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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By landandword17
OP BA don't fly that route so those will all be...

OP BA don't fly that route so those will all be AA flights. I don't believe BA have any other partner airlines in the US so as long as you are on the flight out with BA it is their obligation to get...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By landandword17
It's a bit tight but check the airlines schedule...

It's a bit tight but check the airlines schedule between Phl and MCO. I have found that some routes in the USA have flights every hour and they will just bump you to the next one.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By landandword17
Can you upgrade a BA Holiday booking?

Can you upgrade a BA Holiday booking with Avios online? I have 50,000 avios and want to use them to upgrade our outbound when we rebook next year's holiday. I've only ever used Avios for award...
Forum: General Chat 27 May 20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,755
Posted By landandword17
This happened my cousin. This summer was to be...

This happened my cousin. This summer was to be their first family holiday. Eldest is 21 and youngest 19! The kids had wanted Florida since they were tots and my cousin and his wife said no and bought...
Forum: General Chat 27 May 20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,755
Posted By landandword17
For me we have to have a balance in life. If...

For me we have to have a balance in life. If people are putting holidays on credit cards and getting themselves into debt then it's time to step back and get into a better financial position. But, on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 May 20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By landandword17
Yes that will just get them more bad press as...

Yes that will just get them more bad press as *subject to availability will mean a no for 90% of people who will then go on social media and blast the airline. Really silly decision on their part.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 26 May 20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 533
Posted By landandword17
We stayed in Curry Village. The tent cabins are...

We stayed in Curry Village. The tent cabins are cheapest, then the wood cabins (think they have 2 double beds), then they have a few motel rooms but they tend to sell out quick as I have never seen...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 May 20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By landandword17
My mam and I had a flight to Ireland to see...

My mam and I had a flight to Ireland to see family booked for last week May 21. Same flight but mam got an email on May 13 to say it was cancelled and I didn't get an email until May 19!
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 May 20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By landandword17
I'm holding off buying a tent because I do not...

I'm holding off buying a tent because I do not want to jinx the weather. It would be nice to get away and be able to take our dog with us but any time I have booked a holiday here in advance we have...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 May 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By landandword17
If you are looking for apartments/houses on...

If you are looking for apartments/houses on booking.com just remember booking.com and the like don't verify listings either so you still need to check that short term rentals are allowed in the area...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 May 20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By landandword17
L&R Dreaming on Youtube went last year and rented...

L&R Dreaming on Youtube went last year and rented DVC points. They have footage of the room they got and their time at the resort. It might help you decide which room to go for? I haven't been (we...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 May 20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By landandword17
Great to hear. We had been booked with Air...

Great to hear. We had been booked with Air Canada, route also cancelled, and they have been a nightmare. I had used BA/Aer Lingus the last few times and I'll be back to them again when they release...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 May 20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By landandword17
Thanks for sharing, just made myself a cuppa and...

Thanks for sharing, just made myself a cuppa and spent 30 minutes exploring Yosemite again. It was lovely to see the area at the foot of Half Dome where we had our picnic. Such great memories...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 23 May 20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By landandword17
It is banned in many parts of the US we have...

It is banned in many parts of the US we have vacationed but I have used Airbnb in areas where it is legal and had good experiences. We had an airstream trailer in Gold Country California and a house...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 23 May 20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By landandword17
Was the charge back successful? That;'s a...

Was the charge back successful? That;'s a shocking itinerary they have given you. I'm so turned off them after the way they've communicated. Very passive aggressive, when I mentio EC261 they are...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 May 20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By landandword17
We had Vancouver planned for this year but the...

We had Vancouver planned for this year but the flights have been cancelled so we've decided to put it back. We had planned 5 nights in Vancouver with 4 days for the city and 1 day to visit Whistler...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 May 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By landandword17
You can do a dummy booking and it will show you...

You can do a dummy booking and it will show you the exact aircraft. To the best of my knowledge all flights out of London have seat back TV and will be the best aircraft they have as those are...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 23 May 20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By landandword17
I'm having a nightmare with Air Canada now too...

I'm having a nightmare with Air Canada now too. Gosh they are awful. I have contacted my bank to put in a charge back against them. We were supposed to be direct Dublin-Vancouver but they have...
Forum: Positivity Forum 22 May 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By landandword17
Mobile A mental cleanse

I saw so much anger and resentment on the now closed thread towards other generations and it made me sad. Humans are so similar really at our core across generations and cultures and when we can have...
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 May 20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Air Canada only offering credit note for cancelled flight

We were due on an Air Canada booking. Dublin-Vancouver on ACís own metal and back Newark to Dublin with United. Last night I found out they have suspended the Dub to Vancouver route for the season...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 21 May 20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,182
Posted By landandword17
Due to family issues I saw growing up Iíve worked...

