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Old 03-26-2011, 09:44 PM   #271
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RainbowsMist, we were in DW in October. Flew out of Manchester, which is pretty close to the same distance as Boston. They have direct flights there. I've never been to Boston but thought that maybe we should avoid the bigger city of Boston.
Generally we have flewn out of Portland. It is possible to snag a direct flight (only know of Air Tran) but unfortunately it's touch and go with them. They have every right to change a booked direct flight to a non direct one at their leisure. Boo!
Right now, for End of Sept dates (which is when we are going back) out of Moncton we can get flights for 4 at $1630 I believe with Air Canada. I am hoping SO much these won't magically disappear as I can get them in a week and a half!! Stressing me out. lol
I generally figure $1000 for the Maine portion as well, by the time you get the kids toys, or clothes or whatever spending on top of everything else. Then flights. So to fly out of Moncton would be AWESOME since we live 2 mins away from the airport.
DS does not like flying either, switching flights are not fun, but we manage. Gravol has become our friend, and I get to read while he snuggles with me the whole flight. While DH sits with DD who loves to fly, miss chatterbox.
How do you fing the weather during March? This year what I would have given to be down in Florida with October weather for March Break. It's been a long winter up here!
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:13 PM   #272
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RainbowsMist, we were in DW in October. Flew out of Manchester, which is pretty close to the same distance as Boston. They have direct flights there. I've never been to Boston but thought that maybe we should avoid the bigger city of Boston.
Generally we have flewn out of Portland. It is possible to snag a direct flight (only know of Air Tran) but unfortunately it's touch and go with them. They have every right to change a booked direct flight to a non direct one at their leisure. Boo!
Right now, for End of Sept dates (which is when we are going back) out of Moncton we can get flights for 4 at $1630 I believe with Air Canada. I am hoping SO much these won't magically disappear as I can get them in a week and a half!! Stressing me out. lol
I generally figure $1000 for the Maine portion as well, by the time you get the kids toys, or clothes or whatever spending on top of everything else. Then flights. So to fly out of Moncton would be AWESOME since we live 2 mins away from the airport.
DS does not like flying either, switching flights are not fun, but we manage. Gravol has become our friend, and I get to read while he snuggles with me the whole flight. While DH sits with DD who loves to fly, miss chatterbox.
How do you fing the weather during March? This year what I would have given to be down in Florida with October weather for March Break. It's been a long winter up here!
The sun gods were defintiely VERY kind to us We were there 12 days and EVERY day was over 85 and sunny! We never saw as much as a sprinkle of rain. Humidity was low too which made it even better. Last year we were there end of April...first of May at it was mid 90's - 100 with high humidity.....not pleasant at all.

Halifax Airport is 45 minutes from us but they never seem to have good March Break deal (which is understandable). March is so iffy with weather and DH is worried if we do a flight with a stop we may get stuck somewhere. Does Moncton offer non stops? We had a great first experience with Air Tran..would definitely use them again. Planes are nothing fancy but comfortable enough and got us there and back safely

Almost forgot, Boston was a piece of cake. We stayed at the Comfort Inn Suites Logan Airport Hotel...it's before the "city" and they offered a 24 free airport shuttle. We did their Park, Sleep and Fly package. The hotel was GREAT!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:56 AM   #273
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We drove down to Portland and flew with Jetblue for the first time. We would defintely do this again and Jetblue has direct flights to MCO. We booked our flights for February in January (very last minute) and for four of us we paid $1000. If we had booked in early January when we first started looking, we would have paid even less. We did the park n' fly at Holiday Inn Express.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #274
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I just stumbled on some great fares from Halifax to Orlando with Air Canada. The dates I was checking out were in late September, $129 each way for a round trip fare of $373.39. Some travel days were on the weekend, too. I hope someone on here can use them. I can't book now but I hope to be able to soon. Good luck.
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Well, as much as can be confirmed this far out, I believe our next trip will occur:

Feb 28/29 - March 8/9, 2012

We'll be flying out of Halifax or Moncton (preferred).

So far, the cheapest flights are Delta out of Halifax (connecting at JFK) for approx $1600 for family of 4.

If any of my fellow DIS'ers find anything lower, please post it here .

Given the time of year, we would prefer a direct flight to reduce the likelihood of weather related delays, but right now, the direct flights are approx $2400-$2600 . With those prices being so much higher we will probably have to consider at least 1 connecting flight.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:28 PM   #276
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Well, as much as can be confirmed this far out, I believe our next trip will occur:

Feb 28/29 - March 8/9, 2012

We'll be flying out of Halifax or Moncton (preferred).

So far, the cheapest flights are Delta out of Halifax (connecting at JFK) for approx $1600 for family of 4.

If any of my fellow DIS'ers find anything lower, please post it here .

