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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By fredflintstone
Nearly. Any AVIS booking in Florida includes...

Nearly.

Any AVIS booking in Florida includes spouse/life long partner is covered regardless. You do not need to belong to any club (Preferred or BA).
No need to be added to agreeement.

BA...
Forum: Tickets Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By fredflintstone
As mentioned there are two 'lounges' in...

As mentioned there are two 'lounges' in Universal.

The annual passholder one is opposite the old terminator ride and is sponsered by Coca Cola. No free drinks, you need to buy and really just an...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By fredflintstone
Not sure what you mean by "spouse or partner free...

Not sure what you mean by "spouse or partner free without ID at the booth". A typo?

To clarify spouses are covered for the rental automaticlly and no driving licence/credit card needs to be shown...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Sep 19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By fredflintstone
That is BA's minimum. There policy is to sit the...

That is BA's minimum. There policy is to sit the family together whereever possible. They try to keep all parties together, not just those with children and seem to be very sucessful baring late...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Sep 19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By fredflintstone
Hi Bighal, I wasn't disputing what you are saying...

Hi Bighal, I wasn't disputing what you are saying on status members, just stating what happens with a busy flight, which is most flights to MCO and TPA this week, if not all.

As you say, BA...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Sep 19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By fredflintstone
No. AT ONCI they will show you the seats you were...

No. AT ONCI they will show you the seats you were assigned and then you can change them if spare seats are available. It's still worth checking in early with ONCI as you show your intent that you...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By fredflintstone
True, but not on a full flight, only when there...

True, but not on a full flight, only when there is spare capacity and as you say the day before the cancelled flights are now all full, so no exec privs of empty seat.
Interestingly they put one of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By fredflintstone
Assuming you are Thur LGW-TPA, it was originally...

Assuming you are Thur LGW-TPA, it was originally on a refurbed, but changed about 3 weeks ago, probably to give extra capacity elsewhere around the original Fri strike date, as lgw-tpa had loads of...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Sep 19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By fredflintstone
Not exactly. BA flt drive comes with...

Not exactly. BA flt drive comes with comprehensive cover and not basic, so there would be nothing else to pay when picking the car up , unlike TUI and Virgin, which want extra for comprehensive...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By fredflintstone
Seats do change, especially when some panic in...

Seats do change, especially when some panic in under 3 days and book seats, freeing up their original bacground allocated seats, although they stay as under airport control and do not go free. But at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Sep 19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,219
Posted By fredflintstone
That's because BA's system will allocate seats in...

That's because BA's system will allocate seats in the background at 3 days. If you look at BA flights to FLorida they allocate families with under 12's about 5 days out. During 3 days before you will...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Sep 19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By fredflintstone
But like car seats, you don't know the history or...

But like car seats, you don't know the history or where they've been :spin:.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Sep 19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By fredflintstone
AVIS in FLORIDA is spouse automatically covered...

AVIS in FLORIDA is spouse automatically covered for any booking for one of their cars.

You do not need to be preferred or BA exec club to get this benefit.

If using BA and are a member of the...
Forum: Tickets 17 Sep 19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By fredflintstone
Did you get billed on you card ? If so , don't...

Did you get billed on you card ?
If so , don't worry.
If not, then you can buy them at the same price when you go to pick them up, if they were not processed, so don't worry.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Sep 19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By fredflintstone
Why not phone their number now and find out how...

Why not phone their number now and find out how much it costs. With 9 it will not be much different than the group one if at all. So phone up and let us all knoe :grin:

Then maybe a Dibb sharing...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Sep 19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By fredflintstone
UNiveral allow you to upgrade any ticket to an...

UNiveral allow you to upgrade any ticket to an annual pass, so yes you will be able to upgrde your 3 day pass. You will see lots of posters inside mentioning why not upgrade.

Preferred pass does...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Sep 19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By fredflintstone
ISn't that a different entrance from the RPR,...

ISn't that a different entrance from the RPR, Sapphire, Cabana Bay direction and into City Walk? The HRH and Portofino comes in at the other side nearer Universal , but not into Universal, just the...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 16 Sep 19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By fredflintstone
Maybe no official, but the newspapers are often...

Maybe no official, but the newspapers are often running reports of flesh eating bacteria in the gulf this summer. If you search for flesh eating on Tampabay times you'll get quite a few hits.
...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Sep 19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By fredflintstone
Forgot to add. Yes, spouse can drive the car...

Forgot to add.

Yes, spouse can drive the car also. As Walkman58 mentioned if you join the BA exex club you can get an additional driver which is useful if you want a driver other than spouse...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,183
Posted By fredflintstone
Peko has answered the question and wemblygal has...

Peko has answered the question and wemblygal has given some good advice. They have an excellent thread on how to handle changes, with the advice of doing some research and knowing what you want...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,776
Posted By fredflintstone
BA actually allow 46Kg for hand luggage. 23Kg for...

