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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By galaxyflorida
Just had a look on our local council and the 2021...

Just had a look on our local council and the 2021 Easter holidays starts on Thursday 1st April and they go back Monday 19th April. Easter Sunday is the 4th April.
Forum: General Chat Today, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By galaxyflorida
I doubt they'll be worried about that. I think...

I doubt they'll be worried about that. I think they've mentioned that the bag cages they use to check sizes are slightly bigger than the allowance anyway.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By galaxyflorida
There is a direct bus from Springs to AKL. ...

There is a direct bus from Springs to AKL.

There used to be a site called our laughing place that used to do this kind of thing quite well. There is this site Ive just found...
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By galaxyflorida
We also agree with just getting a yellow cab...

We also agree with just getting a yellow cab. Just make sure you join the queue (its clearly marked) and dont accept an offer of a taxi from some random person in the arrivals hall.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Feb 20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By galaxyflorida
By excluding Revolut, credit cards, Starling (and...

By excluding Revolut, credit cards, Starling (and presumably similar banks eg Monzo) you don't have many options left?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Feb 20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
Posted By galaxyflorida
Revolut is a prepaid card but Starling and Monzo...

Revolut is a prepaid card but Starling and Monzo are both current accounts.

Starling and Monzo both have full financial protections but Revolut doesn't.

With Revolut you can lock in an exchange...
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Feb 20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By galaxyflorida
Standard is good enough. When you book your...

Standard is good enough. When you book your tickets on the Avanti website you can request a table seat, this will allocate you a table seat if there is one available.
Forum: General Chat 14 Feb 20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By galaxyflorida
You don't say what model that rose gold one was,...

You don't say what model that rose gold one was, but at that price I'd reckon that would be an iPhone 7, which are over 3 years old now.

I once got a refurbished phone from giffgaff which I...
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Feb 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By galaxyflorida
Yes, there will be staff on board. They'll be a...

Yes, there will be staff on board. They'll be a person in the the little cafe area, and then a train manager will either be in the carriages checking tickets or in a little 'office' which is next to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Feb 20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By galaxyflorida
Between the airport and RPR and between RPR and...

Between the airport and RPR and between RPR and Disney, you could use Uber/Lyft, or use something like mears shuttles: https://www.mearstransportation.com/

To get to the airport from Coronado you...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Feb 20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By galaxyflorida
Yes. You can still use EEH, FP at 60 days, dining...

Yes. You can still use EEH, FP at 60 days, dining plan credits, free parking, etc. on the whole of your checkout day. :)
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Feb 20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By galaxyflorida
Technically it's always 7am Florida time, so if...

Technically it's always 7am Florida time, so if you're going in mid March/late October it might not be 12noon UK time due to the different days the UK and US changes the clocks.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 11 Feb 20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By galaxyflorida
Sandwiches, especially meat, are a big no-no to...

Sandwiches, especially meat, are a big no-no to bring into the USA. It's fine to eat them on the plane, but you must bin them if you don't eat them. Same with fruit.

Sweets and chocolate are fine...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Feb 20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By galaxyflorida
Direct with Disney here ...

Direct with Disney here

https://secure.reservations.disney.go.com/ibcwdw/en_US/dme/dmeform
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By galaxyflorida
As long as your current burgundy passport is...

As long as your current burgundy passport is valid for your stay in the USA, no need to get a new one. No need for 6 months validity, no need to get a new blue passport whenever they come out if your...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Feb 20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By galaxyflorida
September would be when the flights are...

September would be when the flights are officially available to book for August 2021. Theyre quite expensive usually when they first come out but do tend to come down after a few weeks.

Would you...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Feb 20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,210
Posted By galaxyflorida
I used Monzo and that was charged at the...

I used Monzo and that was charged at the Mastercard exchange rate. :thumbs-up
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Feb 20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By galaxyflorida
There is a universal dining plan which you can...

There is a universal dining plan which you can pay for per day but unless you always buy the most expensive thing on the menu its cheaper to just pay as you go. I know food cooler boxes arent...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Feb 20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,210
Posted By galaxyflorida
The main advantage of the Halifax Clarity card is...

The main advantage of the Halifax Clarity card is that the bank dont charge any foreign transaction fees or cash withdrawal fees. So anything you spend abroad will be converted at the pure exchange...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Feb 20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By galaxyflorida
First of all welcome to the dibb! I think...

First of all welcome to the dibb!

