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jacobsmommy 12-31-2012 02:14 PM

Quick question about returning flights...
 
Would a returning flight home of 1:30 be easy to get on after getting off the ship? I don't want to be rushing through the airport...

tinkmom2 12-31-2012 02:31 PM

You will have plenty of time. One trip we were at the air port by 10:30 AM. We were sitting in the air port for hours. Now we just book a later flight after 4PM and rent a day room at the Hyatt. We are all exhausted after the cruise and it gives us a last chance to enjoy Florida and swim. Once the ship clears customs, you are free to debark.

robhawk 12-31-2012 03:02 PM

I like to book our flight right around that time. This February it is 1:25pm. Leisurely breakfast, DCL Transfers, at Mco around 10:30ish. 3 hours before is good for MCO cuz it can get crazy on Saturday of school vacations!

kcashner 12-31-2012 03:04 PM

That's about perfect timing...you'll hang out in the airport for a while, but not too long.

gkrech 12-31-2012 03:14 PM

We were on the Dec. 8-15 Fantasy cruise. I seriously think DCL Transports had us at the MCO airport around 9 to 9:15AM. Not sure why they say not to book a return flight prior to 12:30.

jdb in AZ 12-31-2012 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gkrech (Post 47039897)
We were on the Dec. 8-15 Fantasy cruise. I seriously think DCL Transports had us at the MCO airport around 9 to 9:15AM. Not sure why they say not to book a return flight prior to 12:30.

Sometimes the ships are delayed clearing customs, or there's a traffic jam. DCL gives everyone extra leeway just in case.

woody73 12-31-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jacobsmommy (Post 47039342)

Would a returning flight home of 1:30 be easy to get on after getting off the ship? I don't want to be rushing through the airport...

Which port and which airport?

Woody

jacobsmommy 01-01-2013 12:19 PM

Cape Canaveral ad the Orlando Airport

tvguy 01-01-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robhawk (Post 47039793)
I like to book our flight right around that time. This February it is 1:25pm. Leisurely breakfast, DCL Transfers, at Mco around 10:30ish. 3 hours before is good for MCO cuz it can get crazy on Saturday of school vacations!

Quote:

Originally Posted by gkrech (Post 47039897)
We were on the Dec. 8-15 Fantasy cruise. I seriously think DCL Transports had us at the MCO airport around 9 to 9:15AM. Not sure why they say not to book a return flight prior to 12:30.

Only one experience with MCO, as ROBHAWK mentioned, MCO can be nuts. We were at MCO at 10:15, in security line with boarding passes in hand at 10:30, literally walked right on our 12:35 pm flight because of the 90 minute wait to go through the metal detectors. So much for our plans for a leisurely lunch before our flight!

GKRECH, MCO is an airport that the travel agents associations suggests a 3 hour before flight arrival time.

woody73 01-01-2013 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacobsmommy (Post 47039342)

Would a returning flight home of 1:30 be easy to get on after getting off the ship?

You should nave no problem.

Woody


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