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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By fredflintstone
I noticed Tampa Airports official update targets...

I noticed Tampa Airports official update targets both BA and Lufthansa restarting flights on the 25th October. Both would probably require Trump to allow outsiders, but more imprortantly Tampa to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jul 20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,613
Posted By fredflintstone
. I'd agree very very, unlikely and not...

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I'd agree very very, unlikely and not classed as a London airport, but BA used a small A318 on its service from LCY to JFK, so not impossible. Only 34 business class seats and a stop-off at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jun 20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By fredflintstone
Most of the negative reviews of Opodo were after...

Most of the negative reviews of Opodo were after changes to flights, particularily with indirect flights and trying to get them rectified when changes were made.
We used them for BA direct flights...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 May 20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By fredflintstone
I'm sure most will have pandemics not being...

I'm sure most will have pandemics not being included on renewals to cover themselves.

I notice the NHS Retirement Insurance scheme has now very clearly said for coronovirus or any other pandemic...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 May 20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,845
Posted By fredflintstone
Thinking of past queues on arrival and being kept...

Thinking of past queues on arrival and being kept on planes for 30+ minutes it will be interesting how 6 feet apart affects the immigration wait time and queues, because in reality the throughput at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 May 20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By fredflintstone
As mentioned Virgin is in a transition period,...

As mentioned Virgin is in a transition period, changing their planes on the routes, so some odd results can show. Virgin have stated they will no longer use 747 aircraft (although not actually when...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 May 20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By fredflintstone
From Virgin Holidays perspective they want...

From Virgin Holidays perspective they want to/need to sell holidays.

And if you look closely at their T&C's moving between London Airports is not deemed a major change (So LGW,LHR,LCY,LTN or STN...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 May 20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By fredflintstone
Smart move by BA. As AVIOS bookings can be...

Smart move by BA. As AVIOS bookings can be cancelled 24 hours before the flight with only the change fee to pay, people are not pushed into a voucher, although they do try it on. This will improve...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Mar 20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,684
Posted By fredflintstone
I must be in the minority. I love those $100...

I must be in the minority. I love those $100 notes. You can carry your cash as just a thin wedge rather than a big fat envelope with $5,10,20,50. Always tend to have a few smaller notes to start...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Mar 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,043
Posted By fredflintstone
BA Holidays tend to be quicker to notify a cancel...

BA Holidays tend to be quicker to notify a cancel than BA and when you book a fly-drive you are under BA Holidays, which is probably why you have got notice quickly.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Mar 20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 54,856
Posted By fredflintstone
At the moment all July dates look ok with both...

At the moment all July dates look ok with both running
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Mar 20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,302
Posted By fredflintstone
Of course, the current crisis might be a blessing...

Of course, the current crisis might be a blessing in disguise for Norweigian.

They can cancel flights without losing their take-off slots and will not need to pay to lease stand-in aircraft needed...
Forum: Tickets 10 Mar 20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By fredflintstone
The last time I did it, it was the exact...

The last time I did it, it was the exact difference in the price of the annual tickets, which makes it easy to calculate.
Forum: Accommodation 24 Feb 20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By fredflintstone
IMHO 2 days will allow you to get see what you...

IMHO 2 days will allow you to get see what you want, and personally I prefer the Universal parks even if you do not have express passes as the queues never seem to be as bad as Disneys and I feel I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Feb 20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By fredflintstone
And even in the school hols I've yet to see a...

And even in the school hols I've yet to see a plane over 70% allocated in economy(normally around 40% in hols) before the family seat allocation at 5 days. Rest at 3 days and as said BA try to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Feb 20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,225
Posted By fredflintstone
And getting back to the original post. Not...

And getting back to the original post.

Not noticed anyone saying about hiring a car one way home to LGW and another to get home. This would negate leaving the lease car at LGW.
Migt be an option.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Feb 20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By fredflintstone
It will be a BA flight and the rules will be BA's...

It will be a BA flight and the rules will be BA's although booked via AA.

So you should be able to find your BA booking code from your AA booking. You should also be able to add luggage and also...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Feb 20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By fredflintstone
You have a good chance, it is a large hotel and...

You have a good chance, it is a large hotel and now too cheaper hotels exist that gives early entry also, so I'd be surprised if it was full,its normally available
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Feb 20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,009
Posted By fredflintstone
Thats probably because VS27 plane from LGW has...

Thats probably because VS27 plane from LGW has been used for VS76 to MAN and one of the LGW flights is probably waiting for VS75 from MAN (due to MCO shortly). Virgin often do a switch and this seems...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Feb 20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By fredflintstone
When the winds are too high they just close the...

