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Old 17 Sep 20, 06:28 PM  
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At what point do I say 'This is not happening'?

We were meant to be visiting Tokyo this November for our 25th wedding anniversary. Obviously, not happening now and we are awaiting the chance to cancel or postpone our flights.

So we decided we would have a few days in DLP instead as it's our happy place.

So in May we booked Cheyenne for 4 nights, £400 Annual Pass rate. Then booked flights. As we now live near Cardiff, the only option was indirect flights from Cardiff via Amsterdam. (OK, we could have gone from Bristol, but the cost/time of adding on a train journey and overnight stay made it not worth the bother.)

Our accommodation has been changed to Newport Bay at no extra cost as Cheyenne will now be closed. Great, bargain of the year. And even with masks, shorter park hours and restaurant hours, we are OK with all that, we just want to walk down Main Street again.

Then they cancelled our Amsterdam-Cardiff flight. The only other one is earlier, so they moved us to an early afternoon flight from Paris too. But it only allows us 50 min to change, so actually I would rather leave Paris in the morning and have more time in the airport to change. A bit less time on holiday, but hey...

So I thought I would phone and sort that.

Then I discovered our outward flight from Cardiff to Amsterdam has also been cancelled. They have booked us on a later one, but it means an overnight stay in Amsterdam - which is under quarantine so we couldn't go to a hotel, just sleep in the international departure area. Plus, our Amsterdam-Paris flight would now be the next morning, thus eating further into our holiday time.

So I asked about outward flights the day before. Apparently there are none (although the website still shows them).

Added to all this, unless the quarantine is lifted by 15 November we won't be going anyway. We would be able to quarantine when we get home, but we would be travelling against FCO advice and therefore our travel insurance would be invalid. That's a risk I'm not willing to take.

Gaaaaah! I just wanna see Mickey!
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Poor you, itís so disappointing to have all the holidays cancellations this year and especially when itís a special year as your anniversary trip.

This may not be possible but I would probably look into flights from Bristol instead of the indirect Cardiff flights. We find Bristol airport quite easy to fly from and they are offering fully cancellable car parking at Bristol Airport if you decided to take the car and park there (as I just cancelled our October booking there 😢 and was instantly refunded)
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Hi Gill have you thought of maybe doing it by train we did this a couple of years back what we did was go to Cardiff first as we went to see partner dad then went to London royal Scott Travelodge for one night then caught the train indirect.
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We used to do Eurostar regularly when we lived in London, but they are messing about with that now too.

We donít drive so would have to get a train to Bristol. That is probably the best option - if we go at all.
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We used to do Eurostar regularly when we lived in London, but they are messing about with that now too.

We donít drive so would have to get a train to Bristol. That is probably the best option - if we go at all.
Hi Gill we done Cardiff crew then London which was much better
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The easyjet flights in October, well some of them, were cancelled as I am now going from Heathrow. Not enough seats booked
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Well, our KLM flights from Cardiff are now cancelled and I have applied for a full refund.

We will wait and see whether the quarantine lifts. If we have to book last minute flights from Bristol, so be it.
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What are the chances of quarantine and FCO advice being lifted anytime soon? French numbers are crazy and looks like we will be going the same way. What a rotten year.
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I know how you feel. 40th WDW/ Universal trip cancelled. Booked DLP when restrictions were lifted for October half term (both teachers). Today I changed it to before Christmas as I think October is going to be a no go. Iím going to just keep moving it till I get there whenever that might be. For now Iím just focusing on mine and my families health and when I can get there I will.
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