Your holiday plans

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What are your holiday plans for the remainder of 2020?

Not planning anything
18
20%
Will wait and see
14
16%
Will wait until I can book one for 2021
4
5%
Have deferred my booking until 2021
9
10%
Have cancelled plans for at least one
12
14%
Got a UK holiday booked
14
16%
Got a EU / EAA holiday planned
4
5%
Got a holiday planned outside UK / EU / EAA
5
6%
I'm still trying to get my money back from the one I've cancelled
6
7%
other
2
2%
 
Total votes: 88

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Your holiday plans

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As per subject. I'm not hopeful of another overseas trip this year, just wondering how others in This Parish are affected. Don't include any you have cancelled with possible rebooking in 2021
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Being retired is one long holiday. :grinning:

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Being as so far I've lost a trip to the USA, a Cruise, and volunteering at RIAT - I am not optimistic of going away any time soon.

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I should have been flying out to Denver tomorrow. The museums at Ellsworth and Hill were both factored into the plan.

It'll be UK holidays for us this year - if we get the chance.
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Yet to cancel our pre-covid booked trip to the states for October hoping that some normality will be resumed by then. Not sure how to vote in the poll as we are booked not planned but not in the uk so selected ‘other’

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Interesting that in the poll there are more UK holidays planned than overseas, not sure if this is normal or because of the situation

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Cancelled a cruise, just waiting for the return of the excess deposit we paid and looking at going back to the Lake District later on in the year as we managed to have a short break there just before everywhere closed, although quite a few are pretty much booked up in July, August & September.

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We've just postponed our big USA trip trip this August until 2021. It was unlikely that we would be able to do all of the things we wanted so we've put it off until next year.

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I had nothing planned this year except a semi spotting trip with the Mrs to Lincolnshire. I was to get a day round the bases while she saw friends. This was a quiet year between two big US trips so no losses for me. Still planning on Oshkosh next year but worried about my job so unlikely to book until Christmas.

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i haven't lost any this year, but normally would have been away at least once by now (joy of having no kids). the only real loss is RIAT.

we are considering doing something England based in the UK if we can just to getaway. We've both worked throughout (although i start furlough tomorrow) so if the system allows us to find a rural/coastal hideaway we will do that.

we have half an eye on our normal trip to turkey to see our friends. our issue with going abroad will be the quarantine on return (although i suspect there is an element of that being put in place as a PR thing rather than actually having any impact)

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I've discovered that my profession are allowed to avoid the 14 day quarantine, although I think it's still illegal to actually travel to an airport. Holidays in Spain are very expensive in July and there's still no guarantee we won't have to quarantine over there.

I have a week in France and another in Greece booked for September / October both fully amendable / refundable.

Meanwhile I've been told I should book half my leave by the end of the month to be used by September. To do what exactly I'm not sure and I don't think it's legal.

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Zoom wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 9:10 am
I've discovered that my profession are allowed to avoid the 14 day quarantine, although I think it's still illegal to actually travel to an airport. Holidays in Spain are very expensive in July and there's still no guarantee we won't have to quarantine over there.

I have a week in France and another in Greece booked for September / October both fully amendable / refundable.

Meanwhile I've been told I should book half my leave by the end of the month to be used by September. To do what exactly I'm not sure and I don't think it's legal.
my understanding is that the new government rules mean you can carry 15 days of untaken holiday over for the next two years.

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Camping for us at some point - but luckily the only thing we've had to cancel was a weekend in London to meet some friends.
With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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Booked with BA to fly to Tampa FL on the 26th August for just over a week, still holding out hope we might just get there, what are our chances?

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rockfordstone wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 10:57 am
Zoom wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 9:10 am
I've discovered that my profession are allowed to avoid the 14 day quarantine, although I think it's still illegal to actually travel to an airport. Holidays in Spain are very expensive in July and there's still no guarantee we won't have to quarantine over there.

I have a week in France and another in Greece booked for September / October both fully amendable / refundable.

Meanwhile I've been told I should book half my leave by the end of the month to be used by September. To do what exactly I'm not sure and I don't think it's legal.
my understanding is that the new government rules mean you can carry 15 days of untaken holiday over for the next two years.
They’ve announced it but not changed the law to allow it yet although I understand it is to take your statutory leave over two years which is 28 days including bank holidays

My employer has therefore ignored it and told us max 10 days provided we take a week a quarter from now on.

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Burleysway wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 11:47 am
Booked with BA to fly to Tampa FL on the 26th August for just over a week, still holding out hope we might just get there, what are our chances?
We heard our BA flight was cancelled about 5 weeks ago and that we had the option of getting a voucher. I tried to call but kept being cut off. Then I went through the web chat option and the money was back in the bank within 4 days.
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iainpeden wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 4:56 pm
Burleysway wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 11:47 am
Booked with BA to fly to Tampa FL on the 26th August for just over a week, still holding out hope we might just get there, what are our chances?
We heard our BA flight was cancelled about 5 weeks ago and that we had the option of getting a voucher. I tried to call but kept being cut off. Then I went through the web chat option and the money was back in the bank within 4 days.
That's good my BA flight cancelled at the start of the lockdown and was scheduled for the day after the lockdown began....

I had a partial payment on 7th April which they claimed was a full refund, I then made a complaint and got a refund on 4th May... of the remaining cash paid but right now I am still owed 30,000 avios - around £450 worth.

Complaints claim they can't help and just keep passing the matter back to refunds to process.....

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The way the infection rate is still rising in the USA, in one respect I am relieved we had the choice taken away.
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New Zealand might the only place worth going.

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would have been going To The Western Isles last month for a holiday (hopeful we will go in September) and I was due to go to Italy in September for a we'd but that's been postponed till next September.
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was very tempted to book a week in Spain next month; good thing I didn't yet as they have said they are pondering a reciprocal 14 day quarantine for UK arrivals

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We have booked a weeks camping in Wiltshire in July - hoping the site will be open by then.
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Spiny Norman wrote:
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 7:52 pm
New Zealand might the only place worth going.
I'm sure they'd love more Brits importing the virus.
The recent news from there is a perfect example of why any person with an ounce of sense shouldn't even be contemplating an overseas holiday at the moment.

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Spiny Norman wrote:
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 7:52 pm
New Zealand might the only place worth going.
No offence but why on earth would we want tourism from a COVID hotspot like the UK?

We are desperate to keep our borders shut!

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