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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Nov 20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,324
Posted By Softy
The 50% offer is the miles used on a reward...

The 50% offer is the miles used on a reward flight. So if it was 25k miles itís 12.5k miles at the moment.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Nov 20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Softy
Itís more likely that they havenít released some...

Itís more likely that they havenít released some seats to be booked at this stage.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Nov 20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Softy
BA have had great prices for July/August 2021...

BA have had great prices for July/August 2021 over the last few months. Theyíre almost not treating it as peak. A few friends have taken advantage. Go for it OP.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Nov 20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,190
Posted By Softy
Great price! Enjoy!

Great price! Enjoy!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Nov 20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Softy
Yeah, itís each way. They even charge in...

Yeah, itís each way. They even charge in business. Itís ridiculous.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Nov 20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Softy
I agree it would be immoral for them not to give...

I agree it would be immoral for them not to give you the difference back, as theyíve been charging people the extra if itís more expensive. I canít believe they wonít give you the difference back...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Nov 20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Softy
It comes via email. Most of the time itís instant...

It comes via email. Most of the time itís instant but it can take up to 24 hours or so.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Nov 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Softy
For those dates Premium with BA is about £800,...

For those dates Premium with BA is about £800, Virgin £750.
For 2 people youíve got a great deal. If itís 1 flight then youíve paid £8/900 for the SUV, which is a few hundred too much.
Forum: Accommodation 11 Nov 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Softy
7 nights or more is always the cheapest price...

7 nights or more is always the cheapest price (per night). They run a stay more save more promotion that feeds through to other sites.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Nov 20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Softy
But not in the customise trip part that the OP...

But not in the customise trip part that the OP wanted to use.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Nov 20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Softy
The only way to do it online is to search for a...

The only way to do it online is to search for a flight only, then once youíve picked flights you can add a hotel, and a car. As the others have said, different classes wonít work on the custom trip...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Nov 20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Softy
Iím guessing itís just the deposit you lose if...

Iím guessing itís just the deposit you lose if you cancel? The key date is when do you have to pay the balance?
Car hire you can book with free cancellation up to 24 hours before, so thatís not an...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Nov 20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Softy
Oh, donít forget to check Southwest Airline for...

Oh, donít forget to check Southwest Airline for the LAX to MCO flight. Every ticket comes with 2 free checked bags.

I used them for MCO to Newark a few years ago. Couldnít fault them.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Nov 20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Softy
Iíd agree if the OP was heading back here after 3...

Iíd agree if the OP was heading back here after 3 nights, but theyíre only doing a 4.5 hour flight after the 3 nights.
Up early the first morning to have a long day in the parks, same again the 2nd...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Nov 20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Softy
So you booked direct with DLP? If so, itís not...

So you booked direct with DLP? If so, itís not possible to change to a WDW holiday, theyíre 2 separate companies.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Nov 20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Softy
Thanks for the info! I was aware that it was...

Thanks for the info! I was aware that it was possible on the phone to get this. The usual inconsistencies with who you get on the phone on whether itís possible. Itís great that itís now possible...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Nov 20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,591
Posted By Softy
I wouldnít do anything until any further money is...

I wouldnít do anything until any further money is due. A lot can change in 10 months.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 29 Oct 20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,384
Posted By Softy
Totally agree. Theyíre haemorrhaging money all...

Totally agree. Theyíre haemorrhaging money all over the place. There will have to be changes in the short term if we ever want the parks to get back to how they were before all of this.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,078
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: 22
Views: 2,078
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: 190
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: 1,174
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: 215
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: 386
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: 570
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: 906
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: 906
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: 3,502
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: 249
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: 2,852
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: 57,783
Posted By Softy
Resort fee?

Resort fee?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 41,940
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: 2,852
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: 239
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: 224
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: 224
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: 2,852
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: 2,852
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: 2,852
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: 41,940
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.
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