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Cyprus

Cyprus Report 20 Jun 2008 20:20

Dutch-bless your mil ,shame she is not in another eu country where everything would be provided !!
Eu has really got to get sorted with equality for citizens,but maybe that's not their ultimate aim--

dutch

dutch Report 20 Jun 2008 19:51

know honest thats true , i have to wear special shoes other wise cant walk cost one thousand and 50 cents euro but i only have to pay 150 euro,they charge you for everything as my hubby says nothing is free,i feel sorry for the pensioners here they dont get any help hardly at all my m.i.l shes 74 and does five part time jobs as even with help with her rent she still pays 220 euro month

Cyprus

Cyprus Report 20 Jun 2008 19:40

Dutch-you are not serious?A chip on the lid of your dustbin?
We still leave anything and everything at the top of the street on the 3 days a week our rubbish is collected-still no recycling in Cyprus!

dutch

dutch Report 20 Jun 2008 19:29

i,ve been having alook round but its only easy jet that goes to liverpool so might wait for abit to see if they have sale on,i think its the same all over we pay health insurance here as theres no NHS but two weeks ago everyone had to pay 150 euro as the docters are,nt getting enough and you,ll laugh at this one are bins have chip on the lid so you get billed for the rubbish you put in the bin,and one lot of tablets i got the other week were 68 euro insurence dont pay for them you have to pay yourself luckly have had them changed now for new ones

Cyprus

Cyprus Report 20 Jun 2008 19:07

Dutch--it may be worth checking the scheduled flights.

Eldrick

Eldrick Report 20 Jun 2008 19:04

I paid nearly £100 less for a return flight to an African destination compared to last year.

But I paid £20 more for the connecting flight to London. It's just the way airlines work.

Obviously, car travel is going to be more expensive compared to last year.

KeithInFujairah

KeithInFujairah Report 20 Jun 2008 19:02

Return flight dubai to manchester has gone up approx £50 or just over 10% on Emirates in a month.

Jenxx

Jenxx Report 20 Jun 2008 19:01

Had to pay an extra £40 for fuel increase on our Holiday
Jenxx

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 20 Jun 2008 18:56

Its not just air fares our ferry from Pompey to the Isle of wight next weekend has picked up a fuel surcharge

Eldrick

Eldrick Report 20 Jun 2008 18:55

I dont think budget airlines are a good way of gaugaing an increase in the cost of travel, esp just a few quid over a couple of days. AIrlines have always done that - as the seats get more in demand, so the price rises. Thats the way they do it. BA does it that way as well. In the space of minutes the price can rise 20 or 30% on domestic flights.

The cheap fares are still there - you just have to get in first.

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 20 Jun 2008 18:54

Thats the way the low cost airlines work, nothing strange about that. The closer you get to the departure date the more the cost goes up.

£20 four weeks ago becomes £200 for a ticket today.

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 20 Jun 2008 18:50

You pays your money and you takes your choice, as the saying goes.

Gordon Brown has a lot to answer for, screwing more tax out of us than any government in living history, and now that the money has run out, we in deep trouble.

Jenxx

Jenxx Report 20 Jun 2008 18:46

The Goverment could cut taxes on fuel it would help relieve some of the increases
Jenxx

SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 20 Jun 2008 18:42

What are they supposed to do? Free market economics is responsible for most of it.

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 20 Jun 2008 18:33

A 9 pack toilet paper went up 46p in 10 days so I guess it's really only to be expected to be honest.

Things are going up daily and the government is doing nothing at all about it. Actually strike that...they are, they're making it worse by their refusal to acknowledge the problem. Of course, they'll still get their ridiculous pay rises. And they're fuel expenses are paid by us mugs so really where's the impetus for them to do anything?!

Deanna

Deanna Report 20 Jun 2008 17:41

it's the inflation Joyce.... caught your purse already.;-0(

EVERYTHING is shooting up.
It is the fuel bills which frighten me!

Deanna X

dutch

dutch Report 20 Jun 2008 17:37

cant believe how they,ve shot up had alook on easy jet from Amsterdam to liverpool 77.50 looked two days later 83.50 so dont think i,ll be going visting for while they use to be quite good with they air fares not any more
Dutchx