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  1. Thanks for the update. It seems we'll most likely be ok for our August 14 flight, our return in September will be questionable. We will not worry about return flight at this point. Just very happy to make it our on August 14.
  2. Do you think the arguments and the decision will be drug out to August 2?
  3. Currently BA is in court arguing their appeal of the courts decision. I spent a sleepless night last night not know yet if my flight will be canceled. I am hoping for the best, and have looked at alternate flights but can't proceed until a strike is called.
  4. Anyone hear about any updates on possible BA pilot strike ? When do you think they'll go on strike if they do strike? I know by UK law they have to give 14 days notice. I have planned back to back cruises from Southampton. My current flight is scheduled on August 14, , yes I do have insurance that will cover the strike, but I have planned this over a year ago. I am not concerned about my return flight at this time , just trying to make it to Southampton.I'll worry about return flight after my cruises.
  5. Thanks for your input, I have been distracted , I am supposed to fly out on British Airways and now there maybe a pilots strike. I am trying to find out my alternatives if there is a strike so I can get on my cruise to Iceland.
  6. I just read British Airways pilots may go on strike. We are scheduled to fly BA on August 14. What are your thought about the strike, do you think it will happen? The news is also talking about the London airports going on strike. Will Gatwick be involved in that strike. Yes, we have travel insurance but I’m not sure if it covers pilots strikes . 🤔
  7. I just read British Airways pilots may go on strike. We are scheduled to fly BA on August 14. What are your thought about the strike, do you think it will happen? The news is also talking about the London airports going on strike. Will Gatwick be involved in that strike. Yes, we have travel insurance but I’m not sure if it covers pilots strikes . 🤔
  8. Going to Reykjavik on a cruise.Only 1 full day there. Which would you choose for a tour ,either Golden Circle or South Coast and Why. TIA
  9. Thanks JB, we will plan to take the 9 am coach as recommend by you. The train that day is 44 GBP compared to the coach fare of 5GBP. I appreciate your help.
  10. We will plan to take National Express from London Victoria at 9 am on a Sunday, is that adequate time to get to Southampton , and then take a taxi to pier? I’m reading about congested roads and that 2 1/2 is not realistic for travel time. For those from the area, do you think 9 am coach allow enough time to get to ship or should we take the 8 am coach ? Thanks for your advice. I live in Orlando and understand congested roads and highways .
  11. I have them booked later this year. They are dropping us off at Sagrada Famila after the tour so we can take a guided tour inside. They seem very accommodating .
  12. What time did you leave London and what time did you arrive in Southampton ./We are booking the bus to Southampton, Was it easy to find your bus. I am booking the extended leg room on the bus, is it worth the extra money?
  13. I read a lot of not so favorable reviews on National Express . We’ll be traveling from Central London, Victoria Station to Southampton on day of cruise(Sunday). Looking for advise if should we take National Express or hire a private car . What are pros and cons. Planning on taking the 9:00am bus to Southampton Thanks
  14. Can anyone who has taken International Friends with a stop at Stonehenge personally recommend it or say don't take it and why. Trying to decide to take International Friends or just take National Express to Southampton , it will be on a Sunday in August.
  15. Thanks for the correction I wouldn’t want to mislead anyone
  16. We are doing something similar that you have proposed. After some research on Trip Advisor, we are going to take a train to Victoria Station rather than National Express. It was strongly suggested on Trip Advisor by locals not to take the bus to Victoria Station because the traffic is awful . They said it's more cramped and after a long flight we'll appreciate the train ride more, There's no need to take the Express train as it's not much faster and not worth the extra $$. We are are leaning towards taking an all day tour on Evans Tour that encompasses all the main highlights the day after arrival. We'll be tired so this way all we have to do is show up at the meeting point. Our tickets for the various places will be purchased and we don't have to worry about getting lost and wasting our time. It includes a cruise on Thames .This goes against trip advisors recommendations, but sounds like a plan for us. The second full day we are there, we are going to wing it, go to Harrods, and see some things that we saw on the tour that we'd like to see up close and personal. Then next day we are taking International Friends to Southampton with a stop at Stonehenge. They have pick up at hotel which is a plus. I hope your enjoy your trip
  17. Thanks this is a big help. I think we will try the HO HO in Dublin.
  18. Can anyone recommend a tour of the City of Dublin, that isn't on the HO HO bus. I was told you'll sit a lot in traffic on the HO HO bus. TIA
  19. I am new to NCL, I tried booking Specialty dining, which is one of my perks but everything for a party of 2 is booked except for 9-9:30 slots. There is availability for parties of 4. Any suggestions on booking my reservations? Cruise is in September Thanks
  20. 90 minutes is National Exress’s estimate for trip. What’s your estimate? I live in Orlando and understand awful traffic with Disney and the major construction on I-4
  21. Where are you located in Orlando?
  22. Thanks for your quick reply. We are staying at Holiday Inn London - Kensington Wrights Lane Kensington London GB W8 5SP, which I believe is South Kensington. The only thing that is a must is to tour is Tower of London and I want skip the line tickets for that. We'll be in London August arriving on Thursday to Gatwick and leaving Sunday. Since we aren't in a hurry to get to hotel, we are thinking of taking the National Express to Victoria Station and then cab to hotel. The train is only 30 minutes faster and more money. WE were going to explore around our hotel that afternoon. I think the Victoria and Albert Museum isn't too far from our hotel. We were thinking of Victoria and Albert Museum also. We have been to Natural History Museums elsewhere and would like to see more thing pertinent to England.
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