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Forum: Beyond the Parks 15 Sep 20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Rigstig
Ive used Orlando Gun Club and The Shooting...

Ive used Orlando Gun Club and The Shooting Gallery, both come recommended from me.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rigstig
To be totally honest, having read the posts on...

To be totally honest, having read the posts on here over the past couple of months or so I wasnt expecting the money to go back on my card for some time to come. I am a bit gobsmacked that they have...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rigstig
I requested a refund on August 10th for our Sept...

I requested a refund on August 10th for our Sept 4th flights to NY via Dublin after I realised they were no longer available online. Apart from an email saying the had received my request never heard...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Rigstig
Hot and busy. We only ever went once in early...

Hot and busy. We only ever went once in early July. Lots of groups of kids from the South American countries especially Brazil who unfortunately tend to leave their manners at home.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Rigstig
We have gone through Philly loads of times over...

We have gone through Philly loads of times over the past 20 years both to Orlando and to Los Angeles, immigration has always been pretty good. Don't take anything less than 2 hours though for the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Rigstig
I renewed our passports a couple of months ago,...

I renewed our passports a couple of months ago, did the application online on a Sunday, sent the old passports on Monday to Durham and Peterborough. Wife's came back within a few days from...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Aug 20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By Rigstig
Im still waiting for an extra legroom seats...

Im still waiting for an extra legroom seats refund... only been waiting 5 years now... Virgin will bend over backwards to not give back money they owe if they can get away with it.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jun 20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Rigstig
Making a new booking.

How many would take the chance and book flights for April/May 2021 not knowing what the future of Atlantic travel has in store for us, plus the restrictions and possible quarantining. Or are we all...
Forum: General Chat 23 Jun 20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Rigstig
Thanks for the replies everyone. All done and...

Thanks for the replies everyone. All done and dusted. Got our photographer daughter to take our photos, applied online and Im rather impressed at the speed of the service and delivery of our new...
Forum: General Chat 8 Jun 20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By Rigstig
Passports..anybody applied recently?

Hi guys and gals, Has any of you applied for a new passport since the beginning of lockdown , and if so have you had it delivered and how long did it take.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jun 20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By Rigstig
I tried to get a refund off Virgin for Extra...

I tried to get a refund off Virgin for Extra Legroom Seats we never got. After being shoved from pillar to post for weeks on end and asked for information I didn't have and the fact that it was...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jun 20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,042
Posted By Rigstig
The Virgin 747s were supposed to be retired and...

The Virgin 747s were supposed to be retired and replaced next year, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the downturn in demand the planes have been taken out of service and are being scrapped with...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,318
Posted By Rigstig
Aer Lingus now offering changes to flights fee...

Aer Lingus now offering changes to flights fee free up to 30th September.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Apr 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,640
Posted By Rigstig
Good luck getting a seat upgrade refund back off...

Good luck getting a seat upgrade refund back off Virgin Atlantic...I'm still waiting 3 years down the line for £80 for two extra legroom seats we could no longer have as they changed our flights home...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 10 Feb 20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Rigstig
Suhls Rodeo is what was Kissimmee Rodeo, its been...

Suhls Rodeo is what was Kissimmee Rodeo, its been around for many years. We went once around 2002. Its pretty much geared up for the locals and most of the contestants are local to the area. We found...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jan 20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,385
Posted By Rigstig
We have been on a few 747s over the years but...

We have been on a few 747s over the years but never in the bubble. Looking forward to front row emergency exit seats up there both ways next month...Dibbers row Im led to believe.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Jan 20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,636
Posted By Rigstig
Well done Seaworld and Busch Gardens. They always...

Well done Seaworld and Busch Gardens. They always get our support when Im in Florida.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 14 Jan 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By Rigstig
We have been to loads of Baseball games in...

We have been to loads of Baseball games in Florida, Arizona and California and have done both Major League and Minor League. Baseball isnt so much a spectacle but more of a social event as mentioned...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jan 20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By Rigstig
Ive been using Netflights [formerly known as...

Ive been using Netflights [formerly known as Airline Network] for the past 20 years, never had a problem and will use them without any fear if the price is right.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 28 Nov 19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Rigstig
Baseball fans, Spring Training tickets.

Does any of the fans out there know roughly when the teams will release the single game tickets for Spring Training.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Nov 19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Rigstig
Dublin and Immigration times

Hi all. Im looking at travelling with Aer Lingus via Dublin. Ive found a flight from Manchester with a 1h40m layover in Dublin. Is this enough time to clear immigration. My other option is a 3h50m...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 21 Oct 19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rigstig
Bok Tower, lovely half day visit. Blue Springs...

