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Old 08-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #16
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We're doing our first Disney cruise and just found it easy to do everything through their website. OK, so the airfare amounted to about $700 per person for us, r/t from the pacific coast to Orlando, but I like the arrival time (I did look up flights through the same airline out of curiosity but the cheap ones would have us landing at near midnight, or flying all night, with one or two stops.) We have one stop, get there at a reasonable time the day before, are put up at the airport Hyatt, get free ground transfers to and from the port - all in all, I don't think we were taken too much.
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Disney wanted to charge me 647 rt from Hartford Connecticut to Orlando about a three hour flight. I found southwest 238 rt no stops I could fly three times with what Disney was charging me!!!

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:07 AM   #18
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There is one reason to book through DCL no one has mentioned. If you have DCL insurance, it only covers your flights if they are booked through DCL. If you book flights on your own, DCL insurance will not cover them.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:56 AM   #19
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There is one reason to book through DCL no one has mentioned. If you have DCL insurance, it only covers your flights if they are booked through DCL. If you book flights on your own, DCL insurance will not cover them.
Which leads to the next pertinent question... Why, if you are buying trip insurance, would you buy Disney's when there are many other lower cost / more coverage plans out there. And sorry, I really don't have any smart a$$ answers to this question. I am sure that there are many very good and valid reasons to buy Disney Vacation Protection Plan. I have not every had to use any travel insurance that I have purchased.
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Which leads to the next pertinent question... Why, if you are buying trip insurance, would you buy Disney's when there are many other lower cost / more coverage plans out there. And sorry, I really don't have any smart a$$ answers to this question. I am sure that there are many very good and valid reasons to buy Disney Vacation Protection Plan. I have not every had to use any travel insurance that I have purchased.
I agree that 3rd party insurance is generally a better buy (cost and coverage is usually better).

That being said, I will point out, that if you book DCL insurance, and need to cancel, they will usually let you transfer any monies that aren't covered to a new cruise.
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I agree that 3rd party insurance is generally a better buy (cost and coverage is usually better).

That being said, I will point out, that if you book DCL insurance, and need to cancel, they will usually let you transfer any monies that aren't covered to a new cruise.
And may I add that you can cancel for any reason.
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