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Family of 4 to Orlando with First Choice in April for £1393.20
Family of 4 to Orlando with First Choice in April for £1393.20

Family of 4 to Orlando with First Choice in April for £1393.20

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First Choice have some great deals with cheap child places.

You can stay in the International Drive area (this price is based on Enclave Suites) for 2 weeks with return flights from Birmingham.

Great price for a trip around Easter Time.

Birmingham Sanford (9hrs 25mins) Change / Upgrade Flight
Fri 24 Apr 2009 Fri 08 May 2009
Departs: 11:00 Departs: 17:15
Arrives: 15:25 Arrives: 06:25 on Sat
Airline: Thomson Airways Airline: Thomson Airways

Pre-bookable seating not selected Sit Together

In-Flight Meals included

20kg Baggage Allowance

£1393.20

65 Comments

good price

Original Poster

ppoze;4395507

good price



You can save another 100 by taking a cheaper hotel - but the reviews aren't that grand.Ignore the offer of a free car with the booking as the insurance costs are excessive! It is cheaper to book a car separately via Alamo (or Dollar). Total cost with car should be around £1600.

Wow. Do people still have £1300 for a holiday this year? I don't.

£1400 for four people is £350 each for a holiday. For Florida that is dirt cheap s last time we (4) went I was lightened by almost £7K (was peak season). I think the flights alone were nearly £3K. I can't believe how cheap it's getting, I've half a mind to just go for it.

WoW

Thats how much I paid for my flight to Orlando for me and my son!!!!

matedodgy;4395948

Wow. Do people still have £1300 for a holiday this year? I don't.



You know, some people do actually have money to spend on holidays.

I do not understand why people have to make such posts on deals, if its not for you and you don't have money to spend on a holiday, why click on it?? Just walk on by and leave it for those who are still going on holiday.

Great price OP, we are going in 3 weeks for 3 weeks and paid that alone for the flights for 2 adults and one child. Heat and Rep given. :thumbsup:

Would love to go but the kids are back in school by the dates given above.
Mine are off from the 4th to 19th April inc.

Good deal for anyone else who can make it though !
I spent around 11k last year in July/Aug, for 7 of us in Flordia - 22 days, villa + pool, mini-van, + all the parks & more...

One off special - so would only do it again if it was cheap enough
J

Birmingham Sanford 2 Weeks £7276 if I go during the Easter Break... or
going on the deal the OP has found gets it at Fri 24 Apr 2009 Birmingham Sanford 2 Weeks £2882

Fantastic savings if you can go at the right time.....

Original Poster

jawaid87;4402967

Birmingham Sanford 2 Weeks £7276 if I go during the Easter Break... … Birmingham Sanford 2 Weeks £7276 if I go during the Easter Break... or going on the deal the OP has found gets it at Fri 24 Apr 2009 Birmingham Sanford 2 Weeks £2882 Fantastic savings if you can go at the right time.....



Locally, the school will allow us to withdraw the children for 10 days providing we can show that they will be learning something, so we are fortunate.

Easter holidays were shocking price wise. Apparently this is the First Choice changeover between brochures. The same flight and hotel with Thomsons was over £1200 more.:thinking:

Am i allowed to say that if anyone plans to go to Florida, why not book flights, then get in touch if interested in renting a private villa, with pool, 5mins from Disney, sleeps 8/10 people, all for £80 a night, lol?

If anyone is interested, just get in touch! :thumbsup:

Cheers. :-D

[url]www.broadwaytravel.com[/url]

swear by them for florida, never had bad experience

As accommodation in Orlando is so cheap...

We're in Florida now, with BA we paid £1034 for flights into Tampa and out of Orlando for the 4 (2 adults, 5 y/o & 9 y/o) of us over half term - 9 nights - could have had longer/different flight locations if we'd wanted too take the kids out of school longer!
Then our accommodation is £140 for 2 nights B+B in a beach hotel (dearer than Orlando area) and then £280 for a 7 nights in a 5 bed villa with pool heating, my parents are flying out and sharing this too! Car hire for the whole time was £122 via Airline Network (rented a compact, got a Sebring).

Got to go and get some breakfast shortly (up a little early as we're used to the wrong time zone!)

matedodgy;4395948

Wow. Do people still have £1300 for a holiday this year? I don't.



yes because luckily i have not been affected by the current credit chaos, mainly because i have no debt and never have had any. this is a cheap deal indeed and i will probably let my brother know as he is planning a trip this year. i have already booked my holiday to japan so it is too late for me or i would have probably paid this to visit one of my favourite destinations.

jawaid87;4402904

Would love to go but the kids are back in school by the dates given … Would love to go but the kids are back in school by the dates given above.Mine are off from the 4th to 19th April inc.J



Thats the reason I fly out on the 19th APRIL lol, no pesky kids :thumbsup:

Can't wait, a whole month of sun and BIG food :w00t:

PS as a seasoned Orlando visitor I find the weather in APR/MAY to be the best all year round.

booked, great price. REP.....

