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Old 09-25-2009, 04:17 AM   #61
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Yes, we are flying Airtran. I think they are participating.
Oops! I forgot about this mini-conversation! Yes, if you haven't left yet (well, yes even if you have left, but it's too late for this response to matter ) you can do exactly as you wish - check in at the RAC counter with your luggage as early as 5:30 AM, then go off and enjoy some last minute park time.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:23 AM   #62
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Hopefully this is the right place to post this...Have a 6am flight on Dec 31, thus potentially leaving the resort at 3am...the parks are open til 3am thus thought would check out on the 30th and just stay at the parks til needed to leave for airport...do we have to take the DME on the day we actually check out?

Also won't be using airport checkin...will luggage services be open so that we can get our bags at 2-3am?

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No, you don't have to use Magical Express on your flight days. Each Guest is entitled to one ride from MCO to Disney on or after the day their reservation starts, and one ride from Disney to MCO on or before the day their reservation ends.

As for being able to get your luggage - Bell Services at the Deluxe and Moderate resorts is open 24 hours a day. Luggage Assistance at the Value resorts is closed from about 11 PM (give or take an hour) to 6 AM. Check with someone at the resort. Even though the service is closed - minimally staffed - there should be someone on duty at/near the counter.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:09 PM   #63
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:54 AM   #64
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No, you don't have to use Magical Express on your flight days. Each Guest is entitled to one ride from MCO to Disney on or after the day their reservation starts, and one ride from Disney to MCO on or before the day their reservation ends.

As for being able to get your luggage - Bell Services at the Deluxe and Moderate resorts is open 24 hours a day. Luggage Assistance at the Value resorts is closed from about 11 PM (give or take an hour) to 6 AM. Check with someone at the resort. Even though the service is closed - minimally staffed - there should be someone on duty at/near the counter.
The OP wants to use DME AFTER they have checked out. (Check out on the 30th, but take DME very early on the 31st.) Officially, you won't be able to do this in advance. I've done it once, but did not arrange it in advance. If you have a room only reservation, you can do this. If you have a package, you won't be able to do this. Make your room only reservation through the 31st. On the morning of the 30th AFTER you receive your DME pickup time, but before 11am, go to the desk and state you want to check out early, then you will get that last night as a credit back to your credit card. Then store your luggage with Bell Services/Luggage Services. Then when you return to your resort after being at the parks, you can retrieve your luggage and board the DME bus. You can't do it if on a package, because packages are non-refundable.

If you are at a Value resort, allow plenty of time to retrieve your luggage. The Luggage Service folks are not there, BUT the front desk staff can go in the room and retrieve it for you.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:58 AM   #65
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Wow...thanks for sharing that. Sadly i just booked a package so my brainstorm is to rent a car and use it on the last day to go to the beach, then back to the parks for the 3am close, then return to airport. I may need a vacation from my vacation though...
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:38 AM   #66
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Hi i have looked for some info on DME if flying international and can't find any.Can somebody answer some questions for me.

1. We are flying Dublin to Mco via Alanta on Delta.We have to collect our bags in Atlanta and bring them to connecting flights section for them to go to MCO.Do we put tags on it Dublin or wait till we get bags in Atlanta.

2.Can we check in our bags in resort on the way back and just drive etc to airport ourselves.Think i read we can't as flying international.

3.Am i right in saying when we get off plane we just go straight to DME desk downstairs near car rental desks and tell them we are here and then get on bus.

Thanks for any help,its first time to use this service as normally we hire a car.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:51 AM   #67
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Hi i have looked for some info on DME if flying international and can't find any.Can somebody answer some questions for me.

1. We are flying Dublin to Mco via Alanta on Delta.We have to collect our bags in Atlanta and bring them to connecting flights section for them to go to MCO.Do we put tags on it Dublin or wait till we get bags in Atlanta.

2.Can we check in our bags in resort on the way back and just drive etc to airport ourselves.Think i read we can't as flying international.

3.Am i right in saying when we get off plane we just go straight to DME desk downstairs near car rental desks and tell them we are here and then get on bus.

Thanks for any help,its first time to use this service as normally we hire a car.
1. I'm not all that familier with flying internationally, but I would think that you would put the yellow tags on when you get your bags in Atlanta...much less confusion that way.
2. AGain, I don't know since you are flying international.
3. Yes, when you arrive at MCO, just go all the way down to level 1 (where you would normally rent your car) and go to the very end of that area. There you will find DME checkin.

