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by Alcala Barry
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair landings
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Ryanair landings

Gruff. That's interesting, because we use Ryanair a lot and have done for a few years now. We have never had any bad landings with them at all. Maybe we have been lucky. We have flown with other operators like BA, easyJet, Jet2 and Monarch and never found any difference. I suppose a lot depends on t...
by Alcala Barry
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Importing a car; what's the best order of biz?

1bassleft So you are going to buy a car in the UK for £1500 you are then going to drive it cross-channel and down to the coast, so probably somewhere in the region of 2,200kms. Is that really wise? You do not get much of a car for £1500 these days. If you have good mechanical knowledge and carry too...
by Alcala Barry
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2202

Re: 3% retention tax

Mijas David
Good luck with your house sale.
by Alcala Barry
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Energy Nordic
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Energy Nordic

Enrique, were you with Endessa before CHC? Either way are you finding CHC cheaper than before and are they ok to deal with? Rogue. That's a hell of a bill they have lamped you with. Are you still on an old-type meter? We are with Endessa as well, but while we find them expensive at times, our bills ...
by Alcala Barry
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryannair cancelling 80flights daily for 6 weeks
Replies: 41
Views: 1303

Re: Ryannair cancelling 80flights daily for 6 weeks

Peteroldracer Boing, boing in a Boeing! I like that, very amusing. Maureen Take your point, but most parts of southern Spain have excelllent 3G coverage. So if your normal source of internet is not available you can turn on the 3G on your phone to access your emails. Plus if it is as important as fl...
by Alcala Barry
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax Residency Status
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Tax Residency Status

El Cid

Thanks for the info Sid. I've been meaning to check that out for some time.

Regards

AB
by Alcala Barry
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax Residency Status
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Tax Residency Status

You're not kidding!

Thanks for that Gerry.
by Alcala Barry
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tax Residency Status
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Tax Residency Status

In the UK the personal tax allowance is £11,500, so earn more than that and you pay tax.
Out of interest what is the personal tax allowance in Spain?

Regards

AB
by Alcala Barry
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Where to move to Andalucia for 6 months?
Replies: 30
Views: 1728

Re: Where to move to Andalucia for 6 months?

Ksdad From what you have written on here so far, I would suggest that you go for Granada. You will be able to cope with the climate variations and it is a lot more interesting than most coastal locations. We frequently visit Granada and I think you and your family would find it a welcoming city. Wit...
by Alcala Barry
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair luggage change
Replies: 24
Views: 1186

Re: Ryanair luggage change

truebrit. Don't take it too personally, only a gibe. Pamela1. Agree to a point with you, but it's just that today some businesses operate differently to older businesses. So Ryanair charge very little for a 'seat only' trip from A to B. But so called 'legacy' airlines like BA, Air France charge you ...
by Alcala Barry
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair luggage change
Replies: 24
Views: 1186

Re: Ryanair luggage change

Well said costakid.
by Alcala Barry
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: GP medical treatment in Marbella (inc general questions about Helicopteros Sanitarios)
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: GP medical treatment in Marbella (inc general questions about Helicopteros Sanitarios)

So, aside from the annual membership to join Helicopteros, what do they charge for a call out? For example, if you called them out to attend the swollen eyelid and an injection was administered?
Presumabably this is where they make their money.
by Alcala Barry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain

Keebut.

Only just noticed that you live in Brittany, mainly and costa del sol in the winter.
That sounds like a very good set-up.
We are far too hot here in the summer and bloomin' cold in the winter.
by Alcala Barry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain

Fair cop kerbut, you can tell how long it is since I last used one.
In my day, from memory, they were Veeder Root and Kienzle and you had to insert a paper disc. Having to check/read them was a right pain in the a***.
by Alcala Barry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain

Bilbao to Malaga is approx 950km and about 10 hrs driving. Most people aren't used to driving such distances in one day. If you are an HGV driver that is different because you do that day in and day our and are used to it and you have to take your proper breaks (checked by tachographs etc). Joe aver...
by Alcala Barry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain

Absolutely. I really enjoy the ferry. Time to read and relax. It's nice to stroll around the decks - even if it's raining. I have to admit it is expensive, mainly because a lack of competition. We certainly don't rush off the ship and drive non-stop down to the coast. Aside from the fact that it is ...
by Alcala Barry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Summer ferry crossings from UK to northern Spain

Enrique. " time to be able to read a book". Couldn't agree with you more. What do people expect on a ferry crossing. A bit of gardening, cookery classes, communal singing ...? I suppose these days most people are glued to their laptops or mobiles and have forgotten how to use a bit of P&am...
by Alcala Barry
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair/Ibiza
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Ryanair/Ibiza

Same old story. Embarrassed to be British. Brits just do not know how to handle drink, i.e. how to drink sensibly. Why not ban the sale of alcohol from all British airport departures. So many times you can see groups (mainly younger men) sitting around in Wetherspoons or similar with pints lined up ...
by Alcala Barry
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control queues
Replies: 48
Views: 2975

Re: Passport control queues

Got back to Malaga from Gatwick this afternoon. Quite busy in passports area, but the police were being pretty sensible/practical. Waited no more than 15 minutes. When we went out to Gatwick last week via Gate B, no problems, all very efficient and through in 10 minutes. In both cases my passport wa...
by Alcala Barry
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Passport control queues
Replies: 48
Views: 2975

Re: Passport control queues

Enrique. Hello there and the answer is yes. We have been with Dinfotec for about four years or so. We just have their basic cheapo internet only service. Most if the time it's ok, but some weekends and holidays it can get a but slow and judderry. Most of the time it suits us fine. We have trouble wi...

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