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1 week holiday to Florida for 4 adults staying in Ramada Gateway Inn £1220.20 + 5% possible cashback available via quidco 10th June 2011 Monarch Holidays
1 week holiday to Florida for 4 adults staying in Ramada Gateway Inn £1220.20 + 5% possible cashback available via quidco 10th June 2011 Monarch Holidays

1 week holiday to Florida for 4 adults staying in Ramada Gateway Inn £1220.20 + 5% possible cashback available via quidco 10th June 2011 Monarch Holidays

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Monarch Holidays have a cheap deal to Florida in June 2011 for 1 week.

Four adults can stay in 1 room for £1220.20 or if you require 2 rooms that will be £1426 (including credit card fee).

This includes flights with 20kg checked in luggage , room only accomodation and compact car with basic insurance ( it is usually cheaper to book your own car hire than upgrade).

This price is less than their flight only option and seems to be available for Gatwick and Manchester flights on the 9th/10th and 11th of June 2011.

The price for 2 adults is about £713 including credit card fee.

Quidco offer 5% cashback for Monarch Holidays so could be even cheaper!!

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Original Poster

Link seems to be OK now

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Edited by: "melcarroll" 28th Dec 2010

seems a good deal but a week in Florida... No thanks, You need at least two!

Original Poster

You can book 2 weeks for about £475 each which is still a good deal.

Under £300 per person after quidco is amazing!

Cant get to the £1,220 though....seems to come up as £342 per person = c.£1,370 for 4 people?

melcarroll

You can book 2 weeks for about £475 each which is still a good deal.



where??

Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?

Be prepared to be treated like a common criminal..... 10 fingerprints and photograph taken.

Taking finger prints is an afront to human dignity.
Funny how people go to the European courts to get fingerprints removed from police databases and then hand them to the Amercians.

Wow you can do 2 weeks for 2 people flights and acc for 949! oh god is this tempting

ESTA is a farce, licence to print money - they can get all your details from the airline who book your tickets under the name on your passport, and then swipe the passport at check-in. If they want to restrict access, they could share info with the airlines and prevent you from booking in the first place. What happens if you book a holiday for £8k and then apply for the ESTA (which is the way it has to be done since the ESTA requires a destination address) and then they refuse entry to one of the people in the party. What happens to the holiday? Do you just write it off, or abandon one of the kids who;'s failed a check?

Agree with you 100% on the fingerprint and retinal scanning too, it's humiliating and a travesty that we so willingly give up our liberties to go on holiday.



Common Sense

Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be … Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be prepared to be treated like a common criminal..... 10 fingerprints and photograph taken.Taking finger prints is an afront to human dignity.Funny how people go to the European courts to get fingerprints removed from police databases and then hand them to the Amercians.



Ive been for years and
Common Sense

Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be … Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be prepared to be treated like a common criminal..... 10 fingerprints and photograph taken.Taking finger prints is an afront to human dignity.Funny how people go to the European courts to get fingerprints removed from police databases and then hand them to the Amercians.

Common Sense

Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be … Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be prepared to be treated like a common criminal..... 10 fingerprints and photograph taken.Taking finger prints is an afront to human dignity.Funny how people go to the European courts to get fingerprints removed from police databases and then hand them to the Amercians.


You apply for your ESTA before booking your holiday all you need if your passport details, then once booked you add your destination details NOT before so no need to lose out on a £8000 holiday

Charges more for children than adults!

Common Sense

Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be … Does it include the cost of ESTA, for those who do not have them?Be prepared to be treated like a common criminal..... 10 fingerprints and photograph taken.Taking finger prints is an afront to human dignity.Funny how people go to the European courts to get fingerprints removed from police databases and then hand them to the Amercians.



Have they stopped taking you finger print scan upon entry to the UK now then? They were certainly applying this in November. Also, it's a thumb and finger upon entry to the States, not 10 fingers

jawaid87

Agree with you 100% on the fingerprint and retinal scanning too, it's … Agree with you 100% on the fingerprint and retinal scanning too, it's humiliating and a travesty that we so willingly give up our liberties to go on holiday.



