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05-06-2004, 10:09 AM
Anybody with experience with Delta flights from Cincy to Orlando,
best guess on when fares will drop? we are flying in september and i know that for about two days a year the fare is less than $200.
we got $147.00 last year. is that a fluke? what are my odds that i will not have to sell my house to fly out of cincinnati?
05-06-2004, 12:41 PM
Cincinnati is the second most expensive airport in the US.
Fares don't drop, they only go up, esp on Delta. If you got $147 CVG-MCO last year, I'd say yes that was a fluke, or at least a very good deal.
Consider Dayton, Columbus, or Indianapolis. If you're buying tickets for more than one person, there's a good chance you'll find it worth the drive. I've known people to drive from Cincinnati to Columbus to catch a flight back through Cincinnati and then to their destination.
05-06-2004, 01:00 PM
I just got SW from Indy to MCO yesterday for $118 each. I also found SW had air from Columbus to MCO for $178 each. We went with Indy due to the savings.
We have had numerous problems flying Delta and I vow never to fly them again. The last time we used them to get to MCO, they involuntarily bumped myself and two small boys...:( We ended up in Cincy for over 4 hours waiting for the next flight. That was the end of my Delta ventures.
We have always had great success w/Southwest. They have never delayed nor cancelled nor bumped us on any of our flights.
05-06-2004, 05:55 PM
We went last December 4 th to 10th and booked very early (Feb or March) for $289.00. I kept watching the fares and in August or September it went to $125.50 (only for a day or two) and I was able to get credit!
Right now Delta fares from CVG are lousy but I love the nonstop flights. If you are renting a car, consider flying into Tampa - it is ususally cheaper.
US Air has been posting much lower rates for the last couple of months but Delta does not seem to be matching.
Finally, Columbus has some good fares and nonstop flights but on very small planes.
Good luck.. and please post if you find something good before I do!
05-06-2004, 05:58 PM
Oops.. I forgot to mention something funny. Last year I saw a report on TV about how Delta fares out of CVG are SO high and they interviewed the CEO. The very next day is when fares dropped!
SB in KY
05-06-2004, 09:34 PM
I would second the advice to try Indy, Dayton or Louisville...we live in Louisville now, but DH still works in Cincy...they always route him out of Dayton or Louisville when he flys to the NE. We often fly out of Indy. Went for about $120 over spring break IND to MCO....saw fares if $118 on the same route the other day (SW, ATA non-stop). I got Delta tickets Nashville to MCO for $92 last week for a fall trip (fares lasted about 15 minutes I think!!)
When we lived in Cincy we would drive to Louisville and get on a Delta flight to MCO, we flew from Louisville to Cincy to Orlando and it was less than 1/2 as much as if we got on the same plane and just flew the CVG - MCO route!! Go figure...
If you get a CVG - MCO nonstop for under $200 I would be amazed!!
05-07-2004, 05:30 AM
Also consider Louisville Intl. The airport code is SDF. DW and I have flown out of there twice to MCO (after visiting her parents). It's usually cheaper than CVG. Also, there are some direct flights from SDF - MCO on Delta.
05-07-2004, 07:31 AM
I'd say that $147 fare was a fluke. We're going CVG to MCO on Delta nonstop with frequent flyers and we HAD to fly Tuesday to Tuesday to be able to use the regular redemption level. Delta just sticks it to those of us in Cincy IMO. We almost never fly out of CVG anymore. Dayton to MCO is usually a good deal as AirTran flies from there. Personally, I really like the Louisville Airport, Lexington's OK and Columbus OK. Indianapolis is the farthest from me and so I've never used it. Be sure to check airfares from all those airports (including Southwest), You can usually get at least one low fare option.
05-07-2004, 08:39 AM
$133 RT on US Air out of CVG. I saw it on www.travelocity.com this morning. It isn't non-stop, but that's a decent fare out of that airport.
I echo the comments about flying out of Louisville or Indy. SWA has great fares.
05-07-2004, 09:30 AM
As others have said, you often pay a big penalty for flying out of CVG. If you look at Delta flights from IND you'll see that many of them have connecting flights through CVG. The kicker is that the cost of the IND-MCO ticket is often a lot less than a CVG-MCO ticket even though the both sets of passengers share the CVG-MCO plane!!!
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