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6th Oct 2011, 15:33
Hi all,It's the first time I am going to be staying and working abroad so please bear with my questions. I have found some work at Leeds Bradford airport and I need to live nearby and need to be easy to commute to the airport. I was thinking of Yeadon as it appears to be the closest.Can someone advice me on apartments to stay and how accessible is public transport?Thanks a lot!
6th Oct 2011, 17:46
out of interest, what work have you found at lba? yeadon is close and walkable!
BKS Air Transport
6th Oct 2011, 18:07
There are two regular bus routes between Yeadon and the airport, the 737 and 747. The journey time is a few minutes. The local public transport website is www.wymetro.com (http://www.wymetro.com)
Have a Google search for apartments in Yeadon, Guisley and Horsforth...although I don't think Guisley and Horsforth will be cheap!
All easy to get to LBA by public transport...
If you've got a bit to spend, have a look at the centre of Leeds, quite 'trendy' these days!!!
6th Oct 2011, 22:33
Air Supply Aviation Store, The North of England's premier pilot and avaiation shop (http://www.airsupply.co.uk/)
Ken is an excellent fellow and may know of somewhere an aviator can find reasonable digs. When I was up at LBA, a few year ago, it was quite difficult to find accommodation. You could try to get hold of the KLM crew room, if there still is one, and perhaps find a doss house for pilots by posting a note on their board. You don't say what sort of work of course and pilots are very particular as to whom they share with. If you're a corporate hostess it shouldn't be a problem of course. That reminds me of this link.
Student Flatshare Yeadon, Student House share Yeadon and Rooms to rent Yeadon (http://uk.easyroommate.com/Student-Accommodation/yorkshire-and-humberside/west-yorkshire/leeds/yeadon-flatshare)
7th Oct 2011, 05:46
Well the work is generally for ground operations.Generally, how expensive would accommodation be for 1 person...say bed, bath and kitchen? It's just to see whether I could survive there or not.
12th Oct 2011, 08:52
Ok I have more or less found a house.As for car hire...I heard it's best to buy second hand cars. Any recommendations on where to find one?
12th Oct 2011, 10:24
They havn't got roads yet .!!
12th Oct 2011, 10:58
Wherever in UK have a search here:
UK's number one property website for properties for sale and to rent (http://www.rightmove.co.uk/)
12th Oct 2011, 14:15
Any recommendations on where to find one?
I'd start off by looking on-line with 'Autotrader' or 'Ebay' you can filter the results to show vehicles closest to where you live - you may want to get some indicative insurance quotes too so you know how much to budget for.
12th Oct 2011, 15:06
I think he may need a UK driving licence to insure a UK registered car in UK!
12th Oct 2011, 19:12
Thanks for the website on rents, quite useful.As for the car, well I have a Spanish driving licence. I am not keen on hiring a car because the insurance I need to pay, on top of that what I would to hire the car, is almost 500 pounds as I am only 22. What do you guys suggest? Any cheap quotations out there? Living on your own does seem quite a challenge financially wise!
12th Oct 2011, 20:46
If you own a UK car in UK you MUST have insurance and insurance prices have gone crazy and particulary for a 22 year old, if you want an idea on price then check for some quotes here, tell a lie or few in the quote that you are British and google for an address somewhere near where you plan to live:
Compare Cheap Car Insurance Quotes - MoneySupermarket.com (http://www.moneysupermarket.com/car-insurance/)
But don't forget that us Brits drive on the wrong side of the road, I'd been driving for some 18 years before I needed to switch sides of the road, it was petrifying, and the next challenge came to driving a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, the steering wheel isn't such a problem, it's sitting the wrong side of a gear shift that's the biggest problem, the gear selections become back to front.
Why don't you bring a Spanish car across via' perhaps, Santander or one of the French ports, as long as you are insured, by your Spanish insurer, to drive in UK the only other problem, with a steering wheel on your side and driving on our side, is that sometimes you can't see ahead when you want to overtake.
13th Oct 2011, 05:49
Thanks for the suggestion Phileas Fogg. I have considered bringing my car to the UK but my estimates run quite high for both going there and back (I would need to take a ferry from Santander to Plymouth). Looking at my options perhaps this is the only way. Secondly the car I have is not yet insured on my name...would need to find out how much more I would need to pay for this. Any other ideas?
13th Oct 2011, 07:56
Or you could drive up to Calais where there is so much cross channel competition in the area serving to keep prices down, and it's less than a 90 minute boat crossing, it might work out better, Seafrance Calais/Dover were normally competitive on price, some very clean ferries .... and a good pint of Stella Artois. :)
To offset any, otherwise, excess baggage or shipping costs you could fill your car up with your personal effects that you, otherwise, wouldn't fit in to a suitcase
13th Oct 2011, 14:54
Thanks Phileas Fogg. I am considering this route...however I've heard there are too many toll roads in France. Is this true?
13th Oct 2011, 21:30
Sharklet - are you a troll? Surely you must know that there are toll roads in France, just as there are in Spain. Even if you take your Spanish car to the UK, you have to register it in the UK with all the associated costs.
However, I will feed the troll - a pretty tatty second-hand car in the UK can be had for €1000, BUT given your age and no previous history, you will pay almost the same for the first year's insurance.
Surely you must have looked into things such as living costs, transport etc before applying for this job in the first place !!
13th Oct 2011, 22:30
When I had a UK registered vehicle in Belgium then Luxembourg the rule was that if it were in the country for 6 months or more then it needed to be registered locally ... but with no border controls this rule was totally unenforceable ... in Luxembourg an evening's pub crawl could involve travelling through four different countries. :)
However in UK there are border controls at the ports, all one needs to do is take a day trip Dover/Calais, indeed Hull/Zeebrugge, once every 6 months then one is abiding to the letter of the law.
P.S. Sharklet ... Make sure you fill your car fuel tank up to overflowing before departing Spain/France.
14th Oct 2011, 05:42
Thanks for the suggestions Phileas Fogg. And no wowzz, I'm not a troll! I just don't know enough on this matter, that's all! This job is "still in the air" but I'm just anticipating on the associated costs in getting there and back to see if I would even break-even in the long term.Regarding the rule for registering the car, I have heard the same and I don't think I will be there for more than 6 months.Thanks anyways!