Trip to Florida from London flying with Thompson for 14 nights! £364pp based on 2 adults and 1 child
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Trip to Florida from London flying with Thompson for 14 nights! £364pp based on 2 adults and 1 child

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Trip to Florida from London flying with Thompson for 14 nights!

£364pp based on 2 adults and 1 child

Flights include 3 20kg suitcases and inflight food the price also Includes hotel at The Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista And car hire!

Use discount code HOT100 for £100 pound off!

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jona77

Think you'd best add that price is per person to your title! oO


Agree, ive found you need to state the obvious on here, as this site caters for all levels of intellect.

Some great prices available if you play around with dates, of even if you're able to go in the first place?

Couple of points to note, car insurance isn't the cheapest with this deal but don't know if you can decline the car and arrange your own, if you wanted one?
It is possible to stay at the hotel and use disney transport to get to the parks (I'm guessing?).
Don't know if transfers were included in these prices as they include a car, if that makes sense?

Sanford is a nice airport, gets bigger every time I go but it's still smaller than Orlando (MCO) and it's usually a lot quicker to get through, the baggage reclaim/customs/immigration bit of it. (was an hour and forty minutes getting through Orlando in March oO and it wasn't that busy!)
Downside to Sanford is it's about an hour north of where you want to be, which is something else to factor in when you're hot and tired and just want to sit down and grab a burger
The car hire company will tell you that you can use the quick/fast pay lane on any toll roads and it will be automatically billed to your credit card, which is great and really convenient.
But that convenience comes at a price as it's $3-4 a day service charge, when you use the toll road fast pay lane?
Not a great deal but it adds up if you're nipping on a toll road for one stop, say $1 charge but then a $4 service fee?
You can of course pay in cash at a booth but some of the booths are now unmanned and as such you need the correct change, which isn't always possible when you've only just landed?

Food can get expensive, depending where you want to eat.
Most of the fast food restaurants tend to have coupon booklets available which can help if there's something in them that takes your fancy?
Other restaurants tend to have specials on on certain days so it's worth googling or asking if you're there anyway.
Restaurants expect you to tip! Anything between 15-20% is considered normal and it's something I've done in the past, although the exchange rate at the minute makes tipping expensive so I'd only tip if someone has made your visit a pleasant one? (or is that just me being mean?)
A little like Zeek over here there are a couple of giftcard outlets online (giftcardgranny is one I've used before) where you can purchase a gift card and get it sent to your phone and then use in the restaurant you're thinking of visiting, doesn't always save you loads of money but it often covers the tip and you were going there anyway?

An ESTA is needed for entry into Florida (used to be the green I-94 visa waiver form that was free), it's $14 each applied for online before you go.
They last 2 years, but it's another £50 if there's 4 of you as everybody needs one (unless you've got the visa waiver in your passport but can't remember exactly how that works? Mine's stamped in my old passport so haven't tried using it since having the new one)

Don't forget to book the extra days car parking at the airport this side if you're taking the car?
It's a 14 day/two week holiday so you only need 14 days/two weeks parking?
Nearly all these flights land on the morning after you take off, so you lose a night flying back and this means you need 15 days car parking.
(only mentioning as I've done it before and the car wasn't there when I was! Didn't take too long to get it sorted but it was still something I didn't need after an 8 hour flight :))

Just thought I'd mention, hope it helps someone.

Time to go and tackle the plug that's stuck in the sink, can you tell I was putting off doing something


Edited by: "defgimp" 15th May
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Think you'd best add that price is per person to your title! oO

jona77

Think you'd best add that price is per person to your title! oO



​I think that's pretty obvious but agree most people state the total price.

Original Poster

Skybird

​I think that's pretty obvious but agree most people state the total p … ​I think that's pretty obvious but agree most people state the total price.



Changed!

jona77

Think you'd best add that price is per person to your title! oO


Agree, ive found you need to state the obvious on here, as this site caters for all levels of intellect.

bargain! just book it!

dates available would be nice!!

