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Long Time No Blog

A long time has passed since my last blog. But time is something I don’t really have right now. Actually even now I have some deadlines approaching and I should be rather working day and night then writing blogs but I thought it’s time to feed my blog a little bit.

So, my last blog I wanted to write was about our trip to Malaga, Spain. Well it didn’t start that good. As some might have heard Sky Europe is broke and disappeared completely from the market. But let me tell the whole story.

We arrived in Bratislava by bus and looked at the Delays, our flight was about 2 hours late. That was bad but it could be worse. The flight to Alicante was over 12 hours late. Anyway, even 2 hours can be terrible in Bratislava airport. It’s very small and you can’t do anything.
But finally we arrived in Malaga just to wait in a huge line to pick up our car from the Car Rental.
Here a hint for someone traveling to Malaga and Renting a car from Carjet (carjet.co.uk) or Goldcar Rental. The prices seem very cheap at the first look but keep in mind that Goldcar works with a Full/Empty policy. This means, you get the car with a full tank and have to return it empty and when you pick up the car you have to pay the full tank. A full tank for a Ford KA kosts about 35 euro (at least that was the most I paid during our holiday) and Goldcar charged 60 Euro. So in the end you are more expensive the Sixt for example. But enough about that.

So after the first two days of holiday I got a call from a friend who told me that Sky Europe isn’t flying anymore. He was Stuck in Greece and we where now stuck in Spain. Thanks to Air Berlin we did get tickets for the same day we planed to return to Vienna and they gave us the tickets a bit cheaper.
The irony is that before buying the tickets with Sky Europe we wanted to buy tickets with Air Berlin but somehow decided to Fly to Portugal and then finally changed our minds again and wanted to go to Malaga again and the Tickets with Sky Europe where a bit cheaper.

Well, we learned our lesson. The flight with Air Berlin was great, on time, you get something to drink, newspapers, food and the price is ok. The worst part of Skyeurope was always that they had delays, didn’t really care much about the fact that you had to pay for drinks or food. But sitting around in the airport for hours is a waste of time.