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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jun 20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 273,270
Posted By Andre
In fact, what we'll probably see is lots of...

In fact, what we'll probably see is lots of vloggers showing other people wandering around streaming videos. Not sure if any actual guests will get a look in. :)

Andre
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Andre
I guess what I want from them is to be able to...

I guess what I want from them is to be able to get the same as what we had originally booked for this year (which was MAN>MCO Economy Classic outbound, Premium Economy return) for late August next...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Andre
Latest from them is that they've offered us...

Latest from them is that they've offered us 314,562 air miles instead of refunding us our payment of 2097.08. While that would probably get us two flights next August (not sure quite how that all...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jun 20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Andre
I tried to see what 24,000 miles would actually...

I tried to see what 24,000 miles would actually mean for a sample booking, but the site won't show you any potential discounts if you don't already have the points. A bit of a Catch 22.

From what...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jun 20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Andre
I was thinking of this as effectively a 390...

I was thinking of this as effectively a 390 discount against any future booking, is that how it would work? Based on the cancelled flights value being 2,100, that amounts to an 118% value for next...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Jun 20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Andre
Virgin Full Refund, or accept flying Miles offer to keep ticket open?

I've just had a reply back from Virgin about our cancelled Manchester>Orlando return flight in July. We will still want to go in August next year, but obviously flights aren't out for a while so we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jun 20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 273,270
Posted By Andre
Did you pay a deposit, as that might that show on...

Did you pay a deposit, as that might that show on your credit card statements?

Did you use a booking service like Expedia, booking.com or hotels.com, in which case it will show in your online...
Forum: Accommodation 26 Jun 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,679
Posted By Andre
Thank you everyone, glad you find the site...

Thank you everyone, glad you find the site useful. Well, when the resort is actually open anyway - there's not a lot I can do just at the moment.

Andre
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jun 20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 273,270
Posted By Andre
I'm famously a glass-half-full sort of person,...

I'm famously a glass-half-full sort of person, but at the moment my glass is not only empty but has been dropped on the floor and smashed.

Thankfully, there are more glasses on the shelf I can...
Forum: Accommodation 26 Jun 20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,679
Posted By Andre
I guess I must have made the link in my signature...

I guess I must have made the link in my signature a bit too subtle :) - or probably you've got sigs turned off for mobile viewing. It's portorleans.org (https://www.portorleans.org) anyway,...
Forum: Accommodation 26 Jun 20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,679
Posted By Andre
Not completely relevant to the current situation,...

Not completely relevant to the current situation, but as we're discussing it, here's a bit of history of the two resorts from my website (https://www.portorleans.org/history.php) about the merger and...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Jun 20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,679
Posted By Andre
My own assumption, for what it's worth (as no...

My own assumption, for what it's worth (as no one, knows for sure) is that Disney is planning to open resorts gradually based on predicted increases in demand levels. At this stage they don't feel...
Forum: Accommodation 23 Jun 20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,679
Posted By Andre
Was this a UK travel company booking, or direct...

Was this a UK travel company booking, or direct with Disney World? We are still technically booked with WDW directly for 21 July at Port Orleans Riverside and have heard nothing yet, but I wasn't...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jun 20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 273,270
Posted By Andre
You certainly won't be staying at Riverside (it...

You certainly won't be staying at Riverside (it will be closed until at least the end of October per Disney's updates yesterday). I must admit I think the bigger problem will be actually getting...
Forum: Accommodation 22 Jun 20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,679
Posted By Andre
The direct link is...

The direct link is https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/resorts/

Andre
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Jun 20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,903
Posted By Andre
Quite honestly, having 15 children - or whatever...

Quite honestly, having 15 children - or whatever the number turns out to be - in one classroom instead of 30 can't be a bad thing. I've always felt our class sizes have become much too big to be able...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Jun 20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,903
Posted By Andre
Our local primary school isn't bringing back...

Our local primary school isn't bringing back their Reception, year 1 and year 6 classes until next Monday (8th June). My wife works there at lunchtimes, and she's not back in properly until then.
...
Forum: Guest Services 25 May 20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By Andre
Thank you, working fine now. Andre

Thank you, working fine now.

Andre
Forum: Guest Services 24 May 20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By Andre
I'm having trouble getting to the Fluid layout at...

I'm having trouble getting to the Fluid layout at all on my PC, which is rather annoying as my nice big monitor now has a rather narrow column (less than half the screen width) for the content I want...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 May 20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,770
Posted By Andre
Birmingham was screwed over several years ago...

Birmingham was screwed over several years ago when United pulled out of their New York route from there. The cabin crew were all gutted too as it was many of theirs favourite route (they apparently...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,770
Posted By Andre
Given the absolute outcry and investigation over...

Given the absolute outcry and investigation over Aer Lingus's completely full seating on a flight on Monday (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-52539141) I think that 50% full flights is...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,770
Posted By Andre
So the whole 747 fleet is being retired with...

