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Old 02-08-2013, 06:35 PM   #256
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Oh boy I have such a hard time packing I usually jut end up bringing like 3 different outfits a day... No way is be able to only do carryon!! My suitcase is like up to my hip! Plus I'll have a carryon and personal item... You can call me an overpacker :-)
I'm more your type of packer! I suffer from "you never know what you'll need" kind of thinking! Plus hubby is 6'6" and everything he has is gigantic! I'm planning on 3 bags for the 2 of us and 4 for my son/DIL/granddaughter!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #257
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The worst was dealing with a screaming tired, child alone at LAX baggage claim with 4 bags and one car seat and everyone just staring. I vowed to carryon after that. Way easier.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #258
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For those that have to fly, when are you purchasing your airfare? I'm booking virgin america out of LAX. I think the fares should be coming out soon. They are pretty cheap when they come out. Usually less than $400 pp RT for a nonstop flight.
I book the first day they come out if i see them... Southwest is only out to September right now. I would rather have them and not worry than not get them and try to save a few bucks
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #259
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Posted a question about what to see during the holidays at WDW to narrow down my travel time frame. Looks like 2 nights is enough. We will go to MK and HS on each might and AKL and to the GF to see the gingerbread house during the day on our full day there. So I'm going to book a flight leaving Jan 2nd so that I only have to use two nights worth of DVC points vs 3. I'm ready for Virgin to open up their schedule now!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #260
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Posted a question about what to see during the holidays at WDW to narrow down my travel time frame. Looks like 2 nights is enough. We will go to MK and HS on each might and AKL and to the GF to see the gingerbread house during the day on our full day there. So I'm going to book a flight leaving Jan 2nd so that I only have to use two nights worth of DVC points vs 3. I'm ready for Virgin to open up their schedule now!
Virgin America is quickly running out of money. They had $70 million cash on hand at the end of the third quarter 2012. They burned through $99 million in cash in the last four quarters. They have burned through approximately $600 million since they started up in 2007; rumor is that Richard Branson isn't going to put any more money into the airline.
Unless they get a BIG cash injection, they'll likely be out of business around April Fool's day 2013. Be careful.
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Virgin America is quickly running out of money. They had $70 million cash on hand at the end of the third quarter 2012. They burned through $99 million in cash in the last four quarters. They have burned through approximately $600 million since they started up in 2007; rumor is that Richard Branson isn't going to put any more money into the airline.
Unless they get a BIG cash injection, they'll likely be out of business around April Fool's day 2013. Be careful.
Well that sucks. Guess I shouldn't buy a ticket with them then. Will wait until April and see what happens. Loved them but oh well. That flight was the reason I felt I could travel cross country with my kid. Humm. Will rethink the whole thing.
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Got some info from the transportation board.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....3&goto=newpost
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Don't worry about it luv2sleep... I can't foresee the future but if virgin was in fact going out of business as early as APrIL it would be front page news.
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Don't worry about it luv2sleep... I can't foresee the future but if virgin was in fact going out of business as early as APrIL it would be front page news.
Thanks! I sure hope so. I actually have refundable tickets to Orlando for June. I also just got my bonus points for a free RT ticket that I was going to use for this trip. It loos like it will be ok though. Phew!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #265
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Anyone book any other 2014 cruises today? I booked Alaska for August and the 2 night to nowhere out of San Diego in May.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #266
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The two night to nowhere would be fun! And Alaska is my absolute favorite cruise. I haven't booked any though mainly because hopefully by then I will be starting a brand new job and won't be able to have time off, plus the bf isn't convinced that our next cruise after this one will be dcl... Which is fine I will let the magic onboard persuade him. I don't mind cruising other lines either though, might as well rack up the loyalty points on all of them!

I am going to San Diego this weekend! And Disneyland for a few hours on Monday... Really looking forward to the much needed break.

Last weekend we went to the Walt Disney family museum in San Francisco, it was fascinating!
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I'm looking at booking a return flight on Jan. 11th at 1:05pm out of MCO. Would that give us enough time to disembark and take the DCL bus to the airport? We would be checking in using the Onboard Check-in. I thought I read somewhere that flights departing at Noon or later are safe. Thanks for your input! Bonnie
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I'm looking at booking a return flight on Jan. 11th at 1:05pm out of MCO. Would that give us enough time to disembark and take the DCL bus to the airport? We would be checking in using the Onboard Check-in. I thought I read somewhere that flights departing at Noon or later are safe. Thanks for your input! Bonnie
I've heard anything 12:30 or later so that looks good. You can ask to be first off of the ship because you have an early flight. DCL transport should get you there in plenty of time.

How much is the fare? Nonstop, right?
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I've heard anything 12:30 or later so that looks good. You can ask to be first off of the ship because you have an early flight. DCL transport should get you there in plenty of time.

How much is the fare? Nonstop, right?
Yes, nonstop from LAX on American Airlines. Price is pretty good I think at $358 rt/pp ($1,739 for 5 of us). It also gets us into MCO on NYE at 4:10pm.
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Yes, nonstop from LAX on American Airlines. Price is pretty good I think at $358 rt/pp ($1,739 for 5 of us). It also gets us into MCO on NYE at 4:10pm.
Nice! Do you know where you are staying yet?
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