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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 952
Posted By mick
GG I'd rather be called daft and cheerful...

GG

I'd rather be called daft and cheerful than a doom and gloom monger. Too many of those at the minute.

Mick
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 952
Posted By mick
Has POTUS (president of the Uxbridge Sainsburys)...

Has POTUS (president of the Uxbridge Sainsburys) closed the supermarket doors or has the FCO (Federated Confectionary Officers) advised against travel to supermarkets.

Mick
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 952
Posted By mick
Quite simply having just had our first coffee of...

Quite simply having just had our first coffee of the day in the spa watching the sunrise in our avatar photo and looking forward to this sunset later. Having been to Longhorn for a Flo's Filet in...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By mick
A brilliant day :spin good spot for the fireworks...

A brilliant day :spin good spot for the fireworks

Joan :wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By mick
I think we were realistic enough to know that...

I think we were realistic enough to know that flights would not be going to LGW in two weeks time so all we would have done was delay the "refund" phone call for a few days. The guy did try to sell...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Oct 20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By mick
PS to the above. Forgot to say that another...

PS to the above.

Forgot to say that another option on Friday was to change our flights to LGW - back to where they were when we booked. What was point of us doing that and be waiting for them to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Oct 20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By mick
Not sure if this will help you. Our BA...

Not sure if this will help you.

Our BA flights 1st Nov out and 29th Nov back were cancelled on Friday.

Our booking was a bit complicated though. We booked LGW-MCO back in December but about 2...
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,185
Posted By mick
If I recall correctly nurse Gladys Emmanuel also...

If I recall correctly nurse Gladys Emmanuel also drove one. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Oct 20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By mick
I guess that you'll get a number of...

I guess that you'll get a number of recommendations for travel insurance but yes basically you're correct in saying that if Tui cancel your flights they are legally obliged to give you a full refund...
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,501
Posted By mick
Nice to see the angry side of "mature" fliers...

Nice to see the angry side of "mature" fliers coming out. :grin:

What about parents who let their little offspring sit on the carousel before it starts despite the very clear signs saying "Please...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 17 Oct 20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By mick
Not since Longhorn -v- Outback anyway :grin: ...

Not since Longhorn -v- Outback anyway :grin:

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Oct 20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Natalie Glad that I could help in a small...

Natalie

Glad that I could help in a small way. :grin:

Mick
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,501
Posted By mick
Mickey I've taken "current issues" off my...

Mickey

I've taken "current issues" off my Forum Spy view. I was getting fed up with some Dibbers giving me the link to the local euthanasia clinic.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,501
Posted By mick
Linda I'm sure that MH won't mind me...

Linda

I'm sure that MH won't mind me hijacking his thread but BA cancelled us yesterday. Obviously went for a refund which we naturally had to phone for. Just like VA they make it easy to get a...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,501
Posted By mick
Having read all your previous ageist threads I...

Having read all your previous ageist threads I now know that 55 is the threshold to being old so at 74 we have no chance.

There's a few people reckon we should just give up on everything anyway.
...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 17 Oct 20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By mick
I nice mix of things done today :spin very brave...

I nice mix of things done today :spin very brave of your wife and daughter:erm: Longhorn is our favourite steak restaurant


Joan :wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 16 Oct 20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By mick
Another great day :spin: glad the girls enjoyed...

Another great day :spin: glad the girls enjoyed forever florida and once again some great shopping:d:


Joan :wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Sue At 74 I'm allowed to be confused. ;) ...

Sue

At 74 I'm allowed to be confused. ;)

Anyway both emails took me to MMB and I've just gone back and checked and in a big red banner it says "can't open this as currently a refund is being...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Sue I've just added a PS to my post #57. I...

Sue

I've just added a PS to my post #57. I had two emails but seat change one was first followed by cancellation about 3 minutes later ;)

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Natalie I've just added a PS to my post #57...

