Great service. Would definitely use again.
Great advice throughout the whole process. Markus was very informative and helpful
Virgin Economy Plus was very comfortable, good food and service.
Teddy was great support and very knowledgeable
Edward helped plan our trip and hotel suggestions were excellent.
Leo was very professional and efficient. Everything went according to plan and more.
Angus was amazing. He worked out our itinerary for our California road trip. Everything went to plan and no issues whatsoever.
Always a pleasure dealing with Jeff
Thank you for all your help!
Alamo was a big let down. Everything else was great.
Everything worked out very well, reminders and updates were pleasing to receive.
Straightforward booking with great prices!
Very helpful and attentive staff.
Any questions I had were answered quickly. The whole experience of booking was completely stress free.
Fantastic trip, great value for money. Definitely booking again
Will definitely use DialAFlight again, excellent service and cheaper than rivals
Thanks for making sure I got vegan meals on the flights.
Having tried many different booking agents and feeling ripped off each time or just through inefficiency, I called DialAFlight expecting much of the same. How wrong I was. They were polite, helpful and extremely efficient in everything they did. I had to change my flight bookings too and they did this with the minimum of fuss, cost and pain. Nice one DialAFlight, there are decent people in this business after all.
Dexter secured us an amazing deal for our once in a lifetime trip and we could not have asked for better customer service! 10/10 experience, look forward to using DialAflight again in the future!
Everything went very well - thanks very much
Always reliable and helpful if a bit more expensive. Always received very good service from Clinton
All the plans worked very well. My only problem was getting a vegetarian meal that I had requested with the booking.
Great service from Christian as usual.
As always excellent service from Michele and her team; superb arrangements and all worked out perfectly.
Belinda who I booked with was extremely helpful and got me the flights I wanted. I recommended her to my mum who then booked her flights with her too. Will definitely use again.
Very good service from start to finish even when we completely changed our plans!
Avoid Icelandair if you need your cases any time soon. Ours took 8 days to find us
Excellent service, as always. Thank you!
All very good - will always call you first
Michelle has been absolutely brilliant all the way through our booking process and indeed whilst I was away in California with a small problem involving the hotel bill in San Francisco. I would not hesitate to recommend DAF to any of my family or friends and would certainly recommend that they deal with Michelle
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.