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EV Car Rental – Why So Few Electric or Hybrid Rental Cars?

Nearly 200,000 Plug-in electric cars (EV) were registered in the UK in 2018, up from just 50,000 in 2015 representing nearly a 300% increase in just 4 years. That surge in demand was always going to level out and 2019 to date looks to be matching 2018 with peak registrations of 9,000 in March to coincide with the new UK registration plates (19).

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Different Airline Flight Path - Why Do Routes Change?

If you’ve flown a return trip recently you might wander why it took a different amount of time to get to your destination as it did to get home? Sometimes your outbound flight might be significantly longer, or shorter than your inbound flight leaving you questioning why the difference in time?

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Heathrow Airport Security – Liquids and Laptops Allowed in Cabin Bags

Heathrow Airport has announced it is rolling out new security scanners over the next few years capable of detecting liquids and laptops, tablets etc and their contents within passengers hand luggage.

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Sick in a Rental Car – Tips to Avoid Travel Sickness

Travel sickness, or motion sickness as it’s officially known is an unpleasant condition where you’ll likely experience one or more of the following symptoms; Dizziness, Fatigue, Vertigo, Nausea and Nausea-induced vomiting (car sickness)

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Parkrun in Spain – Is there a parkrun in Spain?

At present there are no parkruns in Spain, which is a great shame for those taking a holiday and wanting to indulge in a little parkrun tourism. It’s surely only a matter of time however before the bug that is parkrun sweeps over from France and into Spain and Portugal.

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Car Hire Pain – Did you mean Car Hire Spain?

We’ve all done it, searched for something in our favourite search engine and hit ‘go’ only to see a very unexpected set of search results. Wondering what on earth is going on, not until you check your search term does all become clear that you have in fact mis-spelled your search term.

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Trunki on Wizz Air – Free Hand Luggage

If you’re flying with Wizz Air this year and planning to take a Trunki as hand luggage you need to know if a Trunki is allowed as hand luggage before you arrive at the gate.

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Can I take a Rental Car to Montenegro from Croatia?

Cross border charges are not uncommon in car rental, it’s a common request and depending on where in the world you are will depend on whether it’s permitted and how much it might cost.

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Car Rental Scratch or Dent - Should You Repair?

If you’ve rented a car and noticed a scratch or a dent before you hand it back that wasn’t there when you collected the car, you could be in for a hefty bill. You may not have knowingly damaged the car, or it may not have even been you at all.

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Car Rental One Way Fee – What is a one-way fee?

Whilst the majority of rental cars are returned to the same location where they are picked up, it’s not as uncommon as you might think to want to return a rental car to a different location.

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Parkruns in New Zealand - parkrun Car Hire Discount

Wind the clock back just 4 years and there were only 10 parkruns in New Zealand, 8 on the north island and just 2 on the south. As of May 2019 there are 28 with 18 on the north island and 10 on the south.

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Congestion Charge in a Rental Car – Driving in London

If you’re visiting London and renting a car and plan to drive within the congestion zone there are some things you need to know that could save you a hefty fine or penalty notice.

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Airline Nut Allergy Policies

Following the news that easyjet have banned the sale of all nut products from their flights, we look at all the major airlines nut allergy policies to let you know the current nut policy of the major airlines outlining which airlines sell nuts on board and which offer nut free meals.

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Bournemouth Airport Drop Off Parking Charge

We paid a visit to Bournemouth Airport recently, listed as the UK’s most expensive airport drop off to check out the situation. And the situation has not changed, it’s still the same £3 to drop off at the airport.

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Ultra Low Emission Zone in a Rental Car

If you’re driving around London in a rental car, as of 08 April 2019 the new ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) comes into force and you as the renter will be liable for any charges. Much like the London Congestion Charge, it is the driver who is liable for any fees and not the owner of the car, in this case the rental agent.

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What Does the Rest Button Do?

Ever wondered what the REST button on the dashboard heater controls does in your car? Whether it’s a new car, or you are renting a car, the REST button may not be familiar to you.

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Ryanair Ban Trunki – Not Allowed as Hand Luggage

Ryanair have waged a war against parents wanting to take a Trunki as hand luggage on their flights with their children, it’ll now cost £10 to take a Trunki on a Ryanair Flight.

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Ford Mustang History - Special Editions

Now in its 6th generation, the Ford Mustang has been around for over 50 years, since its launch in 1962, the Ford Mustang has been the poster boy of the American Muscle car scene. We look back at the history of the Ford Mustang.

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Funny Airport Codes - Rude IATA Codes

We’ve all been sat in the airport staring at the screens looking for our flights and if you’re not looking for the name of your airline, or destination name, it’s often the airport code you’ll see, more commonly known as the IATA airport code (location identifier). It’s a 3 letter code designating airports all over the world as defined by the International Air Transport Association. Originating in the 1930’s to help pilots identify locations easily, they usually reference the name of the city where the airport is.

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Parkrun in Italy – parkrun Car Hire Discount

Worried about missing parkrun when you're on holiday? Fear not, the attraction of parkrun has spread way beyond the shores of the UK and whilst not as widespread around the world (yet!), momentum is building and you can often fill your Saturday morning void with a parkrun in some of the busiest tourist locations in the world and Italy is no different.

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