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About richwarwicker

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  • Birthday 24/03/88
  1. Ryanair problems

    Ryanair are to blame yes, but Brexit also contributed to their issues. New aviation rules introduced because of Brexit knocking out the old ones, for flying hours includes a 900 hours per calendar year limit. The calendar year limit has hit Ryanair, as they ran April to March under the previous rules which were hours per 12 month period. They have moved their holiday year to line with the calendar year from January 2018, to avoid falling foul. Another factor is Norwegian Air are opening a Dublin base, and have recruited 140 pilots from Ryanair. One can only assume offering better terms.
  2. Equity release - any opinions or experience

    For him... he'll have his money from his asset in the bank, rather than the property. If he needs home care at the moment, until the Tories implement their proposed new care bill, home care disregards property value when considering his contributions to care, but if the money is in the bank he'll have to pay. If he spends big and then needs care of any kind, the council might determine he's deliberately deprived his assets and capital, and he'd still have to pay for care, despite the money being gone. Maybe not appropriate but I'll put it Straight to the point, does he want to leave anything for his family? Equity release would deprive that. It can be a good option for elderly who don't want to leave for family or dont have family to leave for, as they can't take their money and assets to the grave so might as well live a good lifestyle and get things done.
  3. Pont Aven in the sun.

    I watched her arriving on Sunday from the Hoe. It appears some forum members were onboard as well as I have just seen a trip report!
  4. Roscoff to Spain?

    From memory cap finistere doesn't allow foot passengers to book online, the call centre can do it.
  5. Car sizes

    No Zafira Tourer. I've also a inherited BMW 118d, which I use for my 50 mile round commute as the insurance is lower than the fuel saving. The Zafira is required for getting the kids and stuff in. Pushchair doesn't even fit in the 1 series.
  6. Car sizes

    Jonno, my 2 year old MPV is a gas guzzler. Having experienced blocked filters and dpf issues on my previous diesel, I'd decided I was going for a petrol engine instead. The dealer talked me out of the 1400 turbo option into the naturally aspirated larger engine, as I was sceptical of long term reliability and engine stress on a 1400 with a turbo on a heavy MPV. The dealer said his personal thoughts would be the same as mine.
  7. Car sizes

    I had a 2010 berlingo previously which was on 16 inch wheels. A friend had a 2009 same shape with 14 inch wheels. Tyres were a similar profile from memory. Certainly not 5cm difference in profile. ive now a Zafira with roof bars. My inaccurate measuring technique was standing next to it and comparing to me. The top of the roof bars was half way between my eyes and hair line.... I'm 5'11. Its currently wearing my roof box, so multi storey car parks are off limits. A trip to town needs to ensure the BMWs left for me!

    I missed that one. Either way your all posting in the wrong section as it's clearly titled news board with a sub heading making it clear news about BF

    Other than being about a former BF vessel....
  10. Quiet news day in Plymouth...

    I saw that earlier. The comments on their Facebook page all pointing to the 11 hour schedule to do 6 hour crossing.
  11. New Premier Inn

    I stayed there a few years ago. The rooms were as standard. The beefeater was a good one, all food was cooked well.
  12. Budget hotels .

    On railforums many members speak highly of Easyhotel. My own experiences would also recommend. Comfy bed, clean and an ensuite and I paid £21 a night in London. Easyhotel is somewhere to sleep and wash but not really hangout as lack facilities. No tv or wifi etc. if you're looking for a comfy bed in a clean room I don't think you'll get better value. I've used them on rail trips, where I've arrived at 9pm or later, gone to bed, woke up showered and left. Easyhotel is perfect for this purpose. my most recent night in London both travelodge and premier inn wanted over £100 a night, compared to Easyhotel at £21
  13. Fruit machines on board

    I won £150 out of the one on Armorique once, from an initial £1 play. Won £8 from the first quid. Replayed a fiver of that, and won £50, so put the other £3 in from the first win and won £100 from that!
  14. Security, what is your opinion.

    I can't see how they have time. Things are tight loading timings already. Surely it would make sense to do it whilst people are in the queue on the quayside?
  15. European Breakdown Recovery

    Something amiss there then. What does the DVLA vehicle enquiry show? If these search engines online are getting the wrong vehicle there is a risk the police will get the wrong vehicle and you will have issues then.