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by Parilla
Sat May 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cambio or money exchange
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Cambio or money exchange

Yes, apologies for rambling all over your thread, Costa. Sorry can't help you with an answer.

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by Parilla
Sat May 27, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cambio or money exchange
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Cambio or money exchange

I guess it depends on what each individual wants from the card. I use two - a Halifax Clarity MasterCard for all purchases, and a Saga Platinum Visacard ( which I load up with GBP into credit before I use it ) for any ATM withdrawals, and for purchases. Between the two I can avoid any transaction fe...
by Parilla
Fri May 26, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cambio or money exchange
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Cambio or money exchange

"Most", Wollie, yes. "If not all", no.

Parilla
by Parilla
Fri May 26, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cambio or money exchange
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Cambio or money exchange

If looking at revolut.com you need to check very carefully that it fits what you need, lots of charges and restrictions apply - eg cash withdrawals over £200 per month in total attract a 2% fee !! If this is a "one off" costakid, can't help. If something more regular, you could do worse th...
by Parilla
Sat May 20, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Do not trust Sabadell (Solbank) Home Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: Do not trust Sabadell (Solbank) Home Insurance

I would be really interested to know what section of your "Sabadell Home Insurance" you think covers the consequential loss of excess water charges resulting from a faulty piece of electrical equipment.

Parilla
by Parilla
Fri May 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: New York
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

Re: New York

Already on the list costakid, but thanks anyway.

Parilla
by Parilla
Thu May 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: New York
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

New York

It's more years than I care to remember since I've been to New York, but I'm planning a trip for a week at the end of November (after Thanksgiving !), for a family celebration and to visit a very good old friend and school mate. I'm looking for a good hotel in the midtown Manhattan area, Times Squar...
by Parilla
Tue May 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Registering with Endesa
Replies: 37
Views: 14049

Re: Registering with Endesa

Fyfin, I have no idea why but every time I try to log in, I am not offered the "old" way of entry (just NIE and password), I get the "new" request for four boxes to tick. I did phone them and was told they could give me the elusive contract number if I gave them other personal de...
by Parilla
Tue May 09, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Registering with Endesa
Replies: 37
Views: 14049

Re: Registering with Endesa

Thanks Enrique - feeling much better already, tranquilo again, shut in my room watching Youtubes of old Chuck Berry concerts and contemplating where we'll go for lunch.

Parilla
by Parilla
Tue May 09, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Registering with Endesa
Replies: 37
Views: 14049

Re: Registering with Endesa

Anybody tell me where their HQ is, so I can try to arrange for it to be nuked. Seems they have jazzed up their client web access ( b******d up is more accurate) and now I can't b****y well get in. Last time I looked it only needed a usario and a contrasena to check the account - now it's a s*****g S...
by Parilla
Mon May 01, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ryanair or Ryan nightmare.
Replies: 83
Views: 19433

Re: Ryanair or Ryan nightmare.

Afraid I have to disagree, I think it is a very big security problem. Anyone can get off a bus outside the building, walk through the arrivals area, walk through the supposedly guarded doors and be airside with no passport, no ticket, no screening of bodies or bags. Not my idea of good security. Par...
by Parilla
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ryanair or Ryan nightmare.
Replies: 83
Views: 19433

Re: Ryanair or Ryan nightmare.

I think somebody getting on a plane who shouldn't be on it is about as serious as it gets. I'm a Ryanair fan, but they need a good kick up the backside for this, and I sense over the last year or so they've dropped standards in a few areas, taken their eye off the ball. I'm guessing this was at Mala...
by Parilla
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Airline overbooking
Replies: 10
Views: 5519

Re: Airline overbooking

I stand corrected, Ashtondav. Nevertheless, it's the airline's decision to offer that type of ticket and not to charge their customer for transferring to another flight - I don't see how they can class that situation as a "no-show". It hardly seems fair that a customer who has paid for an ...
by Parilla
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Airline overbooking
Replies: 10
Views: 5519

Re: Airline overbooking

The point I'm trying to make Wollie, is that as far as I know every seat Easyjet sell has to be pre paid, so if there is a "no show" there is no financial loss to the airline, in which case there is no need to overbook apart from pure greed. I've no intention of being fair to EasyJet, alon...
by Parilla
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Airline overbooking
Replies: 10
Views: 5519

Airline overbooking

Simon Calder wrote an article about the above in today's Independent, with the following quote from EasyJet, presumably in defence of the practice : “Last year, nearly 3 million easyJet customers didn’t show for their flights. When this happens, it means aircraft leave with empty seats, increasing o...
by Parilla
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: EU long term Residence Permit for Non-EU citizens
Replies: 0
Views: 734

EU long term Residence Permit for Non-EU citizens

Does anyone know if this still exists ? That is any non EU citizen (ie a Brit in the future) who has had legal right to live in an EU country for 5 years, and can meet income and health care tests, gets right to stay for good ?

Parilla
by Parilla
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Joe Cocker Tribute
Replies: 2
Views: 15003

Re: Joe Cocker Tribute

The man was unique. Nobody, but nobody, could come close.

Parilla
by Parilla
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish Nationality?
Replies: 79
Views: 45590

Re: Spanish Nationality?

This is quite intriguing Pamela1, and it may be a case of us both being right, but regulations having changed with the passage of time. One of my golfing partners is Spanish born and bred, retired now but who worked in London for a US company for many years, when he obtained his dual nationality. He...
by Parilla
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish Nationality?
Replies: 79
Views: 45590

Re: Spanish Nationality?

I probably put the point a bit clumsily Pamela1, but what I mean is that there is no need for a Spaniard to renounce Spanish citizenship if applying for dual in the UK. Spain will, I believe, allow their citizens dual nationality.

Parilla
by Parilla
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spanish Nationality?
Replies: 79
Views: 45590

Re: Spanish Nationality?

Not actually correct Pamela1, Spain does allow its nationals to hold dual nationality. It's the other way round where, apart from a few exceptions such as South American nationals, Spain itself will not grant dual nationality.

Parilla