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Hi

I'm thinking of doing this tour in June 2015. Is anyone booked on the trip yet? If so, how many and ages? Could you also let me know the prices of the optional excursions please? Can these also be booked during the tour and are they the same price?

Sorry so many questions. I've never done a JY holiday before so new to this.

Many thanks.
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Post: #2
Hi Karell01,

First of all, welcome to Just You. I'm sure you've had a look around the community and seen what other travellers have said about joining a Just You holiday.

For the 31st May departure, there are 8 travellers currently booked (4 men and 4 women) with ages ranging from mid-50s through to early-80s.

As this is a new tour for 2015, I'm afraid the optional excursions haven't been loaded into the system yet - I should be able to provide you with the prices towards the end of January. At this point I'll also be able to tell you whether or not they are pre-bookable only or available to book when you are overseas. I'm sorry that response is a little vague - but ask me again in a few weeks and I'll be able to provide a much more comprehensive response.

In the meantime, if you do have any additional questions, just ask.

Kindest regards,

Julia
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Post: #3
(30/12/2014, 10:38 AM)Julia Wrote: Hi Karell01,

First of all, welcome to Just You. I'm sure you've had a look around the community and seen what other travellers have said about joining a Just You holiday.

For the 31st May departure, there are 8 travellers currently booked (4 men and 4 women) with ages ranging from mid-50s through to early-80s.

As this is a new tour for 2015, I'm afraid the optional excursions haven't been loaded into the system yet - I should be able to provide you with the prices towards the end of January. At this point I'll also be able to tell you whether or not they are pre-bookable only or available to book when you are overseas. I'm sorry that response is a little vague - but ask me again in a few weeks and I'll be able to provide a much more comprehensive response.

In the meantime, if you do have any additional questions, just ask.

Kindest regards,

Julia

Hi Julia

Many thanks for the information. How many places are there on this tour? Do I need to book up fairly soon or do I have a little more time to think about it?

Many thanks.

Karen
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Post: #4
Hi Karen,

We can take up to 44 travellers on this tour so you've got a little bit of time. I would recommend that you book sooner rather than later as we do have to return unsold flights and hotels to our suppliers approximately 12 weeks before departure and buying them back at a later date means a supplement may be incurred.

Feel free to keep asking for updates on the numbers - I certainly wouldn't want you to miss out.

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Julia
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Post: #5
Hi Julia

The flights are not direct. Is our luggage transferred for us from one flight to another or do we have to do that ourselves? Do you know the supplement for travelling in economy plus please? Are the people on this trip all sat together on the flights?

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Karen
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Post: #6
Could you tell me the cost of upgrades for the flights please?

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Post: #7
Hi Karell01,

Sadly I don't have access to the system that has flight upgrades. For upgrade information you'll need to speak with one of our holiday advisors who will be able to look at this for you.

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Julia
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(02/01/2015, 01:48 PM)karell01 Wrote: Hi Julia

The flights are not direct. Is our luggage transferred for us from one flight to another or do we have to do that ourselves? Do you know the supplement for travelling in economy plus please? Are the people on this trip all sat together on the flights?

Many thanks.

Karen

Hi Karen,

Sorry for the delay - I needed to check this information with my colleagues in a different department.

So whilst the flights are indirect - you luggage will be checked straight through. I do always advise just double checking with the lady/gentleman behind the check-in desk who will confirm this.

In terms of the supplement, you will need to speak with a holiday advisor who will be able to answer this. We don't pre-book any of these seats so we have to request them from the airline.

Where possible we do try to seat our travellers together but this cannot be guaranteed. Some travellers choose to change their seat when they check in and others may be moved by the airline. We do try to accommodate customer requests so if when you book, ask the advisor to add a note to your booking that you would like to sit with fellow travellers, we will try and accommodate this.

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Julia
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Post: #9
(05/01/2015, 02:59 PM)Julia Wrote:
(02/01/2015, 01:48 PM)karell01 Wrote: Hi Julia

The flights are not direct. Is our luggage transferred for us from one flight to another or do we have to do that ourselves? Do you know the supplement for travelling in economy plus please? Are the people on this trip all sat together on the flights?

Many thanks.

Karen

Hi Karen,

Sorry for the delay - I needed to check this information with my colleagues in a different department.

So whilst the flights are indirect - you luggage will be checked straight through. I do always advise just double checking with the lady/gentleman behind the check-in desk who will confirm this.

In terms of the supplement, you will need to speak with a holiday advisor who will be able to answer this. We don't pre-book any of these seats so we have to request them from the airline.

Where possible we do try to seat our travellers together but this cannot be guaranteed. Some travellers choose to change their seat when they check in and others may be moved by the airline. We do try to accommodate customer requests so if when you book, ask the advisor to add a note to your booking that you would like to sit with fellow travellers, we will try and accommodate this.

Kindest regards,

Julia

Karen,
My experience of America is that although your luggage is through checked you still have to collect and take it through customs then hand it in again at transfers (just follow "transfers" rather than exit and its usually straight away).
This is the rule in America because international flights are the only ones that land at the international terminal, where the connecting domestic flight will land at a domestic terminal which wont have customs.

1. Bag will be labelled to your final destination when checking in here (you will also get your boarding pass for both flights).
2. On arrival in the US you will go through security.
3. Collect your luggage from the carousel.
4. Follow signs for transfers and hand your luggage back in.
5. Proceed to terminal for the connecting flight.

Hope this helps.
Mick

ps: Its a holiday i'm considering but maybe later in the year, looks a great trip.
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Post: #10
Hi Julia and Mick

Thank you both. The information is really helpful.

Mick - I'm definitely booking this for June so will let you know how it goes.

I have to say that being able to access this forum is really helpful. I'm a first time single traveller so everything is a bit daunting. Being able to ask questions on here as and when I think of them and to get reliable and helpful answers is a godsend.

Thank you.

Karen
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