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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,900
Posted By Shani
Going to put this out there now, as my...

Going to put this out there now, as my prediction...

Infections will go down, a little, a couple of weeks after the fire-break. They will then start to rise, and they will bring in all these...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,962
Posted By Shani
In normal years, where I'm working all day...

In normal years, where I'm working all day Mon-Fri, I'll only hang washing out at weekends if it's really nice and sunny. If it doesn't look like it'll dry completely outside and I'll have to put it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 97,990
Posted By Shani
Just received my refund from Virgin Atlantic...

Just received my refund from Virgin Atlantic today. Flights were cancelled back in June and refund request confirmation was on 29/6. 102 days.
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Shani
I check my credit report, to make sure all is as...

I check my credit report, to make sure all is as it should be, no strange accounts opened in my name etc, but I pay no attention to the actual "score" I get.

Well, I guess that's not entirely...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Sep 20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,247
Posted By Shani
Coach industry here too :wavey: Our main...

Coach industry here too :wavey:

Our main coach fleet's wheels haven't moved (and they're all still on laid up insurance) since March. The industry is on its knees. We're hanging on by a thread and...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,278
Posted By Shani
My daughter got hers today. She got 4 A*, 6 A and...

My daughter got hers today. She got 4 A*, 6 A and a C in Welsh first language (she's not first language by any means but the school felt second language was "too easy" for her).

Over the moon and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,364
Posted By Shani
The rest of the refund has landed in my account...

The rest of the refund has landed in my account this morning, so that's everything I've paid Disney refunded now.

Glad it's sorted, but sad at the same time.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jul 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,364
Posted By Shani
Mobile Most but not all, has been refunded to my card...

Most but not all, has been refunded to my card this morning. There were a few separate transactions so I guess the rest will follow.
Forum: Accommodation 7 Jul 20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,751
Posted By Shani
Guessing if demand picks up and the resorts that...

Guessing if demand picks up and the resorts that are open are starting to fill, they'll open the others one by one?
Forum: Accommodation 2 Jul 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By Shani
They haven't responded to my email at all. I...

They haven't responded to my email at all. I haven't even asked for a refund, just told them I'm happy for them to hold on to my deposit (and full payment for Discovery Cove, which is now closed on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jul 20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,364
Posted By Shani
And me

And me
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jun 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,364
Posted By Shani
No changes for me. Both bookings still live. ...

No changes for me. Both bookings still live.

I had also paid a big chunk of it, not quite the full balance, but over £5k. I wonder if that's why they're taking their time...


OK, I tell a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 25,952
Posted By Shani
I got it off VA website. Let me see if I can find...

I got it off VA website. Let me see if I can find it in Whatsapp settings...

Ah, here it is. +443448747747

They replied to my initial message quickly, and I had to answer yes/no etc. Took a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 25,952
Posted By Shani
Just had a Whatsapp conversation with Virgin...

Just had a Whatsapp conversation with Virgin. They've cancelled our MAN-ATL leg on 26/9. They've confirmed the cancellation of the flight and that we're entitled to a refund which would take 120 days...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jun 20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By Shani
Daughter was year 11, so she's technically left...

Daughter was year 11, so she's technically left (although will go back to 6th form), but son in year 9 currently really wants to go. We're in Anglesey though, so no schools here because of the local...
Forum: General Chat 28 Jun 20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By Shani
I thought I was strange in enjoying the...

I thought I was strange in enjoying the pre/travel days, as everyone who writes them tend to say " I know you're not really interested in this" and I always think to myself they're the days I enjoy...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jun 20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,364
Posted By Shani
This is now worrying me. I logged in to cancel...

This is now worrying me. I logged in to cancel both my bookings. Since then I've only received an email with an updated invoice with 35% off and nothing else.

I just went on chat on MDE and they...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Jun 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shani
Thanks! I can't pretend to know much about air...

Thanks! I can't pretend to know much about air miles, but they look to be good incentives. The earliest we could reschedule would be next September, so we couldn't even book the flights yet anyway. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Jun 20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,396
Posted By Shani
We've had some discussions, and the rumblings are...

We've had some discussions, and the rumblings are they hope to start operating in the UK in September. Fingers crossed!

I have to say, of all the dozens of companies we work with, Leger are by...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Jun 20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,727
Posted By Shani
We will certainly, at some point, go back to...

We will certainly, at some point, go back to Florida, but I don't think our future holidays will look anything like our previous ones - 14 days at a deluxe with the dining plan... It'll probably...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jun 20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shani
Hmmm I haven't got an email from them. What kind...