I was working in Orlando for 6 months recently and visited a friend who was staying at the Enclave Suites in November 07. It's no palace, but the kids will love just being there. It's just off international drive, so you can't go wrong for restaurants. It's fairly close to universal, but a word of warning for when you visit Disney. They charge the earth for taxis, so you could pay upto $60 a day. There are cheaper ways of getting there, ie a green bus which is $1 pp which takes you into the disney area. But if you don't know the area well and have impatient kids, you have to just pay the taxi prices! There is, however, a free shuttle to universal if I remember rightly. The green bus that I mentioned will take you directly to seaworld and to seaworld's water park, aquatica, so I would definitely consider this rather than paying silly taxi prices.

I actually prefer to arrange everything separately. I'm going in august having paid £500 for the disney hotel and £400 for each adult flight. Flights with virgin atlantic, coming back 7 september so it's a little cheaper and hotel booked direct with wdtc. Saw a 2 adults and 1 child package deal to Orlando staying at Animal Kingdom lodge for over £3k in the first choice hypermarket window which is crazy!

Altogether my holiday is costing about 1.5k. Definite heat added considering this is a package deal with a travel agent and perfect for those with children. They will love it!

Adidas Addict;4403843

Thats the reason I fly out on the 19th APRIL lol, no pesky kids … Thats the reason I fly out on the 19th APRIL lol, no pesky kids :thumbsup:Can't wait, a whole month of sun and BIG food :w00t:PS as a seasoned Orlando visitor I find the weather in APR/MAY to be the best all year round.



As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids have their holidays so that those dates can be avoided. Thanks.

Mick Cranes Side;4403129

Locally, the school will allow us to withdraw the children for 10 days … Locally, the school will allow us to withdraw the children for 10 days providing we can show that they will be learning something, so we are fortunate.Easter holidays were shocking price wise. Apparently this is the First Choice changeover between brochures. The same flight and hotel with Thomsons was over £1200 more.:thinking:



It's a shame that teachers with their own kids don't have the luxury of taking 10 days off during term time. Then they can take advantage of the "kids learn something" loophole and save a few quid in the process :whistling:

This just highlights what a mockery the education system is when children can be taken out of school whenever their parents please... "learning something" - what a load of tripe, I'd love to know what a child about to sit their GCSE's would 'learn' whilst having a 2 week break in Disney. :?

ANDYWOODY01;4403716

[url]www.broadwaytravel.com[/url]swear by them for florida, never had bad … [url]www.broadwaytravel.com[/url]swear by them for florida, never had bad experience



Thanks for that I have been thinking of booking with them.

I recently stayed in the enclave suites (november) and have to say its one of the best hotels I have stayed in on I drive

dazco;4404229

As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids … As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids have their holidays so that those dates can be avoided. Thanks.



Having worked there, I noticed that the big times to avoid are spring break in march, mid to late december and the summer holidays. October was perfect while I was there, amazing weather and empty parks

dazco;4404229

As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids … As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids have their holidays so that those dates can be avoided. Thanks.



Most colleges are a week either side of easter, schools can pick and choose the dates but general consensus is the busiest for april 2009 will be 4th-19th

toonarmani;4404230

It's a shame that teachers with their own kids don't have the luxury of … It's a shame that teachers with their own kids don't have the luxury of taking 10 days off during term time. Then they can take advantage of the "kids learn something" loophole and save a few quid in the process :whistling:This just highlights what a mockery the education system is when children can be taken out of school whenever their parents please... "learning something" - what a load of tripe, I'd love to know what a child about to sit their GCSE's would 'learn' whilst having a 2 week break in Disney. :?



Feel for you, must be difficult to squeeze this type of holiday in with only 13 weeks to go at :oops: Don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to take Florida in when you retire at 55 on a nice gilt-edged pension :thumbsup:

On a more serious note, we took our kids out of school for a week last year to Lapland and made the eldest create a 16 page dossier of his experiences and the Lappish way of life, even made me think it had been an extremely constructive trip.
On his return he was very upset that he'd missed 5 days of watching dvd's 'as it was Christmas', now that's making a mockery of our education system.

Enjoy

Brilliant. H&R added. :thumbsup:

curtlyb;4404468

Feel for you, must be difficult to squeeze this type of holiday in with … Feel for you, must be difficult to squeeze this type of holiday in with only 13 weeks to go at :oops: Don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to take Florida in when you retire at 55 on a nice gilt-edged pension :thumbsup:



Nice one...:-D

flang;4404309

Thanks for that I have been thinking of booking with them.I recently … Thanks for that I have been thinking of booking with them.I recently stayed in the enclave suites (november) and have to say its one of the best hotels I have stayed in on I drive



no worries.
bit of advise as well for anyone going, ignore all hotel reviews online!!!
first couple of times i went i read reviews after booking, and drove myself mad.

dazco;4404229

As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids … As you are seasoned, do you know any way to find when the yankee kids have their holidays so that those dates can be avoided. Thanks.


recommend getting this

amazon.co.uk/Bri…8-1

got one and tells you anything and everything!!!! useful if you have never been before so you can find out which parks etc... to go.
but also good for people who have been and want to find new things to do. think it also tells ya about the hols in there.
leave it with me and i'll look tonight see what it says.

i usually go end of sept beginning of oct, and its pretty dead in the parks except on horror nights, and they do have a weekend holiday for columbus i think round then and all the hotel sell out!!

