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Forum: General Trip Planning 13 Aug 20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,471
Posted By Lindsk
As I understand it, it depends on which coast you...

As I understand it, it depends on which coast you go to. We booked a holiday on the Pacific coast for the end of Nov (hoping wet season would be ending) but no idea if this will go ahead this year. ...
Forum: General Chat 9 Aug 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By Lindsk
Great advice, especially contacting ACAS. Go onto...

Great advice, especially contacting ACAS. Go onto their website, the info is invaluable. Make sure your company is following the process to the letter and that they are really making redundancies for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 May 20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,633
Posted By Lindsk
Well, I have just received my email from Virgin...

Well, I have just received my email from Virgin Atlantic confirming they have my refund request - they confirmed via WhatsApp on April 23rd and this email gives absolutely no information at all as to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 May 20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,633
Posted By Lindsk
So there are a lot of us who are waiting for...

So there are a lot of us who are waiting for these refunds and know they are not coming. We cannot afford this - there must be something we can do.

I have written to the Exec Office/ Shai Weiss...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 May 20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,633
Posted By Lindsk
Not a chance! I, like so many here, have been...

Not a chance!
I, like so many here, have been loyal to Virgin Atlantic over the years, spending a lot of money with them. I prefered them to BA and loved their service and brand.

However, there...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 25,991
Posted By Lindsk
I wrote to them and stated the fact that they...

I wrote to them and stated the fact that they should be refunding us in 7days and this is the reply:


"I appreciate that under Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 we have seven days to process a refund...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 May 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,087
Posted By Lindsk
I hope it is phased out too. Both DH and I work...

I hope it is phased out too. Both DH and I work in the travel industry. He has been furloughed and I am working very reduced hours, but some of those hours are taken from my annual leave, so I don't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Apr 20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Lindsk
Agree, they do have a very limited number of...

Agree, they do have a very limited number of people helping - it took the VS WhatsApp team 5 days to get back to my initial message following our cancellation email. I finally received a standard...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Apr 20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lindsk
Thanks, good to know that they do eventually...

Thanks, good to know that they do eventually answer WhatsApps... Hopefully they pay some notice now the travel refund issue is being discussed on BBC news.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Apr 20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lindsk
I WhatApp’d them yesterday first thing but have...

I WhatApp’d them yesterday first thing but have heard nothing yet. I know I need to be patient, but I’d just like to know they are looking into it.
45 days is better than the 120 days I saw on here...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Apr 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lindsk
120 days... great, so they our money for another...

120 days... great, so they our money for another months. At a time when a lot of us have had our income hit so hard. Thanks Virgin...
I will have to give them a call then, rather than wait for a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Apr 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By Lindsk
We were due to fly the same day as you but I have...

We were due to fly the same day as you but I have only just received our cancellation email.

I am just trying to figure out the best way to contact them to get a refund. Will start with WhatsApp...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Apr 20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,032
Posted By Lindsk
Snap. I just received our email saying that our...

Snap. I just received our email saying that our flight 8th May is cancelled, and was about to go onto the website to see if there was a way to get a refund, or if I am going to have to ask them via...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Mar 20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,651
Posted By Lindsk
The credit card expired in November or December...

The credit card expired in November or December 2019. I had paid it off, never thought somehthing like this would happen (booked like this for over a decade but lesson learnt the hard way...)
Thanks...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Mar 20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,651
Posted By Lindsk
Does anyone know what happens if you have paid...

Does anyone know what happens if you have paid the credit card off and closed it as it expired? We paid for our flights last June, paid off the CC and now that card/ account does not exist...
We...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Mar 20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By Lindsk
Ginners, we are meant to be going roughly the...

Ginners, we are meant to be going roughly the same time as you, by the look of your ticker/ counter and I am the same. I am starting to consider it may be a possibility that we can't go in May. But I...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 5 Mar 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Lindsk
He wasn't covered for anything to do with his...

He wasn't covered for anything to do with his back as it was pre-existing, not just rides. But we were sensible for once, knowing we would be going back again soon, and it was uneventful back-wise.
...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 5 Mar 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Lindsk
Agree about insurance. We went when my husband...

Agree about insurance. We went when my husband had disc problems so we declared it to our insurance, which meant he wasn't covered if he aggrevated it, so he stayed off some rides. We went to the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jan 20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,213
Posted By Lindsk
This is what we are hoping - I have also read...

This is what we are hoping - I have also read that the prices sometimes come down after the "sale" and that prices have been cheaper pre-sale. But who's to say it will happen this time, it seems both...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jan 20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,213
Posted By Lindsk
I feel the same. We are looking at LGW to MCO or...

