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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,676
Posted By Hula Doola
You may not feel it now but your are so brave,...

You may not feel it now but your are so brave, this is one of the hardest possible life experiences and you are finding your way.
Give yourself as much time as you need xx
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Nov 21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Hula Doola
We've booked our parking at Gatwick for the South...

We've booked our parking at Gatwick for the South Terminal for May as that's where flights are scheduled from/to. It's has free cancellation so if it turns out to be North we can shift it nearer the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Oct 21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Hula Doola
Can't help with your practical Q's, but wanted to...

Can't help with your practical Q's, but wanted to say that I feel your pain 🙄
Forum: Accommodation 18 Oct 21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By Hula Doola
For us a perk is not needing to drive for the...

For us a perk is not needing to drive for the whole trip, or pay to hire a car / parking. Might not be that big a deal for lots of people but we find it more relaxing.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Hula Doola
Just keep checking, I had same issue for our May...

Just keep checking, I had same issue for our May flights, then one day they dropped by around £600, still more than I originally hoped to pay but much more affordable, next day they were back up...
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 6,619
Posted By Hula Doola
Yes please 😊

Yes please 😊
Forum: General Chat 25 Sep 21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,089
Posted By Hula Doola
What works is having more control over your diet...

What works is having more control over your diet. If SW will help you with that then it works - it offers a low fat diet and a group experience. That works for some and not for others. Really...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,053
Posted By Hula Doola
Sadly no - loss of free dining, kids 2 yrs older...

Sadly no - loss of free dining, kids 2 yrs older kicks them into higher brackets, no free mde and flights costing significantly more for the same two weeks as the 2020 trip would have been mean an...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Hula Doola
Not certain I have understood your travel plans...

Not certain I have understood your travel plans properly, but as I believe if you are booking connecting flights and the first is delayed preventing you catching the second, if you booked as a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 61,317
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks Stanleycamel 😁 I don't really...

Thanks Stanleycamel 😁

I don't really understand how the fare buckets work, if they aren't selling the lowest fare buckets does this mean there could have been a better deal if we'd waited, or just...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Sep 21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 61,317
Posted By Hula Doola
Could you check our flights please BA2037...

Could you check our flights please
BA2037 LGW-MCO 21st May
BA2036 MCO-LGW 4th June
We're travelling economy, interested to know whether there's much space left as so many people seem to have...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,969
Posted By Hula Doola
It becomes a bit addictive!

It becomes a bit addictive!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,969
Posted By Hula Doola
This was my experience earlier in the year for...

This was my experience earlier in the year for May dates, I only booked the flights yesterday having checked daily since then whilst they just kept climbing. Sudden brief dip yesterday - still higher...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks, secretly hoping it gets changed to LHR as...

Thanks, secretly hoping it gets changed to LHR as this is closer and easier for us, but the LGW flights dropped in price yesterday and couldn't not book after months of watching and waiting amid...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Hula Doola
We'll have one 11yr old so she should be placed...

We'll have one 11yr old so she should be placed with at least one adult, and reading other posts on here over time it does seem that typically small family groups like ours do end up being seated...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Hula Doola
:grin: I know mostly it will be sea view, or...

:grin: I know mostly it will be sea view, or maybe just clouds, but kids are v excited about flying and on take off and landing they'll be a bit to see.

Have booked now and decided not to prebook...
Forum: Accommodation 6 Sep 21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By Hula Doola
For us the 3 main benefits to staying on site (in...

For us the 3 main benefits to staying on site (in a moderate, Deluxe prices are way beyond us) are

- no driving in an unfamiliar car in an unfamiliar country, or at end of a tiring long day.
-...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Hula Doola
[QUOTE=loldis;15126950]I've purchased business...

[QUOTE=loldis;15126950]I've purchased business flights before purely to not have someone sitting next to me. £64 sounds like a bargain by comparison. :d:

Wow you are keen to have your own space! ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks, really helpful answer 😁 Will look at the...

Thanks, really helpful answer 😁 Will look at the links.

The pair seats at the back are v tempting but at £64 extra each it's a bit eye watering!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By Hula Doola
BA seat booking

Just about to book flights for May 2022 (finally found a price that is not too bad! ) and wondering about booking seats for outbound at least. We are 2a 1x13yr and 1x11yr. We hardly ever fly so would...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Sep 21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,969
Posted By Hula Doola
Thats a great price! Thanks for advice,...

