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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Sep 21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Thorpy
Our experience (all pre covid mind you), has been...

Our experience (all pre covid mind you), has been that it's treated as if you'd booked what you want to change to at the time you originally booked.
I know there are limits, but we've never run...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Sep 21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,910
Posted By Thorpy
I would disagree with you characterisation. I was...

I would disagree with you characterisation. I was pretty much dragged kicking and screaming on my first trip, and I was brought up in the mill towns and cities of the North West, so no childhood...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Sep 21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,910
Posted By Thorpy
This thread resonates with me. We also managed to...

This thread resonates with me. We also managed to graduate from a once in a lifetime trip in 03 to annual visits between 2009-2019, via a cheap as chips trip in 05 (£480pp flights and accomm). ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,817
Posted By Thorpy
CornishFrogboy and Wobbles have got it...

CornishFrogboy and Wobbles have got it right...but CFB uses the word 'negate' for the credit notes, where I would use devalue, Although the principle is the same.

Your voucher is worth the same,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,442
Posted By Thorpy
The cynic in me says the cynic in you is spot on

The cynic in me says the cynic in you is spot on
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
Yep...planning restarts !

Yep...planning restarts !
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,442
Posted By Thorpy
Well thatís me out !

Well thatís me out !
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
Nope..We've also not booked any accommodation yet...

Nope..We've also not booked any accommodation yet either. Waiting until we get close (mid July ish) and taking it from
there.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,622
Posted By Thorpy
Was it at no extra cost or did they charge you. I...

Was it at no extra cost or did they charge you. I got mine for no extra !
If we get to go , having been booked via DUB, to then be direct at the same price is a win !
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
The longer you leave it, the more vaccines are...

The longer you leave it, the more vaccines are out there, the less likely it is to blow up again !
The longer you leave it, the more you get criticised.
It's a balancing act.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
It's dead easy to separate fact from Fiction, the...

It's dead easy to separate fact from Fiction, the variants are fact, the government conspiracy to control is fiction.
;)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
We're the same for19th August. No accommodation...

We're the same for19th August. No accommodation booked until we know for sure if we're going.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
I expect the task force will open the US before...

I expect the task force will open the US before we turn it green. We then will be under pressure to green light it.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
We booked last November, and it was in the...

We booked last November, and it was in the balance then. It's been in the balance since. We always expected to end up making a decision mid to late July.

The clock ticks. We're going to be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
I guess now we are looking very much at the 19th...

I guess now we are looking very much at the 19th July for an announcement. We need to keep an eye on flight bookings for the days after that, and any sniff of airlines coming back to work.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,136
Posted By Thorpy
We take the kids to see Gran and Grandad who...

We take the kids to see Gran and Grandad who retired to Paignton, a few times a year. Last summer we went there for a few days then on to Cornwall for a few days.
We often visit them early in the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
Rock solid strategy...and once you have a list,...

Rock solid strategy...and once you have a list, don't worry until a date on the list approaches.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By Thorpy
That's the most pertinent point. They all get you...

That's the most pertinent point. They all get you there and for the most part are much of a muchness. The best thing is to do a search engine search, as this will then show up all sorts of airlines...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,534
Posted By Thorpy
I think experience tells me that the earlier you...

I think experience tells me that the earlier you get into Bed US time the better the first couple of days of your trip are.
We go from Reception to room, to resort shop for milk (breakfast), then...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
Yeah, poorly worded on my part, I haven't avoided...

Yeah, poorly worded on my part, I haven't avoided news entirely, I've refused to seek and obsess over it though.
It's clear that the death rate is now the key metric, but having had cases as a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jun 21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
I've dodged all unlocking news over the weekend,...

I've dodged all unlocking news over the weekend, too much of it isn't healthy. Since last year this has been a precarious, on the brink of cancelling affair. To have come this far without being dead...
Forum: Tickets 12 Jun 21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Thorpy
Weíve discussed and looked... our enthusiasm to...

Weíve discussed and looked... our enthusiasm to pay top dollar is exactly where youíd expect.
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By Thorpy
Ah..yes, I Can see why that doesnít work !

Ah..yes, I Can see why that doesnít work !
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By Thorpy
Get on the direct from MAN instead, while you can.

Get on the direct from MAN instead, while you can.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jun 21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,523
Posted By Thorpy
What's that phrase about not being able to...

What's that phrase about not being able to legislate for stupidity !
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,462
Posted By Thorpy
Did this ... It was supposed to go at 01:30 am...

Did this ... It was supposed to go at 01:30 am and was binned just before, then the next night it was at least cancelled at a decent time. Then 3rd time lucky, it launched at 23:59. We saw it from...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jun 21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
I think as soon as an announcement is made plenty...

I think as soon as an announcement is made plenty of people will overwhelm the systems trying to book, and pay premiums to do so. Carriers would be mad to turn that away.
Forum: General Chat 9 Jun 21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,511
Posted By Thorpy
Nearly there !

Nearly there !
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
From the minute Iím sat waiting for magical...

From the minute Iím sat waiting for magical express to pick me up I want to be home unpacking and getting sorted.
It seems to me itís not blind following of an airline, more practicality versus...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
Also an airline some dibbers will criticise at...

Also an airline some dibbers will criticise at every opportunity.

As Kat says easy to prefer BA if youíre down south. The circumstances are far more equal. I know from Cornwall youíve got a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Thorpy
This is the best response. ESTA is about...

This is the best response. ESTA is about authorisation to travel to the US. It has to be valid on the day of entry, at which point the officer grants you entry, and once you have entry you no longer...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
The game changes once the borders are open. Iím...

The game changes once the borders are open. Iím positive there are plenty of people just waiting for a green light to then book.
This winters flights will be fuller than normal if they operate.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 38,755
Posted By Thorpy
Itís like theyíve been reading the dibb for the...

Itís like theyíve been reading the dibb for the last 10 years and added a cost onto any seat Iíve recommended !
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
Opening borders is a massive step, so I wouldn't...

Opening borders is a massive step, so I wouldn't be surprised.
I'm viewing a holiday as a bonus if it happens, not as something I have that can be taken away.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jun 21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,199
Posted By Thorpy
Is it still looking busier ?

Is it still looking busier ?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jun 21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,195
Posted By Thorpy
I think there's a few airlines sucking people in,...

I think there's a few airlines sucking people in, and once you have a significant amount in vouchers, you are tied to that airline.
If you can buy for just after the resumption, you may be quids...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jun 21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,442
Posted By Thorpy
Bearing in mind I've not heard her story, so this...

Bearing in mind I've not heard her story, so this is based on what you choose to share, it certainly seems like she's bang out of order.

Of course she will tell you that you're overreacting in her...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jun 21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By Thorpy
I'd agree that it'd be PHL where you'd clear...

I'd agree that it'd be PHL where you'd clear immigration on that route, and for the same reasons, first place you land on US soil.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jun 21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,220
Posted By Thorpy
How about Wigan season ticket holders getting...

How about Wigan season ticket holders getting vaccinated at the school field where Bolton play ? ;)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jun 21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,298
Posted By Thorpy
... and be right. ! I got giddy last week,...

... and be right. !

I got giddy last week, after that Lufthansa announcement, and a virgin tweet... but was wrong :)
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