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princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 02:19 PM
Man, flights are only $59 on Airtran right now and with that $25 coupon, that would bring it down to $34 each way! With luggage fees though, I would save about $55 each way for our family. The problem is the flight times are not good. On the way there, the flight times are too late, so I decided JetBlue since we had some credit left over. On the way back we're looking at Southwest. They have a flight that leaves at 3:15 p.m. and Airtran leaves at 10:15 a.m. So you would you pay the extra money for 5 extra hours. Granted it is our last day, but we could do a couple hours at the park or do a character breakfast. WWYD?

griergirl2
07-30-2009, 02:22 PM
$55 total I assume and not $55/person? I'd probably do it. However, remember that flight times are changing constantly so who knows what your times will be by the time you fly.

princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 02:30 PM
$55 total I assume and not $55/person? I'd probably do it. However, remember that flight times are changing constantly so who knows what your times will be by the time you fly.

Lol. I guess that's true. I've never had a flight change before, so I'm hoping the good luck continues. Yes, it's $55 total.

I'm glad you were able to give away all the Gap coupons:thumbsup2

griergirl2
07-30-2009, 02:34 PM
Thanks...Always glad to help when I can. I used mine on-line this morning and got some great buys for DD.

As to your post, my parents flights have changed twice now for their September trip (being their trip planner, I get all the e-mails). Neither flight has changed that much (they are now getting in a hour earlier and leaving 20 minutes earlier) but I know that a lot of people have had a ton of changes that have really messed up their plans.

princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 02:53 PM
Thanks...Always glad to help when I can. I used mine on-line this morning and got some great buys for DD.

As to your post, my parents flights have changed twice now for their September trip (being their trip planner, I get all the e-mails). Neither flight has changed that much (they are now getting in a hour earlier and leaving 20 minutes earlier) but I know that a lot of people have had a ton of changes that have really messed up their plans.

What airline are your parents on?

Disneychix
07-30-2009, 02:54 PM
If it's $55 total, than yes! Especially if you are doing DME. For a 10am flight they'd pick you up at 7:30am. That would be a deal breaker!

griergirl2
07-30-2009, 03:04 PM
My parents are flying Airtran down with the great deal with the coupons, and United back.

princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 03:10 PM
If it's $55 total, than yes! Especially if you are doing DME. For a 10am flight they'd pick you up at 7:30am. That would be a deal breaker!

Oh yeah, that's right! We are doing DME. I forgot about the 3 hour pick up before.

princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 03:12 PM
My parents are flying Airtran down with the great deal with the coupons, and United back.

I heard Airtran was a big one on changing flights. That's another reason why I'm a little hesitant. I think I'll stick with SW. They let me bring so much luggage and I even get a snack :)

wdwfan16
07-30-2009, 03:14 PM
For $55 total I would take the better flights.

cats mom
07-30-2009, 03:18 PM
If you decide to book the flight back on SW I wouldn't worry too much about time changes. Never say never of course, but I haven't had them change a flight time on me yet.

Edited to add: just saw the SW snack comment. Don't let that sway your decision. :rotfl:
Although I guess the snack basket isn't bad, if they break it out on your flight.

Leigha
07-30-2009, 05:23 PM
When I think about how much I would have paid for 5 more hours as we sat and waited for Magical Express on our last trip, $55 sounds like a low number! :)

ldmarcot
07-30-2009, 06:48 PM
What coupon codes are you referring to for Airtran? Please share!

las3888
07-30-2009, 09:06 PM
For what it's worth, if you're thinking of going to the park with your extra free time (I'm apologize if I didn't read your question correctly). At any rate, on our last trip we went to the parks on our departure day which was a first for us. I know many do it, but I found it EXTREMELY depressing, as we had such limited time and it just was sad to me that we were leaving in just a few short hours. That's just my tale and I vowed to probably never do that again! Just my 2 cents!

kileybeth
07-30-2009, 09:26 PM
yes, please, I haven't searched yet, but a $25 dollar coupon could make all the difference for us (fam of 6) as to whether we fly or not. going to search now, will let you know if I find anything.

NVDisMom
07-30-2009, 09:38 PM
For $55 total...ABSOLUTELY!

kato0627
07-30-2009, 10:22 PM
Quick question regarding the Airtran coupons~ Where to I add the code in on the ressie. And, if I am using more than one code, do I need to make each ressie seperate??? Thanks

tlh0726
07-30-2009, 10:25 PM
For what it's worth, if you're thinking of going to the park with your extra free time (I'm apologize if I didn't read your question correctly). At any rate, on our last trip we went to the parks on our departure day which was a first for us. I know many do it, but I found it EXTREMELY depressing, as we had such limited time and it just was sad to me that we were leaving in just a few short hours. That's just my tale and I vowed to probably never do that again! Just my 2 cents!

We went to MK on our last day, our flight out was not until around 8pm. Beautiful weather the entire week except for the last day. It looked like it would rain at any moment. The rain held off until we were walking across the parking lot to our rental car to leave for the airport. We had to run the last 30 yards or so and just stuffed everything into the van. Made it a little easier to say goodbye as we sat there watching the rain come down.

Mom3girls
07-30-2009, 10:27 PM
yes, please, I haven't searched yet, but a $25 dollar coupon could make all the difference for us (fam of 6) as to whether we fly or not. going to search now, will let you know if I find anything.

If you go back to page 10 of the budget board you will see a link for Airtran's $25 coupons!

princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 11:15 PM
Quick question regarding the Airtran coupons~ Where to I add the code in on the ressie. And, if I am using more than one code, do I need to make each ressie seperate??? Thanks

For those looking for the coupons:

http://www.airtran.com/sunshine/

You add the code at the very end, I think even after selecting seats. You can add one per person. You don't have to make each res separate, but if you are doing a RT, then you'll have to book each way separately. You keep adding the codes one at a time in the code space. You just have to erase the code you used and enter a new one, then hit apply. Each time on the right where the total is, you'll see a $25 discount add up.

princessmorgan
07-30-2009, 11:16 PM
And thanks for the advice everyone, I went ahead and bought the Southwest flights. I do not want to get up at 6 a.m. to be out of my room and downstairs by 7:30 on my last day!

Tiggs14
07-31-2009, 09:02 AM
We decided to pay a bit more for the better flight times. We arrive in Disney at 9:25am (yes it's a very early wake up call but it's worth it to get the day at Disney) and we leave Disney at 4:55pm. Which gives us until 1:30pm in Disney :)

For us the additional money was worth the additional time we gained!

Mrs. Charming
07-31-2009, 10:52 AM
$55 total? Worth it!

Princess Disney Mom
07-31-2009, 12:21 PM
I wouldn't bother. 5 hours is not long in WDW when you count time traveling to the park/security/waiting in lines/need to eat.

Dancemom03
07-31-2009, 12:58 PM
I wouldn't bother. 5 hours is not long in WDW when you count time traveling to the park/security/waiting in lines/need to eat.

ITA, It's not a lot of time for parks. It would be enough to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then hit the resort's pool or do some last minute DTD shopping before boarding ME though. That's why we always book late flights for the return trip - to enjoy the little things or do just one or two things we didn't have time for during the week...

Chereya
07-31-2009, 01:29 PM
I love doing a character breakfast on the last day followed by some relaxing leisure activities like shopping or maybe the Boardwalk.