I feel the same. We are looking at LGW to MCO or LHR to MIA and the fares are ridiculous. I have set up fare alerts for both routes and over 3 separate departure dates and just have everything...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jan 20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By Lindsk
Erm, yes, stop eating meat. Heard of veganuary,...

Erm, yes, stop eating meat. Heard of veganuary, heard of Global warming?
Forum: General Chat 2 Jan 20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By Lindsk
So, as long as the animal is stunned ("The...

So, as long as the animal is stunned ("The stunning process ensures the animal is unconscious and insensible to pain before being bled out at slaughter. Common stunning methods include electrical...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Dec 19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By Lindsk
We stayed the night before flying to MCO for the...

We stayed the night before flying to MCO for the first time in November- we stayed at the Hampton Hilton. As we were already using the Valet parking, we just extended that by one night and walked...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Dec 19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Lindsk
We stay in a villa and are both vegan - we have...

We stay in a villa and are both vegan - we have no problems over there now (unlike previous years).

There are lots of places in Universal, as you mention, and Disney looks like it is leading the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Nov 19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By Lindsk
I echo what everyone has already said. Get to the...

I echo what everyone has already said. Get to the clubhouse in plenty of time to enjoy the food, drink, spa etc.

Dress in whatever you like. In my opinion (seems obvious), the way people behave...
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By Lindsk
I'll take these Orlando temps any day ;-)

I'll take these Orlando temps any day ;-)
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By Lindsk
We're flying over next week and really hoping the...

We're flying over next week and really hoping the temperatures increase and stay nice and warm. We had several cold days last December, jeans and hoodies, so I would love to not have a repeat. ...
Forum: General Chat 18 Nov 19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Lindsk
That is soooo cool! We are hoping to get the...

That is soooo cool! We are hoping to get the Falcon when we fly next week - long shot, but this will definitely make up for it :-)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Nov 19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By Lindsk
When we booked through AE, I could not see how to...

When we booked through AE, I could not see how to get the barcode, only to check in, which meant we couldn't go straight to the garage. After searching all the Dibber advice, I finally found a way...
Forum: General Chat 13 Nov 19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By Lindsk
We have a few weeks to wait until we go but...

We have a few weeks to wait until we go but fingers crossed for then.

Have a great break :-)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 4 Nov 19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Lindsk
We went through exactly the same as you a few...

We went through exactly the same as you a few weeks ago - found a great price on AE, booked it and then found I could not STC. I saw the suggestion to keep the window open and google Skip the Counter...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Oct 19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By Lindsk
Mobile Oh sorry, I didn’t realise. Definitely worth...

Oh sorry, I didn’t realise. Definitely worth signing up for the newsletters, we’ve had great deals this way.

Have you also tried Alamo Brits? We have found bargains through them and always had the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Oct 19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By Lindsk
Mobile Our original booking with them only had one...

Our original booking with them only had one driver, but it is now offering an additional free driver, so we have 2 drivers at this reduced price :-)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Oct 19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By Lindsk
I modified my booking yesterday with Auto Europe...

I modified my booking yesterday with Auto Europe for a Mustang (or similar) through Alamo for this November and the price had dropped another £50 so I updated my booking.

This morning, I had...
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Lindsk
I have the Fox 35 weather app downloaded - this...

I have the Fox 35 weather app downloaded - this has always been the most accurate when we have been there. It does look lovely and warm there for your stay, and it says "scattered showers" and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Oct 19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By Lindsk
Where are you connecting? I am actually looking...

Where are you connecting? I am actually looking to fly Delta to try it out, as friends have also recommended it :-)
Forum: General Trip Planning 13 Sep 19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By Lindsk
Mobile My mind is definitely made up, Washington DC here...

My mind is definitely made up, Washington DC here we come next year! From everything I’ve heard, it sounds like our kind of place, loads of walking, sightseeing, parks, cool places to just hang...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 5 Sep 19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Lindsk
Also interested :) I can answer Q1 - we...

Also interested :)

I can answer Q1 - we drove from Orlando (Buena Vista) to Daytona Beach in around an hour. A really easy drive.

But when we went a couple of years ago, the weather was not...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Sep 19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Lindsk
We go in both May and Nov each year and I would...

We go in both May and Nov each year and I would agree Nov, as the temperature is less oppressive. Nov can be a really lovely temperature and I agree about the crowds being lower. Plus, for those...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Sep 19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Lindsk
Maybe drivers licence if you don't want to carry...

Maybe drivers licence if you don't want to carry your passports around. We find them useful. You said chargers so you may include the plug converters in this - we always take 2 or 3.
Also, do you...
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