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Forum: Tickets 24 Sep 20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By chmurf
you can, but the AP discount you get on tickets...

you can, but the AP discount you get on tickets are about the same as the discount you get for buying the tickets online in advance.
and in order for your AP to come with discounts, you need to go...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By chmurf
Make sure that you're covered re:insurance when...

Make sure that you're covered re:insurance when using paypal to pay for your tickets. Using your credit card (if applicable) may give you better coverage

there is nothing preventing you from...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 9 Aug 20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By chmurf
Never had a cover on my last 6 SUV rentals (and...

Never had a cover on my last 6 SUV rentals (and some of the cars were brand new )
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Aug 20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By chmurf
2 hours at Frankfurt is ok (both for outbound and...

2 hours at Frankfurt is ok (both for outbound and inbound)

consider that 1h20 minutes is cutting it short at this airport.

We always use FRA and Lufthansa as we mainly have no choice from the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Aug 20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,228
Posted By chmurf
I can relate as a matter of fact, this...

I can relate

as a matter of fact, this afternoon, I was supposed to drive up to Geneva, spend 3 nights there (to celebrate my wife's birthday), before flying to Tampa on saturday for 3 weeks in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Aug 20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,228
Posted By chmurf
as you said in your opening post : ...

as you said in your opening post :







I don't think I have bashed anyone, or denied them the right to be positive and have hope.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Aug 20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,228
Posted By chmurf
As long as the borders need to be reopened before...

As long as the borders need to be reopened before any of us can hope returning to the US, adressing the border issue is integral to the question

OP asked if anyone is hopeful the tea will be ready...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Aug 20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,228
Posted By chmurf
Like I said in another topic, There is very...

Like I said in another topic, There is very little chance (none actually) for Trump to lift travel bans before election day. (november)

In the best case scenario, I don't think borders will reopen...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 4 Aug 20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,560
Posted By chmurf
I would have liked that post, but then I...

I would have liked that post, but then I remembered that, some time in 2019 there were people who were ready for the year to be over ... then came 2020 ...

try and make the best of today because...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Aug 20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By chmurf
strange UK support is open 24/7 I used French...

strange
UK support is open 24/7
I used French support, and it's open 9am-6pm Mon-Fri
There is even a way to get them to call you back if wait time is too long, that choice is offered at the start...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Aug 20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By chmurf
claimed our flight 32 days ago, no refund, but...

claimed our flight 32 days ago, no refund, but part of this is due to the airline not refunding in timely fashion (Lufthansa now stands at 12 weeks for a refund, and expedia will only refund when...
Forum: Accommodation 31 Jul 20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By chmurf
AP discounts on rooms are generally along the...

AP discounts on rooms are generally along the lines of 30%

Don't assume there will be a discount

And if there is a discount, don't assume it will really save you money
The discount may only be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jul 20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,260
Posted By chmurf
Planning for 2022 open minded for a cheeky last...

Planning for 2022
open minded for a cheeky last minute 2021 if conditions feel ok

not booking anything yet. It's a wait and see situation.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Jul 20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,501
Posted By chmurf
I see no benefit in booking now another...

I see no benefit in booking now

another poster said the prices could go up, well, I'd say that, between the risk of losing the deposit, and the risk of prices going up, it's a gamble either way...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jul 20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By chmurf
lockdown's been over for more than a month now,...

lockdown's been over for more than a month now, but we went back to mandatory masks in closed spaces last monday



le verre à moitié vide ou à moitié plein
sure, we do have this saying. Unlike...
Forum: Tickets 26 Jul 20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By chmurf
No discount with the Seasonnal Pass (only on...

No discount with the Seasonnal Pass (only on hotel rooms on select nights and some hotel related discounts)

to get discounts on merch and dining, you need at least the Power Pass.

it's all on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jul 20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By chmurf
just a note that BA is the most generous re:...

just a note that BA is the most generous re: bagage allowance
unless it's changed you get 23kg in hand luggage (compared to 12 or even 8 with lufthansa)

that's on top of the 23kg, standard on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jul 20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By chmurf
when you book flights, you'll be offered...

when you book flights, you'll be offered different fares.
some (usually called "light" or "basic economy" by some airlines) will not include checked luggage. So you need to double check what fare...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Jul 20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,032
Posted By chmurf
I won't enter an argument on that point, as it's...

I won't enter an argument on that point, as it's not the topic

I will just add that, several people, including myself, first hand, cannot wear masks for "long" (in my case, first signs of heavy...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Jul 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,032
Posted By chmurf
because he's young and fit. the issue is not...

because he's young and fit.

the issue is not with oxygen levels, it's about how much air you can inhale in one breath

if you will, when Tim is able to wear his mask "normally", for the next...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 16 Jul 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By chmurf
this is incorrect, unless you are, yourself,...

this is incorrect, unless you are, yourself, exempt.

if 'you' have been to any Schengen, or UK country in the last 14 days, 'you' are not allowed to enter the USA. The ban is still standing...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,720
Posted By chmurf
I've price up a similar trip (5 days DLR, 2 weeks...