I think its a little too early to be committing for Aug 2021. The flights dont even get released properly until September.

If you stay at one of the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Feb 20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By galaxyflorida
List of participating attractions is here, though...

List of participating attractions is here, though you dont get the express pass at Volcano Bay https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/tickets-packages/express-passes

You also get early park...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Feb 20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By galaxyflorida
That seems way too expensive. The official flight...

That seems way too expensive. The official flight prices are released around 10-11 months before, so have another look in September.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Feb 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By galaxyflorida
1 night would mean you get 2 days worth of...

1 night would mean you get 2 days worth of Express passes, check in day and check out day. On your check in day you can get to your hotel early (like 7am early), leave your bags there, check in and...
Forum: General Chat 9 Feb 20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By galaxyflorida
The OPs son would have been 15 when they last...

The OPs son would have been 15 when they last renewed his passport. Hence he would have got a 5 year one.
Forum: General Chat 9 Feb 20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By galaxyflorida
Yes, he can just renew online.

Yes, he can just renew online.
Forum: General Chat 9 Feb 20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By galaxyflorida
Just had a look on flightradar. The record...

Just had a look on flightradar. The record breaking flight in 4:56 was BA112, which was on a 747 (G-CIVP)
Forum: General Trip Planning 9 Feb 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By galaxyflorida
Having had a quick look I would say if you renew...

Having had a quick look I would say if you renew 3 weeks before her 16th she should get a 10 year adult passport.
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Feb 20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By galaxyflorida
I've never known the queues at Birmingham to be...

I've never known the queues at Birmingham to be bad at all.
Forum: General Chat 6 Feb 20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By galaxyflorida
There's no way of knowing which plane will do...

There's no way of knowing which plane will do which route, they can be changed at any time, and they often do.

The Falcon is plane registration G-VLIP, if you have a look on a site such as...
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Feb 20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By galaxyflorida
If you have no luck with holiday extras, you...

If you have no luck with holiday extras, you could try claiming it as a consequential loss on your credit/debit card.
Forum: General Chat 5 Feb 20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By galaxyflorida
It opens at the end of February but think the...

It opens at the end of February but think the deadline is in May or June to guarantee its in place ready for September. Better to start early in case student finance ask for proofs of income etc,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Feb 20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,389
Posted By galaxyflorida
Its been common for a number of years now for...

Its been common for a number of years now for some MAN-MCO flights to be an Airbus around this time of year. One of the 747s is in Xiamen right now for its maintenance check so perhaps they are a...
Forum: General Chat 5 Feb 20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By galaxyflorida
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/key-stage-1-and-key-st...

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/key-stage-1-and-key-stage-2-test-dates#academic-year-1

Week commencing Monday 10th May 2021
Forum: General Chat 5 Feb 20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By galaxyflorida
When you apply for student finance in February...

When you apply for student finance in February your DS can put in his Santander sort code/account number. Most banks dont allow you to open a student bank account until the place has been confirmed...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 5 Feb 20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By galaxyflorida
Is your hotel and tickets both linked (to the...

Is your hotel and tickets both linked (to the same MDE account)?

Could you have miscalculated your 60 days? You would be able to book them today if checking in on the 5th April.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Feb 20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By galaxyflorida
I'm not sure how it would appear on your booking...

I'm not sure how it would appear on your booking documents, but when you go to book it, and click on details it says 'operated by Air Canada Rouge' for both legs:
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Feb 20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By galaxyflorida
Virgin only collect it 24 hours before. It...

Virgin only collect it 24 hours before. It doesn't matter what Air France say as you're not flying with them. The ESTA rule is 72 hours before so it might be that they're referring to?
Forum: Accommodation 2 Feb 20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By galaxyflorida
Lots and lots of hotels along the Bath Road, eg...

Lots and lots of hotels along the Bath Road, eg Marriott/Sheraton, and you can get a bus or taxi from there to T3. We stayed at the Marriott and was able to book a package which let us leave our car...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Feb 20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By galaxyflorida
Disney waterparks and Disney Springs are free to...

Disney waterparks and Disney Springs are free to park at.

At Universal, for Volcano Bay you park in the main Universal parking lot, fees apply.
Forum: Accommodation 1 Feb 20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By galaxyflorida
This website tells you how much the Express...

This website tells you how much the Express passes would be for your particular dates:

https://www.universalorlando.com/web-store/en/us/express-pass?parks=2&flr=0
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