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by Parilla
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair luggage change
Replies: 55
Views: 18260

Re: Ryanair luggage change

Wicksey, I don't have a lot of experience of BA short haul, but a few weeks ago I booked two returns Malaga-Gatwick for the end of November, at a lower cost than both EasyJet and Norwegian.

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by Parilla
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BBC News In Pidgin
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: BBC News In Pidgin

Am dis day April 1st ?

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by Parilla
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Legend
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Rugby Legend

Any Rugby Union addict like me must have been saddened by the death of Colin Meads (Sir). An absolute giant of the game in every way. I briefly met him once; great bloke. Wish there were more like him.

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by Parilla
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Long Term Airport Parking
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: Long Term Airport Parking

Costa, they only ask for dates and car matricula - no credit card details, no address or phone.

Country boy, that's encouraging. I had already thought if there was no room at the inn I would bite the bullet and head for P1.

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by Parilla
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair yet again!
Replies: 108
Views: 33975

Re: Ryanair yet again!

Maybe if more of us complained a bit more we wouldn't have to suffer the c****y levels of service which seems to be the norm these days. You've still not answered my question Stevemul.

Parilla
by Parilla
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair yet again!
Replies: 108
Views: 33975

Re: Ryanair yet again!

Thanks stevemul, yes it is my choice. When I go on holiday I choose to take decent clean clothes with me, and things like toothpaste, shaving gear, etc etc, so I don't seem too much like the average british yobo when I am visitor to another country, with my trusty laser pen for pilot blinding when I...
by Parilla
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair yet again!
Replies: 108
Views: 33975

Re: Ryanair yet again!

Stevemul. please tell me how I can get through security, be airside spending my money 3 hours before departure when I can't drop my bags with Ryanair until 2 hours before ?

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by Parilla
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Long Term Airport Parking
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: Long Term Airport Parking

No Costa, that's what bothers me.

You don't pay anything when you book. When you arrive at the site you get a "ticket" from the office, then when you return and pick up the car, you take your "ticket" back to the office and then pay.

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by Parilla
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair yet again!
Replies: 108
Views: 33975

Re: Ryanair yet again!

I'm more a Fan than a Knocker, but ......... Website advises to arrive 3 hours before departure, but they continue to respond to enquiries by confirming desks will still only open 2 hours before departure so you can't go airside any quicker than the norm !!!! What is the point of that ? What is to b...
by Parilla
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Long Term Airport Parking
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Long Term Airport Parking

Can anybody confirm, if you make an online booking in the Long Term car park at AGP, is a space guaranteed to be available when you arrive ? I can't see anything on the website which points either way, but I know there is no payment made until you leave the car park on your return. My worry is that ...
by Parilla
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Airport/breakfast
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Airport/breakfast

Does anyone know if there is a café at AGP, after security clearance, where you can get a simple Spanish breakfast - toasted baguette, oil and tomato. Don't usually fly at early hours from choice, but had no option the last couple of times, and have another early start to Bratislava in two weeks. Si...
by Parilla
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Amazon.....CO.UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2169

Re: Amazon.....CO.UK

I've been on the UK site twice this week, and placed orders both times without a problem, without using a VPN or DNS. Also, they confirm the orders and delivery details by email to our Spanish email address.

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by Parilla
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2017 quieter on CDS ? (San Pedro / Estepona)
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Re: 2017 quieter on CDS ? (San Pedro / Estepona)

Been in San Pedro since 2004, and never experienced busier summers than last year's and this one. Roads busy, Portillos full with long queues, cabs busy, shops busy, and having to book tables in places you don't normally. Good for the local economy, lots of dosh sloshing around.
by Parilla
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Google 1984 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Re: Google 1984 ??

I'm sure I could get by ok without access to this forum, but I couldn't get by if all my internet banking and savings accounts were got at and swiped, that's what concerns me.

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by Parilla
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Google 1984 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Google 1984 ??

Not sure how I feel about this. Yesterday, we booked a couple of short breaks over the internet, and received the usual emails, confirming dates, venues and flights. This morning, my wife was checking her calendar on her smartphone, and was amazed to find all those details of both trips, including f...
by Parilla
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Surveyors in Torre Del Mar
Replies: 14
Views: 5362

Re: Surveyors in Torre Del Mar

Depends very much what you are looking for from a "surveyor". If you want a basic structural survey such as a Chartered Surveyor would provide in the UK, or a survey in greater detail from a Structural Engineer, you might not find it so easy. It is not the norm in Spain to have a survey be...
by Parilla
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: TV News Reporting
Replies: 27
Views: 5672

TV News Reporting

Am I just getting a bit grumpy in my old age or, has anyone else felt the same concerns ? I really feel uncomfortable lately about levels and style of coverage given to news items which concern tragic events. The BBC and ITV are bad, but SKY are the worst offenders by a mile. Reports of the recent t...
by Parilla
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Expat fate ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5277

Expat fate ?

Looks like, according to the FT, UK expats will be left dangling in Brexit talks (if they ever start). They report that one of the first offers the UK will make is to secure the rights of EU nationals already in the UK. The EU will reportedly be unable to reciprocate at this time (conveniently forge...
by Parilla
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: PAYING AN ELECTRIC BILL
Replies: 24
Views: 3945

Re: PAYING AN ELECTRIC BILL

Patricia, I meant you could pay the bill by Internet Banking, not your friend. That's assuming you have such a facility of course.

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by Parilla
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: PAYING AN ELECTRIC BILL
Replies: 24
Views: 3945

Re: PAYING AN ELECTRIC BILL

Internet banking ?

Parilla