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Car Hire Booked with Flybmi – What now?

If you’re one of the unfortunate passengers to have booked flights with Flybmi only to have received the text message on Sunday 17th February advising that your flight has been cancelled, your rental car may not be top of your priority list just yet, but it is something you need to consider, and the sooner the better.

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Brexit: EU Data Roaming Could be Axed in No-Deal

If the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal on March 29th 2019, UK holidaymakers and business travellers alike could return from the continent to a very unwelcome data roaming bill if they continue to enjoy their available data allowances from their UK contracts.

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Brexit: GB Sticker and EU Number Plate Changes

Should the UK leave the EU without a Brexit deal, the so-called no-deal Brexit scenario, it’ll have an impact on UK number plates for those wishing to drive their own cars in the EU, particularly the hundreds of thousands that drive from the UK to France via the channel tunnel or Dover to Calais ferry crossings.

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Bristol Airport Drop-Off Charges to be Axed – Free Parking

Bristol Airport announced on the 17th January 2019 that it will be introducing an on-site waiting area for taxis’ and a free drop-off facility for private vehicles. Bristol Airport is not alone, as most UK airports charge a drop-off fee, in fact Bristol is one of the cheapest in the UK with only a £1 charge levied for up to 10 minutes.

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Brexit: Brits Living in the EU need EU Driving License

The UK government has urged any British Citizens living in the EU to apply for a driving license in the country where they live. Whilst there are many (an understatement of mammoth proportions as of today) uncertainties around what Britain’s relationship with the EU will look like after the 29th March 2019, contingency planning from both government, business and individuals should not be ignored.

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No-deal Brexit – Green Card Car Rental

Will I need a green card when renting a car in the EU if the UK leaves with EU with No-deal Brexit? In short, no. UK residents renting cars in the EU will be covered by the insurance of the rental agent for their particular rental.

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Who Flies to Castellón Airport?

Located near Vilanova d’Alcolea, Cabanes and Beniloc in Spain, just 5km from the sandy beaches of Costa del Azahar, Castellon Airport (CDT) was officially opened in March 2011, however it wasn’t until September 2015 that a recognised airlines brought a regular route to the airport. Ryanair offer services to and from Castellon Airport from Stansted airport with regular routes from London’s capital on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline used to run a service from Bristol Airport also, but that was shelved in 2018 due to lack of demand.

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Car Rental Payment – PayPal, Bitcoin, Cash?

We’re a forward thinking car rental company and are always looking at ways to improve the service we deliver to our customers and that includes the way in which you actually pay for your rental car.

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World Police Cars

If you’re renting a car in a foreign country, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with as much as possible before taking to the roads. We’ve developed a suite of ‘Drive Smart’ guides to help you feel at home on the road at over 30 different countries all over the world. Covering what side of the road to drive on, speed limits and alcohol limits by country, we’ve now added what police cars look like all over the world.

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Weird Airports – World's Strange and Wonderful Airports

Whether you're flying into New York’s JFK or London’s LHR on business, or arriving at the new Corvera Airport in Spain with the family for your summer break, it’s unlikely that you’d have given the airport itself much thought.

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Best Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall and its golden beaches have for many years been a go to destination for UK holiday makers. Dramatic coastlines, filled with long sandy beaches, quaint sea side villages and breath taking cliff top view points rival any seaside destination.

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Vegan Car Hire – Is Car Rental Vegan Friendly?

It’s not something that many of us consider, however for vegans hiring a car isn’t as simple as finding the best deal and picking which rental car suits our needs. Veganism is booming with more and more people from all walks of life opting for a life that does not eat or use animal based products.

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Car Rental Lost and Found - Most Common Items Left

If you’ve left something in a rental car whilst rushing to catch your flight, and trust us you are not alone, then we’ll do our best to re-unite you with whatever you might have left in the rental car. Ideally, you’ll want to contact the rental agent before you’ve left the country (city or airport) to see if they can find your lost property, but if you’re already cruising at 35,000 feet before you realise you’ll need to get in touch with us when you get home.

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When does Murcia San Javier Airport close?

The Spanish National Government has confirmed that the last flight into Murcia - San Javier Airport (MJV) will be on the 14th January 2019. All scheduled flights after this date will be automatically transferred to Corvera Airport (RMU)

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Rhinocarhire.com Win Best on the Road at 2018 Travolution Awards

Last night saw Rhinocarhire.com re-establish itself as the No.1 car rental website by reclaiming the ‘Best on the Road’ (formerly Best Car Hire Website) crown at the 13th Travolution Awards in London. Having won the award in 2010 at our first attempt when we made a splash in the car rental sector, the following years proved less successful when it came to industry awards and recognition.

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4 door Ford Mustang could be on its way

In a shock announcement, albeit unofficial at this stage, Ford has suggested that it might consider building the first ever 4 door Ford Mustang and it’s big news. Now in it’s 6th generation the iconic Ford Mustang has only ever been available in a coupe or convertible variant with strictly 2 doors. However recent chatter from Ford has lead to rumours of a 4 door Mustang being available when the much awaited 7th generation car rolls off the production line.

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UK ePassport gates to open to travellers from US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan

The UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced in his 2019 autumn Budget speech that visitors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and the United States would be able to pass through egates at UK airports if in possession of an ePassport. Electronically enabled passports, or ePassports or biometric passports as commonly known, have been in circulation since 2006, however various restrictions apply around their use.

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Car Rental: What Happens in Brexit No Deal?

The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019, should it leave without reaching a deal with the EU, the ramifications on travel plans, both booked and yet to be booked are largely unknown at this stage, but terms such as ‘chaos’ and ‘jeopardy’ are often used in the media. We want to cut through the noise and let you know what will happen to your rental car in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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Airport Multi-faith Prayer Rooms

Following our recent studies on airport drop off charges and airport Wi-Fi provisions, we’ve extended our review of the UK’s top 20 airports by passengers numbers to see which offer Multi-faith prayer rooms and where in the airport you can expect to find them.

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Is my rental car petrol or diesel?

We’re car enthusiast here at Rhino so telling the difference between a petrol car and a diesel car won’t cause us any sleepless nights, however we appreciate that not all of our customers might find it so easy. So we’ve put together a few hints and tips to help you determine whether your rental car is a petrol or diesel to help you make sure you don’t mis-fuel your rental car when it comes to refilling the tank.

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