I have used DialAflight twice - Great company and nothing is to much trouble will defiantly use again
Always get good advice and service.
Used before and will keep using - fair prices
Fab service all the way - thank you Jordan Will certainly use DialAFlight again without any hesitation
Really helpful and made everything easy from start to finish.
The only problem was that Malaysian Airlines are not sure what a vegan meal is. But as usual DialAFlight provided exemplary service and I will always use them. Highly recommended.
Robert had great customer service skills. Friendly, helpful and informative. Everything happened as he outlined. I did not have any problems but felt confident the after sales care would have been there should any complications arise.
Edward Brown is a top bloke - very helpful.
Sadie did an excellent job and even did our group's Australian visa. I would highly recommend Sadie to anyone going longhaul
Many thanks to Lucas and his staff for all their help and advice
Everything was so easy. Sally did everything and explained things that I was not understanding. I had to change flight twice but again all so easy and not having to worry about anything
This is without a doubt the best company for your travel. Only one thing. We got cheap flight to Oz but apparently with our ticket we could book our seats for free only 24 hours before the flight, rather than usual 48 hours.
Friendly, reliable and efficient - as always. Thanks, Stacey.
All went well, like clockwork. Thanks.
Piers was excellent, and very patient with my booking.
Thanks for the recommendation of the BA flight. At around £200 less than my usually preferred flights, it made up for the slightly "no frills " approach. The choice of entertainment was excellent and food was fine, especially the Gordon Ramsay extra.
Oliver was fantastic at giving support and advice leading up to our trip. He made the whole process really easy for us and was easy to contact. Great service and will definitely book with DialAFlight again.
We will use you again, excellent service.
Would definitely use DialAFlight again.
Brill trip and brill staff, thanks
Qatar staff were excellent
Great service as usual.
We will not fly with Virgin Australia again. Not a good experience, particularly when they did a late cancellation of our flight from Perth to Sydney. This resulted in us having to pick up all our bags and stay overnight in Sydney.
I would not travel without consulting Glen at DialAFlight.
I think it is important to remind your clients if they need a visa for a county they are visiting. This oversight cost us dearly and could have been easily avoided
Thanks Ronnie. All went well
Marco is so reliable and gets it done!
Although I didn't make use of it, appreciated the contact made by your advisers just before we departed on our trip. Everything worked out just fine.
Flew Qantas Heathrow/Perth non-stop flight then on to Sydney. Excellent way to reach Sydney, great advantage is that you clear customs at Perth which is a great deal quicker and less formal than Sydney where you then go through domestic arrivals and avoid delays at international section
All staff I have ever had to deal with over the years are always polite and as helpful as can be.
It's a sun-drenched morning at the East Perth Terminal and the Indian Pacific train gleams brightly beyond the cool shadows of the station. Two dozen stainless-steel carriages stretch along the boomerang-shaped platform.
Our coaches, dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, were built in New South Wales by Commonwealth Engineering, which received a licence for the sleek, bullet-like design from Budd, a metal-fabricating company in Philadelphia.
I know this because John Brinkley, one of three train managers on the 1,860ft-long Indian Pacific (it travels from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean), is on hand to answer any questions. He also points guests towards their carriage for our 2,700-mile journey.
We are departing Perth on a Sunday at 11.55am, and are due to arrive in Sydney on Wednesday at 11.07am.
I'm travelling in gold class for two nights (sleeper cabins and a lounge with free drinks, plus free meals in a smart dining carriage) followed by a night in red (reclining seats and a cafe where you have to pay). There's also platinum class - comfortable cabins with double beds, a swanky dining carriage, and a free cocktail bar. Brinkley tells me the train hit a camel on the way from Sydney to Perth a couple of days ago. 'There was damage to the loco - we had to repair an air pipe. We blow animal whistles and the horn, but it still happens. Kangaroos keep out of the way generally. Kangaroos are pretty smart.'
We roll out of Perth and into the parched countryside with gum trees, shrubs and orange-tinged soil. After dumping my bag in my cabin, I go to the gold-class lounge to meet my fellow travellers. Many are sitting in burgundy leather armchairs and banquettes drinking Crown lager and glasses of Australian wine, while conversations range from Chinese investment in Hunter Valley coal mines to the quality of the train's gin (deemed top-notch).
It's a jolly train. Meals are substantial: three courses, served in booths separated by frosted-glass partitions.
We stop at Kalgoorlie (population: 31,000) at 10.45pm. Coaches take us past darkened sights including a vast working mine; gold was discovered here in 1893. The town has a frontier feel. A guide points out a Woolworths that has the biggest takings in Australia (gold miners have plenty of cash to spend).
I sleep well, to the rhythm of the tracks, and wake to see copper-gold light illuminating wispy clouds above gum trees and dried-out river beds.By mid-morning, the Indian Pacific draws to a halt at Cook (population: four) and I spot a sign saying: 'If you're crook, come to Cook, Queen City of the Nullarbor.' Crook, of course, is slang for 'ill' in Australia, while the Nullarbor Plain is a region that boasts a wild and rugged landscape. A 297-mile section of track running through it is the world's longest straight stretch. Cook is an outpost of rundown buildings. However, it's a good place to stretch our legs.
Early next morning we pull into Adelaide, and passengers join coach tours of the South Australian city. We are taken to Mount Lofty, though it's shrouded in cloud. We see the Adelaide Oval, where there's a statue of cricket legend Sir Don Bradman.
Back at Adelaide Parklands Terminal I buy a battery-powered beer-bottle cooler that makes train sounds when lifted.
Now I have to switch to red class, towards the front of the train. It comprises 48 seats that look as though they belong in a plane's business-class, but filled with backpackers and retirees.
Our duty manager recommends the breakfasts that he personally cooks. 'I've had phone calls from Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver saying, "I've heard about your breakfasts". I reply, "No, I can't come to work for you. I want the twenty bucks an hour Great Southern Rail is paying me".' Not far out of Adelaide, I glimpse my first and only kangaroos, far in the distance. I also spot an eagle high above.
That evening we reach Broken Hill, a lead and zinc mining town, and I make my way to the Palace Hotel. The venue featured in the 1994 film The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, about the unlikely subject of drag queens in the Outback.
I discover a reception area with bright murals, stuffed birds and cabinets displaying leopard-print high heels. On the wall is an advert for the Broken Heel Festival. Its motto? 'Life in the Outback is never a drag.' Back on the train, we clatter through the night and wake to see cows munching grass in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. I eat our carriage manager's Gordon Ramsay-quality breakfast and sit back as we snake into Sydney's Grand Central station. We're a mere 13 minutes late - not bad when you've just covered 2,700 miles.