Larry is my top fixer! Makes everything happen
Malcolm was once again very helpful
DialAFlight is a brilliant professional company. I have been arranging my flights with this company for 20 years. Vinnie has been especially helpful with all my queries regarding COVID requirements.
As always amazing service.
I would recommend DialAFlight highly. They helped me navigate travel plans to the US under very difficult circumstances. Always at the end of a phone, and in regular communication via email. Their advice regarding PCR testing was always correct. A very empathetic team. I will not hesitate to use them again
Brilliant as always - thank you Saf
Always prompt, efficient and totally reliable. They are bit like friends of the family. Nice to know they are there when you need help.
DialAFlight provided very helpful overview for international travel under Covid. Really helpful step-by-step guidance.
Everything was brilliant
Trip went great thanks to Vinnie for his excellent service again.
Colin and his colleagues went over and above to ensure I got onto the flight I needed, renewing my booking whilst I needed time securing insurance cover , and steering me in the right direction to find insurers I could use
Lloyd and his team are always helpful and reliable
Everyone in the team was really helpful.
As usual, top quality service from selection of best option through to personal attention to ensure all arrangements are in place.
Excellent service from Matt. Thank you
Jeff is incredibly helpful and efficient!
Really happy with the service from start to the end. Thanks to all for making this so easy for me - a happy customer.
Very helpful, great to have point of contact in uncertain times
Joey and his team were very professional and kept in contact regularly throughout our booking process. The team was even courteous enough to walk us through all the intricacies of flying during the pandemic.
Easy and excellent booking from Noah. I would recommend him to friends and colleagues
Jenson, as ever, has been highly efficient and so helpful in enabling this trip to happen at all during these uncertain times. He's kept us informed along the way and we're very grateful. We will certainly come back, as we have done over the past 10 yrs of booking through him, and have always been nothing less than confident in what he's offered knowing that his options are well chosen and we're always given nothing less than a great service.
Amazing service. Kept me informed as flights kept being changed by the airline. Great personal service.
Watch out for airline seats that seem the same size as others but are actually smaller and awkwardly placed. The seat I ended up in was off centre.
A huge thank you to Jessica and Howard. We had a wonderful trip. Planned well in advance we had to go to them a few times for adjustments and they were helpful with advice on bookings with reimbursement due to Covid uncertainties. The flights all worked, the rental car arrangement too and being able to make the reservations with a deposit and pay balance closer was also a benefit.
Gave me all the time and attention I needed. Thank you
Niall is brilliant: incredibly friendly, efficient, and professional. He also saved me lots of money. I can’t rate him highly enough.
Zac did a fabulous job putting multiple international flights and rental cars together. Super job, as he always does
Staff are always polite, friendly and helpful
Anthony is always so helpful
I had a one hour transfer at Heathrow which my agent changed to a six hour so I didn't miss it but I got there in time for the 1 hr and having to wait in the airport was uncomfortable.
It's not so much that 12-year-old girls know what they want to do when they hit California, it's that they know what they don't want to do - and that includes any form of sightseeing.
This meant planning our month-long road trip was a challenge. I love adventure, my husband Paul loves luxury, and our daughters Phoebe and Dora love access to wi-fi.
Our first stop was San Francisco, where we stayed at the Fairmont - lots of luxury to relax in after the flight. Our three days in the city were busy as we checked things off our must-do list: bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and ferry back via Alcatraz; window-shopping in the arty Mission District and queuing with locals for a wonderful lunch at Tartine.
As we eventually left San Francisco in our monster truck, I directed Paul to the infamous bends of Lombard Street. The girls whooped almost as much as he whinged.
Next stop was Napa Valley, where we had booked the Carneros Inn - which turned out to be one of the finds of the trip. Detached cottages are positioned around an organic farm. Cool restaurants, hilltop swimming pools, and outdoor bar areas with night-time fire pits are the only places where you notice that you are not the only guests.
We dipped in and out of Napa's famous vineyards, before heading 120 miles east to Nevada County and Grass Valley, where in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada you find the richest gold mines in California.
I find California's gold pros-pecting history fascinating, and as we traced the path down Highway 49, I tried to imagine the emotions of those tens of thousands who came to seek their fortune.
My commentary from the passenger seat was sporadically interrupted by Phoebe or Dora demanding that we stop to take photos at stunning vantage points, or capture the signs for improbably named towns such as Rough And Ready.
Our trip to Yosemite National Park was magnificent. Yosemite is definitely at its best when seen in a swimming costume at 7am from the middle of a glacial lake.
Heading west, we spent two days fascinated by the geek chic of the city of Palo Alto, where our girls worshipped at the altars of technology giants such as Apple. But before they got too used to the wi-fi forcefield that surrounded them, it was time to move to the coast.
We took a leisurely drive south to Carmel, where we had magical sunset picnics on the beach and watched whales off Point Lobos. Then it was on through the beautiful, rugged coastline of Big Sur to the El Capitan campsite near Santa Barbara. Paul was chuffed I had taken an executive decision and booked a luxury cabin.
We had a barbecue on our private terrace before witnessing the most magnificent sunset cloak the sky like a night-time rainbow - a truly special moment.
From the moment we turned on to Highway 1 the car was filled with cheers from the back every time we passed a sign counting down the distance to Hollywood. Twelve, it seems, is the age where the magic of the movie industry hits hard. My girls lap up everything Tinseltown. They loved the fact we were hanging out in the same town as Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, or that any nailbar could be full of Kardashians, or any juice bar packed with Beckhams.
We pandered to them, searching the internet to see where the stars dined, and then booked a table at the same spots.
The anticipation made for fun dinners, and rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty such as Di Caprio, Clooney and even a Baldwin led us to compile a list of DVDs we must see upon our return.
We stayed in full glamour at the London hotel in West Hollywood, where a sneaky afternoon cocktail by the rooftop pool became my little luxury. And of course we had to photograph the sign in the hills, visit the Chinese Theatre and sit on the Friends sofa on a Warner Bros tour, before heading back to the coast.
Our last five days were based at the ever-so-cool Viceroy in Santa Monica. There was much to do - trapeze school on Santa Monica Pier, a morning bike ride to Venice Beach, an evening trip to a basketball match and a surf lesson in Malibu.
We had been exactly a month in California - and both girls are determined to return as soon as possible to continue exploring.
Not quite what you're looking for?
We can easily customise an offer to suit your exact requirements