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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Oct 19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,758
Posted By sotagals
So if I was CEO of Avis. Instead of letting...

So if I was CEO of Avis.

Instead of letting random garage staff devalue my brand by doing daft stuff like this, I would copy off the airlines' baggage money grab.

Announce that cleaning is...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,165
Posted By sotagals
Mobile dh slipped on ice and his injury was similar to...

dh slipped on ice and his injury was similar to what you describe.

Because he was in pain and could hardly walk we paid privately for an ultrasound.

This showed ligament damage that hadn't...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By sotagals
Mobile A bokashi bin might be the answer or a wormery...

A bokashi bin might be the answer or a wormery which would be cheaper but you can't put meat in.

Pm me if you want to know how to set up a wormery!
Forum: General Chat 10 Oct 19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,586
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Your SIL has been in this relationship 16 years...

Your SIL has been in this relationship 16 years so she's not very likely to put her foot down with him now.

I suspect most married women reading this will be thinking well I'd go anyway and let...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Oct 19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By sotagals
I've stayed at all 3. They are all good...

I've stayed at all 3.

They are all good quality and locations.

Grand Beach might have more traffic issues at I4 and Vineland which would make it my 3rd choice.

I'd just pick the cheapest.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 8 Oct 19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Thanks for that Edinburgh is way cheaper for our...

Thanks for that Edinburgh is way cheaper for our dates.
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 7 Oct 19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Enjoying your report so far, some great photos.

Enjoying your report so far, some great photos.
Forum: Accommodation 6 Oct 19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I'd be onto airbnb as well. The villa is...

I'd be onto airbnb as well.

The villa is significantly not as advertised and the golf course that attracted your booking doesn't exist.

You are right in that the advert should have been...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 5 Oct 19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,047
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Was that breakfast cake fried like French toast? ...

Was that breakfast cake fried like French toast? Fascinating.
Forum: Accommodation 5 Oct 19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,838
Posted By sotagals
Mobile No, you are lucky if you get a spare loo roll.

No, you are lucky if you get a spare loo roll.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 5 Oct 19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Ooh I'm off to see whether netflights are cheaper...

Ooh I'm off to see whether netflights are cheaper for my dates.

Mr Tom is better at t&cs than me that's for sure.
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By sotagals
It's not like you can't stay in touch with them...

It's not like you can't stay in touch with them and your 3 year old will be able to understand that Daddy is doing an important run.

I used to love staying at my auntie's when I was little - it...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 5 Oct 19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By sotagals
Mobile As I understand it Netflights is not cancellable...

As I understand it Netflights is not cancellable so once booked you are locked in.
Forum: General Trip Planning 5 Oct 19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Road trips?

How far do you drive in a day?

3 or 4 hours doesn't look too long on paper but will it be too much?
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 4 Oct 19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Has anyone flown from NCL in August?

Could you tell me how much you paid?

Flights for 4 of us to CDG are currently 800 and I was wondering whether to hang on for a drop in price?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Oct 19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By sotagals
I avoid any policy underwritten by Mapfre. ...

I avoid any policy underwritten by Mapfre.

See who is underwriting any promising policy and check out reviews on them.
Forum: Accommodation 3 Oct 19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By sotagals
I doubt it's fully booked - do you need a...

I doubt it's fully booked - do you need a specific room type?

Netflights have some deals on for Hyatt hotels perhaps you could check there.

I normally book my 1st night hotel for August a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Oct 19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Thank you for for the replies - lots of useful...

Thank you for for the replies - lots of useful info.

Another question... How likely are we to be made to check our wheelie cases onto the hold at the gate.

I've seen this being done by Delta...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 1 Oct 19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Cancelling Alamo UK booking?

I know I can cancel Brits.
Alamo uk is the same price but with a bit of cashback.

Is their canx policy the same?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Sep 19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Thanks for this I have now cancelled and rebooked...

Thanks for this I have now cancelled and rebooked saving 80
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Sep 19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By sotagals
Mobile How do you do hand luggage only?

With regards to toiletries / razor etc

Can we take a small bag as well as a wheelie case?

I think I might be able to do hand luggage only on the way out and buy a bag to add onto the return.
...
Forum: General Trip Planning 30 Sep 19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Booked with Expedia. I added on a Boston airport...

