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Old 12-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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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...
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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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.
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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!
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That's about perfect timing...you'll hang out in the airport for a while, but not too long.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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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?

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