Ibiza: not just for ravers – The Times

Ibiza is not just for ravers, despite the impression given by budget airline T&Cs. Ahead of my trip to the Mediterranean island famous for its mad-for-it party scene, Ryanair emails to warn me not to turn up drunk for the flight, bring booze onto the plane or display “antisocial behaviour”.

Some visitors find a classier way to travel, including the original 24-hour party people, who are all grown up and have made their millions. “You see the same guys every week on the PJs,” says Aaron Simpson, executive chairman of the global lifestyle management company Quintessentially Group. He’s talking about private jets, which, he tells me, are a surprisingly cheap way of avoiding Ibiza travel hell. If you take the “dead leg” of a plane…

Brit revellers flying to and from Ibiza airport face travel chaos as … – The Sun

BRITS heading to and from Ibiza Airport faced travel chaos after dozens of airport security staff packed up and went on strike today.

Thousands of passengers queued for two hours to get through security after Prosegur employees walked out at midnight.

More than 140 Prosegur security staff have gone on an indefinite strike causing travel chaos

More than 140 Prosegur security staff have gone on an indefinite strike causing travel chaos

Passengers at Ibiza Airport were forced to queue for up to two hours because of the walkout

Passengers at Ibiza Airport were forced to queue for up to two hours because of the walkout

One passenger described how kids were crying and everyone was fed up because of the airport security delays

One passenger described how ‘kids were crying and everyone was fed up’ because of the airport security delays

Flights were delayed and holidaymakers heading home from the Spanish island were forced to wait in the heat for several hours.

More than 140 employees, who are complaining about work overload and their salaries, have gone on an indefinite strike.

One passenger, Krystal, tweeted: “Ibiza airport strikes not cool.”

Another passenger, Simon Farrell, said: “I had to queue for two hours and it was horrendous.

“There were hardly any staff on security and it was really hot.

“It was chaos. Kids were crying and everyone was fed up.



“It was a miserable way to end the holiday.”

Passengers were advised to arrive at least three hours before their flights and there were reports police were called in to replace the striking staff.

This weekend more than 1.000 flights are operating out of the airport in Eivissa and around 160,000 people are set to pass through the terminal.

Pictures revealed long queues of Brits at the busy airport after security went on strike at midnight on Friday night

Pictures revealed long queues of Brits at the busy airport after security went on strike at midnight on Friday night

This was the scene at Ibiza Airport as thousands of passengers were urged to arrive at least three hours before their flight

This was the scene at Ibiza Airport as thousands of passengers were urged to arrive at least three hours before their flight

This is the second crisis to hit Ibiza Airport during the peak holiday season after cleaners went on strike

This is the second crisis to hit Ibiza Airport during the peak holiday season after cleaners went on strike in May

The delays come after British tourists were left appalled in May when cleaners went on strike at Ibiza Airport.

Angry tourists posted images on social media of overflowing bins during the walkout.

The heartstopping moment a Jet2 plane suddenly plunged towards the sea was captured on camera by a terrified mum who sent her husband what she believed was a final “I love you” text.

Nickola Tye filmed the horror plunge after oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling on the plane from Ibiza to Leeds.


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Brit revellers flying to and from Ibiza airport face travel chaos as security staff go on strike – The Sun

BRITS heading to and from Ibiza Airport faced travel chaos after dozens of airport security staff packed up and went on strike today.

Thousands of passengers queued for two hours to get through security after Prosegur employees walked out at midnight.

More than 140 Prosegur security staff have gone on an indefinite strike causing travel chaos

More than 140 Prosegur security staff have gone on an indefinite strike causing travel chaos

Passengers at Ibiza Airport were forced to queue for up to two hours because of the walkout

Passengers at Ibiza Airport were forced to queue for up to two hours because of the walkout

One passenger described how kids were crying and everyone was fed up because of the airport security delays

One passenger described how ‘kids were crying and everyone was fed up’ because of the airport security delays

Flights were delayed and holidaymakers heading home from the Spanish island were forced to wait in the heat for several hours.

More than 140 employees, who are complaining about work overload and their salaries, have gone on an indefinite strike.

One passenger, Krystal, tweeted: “Ibiza airport strikes not cool.”

Another passenger, Simon Farrell, said: “I had to queue for two hours and it was horrendous.

“There were hardly any staff on security and it was really hot.

“It was chaos. Kids were crying and everyone was fed up.



“It was a miserable way to end the holiday.”

Passengers were advised to arrive at least three hours before their flights and there were reports police were called in to replace the striking staff.

This weekend more than 1.000 flights are operating out of the airport in Eivissa and around 160,000 people are set to pass through the terminal.

Pictures revealed long queues of Brits at the busy airport after security went on strike at midnight on Friday night

Pictures revealed long queues of Brits at the busy airport after security went on strike at midnight on Friday night

This was the scene at Ibiza Airport as thousands of passengers were urged to arrive at least three hours before their flight

This was the scene at Ibiza Airport as thousands of passengers were urged to arrive at least three hours before their flight

This is the second crisis to hit Ibiza Airport during the peak holiday season after cleaners went on strike

This is the second crisis to hit Ibiza Airport during the peak holiday season after cleaners went on strike in May

The delays come after British tourists were left appalled in May when cleaners went on strike at Ibiza Airport.

Angry tourists posted images on social media of overflowing bins during the walkout.

The heartstopping moment a Jet2 plane suddenly plunged towards the sea was captured on camera by a terrified mum who sent her husband what she believed was a final “I love you” text.

Nickola Tye filmed the horror plunge after oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling on the plane from Ibiza to Leeds.