So the whole 747 fleet is being retired with immediate effect? Such a shame as we had finally booked seat in the bubble from Manchester to Orlando (which is still showing as our allocated seating in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,419
Posted By Andre
A problem that we have is that we are (OK,...

A problem that we have is that we are (OK, probably were) going in two groups this year. Three of us are booked with WDTC (UK) for mid-July flights, Port Orleans Riverside accommodation, 14-day...
Forum: General Chat 25 Mar 20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Andre
I picked my daughter up from London South Bank...

I picked my daughter up from London South Bank University on Friday. The car was packed to the gunnels! I felt so bad for Lucy as she was really enjoying this first year of her course, and was really...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Nov 19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Andre
We've just booked Virgin for the first time in...

We've just booked Virgin for the first time in ten years, and are planning on trying the bubble.

We used to fly with Virgin many years ago, when two hold bags were standard, but travelling up to...
Forum: Tickets 26 Jul 19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Andre
I'll try and remember, but I'm sure there will be...

I'll try and remember, but I'm sure there will be lots of chatter online about it!

The AP Preview slots were all booked up in about 3.5 hours from when the first people got in. The availability...
Forum: Tickets 25 Jul 19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Andre
Saturday, August 17, 1-5pm Andre

Saturday, August 17, 1-5pm

Andre
Forum: Tickets 25 Jul 19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Andre
The three options are: 1) Land and main ride...

The three options are:

1) Land and main ride only
2) Land, main ride, and Oga's Cantina bar visit.
3) Land, main ride, and a booking for the build-you-own lightsaber place ($200 or so)

Andre
Forum: Tickets 25 Jul 19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Andre
Link for WDW Star Wars Galaxy's Edge AP Previews...

Link for WDW Star Wars Galaxy's Edge AP Previews is now working, and it DOES work for non-activated AP vouchers, and for UK guests.

This is what I just posted on another site as to how it worked...
Forum: Tickets 13 Jul 19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Andre
Nope, they simply don't send ANYTHING to UK...

Nope, they simply don't send ANYTHING to UK Annual Passholders, not even the magic bands with special sliders that you have paid for (so I had mine shipped to my US hotel address) or passholder...
Forum: Accommodation 5 May 19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Andre
Mixed tickets package (one AP plus two 14-day UK tickets) with free UK dining offer

Next year (July 2020) we're doing a visit with another family, and my daughter will be flying out the week before us (my wife works in a school, so she and I are stuck with going during school hols,...
Forum: TV and Film 28 Apr 19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,406
Posted By Andre
Nope, just the opposite in my view, I thought it...

Nope, just the opposite in my view, I thought it looked awful. Glad she had time for a cut and blow-dry between saving worlds though.

Andre
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Jan 19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Andre
Virgin/Delta Flights, hand baggage restrictions?

We normally fly to Orlando with United via Newark, but I've left it a bit late to book for our August trip this year (somewhat busy with a house move!) and I can currently get a lot better price with...
Forum: Guest Services 17 May 18, 01:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,767
Posted By Andre
IF the posts don't contain any personally...

IF the posts don't contain any personally identifiable information then simply anonymising the username and clearing any saved IP addresses and email details ought to suffice. As long as what is left...
Forum: Guest Services 24 Apr 18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,767
Posted By Andre
I've been idly musing about the fact that the...

I've been idly musing about the fact that the rules now appear to include photos of yourself within the category of "personal information" that EU citizens can request to have purged.

First, this...
Forum: Guest Services 23 Apr 18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,767
Posted By Andre
I wonder if the GDPR bureaucrats living in their...

I wonder if the GDPR bureaucrats living in their fantasy ideal world see the irony in the fact that they are pushing relatively self-contained and private operations into using FACEBOOK to "improve"...
Forum: Guest Services 23 Apr 18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,767
Posted By Andre
I've been trying to look into this whole...

I've been trying to look into this whole bureaucratic legalistic EU nonsense too, and while the ideals behind the GDPR are highly laudable it's going to be close to impossible (especially for legacy...
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 Nov 17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Andre
That's a thought, although not sure about where...

That's a thought, although not sure about where to park a hire car in the middle of NYC (would ideally not want to drive through there anyway).

Andre
Forum: General Trip Planning 21 Nov 17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Andre
Montreal to New York - opinions and options?

We're thinking of doing a bit of a road-trip before flying down to WDW next year, starting in Toronto, driving to see Niagra and then heading a bit further north to Montreal. Then going down for a...
Forum: Accommodation 20 Oct 17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 31,192
Posted By Andre
Nothing is guaranteed. You can't even be 100%...

Nothing is guaranteed. You can't even be 100% certain you will be staying in the hotel that you booked, as there have been occasions where overbooking or temporary reductions in room inventory...
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