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One of our readers has emailed us to let us know of another potential "drop out" from flights to Split. It seems that Wizzair (http://wizzair.com/) is no longer listing Split as a destination. The obvious implication is that it will no longer operate flights between Split and Luton which proved highly popular last year. On top of British Airways withdrawal from the Split route it's a bizarre trend - just as Dalmatia has upped the ante in terms of what it can offer to discerning travellers, the choice of flights seems to be dwindling just a year or two after it improved. We'll be trying to get to the bottom of this in the next few weeks.
Those contemplating the trip by car might be interested to know that we managed to get from Split to Calais in two days driving fairly solidly from 9 am to 7 pm with a couple of half hour stops. We took the route through Slovenia, Austria and Germany - the shortest route according to RAC's routefinder. The German motorways are toll free so it's also a lot cheaper than the route through France but the downside is that the motorways are very busy - two lanes almost all the way with the inside lane packed with lorries and the outside lane a bit of a challenge if you're not one of the speed merchants that appears from nowhere behind you just as you're overtaking the second lorry. Remember to buy a vignette when you get to Austria - the fines for not having one are heavy and it's just a few pounds.
More news and tips on the car journey (and the practicalities of the Pet Passport Scheme) when we get back.
In the meantime, a Happy New Year to all our readers and perhaps some highlights of this year, if we get time, in the next couple of days.