Quarantine used to be something reserved for pets…
And don’t you just feel like you’re being treated like a dog by our UK Government?
So it’s good to see Ryanair, British Airways www.britishairways.com and EasyJet https://www.easyjet.com/en taking it to bungling Boris Johnson and the preposterous Priti Patel and threatening legal action.
Change is good at Ryanair
We’ve all been there when life gets in the way.
Or you just muck up your booking by not reading the times properly. OK, that’s just me.
And yes I’ve heard the horror stories of how you can never get through to a real person in customer support.
And when you do you’re more likely to get blood out of a stone.
Just the ticket
But when it came to it and I needed to transfer my booking to Tenerife, and it was entirely my fault, Ryanair www.ryanair.com came good.
The low-fare airline has a summer sale on with 100,000 seats from €19.99.
But it does have a deadline of tonight, June 19.
And there are no flight change fees for July and August.
This time last year I was moving through the throngs in Barcelona https://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/ and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/24/messi-around-on-the-water/amp/ on the hottest day of the year.
You’ll maybe not have La Rambla all to yourself but you will have room to run around.
We all love our club.
It might be Celtic, Chelsea, Barcelona, Ajax, Roma or the Boston Red Sox. Me? It’s AerClub.
And they’re offering the chance to win a €250 SuperValu voucher.
Or 10,000 Avios points which is enough for return flights to Paris, Amsterdam or London.
All cities I have taken you around… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/04/16/mother-of-god/, Pictures of Amsterdam, George Clooney and Amal’s Amsterdam hotel. And The London life
Our friends at the national airline carrier www.aerlingus.com have even thrown in some free recipe ideas.
To get us in the mood, from French ratatouille to Italian pizza to Spanish tray-bake.
Bonjour, s’il vous plais attendez
Brevement, if you’re a true European, or live in one of those idiosyncratic countries like the Vatican State, Liechtenstein, Andorra and San Marino among others, you’re welcome in France.
If you’re say Spanish then you’ll have to wait until Sunday.
Then you’ll get back over the border without being put into a 14-day quarantine.
Bordering on excellence
The French-Spanish border is one of Europe’s oldest continuous dividers.
Although not as old as the Andorra frontier with France and Spain which dates from 1278.
Of course there being Basques on both sides of the north-west corner of Spain and south-west of France there’s only one thing for it.
Get out there and put one foot in each.
If you’re British then you’ll have to make do with a good book or film or your holiday snaps.
Until this UK quarantine lunacy ends.
MEET YOU IN THE SKIES