I'm translating this sentence from Russian into English.
Have your friends had/did you friends have a vacation in Spain? - No, they were going to, but changed their mind.
I'm wondering about the following: we are asking about the news, we don't know about that fact in the moment, but at the same time it can be a past event having nothing to do with the present situation (may be we know the exact past time).
So, which one is more preferable having no definite context?