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  1. A couple of years back, tried to book a Nissan Qashqai on the NEX about a week before travel, only to be told despite qualifying as a standard car it was too big. A Vauxhall Astra, however, was not an issue. Somewhat of a surprise when in both directions the space we were allocated in would have easily accommodated the Qashqai - but, end of the day, there must be method in the madless. It'll be even more fun now I've got a Jim-mobile that is up to the extremities of dimensions for a car.
  2. I don't think it takes much longer - the car decks on both are pretty straightforward, and it's very rare for them to be at maximum capacity.
  3. ... and given the 03.00 call outs I get, I have no guilt BFE is also technically backed up in work's cloud too.
  4. It depends on the type of cabin - but I would suspect outside cabins would be one of the first to go.
  5. Because that would be a logistical nightmare. Remember, this isn't BF's primary business - and, frankly, I don't think they have too much of an issue filling them as-is.
  6. I'm very reliably informed these are still going ahead and expected to be announced/bookable at the end of the month. Antwerp for Christmas, Honfleur for New Year...
  7. That's bizarre - though, the former two are both issued by HSBC.
  8. The implication is that there is a 'secret' key hole covered by plastic on the door handle.
  9. https://www.seat.com/datamanual-manual/alhambra/my17_w45/en-uk/ALHAMBRA_11_16_EN.pdf < Page 8 seems to imply locking with the key as opposed to the remote will stop the alarm from triggering? (Incidentally, 'Nissan Wisdom' is that when you disable the alarm the car will beep loudly when being locked to tell you... so if you ever hear a Nissan beep, it's merely telling everyone to go and nick it)
  10. It might do - but in a lot of cases it doesn't cover issues where operators are liable to sort things out, as opposed to the insured party missing departure for some reason. Which? has some useful information over at https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/ferry-delay-your-rights An airline example - our SAS flights home from Japan were cancelled due to a strike, so the airline was obliged to provide new flights. Because of this the travel insurance explicitly stated that they wouldn't cover new tickets. Likewise, the airline T&Cs stated that they would provide flights, and only if these weren't within 24 hours of the original departure time could we book our own replacement flights and charge them back. 23h40 later it was...
  11. Ultimately, the response from this will be down to BF and you're best to keep discussing your case with them. Off-hand (and without seeing your breakdown of costs), 400 EUR seems like a lot for 10 hours driving?
  12. A note to all though - there are upcoming closures of the M27 at the bottom of the M3 on weekends. Always worth checking before heading that way over the coming weeks.
  13. Jim


    For questions like this related to specific bookings, you're better off contacting Brittany Ferries directly who can give you the correct information for your case.
  14. I'd have thought most unlikely unless they happen to bring a small armada of vessels. LD/DFDS didn't fare that well - both of which were sizeable organisations.
  15. So they have, @TonyMWeaver - and there's us waiting for the embargo time to be good! Click below for more discussion:
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