Original Poster

kaip

dates available would be nice!!



7th June

£1,134 (total) from East Midlands from 3rd of June also.
Edited by: "Jinkz" 15th May

Jinkz

£1,134 (total) from East Midlands from 3rd of June also.



£1184 as above for 2 adults and 2 kids?

I didn't think for a minute the price was for all 3! oO voted hot btw good find extremely cheap deal!

I dont think the deal is available now though !!

jco83



£1130.60 for 2 and 2 on the 8th from Gatwick to Sanford! That's including the "HOT100" discount code!

£372 direct flights from Glasgow that's amazing

£1101.80 for 2 weeks from Gatwick on Saturday 3rd June! (Including the "HOT100")

Trevisparky

£372 direct flights from Glasgow that's amazing



Don't forget that Thomson flight prices tend to be without luggage, so that's another £60 per person if you want to take anything more than yer speedos
If the dates/times/quantity work for you it's cheaper to fly to Gatwick and go from there?
Not ideal but could be cheaper? (£600+ potential saving but then you've got to get to Gatwick? Depending on lots of other variables :))

Original Poster

defgimp

Don't forget that Thomson flight prices tend to be without luggage, so … Don't forget that Thomson flight prices tend to be without luggage, so that's another £60 per person if you want to take anything more than yer speedos ;)If the dates/times/quantity work for you it's cheaper to fly to Gatwick and go from there?Not ideal but could be cheaper? (£600+ potential saving but then you've got to get to Gatwick? Depending on lots of other variables :))



This price includes 20kg each of luggage

defgimp

£1101.80 for 2 weeks from Gatwick on Saturday 3rd June! (Including the … £1101.80 for 2 weeks from Gatwick on Saturday 3rd June! (Including the "HOT100")



Would you not be bettwr using "EXOTIC150" as the code to save £150 for longhaul?

ORLANDO VALUE PLUS VILLAS
Clermont, Davenport and Haines, Orlando, United States Of America

14 Nights
3 Adults
OUT THU 8 JUN 2017\x09Manchester - Orlando Sanford
Depart: 11:30 Arrive: 15:25
Thomson Airways. Direct
RTN THU 22 JUN 2017\x09Orlando Sanford - Manchester
Depart: 17:25 Arrive: 06:20 (+1 Day)
Thomson Airways. Direct

FLIGHT & LUGGAGE
Standard Seats × 3 Included
Adult Flight Meal × 3 Included
20 kg luggage × 3 Included
ROOM & BOARD
4 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool × 1 Included
Self Catering Included
EXTRAS
PRICE BREAKDOWN
Discount: - £1625.10
Basic Holiday £3399.00
Options & Extras (total) £0.00
Promotional Discount - £150.00
Price Per Person £541.30
TOTAL PRICE£1623.90
DISCOUNT CODE
A discount of £150.00 has been applied to your holiday using the code EXOTIC150. The total price is now £1623.90. Remove Discount
Edited by: "SavageDonkey" 15th May

sainty13

This price includes 20kg each of luggage



Sorry, your price did include the luggage, it was quoting £372 without luggage when I first looked oO
If it's something you're looking at doing, the premium upgrade isn't too expensive when you factor in the cost of luggage? If the upgrade is around the £200 mark?

SavageDonkey

Would you not be bettwr using "EXOTIC150" as the code to save £150 for … Would you not be bettwr using "EXOTIC150" as the code to save £150 for longhaul?ORLANDO VALUE PLUS VILLAS Clermont, Davenport and Haines, Orlando, United States Of America14 Nights3 AdultsOUT THU 8 JUN 2017\x09Manchester - Orlando Sanford Depart: 11:30 Arrive: 15:25 Thomson Airways. DirectRTN THU 22 JUN 2017\x09Orlando Sanford - ManchesterDepart: 17:25 Arrive: 06:20 (+1 Day) Thomson Airways. Direct FLIGHT & LUGGAGEStandard Seats × 3 IncludedAdult Flight Meal × 3 Included20 kg luggage × 3 IncludedROOM & BOARD4 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool × 1 IncludedSelf Catering IncludedEXTRASPRICE BREAKDOWNDiscount: - £1625.10Basic Holiday £3399.00Options & Extras (total) £0.00Promotional Discount - £150.00Price Per Person £541.30TOTAL PRICE£1623.90DISCOUNT CODEA discount of £150.00 has been applied to your holiday using the code EXOTIC150. The total price is now £1623.90. Remove Discount



