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    Mind you, this quote from the story definitely rings true!!

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    The research conducted by the online travel agent, found that holidays feature high on Britons' list of spending priorities, as one of the last things that they would be willing to give up.

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    In the context of Simon's posts this from Travel Mole makes interesting reading.

    ABTA calms Brexit nerves in its annual Christmas getaway briefing

    ABTA has taken the opportunity to calm concerns about the impact of a no-deal Brexit in its annual Christmas getaway predictions.

    Each year the association issues a press release in the lead-up to Christmas saying how many people are expected to travel over the festive period.

    This year it expects over 4.7 million passengers to head overseas over the Christmas and New Year period, with December 21 expected to be the busiest day to travel and Christmas Day the quietest.

    Meanwhile, many of those who are not travelling will use the time to start planning and booking next year's summer break, it said.

    "Over the Christmas period, lots of people will also start to plan and book their summer holidays, and naturally they have questions about what Brexit means for travel," said chief executive Mark Tanzer.

    "However, travellers can be reassured that regardless of the Brexit outcome, the EU and UK Government have said planes will still fly between the UK and the EU and travellers won't need a visa."

    ABTA said Europe remains the number one destination people plan to travel to next year.

    "There have been assurances recently from the European Commission and UK Government that, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, flights will continue to fly between the UK and the EU and that UK visitors to EU countries won't need a visa. ABTA is also providing practical advice to holidaymakers including on issues such as passports and driving licences via abta.com/Brexit."

    Here's the advice ABTA is giving to consumers.

    Brexit: advice for travellers
    Will flights still operate?
    UK citizens can be reassured that regardless of the Brexit outcome planes will still fly between the UK and the EU: if a deal is agreed then we will be in a transition period, meaning everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020 and flights will continue as normal. Even if we are in a no-deal scenario, the European Commission and UK Government have said that UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU. The UK government has offered similar assurances for EU airlines.

    Will I need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?
    You shouldn't need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. The European Commission announced in November 2018 that, even in a no-deal scenario, UK travellers can still visit the EU without a visa, providing the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK. ~The European Commission has said that from 2021, UK citizens will need to pay a fee (of around 7 Euros) for this visa exemption. This is part of a new electronic travel authorisation system applying to all third country visitors to the EU, similar to the US ESTA regime.

    What happens if I book to travel after 29 March 2019 and my holiday cannot go ahead due to Brexit?
    There is nothing to suggest that you will not be able to continue with your holiday plans after 29 March. Even in a no-deal scenario, the European Commission and UK Government have said flights to and from the UK will still be able to operate. Customers who book a package holiday with a UK travel company enjoy the most comprehensive consumer protection: if you book a package, your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations, meaning you have a right to a full refund if your holiday can no longer be provided.

    We have also identified actions travellers may wish to take in advance to help avoid unnecessary future disruption in the event of a no-deal scenario. The full advice is available at abta.com/brexit
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    TECHNICALLY, Edward cannot work as cabin crew after March 29th as his license was issued by the CAA which will no longer be recognised by the EU. Hopefully and most probably an agreement will be in place that other national bodies will continue to recognise their licenses past March 29th. Also while both the UK and the EU have said UK airlines
    can continue to fly between the UK and the EU the EU have also said that they will NOT be able to fly between member states. This is why the like of Easyjet have set up an Austrian company and re-registered many of their planes there, this is great news for the UK as we no longer get the tax revenue from the airlines.
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    Considering other (non-EU) airlines also fly into Europe, it shouldn't be beyond the wit of the bodies involved to provide a licence, even only temporary at first, for CAA-approved crew. After all, the CAA is hardly some fly-by-night organisation with no credibility! Yet again, it is sheer scare-mongering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Veness View Post
    Considering other (non-EU) airlines also fly into Europe, it shouldn't be beyond the wit of the bodies involved to provide a licence, even only temporary at first, for CAA-approved crew. After all, the CAA is hardly some fly-by-night organisation with no credibility! Yet again, it is sheer scare-mongering.
    And that sums up the whole situation.The EU are anti democratic and frankly acting like Fascists.

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    The EU's guidance for 'no deal' does indeed give 9 months of the EU honouring the CAA registrations for both aircraft and crew, so long as the UK does the same thing, but on the UK side you have the likes of Rees-Mog basically saying brick up the tunnel and don't allow any dirty Europeans in so it is not all one-sided. The extra nine months are supposed to be to allow both sides to come to a permanent arrangement, but again the children in Westminister can't agree on who's in charge so don't hold your breath.
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    It's like putting divorce law in the hands of children. Or education in charge of the school dunces. Shambles doesn't even begin to describe it.

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    I'm ok, i have 2 passports, a UK one and an Irish one so i can use the Irish one when i leave the country and the UK one when i come back in

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