No retinal scan is involved and I'm afraid the law makers haven't taken your freedom away, its international terrorists and those who 'disappear' on holiday and are never seen again

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Chet

Under £300 per person after quidco is amazing! Cant get to the £1,220 t … Under £300 per person after quidco is amazing! Cant get to the £1,220 though....seems to come up as £342 per person = c.£1,370 for 4 people?



If you change the search box at the side to 4 adults but leave it as 1 room it comes up as £1218 then they charge a fee for paying by credit card.

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pateroo

where??



It is actually under £400 per person for 4 sharing if you change the search box on the left to 4 people for 2 weeks it comes up with a total of £1592 before credit card fee if you only book 1 room or £1900 if you request 2 rooms. That is from the 11th to the 25th June
Edited by: "melcarroll" 28th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Great Trip Advisor reviews for Hotel as well which is a bonus

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml

Thank you.. Dont know why the heat is going down since i last heated it up, but its a great package...

Having been to America in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008 I can assure you there is a retinal scan at the passport check desk within the first US airport you enter. I can't remember whether the finger scan is all 10, or just thumb and forefinger but they do definately scan eyes and some finger prints.

I never had to provide these in the earlier trips, only my last trip in 2008 and this wasnt made clear until you arrived in the USA. They obviously now have full details of myself and my family with the details from our biometric passports and we obviously passed their security checks, but the point is you are made to feel like a criminal when you have done nothing wrong, and you intend to spends thousands of £ on holiday in their country.

As far as the ESTA is concerned, you are right you don't HAVE to give a first address, but if the ESTA is incomplete they can reserve the right to reject an application, and in my fathers case they did do this. He was planning on flying to chicago with my mother to visit my brother who lives their. Her application was accepted within minutes, his was rejected immediately with no reason. They wouldnt explain anything to him when he phoned them, and they said he needed to meet with a rep face to face. He ended up having to pay £130 for an interview + transport costs to get to London for a meeting in the American Embassy so he could prove he was not a threat to the USA. All to visit family. Paranoid ****.


americanonpurpose

No retinal scan is involved and I'm afraid the law makers haven't taken … No retinal scan is involved and I'm afraid the law makers haven't taken your freedom away, its international terrorists and those who 'disappear' on holiday and are never seen again

Original Poster

Not too bothered about the temp on here as long as it is warm in resort

iceboy

Thank you.. Dont know why the heat is going down since i last heated it … Thank you.. Dont know why the heat is going down since i last heated it up, but its a great package...

Thanks OP, we booked the Econolodge Inn and Suites, for 14 nights from the 18th June for 5 adults in two rooms for £416 each. Bargain or what!!
7th trip to Orlando here I come!

jawaid87

Having been to America in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008 I can assure you … Having been to America in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008 I can assure you there is a retinal scan at the passport check desk within the first US airport you enter. I can't remember whether the finger scan is all 10, or just thumb and forefinger but they do definately scan eyes and some finger prints.



There is no retinal scan or rectal scan when entering the USA, they have a small cheapo webcam which takes a photo nothing more.

Heathrow airport offers IRIS which does scan your retina if you want to register with it and save having to queue at arrivals, you just walk through a scanner and quickly out.

kingchris

[quote=jawaid87] There is no retinal scan or rectal scan when entering … [quote=jawaid87] There is no retinal scan or rectal scan when entering the USA, they have a small cheapo webcam which takes a photo nothing more..


I second this
Edited by: "flang" 28th Dec 2010

[quote=jawaid87]Having been to America in 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2008 I can assure you there is a retinal scan at the passport check desk within the first US airport you enter. I can't remember whether the finger scan is all 10, or just thumb and forefinger but they do definately scan eyes and some finger prints.

I never had to provide these in the earlier trips, only my last trip in 2008 and this wasnt made clear until you arrived in the USA. They obviously now have full details of myself and my family with the details from our biometric passports and we obviously passed their security checks, but the point is you are made to feel like a criminal when you have done nothing wrong, and you intend to spends thousands of £ on holiday in their country.

