Thanks for getting me home Owen
Stepped up to the plate in difficult circumstances
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
Faced with flight cancellations due to Covid19 the team did everything to get us back home to the UK - many thanks
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.
We’ve “shopped” with you for years and never doubted your professionalism, commitment to your customers and your very competitive prices. However, when we recently had to abort our travelling and get home, from the USA, you came into your own. Sean was wonderful and got us new flights in minutes. It made a very stressful time much more bearable and manageable. This was whilst a friend was simultaneously trying to get information and change her flights with on online provider. She was on the phone for 5 hours!
Cannot rate you highly enough. Got us home from USA with minimum fuss in these troubled times. Will tell all far and wide how good you are.
After finding out twice that our flights were cancelled and offered a flight home by Delta and an unsuitable alternative we contacted your emergency department. They could not have been more helpful in sorting out an alternative flight. I would like to thank all your staff especially Rory who we have contacted for all our travel arrangements for the last three years.
Excellent service in a difficult situation returning from the States early because of CV. Again DialAFlight have ‘come up trumps’.
Reid and his team are marvellous
As usual DialAFlight have been excellent. Due to the Covid 19, our return flight from Tampa was cancelled and BA referred us to you. Thank goodness they did as Nick was absolutely outstanding in getting us on connecting flights from Tampa to Miami and then on to Heathrow. Absolutely first class customer care and when the crisis is over we will use nobody but yourselves for future trips.
Excellent staff and that’s why I keep using DialAFlight. I just give them my dates and location and they take care of it all.
Teddy is a star. We had many difficulties whilst in US for a cruise/trip. These were dealt with calmly and sensibly.
Great service in unprecedented times. As soon as Samuel was given the go ahead by the airline, he had us booked on flights home very quickly.
In spite of the circumstances Samuel did everything he could to get us home having had our first flight he rearranged cancelled just hours after we had booked. Hopefully he will be able to bring the rest of our party home. He is a credit to your company.
Joseph, as usual,you were very efficient. Many thanks.
Always able to rely on you to rearrange flights when travel plans are disrupted.
Great service in difficult times
Thanks so much for rearranging our flights back from Florida during the coronavirus crisis.
Many thanks to Manny who arranged for us to fly home early. He was very quick and efficient and was able to confirm our new flights far quicker than Virgin Holidays and other companies. We gave his details to other people that were in a similar position
Stan was a great help with getting return flights back from Florida when Virgin cancelled the original flight and subsequent flights. Virgin themselves were less than impressive - if it wasn’t for Stan we would still be stranded over there
Would like too thank everyone for their first class job and helping me with my flight to Orlando
We can always rely on your help
I was in Florida but Niall gave me great advice and support, getting me home on the day I was supposed to even though my original flight was cancelled.
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.
Marvellous service getting us back from USA this week. Big shout out to Anton!
Many thanks to Hayley and Miles for getting me home from America
A big thank you to your team that got us home in these uncertain times and for checking in with us that we were home safely
BY KATHY McLEMAN
Kathy was one of the original pioneers of travel blogging, way back when the internet was new and smart phones were just a twinkle in designers’ eyes. A year long round-the-world tour saw her waiting for super slow broadband speeds as she painstakingly sent photos back to DialAFlight HQ to keep up her blog ‘Kathy’s Diaries’. After that, some time during her 16 years at DialAFlight, she has managed to fit in having 2 children while expertly handling the press and advertising for the company. Here are her top tips for surviving Disney World:
1. Do some research and decide which attractions are most important. If you can, tick these off first. If you arrive without a plan head for the furthest point and then work your way backwards instead of joining the procession from the entrance.
2. Try and avoid the Magic Kingdom on Sundays and Mondays. These are the first days after guests check in and most head straight there.
3. If you are not staying at a Disney resort avoid days when a park has Extra Magic Hours (EMA) as it will be much busier. Always try and go the day before or the day after.
