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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,993
Posted By mick
Good luck to you all Joan :wave:

Good luck to you all

Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,403
Posted By mick
It depends who you've booked with. With...

It depends who you've booked with.

With Andy at DFCH, for instance, you can cancel and rebook without penalty. Lots of other UK brokers do the same but I've only got recent experience of Andy.
...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By mick
We've never eaten in the Cheesecake Factory...

We've never eaten in the Cheesecake Factory either.

Seems odd ordering a fillet steak in a cake shop:confused2 Is it a bit like ordering Lobster Thermidor in Greggs? :grin:

Mick
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By mick
Crikey you all have great stamina!:pgig: a...

Crikey you all have great stamina!:pgig: a brilliant day shame about first thing though:nonono:


Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By mick
This is the earlier thread that Helen may be...

This is the earlier thread that Helen may be alluding to. :confused2

I tried to help but have Alamo changed the rules?

https://DIBB.in/14258852

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,335
Posted By mick
I may have already said this on another recent...

I may have already said this on another recent VTP thread but that's our experience exactly.

Got to the villa wifi and the VTP email was actually timed 5 minutes before we left the Alamo garage...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By mick
In around 18 visits post-ESTA we've been asked...

In around 18 visits post-ESTA we've been asked maybe three times where we are staying.

We respond with "a villa over in Davenport" which narrows it down to maybe 50 communities. :grin: Never been...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By mick
Having read maybe 90% of ESTA posts on here since...

Having read maybe 90% of ESTA posts on here since they were introduced in Jan 2009 I guess that around 50% of Dibbers put "unkown" anyway and have had absolutely no problems. Of the remaining 50%...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,335
Posted By mick
This is all you need :grin: ...

This is all you need :grin:

https://www.sunpass.com/en/about/whereToUseSunPass.shtml

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,403
Posted By mick
Oh dear - that's a drag. Mick

Oh dear - that's a drag.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,004
Posted By mick
I'm a nervous flyer - or at least a nervous...

I'm a nervous flyer - or at least a nervous lander ;)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,403
Posted By mick
Do you have a 10 digit Alamo number? Mine was...

Do you have a 10 digit Alamo number? Mine was 142xxxxxxx back in Sept. Worth a try on the form I linked maybe.

As you know all you need is the bar code.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,403
Posted By mick
Really? That's unusual. I guess at least a...

Really? That's unusual.

I guess at least a hundred Dibbers (us included) have never been asked to show the Brits Guide. Excellent publication it is but as Alamo probably run a thousand promotions...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,403
Posted By mick
I've done OLCI with Alamo about 7 times in recent...

I've done OLCI with Alamo about 7 times in recent years. Twice with Brits and more recently with Andy at DFCH

I've never seen that statement. Are you using this form with a 10 digit Alamo...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,993
Posted By mick
As you say Travel Agents just tell everyone that...

As you say Travel Agents just tell everyone that they need 6 months grace because it's an easy and lazy response.

I've posted that USA DHL link maybe 50 times since I've been on the DIBB. As...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,993
Posted By mick
That is absolutely incorrect. Have you not...

That is absolutely incorrect. Have you not bothered to read the official document that I just posted.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,993
Posted By mick
I usually qualify my response these days to say...

I usually qualify my response these days to say "if flying direct"

If EU demand grace after 1st Feb I don't know how it works if flying indirect for example and whatever Schengen means I'm totally...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jan 20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,993
Posted By mick
As disneypars says you do not need any grace on a...

As disneypars says you do not need any grace on a passport to visit USA if issued by any of these countries.

Posted this link dozens of times - hope it reassures you ;)
...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 26 Jan 20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mick
We used to have the occasional breakfast at...

We used to have the occasional breakfast at Perkins at Posner but never dinner. It was far quieter than the one on 192. Probably that's why it closed :confused2

Joan had her usual email from B&BW...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 26 Jan 20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By mick
Catch the free trolley which runs the whole...

Catch the free trolley which runs the whole length of AMI - get on and off where you like.

https://www.islandreal.com/blog/anna-maria-islands-free-trolley/

Mick
Forum: Shopping in Florida 26 Jan 20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By mick
Helen At the moment we're torn between The...

