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25th Nov 2019

I have started to research about ways to offset carbon from my travels. It’s fair to say it’s a bit complicated. There are many articles about it on the web. I started with this one from the Beeb which is an interesting read. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48657582

21st Nov 2019

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Ooh, an interesting article about Ryanair’s baggage policy. I am no fan of the company and try to avoid flying with them if I can. This ruling may encourage them to be more fair. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50497629

10th Nov 2019

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ICELAND AIRWAVES 2020. Very limited Super Early Bird tickets are released today for next year’s Airwaves Festival which is on November 4th – 7th. They are a bargain at £80 and will sell out quickly so snap one up ASAP. https://icelandairwaves.is/

21st Oct 2019

Still no refund for our Thomas Cook holiday, so I rang the CAA and put in a claim over the phone. They were actually very helpful. I was told that Thomas Cook had not given all the information to the CAA about holiday bookings and that is why many people have not received a refund. I also completed an on line form, just in case. The CAA helpline is –  0300 303 2800.

23rd Sept 2019

Thomas Cook is no more, a sad day. We had already booked our trip to The Peloponnese for 2020 with them and were paying by installments. We rebooked with Olympic online instead which was painless, but a little more expensive. We opted to travel on a saturday as the flights are with Easyjet. Flying on the sunday were Thomas Cook flights and we avoided that option for obvious reasons.

As we were paying by Direct Debit we should not need to make a claim. We should get a refund within 14 days. We will see. If you need more adviceregarding Thomas Cook refunds, Money Saving Expert has everything you need to know.

4th Sept 2019

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Just booked flights to Sofia so we can visit Plovdiv in March 2020! YAY ! Return flights with Easyjet from Gatwick to Sofia only £50pp! So 5 nights accomodation in decent hotels [inc breakfast] including return flights a real bargain at £161.00 pp!! YAY AGAIN!