Natalie

I've just added a PS to my post #57. I had more than one email but "changing seats" was first ;)

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Natalie Legally if the airline cancels your...

Natalie

Legally if the airline cancels your flight they are obliged to offer you a full refund but naturally, just like VA did to us back in April, they will try to preserve cash and offer you a...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mick
Indeed they do. :grin:

Indeed they do. :grin:
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mick
Chris Really pleased for you and I know what...

Chris

Really pleased for you and I know what you mean by how you feel. Been there a bit ourselves. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Natalie I'd just bite the bullet and phone...

Natalie

I'd just bite the bullet and phone them and say your flights are cancelled and see how they respond. My experience just posted above although we did have both legs cancelled.

Try 0800...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Update from my previous posts. BA flights 1st Nov...

Update from my previous posts. BA flights 1st Nov and 29th Nov.

Email today from BA headed "Your seats have been changed". :confused2 Not really what I was expecting. Anyway after opening it would...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 16 Oct 20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By mick
Sounds like a good shopping day :spin: ...

Sounds like a good shopping day :spin:


Joan :wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Oct 20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By mick
A great change over day :spin: well apart from...

A great change over day :spin: well apart from sorting the car out :nonono::nonono:

Lovely villa


Joan :wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By mick
Very kind of you to say so. My default DIBB...

Very kind of you to say so.

My default DIBB home page is Forum Spy but in the last few days I've removed "current issues" from my view.

It's extremely sad to see discussions degenerating into...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Hi Claire Many thanks for your reply. ...

Hi Claire

Many thanks for your reply.

Our circumstances were different. We had booked direct LGW-MCO out on 1 Nov and back on 29 Nov.

They emailed me saying that the return leg into LGW was...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By mick
Manc 1979 Just to add please don't panic if...

Manc 1979

Just to add please don't panic if it comes back pending.

We've had live ESTAs since they were made compulsory in Jan 2009 and up until our recent renewal they were all approved...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By mick
As you rightly say there's absolutely no reason...

As you rightly say there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't apply for a new ESTA now. Dozens of Dibbers have reported that they have done since borders were effectively closed. We did in May.
...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 904
Posted By mick
The original sheet music for Tchaikovsky's Swan...

The original sheet music for Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. :grin:

Seriously though apparently it was "It's been a long long time" by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. Heard of Sammy but not the song...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By mick
Linda Ours is a little more but since we had...

Linda

Ours is a little more but since we had unwanted visitors in 2009 and 2016 :( we've always had to face facts if we want to go.

When a night in hospital and a Band Aid over there can run...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By mick
When I renewed Staysure in May/June cancellation...

When I renewed Staysure in May/June cancellation if you caught Covid was specifically excluded. Then about two weeks ago I had an email saying it was now covered if caught within 14 days of travel.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By mick
Our annual policy with Staysure only increased by...

Our annual policy with Staysure only increased by about 4% this year - but we do pay around 850 a year :(

Both 74 and both post-cancer though. Unlimited medical cover if you get Covid over there...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By mick
Think I've mentioned this about a dozen times...

Think I've mentioned this about a dozen times recently. :grin:

Yes to confirm that ESTA information is totally different to API. No issues at all in completing USA accommodation address details in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,994
Posted By mick
Hi Clarentino Hope this doesn't come across...

Hi Clarentino

Hope this doesn't come across as "challenging" :grin: certainly not meant to be but when you say you cancelled and got your money back was that because you rejected the change of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,214
Posted By mick
Anyone whose location is "just outside York" is...

Anyone whose location is "just outside York" is OK by me as I was born "just outside York" in 1946 ;)

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,214
Posted By mick
That sounds like the wording we had and hopefully...

That sounds like the wording we had and hopefully soon you'll get this one. Not May 22 though. :grin:

There has been an update to your ESTA Travel Authorization Status submitted on May 22, 2020...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 13 Oct 20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By mick
Another good day :spin: Joan :wave:

Another good day :spin:

Joan :wave:
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