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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 May 21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Why? Its a variant which is reported to be no...

Why? Its a variant which is reported to be no more harmful than any of the other variants, vaccine efficacy does not seem to be affected, and overall covid figures are still well under control. ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,616
Posted By muppster
If it stay amber then numbers will be low and the...

If it stay amber then numbers will be low and the possibility of flight cancellations... don't think the big carriers are going to fly many planes across the pond with 50-100 passengers on board.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Another one here for July 7th... i'm less...

Another one here for July 7th... i'm less hopeful today than I was yesterday. Lets see what the next review brings.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 May 21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By muppster
Having two trips booked with BA as well as this...

Having two trips booked with BA as well as this one with VH I can say that the t's and c's with Virgin are not quite as good as with BA.
I paid £175pp deposit with VH and with BA it was £150.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 May 21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By muppster
Strange as their current "Flexible Booking...

Strange as their current "Flexible Booking Policy" makes a big thing about the 12 week date being reduced to 6 weeks. That stands for new bookings and has been the case since 3rd March, and is for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 May 21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Seems that he thinks they have reached the point...

Seems that he thinks they have reached the point where restrictions are doing more harm than good. Its ok to restrict/lockdown when the virus is rampant and nobody has any immunity, but as cases drop...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 May 21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
I agree with the first part of your post... they...

I agree with the first part of your post... they don't "need" us... as for the figures though, its obvious they have a far higher threshold of what they consider safe... We remained in lockdown to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Apr 21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,625
Posted By muppster
Iím supposed to be flying that route on 7/7,...

Iím supposed to be flying that route on 7/7, fingers crossed!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Apr 21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By muppster
All an unknown as TUI are not flying to Melbourne...

All an unknown as TUI are not flying to Melbourne yet, its a new route in 2022 replacing the current Sanford route of 2021 so it would be difficult to try and guess what will happen and what...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Apr 21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Lets be honest though...they don't "need" to open...

Lets be honest though...they don't "need" to open up to anyone!

Could they just open up to UK residents rather than open up to UK flights? I'm thinking of passengers who could come from elsewhere...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Apr 21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,811
Posted By muppster
The same post says that the majority of VS75...

The same post says that the majority of VS75 flights will also be A333's but that the 332's "may operate a couple"...

The 332 fleet is now down to two aircraft as its thought that the one...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Apr 21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,811
Posted By muppster
There is a post on the V-Flyer site indicating...

There is a post on the V-Flyer site indicating that the A332 will remain on the VS163 from Heathrow, and the VS135 and VS91 will be the A333, there will be no 787 Dreamliner service to Orlando.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Both differing tests are between 98 and 99.5%...

Both differing tests are between 98 and 99.5% accurate... if taken correctly! They're only as good as the people using them!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Good point...hadn't really considered the EU...

Good point...hadn't really considered the EU vaccination take up when thinking of Ireland... its not like they are going to get the doors opened up to them BY the US with figures that low anyway. ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Me too, just that our media have been touting the...

Me too, just that our media have been touting the US as one of the few possible green list places we will have, and then bang, Ireland say its red...not even amber! What are they (not) seeing that we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
I hope so, just makes it more unlikely that it...

I hope so, just makes it more unlikely that it will be on our green list in a couple of weeks though?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
What do we make of the fact that Ireland has just...

What do we make of the fact that Ireland has just added the USA to their "red list" meaning hotel quarantines on return?
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Apr 21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By muppster
Until you have the tickets you can't reserve the...

Until you have the tickets you can't reserve the days! This is my dilemma too, I need to pay in full for the tickets to reserve the days without the clarity that we can actually go yet!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Apr 21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
No mention of any difference to the regime if...

No mention of any difference to the regime if you've been vaccinated?
So I will hopefully have had both doses by departure time, but i'll still need to take:

1. A PCR test within 72 hours of my...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Apr 21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By muppster
6.5 hours on a good run non-stop! Looks a...

6.5 hours on a good run non-stop! Looks a straightforward drive down I-75 to US-27 but as I say thats non-stop on a good day... there are tolls on the way down too. With two little ones i'd suggest...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Apr 21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
Another thumbs up to the OP, rebooked for a...

