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Old 12-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Question about luggage with Disney transfers

How is luggage handled on the return trip?

Is it:
You place your luggage in the hall the night before then they are picked up and transported to the plane (minimal intervention)

Or

Do you place in hall. Then claim at port then drop off for transport to plane.

A lot of the value with on board checkin and Disney transfers is in the convenience of messing with the luggage as little as possible.
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How is luggage handled on the return trip?

Is it:
You place your luggage in the hall the night before then they are picked up and transported to the plane (minimal intervention)

Or

Do you place in hall. Then claim at port then drop off for transport to plane.

A lot of the value with on board checkin and Disney transfers is in the convenience of messing with the luggage as little as possible.
Depending on which airline you are using, and flight times you may be eligible for the Onboard Airline checkin:

When you register for Onboard Airline Check-In, you are entitled to:
Receive your boarding passes and check your luggage for your return flight before you disembark the ship
Skip luggage claim at the port terminal
Bypass the airline check-in counter at the airport
Here's how it works: Reserve air or ground transportation through Disney Cruise Line® and sign up for Onboard Airline Check-In when you check in for your cruise at the port or a Walt Disney World® Resort Hospitality Desk. On the day prior to disembarkation, your airline boarding passes and valet luggage tags will magically be delivered to your stateroom, along with a letter answering common questions you may have. Attach the tags to your luggage and leave your bags outside your stateroom the evening prior to disembarkation. Disney Cruise Line® will collect and deliver your luggage to your airline. When you arrive at Orlando International Airport, proceed to security with your boarding passes already in hand and continue on to your scheduled departure gate. It's that simple!

Available to Guests flying out of Orlando International Airport on domestic flights (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) on AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, United/Ted Airlines and US Airways it's the perfect ending to a magical cruise vacation! Pre-registration is required and scheduled flights must be after 11:25 a.m. on the day your cruise ends. Guests are limited to two bags per person and each piece must not exceed 50 lbs. Additionally, some Guests may be selected to check in at the airport and unable to use this service.


If you did not get your airtravel or use DCL transfers, then you will place your bags outside your room the last night, claim it in the terminal, and take it through customs yourself.

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If you are flying on an airline that participates in the onboard checkin (and you decide to use that service) then you put your luggage out in the hall at night with special tags on it, and you don't see it again until you land at your home airport.

If you aren't doing onboard checkin, then, I believe, you either put your luggage out in the hallway, pick it up in the terminal area, go through customs and take it with you to the bus, or you carry it out yourself and take it with you through customs and to the bus. The luggage gets stowed in compartments under you on the bus. You then get the luggage when you get off the bus, and go check yourself in as normal.

(I did the onboard checkin, but they put us on the same buses as everybody else, and that appeared to be what they were doing).

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Thank you so much. That helps a lot! I just couldn't easily find that specific info.
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