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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 11:56 AM
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Posted By landandword17
Mobile I think a case is around $100 on the day with...

I think a case is around $100 on the day with nearly all the airlines
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I used to be in the civil service and we could...

I used to be in the civil service and we could never print out screens and give them to someone for security reasons and liability reasons. It was about the worst trouble you could land yourself in...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Most likely a call to the bank will sort that...

Most likely a call to the bank will sort that. Just be glad you have credit cards with high limits. Many people would have been totally stuck if they had to come up with the extra money. So glad you...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I take $200 but we do have a few credit cards so...

I take $200 but we do have a few credit cards so we have backup should one get locked for security or anything like that.

Are you wanting to rely on the cc primarily and just wondering how much...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Norwegian pushed for the others to go ahead but...

Norwegian pushed for the others to go ahead but they decided not to. In the moment I understand you are not thinking clearly but it would have saved them 3,000 +
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile But if the OP could not see her ESTA by logging...

But if the OP could not see her ESTA by logging into the ESTA site and putting in her details why would Norwegian be able to. It seems to me that whatever happened is beteeen OP and ESTA and how the...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile My understanding had been that OP completed the...

My understanding had been that OP completed the form and got to the end where they give you a ref number and tell you to proceed to payment. OP didnt go ahead with payment and somehow that...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Wow what a read and a lesson learned that we can...

Wow what a read and a lesson learned that we can pass on to future posters re. completing a new application up to payment stage.

Anyway, does OP now have to pay for 4 new tickets with no option...
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 102,887
Posted By landandword17
Mobile 🤞 it gets approved very soon. I had Aer...

🤞 it gets approved very soon.

I had Aer Lingus try to tell me that I had no ESTA. I had the printout and they eventually were able to check me in but it shows that the systems sometimes mess up. ...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Aug 19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By landandword17
Mobile A visit to the Bellagio taking in the fountain...

A visit to the Bellagio taking in the fountain and the shows (Celina Dion/Cirque) were my highlights. With 3 days I think just soaking up the atmosphere and exploring the strip will fill your time...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 22 Aug 19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By landandword17
Mobile I didnt realise you wanted 2 rooms. That will...

I didnt realise you wanted 2 rooms. That will add to the cost alright. You will be looking at more than $200 per night for 2 rooms almost everywhere. Have a play around on Expedia and the like now...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Aug 19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By landandword17
Mobile The calorie counts are horrific Ridersmom arent...

The calorie counts are horrific Ridersmom arent they 😆 For the food too although they have a skinnylicious menu - dont like the name but appreciate the options. Were going to meet friends there...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 18 Aug 19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,328
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Couple of things. 1) Americans tip by...

Couple of things.

1) Americans tip by American standards abroad for the most part. I used to work in a hotel during college and all I can say is bless them because I brought home an extra 100...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 17 Aug 19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By landandword17
Mobile You got a great bargain for SF.

You got a great bargain for SF.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Star ratings in SF dont mean much. A holiday inn...

Star ratings in SF dont mean much. A holiday inn can be 350 a night. What is your budget? I would agree with the recommendations above as a good starting point. They are Dibb favourites as some of...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Aug 19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By landandword17
Mobile New York :-)

New York :-)
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Aug 19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By landandword17
Mobile In SF, look into either Dylans tour or the...

In SF, look into either Dylans tour or the Painted Ladies tour company.

Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood is a nice couples dinner.

Griffith Observatory in LA/Getty Center if you like...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,084
Posted By landandword17
Mobile So sorry to hear of your loss, going by the ages...

So sorry to hear of your loss, going by the ages of your children he must be a young man. So sad and I can only imagine the shock.
I hope everything goes well for you and you can rearrange the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Aug 19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,175
Posted By landandword17
Mobile This might be common knowledge to frequent...

This might be common knowledge to frequent travellers to the US who change currency and to those who work in the industry. For everyone else its not common knowledge and this post is very useful...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 14 Aug 19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Ill agree 5 days is overkill and if youre...

Ill agree 5 days is overkill and if youre popping in and out of Disney you have to stay in Anaheim which is not near Los Angeles really, or even in the same county. You could pair Anaheim with the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 13 Aug 19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If Florida usually costs you 5500 then the WC...

