The last BA flight to leave Miami for the foreseeable future! You did your part but we felt BA could have done very much better in respect of the alcohol and food service (or lack of) on a club class flight
Doug was excellent as always
Very happy with the service. Many thanks to Kelly who made me feel at ease. In future all my travel will be booked through DialAFlight.
Reid and his team are marvellous
Teddy is a star. We had many difficulties whilst in US for a cruise/trip. These were dealt with calmly and sensibly.
As always, I received a top class service. Special thanks for keeping in touch with me via phone and email to keep me updated about the airline’s policy regarding the COVID19 situation. Keep up the good work and I look forward to use your services again.
Our agent, Bradley is the best. Friendly, professional, reliable, confident.
As ever DialAFlight were professional, caring and we were so grateful to them for getting us home immediately the USA announced a flight ban
Well done, you got me home
Thanks to Alastair for arranging a return flight from Miami on the same day
Planning holiday and availability to answer queries before leaving led to an excellent experience and a great holiday
If entering Suriname from Guyana or elsewhere in South America it is ESSENTIAL that you have a yellow fever certificate and a visa on you or you will be denied boarding. One of our group had to be vaccinated again in Georgetown and make his way overland to Pararamibo. He arrived just in time for the flight home and missed the entire Suriname section of the trtip.
Excellent service, excellent support. Will definitely use you again and will refer you to others
As usual, everything you said would happen did happen. Excellent price and we will be using your service again! Hotel you booked in Miami (Quality Inns & Suites ) was also very good.
As good as ever
Always use DAF, fantastic service, always recommending you to friends and colleagues. In fact quite a few use you now.
Very good customer service.
Have used you for past three years and you are super efficient. Long may it continue in this excellent way.
Other than being a Yankees fan Reece did his usual marvellous job
The timely call and reminder about the ESTA from Clyde was a lifesaver.
I recommended Jordan at DialAFlight to a friend last year, your 24 hour service was excellent at helping her to return from Nicaragua for a medical emergency - thank you again
Always a great service
Thank you for the lounge passes - they made such a difference to our experience
We really appreciated Devon's help with our trip.
Great service, very customer focused, constant updates, checking we had everything ready to go and even assistance while on holiday when our flights were changed. Look forward to using you again.
Everything worked out just as planned
Attention to detail and excellent service that I have come to expect from Vernon and his team.
Lovely staff, very helpful and polite
Everything went as planned and the hotel booked was excellent
Very good service, couldn’t fault the staff. Will definitely use again
Half the celebrity world, including singer Rita Ora and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, have been carousing on Miami's famous beach. Everyone else in the know (and with a few million to spare) is buying up property. Last year, more than 4.9million cruise passengers sailed through its port. What's going on?
Well, the climate helps. The mid-20s is a typical temperature for a winter day in this part of Florida, while we're shivering in Britain. The changing arts scene is upping the temperature, too.
Art Basel, a cultural showcase that stages art fairs around the world, brings in dealers and innovative artists. Last year's festival was bigger than ever, with 77,000 visitors.
A new art museum, Perez, opened in 2013, featuring contemporary works from the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
And there's a lively street art scene, the best of which can be seen in the former warehouse area of Wynwood, north of downtown Miami and roughly bounded by NW 36th Street, NW 20th street, I-95 and NE 1st Avenue.
In just a few short years, this once undistinguished locality has become the arts hub of South Florida. It started with murals, street art, and graffiti, encouraged, unconventionally, by the neighbour-hood's early developers - spawning vibrant spaces teeming with outdoor art.
Today, there are more than 70 galleries and museums, dozens of new restaurants and bars, and hundreds of companies and innovators working in a place that feels alive with creativity.
Here, one wall – with its wild splashes of colour by graffiti artist Rafael Sliks – is not dissimilar to the creations of Jackson Pollock.
There are wonderful new hotels. Faena, at the north end of South Beach, is pure theatre. There are gold columns and cosseting scarlet all over the place, from the toiletries to the bedroom curtains, and extraordinary art.
Have you ever seen a mammoth skeleton embossed with gold leaf? Me neither. But there's one by Damien Hirst called Gone But Not Forgotten, displayed in a climate controlled box on the terrace. You can see it from the beach and it's even illuminated at night.
There is also an exotic mural in the entrance by the Argentine-born artist Juan Gatti, which features flamingos, palms, tropical birds and skulls, transporting you into a fantasy jungle – a theme that's continued throughout.
This is the vision of Argentine developer Alan Faena in collaboration with film director Baz Luhrmann. And it extends to the surrounding area – the Faena Forum, which opened recently, holds art installations, intimate concerts, a theatre and a bazaar-style shopping area.
And that beach. It's on your doorstep. Skip across the boardwalk and you can explore its ten miles of sand and sample the life and soul of Miami.
One morning, I take an Aeroga class, a mixture of yoga and aerobics, that has my heart thumping. On a more leisurely ramble, I see wiry retirees walking with little dogs, cyclists and even someone on roller blades.
More people are out and about in the shadier afternoons. But despite the many hotels that back onto its sands, it is still not especially crowded. Brightly painted lifesaving posts make colourful markers.
In one spot, something involving police cars is being filmed. In another, an artist is sculpting voluptuous mermaids from the sand while, on the rocks, a model is being photographed in provocative swimwear.
You can walk from Faena to renowned Deco Ocean Drive in around 40 minutes, or hire a Citi Bike from £2.80 for 30 minutes.
Author Jan Morris, in Coast To Coast, called Fifties Collins Avenue, which runs parallel to Ocean Drive, 'a street of nightmarish hotels, each more feverishly grotesque than the last.
Pink and saffron and blue, with… a constant stream of visitors, like a flood of some barbarous beverage, forever moving in and out of their doors'. But I like the pina colada paint job on Ocean Drive, though it is similarly busy with just a touch of the tawdry.
Bars line the streets, Bentleys cruise the Tarmac, drunks sway along the pavements and you can have your fortune told by a South Beach psychic. The north end of Collins Avenue is a classier turn. Here, you can start or end the evening in The Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale Hotel.
Or sit outside in the enveloping warmth of a Miami evening at 27 Restaurant And Bar. They serve a tasty twist on tapas, but the portions are not small. This is America, after all.
Round that off with a Smoke and Sparks cocktail (tequila, jalapeno, lime, flaming salt) in the bar back at Faena and you'll be as convinced as I am that Miami is still living the dream.
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