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Old 01-24-2013, 02:09 PM   #16
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I found it more expensive compared to my alternatives so no
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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Absolutely not it was close to $1000 to go through Disney who was using delta but by going on my own and getting my reservation I was able to cut that down by half with direct flights!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:58 AM   #18
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When I first started going to Disney we booked our airfare directly through them. We always flew Delta into Atlanta and then on to Orlando. Now I book my airfare on my own and save money. We also go nonstop through Southwest, JetBlue, or AirTran. I always look at prices to see who has the cheapest flights.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:18 AM   #19
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The past three trips I got my airfare through Disney. I found them to be cheaper than going to the airlines. I did check the prices on the airlines' sites first. It does seem from my area to Orlando Disney's fares are less than from the west.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #20
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I am going to be in the minority here and say I loved that I booked through Disney. I ran the numbers and JetBlue was the same whether thru Disney or on my own.

The overwhelming reason I stayed with Disney to book the flight is that I bought the trip insurance through Disney, and Disney's terms were better than the airlines as far as weather related difficulties. I was flying from the snow belt in December and that was a risk I was happy to have Disney cover for me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #21
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Airfare thru others

Try watching AirFareWatchDog.com. You can select your departure and arrival airports and they will send alerts. If price changes after you book they will let you know that too.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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I usually check Disney and Airtrans they are both normally the same. The Airtran site would give me more floght options then I would go back and find those flights through Disneys site.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #23
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always book on our own. No advantage to booking with them....they only use certain airlines and not the ones that generally can get you better rates....
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #24
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I have always booked on my own. This time I got my flights through Disney . I knew my prices since I had just gotten rotten flights changes through Spirit and had to cancel with them . I like that Disney insurance that we got covers our flights too. I will let you know tomorrow about their policies since I have to change my DS, 21, flight to a later date due to a mandatory test he must take that showed up after we booked and fully paid for trip!

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