Notices
Car Hire & Transportation Discuss the best way of getting around Florida.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 25 Feb 21, 09:10 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
Rigstig
Imagineer
 
Rigstig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 03
Virgin Fly Drive without the car.

In the past it was quite common for travellers to book flights with Virgin Holidays so as to be able to book date further out than 330 days. They would book the flight with the basic car and basic insurance that is included, but on arrival at the airport would not pick up the car as they had booked it cheaper elsewhere. Does anybody still do this?.
__________________
Florida..2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005,2006,2007,2009,2010,2011,2013,2015,2016, 2017, 2020

Anaheim 2008

California, Arizona and Nevada road trips 2012,2014, 2019
Rigstig is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Feb 21, 09:26 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
Mr Tom Morrow
Imagineer
 
Mr Tom Morrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 14
Location: The Tiki Room.

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 3
OP. I know people were doing this up until the Virus hit so I suppose it will also be a thing going forward.

I know people say they have got fly drives cheaper than a DIY Virgin flight and a stand alone car hire but in all my times of flying to Florida multiple times per year since 1994 I have never found such a deal.

However I do accept it's handy to pay deposit only hence the popularity of fly drives.
__________________

"PAGING MR MORROW, MR TOM MORROW..."


'Morrow and Morrow. For the people dot com'

DVC Owners at SSR since 2003.
Multiple annual visits to America since 1976
Mr Tom Morrow is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Feb 21, 09:32 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
OutbackAddict
Imagineer
 
OutbackAddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 10
Mobile

Also having looked at some of VH's current prices they are so insanely expensive I find it hard to believe you won't be able to find a much better deal elsewhere
__________________


Paul
OutbackAddict is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Feb 21, 09:33 AM  
Link to this Post
#4
Dendycat
VIP Dibber
 
Dendycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 12

Dendycat's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 4
Restaurant Reviews: 21
Iím not sure about virgin but Iíve got a Tui fly drive booked for next summer. When we priced it up, it was going to be cheaper to book a separate car than pay for all the extras but we had extra credit with Tui due to a cancelled holiday the previous year so we used the extra credit and stuck with Tui.
__________________
DVC owners at SSR
Dendycat is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Feb 21, 09:46 AM  
Link to this Post
#5
cartoonp
Joker in the pack
 
cartoonp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 09
Location: Norfolk

cartoonp's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 4
Restaurant Reviews: 14

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 2
Guidebook Photos: 45
Guidebook Reviews: 1
T B H you donít really need to book a fly drive I been quite a few times but never hired a car ( this is just me) but have paid low deposit most times. We got to know the staff at Thomas cook virgin hayes and others I just asked can I pay a low deposit and most times they said yes even virgin but with them I got talking to the young lady and she said I could pay in 2 parts the deposit I payed 50 pound pp then 75 3 weeks latter she said as long as it was paid with in a certain amought of time I just paid the rest a bit here and there. Our trip to vegas this year if it go a head I just booked with a call and paid a bit here and there online with no problem.
cartoonp is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 26 Feb 21, 12:00 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
gjdjud
GEORGE
 
gjdjud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 11
Location: Surrey

gjdjud's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3
Restaurant Reviews: 26
The prices for a fly drive with Virgin are insane. I had a look yesterday and it was nearly £6000 for what I want. With BA it will be half that hopefully at 11 months out
__________________
THE CHRONICLES OF FATTY 2012-2019. ALL MY FOOD REPORTS

ALL IN ONE PLACE 2012-2019 Trip Reports

gjdjud76 on instagram

DOUBLE TROUBLE IN THE DISNEY BUBBLE AUGUST 2022
gjdjud is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 26 Feb 21, 12:23 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
Mr Tom Morrow
Imagineer
 
Mr Tom Morrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 14
Location: The Tiki Room.

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 3
What I will say with VA is their car hire prices for certain dates in 2022 are very keen. Always worth a look.
__________________

"PAGING MR MORROW, MR TOM MORROW..."


'Morrow and Morrow. For the people dot com'

DVC Owners at SSR since 2003.
Multiple annual visits to America since 1976
Mr Tom Morrow is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Latest News
Posted in Florida
On 16th April 11:37am
Disney Cruise Line’s recently announced “Disney Magic at Sea” staycation sailings will go on sale... Read More »
Posted in Disney Cruise Line
On 26th March 12:11pm
United Kingdom residents will be able to experience the magic of Disney Cruise Line close... Read More »
Posted in Orlando
On 24th March 3:22pm
Aquatica, Orlando’s most thrilling waterpark, is racing into Spring with a splash by introducing Florida’s... Read More »


theDIBB Menu


Exchange Rates
US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.3642
CaxtonFX  $1.3590
Covent Garden FX  $1.3749
FAIRFX  $1.3470
John Lewis  $1.3639
M&S  $1.3444
Sainsburys  $1.3621
TESCO  $1.3638
Travelex  $1.3600
Updated: 02:30 22/04/2021
Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1346
CaxtonFX  €1.1289
Covent Garden FX  €1.1404
FAIRFX  €1.1255
John Lewis  €1.1341
M&S  €1.1176
Sainsburys  €1.1330
TESCO  €1.1335
Travelex  €1.1300
Updated: 02:30 22/04/2021

DIBB Premium Membership
Did you know you can help support theDIBB with Premium Membership?

Check out this link for more information and benefits, such as...

"No adverts on theDIBB Forums"

Upgrade Now



X