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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Softy
Itís normally quite easy to get the return flight...

Itís normally quite easy to get the return flight in premium for an extra £150 or so. The OP is really being shafted by Virgin on this one.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Softy
If itís release day the price is always high with...

If itís release day the price is always high with Virgin. After a few days it becomes normal.

I think youíre looking at late September? You really shouldnít be paying more than £400 each for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Oct 20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Softy
Unfortunately not. 2 separate companies.

Unfortunately not. 2 separate companies.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Softy
Book the cheapest. If they cancel it, you can get...

Book the cheapest. If they cancel it, you can get them to move to the other.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Softy
Last week there were the £300 direct virgin...

Last week there were the £300 direct virgin flights from Manchester and London for July/August. It was code share through Air France/Lufthansa. There were a few threads on it and posted in the School...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Softy
Yeah totally wrong Iím afraid. There are a few...

Yeah totally wrong Iím afraid. There are a few threads on here in the last few days about ESTAs. No issue applying and getting them approved.

OP, no issues with applying for a new one before the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Softy
Arenít these release day flights? Itís often the...

Arenít these release day flights? Itís often the case with Virgin. Give it a few days and theyíll be normal prices.
27/8-9/9 is now normal priced with availability.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By Softy
Whoís that flying with? Delta/virgin?

Whoís that flying with? Delta/virgin?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By Softy
Who is the return flight with? Or is 2 stops, New...

Who is the return flight with? Or is 2 stops, New York and Frankfurt?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,427
Posted By Softy
Itís in the main thread but essentially 14 nights...

Itís in the main thread but essentially 14 nights for the price of 10 and a $200 gift card.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Softy
I think people are referencing the API on your...

I think people are referencing the API on your flight booking, not the ESTA.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Oct 20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
Itís still working for me. What route and dates...

Itís still working for me. What route and dates are you looking at?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 56,259
Posted By Softy
Resort fee?

Resort fee?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 40,899
Posted By Softy
Thatís the max Iíd be looking to pay for your...

Thatís the max Iíd be looking to pay for your dates. Your return date pushes you into off peak for the flights. Iíd expect to get them for £400 including bags at some point.

Virgin is expensive...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
No worries, glad itís all sorted! Iíve had...

No worries, glad itís all sorted!

Iíve had similar experiences on 3 calls in the last week, all very polite and helpful.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Softy
Itíll be the new rules that came into play a...

Itíll be the new rules that came into play a month or so ago that allows red members to use their vouchers on premium/upper flights. I havenít looked into it but It was something like 50% instead of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Softy
I havenít booked Virgin ones for 18 months or so...

I havenít booked Virgin ones for 18 months or so. Are they now releasing reward flights on the day they release the flight again? They stopped doing that when I last booked some and it was random...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Softy
Itís the way itís always been. Itís the same with...

Itís the way itís always been. Itís the same with BA too.

For peak times I book the outbound on release date to ensure I get the date I want. When the return becomes available I call to book and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
Yes, as I said theyíve released loads to get...

Yes, as I said theyíve released loads to get money in due to Covid. Dream bigger isnít booking under this offer. She doesnít have enough to book in the next year or 2. Once things settle down Itíll...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
At the moment itís very possible as theyíve...

At the moment itís very possible as theyíve released loads due to Covid. Once things get back to normal it will be difficult to get 4 for a flight but not impossible. As you say the way to do it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
Youíre totally right. Half the time they get it...

Youíre totally right. Half the time they get it wrong! I learnt early on itís a manual calculation their end and to question them when you think/know theyíre wrong. Always be confident of your...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 40,899
Posted By Softy
£300 returns for July/August flights are on...

£300 returns for July/August flights are on skyscanner right now. Showing as Air France codeshare but theyíre the direct Virgin flights.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Softy
Always the early flight for me

Always the early flight for me
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
Iíve cancelled a few over the last month or so...

Iíve cancelled a few over the last month or so. Avios and voucher have come back instantly. Taxes/fees normally within a week.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Softy
Since they changed to a peak/off peak structure,...

Since they changed to a peak/off peak structure, peak has always added 10k per flight for Orlando, whatever the class.

The £ wonít change.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Oct 20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
Iíd kick myself more if I end up going and didnít...

Iíd kick myself more if I end up going and didnít pay £70 for 75k Avios!

Donít forget if BA cancel the flight, youíll be able to rebook for any date (within the peak/off peak allowance of your...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Oct 20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
The trick is to call the 0800 number but donít...

The trick is to call the 0800 number but donít make any selection. Itíll then just ring and put you on hold. Iíve called 3 times in the last 36 hours and Iíve waited less than 5 minutes each time for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Oct 20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
As Disneycupcake said there are issues with...

As Disneycupcake said there are issues with economy seats at the moment.
BA economy is never normally worth booking on reward flights as the taxes/fees are £350+ each.
I just checked May off peak...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Oct 20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Softy
Works with the 2 for 1 companion vouchers too 😃. ...

Works with the 2 for 1 companion vouchers too 😃.

Book until October 13th for flights up to June 30th.

Grabbed first class to Miami in March for 85k plus £1333.94 total for the 2 of us with a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Oct 20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Softy
As you paid on a debit card, Iíd go for the refund

As you paid on a debit card, Iíd go for the refund
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Oct 20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Softy
They fly all year to Orlando.

They fly all year to Orlando.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Sep 20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Softy
The official rule is you can combine miles from...

The official rule is you can combine miles from more than 1 account but it has to be in increments of a one way flight that youíre booking.

You can get lucky and get someone that will use random...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Sep 20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Softy
Definitely 2 trips without question when debating...

Definitely 2 trips without question when debating premium and economy. Iíd probably still say 2 if it was an economy/upper debate. 4 weeks in Florida Over 2 weeks, yes please.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Softy
Theyíve saved money and are now flying direct...

Theyíve saved money and are now flying direct. Definitely worth a quick 2 minutes search every day in my opinion.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Sep 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Softy
I upgraded some reward flights with Virgin and...

I upgraded some reward flights with Virgin and they didnít take the extra taxes in time. The booking was updated almost instantly. We couldnít check in online and when we got to the front at check in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Sep 20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Softy
The main reason for it is to make sure you get...

The main reason for it is to make sure you get the outbound reward flight as soon itís released, otherwise thereís a fair chance they will all have gone by the time your return flight is released,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Sep 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Softy
The flight prices wonít be linked to the Disney...

The flight prices wonít be linked to the Disney prices.
In my experience Iíd be looking for about £400 from London with Virgin/BA in either June or September. The deals have always been there in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Sep 20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,740
Posted By Softy
Thatís a decent price for economy delight with...

Thatís a decent price for economy delight with Virgin.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Sep 20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By Softy
One ways are always like that as theyíre the...

One ways are always like that as theyíre the fully flexible, expensive fare codes.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By Softy
Thatís never happened in over 50 rentals in the...

Thatís never happened in over 50 rentals in the US for me. Nothing to worry about.
How many people actually turn up at the scheduled time after flight delays, baggage delays etc. So long as theyíre...
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