Many, many thanks for getting us home early - you always do what you say
As always DialAFlight did an excellent job to find us a flight home when the airline didn’t bother to answer our email. We went all round the world and not one flight was delayed - if there was a time change we got an email to notify us.
Amazing service from Declan, during the worry of Covid-19. He swiftly arranged changes for our daughters' return flights from USA to be brought forward. Managed to get them on a flight within 48 hrs! Such a relief for us with the awful situation and would not use anybody else but this company. Been using them for over 3 yrs, excellent service every time.
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
Thanks again Eric and team. You got me home after my flight was cancelled. Hope you are all safe and well and that I can book with you again after all this madness is over!
Faced with flight cancellations due to Covid19 the team did everything to get us back home to the UK - many thanks
Big thanks to Roy and Elliot who are real superstars and gave excellent customer service. I remembered that I flew a few years ago and booked with DialAFlight and that the service was good - and lo and behold I got the same guys/team again. Please pass on my thanks to them for changes that were made to my flight- I just about made it out in the nick of time before they closed all the airports!
We dealt with Ruby who did an amazing job of helping us book what should have been a fantastic holiday. We then dealt with Morgan which was challenging as we were away during the Covid 19 outbreak. She took great care of us during this period, changing car hire and hotel bookings to suit the ever changing situation, to eventually arranging our early return home when Virgin cancelled our flight.
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.
Would like to mention Bailey who was fantastic when I was quite stressed about getting my daughter home and changing her flight. He was brilliant and made everything very straightforward. I have recommended DialAFlight to lots of my friends - no-one else I would use.
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!
Excellent service - Scott was very helpful. He went the extra mile to make sure that we were able to get home in these very uncertain times and followed up with a call just to make sure that everything had been good
Always so helpful
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.
Due to current situation we had to curtail our holiday and come home early. Lincoln was helpful and sorted everything for us in a very calm and efficient way. We have and will continue to recommend DialAFlight to friends.
Many thanks to Declan who was very pleasant whenever we spoke to him, and very supportive when we had flights cancelled. Well done!
Thank you so much especially to Roy, Elliot and all the other members of your team who went to extraordinary lengths to help me get home to the UK in these challenging times. I really appreciate the care and attention and will certainly continue to recommend your service to others.
Zayne again bent over backwards to help in these uncertain times. He made everything easy and put us at ease. We would not deal with anyone else
Can’t praise DialAFlight enough. Adrian was able to help us to return to England from the USA by working on our behalf to get us an earlier flight home. We are so grateful for his help
Your advice and help were spot on. Jay is a star. Home safe and delighted we chose to book flights through you,
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.
We had to change our flight back home because of the covid19 situation. I phoned the emergency number and a very nice young man named Shane sorted out our change of flights. So glad I booked with DialAFlight.
As always Manny goes above and beyond. With my daughter's flight being cancelled Manny actually called me the same evening to rebook an alternative flight. Simply the best!
Acted quickly to get us home from USA during corona crisis. AA changed the flight you booked twice and rerouted us through JFK but at least we were on the list. Thank you Cooper and Stafford
Excellent service in a difficult situation returning from the States early because of CV. Again DialAFlight have ‘come up trumps’.
Thanks Chris for getting me home safely. Hope you and your staff keep well. Hopefully booking again once madness dies down.
I had to get back from USA early as they cancelled my flights. Leah was exceptional and got me sorted out and reassured me despite her being ill herself. What an asset to your Company. I have told all my family and friends how great you are. My American friends were amazed how accessible Leah was and how quickly issues were sorted out. Fantastic!
In January 1981 when mass tourism from the UK to Florida had hardly begun, I made my first trip to the Sunshine State - flying to Miami; this was memorable if only because in the departure lounge at Heathrow I found myself standing next to Eric Morecambe and his wife Joan.
Bring me sunshine, he was probably singing to himself. He needn't have worried; it was freezing in London but when we landed in Miami in the late afternoon, it was roasting. In January! Yet in 1981 Miami was in decline. In the 1960s, for example, when The Beatles made their first trip to the US in 1964 to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, they demonstrated their stratospheric success by finding time for a sunshine break in glamorous Miami Beach.
But 20 years later the Al Pacino gangster film Scarface showed how fast Miami Beach had fallen - business was so bad that plans were laid to demolish the famous Art Deco hotels which had largely become hostels. (Curiously, it was the filming of the 1980s cop series Miami Vice that initiated the preservation campaign - the rundown buildings clashed with the show's Ferraris and Armani suits, so the city was forced to smarten up.)
By 1981 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, had been open for almost a decade but the place was relatively modest; EPCOT didn't open until 1982.
My trip in 1981 was to write a piece on Air Florida, which had announced the start of low-cost flights between Miami and Gatwick - a route on which it was to compete with Laker Airways. Laker went bust the next year while Air Florida collapsed in 1984. But by the mid-Eighties, thanks to the marketing of some mass operators, Florida had begun to dominate the UK long-haul market.
It had good year-round weather and offered extraordinary value for money. Brits found the accommodation well-appointed and spacious and in the favoured Orlando suburb of Kissimmee, theme parks were on your doorstep.
Since that first visit, the more I've seen of Florida, the more I like it. I've been pretty much all over from Key West - so far south it is just 100 miles from Cuba - up to St Augustine and beyond. I like it all but I'm beginning to decide that I like the western Gulf coast the best, especially the stretch between Tampa and Sarasota.
For a week recently I had a house rental on Anna Maria Island, about an hour's drive south of Tampa. Tampa is an attractive entry point into the States, with shorter immigration queues.
Everything in Florida is nice and easy, from picking up a hire car to obtaining the keys of your holiday house (most have lock boxes, all you need is the combination - I never met anybody from the house rental company). Florida has everything to make a holiday perfect. Had we wanted, we could have made the two-hour drive to Orlando for a theme-park fix, but Anna Maria island has pretty much all you need.
The property came with a golf cart for short trips to the shop or the beach - bikes were also available. There was a large pool, a table-tennis table, a multi-channel TV with domestic TV catch-up - and the fastest wifi I've come across: 80mbps (ten times faster than I get at home). With a Slingbox connection, I was able to sit next to the pool and watch England beat the Aussies in the Ashes - holidays don't get much better than this.
Bradenton was a 25-minute drive, worth it to visit the Ellerton premium outlet mall with outrageous bargains on designer clothes. A similar distance away down at the end of Longboat Key (winter home to writer Stephen King) was Sarasota, worth visiting to stock up on food and drink at Whole Foods: not as cheap as the Publix, a ten-minute golf-cart ride away from the house, but in a different universe in terms of quality.
Because Anna Maria is a place which doesn't attract day trippers, the beaches are never crowded, and at many times of day, if you avoid the busier stretches, you will have them to yourself. Keep an eye out and you will spot dolphins skimming the offshore waters.
The house had a rooftop deck area where one night we watched the Perseid meteor shower stream across the night sky.
Even on non-meteor-shower nights, it was a delight to sit up on the roof and look at stars that seemed close enough to touch. There may be more perfect places to holiday than Florida but, at this very moment, I'm finding it hard to think of one…
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