Helen

At the moment we're torn between The Loop, Winter Garden Village and Clermont for Joan's twice yearly pilgrimages to B&BW - usually all of them ;) They are all around 17/18 miles from...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 Jan 20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,335
Posted By mick
First of all Alamo cars don't have a built in...

First of all Alamo cars don't have a built in transponder so you'd automatically trigger Sunpass if you drive through any toll plaza without stopping. But you can choose to pay cash at the vast...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 25 Jan 20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,440
Posted By mick
Oh dear that doesnt sound good :nonono: glad...

Oh dear that doesnt sound good :nonono: glad Disney sorted it for you


Joan :wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jan 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,549
Posted By mick
Once again thank you for writing your trippie, as...

Once again thank you for writing your trippie, as usual I have enjoyed reading along.
Sounds like a great holiday the girls are really growing up turning into lovely young ladies.
Ill look out for...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jan 20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By mick
Brilliant day :spin: Joan :wave:

Brilliant day :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By mick
Agree that the Osceola Parkway is a much better...

Agree that the Osceola Parkway is a much better east/west route than the 192 because of all the traffic lights on the latter. But I've never seen any traffic lights on the 417 toll road. We use it...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By mick
Absolutely correct. Alamo (unlike Dollar) don't...

Absolutely correct. Alamo (unlike Dollar) don't have their own toll service. It's simply the Sunpass scheme.

No need to say anything at the Alamo barrier. However in my experience the charges...
Forum: General Chat 25 Jan 20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,354
Posted By mick
It was excellent training to be a Quantity...

It was excellent training to be a Quantity Surveyor :grin: I only got three O levels in the days when you either passed or failed - no grades of pass back then. Maths was one of them.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 25 Jan 20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,354
Posted By mick
At my grammar school we had a very interesting...

At my grammar school we had a very interesting and challenging task in detention. Instead of writing "I must learn to respect my teacher" 500 times we had to do subtractions.

They would give you...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jan 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By mick
A great day :spin: Joan :wave:

A great day :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By mick
That's all you need to do. We actually put ours...

That's all you need to do. We actually put ours in the glove box if we weren't heading anywhere near a toll road.

The important thing to remember is to hand it back at MCO or risk a $10 "fine"...
Forum: General Chat 25 Jan 20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,354
Posted By mick
Kevin I was 74 last week so I think I'm...

Kevin

I was 74 last week so I think I'm qualified to answer :grin:

No OFSTED or school prom - not even a leaving disco

Had my share of blackboard rubbers thrown at me, wooden rulers on the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 25 Jan 20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 184,953
Posted By mick
Sorry but we never use satnav so can't help on...

Sorry but we never use satnav so can't help on that - maybe if you start a new thread in the car forum someone may spot it.

No such thing as a "toll pass gadget". Some Avis cars have a built in...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Jan 20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By mick
A good mix with a water park and a park :spin: ...

A good mix with a water park and a park :spin:


Joan :wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Jan 20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By mick
Another great day :spin: Joan :wave:

Another great day :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jan 20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,609
Posted By mick
Thats not good hope you manage to get it sorted ...

Thats not good hope you manage to get it sorted

Joan :wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Jan 20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By mick
Great first day :spin: still remember our first...

Great first day :spin: still remember our first view of the castle back in 1990 so magical

Joan :wave:
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 23 Jan 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By mick
There are a number of different options but I can...

There are a number of different options but I can only speak for the places we go to fairly regularly.

The sad thing is that lots of them are "single use" promotions and even using Joan and my...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 Jan 20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 184,953
Posted By mick
If I've got my driving licence with me it takes...

If I've got my driving licence with me it takes about 10 minutes to complete the OLCI form and press "print" :grin: Literally as late as you dare before losing access to a printer.

Mick
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 23 Jan 20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By mick
You just need to go on to the web sites of the...

You just need to go on to the web sites of the restaurants you fancy and join their email "clubs" Beware though of one time offers such as "free appetiser" as they often only have a shelf life of two...
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