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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 09:51
Actually the £ to € rate has not been down to the 1.10s and 1.20s many times. It was that low for a number of years after the worldwide recession hit, but was recovering nicely until Brexit, then it dived again, people "celebrating" that it's now €1.16 are just weird (or NFN... Wink).

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https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/bank-of-england-spot/historical-spot-exchange-rates/gbp/GBP-to-EUR-1999  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DICEYUK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 12:11
Originally posted by Algarveaddick Algarveaddick wrote:

Actually the £ to € rate has not been down to the 1.10s and 1.20s many times. It was that low for a number of years after the worldwide recession hit,
OK, wrong choice of words, which is also NFN, should have said -
"Anybody who travels frequently knows that the £/Euro rate has been down in the 1.10's to 1.20's for long periods before over the last 15 years or so and before Brexit was even thought of."
Either way, everyday airfares between the UK & Europe next year will not be anywhere near  £500+ for a round trip. They'll be more or less the same as now.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 12:32
I tend to agree with that, depending on where you are flying from and as long as you book well enough in advance... Friend trying to book for this September from Scotland is looking at over £500 for Prestwick and closer to £650 for Glasgow. Hopefully that will drop - but unlike your good self they are tied to dates with their accommodation, so have to take a gamble or book from somewhere like Manchester.   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 12:44
Jet2 are ridiculous prices. Since the demise of Monarch we’ve done four trips out here, have two more booked and have also booked to Corfu.
Doing web searches via a variety of different engines, all seven of those bookings are with Ryanair based on price alone.
Jet2 are sometimes treble, very often double the cost, always way more expensive.
I can only think they fill seats as part of their holiday packages, they can’t be filling them by selling flights only!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wireman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 12:58
Since selling our apartment in 2012 we haven't been over in July, usually we prefer May or September or basically when we spot a flight bargain. However we are coming over this July courtesy of Jet2 as there were seats to be had at a decent price, flying from Manchester, on par with Ryanair but much better flight times. I'm not having a go at Ryanair either, I use them a lot without issue, it's just this time Jet2 were the best option everything considered.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 14:15
Fair comment, it’s amazing the different experiences we are finding isn’t it.
Likewise, Ryanair, we always used Monarch, when they went we were very dubious of Ryanair with stories you hear and the press they get, they’ve been absolutely fine, no problem, and good service. I think half of it is just Mikeys PR style.
Maybe one day Jet2 will have a flight out of Brum which is comparable and we’ll happily give them a go, but so far, they are silly money compared to others, that said, Tui are the same, silly money.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tonisdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 21:50
We have always used Ryanair..only reason cost..We are now finding Easyjet prices are getting nearer comparison wise so always check them out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tonisdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2018 at 21:55
Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

Fair comment, it’s amazing the different experiences we are finding isn’t it.
Likewise, Ryanair, we always used Monarch, when they went we were very dubious of Ryanair with stories you hear and the press they get, they’ve been absolutely fine, no problem, and good service. I think half of it is just Mikeys PR style.
Maybe one day Jet2 will have a flight out of Brum which is comparable and we’ll happily give them a go, but so far, they are silly money compared to others, that said, Tui are the same, silly money.
We have always used Ryanair..only reason cost..We are now finding Easyjet prices are getting nearer comparison wise so always check them out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Col Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2018 at 10:24
Just 6 sleeps until our second visit of the year. Glad to see the weather seems to be improving too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClaireKildare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2018 at 13:18
Arriving next Wednesday same as Big Col, this will be our fifth trip since March. Over again on 8th July for the month.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cameroncleggout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/June/2018 at 18:25
Week on Wednesday 27th June staying Tropical Sol. Looks like good timing weather wise
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Saturday for us
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jameswhufc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/July/2018 at 13:28
Countdown is on. 4 weeks today till we drive into Albufeira (via a stop over the night before in Merida).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tonisdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/July/2018 at 17:22
Going the other way for 4 weeks thank God on Friday.
Sick of ignorant Spanish walking three abreast on pavements who think you can by some miracle get a pushchair by them.....Mind there is a few sore ankles amongst the Spanish visitors.
They seem to think a night out is walking about looking at daft Brits outside bars or filling a bar while nursing a bottle of water and an expresso between them all night.
Then home they go at 11pm to sit on the balcony shouting at each other and scraping chairs until 2am.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cameroncleggout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/July/2018 at 20:10
5 week on Friday for our second 2018 visit. Once again staying in Tropical Sol
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