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Standby for Planes

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 Flying standby has changed over the years — here's what it means and how you can do it

Flying standby used to mean showing up at the airport without a ticket and trying to land a discounted seat on an undersold flight!
Now, you often need a ticket to be eligible to fly standby, but you may be able to catch an earlier flight, get an upgraded seat, or fly to a different airport in your destination city.

The rules and fees for doing so differ based on a number of factors.




Calima What is it and what should we do?


The Directorate-General for Security in the Canary Islands  declared last week a pre-alert for a calima. A calima occurs when an easterly or south easterly airflow blows sand from the Sahara desert over to the Canary Islands. The result is higher temperatures with a lot of very fine sand in the air, and poor visibility



Twinkle Trust Fund Raiser - Please Read

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 Twinkle Trust is an amazing organisation that really “makes a difference” on our Island. Next month their very own Ryan Christie is running the Virgin London Marathon on the 22 April to raise funds and we are looking for our members to support this as much as they can.


Brexit - A Different View

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Of course, the tabloids never miss an opportunity to try and raise the blood pressure, so it was with some amusement that I read the headline in one tabloid this week that “Brit Expats flock from Spain because of Brexit”.

Seriously? I have yet to meet an established expat living in Spain, either in person or online, who is planning to return to the UK simply because of Brexit


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