If Florida usually costs you 5500 then the WC wont bankrupt you! I would say 6K would get you a great holiday. Return flights from the same airport will be cheaper than flying into one and out of...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Yes but it will take a lot of research. Using...

Yes but it will take a lot of research. Using Tripadvisor, Yelp and Expedia type sites to find reasonable hotels with good reviews. Booking cancellable rates so you can cancel when the price drops...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Aug 19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Download Uber or Lyft.

Download Uber or Lyft.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Aug 19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By landandword17
Mobile We had rain one day in February, so I would pack...

We had rain one day in February, so I would pack a light waterproof jacket. Apart from that day every other day was 22-26 degrees with evenings cooler but not jeans and a jumper cool. We brought...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Thanks for the report. Ive seen some very...

Thanks for the report. Ive seen some very reasonable fares from them so will consider them next time.

Idyllwild sounds amazing, did you rent a house there and which site did you book with...
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By landandword17
Mobile 🎉 Not too far behind you. I nearly prefer single...

🎉 Not too far behind you. I nearly prefer single digit day to travel day 😆
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By landandword17
Mobile The one caveat is that the Northern California...

The one caveat is that the Northern California beaches wont be hot, lay out in the sun beaches. In summer the tend to be foggy and chilly until the afternoon. Carmel beach is beautiful and they...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Thanks for that. Great detail and I love the...

Thanks for that. Great detail and I love the pictures.

Would you mind sharing the area the LA apartment was in so others can avoid it?

Loved how active you all were. We did the bike over the...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 11 Aug 19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,842
Posted By landandword17
Fantastic trip report Helen. You have such a...

Fantastic trip report Helen. You have such a great writing style. I have just gone and found your other reports and pasted them into a pdf to read on the plane next week - better than any book!
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Aug 19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Delivery is only for domestic flights as far as I...

Delivery is only for domestic flights as far as I know. US visitors get sent luggage tags for delivery with their magic bands.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Aug 19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Im going to agree that 3 nights is too long for...

Im going to agree that 3 nights is too long for Monterey (consider staying in Carmel, much prettier town) and the drive from Monterey to LA is too long for one day so I would stop along the way...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 10 Aug 19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If by villa you mean Florida style villa Im...

If by villa you mean Florida style villa Im afraid you wont find anything as big with pool etc in California for the same price. Airbnb in legal in many parts of California, though illegal in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Aug 19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Aer Lingus wouldnt let me check in online and...

Aer Lingus wouldnt let me check in online and when I got to the check in desk they claimed I didnt have an ESTA. Luckily I had the printout and after lots of keyboard tapping and huffing they...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 10 Aug 19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,277
Posted By landandword17
Mobile A memory that has always stuck in my craw is our...

A memory that has always stuck in my craw is our Mercedes driving, married to a dentist teacher making us all bring our lunches up to her desk for examination. One by one she would take the...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Aug 19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Do they have the machines and do they speed...

Do they have the machines and do they speed things up at all? Google tells me they got them a few years ago but dont know if like MCO theyve ditched them since.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Aug 19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By landandword17
Mobile Not to my knowledge. Ive used Shipito in the...

Not to my knowledge. Ive used Shipito in the past, had shopping sent there, they consolidated into one box and sent it to our hotel but depending on how many packages youll have it may not be...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Aug 19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By landandword17
Mobile If I was him Id take the Turo insurance. Not...

If I was him Id take the Turo insurance. Not sure how long hes there for but even if its a fortnight Id rather part with 700 than deal with the consequences of being underinsured or not insured...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Aug 19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By landandword17
You can check availability on AA as they show...

You can check availability on AA as they show Alaska too. Youre looking for the saver reward fare and once you see availability just book online on BA for the AA flights or call BA for Alaska and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Aug 19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By landandword17
Mobile No you call the BA call Center to book Alaska...

No you call the BA call Center to book Alaska. Same for Aer Lingus. Were flying home on aer Lingus from LAX for 33,000 Avios and $70 total. Using Avios on the partner airlines is our secret to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 6 Aug 19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By landandword17
Mobile For anyone who can help but doesnt know what...

For anyone who can help but doesnt know what Turo is, its the Airbnb for cars. People list their own personal cars for rent and you can rent them off them. I assume Americans are covered on their...
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