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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 114
Posted By mick
Bar code after doing OLCI (some say Alamo voucher...

Bar code after doing OLCI (some say Alamo voucher as well but bar code replicates all the info), D/L and a CC (or compliant debit card) is all you need.

Garage A or B doesn't matter unless you...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 114
Posted By mick
So with a combination of Tom and my answers we...

So with a combination of Tom and my answers we might be getting there but it's still very important to know if you've done OLCI so that you can skip the counter.

Having arrived in MCO about 18...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 114
Posted By mick
Thanks Tom. That's why I was trying to...

Thanks Tom.

That's why I was trying to establish what time the OP was due to land, had they done OLCI to STC and why VH were making them wait 3.5 hours.

But I obviously couldn't help any more...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Today, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By mick
That was a queue and a half dont blame you for...

That was a queue and a half dont blame you for not waiting :nonono:

But a great day otherwise and your pizzas look good


Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 114
Posted By mick
Sorry I have missed what time you're due to land...

Sorry I have missed what time you're due to land but I still don't understand why you have to wait 3.5 hours to get the car. If you're through immigration in 30 minutes why can't you go straight to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 114
Posted By mick
Sorry but I don't fully understand. :confused2 ...

Sorry but I don't fully understand. :confused2

If you've booked through Virgin you just collect your car and drive out of the barrier. The hire starts when you drive out. Why do you have to wait...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By mick
Unless Andy at DFCH can help specifically on...

Unless Andy at DFCH can help specifically on booking I'd still say it was random at MCO. It's a 24/7 operation so people are returning cars all day from 12.01am to 11.59pm from over 800 flights in...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By mick
Tom Did you have one of those tiger tails...

Tom

Did you have one of those tiger tails that Esso gave out (sold more likely) that you fixed near the petrol cap. A tiger in your tank. :grin:

Passed my test in 1969 and was able through my...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By mick
Do you mean an F150 truck? :confused2 About...

Do you mean an F150 truck? :confused2

About three years ago there were four in the MCO Alamo full size line in garage B?

Not sure that you can book one though

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,879
Posted By mick
Yes but it's classed as a new booking so you'll...

Yes but it's classed as a new booking so you'll need to do OLCI again

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By mick
Ask Tui now for the extra price to upgrade the...

Ask Tui now for the extra price to upgrade the insurance cover to include CDW and SLI of $1m.

Get a quote from one of the usual recommendations on here such as DFCH, Virgin Atlantic, usrentacar,...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By mick
But that gets a bit complicated because the US...

But that gets a bit complicated because the US gallon is only around 80% of an Imperial one. :confused2


Imperial 4.546 litres
US 3.785 litres

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By mick
Tom And isn't it great when you're over...

Tom

And isn't it great when you're over there watching Brian Shields on WFTV news saying it's going to be 82 degrees today? None of this Centigrade nonsense. If Brian says expect 28 today you'd...
Forum: Polls Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By mick
TC First watch isn't your average "healthy"...

TC

First watch isn't your average "healthy" fry up that you get at most of the places mentioned here. You'll likely find chunks of avocado inside your omelette. :grin:

Mick
Forum: General Trip Planning Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By mick
We did our trip courtesy of the "old" Travel City...

We did our trip courtesy of the "old" Travel City Direct who arranged all flights and hotels.

Flew into Boston for about 3 nights and stayed carless. :grin: Flew over to San Francisco for a week -...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By mick
Thorpy Apologies if my reply came across a...

Thorpy

Apologies if my reply came across a bit aggressive - it certainly wasn't meant towards you. :grin:

I'm 100% certain that he was referring to MCO and probably to how domestic travellers...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By mick
Yes we've done Alamo through Andy four times in...

Yes we've done Alamo through Andy four times in the last couple of years and very easy to do it with him. He will email you the Alamo voucher and a simple link in the email to the on line check in...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By mick
Very similar to what we do. As a couple we know...

Very similar to what we do. As a couple we know by experience that our eating out budget (always in a villa never stayed on site) averages around $80-$90 day for breakfast and dinner. We take $100...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By mick
How absolutely stupid of me to think that a...

How absolutely stupid of me to think that a thread entitled "Luggage carts at MCO" really meant "Luggage carts at SFB". Even more stupid of me to provide what I thought would be a helpful response to...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By mick
We always use cash over there as well and I'm...

