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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Dec 20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By leahamy
Although BA do seem to do their best and we have...

Although BA do seem to do their best and we have always had seats together in the past, I decided to use Avios Miles to pre-book seats for 6 of us for September 2021 flights.
Would also suggest...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Dec 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,330
Posted By leahamy
Our September Virgin flights were cancelled 15/07...

Our September Virgin flights were cancelled 15/07 and our refund was received 31/10. We had already rebooked with BA for 2021.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Nov 20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By leahamy
We had changed ours from Sept 2020 (Virgin refund...

We had changed ours from Sept 2020 (Virgin refund eventually received) to May / June 2021 (BA) - only paid £400 deposit to BA for flights + car package - this week decided to change again to Sept...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Oct 20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,181
Posted By leahamy
We should have gone with Virgin flights...

We should have gone with Virgin flights 27/09/2020 (still awaiting refund) and have rebooked BA flights + car hire for 20/05/2021, we are hopeful but not particularly confident that May will be ok.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jul 20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By leahamy
We originally booked 27/09 direct with Virgin...

We originally booked 27/09 direct with Virgin from Gatwick to Orlando, eventually received notification of switch to Heathrow but, we had already decided to move to next year so had rebooked...
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 14 Jul 20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By leahamy
Welcome and happy planning!

Welcome and happy planning!
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 31 May 20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 282
Posted By leahamy
Welcome - I'm sure you will find this site...

Welcome - I'm sure you will find this site extremely helpful and interesting. You must also have many experiences and tips to share with us.
Forum: Intro's and Welcomes 31 May 20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By leahamy
Welcome! Loads of useful information here and...

Welcome! Loads of useful information here and look forward to your contributions.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 May 20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,521
Posted By leahamy
It's so frustrating for all of us. I am shielding...

It's so frustrating for all of us. I am shielding and have hardly ventured out over the last 10 weeks although, my wife and I have taken the two dogs for a local walk for the last couple of days - at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Oct 19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,483
Posted By leahamy
We are going 27/09/2020 to 15/10/2020 and the BA...

We are going 27/09/2020 to 15/10/2020 and the BA flights are available in a few days time, Virgin is still about a month away. We prefer flying with one of those two airlines, if possible. We usually...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Oct 19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By leahamy
We took mostly travellers cheques + some cash for...

We took mostly travellers cheques + some cash for many years but, now have changed to a pre-loaded currency card + some cash. We have used the FairFX card because there was a good deal a couple of...
Forum: Tickets 17 Mar 19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By leahamy
Agree with Family Jack - used my Tesco credit...

Agree with Family Jack - used my Tesco credit card to pay for our villa last year, happened to be charged in dollars, and was charged 2.75%. Got caught out as I got the quote in sterling, won't...
Forum: Tickets 27 Jan 19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By leahamy
Also, I find Orlando Ticket Deals very...

Also, I find Orlando Ticket Deals very competitive, real tickets and they have given me a price match a couple of times if you do the research and ask the question - they will check the company you...
Forum: Accommodation 27 Jan 19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,608
Posted By leahamy
As with some of the others, we have stayed in...

As with some of the others, we have stayed in various areas over the years but definitely now favour the Four Corners area. We enjoyed staying in Sunset Lakes a few years ago but for the last 3...
Forum: Tickets 27 Jan 19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By leahamy
I believe you would lose the deposit if the...

I believe you would lose the deposit if the balance is not paid by the date due. Our daughter did that one year because the prices dropped and for 6 of them to go, it was cheaper to forfeit the £60...
Forum: General Chat 27 Jan 19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By leahamy
We have just started planning our next visit in...

We have just started planning our next visit in Sept / Oct 2020 - the planning never becomes tedious, it's all part of the fun. Our "once in a lifetime trip" was in 1993!
Have a great time again.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Aug 18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By leahamy
Yes, 12.00 midday is correct - hope you get all...

Yes, 12.00 midday is correct - hope you get all that you would like
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 May 18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By leahamy
Not experienced the Virgin card but used FairFX...

Not experienced the Virgin card but used FairFX last year, never used a prepaid card before, and didn't experience any problems. Got a bonus (£25 I think) by applying via a comparison site, could...
Forum: Tickets 13 May 18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By leahamy
I use this company all the time and have always...

I use this company all the time and have always found them excellent with their service and attitude. The last 2 trips I have also secured a "price match" with them as they were slightly dearer and I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 May 18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By leahamy
I agree - we have had 2 free Orlando flights in...

I agree - we have had 2 free Orlando flights in the past, when they were Air Miles before Avios took over. Doesn't seem to be as good a deal now that you use Avios Miles and still have to pay the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 May 18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By leahamy
According to the Virgin website, twilight...

