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Forum: General DVC Discussion 13 Oct 20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Hil
Just having a little rant here ;-) ... Over...

Just having a little rant here ;-) ...

Over the last two to three weeks I've been responding to people posting on the FB page looking for points, and I've advertised a confirmed rental. I have...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 8 Oct 20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Hil
Thanks :-)

Thanks :-)
Forum: General DVC Discussion 8 Oct 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Hil
If accepting payment by PayPal, how do I ensure...

If accepting payment by PayPal, how do I ensure the payment comes through in $$$? (apart from asking my renter to pay in dollars?)

I've just completed two (small) rentals and asked both to pay in...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 5 Oct 20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Hil
Thanks! Over thinking is definitely in my DNA,...

Thanks! Over thinking is definitely in my DNA, :). Iíll try to be more relaxed about it - as you say, we owners retain control, so I would cancel if the payment didnít come through.

Thanks for...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 4 Oct 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Hil
Hope you don't mind me jumping on the thread, but...

Hope you don't mind me jumping on the thread, but how do you go about the confirmation process, and in what order? I've done a few rentals before (mainly to Uk renters / friends), but am never quite...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 22 Sep 20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By Hil
If youíre renting out via the FB group, would you...

If youíre renting out via the FB group, would you feel more comfortable posting and then waiting for interest, or would you respond to a post seeking points?

Or am I over thinking this?!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By Hil
Thanks! Our flights would have been at the...

Thanks! Our flights would have been at the beginning of October, so maybe Iíll wait a while and see what happens and then put in a request if nothing happens :-)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Aug 20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By Hil
Can anyone confirm whether you do have to...

Can anyone confirm whether you do have to actively request a refund for bubble / exit row / ELR seat payments?

I had previously read that this would happen automatically once the aircraft was...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jun 20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Hil
Ours was booked as a fly drive through netflights...

Ours was booked as a fly drive through netflights and weíd only paid a deposit, so slightly different scenario than booking flight direct with VA, but yes, weíve been told we will have full refund...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jun 20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Hil
VA seat refund - how do I apply?

Looking for advice about requesting a refund for the seat selection on our VA flight which was switched from LGW to LHR.

VA cancelled the LGW flight and put us on the LHR alternative which we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Jun 20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,742
Posted By Hil
Iíve also had excellent customer service from...

Iíve also had excellent customer service from netflights and wanted to post this to give a bit of good feedback for them. Not that this negates any bad service others have received, but just to show...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 May 20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,665
Posted By Hil
For those whose flights are now showing as LHR...

For those whose flights are now showing as LHR instead of LGW - are they indirect? If so, does this class as a 'major change' and give you the option to cancel?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 May 20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,669
Posted By Hil
I think the difference at the moment is that the...

I think the difference at the moment is that the personal choice to cancel has come about because the holiday which may still go ahead is highly unlikely to be the experience which was originally...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 May 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,669
Posted By Hil
But this approach doesnít work for those who...

But this approach doesnít work for those who donít want to go this August (for any/all of the reasons stated by others elsewhere re parks/health/insurance/etc) - the risk in paying the balance now is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 May 20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Hil
Ah, thank you - that sounds promising! Itís for...

Ah, thank you - that sounds promising! Itís for my daughter, so I will let her know!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 May 20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Hil
Lightbulb VH - who to contact for cancelling / rescheduling?

Does anyone have an email address / twitter / phone contact for Virgin Holidays, please, who will talk to people with bookings further ahead than 72 hours?

Trying to speak to someone about options...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Hil
:thumbup::cool: Thanks! Hope your new trip...

:thumbup::cool: Thanks!
Hope your new trip works out just the way you want it to :-)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Hil
Thanks for this - just the info I was looking...

Thanks for this - just the info I was looking for!
Who did you contact / how did you do the transfer to a new holiday?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Apr 20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Hil
Question VH rebooking - deposit only?

DD and SIL are due to go to WDW in August with Virgin Holidays and are due to pay the balance of their trip in late May. On the basis that VH may not have released any definite information about...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 7 Feb 20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,886
Posted By Hil
We're there until 17th so will just miss you! ...

We're there until 17th so will just miss you! We'll be starting out in Orlando, then going to Fort Myers Beach before finishing our trip at Breezy Palms.

