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LATAM (or specifically, LATAM Chile) is a Chile based airline. This particular flight is what's known as a "tag" flight - an additional leg that's added onto an international flight to allow them to pickup passengers in two separate locations before a long-haul flight. Some airlines will also carry passengers between those two pick-up points, as is ...


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Unaccompanied bags are only allowed in freight not on passenger flights. As you will have to show your boarding pass at the gate at Heathrow, this will be checked against the luggage loaded. If the passenger is missing or hasn't boarded, their luggage will be offloaded due to security concerns. This is normal practice across almost all airlines/airports I ...


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Generally speaking, train travel on high speed trains is luxury travel. For budget travel in Europe, take the plane. Or the bus if you have time. Neither planes nor buses are as comfortable and convenient as modern high speed trains. The economic explanation is related to the following points: The price is determined by supply and demand. Turnover is the ...


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The normal train is, as described by santiago, still available. You can check the tickets in www.renfe.com. They are not very comfortable, but at least you can walk around and, eventually, spend some time in the bar. The travel time on these regional trains is around 8 h and price is around 50 euros. You can also get a fast train, AVE, that takes around 3 h....


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I can't believe that no one has mentioned ride-share sites yet. blablacar, for example, is hugely popular in Spain and many other European countries. From the looks of it, you'll have no trouble finding a ride along that route and the going rate seems to be ~€30. Driving time is about six hours according to Google Maps.


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What you are referring to is "short-checking" of bags - where your bags are only checked to an intermediate point along your journey. Some airlines do allow short-checking of bags, although most will only allow it under specific circumstances, such as longer or overnight connections. Even airlines that used to allow it are starting to disallow it - for ...


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That will be very tight schedule for 4 and a half hour layover at Madrid airport. Supposedly your flight arrives on time and you keep 2 hours (extra time) back and forth for your travel to Madrid city center, you will have 2 and a half hour remaining that means very limited hours to go and see around Madrid. Is this enough to go to the city center and ...


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I've been living in Barcelona for a few years, and I've done my fair share of apartment hunting so I know the Spanish rental situation relatively well. Is it important to book beforehand? I would say no. I don't know anyone who has done that unless they're coming with some pre-booked program that includes housing. It's very common for people to come to ...


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Two years ago I drove from Madrid to Barcelona. I didn't rent a car, but used my own. However, I can add some hints: As MastaBaba mentioned, the toll roads are sometimes quite expensive. On the other hand very often you can choose if you want to use the new and empty highway and pay the toll or if you want to use the old highway that is quite often next to ...


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I've travelled by train in many countries in Europe, and I can say that the Spanish AVE is the most luxurious train I've ever been on. It's very fast, the railway and the trains are very new, and travelling conditions are good. For example, at the AVE, you get a 100% refund if the train runs more than 5 minutes late. Try that at the TGV in France or the ICE ...


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There are political reasons behind this and I believe that this isn't the appropriate website to discuss this. Anyway, you can find cheaper rail and air tickets for the BCN-MAD route. Try with Rumbo for instance. This website returns prices for airlines and Renfe trains. I've tested for you some dates and you can fly for less than 30 euros and go by train ...


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This is a statue of Saturn, part of the Planets series by Jacques Jonghelinck. Here is an article that reconstructs the history of the statues, with more detailed pictures on page 126. Given how the myth of Saturn devouring his son has been an artistic theme in other occasions, the fate of the child is likely to be much worse than a spanking.


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Bus is around 80-90 € (return). I think that there is very expensive and only an option if Flight depends on the day and company. The cheapest companies are Ryanair and EasyJet. Expect to pay at least 40 € for a return ticket to Porto and 60 € to Lisbon. Anyway, you can find one way tickets from 15 € to Porto or 27 € to Lisbon if you plan in advance. I ...


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It's because it is a High Speed train running at 300km per hour. The only way of getting it cheap is via the Renfe website approx 1-2 months in advance. Then you can get up to 60% discount.


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'Beautiful' is relative, but if you take the highway, well, it's a highway. Spain ain't, say, the Central African Republic, so, car hire is a pretty boring (and safe) business. All the regular players are available in Barcelona. I recommend booking through 3clickcarhire. They tend to give decent deals. This September, I also rented a car through ...


