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Old 01-07-2013, 03:00 AM   #586
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ugh i have to fly vaustralia as we had to cancel our flights last year, we have $2400 sitting with vaustralia in credit we have to book before may or lose it altogether.

i am so hoping that vaustralia comes out with some good sale fares soon, especially for our dates (20th sept - 8th oct) as otherwise, i will be very, very displeased.

right now, our fares are looking around $2500 pp return.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:43 AM   #587
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I haven't stayed at either but the Radisson and Holiday Inn are usually the ones that people stay at when at FW.

I've stayed at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. It's easy to get to using the BART (if you're thinking of catching it from the airport).

I had a great morning at the WD Family museum at the Presidio on the last trip. There is just so much memorabilia there!
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at FW, but oh my the prices. Been thinking of trying Priceline. I have never used it before.

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Haha, I wasn't sure if I could change us either, but it wasn't a problem

I booked HoJo's last night Still hoping for a bigger discount because it's a bit more than we want to pay per night, but it's in for now
I have just booked HoJo's too I used the Mousesavers code. In the past we have used the Entertainment Rate, which was about $60 a night. I don't think they have that these days.

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Great stuff! So were you able to get a queen room or something other than a King room? A king room is the only available option for our dates (last time I checked, anyway).

Also, when doing the seat selection now (which I have stuffed up again, would you believe?!), you can change between block selection or individual selection.
I tried to change to individual selection but it won't let me. I can for the IL's booking but not ours.

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ugh i have to fly vaustralia as we had to cancel our flights last year, we have $2400 sitting with vaustralia in credit we have to book before may or lose it altogether.

i am so hoping that vaustralia comes out with some good sale fares soon, especially for our dates (20th sept - 8th oct) as otherwise, i will be very, very displeased.

right now, our fares are looking around $2500 pp return.
Fingers crossed for you Alicia.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:44 AM   #588
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I need to change the departure date on my ticker, but then Donald will have to go back to the start.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #589
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Anyone else finding cheap flights? I'm trying to look at VAustralia, but they seem to be having some technical problems...
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #590
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Anyone else finding cheap flights? I'm trying to look at VAustralia, but they seem to be having some technical problems...
I have problems with multi stop on their page (not sure if it's because I am on an ipad or not ). I could see normal return airfares between Mel and SFO (over $2600pp for my dates still). That's why I bit the bullet and grabbed Air NZ sale fares.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #591
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ugh i have to fly vaustralia as we had to cancel our flights last year, we have $2400 sitting with vaustralia in credit we have to book before may or lose it altogether.

i am so hoping that vaustralia comes out with some good sale fares soon, especially for our dates (20th sept - 8th oct) as otherwise, i will be very, very displeased.

right now, our fares are looking around $2500 pp return.
Hope they come down for you soon; it's no fun, waiting!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #592
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They have fixed it now, but looking at their facebook page it looks like it's a bit of a common occurance.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:35 AM   #593
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ugh i have to fly vaustralia as we had to cancel our flights last year, we have $2400 sitting with vaustralia in credit we have to book before may or lose it altogether.

i am so hoping that vaustralia comes out with some good sale fares soon, especially for our dates (20th sept - 8th oct) as otherwise, i will be very, very displeased.

right now, our fares are looking around $2500 pp return.
I'm kinda looking at those dates and $$$ as well, Alicia. Hopefully someone will have a deal soon.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:47 AM   #594
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Hope everyones travel planning is going well!!! Since the last time I have checked in we have celebrated my sisters birthday, we got our local bakery to make a cake themed with Beauty and the Beast.


Our cruise planning guide arrived in the mail!!! We didn't even know it was coming so it was a nice surprise for the both us when we opened it as we thought it was probably going to be advertising.

We have started trying to find prices for accommodation before the cruise and for out three week stay at WDW. Prices are very high at the moment for where we are looking at staying other at a DTD hotel or maybe a Disney Hotel if we can get a good price for the stay. Has anyone noticed that most hotels are now charging a $22 resort fee??

As for flights we are currently looking at leaving on the 18th October and flying back around the 20th-23rd. We are averaging on paying about $3000 each. Has anyone found any decent pricing for flights around that time??



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PS, hope everyone is safe and cool after todays heat wave!! sending cool thoughts to everyone!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #595
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HoJos daily deal today is for 25% off all room bookings for 2013 that are longer than 4 nights. Code is SR6!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #596
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Just been on the phone to Air NZ to change our seat selection. What a process! Took 25 minutes.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #597
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ok...these plans have changed again

we are now looking at
sept 7 syd-lax via AKL..onight LA

sept 8 lax-mco
sept 8-15 BVW 1 bedroom villa 5 nights @ wdw,BCV studio 2 nights @ wdw
sept 15-29 Freedom of the seas back to back cruise
sept 29 mco-lax
sept 30 lax-syd
oct 2 arr syd

so 26 days away....10 days shorter than I would like, but with us cutting the 10 days we save aprox $2400......not staying at universal (accom, tickets car), extra nights at WDW, and extra nights in LA.....and DH didnt want to be away for more than 28 days...

but nothing is ever set in stone until tickets are issued
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #598
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Hi an I join too?

We're leaving Melbourne on the 28th August for Vancouver. We have 9 days in Canada (going to Whistler and Victoria too) before flying to Vegas for 6 nights. we're then driving to the Grand Canyon (2 nights), driving to San Diego for 5 nights (with a stopover somewhere). Then we drive to Anaheim on the 22nd of Sept for 8 nights. It'll be me, dh, dd8 (who turns 9 while we are at Anaheim...she's so excited about a Disneyland birthday), dd6 and ds4.

We're almost all planned and booked. We booked our flights early Nov with Qantas. We got flights for $6500 for the 5 of us. We budgeted $7500, so when we saw that sale we went booked it straight away. We fly MEL-LAX-YVR and then LAX - MEL. We haven't looked into seat allocations yet though. I think that you have to pay for them with Qantas. I do know that we are flying to/from LA on the A380.

We went on a booking frenzy a few weeks ago and have booked all of our accommodation except for a night in Vancouver (we want to stay near the airport for an early flight to Las Vegas the next morning) and San Diego. Still got lots to organise, but I can't wait.
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Welcome to the boards!

Flight sales have appeared up to the end of August, so hopefully it won't be much longer and we'll be seeing them for Sept and Oct!
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Hi an I join too?

We're leaving Melbourne on the 28th August for Vancouver. We have 9 days in Canada (going to Whistler and Victoria too) before flying to Vegas for 6 nights. we're then driving to the Grand Canyon (2 nights), driving to San Diego for 5 nights (with a stopover somewhere). Then we drive to Anaheim on the 22nd of Sept for 8 nights. It'll be me, dh, dd8 (who turns 9 while we are at Anaheim...she's so excited about a Disneyland birthday), dd6 and ds4.

We're almost all planned and booked. We booked our flights early Nov with Qantas. We got flights for $6500 for the 5 of us. We budgeted $7500, so when we saw that sale we went booked it straight away. We fly MEL-LAX-YVR and then LAX - MEL. We haven't looked into seat allocations yet though. I think that you have to pay for them with Qantas. I do know that we are flying to/from LA on the A380.

We went on a booking frenzy a few weeks ago and have booked all of our accommodation except for a night in Vancouver (we want to stay near the airport for an early flight to Las Vegas the next morning) and San Diego. Still got lots to organise, but I can't wait.
Welcome Sare! I think we will be in Vegas at the same

Bec some flights are on sale for Sept, so don't forget to check your dates
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