Given the time of year, we would prefer a direct flight to reduce the likelihood of weather related delays, but right now, the direct flights are approx $2400-$2600 . With those prices being so much higher we will probably have to consider at least 1 connecting flight.
Hi DisneyRookie2007,

Do you use a particular search engine to scan flight prices or just hit individual airlines?

Thanks,

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:04 PM   #277
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Hi DisneyRookie2007,

Do you use a particular search engine to scan flight prices or just hit individual airlines?

Thanks,

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I try looking at all the sites I can think of.....travelocity, expedia, cheap flight network, priceline, etc and all the airlines sites as well
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #278
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Ok ... my strategy for March 2012 is slightly different than in the past. Previously I booked a return ticket and then built my vacation within those dates. However for March 2012, I booked a cruise within the March Break. Hence, a change in strategy was necessary.

Since, I need to start the Cruise on March 13th, I know that I didn't want to fly anytime near the 13th ... so I selected Sat March 10th (first day of March break and yes, I know that this day is very expensive to depart from YHZ). Thus, New England was what I watched for airfares.

I noticed back a few months ago as Continental release fares, they do so in one day increments. So every day a new date appeared with a very high price. Yet the next day the price dropped in line with other dates. I also notice the typical Tues, Wed or Thursday price drop often took place. What I mean here is not that these dates were lower, but that all pricing was dropping for a while in mid week. Clearly, I was looking to pick up a one way fare on Day 2 of availability.

So, I ended up with 4 one-way tickets on March 10 2012 from MHT to MCO. It arrives after 11pm which is a negative, but we don't need to be in MHT until 2pm or so (post 4pm departure).

Fare: 73.49 USD
Equiv. Fare: 72.00 CAD
Combined Tax: 26.20 CAD
Per Person Total: 98.20 CAD
Total: 392.80 CAD

So now, I'm hunting for a Sunday March 18th, or Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th from MCO ( or SFB, DAB, MLB, TPA, PIE, GNV) to MHT.

I got a deal on the first way .... just waiting and waiting for the return. I may have to wait until Southwest opens its schedule!
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Any guess when the SWA dates for Mar 12 will be released? I know last year the dates for Feb break were released in August, but I don't remember if they extended into March to cover the dates needed. Something tells me that they went to the first week of march only. This means that maybe it might take until oct to get the return flights?
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bluenosemickey, I understand the SW releases 3 months at a time, so they run til Nov 4th now, so next release will take them to Feb ... so we may need to wait until their 2nd release.

here's a thread that shows that March 13, 2010 fares were available on October 13th .... see ->
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2296225

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Well, as much as can be confirmed this far out, I believe our next trip will occur:

Feb 28/29 - March 8/9, 2012

We'll be flying out of Halifax or Moncton (preferred).

So far, the cheapest flights are Delta out of Halifax (connecting at JFK) for approx $1600 for family of 4.

If any of my fellow DIS'ers find anything lower, please post it here .

Given the time of year, we would prefer a direct flight to reduce the likelihood of weather related delays, but right now, the direct flights are approx $2400-$2600 . With those prices being so much higher we will probably have to consider at least 1 connecting flight.
We are going down around the same time for a cruise. I am watching fares now but they are high I will probably buy October/November. WE went the around the same time last year and we bought flights at the end of October when the prices dropped. We flew down on Westjet and back on AC (direct), we paid around $1300 including tax/fees for 3.
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We are going down around the same time for a cruise. I am watching fares now but they are high I will probably buy October/November. WE went the around the same time last year and we bought flights at the end of October when the prices dropped. We flew down on Westjet and back on AC (direct), we paid around $1300 including tax/fees for 3.
I missed the boat on some recent good prices......Delta from Halifax (1 connecting flight)....$1430 Cdn for 4 of us.....by the time I got home to discuss with the rest of the family, the pricing went up to $2100.

Given the time of the year, I don't want to travel farther than Halifax for a flight - but would prefer Moncton (home).

Please post here if you find some good pricing for end of Feb, 2012
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:07 AM   #283
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I just booked Halifax to Orlando September 24 (Saturday) to October 5 (Wednesday) through Continental for $419 each all taxes in. This is the best fare that I've ever been able to book for the fall and includes a Saturday departure as well.

The fares have been all over the place lately so if you're still looking for fall fares keep at it, the deals seem to be out there to get.
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Hey, Newbie here...got our first trip as a family of 3 planned and booked. (Went in 2000 before kid and stayed w/ my parents offsite) We are flying out of Portland on Delta w/ a stop in Atlanta....for around $1300ish.... I thought this was good considering we are flying Dec. 31st and we get to Orlando at 1:30 pm...JetBlue was cheaper, but we only got there at Midnight...No good with a 6 year old!
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We have only done the drive down and fly from New England once as there were 5 of us. It seems that for just two, from Halifax at least, it's not worth it.

Might be best anyhow seeing as that would just allow the wife to shop there as well with no weight restrictions
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