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Old 21st Dec 2022, 11:31
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Fascinating! Kinda love that, absolutely mad though.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 13:54
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Originally Posted by Derry321
https://www.gbc.gi/news/morrisons-gi...-animal-origin

I suspect with some of the issues with the Spanish authorities at the Frontier that this may become a regular occurrence

As well as the local population, thousands of ex-pats from Costa del Sol head down to Gib for their Morrisons fix
I will be down there tomorrow, once I have gotten out of this Frankfurt hell hole
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 14:19
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Apparently it is not as popular nowadays with ex-pats mainly due to restrictions of certain products from non EU countries entering the EU. Also a number of franchise shops have opened in recent times in the southern Costa del Sol for example Waitrose, M&S.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 16:29
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Originally Posted by Derry321
https://www.gbc.gi/news/morrisons-gi...-animal-origin

I suspect with some of the issues with the Spanish authorities at the Frontier that this may become a regular occurrence

As well as the local population, thousands of ex-pats from Costa del Sol head down to Gib for their Morrisons fix
Their petrol station must also be one of the busiest for many miles (kms) around!
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 18:20
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
Apparently it is not as popular nowadays with ex-pats mainly due to restrictions of certain products from non EU countries entering the EU. Also a number of franchise shops have opened in recent times in the southern Costa del Sol for example Waitrose, M&S.
All ridiculous nonsense. The majority of people crossing the border each day are Spanish workers. Does this mean that every night these workers will be stripped searched in case they are concealing pigs in blankets?
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 20:52
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All ridiculous nonsense. The majority of people crossing the border each day are Spanish workers. Does this mean that every night these workers will be stripped searched in case they are concealing pigs in blankets?
Not nonsense at all! Spanish customs will target their inspections and they will be taking a closer look at UK passport holders who I would suggest would be more likely to be smuggling fresh foods from GIB to the EU.
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 08:21
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Sorry LTNman, I would think I have crossed that border more than you have had ??. It is not only customs there is the Guardia Civile (only time being saluted by a po!iceman) and occasionally the Policia National (the heavy mob) bashing car sills, tyres etc looking mainly for drugs and cigarettes. Had even had a bit of agro on the way in from the Gib Police but I have found the Giberines not particularly friendly.
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 09:11
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All hopefully about to come to an end. This from last week.

https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-a...for-gibraltar/

Wednesday’s discussion focused on a detailed proposal unveiled by the Commission last month — and endorsed by Spain — to remove the fence at the land border with Gibraltar and relocate customs checks to Gibraltar’s airport and port. The fence has been the source of many historical disputes.
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Old 17th Jan 2023, 21:26
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Looks like EasyJet have dropped EDI-GIB for Summer 2023. Was originally bookable until September 2023 with gaps between now and March & between July & September, but looks to be gone completely now
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Old 17th Jan 2023, 21:57
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Originally Posted by MKY661
Looks like EasyJet have dropped EDI-GIB for Summer 2023. Was originally bookable until September 2023 with gaps between now and March & between July & September, but looks to be gone completely now
A real shame - UK regionals to GIB have always struggled. London will always be fine .. two way traffic ... VFR, universities, medical treatment, affluent Londoners with homes south of Estepona etc. Gibraltar is a fantastic destination in it's own right, but capacity limited (in my opinion only two decent hotels) but needs to be seen as a convenient gateway to the southern Costa del Sol - perhaps the latest news out of Madrid may help that
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 02:48
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I'm surprised seasonal GIB has gone from EDI with EZY. Would have thought it a winner frankly. Anyone got previous pax figures? I know it's hard one because of COVID times so not sure really what it can tell us.
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Old 16th Nov 2023, 10:45
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Gibraltar in winter sometimes gets fog. Along with a non-trivial approach and a limited runway, this causes a number of flights to divert to Malaga.

Would anyone be able to say what time of day in winter Gibraltar is most or least at risk of fog ? I'm guessing morning tends to see fog with it usually burning off by early afternoon... but would be very grateful if somebody knowledgeable about Gibraltar's meteorology could give some advice

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Old 17th Nov 2023, 15:07
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Hi David, my take on the weather problems at Gib is more wind than fog after chatting to a number of flight deck crews when using the airport. With the relatively cool Atlantic meeting the relatively warm Mediterranean that is where the problems with fog arise but it is the wind swerling round the rock which causes the unstable air on final approach.
Monarch and BA was/is Captains only but after chatting to a very experienced easyJet Captain (once flew for Sabre Airways) it is Captain's only for both take off and landing. Having used Gib many times only had one divert which was actually tech with the replacement aircraft operating to Malaga as the crew did not have enough experience of operating into Gib. Maybe I have been lucky. Hope this helps.
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 15:54
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Your'e right, its the wind/turbulence'.
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 11:09
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EasyJet Schedules for Summer 2024:

MAN goes from daily to 4pw, though does run 6pw in July & August

LGW runs 13pw throughout the season, with just one flight on the Tuesday

BRS down to 2pw, also worth noting unlike the other two routes, this one is currently not bookable after October 2024, although I know these have only just gone on sale.

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