Flight prices ridiculous for april

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  1. Laurafoster

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    Same! We come from Hertfordshire so have about an hours journey round the M25. One year we travelled down on the morning of the flight and got stuck in such horrible traffic we only just made our flight. Won't take that risk again!
     
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  3. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    Omg exactly the same thing happened to us! I swear it was like on the films where they were shutting the cabin door! I am disabled so my partner had to run on ahead and stop them lol. After that it was hotel everytime. Where abouts in Herts? My DW works in Cockfosters. Poor thing has to go on that damned m25 everyday. No way I am putting her through that on her holiday! She has enough stress and has to work for the both of us as I am too ill sadly.

    Our routine is...

    Put dogs in kennels afternoon before
    Drive to gatwick stopping on way at macdys
    Drop car off with meet and greet outside gatwick terminal
    Go through terminal and do twilight check in getting rid of bags
    Check in at hilton which is connected to terminal
    relax!

    Do you have a holiday routine?

    Paula
     
  4. Laurafoster

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    We live in Hemel Hempstead:)

    Our routine is pretty much identical to yours apart from the fact we have a rabbit instead of dogs lol.

    I always find that staying over night I start the day relaxed and stress free. Once I leave the house that's my holiday started:)
     
  5. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    True dat! Lol re rabbit. We use to have rabbits so cute. Hemel Hempstead Not too far from us at all. Jo (DW) grew up in Hatfield. Her mum lives in Welwyn. The worst thing about Gatwick is not the distance but the dreaded dartford crossing! Could take 5 mins or 5 hours... Not worth risking it. I guess you have the choice to go either way around!
     
  6. Samaya

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    Well, the price has changed on the VA web site for the April flights and reduced to £585 and £555 with miles plus money. Going in the right direction but still high when compared to our last flight.

    Best indirect at the moment is with Delta at £538.

    While leaving from a local airport with Aer Lingus via Dublin now works out at £570.
     
  7. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    Any ideas how far advance Virgin holidays book flydrives? I see they have till April 2014 now. I wonder when the rest of 2014 will be released?
     

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