Discussion in 'Las Fallas' started by Madfish, Feb 18, 2021.
2022 flights booked - here's hoping it's on in March
That's my Ryanair vouchers used up
Are they doing flights every day again?
Just checked - twice a day every day but not exactly cheap at 200 quid return with a cabin bag!
I suspect we won't see very cheap prices for a while Justin - no doubt there will be some loss recovery going on.
Just transferred my hotel booking to 13th till 20th 2022
East jet from Gatwick seems fairly cheap
That's the route I usually fly. Have EasyJet released their March 2022 schedules for Valencia flights yet..... They didn't used to do that until after Easter.
Yes Julian, they are online now
Although, after you’ve added on a decent sized bag there’s not much difference between them and Ryanair’s
So, stansted it is for me
Let’s keep fingers crossed for 2022 just hope the industry over there survives.
Accommodation tentatively booked, cancellable ....and with a rather special view
No surprise, always the case -
"the accomodation is not available thse dates as we use it for other purposes"
why the f*ck is it on the booking calendar then? surely it's not hard to block dates on the booking site
I can see why they want to keep it to themselves though
Wouldn't it be lovely...
Well, at the end of January EasyJet cancelled the Valencia flights I'd been booked on. So I've taken the option to transfer this year's flights to next year. They were actually paid for in 2019! I booked 2020's flights back then. EasyJet transferred them to 2021 free of charges last year and they've done the same again. Mine are "Up front" tickets with 2 cabin bags allowed, which is enough for me. So no hold luggage to have to consider.
Today the Venecia confirmed that my 2021 booking has been transferred to 2022. So that's flights & hotel sorted for next year. That just remains to get the pandemic and Las Fallas sorted, too! All being well, see you there. Here's hoping.....
Crikey, you were optimistic!
Ah, but there was method in my madness! My "room with a view" in the Venecia has been secured.
When checking out from one year's Las Fallas stay, the Venecia allows people to rebook the same room for the following year's Las Fallas. So back in 2019 I rebooked the room with a view that I had then for 2020. When everything was cancelled last year, I had the option to transfer the booking to 2021. So I took it. The same has happened this year.
Pyrotechnicians of Valencia have made a statement due to the sudden cancellation of proposed firing on the night of the 19th. I hope there is some progress made over the coming months.
"From this moment, none of the companies associated with Piroval, will deal directly with the Valencia City Council, to carry out shots or any work whatsoever, in the next festive campaigns, including the famous Mascletás in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, much to our regret, as long as the current government team does not accept to take our proposals into consideration and continues without taking into account this very representative sector of Valencian Culture, being one of the pillars of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity recognised by UNESCO."
At first sight it seems odd that the firework display companies would turn away business by refusing to fire Las Fallas mascletas in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and other Las Fallas displays commissioned by the City Council. However, reading the report in Las Provincias, it seems that the Las Fallas mascletas in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento lose the firework companies money. It sounds as though City Council gets bigger mascletas than it pays for. After a year of no ( or very little ) income, with financial survival at stake, the proposed displays on St. Joseph's Day take on an importance - especially when Piroval claims the firework industry hasn't received the same sort of support during the pandemic that other sectors have. So the dismissal of the proposal to fire the St. Joseph's Day displays - which would have been paid for by the City Council - has triggered loss of faith in the City Council and an intention to walk away from loss making business in future.
I can understand that, to a degree. But part of me would ask, why not do the mascletas etc. in future, but fire strictly to budget and make a proper profit from the job. If the results don't suit the City, then the City Council should increase the budget and not look to get a bit of a freebie. It looks as though a hard game is being played out to try and get the firework industry the pandemic time financial support it needs - either through firing some displays or by other means. We'll see what the outcome is this time next year.....
Closer to home, imagine if all the companies firing at Plymouth/Southport did this...
I've often thought that they should! In a competition situation, there should be a level playing field - no one company should be allowed to design a loss-leading display, subsidised out of their own pocket, which potentially puts them at an unfair advantage over other competitors who are less willing/able to throw 'free' product at a show design.
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