We always use cash over there as well and I'm sure there's an amount that may cause issues at immigration - although we are rarely asked that question.

But you should really be aware of the...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By mick
Lovely last day :zzz: Joan :wave:

Lovely last day :zzz:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By mick
Great day :spin: Joan :wave:

Great day :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By mick
We've only been in the States once in July and...

We've only been in the States once in July and that was on the fourth.:grin: This is how busy it was for the Main Street parade. :grin:

...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By mick
A word of caution if planning to visit some of...

A word of caution if planning to visit some of the resorts from DS though. Buses to the monorail loop resorts or to the S&D, Y&BC & Boardwalk (same bus) don't start running until 11am.

This is to...
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By mick
Can't add much to the earlier replies and, as...

Can't add much to the earlier replies and, as said, parking can sometimes be an issue. Ranging from only 3 hours if you have a dining reservation to yes just turn up park and have a look round...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By mick
So all you maybe 80% of UK arrivals who land at...

So all you maybe 80% of UK arrivals who land at gates 70-99 after a direct flight and collect your luggage immediately after immigration and take in on the monorail with you.

Make sure you cross...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By mick
Have a good trip will look forward to following...

Have a good trip will look forward to following along. :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By mick
As you say it's a brand new application not just...

As you say it's a brand new application not just an update.

It remembers nothing from your old ESTA and you have to complete all fields from scratch.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By mick
Not if you've arrived as an international...

Not if you've arrived as an international passenger through gates 70-99 and kept your luggage I'm afraid. You collect off the carousel and board the monorail over to the central concourse.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By mick
Skip the counter is what you are able to do after...

Skip the counter is what you are able to do after checking in on line. STC is not another process requiring another form.

The bar code with your D/L and credit card (or compliant debit card) is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By mick
Rob - uses cash for food and gas. Credit card for...

Rob - uses cash for food and gas. Credit card for larger purchases. Favourite restaurants include Texas and Carrabba's


Us - use cash for food and gas. Credit card for larger purchases. Favourite...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 19 Jul 19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By mick
About a year ago a lady was trapped by Tui in...

About a year ago a lady was trapped by Tui in exactly the same way. They wanted 600 just to upgrade the insurance and thanks to the DIBB she cancelled and booked a fully insured car from Andy for...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 19 Jul 19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By mick
I'm not aware that any Macy's has a different...

I'm not aware that any Macy's has a different pricing structure but as I only buy clothes that are usually of the sale rack to start with I assume each store will have different stock.

We used to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jul 19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By mick
My pleasure - that's what the DIBB is all about...

My pleasure - that's what the DIBB is all about and thankfully most contributors to the car forum are a helpful bunch.

Never stayed on site so don't ask me about DDP. Haven't been to a park since...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jul 19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By mick
This seems to happen to lots of Dibbers...

This seems to happen to lots of Dibbers. :confused2

Just ignore it and go straight to the garage. If you hire up to a full size car the keys will be in the vehicle. Maybe SUV and higher they will...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 19 Jul 19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By mick
PS Alamo offer the best Sunpass scheme...

PS

Alamo offer the best Sunpass scheme (very marginally better than Avis) and you can pick your own car at MCO and avoid the terminal desk

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 19 Jul 19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By mick
Sadly a very common tale on here over the years...

Sadly a very common tale on here over the years with TC, VS and Tui. BA fly drive with Avis is one of the few big players who include a fully insured car.

You could try one of the popular brokers...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 19 Jul 19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 895
Posted By mick
A brilliant finish to a great holiday :spin: good...

A brilliant finish to a great holiday :spin: good idea to stay over in Manchester after your two flights:d:

Thanks once again for taking the time to do the trippie I have really enjoyed reading...
Forum: General Chat 19 Jul 19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By mick
Yes it's a recessed manhole cover designed to...

Yes it's a recessed manhole cover designed to accommodate the slab but still has the slots for lifting keys.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 19 Jul 19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mick
It's just a convenience for us really and I don't...

It's just a convenience for us really and I don't know if anyone can say which side offers the most choice. Although I've never actually sprinted down to side B to check the choice then back up to...
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