Bok Tower, lovely half day visit. Blue Springs State Park especially in Manatee season. Mount Dora, lovely town and marina to visit. Train rides and Pontoon boat rides available on Lake Dora. If you...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 21 Oct 19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Rigstig
If you can fit it in, try one of the Minor League...

If you can fit it in, try one of the Minor League games, one low price and sit where you find a seat and quite often free parking. We go to Daytona Tortugas at Jackie Robinson Field [our favourite...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Oct 19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Rigstig
We have done this route loads of times since the...

We have done this route loads of times since the year 2000, originally with US Airways and latterly with American Airlines. Its a good route to take and the 2 hours is enough to get you through...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Sep 19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By Rigstig
We have done both The Shooting Gallery and...

We have done both The Shooting Gallery and Orlando Gun Club. Both good indoor ranges wit plenty of different guns and calibres to choose from.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Sep 19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Rigstig
Stock car racing. Plenty of tracks in Central...

Stock car racing. Plenty of tracks in Central Florida, look out for Sprint Cars, late Models or Modifieds. There is a tarmac track at New Smyrna and a good dirt track in Volusia.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Sep 19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Rigstig
Stock car racing. Plenty of short oval tracks...

Stock car racing. Plenty of short oval tracks around Central Florida. If NASCAR interests you, there is a big race at Daytona normally around the beginning of July.
Baseball is a favourite of ours...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Sep 19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Rigstig
Im not sure if Steve still Dibbs, but he is known...

Im not sure if Steve still Dibbs, but he is known as Mapman and was a regular on here for many years. He is a Cartographer and has a fantastic map for sale, updated this year too. ...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 13 Sep 19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Rigstig
We have been to both Blue Springs State Park and...

We have been to both Blue Springs State Park and Lake Louise State Park. Blue Springs is great for tourists with swimming and boat rides etc, Lake Louise is more of a natural place just off US27...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By Rigstig
Club Aspire Lounge at Gatwick Airport

Hi. Im looking to book a lounge at Gatwick. For those that have used Club Aspire at North Terminal, thoughts please.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 12 Sep 19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By Rigstig
First stop for me is either Walmart or Publix. I...

First stop for me is either Walmart or Publix. I get Cutters Outdoorsman repellant, been using it since getting badly bitten back in 2002 when I stupidly walked across a grassy area after dusk...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,704
Posted By Rigstig
We took a friends daughter back in 2005. She was...

We took a friends daughter back in 2005. She was just 13 years old and had to do the immigration by herself. We had a letter from her parents but it wasnt asked for.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Rigstig
I took both my girls as resident parent and both...

I took both my girls as resident parent and both my stepdaughters 8 times to Florida. Only ever got a letter of consent the once and was told it wasn't worth the paper it was written on and was not...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 9 Jul 19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,131
Posted By Rigstig
Go to Walmart, find the fishing and hunting...

Go to Walmart, find the fishing and hunting aisle. Cutters Outdoorsman spray...brilliant stuff.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Apr 19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rigstig
The driving down isnt a problem, I drive HGVs for...

The driving down isnt a problem, I drive HGVs for a living, I cover over 400 miles a night trunking to Hatfield from Oldham...Like you say, its not for everybody. Ive friends who go to Florida and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rigstig
Mobile We live in Rochdale... do you drive down to...

We live in Rochdale... do you drive down to Gatwick?.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rigstig
Mobile Id have gladly used TC out of Manchester but they...

Id have gladly used TC out of Manchester but they dont fly much during Feb/ March and certainly not on the dates I want... shame
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rigstig
Mobile I was gobsmacked at the difference in price...

I was gobsmacked at the difference in price... for example..out of MAN direct with Virgin is £515 without checked baggage, add another £100 each for checked baggage... out of Gatwick same dates...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By Rigstig
Mobile Thanks for the quick replies everyone.. Im very...

Thanks for the quick replies everyone.. Im very tempted to go this route rather than direct with the likes of Virgin out of Manchester even more so with the cost. Flight times could be better into...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rigstig
Gatwick Vs Manchester prices.

Hi all.
Ive been looking at flight prices for last week of Feb into first week of March 2020. Is there a reason why Gatwick direct flights to MCO [Virgin/BA] are almost half the price of the direct...
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