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First UK Drive: Seat Ibiza – AOL UK

We test the latest Seat Ibiza and see if it’s good enough to take on accomplished rivals such as the new Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia.

What is it?

The new Ibiza is Seat’s fifth generation of the popular supermini. It is a totally new car – built from the ground up by the Spanish manufacturer based on the VAG’s new MQB A0 platform. The new Ibiza has much sharper and more aggressive styling than the outgoing model, although it clearly retains Seat’s DNA, as it is similar in looks to its big brother – the Leon.

What’s under the bonnet?

Currently, only a 1.0-litre petrol engine option is available, with three different power outputs, although diesel engines will be on sale eventually. The best option for town drivers is the entry-level 1.0-litre MPI engine with 74bhp. For those wanting something slightly sportier, the range topping 1.0-litre TSI with 113bhp is great – particularly in sporty FR trim. However, the pick of the Ibiza range is the 1.0-litre TSI with 94bhp. A mix of performance and economy makes this the best choice, and represents the best value for money too. While the engine line-up is currently quite limited, a 1.5-litre TSI EVO model is expected by the end of the year. A 1.6-litre TDI will also make its way into the Ibiza, although no dates have yet been confirmed.


What’s the spec like?

Seat currently offer four trim levels – S, SE, FR and Xcellence. Standard features on the entry-level S model include air-conditioning, automatic headlights, a 5.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity, starting from £13,030. The SE range starts at £14,000. It adds 15-inch alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, front fog lights, a leather steering wheel and a front chrome grille. The sporty FR range starts at £16,015. Standard features include 17-inch alloy weeks, Full Link (MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto), DAB radio, front sport seats, sports suspension and a tiredness recognition system. Range-topping Xcellence models, starting from £16,715, include Full Link, 16-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara upholstery, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

First UK drive: Seat Ibiza

First UK drive: Seat Ibiza

Any rivals?

The supermini class is a very competitive market, meaning there are many tough rivals the Ibiza has to face. The Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo are probably its closest rivals. The Skoda Fabia is one of the best superminis currently on sale, although for many young buyers – who the Ibiza is targeted at – it is just a bit dull. The new Volkswagen Polo, expected to go on sale later in the year, will probably become the toughest rival for the Ibiza. Rivals elsewhere include the popular Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3 and Vauxhall Corsa.

What’s it like to drive?

In FR trim, the car we drove, the Ibiza was excellent. The FR’s sporty profile and tweaked dynamics really do make a noticeable difference to the drive of the Ibiza. Even in 94bhp form, the 1.0-litre TSI engine still provided easily enough punch for most scenarios – the only place it noticeably lacks grunt is when accelerating up hills. The Ibiza’s steering is direct and accurate, helped by the fantastic platform the Ibiza is based on. The Ibiza remains a very comfortable car, even in sporty FR trim, although putting it in Eco mode is the best option to make the ride even softer.

AOL Cars verdict

The new Ibiza is a brilliant supermini competing in a market where only the best is acceptable. It is fantastic to drive, attractive to look at and is surprisingly versatile for a car so compact. The only areas that let the Ibiza down are the price and the infotainment system, which can be difficult to use. Yet, these minor foibles shouldn’t detract from the Ibiza’s strengths. It is an excellent car, showcasing the brilliant MGB A0 platform and it deserves to do very well.

Hidden Ibiza: The Secret Lives of the Island’s Bohemians, Revealed – Vogue.com

Of the world’s famed hippie-tinged aesthetic and hedonistic nightlife as it is for the steady stream of eccentrics who arrive each summer on its cerulean shores—some of whom can’t resist making the island their forever home.

It is this motley crew—and the sun-dappled lives they’ve eked out among the island’s rocky coves and fabled abodes—that inspired Ibiza Bohemia, a new book out this summer from Assouline. In nearly 300 glossy pages, a treasure trove of freewheeling voyeurism unfolds: the flower-filled pool where a yoga instructor floats, the cushion-layered porch of a finca inhabited by the manager of an Hermès store; the rippled folds of a cave that has been the makeshift home of a former record producer for over two years.

Below, a sneak peek.

Hidden Ibiza: The Secret Lives of the Island’s Bohemians, Revealed – Vogue.com

Of the world’s famed hippie-tinged aesthetic and hedonistic nightlife as it is for the steady stream of eccentrics who arrive each summer on its cerulean shores—some of whom can’t resist making the island their forever home.

It is this motley crew—and the sun-dappled lives they’ve eked out among the island’s rocky coves and fabled abodes—that inspired Ibiza Bohemia, a new book out this summer from Assouline. In nearly 300 glossy pages, a treasure trove of freewheeling voyeurism unfolds: the flower-filled pool where a yoga instructor floats, the cushion-layered porch of a finca inhabited by the manager of an Hermès store; the rippled folds of a cave that has been the makeshift home of a former record producer for over two years.

Below, a sneak peek.

Hidden Ibiza: The Secret Lives of the Island’s Bohemians, Revealed – Vogue.com

Of the world’s famed hippie-tinged aesthetic and hedonistic nightlife as it is for the steady stream of eccentrics who arrive each summer on its cerulean shores—some of whom can’t resist making the island their forever home.

It is this motley crew—and the sun-dappled lives they’ve eked out among the island’s rocky coves and fabled abodes—that inspired Ibiza Bohemia, a new book out this summer from Assouline. In nearly 300 glossy pages, a treasure trove of freewheeling voyeurism unfolds: the flower-filled pool where a yoga instructor floats, the cushion-layered porch of a finca inhabited by the manager of an Hermès store; the rippled folds of a cave that has been the makeshift home of a former record producer for over two years.

Below, a sneak peek.