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Unread 30 Jun 19, 07:41 AM  
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Well, as I lie in bed at the premier Inn Heathrow terminal 4 unable to go back to sleep I figure I might as well start on my trippie!

We are me, OH and 2 boys (10 & 13). Heading off to California at 15:25 today for 2 weeks. Started in NI yesterday, flew from Dublin to Heathrow. Staying in Premier Inn, ate in the restaurant last night and the food was quite nice and priced as you'd expect 😂 was about 90 including tip for 4 meals, 4 alcoholic drinks, a soft drink and 2 desserts. As we're having breakfast today it would have been better value to book the meal deal, but I wasn't sure before we got here if we'd eat here or go back into the airport. However once we dragged our bags down the seemingly endless tunnel between terminal 4 and the hotel (which was rather like a sauna thanks to the heatwave and no air conditioning) we opted to stay in the hotel 😁 No food pics but here's my aperol spritz


Not really much to report from a travel day that consists of going from Dublin to Heathrow...

We would have liked to have flown direct from Dublin to LA but we saved around 1000 doing it this way.

Thoughts for the day: the Premier Inn is a pretty nice hotel and thankfully the rooms are air conditioned (we paid about 40 for the room). Food was fairly decent ( they even cook the chips in the oven for gluten Free diners to avoid cross contamination). The long term blue car park at Dublin Airport is gravel not pavement which is really tricky with cases!

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How exciting, hope you have a great trip

We have been west coast twice and are hoping to go again next year, by far the best holidays we have ever had

I look forward to your report
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Safe travels! Looking forward to reading along
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Have an amazing holiday! Looking forward to hearing more 😊
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Currently enjoying the no. 1 lounge in terminal 3. We've never booked into an airport lounge before so this is a bit of a treat for us. It's a much nicer experience relaxing in here than in the main part of the airport.

The details for anyone who is interested : it cost 93 for 4 of us (3 adults and 1 child) which was discounted as we are flying virgin. You can get one meal each (these were small but nice and Inc dairy free, gluten Free, veggie and vegan options). And then are snacks to help yourself to. These are pretty limited (soup, salad, nuts/pretzels and a few buns/tray bakes). All drinks except champagne are included.

Toilet facilities are woefully inadequate.

Flight in a couple of hours!

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Great start and wishing you a wonderful holiday
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A great start and looking forward to the updates. I much prefer the whole trippie on the one thread. Have a brilliant vacation... and plenty of updates, please!

Glad there are no food pics.. and guessed that it was Aperol before even reading the text.
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