General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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Burt
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posted 13 Mar 2020 09:41, edited 13 Mar 2020 09:41
joeyjojo wrote: You can still fly from UK !
Yeah, I know that, jj. NYC declared state of emergency; touristy shit all closing down, 50% reduction on intake at restaurants/pubs/clubs - not the best time for a visit.
joeyjojo
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4155 posts since 24/8/06

13 Mar 2020 10:27
Ah okay!
pentonville
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468 posts since 12/3/12

13 Mar 2020 10:27
Burt wrote: S'posed to be flying to NYC next Sunday Cry

Get yourself to Red Hook Tavern
jacko198
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296 posts since 23/10/09

13 Mar 2020 18:41
Getting married in August, looking to book a honeymoon. Going to have to check the travel insurance covers EVERYTHING! God knows if it will be better or worse by then.

Anyone recommend anywhere for a honeymoon?

Looking for a week or 10 days. Were looking at Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles etc but its a little pricey when fully added up. Thought about Bali but it just seems way too touristy. Preferably somewhere quiet to chill by the sea would be perfect.
ismvil
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871 posts since 16/9/11

13 Mar 2020 20:29
Jacko make sure you pay with the credit car. Consumer credit act will cover you for everything and will be a better backstop than insurance.
NigelBenn
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4120 posts since 6/2/08

13 Mar 2020 20:45
I can give you recs if you need an NYC guide Burt.
NigelBenn
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4120 posts since 6/2/08

13 Mar 2020 20:51
It’s a bit more quiet here in NYC and a few clubs and museums have closed down for the weekend but still enough to keep you busy. Most restaurants still open. It’s actually easier to get reservations.
snaye
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10713 posts since 24/10/02

13 Mar 2020 23:08
Im in NY at the moment and its fine, actually quite nice being a little quiet.
Burt
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posted 13 Mar 2020 23:16, edited 13 Mar 2020 23:16
NigelBenn wrote: I can give you recs if you need an NYC guide Burt.
Cool thanks, NB - will take you up on that assuming things don't go awry.

Trump reconsidering travel from the UK today prolly put a nail in the coffin; leave a week on Sunday and am pretty pessimistic about my chances tbh.
Trent
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1922 posts since 18/1/09

14 Mar 2020 11:37
jacko198 wrote: Getting married in August, looking to book a honeymoon. Going to have to check the travel insurance covers EVERYTHING! God knows if it will be better or worse by then.

Anyone recommend anywhere for a honeymoon?

Looking for a week or 10 days. Were looking at Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles etc but its a little pricey when fully added up. Thought about Bali but it just seems way too touristy. Preferably somewhere quiet to chill by the sea would be perfect.

Seychelles over Maldives / Mauritius for me. More to see and do if you hire a car - want to avoid Beau Vallon. Can potentially get the island feel via a ferry to Praslin or La Digue (preferred, stay in Orangerie). Maldives is ok but 10 days would have me climbing the walls depending on the island I guess.

Bali has got more touristy over the years but its still quality. I also like Sri Lanka as there's more to see and do. Philippines is becoming more popular but perhaps less touristy.
Trent
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1922 posts since 18/1/09

14 Mar 2020 11:59
Got my stag do coming up in June and looks like Jet2 have cancelled all the flights to Spain with no direction when they will open up again.
jacko198
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296 posts since 23/10/09

14 Mar 2020 15:16
Trent wrote:
jacko198 wrote: Getting married in August, looking to book a honeymoon. Going to have to check the travel insurance covers EVERYTHING! God knows if it will be better or worse by then.

Anyone recommend anywhere for a honeymoon?

Looking for a week or 10 days. Were looking at Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles etc but its a little pricey when fully added up. Thought about Bali but it just seems way too touristy. Preferably somewhere quiet to chill by the sea would be perfect.

Seychelles over Maldives / Mauritius for me. More to see and do if you hire a car - want to avoid Beau Vallon. Can potentially get the island feel via a ferry to Praslin or La Digue (preferred, stay in Orangerie). Maldives is ok but 10 days would have me climbing the walls depending on the island I guess.

Bali has got more touristy over the years but its still quality. I also like Sri Lanka as there's more to see and do. Philippines is becoming more popular but perhaps less touristy.

Cheers, I will have a nose at the Seychelles. We haven't had a "Sit on your arse" holiday for about 9 years so quite like the idea of doing just that! Haha
ismvil
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871 posts since 16/9/11

14 Mar 2020 17:02
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51891662

UK getting no flyed
jacko198
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296 posts since 23/10/09

15 Mar 2020 00:15
ismvil wrote: Jacko make sure you pay with the credit car. Consumer credit act will cover you for everything and will be a better backstop than insurance.

Good shout! Theres a few insurance companies covering everything corona related so hopefully won't get stung
TheTiger
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3714 posts since 23/2/03

15 Mar 2020 02:15
Burt wrote:
NigelBenn wrote: I can give you recs if you need an NYC guide Burt.
Cool thanks, NB - will take you up on that assuming things don't go awry.

Trump reconsidering travel from the UK today prolly put a nail in the coffin; leave a week on Sunday and am pretty pessimistic about my chances tbh.

I’m in the same boat. Was due to fly on the 25th. Let’s hope flights get cancelled so we can at least get cash refund rather than travel vouchers.
Trent
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1922 posts since 18/1/09

15 Mar 2020 05:02
@jacko - theres a sale on Etihad flights to Seychelles on Holiday Pirates apparently around £400. You can basically spend that on a seaplane to the islands in the Maldives.