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Our original holiday was booked with someone else and 12 hours before our flight it got cancelled. We rang DialAFlight and spoke to Connie who was extremely nice and booked our new holiday for the following day within a quick time. No hassle she was so lovely and answered all of our questions! Definitely would book again and recommend to family and friends!! Thank you so much, we had the best time!
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As always you meet and exceed our expectations, we will be booking our next vacation with DialAFlight.
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Thank you, our special holiday went like clockwork and we thoroughly enjoyed the hotel which was one of your suggestions.
Best service ever. Thank you Robin.
Really helpful after the Thomas Cook crisis! Helped me to find last minute flights at a good price compared to other websites
Absolutely perfect. Very Helpful. A most efficient service.
I had the best holiday thank you so much
All went well. Liked the telephone call a few days before we went to check if we needed any help
Very helpful and well mannered, excellent customer service. See you next year
Lincoln has always been polite and friendly when dealing with me. Makes you feel like a valued customer.
Eric was absolutely brilliant. He planned our trip for us and everything went perfectly! It was a holiday of a lifetime and it was made special by Eric’s recommendations. Thank you so much! Very happy customers.
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Excellent service at a good price
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Great service from everyone I spoke to. Ian mainly dealt with my holiday and went beyond the extra mile for me
Exactly as promised, no problems or surprises. Plane delayed by bird strike on return, 4 hours, but that’s not your fault!
The agent was very helpful and informative.
First class service. thank you Bradley
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Harry Clark was superb in helping book our holiday, he was very knowledgeable and ensured our holiday went exactly as planned.
It was the best organised trip I have ever had. Everything went perfectly. I have recommended several of my friends to use DialAFlight in the past and they have all been as pleased as I have. DialAFlight take all the hassle out of organising a trip and tailoring it to individual requirements.
As always DialAflight delivers the goods. Many thanks to Martin for his care and professionalism.
Brilliant service from DialAFlight after the horrendous way we’ve been treated in the aftermath of the collapse of Thomas Cook and Opodo resisting refunding us, having to purchase new tickets wasn’t what we wanted but made a little easier with the fantastic service at DialAFlight
We were in the Pump Room bar of a hotel on Chicago's Gold Coast, one-time favourite of the Rat Pack.
My friend Melissa, who has lived in the Windy City for decades, approached the full and large coupe of vodka martini with lips puckered. Her cocktail looked capable of stunning a bull elephant. 'Clint Eastwood was here last time I dropped by,' she said, casually.
We tripped into the night air and headed down to the junction of Rush St and North State. This is the apex of Viagra Triangle, where silver-haired 'manthers' with big wallets and young partners drink Napa Valley's grandest crus.
FIRST PORT OF CALL
'Let's check out Hugo's Frog Bar,' said Melissa. 'It's more French than anything in Paris.' She was right. I live in France.
'Hey look, it's JB Pritzker,' she said loudly, pointing at a portly 50-something sitting nearby. 'He's standing for Illinois state governor next year for the Democrats. He's also the owner of Hyatt hotels.' In a stage whisper, she added: 'He's worth $3.5 billion.' Two glasses of good sauvignon blanc came to $50, but Melissa coughed up before I had even fumbled for my wallet.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Chicago is the place to come if you are a food lover who likes sport, art, music and architecture. And bars. It's cooler than New York, easier to get around and, despite a reputation for violence, is one of the friendliest places on the planet.
After the Frog Bar and a stupendous dinner at upmarket steakhouse Maple & Ash, we went to Buddy Guy's Legends.
This is a sprawling cavern of a Chicago Blues bar where you could easily bump into Eric Clapton, Robert Cray or any number of big blues names. Buddy himself was playing to a full house. I nursed a pint or two of Guinness slumped on a barstool.
Above me were the Stratocast-offs of Keith Richards, John Lee Hooker and BB King.
Owing to jetlag I don't remember much after that, until waking up in the New York Life Insurance Building in the financial quarter. This elegant art deco early skyscraper was recently converted into the Kimpton Gray Hotel.
Built by William LeBaron Jenney, the father of the skyscraper, it's one of the finest buildings in a city whose architecture is more restrained and refined than that East Coast dazzler, the Big Apple (though Trump Tower strikes a jarring note on Chicago's otherwise elegant riverside).
Around the corner from the Gray is a very well-known location from many films, including the recent Batman films – the Chicago Board of Trade building, with its statue of the Roman goddess Ceres on the roof.
We later took a skyline helicopter trip, flitting among the rooftops, which put the scale and grandeur of the place into perspective.
Chicago rears up from the shores of Lake Michigan – from a swamp where Algonquin Indians grew onions and garlic.
Still a little jetlagged the following morning, I cycled the river path and then a short stretch of Lake Michigan before visiting the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the second-largest opera venue in the world (New York's Met is bigger).
It's a staggeringly grandiose palace of art deco and art nouveau, which opened a week after the Wall Street Crash. Maria Callas made her U.S. debut here. That afternoon, the echoey palace of sound was full of ghosts.
Down on the pedestrianised Chicago Riverwalk is the City Winery, beside the bridge made famous in the great car chase in the 1980 hit movie, The Blues Brothers.
A LOVELY END TO THE TRIP
The Winery buys grapes and makes its own wine, so Melissa and I shared a carafe before wandering across the river to the House of Blues, the music venue co-founded by The Blues Brothers star Dan Aykroyd.
It was pretty empty because it was mid-afternoon, but was still full of atmosphere.
After a delightful cruise on the vast lake and a spin around the Museum of Contemporary Art, it felt like my whirlwind trip to Windy City had blown itself out all too soon.
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