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Unread 23 Jan 19, 08:28 AM  
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What a bargain trip! Im not sure I could cope with the cold at that time of year, although I would like to see New York with some snow.

Ive heard about Ziggys tours, from when I used to read the TA forum before I discovered the Dibb. Im sure that will be a great experience.

I didnt know that you could book a Heathrow lounge using some flying club miles. Off to read up on that now.

Looking forward to reading all about your trip. Have a great time.
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Reading along with interest. Were off on our first trip the week after you. Fly from Heathrow with BA on the 17th. I am also worried about how cold it will be. Bought some thermal vests lol. Interested to see where youre eating as its all new to me. So many to choose from.
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My daughter is going on Sat 16th. I am worried about how cold it will be and trying to explain she,ll need a big coat and proper footwear-she however doesnt seem so concerned! Her preparation is finding out which shops are near the sites they are visiting 😂

Your trip sounds great and such a good price. The food walk sounds great too.
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What a bargain trip! Im not sure I could cope with the cold at that time of year, although I would like to see New York with some snow.

Ive heard about Ziggys tours, from when I used to read the TA forum before I discovered the Dibb. Im sure that will be a great experience.

I didnt know that you could book a Heathrow lounge using some flying club miles. Off to read up on that now.

Looking forward to reading all about your trip. Have a great time.

Thank you Jocat. It was only the fact it was coming out half the price of May that made me book February. Plus it's an early birthday pressie for myself
Ziggy has excellent reviews on TA. He emailed me back really quickly and gave me all the info I needed. I was really surprised he could fit us in, as judging by the reviews you need to book months in advance.

The No1 Lounge is booked via the FC website, you can't use miles unfortunately. But you do earn 350 miles per booking, so I bought mine and Rich's separately for 350 miles each
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Reading along with interest. Were off on our first trip the week after you. Fly from Heathrow with BA on the 17th. I am also worried about how cold it will be. Bought some thermal vests lol. Interested to see where youre eating as its all new to me. So many to choose from.
Hi Helen1512, ooh so excited for you. You will have a blast, it's my favourite city, helps it's in America too Yes, I'm packing the thermal vests too. I did read a good tip, that it doesn't matter what coat you wear as long as it is long enough to cover your bum/top of legs as that is where you will feel the cold if out walking the streets. PLus gloves and hats are essential. I have my Calvin Klein coat I bought in Burlington on our last visit to NY in 2015. As it's looking a bit tired, I shall wear it for the first day or so and then get a new one when we go back to JGM. Hopefully there will be loads of bargains like last time(I'm ignoring the drop in the exchange rate since we last went!).

Food wise, I just put our hotel into google maps and clicked on nearest restaurants and started looking at reviews. I started looking the day I booked our trip in October and I am still finding new ones now Rich and I are not one's for fancy restaurants, we do both love a steak. Rich is a proper carnivore, I am open to trying everything and do like a bit of veg/salad. Hopefully I will remember to take pictures of our food too, as I personally love food trip reports on the Dibb.
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My daughter is going on Sat 16th. I am worried about how cold it will be and trying to explain she,ll need a big coat and proper footwear-she however doesnt seem so concerned! Her preparation is finding out which shops are near the sites they are visiting 😂

Your trip sounds great and such a good price. The food walk sounds great too.
Thank you Mrsdjh. I'm sure your daughter is going to have an amazing time! It's the puddles you need to watch out for if it has been raining/snowing especially at the drop kerbs. Haha, she's a girl after my own heart. I like to check which shops are close to attractions etc. I'm really looking forward to the food tour with Ziggy. He used to work in Hell's Kitchen and knows a lot about the local history, so I can't wait to listen to what he has to say
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Hi Helen1512, ooh so excited for you. You will have a blast, it's my favourite city, helps it's in America too Yes, I'm packing the thermal vests too. I did read a good tip, that it doesn't matter what coat you wear as long as it is long enough to cover your bum/top of legs as that is where you will feel the cold if out walking the streets. PLus gloves and hats are essential. I have my Calvin Klein coat I bought in Burlington on our last visit to NY in 2015. As it's looking a bit tired, I shall wear it for the first day or so and then get a new one when we go back to JGM. Hopefully there will be loads of bargains like last time(I'm ignoring the drop in the exchange rate since we last went!).

Food wise, I just put our hotel into google maps and clicked on nearest restaurants and started looking at reviews. I started looking the day I booked our trip in October and I am still finding new ones now Rich and I are not one's for fancy restaurants, we do both love a steak. Rich is a proper carnivore, I am open to trying everything and do like a bit of veg/salad. Hopefully I will remember to take pictures of our food too, as I personally love food trip reports on the Dibb.
Thanks for the reply. Good tips about clothes, especially keeping your bum covered lol!
Whats JGM? Im always up for a bargain.
Food wise I cant wait to try a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Also really want to eat some real New York cheesecake, a big slice of New York pizza and a hot dog from a hotdog stand.
Just looking at tickets to see Aladdin! Not sure whether to buy in advance or risk getting cheaper seats when we get there.
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Looking forward to how your trip goes and of course the food! Ill be following along as its our first time in April. Would be interested to know some of the accounts you follow on instagram? Im a fellow American food lover well any food really
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