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Old 12-22-2007, 09:53 PM   #106
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Details, please! When was their initial departure time?
This is an amazing story but, perhaps, not considering the reputaion of the three NY/NJ area airports.
They were flying home from MCO to Newark. They were scheduled to leave a little after 5 pm. The plane had "technical difficulties" and was delayed for two hours. After waiting around they were told at 7:30 it was going to be another hour or so. At 9:30 they were told the plane wouldn't be leaving that night and they would be put up in a hotel. They start handing out the vouchers for transportation, food, and the tickets for the next day. During the process, they are told a plane will be available that night, but not until 11:30. They take the 11:30 flight and get into Newark at 1:30. My brother was supposed to pick them up, but due to the time they landed they took a taxi. So they got home around 2 am.

We left at 5 am and were home by 9:30 pm.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:58 PM   #107
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They were flying home from MCO to Newark. They were scheduled to leave a little after 5 pm. The plane had "technical difficulties" and was delayed for two hours. After waiting around they were told at 7:30 it was going to be another hour or so. At 9:30 they were told the plane wouldn't be leaving that night and they would be put up in a hotel. They start handing out the vouchers for transportation, food, and the tickets for the next day. During the process, they are told a plane will be available that night, but not until 11:30. They take the 11:30 flight and get into Newark at 1:30. My brother was supposed to pick them up, but due to the time they landed they took a taxi. So they got home around 2 am.

We left at 5 am and were home by 9:30 pm.
Thanks for the details. Kind of like a tortoise and the hare story with a technological snafu thrown in for good measure.
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[btw: At this very time one week ago we were watching Spectromagic in Frontierland!]
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:04 PM   #108
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Plus with the deals Spirit has, I will do whatever it takes to fly out of AC and avoid the hassle of Newark.
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Plus with the deals Spirit has, I will do whatever it takes to fly out of AC and avoid the hassle of Newark.
We've only heard good things about Spirit flights out of AC, although we haven't flown in a while anywhere. Newark is to be avoided as are the two NYC airports.
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AC airport is a dream. The parking is within walking distance and $6 a day. We were through security in less than ten minutes. Traveling with three kids (6/5/4) and a stroller, this is unheard of. Did I mention not having to go to Newark. We will be flying out of AC in April We got an awesome rate of $94 round trip for our family of five.
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AC airport is a dream. The parking is within walking distance and $6 a day. We were through security in less than ten minutes. Traveling with three kids (6/5/4) and a stroller, this is unheard of. Did I mention not having to go to Newark. We will be flying out of AC in April We got an awesome rate of $94 round trip for our family of five.
An "awesome rate" to be sure!
And not going to Newark is more than just a plus!
Let the countdown begin!

Merry Christmas to all!

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AC airport is a dream. The parking is within walking distance and $6 a day. We were through security in less than ten minutes. Traveling with three kids (6/5/4) and a stroller, this is unheard of. Did I mention not having to go to Newark. We will be flying out of AC in April We got an awesome rate of $94 round trip for our family of five.
Wow, what an awesome deal on the flight. So how did you get such a good price, I keep checking and the cheapest I can get is 200.00 round trip. Are you a member of the $9 fare club?

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Our 2200 mile (round trip) trip begins in NINE DAYS!!!!
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Interestingly enough, where we live, it's a one hour difference in time to drive to Disneyland or Disneyworld. It's 31 hours to Disneyworld and 32 hours to Disneyland. Starting our trip on March 27th to the World!
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Interestingly enough, where we live, it's a one hour difference in time to drive to Disneyland or Disneyworld. It's 31 hours to Disneyworld and 32 hours to Disneyland. Starting our trip on March 27th to the World!
That's quite a haul! How many days do you take to drive it?
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Wow, what an awesome deal on the flight. So how did you get such a good price, I keep checking and the cheapest I can get is 200.00 round trip. Are you a member of the $9 fare club?

Fill me in on your secrets!!!!
We are members of the $9 fare club. We went back in June for $190 something round trip for our family of five. It was an offer we couldn't refuse. We have APs, so tickets aren't a problem and couldn't turn down the offer when it came across. If you are flexible with your travel, you can score some awesome deals. Can't say it enough how awesome it is not having to drive up to Newark.
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An "awesome rate" to be sure!
And not going to Newark is more than just a plus!
Let the countdown begin!

Merry Christmas to all!

Any 2,000+ mile driving trips about to begin?
In 8 days.
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not quite 2000 round trip, but close

mapquest says it is 979 miles from our house to our hotel. i'm sure that with a few stops here and there, it will easily top out at 2000 round trip. does that count? anyway, we are leaving in one month!!! haven't decided if we will take 2 days or one to get there though.
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