Yeeeeeaaah, would use the £150 code in that instance, but it's a different date/accommodation and £500+ more?
The total price isn't enough to trigger the £150 discount on the one I looked at.
Still cheap for what it is
Edited by: "defgimp" 15th May

3% topcashback to sweeten the deal

defgimp

£1184 as above for 2 adults and 2 kids?



OK?

Brilliant deal but unfortunately not for those with children in school. I paid about £1700 for flights alone for me and my children for an August holiday out there....however I didn't book too far in advance, literally booked in May and went in August.

£432pp on s Saturday (3rd June)?! Now I wish I hadn't already booked a holiday this year

What are the other charges on top of this for travelling to America? I'm sure there are some...


Edited by: "Powellellogram" 15th May

Powellellogram

£432pp on Saturday 3rd June?! Now I wish I hadn't already booked a … £432pp on Saturday 3rd June?! Now I wish I hadn't already booked a holiday this year :(What are the other charges on top of this for travelling to America? I'm sure there are some...



Sometimes have to be careful with car hire the insurance can be as much on these ones included with holiday than if you go out and hire elsewhere.
If you haven't already got an ESTA I would recommend getting permission for visiting before booking, again an extra cost per person going, even children need permission. It will be costly to eat there, when I did Disney etc for 3 weeks I hired a villa. We ordered pizza takwaway one evening and one day we ate out at an unlimited buffet. It was so hot we barely ate much most days, but drank water by gallon lol.

Don't forget decent insurance too.

Only downside is 2 weeks not long enough, I did full 3 weeks and wasn't enough.

£1010 for 2 adults and 2 children on either the 1st or the 8th June from Manchester for two weeks?!

£1736.10 on the 3rd June for two weeks for 2 adults and 3 children!
includes flights and 2 rooms at the hotel!


£1915.20 for the above but with 2 adults and 4 children!
(yes I know that isn't a very popular demographic, but it might just be of use to someone?)
Edited by: "defgimp" 15th May

Some great prices available if you play around with dates, of even if you're able to go in the first place?

Couple of points to note, car insurance isn't the cheapest with this deal but don't know if you can decline the car and arrange your own, if you wanted one?
It is possible to stay at the hotel and use disney transport to get to the parks (I'm guessing?).
Don't know if transfers were included in these prices as they include a car, if that makes sense?

Sanford is a nice airport, gets bigger every time I go but it's still smaller than Orlando (MCO) and it's usually a lot quicker to get through, the baggage reclaim/customs/immigration bit of it. (was an hour and forty minutes getting through Orlando in March oO and it wasn't that busy!)
Downside to Sanford is it's about an hour north of where you want to be, which is something else to factor in when you're hot and tired and just want to sit down and grab a burger
The car hire company will tell you that you can use the quick/fast pay lane on any toll roads and it will be automatically billed to your credit card, which is great and really convenient.
But that convenience comes at a price as it's $3-4 a day service charge, when you use the toll road fast pay lane?
Not a great deal but it adds up if you're nipping on a toll road for one stop, say $1 charge but then a $4 service fee?
You can of course pay in cash at a booth but some of the booths are now unmanned and as such you need the correct change, which isn't always possible when you've only just landed?