Actually, I would post your questions on the main Transportation board...that way, those who travel internationally will be able to give you the answers you need, especially to number 2.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #68
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Staying offsite...DME to airport?

Hello, I'll be staying at WDW for 7 nights, using DME to get from airport to WDW. Then we're heading down to miami for a couple nights, and then staying at an offsite hotel near WDW for one night when we get back to Orlando. Can i use my stay at WDW during my 7 nights to book the DME on my way back to the airport?
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #69
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No bus pass

DME sent bus passes to part of our party who are renting a car & won't be using them. However, they never sent one to a guest we added after we booked the rest of the family. So my question is: Can she use the bus pass of a relative who isn't riding the bus?
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:29 PM   #70
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Not necessary. If you added the guest to the room, and told them they needed DME, they will be in the system, and a bus pass will be printed at the airport.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:49 PM   #71
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so, hope someone can help me out with DME question:

our flight out of Orlando Intn'l is at 9:25 on AA,
& we're flying 1st class so we get 2 bags each w/o charge.
BUT when I looked up rules for booking our luggage thru DME
& airline checkin at the resort, the rules say only one checked
bag each...? Can we check half our bags & get boarding passes
at NOFQ & then check rest at airport? or do we have to haul
all our bags w/us on DME & then check them at airport???

LOL! any of this making sense?

Also, what the heck is RAC??? hehe!
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so, hope someone can help me out with DME question:

our flight out of Orlando Intn'l is at 9:25 on AA,
& we're flying 1st class so we get 2 bags each w/o charge.
BUT when I looked up rules for booking our luggage thru DME
& airline checkin at the resort, the rules say only one checked
bag each...? Can we check half our bags & get boarding passes
at NOFQ & then check rest at airport? or do we have to haul
all our bags w/us on DME & then check them at airport???

LOL! any of this making sense?

Also, what the heck is RAC??? hehe!
Only certain airlines are considered participating airlines for this service....checking bags at the resort. This is what RAC is....remote (or resort) airline checkin. If you are flying on a participating airline, you will be able to take your checked bags to the RAC counter at your resort, get your bags checked through to MCO and get your boarding passes issued.
It would appear that you are flying out on American..they are a participating airline...so you can use RAC.
For those that have any checked baggage fees to pay, you are instructed to call BAGs, the day before you are due to depart. They will take payment, over the phone, via a credit card, and then give you a confirmation number that you can show to the RAC folks...showing them that fees have been paid. BUT...in your case, you get the extra bags without paying a fee. I don't know for sure how this is handled...perhaps you have to call BAGs and still get a confirmation number..even though you aren't paying for the bags. I'm sure someone here will have that particular answer for you.
You shold be able to check all the bags at the resort. Shouldn't have to be lugging any of the bags with you....unless they are carryon bags.
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If AA allows you two free bags per person then you will not need to call BAGS the day before to obtain any sort of code. When the BAGS rep checks your luggage in at your resort they will do so according to the terms of your ticketed cabin.

I have a free bag allowance and the BAGS rep is able to view that on her terminal. The same applies to the previous poster.



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Only certain airlines are considered participating airlines for this service....checking bags at the resort. This is what RAC is....remote (or resort) airline checkin. If you are flying on a participating airline, you will be able to take your checked bags to the RAC counter at your resort, get your bags checked through to MCO and get your boarding passes issued.
It would appear that you are flying out on American..they are a participating airline...so you can use RAC.
For those that have any checked baggage fees to pay, you are instructed to call BAGs, the day before you are due to depart. They will take payment, over the phone, via a credit card, and then give you a confirmation number that you can show to the RAC folks...showing them that fees have been paid. BUT...in your case, you get the extra bags without paying a fee. I don't know for sure how this is handled...perhaps you have to call BAGs and still get a confirmation number..even though you aren't paying for the bags. I'm sure someone here will have that particular answer for you.
You shold be able to check all the bags at the resort. Shouldn't have to be lugging any of the bags with you....unless they are carryon bags.
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If AA allows you two free bags per person then you will not need to call BAGS the day before to obtain any sort of code. When the BAGS rep checks your luggage in at your resort they will do so according to the terms of your ticketed cabin.

I have a free bag allowance and the BAGS rep is able to view that on her terminal. The same applies to the previous poster.
Thank-you. I knew someone would have a definitive answer. That type seat is never going to apply to me, so I'm ignorant about anything that applies to it.
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whew!
soooo glad for yall's help. What great news
thanks again..
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