Great communication, first class service
Used DialAFlight many times in recent years and can’t fault them
Morgan was excellent in organising our flights and accommodation.
Finn couldn't have been more helpful. I had to travel for urgent family reasons and he took the stress away.
Excellent, efficient service..again
Great service and price!
I have been booking with Jerry for years
Rupert as always is excellent.
Very helpful & knowledgable. Would certainly use DialAFlight again without hesitation. Joe was fantastic & extremely patient, he accommodated all our requirements.
Had a lovely holiday. Thanks to Nicole for booking us in such a lovely location.
Robert Maclean was superb to deal with at all stages. A real asset to your business. Everything went as planned and communication throughout was faultless. We will be sure to use DialAFlight in the future
Paul was fantastic, thanks a million
Will use you again
Great advice for the flight.
Fantastic service by Manny and the team. Everything delivered as requested on a detailed itinerary. This included changes in people travelling. Manny even managed to get further significant flight price reductions several weeks after the initial booking date. As always, amazing. Huge thanks.
United Airlines were very poor. Three hours delayed going to US and nearly three hours delayed returning.
Well done team, very professional.
Fantastic service. Would highly recommend.
Danny and the team around him produced an outstanding customer service for my trip
Great hotel recommendations
Great service, friendly staff
The support you offer through the booking process is excellent
Really helpful service from Joel. He responded promptly when contacted and got in touch before our travel to ensure all was OK.
Excellent service from start to finish from firstly Wesley then Charlie. Will definitely use DialAFlight to book future trips. I was very impressed.
Personal helpful service
Flights delayed but alternatives sorted very quickly.
DialAFlight were very helpful and kept in regular communication prior to our trip. Excellent service!
Everything was perfect from start to finish. A huge thank you to Darryll. 10/10
Patrick couldn’t have been more helpful when booking our trip. I had been conned by another company with our flights but Patrick did all he could to resolve a horrible situation. After booking he then contacted me as he’d found a cheaper flight option for us. He made everything easy and seemless. He made everything easy and seamless. I would always book with DialAFlight from now on!
A great service overall. I have used DialAFlight before and would again
Sitting on San Francisco's famous Pier 39, sauce-stained children slurp huge bowls of clam chowder. In the background, Alcatraz's forbidding, mist-shrouded silhouette rises from the ocean.
The nearby gift shop is doing a roaring trade, churning out striped underpants and replica prison-issue toiletries bearing the tag line, 'don't drop the soap', all to a soundtrack of the pier's famous blubbery, barking sea lions.
WHERE TO FIRST
But the waterfront – with its many fresh crab restaurants – will soon look very different. The green-fingered team behind New York's urban High Line has now turned its attention to the Presidio – a beautiful, sprawling park overlooking the bay.
The tunnels burrowing through it will soon form the base of a spectacular, 14-acre park known as Tunnel Tops. When it opens in 2019, there will be beautiful views of the bay and meadows filled with fragrant wildflowers.
During 1967's Summer of Love, pier workers fought their way through crowds of garland-waving hippies who gathered here to shout about the Vietnam War.
THEN AND NOW
Now, more than 50 years on, hipsters have replaced hippies in Haight-Ashbury. A handful of psychedelic shops filled with tie-dye are squeezed between boutiques and organic cafes.
The closest encounter I have with a possible hippy is when I crouch down to take a picture of an enormous rainbow-themed piece of street art and accidentally disturb a dreadlocked local dozing in a doorway.
At Pork Store Cafe, a 40-year-old Haight Street institution famous for its huge breakfasts, I meet Amanda, a local, who tells me how the area's beautiful, Victorian, pastel-hued houses are being snapped up (and lovingly refurbished) by dotcom billionaires. She complains that prices have rocketed.
As I cycle towards the city centre, a smiling skateboarder shouts his encouragement and speeds past me – uphill. I realise his skateboard is battery-powered. I recall my chat with Amanda and wonder if it's Mark Zuckerberg or someone similar.
On the recommendation of a friend, I stop by Hotel Zetta in downtown San Francisco. Since last spring, it's been home to the world's first hotel-based virtual reality room. It's free to try – those in need of a moment of escapism (without the mind-altering drugs) can simply walk off the street into the padded room and slip on the headset.
I do so and find myself standing atop a shipwreck, one of several colourful worlds to be explored.
Neon fish swarm around me and when I turn around, I'm face-to-face with a huge, blinking whale. The next moment, I'm in a mountainous valley (apparently it's modelled on the landscape of Washington State).
Despite being just metres away from the rumbling trams, I can wander to a cliff edge and peer into a valley so deep that my stomach flips.
On my final night, I check out China Live, one of the city's newest restaurants. The walls are lined with hand-painted tiles showing local landmarks, such as the Transamerica Pyramid.
I sit at one of the communal tables and try jellyfish for the first time (it's salty, rubbery and delicious) with a potent, dragon fruit tea-infused cocktail.
Chinatown borders North Beach, a bay-side neighbourhood with a huge Italian community. I cycle home past Italian flags painted on lamp posts and delis blaring opera music.
In a nearby park, Chinese women perform perfectly choreographed tai chi routines near students making the most of California's decision to legalise marijuana. Suddenly, that Summer of Love doesn't seem quite so far away.