Booked with Expedia. I added on a Boston airport Hotel to make it a package for atol protection.

Paid with credit card.

4% cashback. No bags though as it was 400 more.

The price of Boston...
Forum: General Trip Planning 29 Sep 19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Cheap flights to Boston from Paris July & August

256 each.

DH was super keen so have booked them but now I'm feeling a bit nervous about the whole thing.

Still the planning will keep me occupied during the winter.

Anyone know any hotels...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 27 Sep 19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,758
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Highly probable.

Highly probable.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 27 Sep 19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By sotagals
We've done phl twice. Both times the immigration...

We've done phl twice. Both times the immigration hall was deserted.

I'm sure some people will have had a different experience but generally you don't hear of it being too bad.

We were held up...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Sep 19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Memory maker / photopass help please

Hi, I've tried ringing disney but the current wait time is 90 minutes.

I can see our photos from our last trip in the photo pass gallery but there is no way that I can see to download them.
...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Sep 19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,299
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Sing in a Scottish accent - "HiFly oh HiFly it's...

Sing in a Scottish accent - "HiFly oh HiFly it's better than the bus"

Hope you have a wonderful time
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Sep 19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,758
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I'm shocked - we've taken back cars with half the...

I'm shocked - we've taken back cars with half the beach in them on numerous occasions.

They are obviously going all out to rake in some extra cash and you have been unlucky to get picked on.

I...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Sep 19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I've used them for a Disney hotel. No...

I've used them for a Disney hotel.

No problems but I don't know about DME as we had a car. I would expect it to be included though as to Disney it will just be an ordinary hotels.com booking.
...
Forum: General Chat 24 Sep 19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,028
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I feel for you - it's a big adjustment. I'm...

I feel for you - it's a big adjustment. I'm already dreading mine going off.

At least you can keep in touch easily these days.

When I went off to university I could only phone home by putting...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 23 Sep 19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Whoa I'm giddy just looking at those photos. ...

Whoa I'm giddy just looking at those photos.

Enjoying your report... Where to next?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Sep 19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By sotagals
Car firms with free cancellation?

Being a good dibber I know to lock a car in now and then cancel later if (when - I hope) I see it cheaper.

Does anyone have a list of firms that will allow canx?

Avis UK are cheapest for my...
Forum: General Trip Planning 21 Sep 19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Flying into Halifax

If I can get flights...

Can anyone recommend a first night hotel. We'd be arriving into Halifax in the early afternoon so could drive a maximum of 90 minutes.

We'll be heading to Prince Edward...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Sep 19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By sotagals
Mobile My first thought was that I'd put the wrong dates...

My first thought was that I'd put the wrong dates in but no.

I notice auto Europe aren't quoting for Alamo.

Best price so far is Avis UK with 12% cashback. Still seems dear though at 450 for...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Sep 19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,100
Posted By sotagals
Obviously DrJJ has the fast track to billing...

Obviously DrJJ has the fast track to billing complaints.

Already had a reply cancelling the charges so dealt with quickly. Fair dos.

I really hope they come up with a length of stay ticket at...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Sep 19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By sotagals
Easter prices... Yikes

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/35480/a6789c0cbfdd00.jpg

Just booked flights today.

2 weeks from 4th April into Jacksonville.

Just checked Alamo.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 16 Sep 19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,100
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Tom, my first instinct was ignore. DH says...

Tom, my first instinct was ignore.

DH says "how long do you think it will be before Disney send the boys round?"

So, not wanting to be dunned on the doorstep or blacklisted for next time I...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 16 Sep 19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,100
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Yes, 5 nights $65 Dopey Doris checked me in...

Yes, 5 nights $65

Dopey Doris checked me in.

Her English wasn't as fluent as it should have been.

She couldn't grasp the concept that we had moved resorts and already had magic bands.
...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Sep 19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Probably Reunion then. Or Calabria at westside? ...

Probably Reunion then. Or Calabria at westside?

There are fancy villas dotted about all over, not necessarily all in one subdivision.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Sep 19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By sotagals
Mobile It would be air France so we'd probably have to...

It would be air France so we'd probably have to change terminals.

I'll probably pay the little bit extra and go via Amsterdam.
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