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19 Oct 2006 00:00 by danzar1972 Star rating. 15 posts Send private message


I am writing to recommend Trabber, a travel search engine that allow to find cheap flights. Here is the link:

I hope it will help.

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30 Nov 2006 09:52 by miket Star rating in La Mairena, Elviria. 372 posts Send private message

Thanks for info Danzar,

I booked a flight using it just the other day. I had been trying to find a flight back to the uk for 7th january but was struggling to find anything less than 200 eurosTrabber came up with just one flight at 86 euros!!

Many thanks again


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30 Mar 2007 11:15 by JeansSis Star rating. 2376 posts Send private message

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24 May 2007 19:49 by jamesellisllb Star rating in Newcastle upon Tyne. 35 posts Send private message


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24 May 2007 19:51 by jamesellisllb Star rating in Newcastle upon Tyne. 35 posts Send private message

Extract from dated 23rd May, 2007

Introduction of US-style security checks likely to increase peak-season queues at airports. Jeremy Skidmore reports.

Holidaymakers travelling to Spain this summer have been warned to brace themselves for delays at airports as a result of the introduction of new security measures.

Passengers waiting at an airport; Delays expected on flights to Spain
The introduction of new security for visits to Spain is badly timed for delaying travellers

From June 13, Spanish authorities will be asking travellers to provide detailed information about themselves before they fly to the country. Travellers to the United States have faced similar demands since early 2005.

Airlines have been told that the information needs to be supplied to Spanish customs authorities before anyone boards an aircraft, so check-in will be the last time passengers can provide the their details.

Known as Advance Passenger Information (API), the details required are the full given names, surname, nationality, date of birth and passport number of all travellers to the country. In the US, holidaymakers need to provide addresses of where they are staying, although this will not apply in Spain.

In order to reduce the likelihood of lengthy delays at check-in, airlines such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have allowed transatlantic passengers to enter the information online. Following the foiled airline bomb plot at Heathrow, European ministers agreed last August at a summit in London to set up a pan-European system for exchanging passenger information, including iris scans and fingerprints.

Spain is the first EU country to start collecting API from incoming travellers, but the practice is expected to be introduced in other member countries within 12 months.

In March, Bob Mocny, acting director of the US-Visit programme, the body that runs American immigration security, said Europe would soon follow the US in adopting fingerprinting as a standard security measure.

Some 12 million Britons travel to Spain each year, around two thirds of them during the summer.

A spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents said the introduction of API for visits to Spain was badly timed and would lead to delays at airports.

"This was announced four months ago and we said there was not enough time to warn people," said a spokesman. "With scheduled airlines, people can fill in the information online, but it is inevitable that many won't and we will have longer check-in times.

"During the peak periods of July and August, we may have to tell people to turn up at airports half an hour earlier than normal." British Airways said it was encouraging travellers to Spain to provide the information on its website,, before travelling, or to give the details to their travel agent.

In a statement, BA said: "At some airports, a third option of providing API via a self-service kiosk may be available. This method is not guaranteed at all airports.

Staff at check-in desks will also be able to collect API data but passengers are strongly advised to supply the information before arrival at the airport, or at a self-service kiosk where available, to avoid unnecessary delays."

Any delays are likely to hit no-frills airlines in particular as they have quick turnarounds and allow passengers to check in just 35 minutes before flights take-off. A spokeswoman for Ryanair said punctuality would not be affected.

"We are working with the Spanish authorities on this and will comply fully with the new regulations," she said. "We are working out the best way to do it and are likely to get people to complete a form online before they come to the airport. We are confident that everything will continue without delays." A spokesman for EasyJet said it would also be complying with the new regulations and did not envisage problems.


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26 May 2007 01:37 by swaro3 Star rating. 24 posts Send private message

I recommend using: for booking flights. Very good.



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07 Jun 2007 13:24 by Chrism1620 Star rating. 96 posts Send private message

Cheers Andy

I booked flights on tuesday, seen your message on wednesday, checked it out and found i could of saved 200 quid.

I will be using this in the future.



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09 Jun 2007 13:40 by danzar1972 Star rating. 15 posts Send private message


I am glad that Trabber was useful for you. I have also used it for my next flight to Costa Rica in September :).


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11 Jun 2007 22:22 by san miguel Star rating. 288 posts Send private message

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Try Monarch, not only decent fares but fight times are good as well unlike low cost carriers which tend to be late flights.

Monarch not always on flight search websites.  


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14 Jun 2007 19:21 by rowlandsbb Star rating in Gloucestershire &Hue.... 776 posts Send private message

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Ryanair now have some of their winter flights on to book my flights for  late October to Nov today

Also if you go to Almeria [ Aguilas to Mojacar] try Ryanair to Granada...quite cheap [before UK tax] and not much difference in travel time compared with Alicante






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17 Jun 2007 05:51 by MaggieB Star rating in Dunfermline,La Marin.... 56 posts Send private message

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Anyone know the best buys from Edinburgh to Alicante??


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17 Jun 2007 06:56 by lifeline Star rating in Murcia. 367 posts Send private message

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Try Globespan and Easyjet. They both fly from Edinburgh. We use Jet2 into San Javier as we are in the Mar Menor area. 

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17 Jun 2007 23:31 by howardandkay Star rating in Daya Nueva near Alm.... 76 posts Send private message

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We have someone coming over to see us at Christmas time In Daya Nueva, flying from Aberdeen. We are approximately half way between Alicante & San Javier airports so they could use either.

So far their searches online have produced rather expensive flights.

Are the best deals not out yet? Has anyone found a good deal from Aberdeen in previous years?

Your input is much appreciated.


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14 Jul 2007 02:07 by swaro3 Star rating. 24 posts Send private message

As I posted earlier, try you can select your airport, then a month, and you can then see the prices for the whole month then pick from there.

Simple as that. Does include Monarch, E.Jet, Ryan Air etc.


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14 Jul 2007 11:09 by tinto. Star rating in Scotland & Nr Estepo.... 243 posts Send private message

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We have just booked for New Year but flights are quite expensive around £250

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22 Jul 2007 22:04 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2577 posts Send private message

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What a sham these sites are!!! Trabber gives the cheapest fare from Leeds to Almeria as £5132 and Spain is not even listed as a destination on skyscanner!!!


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25 Jul 2007 13:13 by mountie Star rating. 35 posts Send private message

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Don't know what you've been looking at but I've used many times for flights to Spain. 

I've just looked now and it is showing a variety of flights from UK airports to a variety of Spanish airports including Alicante.

You can either view specific dates or select to view a whole month.



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25 Jul 2007 14:24 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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I believe what  Mark's saying is skyscanner doesn't show anything to Spain from Leeds, Mountie. I've just looked & that's correct.









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25 Jul 2007 14:33 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4017 posts Send private message

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That's really odd, skyscanner is usually a pretty good site to use.  Must be a glitch or something.


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25 Jul 2007 18:12 by Marksfish Star rating in Vera, Almeria. 2577 posts Send private message

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Skyscanner only shows destinations to the UK, Ireland, Belgium or France. There is no mention of all the other destinations that can be flown to from Leeds, especially spanish destinations. You can fly to the vast majority of Spain from Leeds. It may be a small regional airport, but it is quite well served!! Even using Manchester as the source airport, doesn't give too many options.

I also sent an email to Trabber using their feedback area, saying basically the same as I have said here previously. They responded to the email (surprisingly these days as most companies can't be bothered) saying they would look into the situation and asking what airlines flew from there. Sounds as though it could be promising in the future.


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