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The fastest way to get into town quickly (barring a taxi, which is expensive and whose speed depends on traffic conditions) is the commuter trains, Cercanías (journey planner, network map). These trains are also cheaper than the Metro when you're going from or to the airport (€1,75 for a 3-zone Cercanías ticket, vs €5 for a Metro ticket from the airport to ...


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Madrid airport is split in two main areas. Terminals 1 to 3 on one side, and terminal 4 (with its satellite building) on the other. International fights arrive at either T1 or T4S. As IamJulianAcosta points out, there is a free bus service linking T123 with T4; while a tram joins T4S with the main building from which your flight to Tenerife would depart. ...


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The short answer is yes! Yes this is possible! Will you have a lot of time to visit the city? Probably not. You will need between 20 minutes and 45 minutes to reach the Puerta del Sol from the Barajas airport at this time of the day (20 minutes is by car, 45 minutes is with the subway). Then your timing will be impacting by the followings : do you have ...


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You need to allow at least 2 hours for getting from the gate to the terminal concourse and back again. Terminals 1,2,3 within walking distance (same building) and share transport connections. Terminal 4 is separate, with a different metro station. It's also big (with some gates connected by underground monorail) so it takes a bit longer to get from concourse ...


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About the only difference is noted at the bottom of the page of ticket prices: Children under the age of 4 may travel without a ticket. So yes, some children get a discount, but not all. However, there is a tourist season travel ticket, for x number of days which you can purchase, for certain zones and various combos. For this, children under 11 get a ...


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The absolute cheapest way is almost always by coach, if you're booking in advance. Looking on GoEuro and similar sites, it suggests you can get a coach (7h50) today at 2pm for £6/€8.50 - that's last minute, so the other prices for coaches today aren't dissimilar to trains, but as mentioned, if you're booking in advance, I'd expect that to be the price. ...


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Go by train. I took the AVE high speed train from Barcelona (Estacio De França) to Madrid (Atocha). IMO, it is the best way to travel between the 2 cities. i takes around 4 hours, the stations are easily accessible, you do not have to come in early, go through lots of security and you have a lot less restriction in bagage size and weight.


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Here an up-to-date answer 3 years after the question, just for further reference. I liked how fedorqui compared it, so I'll follow the same approach. I am surprised that flights were rarely mentioned, they can get very cheap sometimes! The search is done for the 17th of August 2018, about 1 month in advance: System Transport mode Lowest ...


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Barajas Airport is pretty good, it's nice and new, and efficient. I've been through many times and been impressed at its speed of processing. Assuming you need to check in at 4am, say, you'd probably have from 9.30pm till 4am outside the airport. I had a night in Madrid last year, and stayed in a hostel downtown as it was easy and quick to get there. ...


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An electric jug will do most things better than an immersion heater in your case. If you can to minimise water used be sure that the coil of the element face downwards towards bottom of the jug. As long as the water is say 5mm above the parts of the element that get hot it will work well. You may be able to have a small part of the hot portion above water ...


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Paris and Madrid are over 1,000km apart, so it's really not a situation where the two cities are interchangeable. From Madrid, you can reach Lisbon by sleeper train or a series of daytime connections. The overnight sleeper takes about 9.5 hours, running once per night. By daytime train, it will take pretty much the entire day; if you follow the Man in Seat ...


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The search term you want, in Spanish is recarga (which means 'recharge' or 'reload'). The official Consorcio Transportes Madrid webpage has a page titled "¿Cómo Se Utiliza?" ("How Do You Use It?") which says the following: Dónde se carga Actualmente, la red de carga se compone de: Máquinas automáticas instaladas en las Estaciones de ...


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In general: Try to go to hotels where the whole building is occuppied by the hotel Try to avoid big streets or roads nearby Obviously, do not choose hotels near night life areas Trust in hotels chains like Hilton, Western, etc.. they usually have stronger criterias when they build a hotel New hotels better than ancient buildings Hotels with fitted carpet ...


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Without doubt, the best option is the subway. You have to jump into the Metro line number 8 (the only one at Barajas Airport), then change to line 4 (Argüelles) and wait more than one hour until you arrive to Alonso Martinez stop. Then change to line 5 (Aluche) and only two stops later you are in Gran Via stop. The ticket is between 4'50 and 5 euros (depends ...


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