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Old 03-31-2013, 03:16 PM   #736
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Just a question to those that have done the park and fly stay at the Hojo in Portland.Do you have to stay there when you return? If not,is there a cheap way to get back to the hotel or can you use the shuttle? I have never done this before so not sure.
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No return stay needed. Just give them a call when you get your bags at baggage claim - they will send the van over to get you. Make sure you keep their # handy - they do not have a phone at the airport.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #738
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No return stay needed. Just give them a call when you get your bags at baggage claim - they will send the van over to get you. Make sure you keep their # handy - they do not have a phone at the airport.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #739
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Just a question to those that have done the park and fly stay at the Hojo in Portland.Do you have to stay there when you return? If not,is there a cheap way to get back to the hotel or can you use the shuttle? I have never done this before so not sure.
You can stay before or after, we have done both from this Hojos. Absolutely best way to fly from Portland. Shuttle is free both ways, as OP stated.

We base our decision on a traditional Park & Fly or a reverse Park & Fly on our flights. One trip we had a late departure from Portland and a late arrival after our trip - so we chose the reverse park and fly where we stayed after we landed back in Portland. Saving me the the five hour drive home after a busy travel day!

From our chats with the shuttle drivers on our trips, NB/NS residents are the primary source of their park and fly business.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #740
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Group bookings...who knew??!!

If any other Maritimer's are planning a Disney Cruise (or any cruise for that matter or just looking for flights) for next April, 2014 let me know. We're looking at leaving Friday April 25, 2014 Halifax to Miami returning Sunday May 4, 2014 Miami to Halifax!

We'd love to do a group booking with Air Canada. I've called and the price is great! Plus you only need a deposit of $50 at time of booking with full payment due 30 days before travel. How sweet is that?? Who knew??!!!! lol

We should have a thread here pinned for Group Bookings for people to post on/join to help cut back on those high airfares from Halifax.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:25 PM   #741
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Group bookings...who knew??!!

If any other Maritimer's are planning a Disney Cruise (or any cruise for that matter or just looking for flights) for next April, 2014 let me know. We're looking at leaving Friday April 25, 2014 Halifax to Miami returning Sunday May 4, 2014 Miami to Halifax!

We'd love to do a group booking with Air Canada. I've called and the price is great! Plus you only need a deposit of $50 at time of booking with full payment due 30 days before travel. How sweet is that?? Who knew??!!!! lol

We should have a thread here pinned for Group Bookings for people to post on/join to help cut back on those high airfares from Halifax.
Wow! What are the approximate price savings? And how many do you need for a group? Can't so April but I think this is a great option!

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #742
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Wow! What are the approximate price savings? And how many do you need for a group? Can't so April but I think this is a great option!

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I called Air Canada Group Bookings again earlier as I wanted to know the in's and out's should someone cancel and I received more information.

To do a group booking you need 10 people. I also learned that everyone doesn't need to fly out of the same airport but rather just to the same destination and return the same day from the same destination. She gave me the scenario of "if uncle Bob lived in Vancouver and was going to Miami the same day we were then he would be in the group". She said as long as we all went to the same destination on the same day and left the destination the same day we could book as a group.

She also told me "Uncle Bob's" rates would be based on his home airport and ours would be based on ours (Halifax). She said it's $50 per person to book and your balance is due 30 days before departure. Should the fares drop anytime before we go they would adjust the rates.

When I called this morning the gentleman I was speaking with said the fares weren't out yet BUT he could give me a price that he thought would be VERY close (the lady I spoke later on told me often Air Canada has the rates but they aren't uploaded online until 333 days before departure and that's probably how he knew the price or could give me a close estimate). The gentleman also told me (which we all already know), it's based on seat availability, that's what drives up the price of seats...so it's better to book early.

As for cancellations, as long as the group maintains at 10 people everything remains the same and the person's deposit is fully refundable should they cancel prior to final payment. If the group drops below 10 then full tickets would issued at that time based on the rates at the time.

The number I called was the Air Canada Group Bookings toll free number on their website: 1-888-567-4160
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #743
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Flying out of the West Coast of NL is gross price wise. My only choice for Oct is AC. Today flights are 4600 for us and our 3 kids. Any tips on booking? Waiting until Summer to book? Help!
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Flying out of the West Coast of NL is gross price wise. My only choice for Oct is AC. Today flights are 4600 for us and our 3 kids. Any tips on booking? Waiting until Summer to book? Help!

Hi fellow Newfoundlander I live in the Central region and we usually have to fly out of YYT for the better deal. We are going down in a couple of week and flying with WestJet direct to MCO. I always find its best to book early to get the best deals.
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Hi fellow Newfoundlander I live in the Central region and we usually have to fly out of YYT for the better deal. We are going down in a couple of week and flying with WestJet direct to MCO. I always find its best to book early to get the best deals.
We did that our last trip. We did a west jet vac package. I'm finding though that even though my 2 year old is free in Dis and a 4 person room is allowed they can't book our family of 5 into one. I have to book our package right through Dis and flights alone. Skipping the 8 hour drive before and after our Vac I am glad to be missing though
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We did that our last trip. We did a west jet vac package. I'm finding though that even though my 2 year old is free in Dis and a 4 person room is allowed they can't book our family of 5 into one. I have to book our package right through Dis and flights alone. Skipping the 8 hour drive before and after our Vac I am glad to be missing though

That long drive is not fun I know . I never book vacation packages I always book things like flights and Disney separate and I book everything myself. I like having full control of everything.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #747
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Hi fellow Newfoundlander I live in the Central region and we usually have to fly out of YYT for the better deal. We are going down in a couple of week and flying with WestJet direct to MCO. I always find its best to book early to get the best deals.
Hi fellow Newfoundlanders I'm in St. John's but have spent alot of time in Central Heading to Disney in less than 4 weeks, can't wait!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #748
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Hi fellow Newfoundlanders I'm in St. John's but have spent alot of time in Central Heading to Disney in less than 4 weeks, can't wait!
Hi I'm on the West Coast-hubby works offshore St. John's so we spend a fair bit of time out that way.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #749
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Hi I'm new to this board and just found this thread. I'm from Halifax Nice to see more Atlantic Canada Disney fans!!
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