Due to family issues I saw growing up Iíve worked very hard to have my own nest egg so Iím never trapped in a marriage. I know some think thatís very unromantic but it does feel good to have that...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 May 20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 109,804
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I found todayís episode of the American show ďThe...

I found todayís episode of the American show ďThe ViewĒ on Youtube. They had a doctor on giving his views and it seems the US is reopening quite rapidly. His opinion is that summer camps for children...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 20 May 20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I had 2 grandparents with COPD. We looked after...

I had 2 grandparents with COPD. We looked after them and flu season is always a high risk for many groups. We were doing some of the things like ďcocooningĒ and social distancing before they had...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 20 May 20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By landandword17
Mobile My husbands best friend form school works there...

My husbands best friend form school works there too. He (and my husband) were laid off during the recession in 2010. He went back and retrained and took on more student debt but got in to RR. My...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 20 May 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,769
Posted By landandword17
Mobile My best friend is a librarian for a law firm in...

My best friend is a librarian for a law firm in London. Sheís working from home now and they they can do 95% of their normal work from home as the vast majority of what they use is now online. She...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 May 20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,010
Posted By landandword17
LAX and MIA were among the 13 airports...

LAX and MIA were among the 13 airports designated for processing those US citizens and residents who still have the right to travel.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 18 May 20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,085
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I think they likely have had a lot of...

I think they likely have had a lot of cancellations for 2020 and expect their loads to be way down on 2019.
Forum: Positivity Forum 15 May 20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I had a younger coworker lament the early 00s...

I had a younger coworker lament the early 00s recently! He thought everything was better then when for me I canít think of anything but the fear and uncertainty of 9/11, the Iraq war, terror...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 May 20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 109,804
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I havenít been online in over a month. Best...

I havenít been online in over a month. Best decision ever btw! Logged in today and saw this thread title and thought this would be a welcome bit of positivity but alas some people canít help...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 2 Apr 20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By landandword17
Mobile He wrote the music for one of my favourite cult...

He wrote the music for one of my favourite cult films ďThat Thing You DoĒ directed by Tom Hanks. He was a great talent.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 2 Apr 20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By landandword17
Mobile That sounds like a lot until you read that they...

That sounds like a lot until you read that they have 1.6 billion mobile accounts so a 21million drop could have less sinister explanations.

For my part I believe China have a LOT to answer for...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 2 Apr 20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I understand how you feel being away from him but...

I understand how you feel being away from him but I would be far more worried if his neighbours were not bothered with him, he had no dog to walk and he was all alone so that nobody would know if he...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 1 Apr 20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,682
Posted By landandword17
Mobile My husband works with a lady who used to work for...

My husband works with a lady who used to work for them. Her biggest issue was she was rarely able to meet the targets to get commission so she said it was a minimum wage job with very high staff...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 31 Mar 20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,695
Posted By landandword17
Mobile No updates no but I hope all of us who were...

No updates no but I hope all of us who were participating in the thread are doing okay too.

I have no mental energy to give to political debates at the moment or any conflict in general. It all...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 31 Mar 20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,695
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Itís absurd imo to try to blame the customers for...

Itís absurd imo to try to blame the customers for the position airlines are in or to try to blackmail them by suggesting the actions of the man on the street now will be the reason an airline fails...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 30 Mar 20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,718
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I can understand why the thread were deleted but...

I can understand why the thread were deleted but have the mods had any updates on the OP?
Forum: Current Issues Forum 28 Mar 20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By landandword17
Mobile ď I can help everyone else to keep going as I...

ď I can help everyone else to keep going as I usually do xĒ

Take time for yourself too. Remember what they tell us on the airplane ďput on your oxygen mask before helping othersĒ Don't put too...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 28 Mar 20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Try some ASMR on Youtube or some mindfulness or...

Try some ASMR on Youtube or some mindfulness or meditation videos/apps. Iíd also recommend a day with no social media/forums/24 hr news cycle. Itís information overload and not good for us constantly...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 24 Mar 20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,813
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I love the US but there are millions of people...

I love the US but there are millions of people over there who donít believe that everyone deserves basic healthcare and who are absolutely okay the idea of children dying as long as their tax dollars...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 23 Mar 20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,716
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Too funny! Ours spent a full night singing Billy...

Too funny! Ours spent a full night singing Billy Joel over Christmas. Every time we hear him now we burst out laughing. We have just learned to laugh too. What else can you do.
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