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Old 01-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Airline Check In Not Using Disney Transportation?

I'm having an awful time with our transportation to/from the airport, ect....

Here is the thing.....

Our return flight is 6pm, we do not want to hang out at the airport for six hours, so we were planning on renting a van for the way home so we could take our time going to the airport. There are 11 of us and the van I reserved is a 12 passenger, but I am told there won't be any room for luggage, so now I need to know if there is airline check in on the cruise that will take our luggage to the airport? I thought the only way to do that is if we were using Magical Express, is that correct?
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I'm having an awful time with our transportation to/from the airport, ect....

Here is the thing.....

Our return flight is 6pm, we do not want to hang out at the airport for six hours, so we were planning on renting a van for the way home so we could take our time going to the airport. There are 11 of us and the van I reserved is a 12 passenger, but I am told there won't be any room for luggage, so now I need to know if there is airline check in on the cruise that will take our luggage to the airport? I thought the only way to do that is if we were using Magical Express, is that correct?
Magical Express is only for resort guests and does not travel to/from port. Disney does provide cruise transportation for a fee and it is required to use airline check in on the ship.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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Magical Express is only for resort guests and does not travel to/from port. Disney does provide cruise transportation for a fee and it is required to use airline check in on the ship.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean Magical Express. What I'm wanting to find out is if we do not use Disney Cruise transportation, can we check in our bags from the cruise and will they be transportated to the airport...while we use the van that won't fit our luggage?
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I have no idea if this will work or not. See if you can book transportation for just one person back to the airport and check the luggage for everyone under that name. Then don't take the Disney bus but take your van. The luggage goes before you do so it might work???
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I have no idea if this will work or not. See if you can book transportation for just one person back to the airport and check the luggage for everyone under that name. Then don't take the Disney bus but take your van. The luggage goes before you do so it might work???
I suppose that is possible, but they might charge the going rate for that many bags for one person on the airline. I think after the third bag it hits 150 per bag or so. They are probably going to end up needing a second rental vehicle.
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The requirement for using the on board airline check in is that you use DCL transportation.

There is no mechanism that I know of to take your luggage from Port Canaveral to MCO if you are not on DCL transportation.

It DOES worth the other direction--you can have luggage taken from MCO or a WDW resort to the port whether or not you use DCL transportation. The cost is $25 for up to 6 pieces of luggage. That's probably because DCL can secure luggage at the port. They have no mechanism to turn over luggage to the airline except thru the onboard check in system.
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I suppose that is possible, but they might charge the going rate for that many bags for one person on the airline. I think after the third bag it hits 150 per bag or so. They are probably going to end up needing a second rental vehicle.
We are flying Continental so they are charging us $25 per checked bag each way anyway.

I'm thinking we will have 6 checked bags. 3 staterooms, 2 checked bags per room. It would be great if I could just book one return through Disney and have them take the bags....is there any way to find out if I can do that?
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