it all on page 11 of  Round Town News online today.

 



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Corvera latest
29 October 2010

Read the latest update about Corvera airport, Murcia

CLICK HERE

 



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Spanish prostitutes ordered to wear reflective vests for their own safety
27 October 2010

Prostitutes working on the street outside a town in northern Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to make them visible to passing traffic and reduce the risk of accidents.

READ MORE HERE



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Easyjet warn of further General Strikes in France: 28th October and on the 6th November
26 October 2010

General Strike in France: 28th October and on the 6th November

Read Easyjet info here.

Further general strikes have been confirmed in France. Strike action will be taking place on the 28th of October 2010 and the 6th of November 2010. At the moment, no easyJet flights to and from France on these two days have been affected. Please check this website regularly for further details. 

 

We are working closely with the French Government to try and minimise the impact to our customers, unfortunately however we will have to cancel a number of our flights and have been advised that there is a high risk of additional disruption during the day.  As soon as we know which flights are directly affected we will contact those customers affected.


While the circumstances are outside of our control and are affecting all airlines, we do apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and reassure customers that we are doing everything possible to minimise the disruption.

 

 

 

 



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Seen on IBEX INSURERS website. Knights brokers in Spain have apparently withheld clients money. CHECK THIS!
25 October 2010

 
Posted on Ibex website:

Knight Insurance Brokers, S.A. Important Information Over recent months payment from Knights for policies sold to clients has become later and later culminating in a situation whereby now Knights are unable to hand over premiums for policies sold since June 2010.  This is no longer acceptable to Ibex or to Lloyd’s and as such on Monday 18th October we ceased trading with Knight Insurance Brokers SA.  No doubt you may have a number of questions which you will want to ask.  We set out below a list of help Q&As and have also set up a Helpline where our team can assist you personally.

Full details: http://www.ibexinsure.com/knights



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Easyjet are now charging £14 per kg over 20kg if two people check in only one bag, previously it was UP TO 32kg (once you'd paid initial £9 online per flight!)
23 October 2010

Easyjet are now charging new bookings £14 per kg over 20kg if two people check in only one bag, previously it was up to 32kg free! We have done this regularly for the past couple of years at least. Now it's an EXTRA whopping £168 to take 32kg in that bag!!

See below..

1 checked in (online) bag between two passengers up to 20 kg £18, up to 23kg it's + £42, up to 26kg it's + £84, up to 29kg it's + £126 & up to 32kg it's + £168

Do a test booking & see!!! 

EDITED TO CLARIFY (TO FOXBAT & ANYONE ELSE) THAT I MEANT THAT PREVIOUSLY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 20KG AND 32KG 

WAS INDEED FREE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES MENTIONED.

THE INITIAL 20KG WAS, OF COURSE, CHARGED (AT £9 PER FLIGHT BOOKED).THAT WAS NOT 'FREE' & I NEVER INTENDED TO INFER IT WAS.

APOLOGIES!

 



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Did you know that if a resident of Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, you are eligible for a FREE bus pass for local travel?
20 October 2010

 

The Town Hall of Torrevieja has pioneered a scheme in conjunction with local bus operator ‘Costa Azul’ that entitles local residents of all ages, who are on the ‘padron’ to the free use of urban buses within the municipality.

 

To obtain a pass go to the office of transportation Torrevieja. Calle Gregorio Marañon no 3 , downstairs ( next to Mapfre office)

You will need to produce:

Your certificate of Empadronamiento (Padron)

Your Passport or Resident’s Card /Certification

An attendant will enter the information required for your Bus Pass onto the computer. A photograph of you will be taken by the office.

You will be told when to return to collect your bus pass



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Easyjet have released the Luton/Stansted flights to Alicante.
16 October 2010

Luton & Stansted flights to Alicante are now available.



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French ATC strike Tuesday 19th October: Ryanair cancel flights, check yours!
16 October 2010

French ATC strike Tuesday: Ryanair have cancelled flights, check yours!

