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Old 07-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #511
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Still debating driving the Honda Fit or the Honda Odyssey extra fuel costs vs extra room no kids fighting for 20+ hours granted 8-10 of the hours they will be asleep
omG, John 20+ hrs??!! My dh told me it would take us (from Staten Island, NY) around 14 hrs. I don't know where he got this info from or if it's even correct but I'm hoping it's no longer than that because my 12 and 13 yr old daughters complain after driving 2 hrs to PA
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #512
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omG, John 20+ hrs??!! My dh told me it would take us (from Staten Island, NY) around 14 hrs. I don't know where he got this info from or if it's even correct but I'm hoping it's no longer than that because my 12 and 13 yr old daughters complain after driving 2 hrs to PA
Don't forget on a good day I am 1.5-2 hrs north of you on 95 in CT so your husband is right Including Fuel/potty breaks

Clinton, CT to JAX 17 hrs Jax-WDW 2.5 hrs
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #513
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I'm marking my calendar for July 9 to check on flights when they open up. We always fly down a day early so I was already planning on taking DS out of school on the 15th, plus that's his Birthday . I'm hoping to talk DH into going down a couple of days early to spend some time at WDW, so it looks like I have a week to do that!
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #514
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Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel this cruise. My husband has some health issues and is becoming a little more symptomatic than we would like. We are going to do the parks again while he is able to enjoy them.

Hope everyone has a great trip!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:00 AM   #516
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Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel this cruise. My husband has some health issues and is becoming a little more symptomatic than we would like. We are going to do the parks again while he is able to enjoy them.

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sorry that your dh isn't doing well. Hope things get better. God bless
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #517
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We take our vacation every President's week because DW is a school nurse. We always have to pay quite a bit more for that week! At least it is just us two this time.
We have had good luck with Southwest. They open their schedule on July 9.
Our daughter has had good luck on Jet Blue out of White Plains. Waiting on their schedule to open. Gotta figure it will be around the same time.
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I'm marking my calendar for July 9 to check on flights when they open up. We always fly down a day early so I was already planning on taking DS out of school on the 15th, plus that's his Birthday . I'm hoping to talk DH into going down a couple of days early to spend some time at WDW, so it looks like I have a week to do that!
On July 9th, SWA is planning to open their schedule through February 13. So if you're planning to fly on Thursday (14th) or Friday (15th) before the cruise, we have longer to wait for SWA's schedule.

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Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel this cruise. My husband has some health issues and is becoming a little more symptomatic than we would like. We are going to do the parks again while he is able to enjoy them.

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Sorry to hear that!
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omG, John 20+ hrs??!! My dh told me it would take us (from Staten Island, NY) around 14 hrs. I don't know where he got this info from or if it's even correct but I'm hoping it's no longer than that because my 12 and 13 yr old daughters complain after driving 2 hrs to PA
14 is a bit optimistic from SI. We have driven a few times from lower Westchester (think close to co-op city in the bronx). I would say its closer to 18 hours at best to WDW. Maybe one hour less from SI vs here. I find it best to leave in the evening or late at nite. My basic tenents are... the more the kids sleep the better (fewer potty breaks neede) and you want to arrive in daylight (assuming you are driving straight thru... arriving in the dark after 18 hours of driving is bad bad bad).

Mapquest says its 17hrs and 20 mins from the Outerbridge to Port Canaveral. Mapquest has you going around DC, Richmond and Jacksonville... which I dont bother doing if you leave at the right time (cut right across each).

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Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel this cruise. My husband has some health issues and is becoming a little more symptomatic than we would like. We are going to do the parks again while he is able to enjoy them.

Hope everyone has a great trip!!
Best wishes and a speedy recovery!
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Thanks for all the well wishes.

My husband has Lupus and this year has been a little more difficult with a few more scares than we would have liked. I am so proud of him though as he fights it everyday and never complains.
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Thanks Jcarwash about the Feb 13 SWA opening. I missed that in my excitement to book our flights! I guess I have to wait a little bit longer.

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Thanks Jcarwash about the Feb 13 SWA opening. I missed that in my excitement to book our flights! I guess I have to wait a little bit longer.

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I don't even think that's enough time for the flights I purchased today to post on my Southwest RR Visa! I was hoping to earn some more points and not have to pay out of pocket for the return flight. Oh well!
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That is weird about the SWA calendar opening up again a week later!
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That is weird about the SWA calendar opening up again a week later!
It's just a guess, but I suspect they didn't want the rush for folks wanting Presidents' Week tickets on top of the normal rush when they open their booking window. The very small extension of the booking window, coupled with the window opening, just a week later are what leads me to that conclusion. Luckily, I'm not trying to get a flight that week, but on either side of that week and my dates are flexible, so I can pick the right flight at the right price!
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No worries, the next window is opening SOON!

I don't even think that's enough time for the flights I purchased today to post on my Southwest RR Visa! I was hoping to earn some more points and not have to pay out of pocket for the return flight. Oh well!
Thank you so much for the heads up, I had marked my calendar to remind me of the July 9 opening dates not realizing it wouldn't include this week. I figured it would be another month! So marking my calendar for the 16th now.
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