As far as the ESTA is concerned, you are right you don't HAVE to give a first address, but if the ESTA is incomplete they can reserve the right to reject an application, and in my fathers case they did do this. He was planning on flying to chicago with my mother to visit my brother who lives their. Her application was accepted within minutes, his was rejected immediately with no reason. They wouldnt explain anything to him when he phoned them, and they said he needed to meet with a rep face to face. He ended up having to pay £130 for an interview + transport costs to get to London for a meeting in the American Embassy so he could prove he was not a threat to the USA. All to visit family. Paranoid ****.[quote=jawaid87]

There is definitely no retinal scan taken on entry to the US, I think you must be confusing this with having your photo taken.

Its a good idea to read up on the esta before you apply as answering yes to certain questions (ie previous convictions) will automatically deny you one online and force you to apply in person at the embassy. Always apply for an ESTA before booking so you know where you stand, you can amend it at a later date to add your hotel details.

I've visited the US many times and have never felt uncomfortable at providing my fingerprint details, nor have I have ever been made to feel like a criminal. Tbh if I felt that way I wouldn't holiday there at all.


Edited by: "Petal" 28th Dec 2010

£400 pp for 2 weeks in Florida in June is an awesome deal. As others have said if youve got a "dodgy" history and maybe done some bird then it might be a good idea to check out the ESTA web site first and apply first.

Ive been to the States about 10 times over recent years and have never felt like a criminal so can only presume some people have maybe ween watching too many Jason Bourne films :{. Ive only ever had my photo taken when arriving which to me aint a lot different from being filmed by street camera's or in-store when I'm shopping over here.

Voted hot and thanks to the OP

GREAT DEAL

surprised this isn't hotter. The cheapest flights alone on that date are £380. Last minute deals aside, I can't see a cheaper way of getting to florida next year. It's so cheap that I can't see how they're making any margin - an equivalent through Virgin is coming back as £2400!

It's in June, that's why its not that hot. July & August are hotter.

oh boom boom

WalterSmith

It's in June, that's why its not that hot. July & August are hotter.



How hot is not that hot?

Banned

You can buy houses in new england for £1200 now.

poisondwarf

How hot is not that hot?



80 degrees I'd guess ;-)

JonnyTwoToes

You can buy houses in new england for £1200 now.



Can you?
Are things 'that' bad over there?

WalterSmith

80 degrees I'd guess ;-)



Hot enough for me and my family...sunny as well or mainly wet?

Banned

poisondwarf

Can you?Are things 'that' bad over there?



Yep.

It was a pun about the hotness of the deal etc

IF you can make it out there in June it is a great time to go. My point was mainly that it is a bit hotter in temp in July but if the deal was in July it'd be much hotter as that is school holidays time.

Great deal for the price BTW!

JonnyTwoToes

Yep.



I gather you would have no neighbours then...assuming everyone has handed their keys back

Banned

poisondwarf

I gather you would have no neighbours then...assuming everyone has handed … I gather you would have no neighbours then...assuming everyone has handed their keys back



Probably correct. But if it's just for week, you can sell it soon after.

americanonpurpose

Have they stopped taking you finger print scan upon entry to the UK now … Have they stopped taking you finger print scan upon entry to the UK now then? They were certainly applying this in November. Also, it's a thumb and finger upon entry to the States, not 10 fingers



UK immigration do not take finger prints at Heathrow. They should do so for all Amercians so they can feel the indignity of being treated like a criminal?
Can you trust the worlds' bully, with your data?
They believe in rendition, and Bush still claims waterboarding is not torture. They engage in illegal wars and seek to extradite people for trivial reasons. They arm Israel to kill Palestinians and create a concentration camp and veto UN resolutions against illegal Israel actvity?, Who is the worlds' biggest terrorist really? Perhaps the USA.

Original Poster

June is perfect temperature wise July and August are too hot!!

The price seems to have gone up now so I hope anyone who was interested booked yesterday.

Thanks Melcarroll, The same dates in the same hotel is now £3800 and we only paid £2070 so a bargain!

Original Poster

Glad you got in while the price was low have a great holiday. You better start saving for all the park tickets etc. now.X)

flang

Thanks Melcarroll, The same dates in the same hotel is now £3800 and we … Thanks Melcarroll, The same dates in the same hotel is now £3800 and we only paid £2070 so a bargain!

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