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Canada & Rocky Mountaineer 2018
Post: #1
Hi Julia/Mildred

I am considering this trip in September 2018, but until I've experienced my first long haul flight this November I don't want to commit.  I hope I will cope with the long haul but it's possible that I won't as I've never flown over 3 hours before, so I don't want to commit until I'm sure I can cope with the longer flight.  

However I don't want to miss out so I wonder if you can please tell me how many places remain for 4th September 2018 and also for 25th September 2018. If it's getting close to being full on these dates the I shall have to decide whether to riskboooking before my November trip.

Thanks for your help
Rose
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Post: #2
Good Afternoon Rose,

I completely understand- Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer is a fantastic choice.

On both dates, we can take up to 40 travellers. There are currently no travellers booked on the 4th but there is 1 traveller currently booked on the 25th September 2018. It is still very early days so you have time to decide.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Kind Regards,
Mildred
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Post: #3
Hi Rose,

Please don't worry about long haul flights - I've lost count of the number I've done in recent years and until 2011 I'd hardly done any!  Most of them are overnight flights and even if they're not you will no doubt find that the time passes more quickly than you imagine.  Usually after an hour or so in the air, a meal is served and then a while after this (on night time flights), the lights are dimmed and people try to sleep - you are given a small pillow and a rug.  About an hour and a half before landing you get a second meal.  Most airlines also come around every hour or so offering water or orange juice and you can always ask for a drink if they don't come around.  I usually bring a book or magazine - many people bring an ipad/Kindle or listen to music on their phone these days.  Virtually all airlines have individual monitors on the back of the seat in front which have a wide variety of films, tv shows, documentaries and music to keep you occupied also.  I consider the flight to be a means to an end and once I get to my destination in one piece I'm happy!  Some JY customers upgrade to premium economy or business but I have never done this - as far as I'm concerned it's about the cost of another holiday!  Finally, I suggest that on all long haul flights over 4 1/2 hours you wear flight socks to minimise the risk of a DVT - this is what my GP recommends.  I also find that although they are a bit hot to wear, that your legs are fresher after the flight than if you do not wear them.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Bob
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Post: #4
Hi Bob,

I'm sorry I've only just seen this reply, thank you so much for taking the time to reassure me. I feel happier now having read what you had to say. I have my flight socks ready, they aren't the most elegant of items but I hope to hide them under my trousers!!

I really do feel better about it all now that I've read your post, only sorry I hadn't seen it sooner, you must think me rude not to have thanked you!

Best wishes
Rose
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Post: #5
Hi Rose, glad to have been able to help and I hadn't noticed that you hadn't replied - I post too often to chase them all up!!!

Hope you do decide to book and have a fantastic time,

All the best,

Bob
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