Me and the girlfriend booked a while ago for Florida 6th June from Manchester for two weeks £1600 for both of us bed and breakfast,this will be the second time I would of been I loooove it there.

toonarmani;4404230

This just highlights what a mockery the education system is when children … This just highlights what a mockery the education system is when children can be taken out of school whenever their parents please... "learning something" - what a load of tripe, I'd love to know what a child about to sit their GCSE's would 'learn' whilst having a 2 week break in Disney. :?



Are you trolling? You really think 2 weeks visiting another country, enjoying quality time with family would be less valuable than yet another week in the classroom, studying for dumbed down qualifications that a 12 year old could have done 20 years ago? Presumably you also think they should leave school and go directly into a job which they should do for 48 weeks a year until they retire and die.

haslitt;4405076

Are you trolling? You really think 2 weeks visiting another country, … Are you trolling? You really think 2 weeks visiting another country, enjoying quality time with family would be less valuable than yet another week in the classroom, studying for dumbed down qualifications that a 12 year old could have done 20 years ago? Presumably you also think they should leave school and go directly into a job which they should do for 48 weeks a year until they retire and die.



You've just criticised the OP and then reiterated his attack on the education system :?

nice find

curtlyb;4404468

Feel for you, must be difficult to squeeze this type of holiday in with … Feel for you, must be difficult to squeeze this type of holiday in with only 13 weeks to go at :oops: Don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to take Florida in when you retire at 55 on a nice gilt-edged pension :thumbsup:On a more serious note, we took our kids out of school for a week last year to Lapland and made the eldest create a 16 page dossier of his experiences and the Lappish way of life, even made me think it had been an extremely constructive trip. On his return he was very upset that he'd missed 5 days of watching dvd's 'as it was Christmas', now that's making a mockery of our education system.Enjoy



I'm not a teacher, just making a point

toonarmani;4405223

I'm not a teacher, just making a point



What point?

Others on here have posted that there are many thousands of pounds difference between going during and out of term time.

2 weeks substandard teaching in a UK secondary school is not worth £3-5k extra for any family.


IMO

toonarmani;4404230

This just highlights what a mockery the education system is when children … This just highlights what a mockery the education system is when children can be taken out of school whenever their parents please... "learning something" - what a load of tripe, I'd love to know what a child about to sit their GCSE's would 'learn' whilst having a 2 week break in Disney. :?



We live in an excuse culture in the UK, you can be sure someone will find a reason and have it accepted.

ilepak;4404515

Nice one...:-D



ok then, what about us TA in those schools. Yes, time off but all unpaid, as are our lunchbreaks etc. Hourly rate pretty grim too. Not grumbling, I love my work, but it is not all as others view it re holidays etc. I cannot even ask for a break in term time, I risk losing my job, so in my unpaid break I pay ott for my holidays!!

Sorry, rant over.

great deal if you can do it.

dazco;4405353

What point?2 weeks substandard teaching in a UK secondary school is not … What point?2 weeks substandard teaching in a UK secondary school is not worth £3-5k extra for any family.IMO



Sub-standard? That's a bit harsh. Decent parents make for decent pupils, not bad teachers.

Pre-bookable seating not selected Sit Together

In-Flight Meals included

20kg Baggage Allowance

£1393.20

can someone attach the direct link...
does this go from manchester?
If this is anything lik ethis from manchester please someone attach the link ...thanks in advance...

Wolf;4405977

Sub-standard? That's a bit harsh. Decent parents make for decent pupils, … Sub-standard? That's a bit harsh. Decent parents make for decent pupils, not bad teachers.



Not harsh at all. Who can argue that kids educated nowadays learn as much as they used to.

No-one?

dazco;4406155

Not harsh at all. Who can argue that kids educated nowadays learn as much … Not harsh at all. Who can argue that kids educated nowadays learn as much as they used to.No-one?





Opposed to when? Chalk board times? The world was flat once. The UK is head and shoulders above the US for teaching standards as an example, that might not be saying much, but i think your sweeping statement is misplaced. But then again, i don't believe the majority of the media stories.

Original Poster

gilly_27;4406065

Pre-bookable seating not selected Sit Together In-Flight Meals included … Pre-bookable seating not selected Sit Together In-Flight Meals included 20kg Baggage Allowance £1393.20can someone attach the direct link...does this go from manchester?If this is anything lik ethis from manchester please someone attach the link ...thanks in advance...



Search with the same criteria, but change the airport to Manchester - it is around 250-350 more. Manchester is closer for me, but the extra 30 minutes to Birmingham gives us more pocket money over there. You could go a week earlier (straddling the easter holidays for around 1600 from Manchester.


[url]www.firstchoice.co.uk[/url]

From manchester.. anywhere near this cheap? anyone??
come on ... everything is to blame.... from ...giving your kids what they want ...to not being able to give your kids what they want...
i want to take them on this holiday ..if it's in term time i don't care... quality family time ..i do care about!!
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