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The most friendliest place on Earth- well my wife and I think so along with a lot more FOP's When does a place become part of you? Phil
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To travel on a plane, you pay income tax on your original earnings, you pay VAT, you pay APD, you pay fuel duty, airport tax, tax on transport to the airport, tax for a hotel at the airport, tax on the food you eat while you wait for your flight, the flight crew are all taxed too ... and so on. I wonder just how much actual tax of one kind or another is collected, simply for one flight? Rip off.
UPDATE ON PASSENGER DUTY FROM THE 1ST JANUARY 2012/1ST APRIL2012 ---…
The government-mandated crackdown on who can rent a motorcycle or, in some cases even a moped, has Greek motorcycle rental agencies turning away customers – something that does NOT come easily to a Greek business man as you can imagine!
Some Latest News from Me for a change :- All done now and sorted, the Family is back to normal all changes now transferred to a Ning pay site - I have said in earlier texts that I shall pay for the family to keep together, but some of you have asked how they can contribute towards the running of our site, so here is the donation button at the the right hand side now.
Thanks to the people who have given so far.
The PayPal donation button is now visible on the right column, thanks to those who have already helped to run the site,
Huge apologies to those of you that have received a message from MARYMAB65 Try as we might to keep on top of these SPAM messages sometimes they beat us!! Sorry again as I know some of you are offended by the nature of the message's.
For those interested in general Greek Affairs here is a Newspaper that is quite informative http://www.newpost.gr/category/English/
Hi Folks Don't Forget To Fill In Your API Forms Before You Get To The Airport
For security reasons, the US, most EU States and other countries now require airlines to provide details about their passengers before they travel. This is known as Advance Passenger Information (API).
The API requirements vary from country to country. Your airline will let you know what they need from you. Usually, they will ask you to provide these details when you book yourflightor check in. Contact your airline if you have any questions about API requirements.
Providing your API should not be confused with applying for a visa. You will still need to follow the entry rules for every country you visit, as well as any customs and passport control regulations.
What if API is not completed?
If passengers fail to provide all necessary information this will result in delays at both their UK departure and arrival airport and could result in denied boarding or denied entry to the destination country. It is therefore very important they are informed of this requirement.
Who is required to provide Advanced Passenger Information?
All passengers are required to provide Advanced Passenger Information. Our website is designed to collect information from all customers booking through Thomas Cook Group Tour Operators (Thomas Cook, Airtours, Sunset, Manos, Neilson, Club 18-30, Direct Holidays, Airfares, Return flights booked on Flythomascook, Flexibletrips).
Thomson, Olympic etc
The API form can only be completed between 28 days and 7 days prior to departure.
ps We have done ours over the phone with Thomson's already and we've still got 72 days to go.
@@PICCIES ARE NOW ON UNDER THE PHOTOS BUTTON ABOVE@@
FOP MEET AT FUSE....WHAT A NIGHT !!!!
Was a great success...we had a brilliant evening with about 50 Fopper's turning up. Fantastic to see so many and finally putting faces to names. Friendships were well and truly made by those of us that had only been 'virtual' friends!! I know some people were a bit 'unsure' (me included) about meeting everyone but for me ...it was great !!
Those of you that came THANKYOU for making it a night to remember !! I will get some piccies on as soon as I can (theres lots of them) but I do need to edit some of them hahahaha
A fantastic time was had by everybody even those that can't remember ;-)
Phil was very happy with the turnout and showed his appreciation with the Black Sambuka !!! He will add his own comments when he returns from his 'little bit of paradise' !!
Thanks to Kyriakos and his staff for brilliant service.
YAMMAS Sue xx
***THE FOP MEET***
Well what can I say it was fantastic and a big thankyou to ALL the Fuse Too family, it was a brilliant night lots of laughs and the odd suprise,eh Ruby,meeting folks putting faces to names, I could say more but theres more to come when i write my summary ( if I can read my notes!!!!) thanks to Sue and Alan for taking the Photos (not forgetting the girls), A big thanks to Paul for looking after the site whilst we were living it up (next year Paul).
Speak soon in the Chatroom
Black Sambukas any one ------YAMMAS------
From a very humble Linda and myself
PEFKOS AND WHEN !!!
HI EVERYBODY....Can you add your details please to THE PEFKOS AND WHEN POST...on the Main Blue Bar top of the Main Page.