Another thumbs up to the OP, rebooked for a convertible through Virgin Holidays and got it 30% cheaper than the price i'd paid through BA.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Apr 21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
Think the taskforce was always going to report...

Think the taskforce was always going to report back this week with a view to an announcement on the 12th.
The PC Agency suggests we might not know a list of countries via the traffic light system...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Apr 21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,811
Posted By muppster
Changes everywhere... my LHR-BGI flight timings...

Changes everywhere... my LHR-BGI flight timings have changed but the aircraft remains the same (for now)

A post on the V-Flyer site suggests the A330-200's are done and are not scheduled to be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 69,295
Posted By muppster
https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/04/02/...

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/04/02/cdc-travel-low-risk-vaccinated

Hopefully the same rules will apply for international travellers into the US...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By muppster
Have seen the 16 figure quoted elsewhere...

Have seen the 16 figure quoted elsewhere... Premium may stay at 56 which would mean 315 in Economy.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By muppster
https://travelingformiles.com/virgin-atlantic-will...

https://travelingformiles.com/virgin-atlantic-will-reconfigure-some-of-its-new-airbus-a350-aircraft/
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By muppster
VS have five Leisure Config 350's on order which...

VS have five Leisure Config 350's on order which will not have 44 upper class seats!

The current layout sees the aircraft have 335 seats, the leisure config will have 387 meaning a sacrifice of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Mar 21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
There was something about not being allowed to...

There was something about not being allowed to use NHS lateral flow tests for travel purposes...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Mar 21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
US totals according to Worldometer: 16th...

US totals according to Worldometer:

16th March-22nd March: Case total = 399864
23rd March-29th March: Case total = 452749 Change UP 13.23%

16th March-22nd March Death total = 7185
23rd...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Mar 21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 69,295
Posted By muppster
The latest PC Agency predictions are out... and...

The latest PC Agency predictions are out... and they make good reading for most...

https://www.pc.agency/blog/getting-the-crystal-ball-out-again/
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Mar 21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By muppster
Probably too early but if all goes to plan i'd...

Probably too early but if all goes to plan i'd guess they'll use their yet-to-be-delivered leisure config A350-1000's
There are five on order for delivery last-quarter 2021-second quarter 2022.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Mar 21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 40,831
Posted By muppster
Theres the thing, they are not saying TRAVEL is...

Theres the thing, they are not saying TRAVEL is unlikely, they are saying HOLIDAYS... there is a difference!
With the way Europe wide cases are climbing at the moment its understandable, but a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Mar 21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 69,295
Posted By muppster
They are using widebodies on internal and...

They are using widebodies on internal and Caribbean flights anyway.
A quick look at their current fleet lists shows they have 63 777's of which all but 4 are in use and 43 787's of which all but 2...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Mar 21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
Good for me!

Good for me!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Mar 21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
You have to read past the headline...what the...

You have to read past the headline...what the adviser said was "Summer Holidays might not be possible for the average holidaymaker"...
Looking at the figures for 2019, 18.13m people visited...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Mar 21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 69,295
Posted By muppster
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9377835/B...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9377835/Biden-lift-COVID-international-travel-restrictions-mid-MAY.html

Now being widely reported... dependant on having enough vaccine to offer to every...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Mar 21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 69,295
Posted By muppster
Just booked mine, i'm 52... didn't allow me to do...

Just booked mine, i'm 52... didn't allow me to do it last week but has allowed me to do it today!
Forum: Beyond the Parks 14 Mar 21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By muppster
Not easy without a car! The Seaworld-Busch...

Not easy without a car!

The Seaworld-Busch shuttle you already know about, however it is currently suspended.
Greyhound run busses between Orlando and Tampa, Amtrak run trains between the two...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Mar 21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
My kids went back to secondary school this week,...

My kids went back to secondary school this week, in the first two days the school carried out nearly 1600 tests and not one positive case was reported.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Mar 21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 148,649
Posted By muppster
The Florida Governor has announced today that...

The Florida Governor has announced today that vaccine roll out will open up to the over 60's on March 15th... so they're around two weeks behind us at present.
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