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Jun 28, 20, 11:31 am
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Posted By ng1265

Last I tried renting in Italy, I used the BA...

Last I tried renting in Italy, I used the BA discount code (N744400) gave me a great rate (25€ per day for an Alfa Romeo Stelvio)
That was in March 2020, 2 days before the lockdown got announced in...
May 25, 20, 9:34 am
Replies: 213
Views: 31,442
Posted By ng1265

this could potentially be good news for their...

this could potentially be good news for their European branch, people trying to rent once this is over (prices are incredibly cheap at Hertz near me, it's like 15€ per DAY for a Standard, aka...
May 1, 20, 6:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By ng1265

Here in Brittany things are not very different...

Here in Brittany things are not very different from the usual: apart from the closed shops/bars, people are doing business as usual, with social distancing rules. There's hardly any controls: had to...
Apr 30, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 1,800
Views: 125,419
Posted By ng1265

I've taken things a little bit to the extreme,...

I've taken things a little bit to the extreme, but it adds a bit of fun:

Surplus NRBC gas mask (made in early 00s), tested the seals and it's perfectly fine. Cost: £35 excl. delivery

P3 RD40...
Apr 30, 20, 8:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By ng1265

Have any non-US status holders received this...

Have any non-US status holders received this message? UK-based but no such mail in my inbox
Apr 23, 20, 8:26 am
Replies: 70
Views: 6,271
Posted By ng1265

Other than that: Best cars: Mercos: S350...

Other than that:
Best cars: Mercos: S350 (perfect for getting married),CLA (upgrade from a Citroen C3) Alfa Romeo Stelvio, BMW 3-series, Lexus
Worst: Ford C-max, Renault Kadjar, Opel/Vauxhall...
Apr 23, 20, 7:31 am
Replies: 70
Views: 6,271
Posted By ng1265

With the exception of the full-specs Talisman,...

With the exception of the full-specs Talisman, the Renaults of late have been more than mediocre, massively underpowered. Over the last 3 years had the Espace, the Grand Scenic, a couple of Capturs,...
Mar 16, 20, 7:37 am
Replies: 271
Views: 45,088
Posted By ng1265

Update for me: All business travel suspended...

Update for me:
All business travel suspended immediately
work from home for the UK office starting now.
All personal travel back from APAC and Schengen area implies a 2-week quarantine at home
Mar 10, 20, 9:55 am
Replies: 271
Views: 45,088
Posted By ng1265

corporate travel all cancelled unless absolutely...

corporate travel all cancelled unless absolutely critical, requires senior management approval.
Personal travel to the hotspots Italy, Germany, France, APAC, Iran, allowed but mandatory...
Forum: Italy
Mar 9, 20, 8:27 am
Replies: 107
Views: 13,589
Posted By ng1265

Sardinia last weekend was lovely: 2 full rows on...

Sardinia last weekend was lovely: 2 full rows on Ryanair for the 4 of us, an alfa Romeo Stelvio for €50 all in for the weekend, we were the only clients in the hotel, no crowded restaurants (apart...
Mar 9, 20, 4:45 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,278
Posted By ng1265

Status: Presidents club Location: CAG airport...

Status: Presidents club
Location: CAG airport (Sardinia)
Reserved: Standard - Alfa Romeo Giulia or similar
Assigned - Alfa Romeo Stelvio
For 50€ for 2 days, can't complain about the upgrade. The...
Mar 9, 20, 4:40 am
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Views: 763,561
Posted By ng1265

CAG airport. on arrival, mandatory temperature...

CAG airport.
on arrival, mandatory temperature checks for all passengers, medical personnel in bright overalls, masks and safety goggles, passport control officers in uniform, no specific equipment....
Mar 6, 20, 3:47 am
Replies: 172
Views: 29,381
Posted By ng1265

Ryanair reducing capacity to Italy ...

Ryanair reducing capacity to Italy
https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/useful-info/disruptions-and-refunds/coronavirus-covid-19
Mar 6, 20, 3:40 am
Replies: 271
Views: 45,088
Posted By ng1265

Business travel banned in APAC and Italy unless...

Business travel banned in APAC and Italy unless absolutely necessary, in which case senior management approval is required.

Work from home for 2 weeks after returning from those countries whether...
Mar 3, 20, 8:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By ng1265

Where in France was this? Corporate or franchise?...

Where in France was this? Corporate or franchise?
Not sure what steps to take here, apart from trying to rent elsewhere
Feb 27, 20, 8:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By ng1265

Can't comment on most of the question but : 2....

Can't comment on most of the question but :
2. I thought isofix was by default on all cars now? My 2007 Avensis has them
4. Yes, part of gold benefits, no specific experience at KEF though
Feb 18, 20, 6:04 am
Replies: 4,498
Views: 5,081,774
Posted By ng1265

Well, Basel is just an hour's drive from Zurich...

Well, Basel is just an hour's drive from Zurich :-) Adds a couple of hours to the initial journey but could be worth considering?
Feb 17, 20, 6:57 am
Replies: 1,077
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Posted By ng1265

100+k miles should not be a challenge for any car...

100+k miles should not be a challenge for any car :-)
I've seen 1980s taxi Mercs in Morocco that had only 30k on the odometer, and when asked the taxi driver told me the analog odometer had already...
Feb 17, 20, 5:23 am
Replies: 4,498
Views: 5,081,774
Posted By ng1265

For BSL as mentioned upthread - Mulhouse airport...

For BSL as mentioned upthread - Mulhouse airport or Basel Euroairport - French side (Avis code MLH)
For GVA use Geneva airport - French side or Geneve airport (Avis code GGV)

No risk using the...
Feb 14, 20, 8:04 am
Replies: 4,498
Views: 5,081,774
Posted By ng1265

OK, then a few questions: 1. Have you tried...

OK, then a few questions:
1. Have you tried changing websites? When renting in CH I've found that usually it's cheaper on the .ie website, or.co.uk. If pay at counter you can pay in the currency and...
Feb 13, 20, 3:52 am
Replies: 4,498
Views: 5,081,774
Posted By ng1265

Where do you want to rent? In some cases (e.g....

Where do you want to rent? In some cases (e.g. BSL, GVA) it's MUCH cheaper to rent on the French side
Feb 12, 20, 4:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By ng1265

Thanks for the replies! A few points here: 1....

Thanks for the replies!
A few points here:
1. Currently paying short of £23 per month including line rental. Cheapest contract at the moment is with Post Office at £15 per month. As we can do away...
Feb 11, 20, 5:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 9,548
Posted By ng1265

Last time my wife and I flew J, we got upgraded...

Last time my wife and I flew J, we got upgraded (on QR) to the last 2 F seats, on each side of the cabin 1A and 2K IIRC. We did not mind being separated at all, and are still happily married 4 years...
Feb 10, 20, 4:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By ng1265

Trying to get rid of subsciptions - advice

Hi folks!
I'm currently trying to reduce as much as possible the number of subscriptions I hold. I have a fair few and am trying to reduce that dependency.
I've separated those into two main...
Feb 4, 20, 8:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By ng1265

You'd be charged the admin processing fee to pass...

You'd be charged the admin processing fee to pass on the deetails to the police or whichver authority enforces the fine in that country.
It is up to them to then send you the fine.
I'm still to...
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