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Friday 22 August 2014

Travel expert to the rescue

Eoghan Corry answers all your holiday questions

Eoghan Corry

Published 24/04/2014 | 16:24

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'The most reliable internet timetables in Europe all use the HAFAS engine," writes Corry.
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My Ryanair booking is Nicholas but my passport name is Nioclas. I am flying in June and he 24 hour name change periods is over. Will I be okay?

Yes, Ryanair tell me that minor changes are not being questioned under their new strategy, even outside the 24-hour changeover period. This is on a case by case basis, and does not apply if they sense you are trying to pull a fast one.

 

Where can I buy a nice bikini/suntan cream in the middle of spring?

Early sun-seekers needn't panic. Sun protection products can be found year round in pharmacies such as Boots. If you can't find the items on the shelves, try Boots' online shopping service at www.wellbeing.com. If you are travelling on a budget or simply want to save a few pounds you can purchase sun cream from the duty free store.

If all else fails don't worry -you're sure to be able to pick up swimwear and suncream once you arrive at your destination.

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Where can I find train timetables in Europe?

The most reliable internet timetables in Europe all use the HAFAS “engine”: each national timetable is on www.hacon.de/hafas_e/www.shtml

 

Get in touch with your travel queries by emailing Eoghan at ecorry@herald.ie

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