Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Members Trip Reports > DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports
Forgotten Password?
Notices
DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Download the app for iOS or Android
My Magic Holiday
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 4 Oct 13, 10:42 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
Stu
Administrator

 
Stu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 02
Location: Stoking the Boiler

Stu's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 3
Restaurant Reviews: 4

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 323
Guidebook Photos: 485
Guidebook Reviews: 1
WDW With A British Accent - Travel Day


Travel day, we flew to Orlando on Virgin VS75 (airbus) from Manchester. This time it is just DW Tracy and myself and we are doing a bit of a Busman's holiday, enjoying ourselves whilst also doing research etc for the DIBB Guidebook.

We thought we would try Premium Economy this time to see if it was worth the extra.

PE has now spoilt us and it will now be hard to go back to normal economy when flying with Virgin. For us it was definitely worth the extra, not just because of the larger seats and extra leg room but all the little things that add up too. For example, being in the first group to board, being seated comfortably with a glass of bubbly as everyone else is queuing in the aisle waiting for people to get seated, not having to fight for overhead luggage space, being the first group off the aircraft and the whole general experience.

I had booked seats 25H and 25K, these are the back two PE seats with a bulkhead behind. These seats are great as you have no one behind you to knock your seat when they move around. Also you dont get the poking and banging from someone playing games etc on their touch screen. I like the new seat back entertainment but i dont think they put much thought into how someone behind you banging on their screen affect the person in front.

Being the first group off the aircraft when we got to the immigration hall it was virtually empty and we were through in 5 minutes. Our luggage was already on the conveyor belt so no waiting their either.

The only slight hitch was with the car hire, i had booked Alamo and used the save time, even though it said go straight to the Garage, when i did this the guy in the garage said i needed to use the kiosk so went back across the road to use kiosk but the kiosk didnt want to recognise my driver number. There was no queue at the desks so went there instead and they quickly sorted it. No hard sell of anything either.

Once the car was sorted we made our way to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.



Mickey was waiting for us :-)


__________________
Change the way you look at things & the things you look at change
Stu is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Unread 4 Oct 13, 10:44 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
app
DIBB App Manager
 
Join Date: May 18
New Photo Added by Stu - 4 Oct 13 10:44 AM.
app is offline Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 4 Oct 13, 12:10 PM  
Link to this Post
#3
nicohna
Apprentice Imagineer
 
nicohna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 13
Those seats are nice and swanky ;-)
__________________
nicohna is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
SPF50 at the ready - Gingers are coming!
Reply With Quote
Unread 4 Oct 13, 03:32 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
AndyJ
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 04

AndyJ's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 16
I'm praying on the way back we don't get a tappidy tap tapper.

Was ok on the way in. Weathers nice today :-)
AndyJ is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 4 Oct 13, 04:02 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
mossyflossy
Tomorrow is a dream away

 
mossyflossy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 08

mossyflossy's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 1
DIBB Villa Reviews: 2
Great start, and what a cute towel arrangement. I so know what you mean about PE, it would take only a bargain for us to consider virgin economy again.
__________________


"It is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts"


Latest dining review,

Food Glorious Food: lots of yumminess and OOLing

A Feast of Food, Cocktails, Coupons and Concierge on the Disney Dream, 2013

August 2012: Let's get this food & cocktails party started!
mossyflossy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Where next?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Holiday to Florida with Florida4less

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu

American Attractions

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2716
CaxtonFX  $1.2674
Covent Garden FX  $1.2789
FAIRFX  $1.2685
John Lewis  $1.2741
M&S  $1.2471
Post Office  $1.2478
Sainsburys  $1.2711
TESCO  $1.2725
Travelex  $1.2622
Updated: 07:30 19/11/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1489
CaxtonFX  €1.1439
Covent Garden FX  €1.1552
FAIRFX  €1.1445
John Lewis  €1.1519
M&S  €1.1293
Post Office  €1.1276
Sainsburys  €1.1490
TESCO  €1.1499
Travelex  €1.1408
Updated: 07:30 19/11/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 19th Nov 2:30am
Now: 12C/54F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 8%
Wind: 4mph - W Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1012mb
Humidity: 93%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 07:30 19/11/2019