When the winds are too high they just close the bridge at the crossing and everyone uses the tunnel, which normally means queues.

I assume you are coming down A1 from Lincoln and IMHO the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Feb 20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By fredflintstone
Although I've used google maps, I've used copilot...

Although I've used google maps, I've used copilot for years. It's not free, but love the graphics which show you what the overhead signs look like and what lane you need to be in. ALthough I don't...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Feb 20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By fredflintstone
All the advice above is good. They have been...

All the advice above is good.

They have been around for many years, so well established.
I have used them and I would also add their customer service is also very good and they reply to emails,...
Forum: Accommodation 5 Feb 20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By fredflintstone
I thought it was the same as the UK in that the...

I thought it was the same as the UK in that the top round pin handles earth, so is for those devices that also have an earth lead rather than just neutral and live.

If a UK device has a earth lead...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jan 20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By fredflintstone
You've had some great memories for around this...

You've had some great memories for around this time of year, so I'm sure it will continue to be your happy place.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Jan 20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,752
Posted By fredflintstone
If as people are saying they tend to sell out,...

If as people are saying they tend to sell out, would it be worth booking them now and then come March, change them if you need to or cancel them. I think I read it is 30pp amendment or cancel fee...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By fredflintstone
Whilst I do not have experience of one yet, but...

Whilst I do not have experience of one yet, but have just brought one for a hols in spain shortly for the 10 min ride to hotel, I heard about mifold here on the thedibb as an alternative to a booster...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Jan 20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,838
Posted By fredflintstone
On the topic of hidden ticketting , Lufthansa did...

On the topic of hidden ticketting , Lufthansa did take someone to court last year in Germany and lost. They appealed and again lost. They decided not to go to the European court, for obvious reasons...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jan 20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 54,856
Posted By fredflintstone
Both flights are wide open in all cabins, but it...

Both flights are wide open in all cabins, but it is a bit early and could change nearer the dates.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jan 20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By fredflintstone
As mentioned above by legallyblonde we put them...

As mentioned above by legallyblonde we put them across our cases incase we lost one.
We also brough a couple of small alu flasks from walmart, one for hot one for cold water for mixing the powder...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jan 20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By fredflintstone
That will be fine as there is not a restriction...

That will be fine as there is not a restriction in hold luggage. We took about 50 with my grandson and a box of powder and still ran out, so I suggest you bring more if you think you will need them,...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 5 Jan 20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By fredflintstone
Normally the under 25 is charged the additional...

Normally the under 25 is charged the additional fee regardless of main or additional driver tag. One of 2 do not charge for under 25, but that is rare.

Companies vary so it is important to check...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Jan 20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,510
Posted By fredflintstone
On the other side of the coin, if people are...

On the other side of the coin, if people are worried and not flying prices will fall, so would it be better to wait and get a cheaper deal? Noone knows, so its just like any Jan. Do I lock in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jan 20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By fredflintstone
Don't believe it makes a difference, however in...

Don't believe it makes a difference, however in the past my young daughter was not allowed through security at Sanford on the way home until she got her boarding pass changed from master, bck at...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Dec 19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,945
Posted By fredflintstone
If you ask most teenagers what they preferred...

If you ask most teenagers what they preferred they will usually say Universal IMHO, as it seems to attract them more (starwar may change this ?).

With the age of your oldest kid, I would...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Dec 19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By fredflintstone
I was in that row on my last trip and on the...

I was in that row on my last trip and on the refurbished 3-4-3 configuration they definately recline :)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 29 Dec 19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By fredflintstone
I'd say go with best price as both will give...

I'd say go with best price as both will give avios.

Both will give spouse or long term partner as free additional driver.

Only BA will also give a FREEE additional driver on top of this, so if...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Dec 19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 54,856
Posted By fredflintstone
Not sure where you are looking, but most economy...

Not sure where you are looking, but most economy buckets are showing at least 9, as would be expected this efr out, with all cabins wide open.
The BA website also shows it as available to book
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Dec 19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By fredflintstone
Not an expert for the time, but it seems a very...

Not an expert for the time, but it seems a very good price for what looks like a week over October half-term dates. Probably gone now, with other dibbers snapping them up :). Best not to mention...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Dec 19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By fredflintstone
when looking also worth putting in the multicity...

when looking also worth putting in the multicity option and have the first leg the night before, and then stay the night at gatwick. This allows you to remove the 'fear' factor from the outward...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Dec 19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By fredflintstone
Maybe hotel is the wrong word and just a place...

Maybe hotel is the wrong word and just a place with a series of rooms. As mentioned no restaurant and bar not open late, if at all. But we've never really needed that in a hotel.
We go out to eat,...
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