Thats a great price!
Thanks for advice, unfortunately the only flexibility in dates is to reduce the 14 days to less due to school/work commitments and we're not hiring a car as we're on site so...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Sep 21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,969
Posted By Hula Doola
I wish I had this year - price for our flights...

I wish I had this year - price for our flights for May 22 were approx £2600 for 2a2c direct on release day (BA). Am now looking at paying £3200 with indirect on the return leg as direct is over £4000...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Hula Doola
We plump for May (half term and one week out of...

We plump for May (half term and one week out of school week before). Would be happy with Oct half term too but have always found this to be more expensive and often not included in offers...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By Hula Doola
Just started!

Just started!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Hula Doola
Virgin sale

Had an email from virgin to let me know about their sale. Price for my May flights has come down but still more than BA. 🥴
I haven't checked all the ins and outs so maybe worth a look if you are yet...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Sep 21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks Peko, really helpful answer. I take...

Thanks Peko, really helpful answer.

I take your point about risk management, but if the shorter transfer sounds ok we'll probably go for that as there are a number of later flights if we are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Aug 21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Hula Doola
Change over time at DUB on return?

How long should I leave at Dublin airport for stop over on return from MCO to LHR?

We're aiming for the minimum without causing stress or rushing as we'll be tired and have 2 kids with us.

Have...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,911
Posted By Hula Doola
Been hanging on for this sale but sadly our May...

Been hanging on for this sale but sadly our May flights have increased in price! Rather limited Orlando options (2 weeks in Jan) ☹️
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Aug 21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,230
Posted By Hula Doola
We did Florida when our DD was 2.5yrs so had to...

We did Florida when our DD was 2.5yrs so had to pay for seat and so pleased we didn't have this decision to make as may have gone for the cheaper lap option which would have been a big mistake for...
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Aug 21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By Hula Doola
This doesn't sound good. We're not travelling...

This doesn't sound good.
We're not travelling til next May and haven't booked flights yet, but I had planned to only book seats on way out and then choose from what was available at 24hrs for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Aug 21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Hula Doola
I meant Delta, United and American Airlines -...

I meant Delta, United and American Airlines - should perhaps have said various American flight companies, rather than 'sites' for clarity.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Aug 21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks, useful info as always from more...

Thanks, useful info as always from more experienced dibbers 😁 Will have a good look at the various American sites.
The direct was a BA codeshare which I hadn't spotted at first.
Good to hear that...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Aug 21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Hula Doola
American Airlines?

Am still searching for an affordable flight in May (can't move dates or arrival airport - MCO). Have my fingers crossed that BA/VA prices will drop or have a sale at some point, but trying to explore...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Aug 21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Hula Doola
We're looking to book flights in May and VA...

We're looking to book flights in May and VA prices are VERY high at the moment, higher than BA (which are also expensive!) so may also be because many people are waiting for prices to drop before...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Aug 21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Hula Doola
Can't comment on your route specifically but...

Can't comment on your route specifically but we're looking for Heathrow/Gatwick to MCO in May ideally direct, and they were cheapest on release day. They have climbed ever since and now cost £1500...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Aug 21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks everyone. They are code shares but some...

Thanks everyone.
They are code shares but some are coming up cheaper than going direct to airline.
We were booked with VA in 2020 and had to wait months for our refund, but it did all come...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Aug 21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Hula Doola
Booking flights with air France?

Has anyone got any experience of booking with Air France for LHR-MCO? Am despairing of getting reasonable priced flights and worrying that availability will be so low the prices will just continue to...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 4 Aug 21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,056
Posted By Hula Doola
Hmm this is v exciting. I just went to have a...

Hmm this is v exciting. I just went to have a look on UK website but the blue box just says about the dining credit for me, and at the top of the page it says dining plans are not available. I wonder...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jul 21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,137
Posted By Hula Doola
Yes this is what ours are and the discount code...

Yes this is what ours are and the discount code works.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,137
Posted By Hula Doola
Thanks just tried out and it knocks £753 off our...

Thanks just tried out and it knocks £753 off our price!
However I wonder if you know what the expiry date is on the code as the price is still higher than our budget 🙄 (and even with the code it's...
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