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  1. So I had to miss my EasyJet flight back to my beloved Berlin. I asked for a refund of the various taxes and to my great suprise quickly got 15 euros back. No problem at all. So if you miss a flight, the chances are you will not get the actual fare back, but you may well get various taxes back. There is no harm in trying. I am almost certain that Ryanair will make it more difficult for you.


  2. Thanks for all the informative Posts. I am not paying anything for a Card Reader. Bloody cheek of these banks. I have used a Card Reader for some time for my UK bank accounts and this is my preferred option, not least because I have a UK dumb phone and I am pretty sure that German Banks will not accept this.

    But one question. In the UK. These Card Readers are specfic to Banks, but not to people .

    All my Family use just the one Card Reader as we all have the same bank. Will this be the same in Germany? If so,could one be shared?


  3. So I logged on to my bank this morning to pay the rent for May. To my suprise, my bank no longer accepts my iTan numbers. I am sure that they are not out of date. Nor have I used them all.

    My bank advised my to download some app but I do not have a smartfone and I never will.

    So now I have to order a Lesegerät. This will take a few days.  I must order this by phone

    Also, they may need my Access data and this may be another problem as I alwasy forget my Passwords and telepins numbers.

    I will have to pay my landlord by cash this month and try to sort this mess out by next month.

    But why does my bank suddenly not accept my itans?


  4. So as I flush the toilet a small amount of water leaks from the cistern onto the floor. I took the lid off and flushed the toilet to see what was happening. As the water flows powerfully into the cistern it hits the back wall of the cistern and some of the stream goes up the wall and over the edge, down the outside of the cistern and onto the floor and makes a small puddle.

    How to solve this without getting an expensive plumber in?

    I am looking at making a good seal between the lid and the wall of the cistern, thus directing all the water flow into the cistern.

    Any other ideas would be helpful.




  5. It is possible that the stopcock is near the water meter. But the water meter is in a sealed cupboard that only the meter men can access.

    So can I get a key for this cupboard? It is not a normal key, but rather a larger key with a triangular bit at the end.