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Forum: Accommodation 26 Jul 20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By pk67
There is also Grand Beach by Diamond Resorts...

There is also Grand Beach by Diamond Resorts. They have 3-bed apartments that have private sleeping for 6 (2 doubles + 1 room with 2 singles) as well as a sofa bed in the living room.

You also...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Jun 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By pk67
Virgin has confirmed on Twitter that there will...

Virgin has confirmed on Twitter that there will be no flights from Glasgow until after 27 March at the earliest. The flights thereafter in April as it stands are Wednesday and Saturday out and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,712
Posted By pk67
Not sure the VA Twitter is to be completely...

Not sure the VA Twitter is to be completely relied upon but the response here indicates no Glasgow flights until at least 1 April

https://twitter.com/VirginAtlantic/status/1274251509757358082
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,712
Posted By pk67
Scratch that. When i entered the booking...

Scratch that. When i entered the booking reference etc, the booking did appear but with no seat map. It is also stating that there is a schedule change when there are no changes to times. Seat...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,712
Posted By pk67
Judging by your countdown, think you are on the...

Judging by your countdown, think you are on the same flight as us on 7 November. Looks like the flight is cancelled as my bookings is no longer on my online account and all flight options when...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 29 Oct 19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,151
Posted By pk67
You may, if you are lucky, be able to snag a Ford...

You may, if you are lucky, be able to snag a Ford Explorer which is bigger than the Edge. Nice car - we got one last year with 900 miles on the clock.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Oct 19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,410
Posted By pk67
Based on my experience at Glasgow two years ago,...

Based on my experience at Glasgow two years ago, you will be asked a few questions by the security agent, to remove electronics from your bag (for swabbing) as well as a swab of both palms.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Oct 19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By pk67
There are 4 of us for 6 seats. Hoping we are ok...

There are 4 of us for 6 seats. Hoping we are ok with seat allocation and worse case scenario it is 3 in one row and 1 in another. I am fine to sit myself.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Oct 19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By pk67
Thanks for the responses. I did contact VA when I...

Thanks for the responses. I did contact VA when I booked as I couldn't allocate any seats at that point. They explained that this was standard protocol. The flight is full so no other seats...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Oct 19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By pk67
VA - seat allocation at check-in query

We are booked in Premium but we've been told that we can't get our seats allocated until check in opens.

At present, there are six seats blocked out - the middle three in rows 14 and 15.

I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Oct 19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,472
Posted By pk67
They fly much more during the year than they used...

They fly much more during the year than they used but there are no direct flights post new year until around the Easter holidays.
Forum: Accommodation 10 Oct 19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By pk67
We've been to Grande Villas 4 times and Grand...

We've been to Grande Villas 4 times and Grand Beach last year (and going again this year). For us the decision to go to Grand Beach was cost.

Both are great resorts. Grande Villas has the benefit...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Sep 19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By pk67
At that time of year it will be Virgin and Thomas...

At that time of year it will be Virgin and Thomas Cook to MCO and Tui to Sanford.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 Aug 19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By pk67
Yes, prices change all the time. My...

Yes, prices change all the time.

My approach is to book at a price I am content with and then keep checking prices regularly for reductions. I started at 497 with Alamo for a Standard SUV in...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 Aug 19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By pk67
I check a number of websites although routinely...

I check a number of websites although routinely check Rental Cars, Auto Europe and Netflights. They also offer the necessary insurances and provide prices for additional drivers, GPS etc.

All...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Aug 19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By pk67
Should have said that the 375 is for 14 days...

Should have said that the 375 is for 14 days rental
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Aug 19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By pk67
380 is very expensive. I'm paying 375 for a...

380 is very expensive. I'm paying 375 for a Standard SUV with Alamo in November. My advice is to keep checking sites like Netflights, Rental Cars and Auto Europe (sign up for their newsletter).
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Aug 19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By pk67
If your booking includes additional drivers, you...

If your booking includes additional drivers, you can add them on at the exit of the car garage. Just make sure you have drivers licence ready.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Aug 19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By pk67
We been in November (first two weeks) each year...

We been in November (first two weeks) each year since 2015. Last year we had 10 of our 14 days above 85F. Had a couple of cooler days, one of which was our last one so not too disappointed.

We've...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Aug 19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,464
Posted By pk67
We always use condos. Over the years been to : ...

