Countdown to the World Cup Starts Now, Say DialAFlight

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DialAFlight offer advice to football fans headed to the World Cup next month

It’s going to be a white knuckle ride for football supporters as there are very few seats available with other airlines.

DialAFlight are today reporting both good and bad news for football supporters hoping to visit next month’s World Cup in South Africa.

The good news is that hotel prices are tumbling as hoteliers are forced to reduce prices to secure bookings for unsold rooms over the World Cup period. Many have slashed the rates they were originally offering by more than 50%.

The bad news is the planned BA strike, which could affect supporters headed to South Africa with British Airways. Cabin crew union ‘Unite’ have announced a series of strikes due to take place over five separate periods, the last of which would coincide with the first weekend of the tournament in South Africa.

Peter Stephens, managing director of DialAFlight, one of the UK's leading travel companies who offer flights to South Africa, today commented “It’s going to be a white knuckle ride for football supporters as there are very few seats available with other airlines. We are doing our best to secure seats for customers as they become available, but most of these are on indirect flights, so anyone booked with BA has few alternatives.”

During the last industrial action BA kept 79% of long haul flights running and the figure is expected to be even higher this time. In addition, the long haul flying programmes from Gatwick and City airports will remain unaffected.

Peter Stephens went on to speak of some further positives “During the previous strikes we had very short notice of cancellations. But BA will be letting us know five days in advance which routes are being cancelled and which will be flying. In addition it has also been agreed that any of our customers due to travel on any date during the strike period (18 May to 9 June) may rebook free of charge for any date up to a year ahead.”

About DialAFlight
DialAFlight makes the travel arrangements for almost half a million people annually and is one of the travel industry's best performing and most consistently profitable firms, it has appeared in the Sunday Times UK Top 250 survey for several years. DialAFlight uniquely, guarantees that all phone calls during business hours (and that's up until 9pm at night) are answered live by one of its 350 experienced reservations staff in less than 5 secs. DialAFlight offer more than six million cheap flights to a wide range of destinations around the world including flights to US and cheap flights to Dubai.

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