According to the Virgin website, twilight check-in at Gatwick is 5pm - 9pm. We have done this many times with Virgin & BA - still check-in online, print boarding passes, then arrive at Gatwick and...
Forum: General Chat 3 May 18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,539
Posted By leahamy
I am a Financial Adviser and two of my clients...

I am a Financial Adviser and two of my clients are currently in chains buying / selling where PB are involved somewhere. Both are having a nightmare, the PB solicitors appear to be delaying for no...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 11 Feb 18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By leahamy
I've had my Tesco points automatically converted...

I've had my Tesco points automatically converted to Avios Miles (and previously Airmiles) for many years now. My wife & I have had 2 free Orlando flights each in the past with Airmiles completely...
Forum: General Chat 28 Dec 17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By leahamy
Having been on medication for high blood pressure...

Having been on medication for high blood pressure for a few years and had half a lung removed 5 years ago, due to a tumor, I found worlwide travel insurance quotes were coming in at anything up to...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Oct 17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,420
Posted By leahamy
We were there in September and used Ponderosa for...

We were there in September and used Ponderosa for breakfast a few times. Thought Sizzler's choice was very poor and tried Golden Corral a couple of times - first time was ok, second time we were...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Oct 17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,942
Posted By leahamy
I joined Avis Preferred in 2015 after booking the...

I joined Avis Preferred in 2015 after booking the Avis car with the BA flights and then had to phone to link the Preferred number to the booking, although the Avis staff in the garage office had a...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 15 Oct 17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,739
Posted By leahamy
We saw the show in 2009 and would highly...

We saw the show in 2009 and would highly recommend it to anyone. At that time there was a seating plan on the website, I contacted the box office (can't remember whether it was by phone or email) and...
Forum: Tickets 8 Oct 17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By leahamy
I believe that Disney & Universal 2017 tickets...

I believe that Disney & Universal 2017 tickets have to be used for the first time by 31/12/2017, then expire 14 days from then (if 14 day tickets have been purchased). so, on that basis 2018 tickets...
Forum: Tickets 15 Sep 17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By leahamy
I managed to link our 2 tickets (on a computer)...

I managed to link our 2 tickets (on a computer) then, when I went to add our daughter & son-in-law's tickets, my wife's had dropped off - had to phone up to get it re-instated. Eventually booked all...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 10 Sep 17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,410
Posted By leahamy
We were flying today (10/09) 11.15 BA LGW to MCO,...

We were flying today (10/09) 11.15 BA LGW to MCO, which was cancelled Friday afternoon. I was able to re-book the same flight for Wednesday - the BA guy was brilliant. Obviously, it will be lovely to...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Jul 17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By leahamy
We prefer Typhoon Lagoon as we use it for a...

We prefer Typhoon Lagoon as we use it for a "chill out" day, there seems to be more space and beach area to relax on. I believe our children & grandchildren prefer Aquatica as there are more flumes &...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Jun 17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By leahamy
You are right - Fastpass+ can only be booked 60...

You are right - Fastpass+ can only be booked 60 days in advance (if onsite) or 30 days in advance (if offsite) for each Disney park in turn. If there are tiers at that park, I believe, they will show...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jun 17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By leahamy
I think there is a "My Disney Experience"...

I think there is a "My Disney Experience" helpline
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 May 17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By leahamy
I found World First was cheapest in 2015 and a...

I found World First was cheapest in 2015 and a good annual policy. Need to start looking again for travel Sept 2017
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 Apr 17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By leahamy
I hope it's just a rumour - my wife's absolute...

I hope it's just a rumour - my wife's absolute favourite ride and one of the few rides I will do
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Mar 17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By leahamy
Used FP+ for the first time for September 2015,...

Used FP+ for the first time for September 2015, going again this September, and was off-site so had 30 day window. Managed to book everything we wanted but did find a lot of the times initially...
Forum: General Chat 14 Mar 17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,385
Posted By leahamy
Mine are also automatically converted to Avios...

Mine are also automatically converted to Avios miles. Started when it was Airmiles and the 2 of us both had two free flights to Orlando. Not so good since Avios came along but still save miles as...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Mar 17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By leahamy
Definitely no need to stay overnight unless a...

Definitely no need to stay overnight unless a beach visit is going to be included. I have always driven, 75-90 minutes from Kissimmee area so, depends where you stay. Not sure whether it is the same...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Feb 17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,461
Posted By leahamy
We went in September 2015 and found the crowds...

We went in September 2015 and found the crowds very low so, hardly any waiting in queues. Going again this year 11-28 September - fingers crossed
Forum: General Chat 2 Feb 17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By leahamy
Yes, I had a PET scan 4.5 years ago, it's...

Yes, I had a PET scan 4.5 years ago, it's basically a CT scan but they inject radioactive liquid into you before the scan. It provides a better, clearer picture for them. I had a shadow on my lung...
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