We always use condos. Over the years been to :

Marriott Cypress Harbour
Marriott Grande Vista
Cypress Pointe (LBV)
Grande Villas
Grand Beach

Our favourite is Grande Villas - nice quiet...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 3 Aug 19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,623
Posted By pk67
Are the pick up points in the airport terminal or...

Are the pick up points in the airport terminal or at the rental car garages?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 21 Jul 19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By pk67
We had a Ford Edge a couple of years ago. All 4...

We had a Ford Edge a couple of years ago. All 4 (adults) of us had full size cases and we managed to fit them in the boot although not much to spare.

We've also had the Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai...
Forum: Accommodation 18 Jul 19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By pk67
We have stayed in LBV each year since 2014. I can...

We have stayed in LBV each year since 2014. I can personally vouch for the accommodation in Cypress Pointe, Grande Villas and Grand Beach all of which are operated by Diamond resorts. Clean, modern,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jul 19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By pk67
We have this for our trip in November. The middle...

We have this for our trip in November. The middle three seats in rows 14 and 15 (D, F and G) on the A330 are blocked out. I found this out when I called VA to complain at not being able to select my...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Jul 19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,739
Posted By pk67
Virgin have had a November schedule since 2016...

Virgin have had a November schedule since 2016 and have run 747s every year until this year.

I'm surprised at the change of plane as the flights we have been on in Nov 16, 17 and 18 have all been...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Jul 19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,739
Posted By pk67
VA are running the A330-200 from Glasgow in...

VA are running the A330-200 from Glasgow in November and December. This has driven the price up substantially this year. I suspect the reduction from 440 to 275 passengers has been a factor in that.
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Jul 19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By pk67
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Jul 19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By pk67
We are heading to NYC on New Years Day. 3 Adults...

We are heading to NYC on New Years Day. 3 Adults + 2 kids (16 and 13). I've been twice before. The first time we got a shared shuttle which was a bit of a pain as it took over 2 hours from leaving...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Jul 19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By pk67
There are also some condos around Lake Buena...

There are also some condos around Lake Buena Vista that are pretty close to the parks. We've stayed at Grand Beach, Cypress Pointe and Grande Villas.

If you fancied it, you could walk from the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By pk67
We've been first two weeks in November for the...

We've been first two weeks in November for the past 4 years.

The weather is great - warm with hardly any rain. Last year we had 10 of our 14 days over 85F. Can be occasional cool days e.g. our...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Jun 19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By pk67
We've been to Grande Villas, Cypress Pointe (both...

We've been to Grande Villas, Cypress Pointe (both across the road from each other in LBV and last year we went to Grand Beach also in LBV.

Nice and relaxing at Grand Beach.

Grande Villas and...
Forum: Accommodation 22 Mar 19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By pk67
We stayed there for two weeks in November. We...

We stayed there for two weeks in November. We stayed in a 3-bedroom unit and had no complaints. Modern, clean and the resort staff were excellent if there were any problems.

We really liked the...
Forum: General Trip Planning 20 Mar 19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By pk67
Thanks all for the feedback - really helpful!

Thanks all for the feedback - really helpful!
Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Mar 19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By pk67
Afraid we can't. Friends are taking their school...

Afraid we can't. Friends are taking their school kids and the eldest will be sitting exams then.
Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Mar 19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By pk67
New York - early Jan

Friends fancy going to NYC on 1 Jan for 5 nights and have invited me to go. We looked at leaving 29-31 Dec but it is pretty expensive. Have made them aware it could be brutally cold but, as I love...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 13 Feb 19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By pk67
Like others have said, the entertainment was good...

Like others have said, the entertainment was good but the food was underwhelming for the price.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Feb 19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By pk67
If it's to Orlando it will be a BA flight you are...

If it's to Orlando it will be a BA flight you are on as part of a codeshare.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 31 Jan 19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By pk67
When we were there in November there was an offer...

When we were there in November there was an offer at the outlets of 20% off an item but was limited to one item per purchase. This was via the Simon Malls app.

We split the items up between us to...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Jan 19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By pk67
We went in November and we were underwhelmed by...

We went in November and we were underwhelmed by it. Nice restaurant but the food was average at best for the price you pay.
Forum: Accommodation 27 Jan 19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By pk67
Cypress Pointe and Grande Villas are separate...

Cypress Pointe and Grande Villas are separate properties but they do allow shared use of facilities.

Grande Villas is a great location and excellent apartments.

We went to Grand Beach in...
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