BA actually allow 46Kg for hand luggage. 23Kg for your cabin bag and 23kg for your smaller handbag etc.

The real issue is not weight as that dosen't make a bag smaller or make more room in the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Sep 19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By fredflintstone
Last time I was there first timers nams were on...

Last time I was there first timers nams were on the board, but telling them to go to kiosk, so amounted to the same.

For those thinking of booking a BA fly-drive it is so much easier if you join...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By fredflintstone
BA are only showing the later flight on Tuesdays...

BA are only showing the later flight on Tuesdays in August, other days have 2 flights, so it might be they are only running 1 flight on Tuesdays.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,183
Posted By fredflintstone
And of course you are both now within 14 days, so...

And of course you are both now within 14 days, so if BA do cancel them due to the strike you are entitled to duty of care, as before, but also EU261 compensation of 600 euros each if they fail to get...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By fredflintstone
Sorry, IMHO I think that is expensive. Although...

Sorry, IMHO I think that is expensive.
Although high season, Club sale prices tend to be constant and the same as May/Jun/Jul, so I would expect a better price than that during the Dec/Jan sale...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By fredflintstone
As mentioned I-drive tends to be the chains like...

As mentioned I-drive tends to be the chains like Applebee, outback, longhorns, hooters, millers, golden coral etc. Sandlake Road to the west of I-drive has lots of restaurants that are not part of...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Sep 19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By fredflintstone
If the lead driver is under 30, you just uncheck...

If the lead driver is under 30, you just uncheck the box. It allows them to remove the big SUV's that AVIS say you have to be over 30 to drive.

The under 25 driver must be the lead driver, as...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Sep 19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,183
Posted By fredflintstone
They did it yesteray for Tampa, Orlando and Mia...

They did it yesteray for Tampa, Orlando and Mia (with exception above), so making sure they are not liable for EU261 comp.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Sep 19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 43,145
Posted By fredflintstone
For the LGW-TPA on 26 Sept, day before strike. ...

For the LGW-TPA on 26 Sept, day before strike.

And a little extra note, they have also changed it from a 3-4-3 refurbished layout to a non refurbished 3-3-3 layout in economy which is a bit of a...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Sep 19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By fredflintstone
For cheap hotels on Idrive near universal I'd go...

For cheap hotels on Idrive near universal I'd go fro Rosen Inn nearest to universal, rather than Rosen Inn International. Next door to it. is Avanti Palms which is also cheap and dispite some reviews...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Sep 19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By fredflintstone
We've always had a special agreement with The...

We've always had a special agreement with The Irish Republic. You don't need a passport to go there because of it, although airlines seem to want it as id, but thats not the only way to get there.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,183
Posted By fredflintstone
Yes Mia is interesting. The 3 BA flights...

Yes Mia is interesting.
The 3 BA flights going to MIA on the 27th are cancelled, but only the later 2 flights returning are cancelled, the earliest is showing as running at the moment.
And...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By fredflintstone
BA have that it is due to arrive at 18:05 on...

BA have that it is due to arrive at 18:05 on their status screen.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By fredflintstone
Still qualifies for EC261 if you arrive late, as...

Still qualifies for EC261 if you arrive late, as no 14 day notice, and BA strike does qualify.

That is why BA have now cancelled the flights on the 27th September to make sure they are not on the...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By fredflintstone
It is irrelevant for pay. I never mentioned...

It is irrelevant for pay. I never mentioned holiday hours, just pay.

I agree that contractual hours contract have a set number of holiday hours and zero hour contracts do not so it tends to be a...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By fredflintstone
Contract or not is irrelevant. The spirit of...

Contract or not is irrelevant.

The spirit of the law, and now confirmed with several court cases, is an employee should not be any worse off when they go on holiday. It can be complicatd by...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By fredflintstone
It depends. The flight was cancelled for...

It depends. The flight was cancelled for operational reasons that would qualify, but it depends at what time the door open at Miami. Their new flight time is 3hrs 5 mins after the original, but it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Sep 19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 43,145
Posted By fredflintstone
VS5 UC - 9 seats unoccupied, I blocked PE...

VS5

UC - 9 seats unoccupied, I blocked
PE 9 seats unoccupied, 7 blocked in first row of PE (row 21)
EC About 25% unallocated and 5% blocked, so 70% of seats allocated. Lowe fare buckets...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Sep 19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By fredflintstone
You only have the luggage going to and from the...

You only have the luggage going to and from the airport, so just a squeeze for a little while.

A 7 seater van will it your needs, you do not need a 12 seater. One of th middle two seats will...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Sep 19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By fredflintstone
BA are also very slow at getting the transaction...

BA are also very slow at getting the transaction to the bank and a week or so is not uncommon, so I would not be worried as Lufthansa have said it is alright and it is booked.
Maybe a limitation of...
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