And we are off...!

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  1. Clarkkent

    Clarkkent Well-Known Member

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    So we are on our way to London.

    Taxi related crisis in that he couldn't open one of the car doors. Had to perch in the back squished against suitcase.

    Train related crisis: one cancelled, another delayed, change at Newport instead of Cardiff.

    At least we managed to grab a quick cuppa in the first class lounge with Mickey before being ushered off onto a connecting train! View attachment 12580

    Further travel related updates later when we make further progress :)

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    Seems like there are always bumps in the road leading to a great vacation. Keep trekking.
     
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    Hi all,

    We had to walk over to platform one. When we arrived, we was told to move to platform 4. Then boarded the train and just to be told that we need to get off(!)

    Thankfully we could get back on the same train so we are now going to London! :mental:
     
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    And of course Mickey likes to travel in style : View attachment 12582


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    Have now arrived in London. A slightly hair-raising taxi drive later (almost sandwiched between a bus and a van at 40mph) we are now on the Gatwick Express on the way to the hotel at the airport. :mental:


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    Safe journeys! How exciting...have a wonderful vacation.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    Exciting!!!! :mental:
     
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    Have a wonderful time. I take it that your flight is actually tomorrow?
     
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    Yup 1pm
     
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    Yep. Flight is tomorrow at 1pm but we prefer to arrive the night before, do the twilight check in, have breakfast in style and get some shopping in before we fly off.

    Mickey is kicking back a bit after his train journey. View attachment 12584


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    Mickey is being really spoiled....what with a First Class rail journey, and he`s only recently been to and from Florida in UC! :lol:

    Have a safe journey. :wave:
     
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    We just checked in :yes:

    They offered us to upgrade to PE for £250 each. We talked about it and decided not to do it.

    However.... Me being me wondering of we made the right decision :unsure:
     
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    that's a lot of spending money....
     
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    It is.....
     
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    So. Dinner done. Nom nom.

    Back to hotel room for cuppa and little nibble. Caught Mickey trying to steal my tea even though his excuse was "using the steam to cleanse my skin".

    Yeah yeah.

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    Blimey that's a lot of money. Perhaps they have overbooked the flight. On a flight back from Washington we had paid for the exit seats in economy but because they needed the seats we got bumped up to premium economy at the gate for no charge. Might be worth a go :confused:

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    Safe travels!!
     
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    Are you on one of the refurbs, you would have seen by your seating plan :unsure:
     
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    What a journey just to get to the airport. I'm tired just reading it,
    Hope the flights goes well.


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