Food can get expensive, depending where you want to eat.
Most of the fast food restaurants tend to have coupon booklets available which can help if there's something in them that takes your fancy?
Other restaurants tend to have specials on on certain days so it's worth googling or asking if you're there anyway.
Restaurants expect you to tip! Anything between 15-20% is considered normal and it's something I've done in the past, although the exchange rate at the minute makes tipping expensive so I'd only tip if someone has made your visit a pleasant one? (or is that just me being mean?)
A little like Zeek over here there are a couple of giftcard outlets online (giftcardgranny is one I've used before) where you can purchase a gift card and get it sent to your phone and then use in the restaurant you're thinking of visiting, doesn't always save you loads of money but it often covers the tip and you were going there anyway?

An ESTA is needed for entry into Florida (used to be the green I-94 visa waiver form that was free), it's $14 each applied for online before you go.
They last 2 years, but it's another £50 if there's 4 of you as everybody needs one (unless you've got the visa waiver in your passport but can't remember exactly how that works? Mine's stamped in my old passport so haven't tried using it since having the new one)

Don't forget to book the extra days car parking at the airport this side if you're taking the car?
It's a 14 day/two week holiday so you only need 14 days/two weeks parking?
Nearly all these flights land on the morning after you take off, so you lose a night flying back and this means you need 15 days car parking.
(only mentioning as I've done it before and the car wasn't there when I was! Didn't take too long to get it sorted but it was still something I didn't need after an 8 hour flight :))

Just thought I'd mention, hope it helps someone.

Time to go and tackle the plug that's stuck in the sink, can you tell I was putting off doing something


Edited by: "defgimp" 15th May

Used this last year for thomas cook. Clarion inn is very good for the money. Book it thru late deals around 6 weeks prior to leaving

Do you need to take kids??

Wow great deal but Shame that we cant get visas that much quick and holidays.

Also the parking in likes of Disney is $20 a day so anyone with a car try park it elsewhere and get transport to Disney area and then the Disney buses around the parks. I never hired a car out there and managed on the trolley rides and Lynx buses.

Great price and heat added. Will be that person almost when you factor in the cost of the park tickets. Re car insurance, the cat itself comes with insurance you will just have high excesses which can be paid locally but this is where they make their money. Instead, Google "car hire excess waiver insurance". There are companies that offer insurance against the excess. Costs pennies compared to what you would be charged. Always have a car and have always never taken out any extra insurances. Yes you would need to cover the excess amount should you need to make a claim but you can claim this all back when you get home.

Funnily enough, take out the kids and use 2 adults only and the price rockets. Unreal.

polabchannel

Wow great deal but Shame that we cant get visas that much quick and … Wow great deal but Shame that we cant get visas that much quick and holidays.



I assume you're not a UK passport holder? If you are these take minutes to approve.

Just this minute booked 10 days holiday with direct flights on Thompson Dreamliner staying at highly rated (on Trip Adviser) Sonesta Es Suites in Orlando (near Orlando Eye on International Drive) from Manchester on 23/5/17 arrives back 3/6/17. Includes breakfast & car hire. JUST FOUND OUT WE CANT GO coz my daughter has a really important exam. I'm a single parent & can't afford to lose £1,350. CAN ANYONE PLEASE ADVISE as the flight is a week tomorrow??
Edited by: "LexiLoo" 15th May

LexiLoo

Just this minute booked 10 days on Thompson Dreamliner staying at highly … Just this minute booked 10 days on Thompson Dreamliner staying at highly rated (on Trip Adviser) Sonesta Es Suites in Orlando (near Orlando Eye on International Drive) from Manchester on 23/5/17 arrives back 3/6/17. Includes breakfast & car hire. JUST FOUND OUT WE CANT GO coz my daughter has a really important exam. I'm a single parent & can't afford to lose £1,350. CAN ANYONE PLEASE ADVISE as the flight is a week tomorrow??


So sorry to hear that. Only thing to suggest is ring them up and explain the situation. You may get a sympathetic customer service rep. Alternatively, they may allow you to move the holiday to a date that fits, although you may have to pay extra for a different date.

How is this place for someone like who can't drive? How is the public transport there like.?

Doesn't include taxi to the airport.
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