I've price up a similar trip (5 days DLR, 2 weeks orlando) and the only reason I didn't go ahead was that the price was more than we could afford

but that was definitely in my plans (and still is...
Forum: General Chat 9 Jul 20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,778
Posted By chmurf
Sending pixie dust too Backstory : it was...

Sending pixie dust too

Backstory : it was last april, in our house in France. Under strict stay at home orders due to that virus.
So we made some home improvements.

I will always remember my...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,170
Posted By chmurf
well, just look at the news FL has extended...

well, just look at the news
FL has extended quarantine orders for Tri-state visitors until sept 5th
How likely will foreigner (us) be allowed to enter before every american is free to move about ?...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Jul 20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,207
Posted By chmurf
I would survive. it's about 1500 yards...

I would survive.



it's about 1500 yards from the lobby walking along the sidewalks. somewhat shorter if you cut through the parking lots
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 274,707
Posted By chmurf
make sure you get familiar with the park...

make sure you get familiar with the park reservation system, as you'll need to secure your spot inside the parks beforehand. Attendance will be limited, especially if your tickets are open dated.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Jul 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,207
Posted By chmurf
or rather ... they have finished rebuilding the...

or rather ... they have finished rebuilding the McD at the entrance of the all stars.
It was demolished 8 months ago to be rebuilt and upgraded.
It's now mostly solar powered.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jul 20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By chmurf
Look at your itinerary on LH site If you only...

Look at your itinerary on LH site
If you only see your lhr-fra and back and or if it says ''trip to Frankfurt'' then your transatlantic are cancelled
Your ticket remains open so you need to call...
Forum: Tickets 5 Jul 20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By chmurf
most of the differences I've seen over the...

most of the differences I've seen over the various threads (and different forums) mostly came from the activation date of the AP, and how many times the guest had been able to use them


for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Jul 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By chmurf
yes, it happens, or the notification may have...

yes, it happens, or the notification may have been delayed

if you're not keen on flying anymore, just give them a call (if you booked through a 3rd party that's who you need to talk to) and ask...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jul 20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,027
Posted By chmurf
update to my situation : after my call to...

update to my situation :

after my call to expedia this morning, I received a confirmation email from them

the email states that request for a full refund of my return flights ( insert total...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jul 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,027
Posted By chmurf
thanks off the phone with expedia. Both...

thanks

off the phone with expedia.
Both transatlantics have been cancelled, and LH still hasn't proposed an alternate route

Expedia rep on the phone told me I could seek a refund if the new...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jul 20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By chmurf
photo packages do not expire (many times user...

photo packages do not expire (many times user here)

As long as you bought it standalone (on the presale page), and didn't activate it, it will remain valid, and will only start when you exchange...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jul 20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,027
Posted By chmurf
3 to 4 hours difference on any flight schedule ...

3 to 4 hours difference on any flight schedule

your changes are more than significant


update on my situation : our return flight from TPA to FRA has been pushed from the 29th August to the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jul 20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,512
Posted By chmurf
Close neighbor to the US, Canada has extended the...

Close neighbor to the US, Canada has extended the mandatory self isolation act.
Any traveler entering canada must self isolate for 14 days, with no contact with people at risk, and also prove they...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jul 20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,027
Posted By chmurf
scheduled : 8th August GVA-TPA (geneva to tampa,...

scheduled : 8th August GVA-TPA (geneva to tampa, via Frankfurt, on lufthansa), return 29th august , booked on expedia

today there was a change. Our FRA-TPA and TPA-FRA no longer show on the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Jun 20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By chmurf
I'm sure you will.

I'm sure you will.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Jun 20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By chmurf
waiting forever for buses, standing up, without...

waiting forever for buses, standing up, without any shade at Lynx stops, that are often very close to the passing cars
Standing up on the bus most of the time ... (and pushchair folded if they still...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Jun 20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By chmurf
Staying on Idrive without a car means hours and...

Staying on Idrive without a car means hours and hours of transportation at the end of your stay

you could catch a bus to disney springs or TTC (Magic Kingdom) ... just note it runs every 30...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Jun 20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By chmurf
to go to kissimmee, LBV, Disney, I'd say the...

to go to kissimmee, LBV, Disney, I'd say the south exit route out of the airport is the way to go (actually that's the one the DME use)

regarding tolls, we rent from alamo, they have the best toll...
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