Top rate support from Adam. Holiday was very well planned and took a lot of the stress out of booking
Excellent service and competitive prices, thanks for a great trip
Jay was fantastic and really looked after. I couldn't have asked for more. First class service.
Very good customer Service. I would definitely use DialAFlight again and will recommend to friends and family.
Thank you Roy for all your help just before we flew out when I realised I had left my husband's credit card at home and the car hire had to be changed at the last minute otherwise we would have had huge problems in the States. As always you went the extra mile
Always had good service
Karl was great. Found exactly what I asked for and answered all of my questions
Maria was great and did everything that was asked - will use again
Excellent as usual - timing of flights perfect
Your team were amazing. I forgot to order a vegan meal and the team arranged it even though the request was outside the 48 hours notice period. I cannot thank them enough, they made the entire trip worry free. Awesome team.
Excellent communication from your company. Much appreciated
I like how you have a specific agent who takes care of you with a direct line to them. And if they are off for any reason there is one other person assigned to deal with it. Also regular updates and calls from your agent. It's more of a personal touch.
The staff I dealt with were brilliant. My wife is disabled and they sorted everything out with the airline and airports. I would recommend them unreservedly and will most definitely be using them again.
Even though I was not advised of extra tax when travelling to Las Vegas you took charge kept me informed and dealt with by refunding me. Great service.
An excellent service. The team offered support from the time of booking right up to the date of the holiday. I felt very supported.
Brilliant from Niall start to finish
Had a call from the agent reminding me about my trip and required documentation. Very impressed
Super service and great support from Daniel. I must remember next time to book my seat early.
Thanks to Christian once again for a trouble-free trip.
When we had any concerns you were pleased to help
Excellent as usual. Many thanks to Ross and his team
Professional service and great trip.
Fabulous service and they went ‘the extra mile’ to help me!
Mason was awesome once again
Jenson never lets us down with service and price
As always first class service
Harry excellent as always!
I was so happy and relaxed - it was the most relaxing holiday I could ever dream of
Clyde was the best travel agent I’ve ever come across.
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…