Hmmm I haven't got an email from them. What kind of incentives were they offering you? There's 12 of us, so they've got £6k of my money! I'd rather it back (or on its way back, at least) to my bank...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jun 20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By Shani
September flight disappeared

We won't be going - but I just checked our flight status on Virgin's website, and it's telling me my MAN-ATL leg on 26/9 doesn't exist. It's VS109. On searching the route, it says there are no direct...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Jun 20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,168
Posted By Shani
It's just been announced this afternoon that our...

It's just been announced this afternoon that our schools (Anglesey) won't be opening due to the local outbreak in a meat processing factory.

My youngest son was going to go back, but it was only...
Forum: Tickets 16 Jun 20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,363
Posted By Shani
To be honest, I think all this has done is...

To be honest, I think all this has done is expedited what Disney have been aiming to do. Pre-bookings means easier planning of staff numbers for Disney, meaning they can save money. It's been slowly...
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Shani
Yep, seems we're moving through the whole house...

Yep, seems we're moving through the whole house decorating and sprucing up during lockdown. Downstairs toilet/porch done (needs ripping out, but just lick of paint and new floor etc for now)...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 May 20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Shani
Mobile https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/an-...

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/an-update-on-walt-disney-world-resort-reservations/

Unfortunately, it seems Disney have cancelled all ADRs and dining plans, so I'm not getting any...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 May 20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By Shani
Disney cancelled all ADRs and dining plans

Just browsing whilst unable to sleep, as you do. I came across this : https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/an-update-on-walt-disney-world-resort-reservations/

All ADRs are cancelled, as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 May 20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,396
Posted By Shani
Such a massive blow to the industry - an industry...

Such a massive blow to the industry - an industry which seems forgotten (as per a post I wrote that was shared hundreds of thousands of times at the start of this crisis).

My step father started...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 May 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,931
Posted By Shani
I won't be going if we have to wear masks...

I won't be going if we have to wear masks everywhere.

But also, I won't be going if they're doing temperature screenings either. For most of my adult life, every time I take my temp, it's...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 May 20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,015
Posted By Shani
Pretty much exactly the same as us. 5 people, 1...

Pretty much exactly the same as us. 5 people, 1 dog, 4 bed house, and we're at around £1800 before food or fuel spend.

Gas and electricity alone are £175 per month. We don't even pay for Sky,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 May 20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Shani
The layer of added complexity many people...

The layer of added complexity many people wouldn't think about is home to school transport.

Under new social distancing measures, a 50 seat coach can only carry 11 passengers. A 16 seat coach can...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,032
Posted By Shani
Mobile I wasn't commenting on all the actions/inactions...

I wasn't commenting on all the actions/inactions relating to covid (that's a whole new kettle of fish). My comments were directly related to the OP's question re: relaxing of lockdown measures...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,032
Posted By Shani
I understand that, however their decisions make...

I understand that, however their decisions make no sense. It's like they're licking their finger, sticking it in the air and saying "ah yes, we've given it no reasonable thought, but we'll do that,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,032
Posted By Shani
That was my exact reaction when they announced it...

That was my exact reaction when they announced it - stay home for all but essential travel, but garden centres can reopen.

Contradictions all over the place. But the contradictions are happening...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,708
Posted By Shani
We're booked to fly on 26/9, so this is good to...

We're booked to fly on 26/9, so this is good to know.

I don't want to do anything just yet though, as I want clarity on whether my credit card would cover me if Virgin go bust in the mean time...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 May 20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,037
Posted By Shani
We're in Wales, so doesn't apply... but when it...

We're in Wales, so doesn't apply... but when it does, our company can't do anything until people are allowed to travel again. Until they can go to sporting events, hen dos, gatherings, holidays in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 May 20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,578
Posted By Shani
(I'm in Wales, so this doesn't apply to us -...

(I'm in Wales, so this doesn't apply to us - we're still "stay at home")

Translated from Boris language:

I didn't really want to lockdown the country in the first place. It'll cost too much...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Apr 20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,658
Posted By Shani
As a coach hire company, there is nothing for us...

As a coach hire company, there is nothing for us to do apart from the bare minimum admin until the country is allowed to move again. Our fleet is mothballed. The remaining few vehicles we had on the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Apr 20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,581
Posted By Shani
Were Virgin really in trouble before this though,...

Were Virgin really in trouble before this though, or was it a case of losses being a paper exercise due to some long term investing / writing off / tax practises? Companies like Virgin think longer...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Apr 20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,377
Posted By Shani
To give a simple answer to that question, I'll...

To give a simple answer to that question, I'll say that the whole pandemic has panned out a whole lot worse than I could have ever imagined, when it all started.

Even up until the beginning of...
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