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Ryanair flights from Belfast to Alicante axed from March 2020

Ryanair has revealed that their popular Belfast to Alicante route will cease to operate from early next year. The Belfast International Airport departure will be cancelled from March 2020. In a statement provided to Belfast Live the company said: “Due to commercial reasons, this route from Belfast to Alicante will be cancelled from March 2020.” Richard…
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Travel Chaos expected due to national strikes in France

Travel to, from and within France is about to become much more difficult with a national strike due to begin at 7pm local time on Wednesday 4 December. The shutdown will affect rail, road and air transport, with the Foreign Office warning the strike “will primarily affect public transport with cancellations and severe delays expected on trains, metros,…
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Top 20 things to do on the Costa Blanca

Top 20 things to do on the Costa Blanca Suggested by Benidorm Seriously FB Group Members.  In no particular order. A DAY TRIP TO ALICANTE Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses…
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Flying with a plaster cast

Flying with a plaster cast It’s best to check with your travel operator or airline.Some airlines require you to wait 24 hours after a plaster cast has been fitted for flights less than 2 hours, and 48 hours for longer flights.This is because there’s a risk of swelling after a plaster cast is first fitted,…
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Hand Luggage Size and Weight

Hand Luggage Size and Weight CABIN BAG SIZES GUIDE Note these may change, always check with the airlines terms and conditions RYANAIR 28th June – New rules with regards to Duty Free Alcohol on some Ryanair Flights to selected Spanish Airports, including Alicante. From the 1st November 2018.  Please note:  “Passengers who’ve already booked flights…
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Money Travel Guide

Money Travel Guide The majority of us can only afford, or have the time to go away once a year, this makes it even more important to gt the best price available when you’re changing your money into a foreign currency. Getting the best deal means yo often spend less on charges and commission and…
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Flight Release Dates

Flight Release Dates Airline ticket release dates Tips for getting cheap flights HERE Alicante airport flight tracker HERE Hand luggage restrictions HERE Hand luggage size and weight HERE Duty Free allowances from Spain to UK HERE Fear of flying – Tips HERE Air France  Tickets on sale 11 months before departure American Airlines Tickets on…
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Thomas Cook Refunds – How to claim

Thomas Cook Refunds – How to claim If you had an ATOL protected booking with Thomas Cook, you may be entitled to make a claim for a refund. This could be for a full refund for your forward booking or for costs you incurred completing your holiday if you travelled from the UK after 23…
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The top 10 ways holidaymakers make their money go further

The top 10 ways holidaymakers make their money go further Weigh down hand luggage, rather than suitcase, to avoid extra baggage charge: A fifth (21%) put heavy items in their hand luggage or buggy to avoid excess baggage charges. Wear extra clothes to avoid excess baggage charge: 15% wear extra clothes such as jumpers and coats on…
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Thomas Cook holiday makers suffer the consequences

 Thomas Cook holiday makers suffer the consequences 30th September – Hotels in Spain face closure  Although thankfully is unlikely to affect Benidorm, hundreds of hotels in Spain are facing imminent closure over the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, the head of the Spanish hotel federation warned. “There are 500 hotels which are going…
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UK Passport entry requirements to Spain

UK Passport entry requirements to Spain Updated August 30th 2019 information provided by the Uk.Gov website so is correct at time of publishing. Entry requirements The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is…
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New technology could mean the end for liquid restrictions at UK airports

Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology will provide a detailed picture of a bag’s contents and allow images to be visually…
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Road Trip 2019 – Discovering Spain and More

Road Trip 2019 – Discovering Spain and More Please note this page is under construction When you live in Benidorm a question you often get asked is where do you go on holiday?  After the success of last years Road Trip where we discovered some of Southern Spain, this year the plan was to head…
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Llorente bus prices and information

Llorente/Avanza bus prices and information Ticket Prices Local transport links are very good here in Benidorm and many of the local towns and villages can easily be visited by bus.  Standard ticket price for local buses is 1.50pp for however many stops be it one or the full circuit. The top 20 places to visit…
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Recommended Insurance Companies for Pre existing medical conditions

Recommended Insurance Companies for Pre existing medical conditions This is one of our most frequently asked questions on the Facebook Group, so below are our members recommendations for Insurance companies that will cover pre-existing medical conditions. Brexit and insurance – updated 6th January 2019  For people visiting the EU, we recommend buying travel insurance to…
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Alicante Airport Information

Alicante Airport Information Originally named El Altet, is —as of 2017— the fifth-busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport serving the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia. Alicante Airport Departures powered by Airportia SHOPS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT Alicante Duty Free – Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone High season, 4:00 to…
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Urban Birding in Benidorm – By James Common

James Common has very kindly agreed for us to share his blog here on our website.  If you would like to follow James then you can do so HERE.   Thanks James. URBAN BIRDING IN BENIDORM November 14th 2015 So contrary to expectations, I managed to survive a week in Benidorm! Such places, jam packed with people,…
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UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 Max from UK airspace

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure”. This decision has come following the tragic crash of  Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. This was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 plane type…
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Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK

Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK Arrivals from EU countries – Correct details as of June 2017 from the official UK Government  You don’t pay duty or tax on goods you bring in from the European Union (EU) as long as you: transport them yourself will use them yourself or give them away as…
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Choosing the RIGHT Travel Insurance

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAVEL INSURANCE Brexit and insurance – updated 6th January 2019  For people visiting the EU, we recommend buying travel insurance to ensure you can travel safely. You should make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy, and that the policy is sufficient to cover…
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Tips for getting cheap flights

Tips for getting cheap flights DO search for tickets one at a time – Even if you’re flying with a group. Airlines often sell multiple fare classes at different prices, with a couple seats in each class. If there’s only one seat left in the lowest fare class and you search for four seats, most automated…
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The Road Trip – Discovering Spain

The Road Trip – Discovering Spain It has often been said that Benidorm has everything.  Having travelled to many parts of Europe including Italy, Sardinia, Greece, The Balearic Islands, and also the Canary Islands and places further afield such as India, Eilat, Kenya, Gambia etc, we in admin would share that opinion.  However as part…
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Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines

Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines In the airline industry, an adult is any passenger aged 16 and older. Any passenger under the age of 16 planning to fly alone must be clear about the rules as they change depending on the individual airline, so please double check before booking.  The details below are…
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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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