We have one of the bungalows this time,...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 7 Feb 20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,886
Posted By Hil
Ours too :-) We've booked again for this October...

Ours too :-) We've booked again for this October and can't wait!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 3 Feb 20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Hil
Same for us usually - Magical Express to SSR for...

Same for us usually - Magical Express to SSR for the first night, then pick up car the following day from across the road in Buena Vista Palace. Certainly works well for us.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Feb 20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Hil
That makes me nervous, lol! I hope it lives up...

That makes me nervous, lol! I hope it lives up to your expectations :-)

When do you go? We're not there until October, so it's a bit of a wait for us.

Thank you for mentioning the BA price or...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Feb 20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Hil
Great!

Great!
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Feb 20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Hil
I got to the avios option by signing in to my BA...

I got to the avios option by signing in to my BA executive club account and then clicking on 'use avios'. You can also do it by going straight to your avios account. Don't think you can do it from...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Feb 20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Hil
Thank you so much for resurrecting this thread as...

Thank you so much for resurrecting this thread as I've just booked through BA for a lot less than we had been looking at!



Do you have any AVIOS? We used some to get the total cost down a bit...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 31 Jan 20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Hil
Coincidentally, we've just been checking prices...

Coincidentally, we've just been checking prices this morning for our trip this October! Thanks to your post, I'm going to check BA :-)

Yes, we have always had breakfast for two included whenever...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 9 Jan 20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Hil
We've used Blackberry three times now for...

We've used Blackberry three times now for Heathrow to Gatwick and plan to use them again this year.

We had a slight hitch with the driver going to the wrong pick up point the first time, but the...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 18 Oct 19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Hil
Thank you for the suggestion :-) I should have...

Thank you for the suggestion :-)
I should have been more specific and say that itís Vero Beach Resort in particular that Iím looking for at the moment and touring plans doesnít cover it. Iím...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 18 Oct 19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Hil
Question Building floor layout maps?

I know (in the dim and distant past!) I've see plans of the DVC resort buildings with room type / numbers on each floor but I can't find it now. I can find plenty of room floor plans, and resort...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 11 Oct 19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 57,654
Posted By Hil
we also thought this would be a definite negative...

we also thought this would be a definite negative point (although the rest of it looks fab!), but I was encouraged to see the coffee table has adjustable height so you could sit on the sofa and maybe...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Sep 19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Hil
Thanks, all, thatís just what I needed to know. I...

Thanks, all, thatís just what I needed to know. I think weíll stick with the Disney Springs area pick as usual.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Sep 19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Hil
Car Care Centre - vehicle choice?

If you pick up your rental car (Alamo) at the CCC is there a choice of vehicles in the same way as you have at the MCO garage?

We usually collect from one of the Disney Springs hotels where our...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 25 Sep 19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 57,654
Posted By Hil
We'll miss the big table, too - mainly for eating...

We'll miss the big table, too - mainly for eating (even if only a quick breakfast) but also just somewhere to put 'stuff'. That's quite a loss IMHO.

Loving the two bedside tables though :-)
Forum: Beyond the Parks 14 Sep 19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By Hil
Marathon is busier with more things to do,...

Marathon is busier with more things to do, Islamorada is more laid back.

We've stayed in Islamorada several times. Not sure what kind of accommodation you're looking for, but we liked Hadley...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,584
Posted By Hil
This is interesting - what's the formula for when...

This is interesting - what's the formula for when the non-flex rates are released?

I've got a flex room booked for DD on 12th Aug, so based on your advice re 9th, would I be right in thinking I...
Forum: Disney Crafts 8 Sep 19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 946
Posted By Hil
:) Any advice for opening an etsy shop?

DD is making some craft items and I suggested she could have an etsy shop - trouble is, neither of us know enough about how to do this / is it straightforward? / are the fees prohibitive? / is it...
Forum: General Chat 6 Sep 19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,758
Posted By Hil
We changed provider a few months ago and I have...

We changed provider a few months ago and I have been contacted regularly ever since to ask me to choose a date for our smart meter installation. They told me it was part of the agreement to the new...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 109,402
Posted By Hil
Sending best wishes to you all.

Sending best wishes to you all.
Forum: Accommodation 1 Sep 19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By Hil
Me too - ours has never shown less than £75 so...

Me too - ours has never shown less than £75 so far, but I've just booked the flex rate and set myself a reminder to keep checking.
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