Given the need to change flights due to the Covid-19 situation your staff were first class and we were able to return safely all on time.
Quick response to my concerns over covid19. Flights rearranged efficiently. Thank you for your excellent service throughout.
Change of flights to Edinburgh instead of Copenhagen was really appreciated - thank you
With all the travel problems caused by the Coronavirus epidemic, and cancellation of my return flight by Qantas, Roray saved the day by getting me a seat on an earlier return flight.
Josh and Stella were outstanding during this hard time and got me home safe.
Marco and Troy are the team that dealt with my booking. They were both very helpful and couldn't do enough for an oldie like me
Great flights. Malaysian are excellent.
All I can say is this disaster has caused so many problems for people like us going to visit our family in Australia. But being told that we can be flown home on the 1st June is a bonus
Elizabeth did our original booking and she was brilliant. We regularly use DialAFlight and have recommended you often
Kylie checked day before leaving Sydney that all OK with coronavirus issues.
I would just like to thank Harriet for going above and beyond her duty to make things in this difficult time less stressful - even emailing me to make sure my dad got home safely which he did but only because she managed to get him on an earlier flight. I will be using you guys from now on as in my opinion you are a step above anyone else
I can’t thank you enough for the speed and the work you put in to get me back from Australia earlier this week when I was notified that my original flight with Emirates was cancelled.
Kieran was brilliant with how he went the extra mile
Excellent, always use and recommend
Due to the coronavirus situation flight times changed. I cannot thank or praise DialAFlight enough for their calls of reassurance and updated information. Well done.
DialAFlight provided an excellent service for my recent trip both in booking the trip initially and then in making adjustments as airlines started to close down operations. Importantly they were there to give good advice when it looked like I would be stuck in Australia. The 24 hr helpline was brilliant and very reassuring under difficult circumstances. I was recommended to use DialAFlight and in turn I will now thoroughly do the same to all my contacts. Thanks to all the excellent staff working at this difficult time.
Had to phone out of hours twice from Australia to re-arrange flight home and they were brilliant. Had it not been for them we would have been stuck in Australia due to flights being cancelled due to lockdown. Thank you DialAFlight for raising your game when needed.
Many people could not contact their agents and were having to buy new flights home. We were lucky. Many thanks
Gavin went beyond his duties and thank you for getting us home. Qatar were excellent too.
As the impact of the Coronavirus started to take its toll worldwide, Stephen contacted me to offer an earlier or later departure window from Australia. I was on a family visit and his speedy intervention was much appreciated.
Absolutely excellent in every way. Thank you so much for getting our son home safe and well at last minute. You are a brilliant team
Was very pleased when l had to see if l could get an earlier flight back to London because a connecting flight was cancelled. I was impressed that my call was answered quickly and at 5.30 am by a very polite lady.
The booking process was easy and thorough. Leo saved the day when KLM cancelled our return flight. We travel frequently to Australia but have always booked directly with the airline (8 times with Etihad or Emirates). In future, we will only use DialAFlight.
Thanks to Mason who got me home from Oz
Got us home from Oz after flight cancelled
Our return flight from Sydney to Singapore was cancelled due to Covid 19. Joey worked hard to contact Singapore Airlines and make sure we got home safely. Thank you.
No problems whatsoever - as always brilliant service and answers to any questions in a polite and professional manner
Francis was excellent and we were so lucky to get a flight home for my sister. He went out of his way to help. Can't thank him enough.
We had to cut our holiday short due to Australia shutting its borders. Rang Finn to sort out a new flight home and he went above and beyond and got us home a day before shutdown. Can't thank him enough for all he has done.
In these difficult coronavirus times the DAF staff were excellent. We needed to change our return plans. They answered the phone very, very quickly and efficiently and offered us alternative flights home. I can’t thank you enough as travelling with your company took all the stress out of a very difficult situation. Can’t rate your staff and company high enough
A city book-ended by vineyards and beaches, with quaint Victorian houses sitting alongside tidy parkland, Adelaide is Australia’s emerging hot spot.
A favourite haunt with Britons relocating Down Under, this lovely city with its Mediterranean climate is home to one of the world's most prestigious art and culture festivals.
Which is how I came to find myself blindfolded in a theatre being accosted by a group of young Belgians - all in the cause of cutting edge drama at the Adelaide Festival.
As well as the festival this South Australian city boasts entertainment such as the Adelaide Fringe, the WOMADelaide world music concerts and the Adelaide 500 road-racing extravaganza.
At the festival’s writers’ week, Booker Prize winner Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's Ark, explained why the jewel of the south has been attracting him since his first appearance at the festival in 1968.
'It's a beautiful place,' he told me. 'It has this wonderful dry heat and the citizens exist among a torrent of wine, flowing out of the Barossa Valley and out of the McLaren Vale.
'Foreign writers love this because it's so warm in the middle of the northern European winter. It's hard to move in my hotel without tripping over some great British novelist or biographer.'
The area is also the country's grape capital, bursting with boutique wine makers, but the giant Jacob's Creek dominates.
I’m treated to a wine master class by Jacob's Creek expert Sacha Bown. The Sensory Experience is billed as an interactive workshop that helps increase your knowledge and enjoyment of the complexities of wine. As a complete wine novice, that isn’t hard. It’s great fun putting my smell and taste to the test with a strange tray of treats, from petrol-scented balls to a strawberry dipped in black pepper.
After a delicious lunch on the balcony of the Creek’s award-winning restaurant, I whizz off to Penfolds winery.
The ‘make your own blend’ experience makes you feel like a winemaker for an hour. It involves mixing three different types of wine in an oversized test tube - you also consume far more wine than you realise.
The Barossa may get the lion’s share of tourist attention but one of South Australia’s other wine regions, the McLaren Vale is a hidden treat.
Ben Neville, who set up his own tour company after leaving the corporate rat race in London, showed me the secrets of the Vale.
Ben is beyond passionate about the area – while providing a rip-roaring four-wheel drive adventure starting with a quick ‘snack’ in the middle of the bush.
A snack involves a table, chairs, gingham tablecloth, china plates, champagne, a view of untouched bush that’s to die for – and an array of mouthwatering canapés freshly prepared that morning by his friend, chef Nigel Rich.
We hop back on the vehicles and cruise through Yankalilla and Onkaparinga districts via superb off-road tracks offering vistas across the Fleurieu Peninsula.
We even speed along the mesmeric Silver Sands beach before lunch on a secluded hilltop encapsulated by some (more) breathtaking scenery. Sandwiches on a picnic blanket?
No. Chef Nigel, who trained in some of London's top hotels before setting up his restaurant, The Elbow Room, in McLaren Vale (and, incidentally, whose English mother went to school with Margaret Thatcher) is cooking up a surprise.
The feast is being prepared on the back of his ‘ute’, before being smoked with a curious gadget and some apple chips. It is complemented by wine served by Thomas O’Donnell, who works at the nearby Samuel’s Gorge vineyard.
And in case I was in any doubt about how laid back these people are about their fine product, the owner of Samuel’s Gorge, Justin McNamee sets me straight.
'In the McLaren Vale, we're not in a hurry and never have been to tell the world we are the best.
'I think because we don't overtly jam it down people’s throats, when people actually finally discover it, they go "holy bloody Nelly". And when you drink great wine here and then you go to the beach and you see great art, and then you see the sunset - people are forever saying "I don't want to leave".'
Holy bloody Nelly, he’s right, I don't want to go anywhere.
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