AND anyone travelling through France should be aware that due to strikers shutting down 11 of the 12 refineries in France , fuel is running short in some areas due to panic buying and hoarding ..!!!! No deliveries have been made since Wednesday and the unions have said that none are planned for at least a week ..!!!

These strikes throughout France this week were upgraded by the unions recently into "open ended ".. , protesting students have also joined in the strikes against cuts and the raising of the retirement age and have been confronting police in major French cities .....!!!!!!

http://www.france24.com/en/20101015-oil-industry-strikes-spark-fears-fuel-shortage-france-pension-reform-total



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Bristol to Malaga Wed 10 Nov – Wed 24 Nov only £24 return inc fees & taxes
15 October 2010

Bristol to Malaga Wed 10 Nov – Wed 24 Nov only £24 return inc fees & taxes (Ryanair)

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



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Warning! 2nd cardholders have LESS consumer rights
13 October 2010

Pay on a credit card and you've strong rights, but not additional cardholders
As savvy shoppers will know, pay on a credit card for something costing over £100 (eg, flight, kitchen, sofa) and the 'Section 75' laws supercharge your consumer rights, yet there are exceptions. Standard Section 75 rights: Unlike debit cards, cheques & cash - pay in full or part (even just £1) on a credit card and by law the lender's jointly liable with retailers, so you can get money back or repairs from it for faulty goods or if the seller's gone bust - though do repay in full each month, so there's no interest. Additional cardholder restrictions: For 'section 75' to work the contract needs to be a direct one, but an additional cardholder purchase is indirect, so you'd need to show the item had a benefit to the MAIN cardholder. Paypal & travel agents restrictions: Buy via a third party eg, travel agents or Paypal and you've no direct relationship so no S75 protection. Credit Card Cheques: Again here the relationship isn't direct so there's no protection. See the Full Guide: Section 75 Related: Give me my money back, Your Financial Rights



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Amazon to deliver free to Spain as long as you spend more than £25.
12 October 2010

Amazon.co.uk will now deliver free to Spain, as long as you spend more than £25.
The Book Depository already deliver free but Amazon's prices are better.
 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200355380



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French ATC are on strike AGAIN on Tues 12th October
09 October 2010

Ryanair have cancelled many flights!



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Are you keeping a UK registered car in Spain???: it's only 30 days NOT 6 months before you need to re-register it in Spain, according to the Guardia!
03 October 2010

I was under the (distinct) impression that you could drive a fully legal UK reg car in Spain up to 6 months before needing to either return it to the UK OR re-register it in Spain.

HOWEVER I saw THIS post below today by a non resident of Guardamar del Segura, in a forum local to Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca & thought I'd share it.

Rather worrying!!

'We own a property here in Spain and this year have been able to spend a significant amount of time here.

We brought our UK registered car across on the ferry earlier this year and when we return to the UK with it shortly, it will have been here just short of 6 months.

From all my research before bringing the car over this year, I understood that foreign registered cars could be legally driven on Spanish roads for up to 6 months, provided they are fully legal in their own country.

Imagine my surprise when I was stopped by the Guardia yesterday whilst driving my UK car. I was informed that because I own a property here in Spain, I can only drive my car on Spanish roads for a period of no more than 30 days. When I asked about the 6 month period, I was informed that this did not apply to anyone who owns property here. I was then issued with a notice informing me that I must re-register my car here in Spain within the next 30 days, or remove it from the country.

Due to the significant amount of UK cars I see on Spanish roads (both taxed or otherwise), I am aware that many people flout both the 30 day and the 6 month rules and this message is not aimed at them. But there must be many others in Spain who are totally unaware of this information and it is to those people that this message is aimed. Fortunately, we return home soon, so we will not be inconvenienced, but if we had been stopped earlier this year, we would have been in a very difficult position'.

 

 



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Post your resentment of Ryanair on my new blog
02 October 2010



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