Trip went great thanks to Vinnie for his excellent service again.
Colin and his colleagues went over and above to ensure I got onto the flight I needed, renewing my booking whilst I needed time securing insurance cover , and steering me in the right direction to find insurers I could use
Lloyd and his team are always helpful and reliable
Everyone in the team was really helpful.
As usual, top quality service from selection of best option through to personal attention to ensure all arrangements are in place.
Excellent service from Matt. Thank you
Jeff is incredibly helpful and efficient!
Really happy with the service from start to the end. Thanks to all for making this so easy for me - a happy customer.
Very helpful, great to have point of contact in uncertain times
Joey and his team were very professional and kept in contact regularly throughout our booking process. The team was even courteous enough to walk us through all the intricacies of flying during the pandemic.
Easy and excellent booking from Noah. I would recommend him to friends and colleagues
Jenson, as ever, has been highly efficient and so helpful in enabling this trip to happen at all during these uncertain times. He's kept us informed along the way and we're very grateful. We will certainly come back, as we have done over the past 10 yrs of booking through him, and have always been nothing less than confident in what he's offered knowing that his options are well chosen and we're always given nothing less than a great service.
Amazing service. Kept me informed as flights kept being changed by the airline. Great personal service.
Watch out for airline seats that seem the same size as others but are actually smaller and awkwardly placed. The seat I ended up in was off centre.
A huge thank you to Jessica and Howard. We had a wonderful trip. Planned well in advance we had to go to them a few times for adjustments and they were helpful with advice on bookings with reimbursement due to Covid uncertainties. The flights all worked, the rental car arrangement too and being able to make the reservations with a deposit and pay balance closer was also a benefit.
Gave me all the time and attention I needed. Thank you
Niall is brilliant: incredibly friendly, efficient, and professional. He also saved me lots of money. I can’t rate him highly enough.
Zac did a fabulous job putting multiple international flights and rental cars together. Super job, as he always does
Staff are always polite, friendly and helpful
Anthony is always so helpful
I had a one hour transfer at Heathrow which my agent changed to a six hour so I didn't miss it but I got there in time for the 1 hr and having to wait in the airport was uncomfortable.
Generally very good, no issues other than flight delays with Delta
Incredibly helpful as always
You are the ONLY travel agent I would trust! You are terrific and do the best possible for your customers. I have recommended you at least 3 times since my trip.
Fantastic company, staff very helpful and you get a personal experience. Would fully recommend. Had to change flights a few times for my son, they did this with ease and the experience has been a positive one.
You were amazing during a very sad and stressful time. You were able to make all the necessary changes to my trip to allow me to spend my dad's last days in hospice with him. I will be forever grateful.
Raj helped take the stress out of planning my trip.
Once again, excellent service from Gareth and his team.
DialAFlight does what it says! The staff are very helpful and I would definitely use and recommend them to my friends and colleagues
Amy was the most helpful and accommodating travel agent I have ever dealt with. Due to both personal circumstances and the impact of COVID-19 the travel dates had to be changed numerous times and Amy immediately produced solutions on every occasion. I will definitely use DialAFlight in the future and have no hesitation in recommending to others.
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…
Not quite what you're looking for?
We can easily customise an offer to suit your exact requirements