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Old 09-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
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... OR....cancel the value reservation, get a cheapish hotel stay at the airport (lots of places are close by with shuttle service back to the airport), get your bags and then take DME to SSR, bags in hand, first thing in the morning, on Sat.
I got a value resort with AP discount for $90... do you think I can get cheaper than that? Hyatt is $190.. no go on that. I am not familiar with other "close to airport" options.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #17
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I got a value resort with AP discount for $90... do you think I can get cheaper than that? Hyatt is $190.. no go on that. I am not familiar with other "close to airport" options.
You can get a cheaper hotel on Hotwire or Priceline - although you won't know for sure which one it is until you pay for it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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Pack a bag that has what you need for the first night/morning.

When you land, collect your bags yourself and take them on on the ME bus. (I assume you have to do this anyway as your flight is arriving late, but I'm not sure.) Even if you don't arrive too late to use the baggage service, I would collect my own bags. The baggage delivery service is a fairly well-oiled machine, and people tend to run on autopilot in those situations - having it NOT delivered or having special instructions for it when it's among all the other ME baggage is just inviting a screw-up.

When you arrive at the value resort, give your bags to Bell Services except for the 1 bag with your first night/day stuff.

The next morning, show Bell Services your claim check and ask them to have those bags transferred to your next resort. Give them your 1 bag that you still have in your possession and ask them to transfer it, too.

There's really no easier way around this...you are just asking for trouble if you attempt to interrupt the system they way you are planning.
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I got a value resort with AP discount for $90... do you think I can get cheaper than that? Hyatt is $190.. no go on that. I am not familiar with other "close to airport" options.
I googled 'hotels close to MCO' and here is just one option....


http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/amer...-14;interval=1

I'm sure there are lots of other options available.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #20
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Pack a bag that has what you need for the first night/morning.

When you land, collect your bags yourself and take them on on the ME bus. (I assume you have to do this anyway as your flight is arriving late, but I'm not sure.) Even if you don't arrive too late to use the baggage service, I would collect my own bags. The baggage delivery service is a fairly well-oiled machine, and people tend to run on autopilot in those situations - having it NOT delivered or having special instructions for it when it's among all the other ME baggage is just inviting a screw-up.

When you arrive at the value resort, give your bags to Bell Services except for the 1 bag with your first night/day stuff.

The next morning, show Bell Services your claim check and ask them to have those bags transferred to your next resort. Give them your 1 bag that you still have in your possession and ask them to transfer it, too.
DO THIS!!!! Honestly, anything else is making something easy hard, and just asking for trouble.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #21
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OK I will throw my two cents in we had an absolutely HORRID experience having our bags transferred from our one night stay at Pop to BLT. Personally, we rent a car now, but if I didn't have a car I would get a taxi after your first night, load all the bags up and transfer them myself to SSR. Lots of times bell services works fabulously but I am not willing to risk our enjoyment of our vacation again, if I do it myself it gets done right
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OK I will throw my two cents in we had an absolutely HORRID experience having our bags transferred from our one night stay at Pop to BLT. Personally, we rent a car now, but if I didn't have a car I would get a taxi after your first night, load all the bags up and transfer them myself to SSR. Lots of times bell services works fabulously but I am not willing to risk our enjoyment of our vacation again, if I do it myself it gets done right
What happened? Did they lose your luggage?
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #23
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If you aren't arriving until 10pm, don't have to get your luggage and take it on ME with you? I would do as other suggested and pick up your luggage at the airport, and take it to the value resort with you. Leave it with bell services and then ask them to transfer it the next day. That is the most streamlined approach and probably stands a way less chance of getting the luggage lost than the way you suggested.
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FWIW - we ARE arriving before 10pm.

I have no idea where the "arriving after 10" thing started....LOL. We get in at 8:30pm.
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I have no idea where the "arriving after 10" thing started....LOL. We get in at 8:30pm.
You said you are checking into a value resort at 10:00.
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I have no idea where the "arriving after 10" thing started....LOL. We get in at 8:30pm.
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OK, I posted yesterday about checking into a value resort 10pm the night prior to checking into my "real" resort for the week.
Even with an 8:30 arrival there could be delays and such that would still require you to pick up your bags. Even if you do get there before the cut off and they would deliver you bags, I would still have taken to the value and stored overnight.
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You said you are checking into a value resort at 10:00.
Yes, but checking in to the hotel at 10 would mean my plane arrives well before then... KWIM?
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Yes, but checking in to the hotel at 10 would mean my plane arrives well before then... KWIM?
I never posted that you were "arriving after 10." I agreed with another poster's suggestion to stay at an airport hotel and take ME to SSR the next morning.
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Just ship all your checked luggage directly to SSR.
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Yes, but checking in to the hotel at 10 would mean my plane arrives well before then... KWIM?
No. You continue to make this all difficult. We can't read your mind.
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