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Old 12 Nov 21, 02:02 PM  
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Magic is Calling - Pre Pre Travel day - November 2021

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So I thought it would be nice to start on the pre pre travel day as it is now a part of our holidays!

I am not the best sleeper and often wake up much earlier than my wife, unfortunately when Iím awake Iím awake, my wife on the other hand, Metallica could be playing in the bedroom and she would be fast asleep. Iíve been putting my early rises to the excitement of going on holidays and also the nervousness of failing the Covid test.

This was definitely not helped today as I had a dream that we missed our Covid test slot and then me waking up in a panic. Luckily it was just a dream!

First thing this morning we have our Covid test with Breath Assured, so after getting up we set the iPad up on the kitchen table along with the test kits sent prior. The nurse joins the call around 5 minutes early and talks us through taking the test. She was very lovely and mentioned she was from South Africa and she talked us about covid life over there which doesnít sound great to be honest. Our tests are negative so a massive weight off our shoulders, and the nurse emails us over the certificate whist on the call to make sure it is all ok.

We had been testing pretty much everyday for the last week so we didnít have any shocks come today.



I am currently between jobs and start my new role once back from Holiday so Iím making the most of this week. So I head into town to have my holiday hair cut and have a look who has the best rate for currency. Today it is John Lewis at 1.31 which is pretty much the lowest itís been all year.

Back at home I proceed to print a mountain of paper work, and ask my wife to double check we have everything, asking her to read the requirements and check off we have everything.

A couple of days ago I thought Iíd have ago using Virgins bid to upgrade. I had made the lowest possible offer to upgrade from Economy to upper class, which worked out to be around £500 each. Given I made this booking using my points I thought I didnít really have a chance, but after checking my emails I saw they had accepted the offer and we were now upgraded to Upper Class on the way to Orlando. I waste no time in reselecting our seats so we are now sitting at the pointy end of the plane, and have seat number with single digits, rather than nearer to 100! This will be the first time for us both in Upper Class so we are really looking forward to it.



We finish our day by repacking our suitcases, having a super healthy dinner of chicken and chips and watching Married at First sight Australia!

Pre Travel Day here

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Old 12 Nov 21, 03:04 PM  
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What a great start, negative tests and Upper Class seats! How fantastic, it must really feel real now. Have a brilliant time.
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Old 12 Nov 21, 03:48 PM  
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Oh what a great start Ö.can I ask how long before you fly did they let you know you had won the bid ?
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Fantastic news re the upgrade! What an amazing start to what I'm sure will be a wonderful holiday
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Old 12 Nov 21, 06:47 PM  
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Wow how exciting! And Upper class too! 😍 Brilliant!
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Old 12 Nov 21, 07:10 PM  
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Oh what a great start Ö.can I ask how long before you fly did they let you know you had won the bid ?
They let me know yesterday around 3pm which was the 11th and we fly on the 13th. So around 48 hours before flying.
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Good news on the covid test, but even more amazing about the upgrade to first. I hope you have an amazing travel day. When we flew business with BA to WDC we loved it, the kids couldn't believe that the seats were practically beds! Make the most of the experience, there's no better way to travel!
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Fabulous you got the upper class seats. Great start to the holiday.
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Great mate. Gutted not to be there the same time as you. Maybe another time
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Fab news on the covid tests! Those upgrades are amazing too! What a way to start your holiday in style Hope you have an amazing trip and that your new job goes well too X
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