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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2014, 11:15:15 AM »
Google Maps says it's a 1.5 hour drive from Malaga and like 4 hour bus ride. Is it possible to rent a car in GIB and return it in Malaga?
Don't know off hand. I'm sure you can ask a car rental agency that's located in GIB

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2014, 11:16:15 AM »
Nice TR. Wasn't worth it to rent a car between all the trains/buses/driver that you took?
It would have been but no one felt comfort driving in a foreign country.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2014, 11:34:37 AM »
It would have been but no one felt comfort driving in a foreign country.
Also, we were 3 people with luggage so we needed a bigger car than is standard in Europe,  we don't drive stick and needed a 1 way rental,  all of which drove up the cost so we decided against it.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2014, 11:37:42 AM »
Thanks for the ideas guys, I'm getting more and more into Spain. :)

If I'm in GIB for Shabbos and want to leave Sunday and get to Madrid to catch my next flight to Italy, how do I best go GIB-MAD?
I know it's tempting to try to fit in as many places as possible when you have the chance but I did a similar trip several years back and it was exhausting.  There were many things that we did not get to see and I feel we sacrificed some of the experience just so we could check off more places on the list.
Then again, it's all personal preference.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »
In terms of places to stay in Seville, a great place where we stayed was Las Casas de la Juderia. It was right in the middle of the old town and we could walk anywhere.

We also stayed at the Elliott in GIB. Driving from GIB to AGP is a really beautiful drive and I think it actually took us less than an hour when we did it.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2014, 02:02:34 PM »
In terms of places to stay in Seville, a great place where we stayed was Las Casas de la Juderia. It was right in the middle of the old town and we could walk anywhere.

We also stayed at the Elliott in GIB. Driving from GIB to AGP is a really beautiful drive and I think it actually took us less than an hour when we did it.
Thanks for the suggestion where to stay!

Turns out newest rep says OWE does exist still but pointed out all the flaws in my reservation why it wouldn't work. I forgot about those issues and obviously the previous rep didn't realize either. Now that we have it better organized, we realized I was passing through MAD too many times. You can only have 1 stopover and 2 connections within a city. Staying in MAD for 2 days to see MAD and Toledo counts as my stopover. Going then to BCN is fine. Then BCN-MAD-SVQ (no direct availability BCN-SVQ) is 1 connection and getting out of Spain requires leaving from MAD, so when I'm done I have to use my 2nd MAD connection to get out. I could obviously pick between BCN-MAD-SVQ and BCN-MAD-AGP, but Seville sounds better from people's comments. Will then have to rent a car SVQ-GIB and return to SVQ after Shabbos in GIB to catch SVQ-MAD-XXX.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2014, 02:06:21 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion where to stay!

Turns out newest rep says OWE does exist still but pointed out all the flaws in my reservation why it wouldn't work. I forgot about those issues and obviously the previous rep didn't realize either. Now that we have it better organized, we realized I was passing through MAD too many times. You can only have 1 stopover and 2 connections within a city. Staying in MAD for 2 days to see MAD and Toledo counts as my stopover. Going then to BCN is fine. Then BCN-MAD-SVQ (no direct availability BCN-SVQ) is 1 connection and getting out of Spain requires leaving from MAD, so when I'm done I have to use my 2nd MAD connection to get out. I could obviously pick between BCN-MAD-SVQ and BCN-MAD-AGP, but Seville sounds better from people's comments. Will then have to rent a car SVQ-GIB and return to SVQ after Shabbos in GIB to catch SVQ-MAD-XXX.

I drove from SVQ to GIB and it was a very nice drive. Why can't you go from AGP-XXX without passing through MAD again? Does IB not offer any flights directly out of the country from AGP?

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2014, 02:09:27 PM »
I drove from SVQ to GIB and it was a very nice drive. Why can't you go from AGP-XXX without passing through MAD again? Does IB not offer any flights directly out of the country from AGP?
Wow, so you've been to GIB a few times? IB may have flights, but they limit which flights can be booked through AA/OW.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2014, 02:10:45 PM »
Wow, so you've been to GIB a few times? IB may have flights, but they limit which flights can be booked through AA/OW.

No, it was the same trip.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2014, 02:19:21 PM »
No, it was the same trip.
Oo got that. Drove SVQ-GIB and GIB-AGP. Rental cars are going to be stick shift, right?

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2014, 02:30:33 PM »
Oo got that. Drove SVQ-GIB and GIB-AGP. Rental cars are going to be stick shift, right?

Correct, paid for Shabbos as a rental so that I could get to AGP on Sunday.

I got an Auto, but definitely paid more for it.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2014, 02:35:22 PM »
Correct, paid for Shabbos as a rental so that I could get to AGP on Sunday.

I got an Auto, but definitely paid more for it.

Oh okay good, bc I don't know how to drive stick lol. I would have to do the same paying for Shabbos. Any recollection where you rented from?

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2014, 02:40:03 PM »
Oh okay good, bc I don't know how to drive stick lol. I would have to do the same paying for Shabbos. Any recollection where you rented from?

I think Avis. They gave me the best deal at the time. It was a while ago now though, so things could have definitely changed.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2014, 02:43:34 PM »
I think Avis. They gave me the best deal at the time. It was a while ago now though, so things could have definitely changed.
Ah, okay. Cool thanks for the help.

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Re: Re: Spain Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2014, 11:07:45 AM »
Why wouldn't they  ???
Because most of the flights are through Vueling who partner with IB and not OW
I think Avis. They gave me the best deal at the time. It was a while ago now though, so things could have definitely changed.
I rented from Sixt who gave me the best deal but I can get you the best rate available at Hertz