4. During the school term American families tend to visit at the weekends so those days can be especially busy.
5. Stay nearby. Go early in the day and then leave the park as the queues build up so the kids can have a swim and a nap before returning in the evening.
6. If you really want to beat the crowds the best time to go is Mon -Thur during the first three months of the year! But it can be cold so dress warmly.
7. Stay in a Disney hotel and each day you'll get Extra Magic Hours (EMH) which allow you into one of the Disney parks an hour early before the crowds build up and you can stay beyond closing time in another.
8. If you are staying in Disney's Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge or Polynesian hotels you'll also get to see the Electrical Water Pageant which is a show many people don't know exists.
9. Stay at one of the Universal Hotels and you can use your room key as an Express Pass allowing you to skip lines at both Universal Parks. (Except for Harry Potter's Forbidden Journey)
10. If you stay at a Universal Hotel you also get an hour's early admission to Islands of Adventure allowing you to avoid the crowds and get straight on to Forbidden Journey. Early Park Admission is available the day you check in and the day you check out so even if you stay only one night you could get in early twice.
11. Top tip. If you are not staying in a Theme Park hotel get to Universal Studios early in the morning. Customers have reported getting in as much as 15 min before the doors officially open.
12. Normally Disney raises its ticket prices in August and we suggest buying before then to lock in the lower rate.
13. Do not try and do more than one Park in a day. It's at least 45min from one Disney Park to another.
14. Do sit down and eat but try and avoid the busiest period from 11-2pm. It will allow the kids to decompress and there are several places serving non-junk food. It's best to pre-book by phone or email as these can be busy.
· In the Magic Kingdom there's French cuisine at the Be Our Guest restaurant - the only place serving alcohol in the Park. There's also good seafood at Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square and Italian at Tony's which has a Lady and the Tramp theme.
· At Universal choose from Lombard's Seafood Grille or pub grub at Finnegan's Bar and Grill. Harry Potter fans will love eating at the Three Broomsticks and Mythos Restaurant has won numerous awards as best theme-park restaurant. There are also some good options at Universal City Walk like The Hard Rock Cafe and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.
15. Busch Gardens. If you want to do the Skyride don't join the England queue which is always busy. Go to the France or Germany line.
16. Disney's Hollywood Studios. Get to the park by 9am and go first to Toy Story Midway Mania. If you want to go on Rock 'n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror get a Fast Pass for one before queueing for the other.
17. Epcot. As soon as the park opens head to ' Soarin for a Fast Pass. Then go to either Mission:Space or Test Track and ride one followed by the other before heading back to 'Soarin. Go round the Park anti clockwise and go to Spaceship Earth in the afternoon when queues are short.
18. Islands of Adventure. When you enter Harry Potter's Forbidden Journey stay to the left if you don't have anything to leave in a locker (that's everything you can't fit in your pocket). It will save several minutes. On Men in Black aim for the red light in your own vehicle. Hold down the trigger, don't keep pressing it. You'll hit it every time and get major points.
19. Animal Kingdom. This park opens earlier than the others so get up early and head straight to Kilimanjaro Safaris for a Fast Pass then get a coffee or go on Expedition Everest before heading back to Kilimanjaro.
20. Seaworld. A good first stop is the Dolphin Nursery and when it gets hot head for Dolphin Cove where the viewing area is nice and cool.
21. Discovery Cove. Get there early. If you've booked a swim it's first come first served.
22. Don't get Fast Passes for live shows. Just get there 30 min in advance.
23. With older kids agree a place to meet in advance in case someone gets lost. Also suggest they stand against a wall as it cuts down the search area.
24. Take pictures of younger kids on your mobile. Write your mobile number on a luggage tag which can be attached to a belt loop or similar and explain to the child what it is for. Also show them what a park employee's uniform looks like.
25. Wear sensible shoes. There's a lot more walking than you think. And bring water bottles (which can be refilled from drinking fountains) and sunscreen which are both expensive to buy in the park.
26. Take a photo of where you park your car. You won't believe how many rental cars of the same model and colour as yours there are when you get back to that car park tired...
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