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Old 02-14-2007, 07:55 AM   #301
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Question about Magical Express...

I'm not sure if this question has been asked, I didn't get a chance to go through the tons and tons of pages!

I know that United is one of the participating airlines...but what if it is a United Flight that is operated by USAir? Should I assume that this isn't included?

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Old 02-14-2007, 04:21 PM   #302
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Then it wouldn't count... as you would check in at the USAirways counter, and the baggage gets processed by them.
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:24 PM   #303
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You have it right. On arrival at MCO, airline makes NO DIFFERENCE. Again, I'd suggest reading at least the first page of this thread.

Airline ONLY matters for the way home. EVERYONE on EVERY AIRLINE gets the full DME treatment when they arrive at Orlando International Airport.
Maybe I haven't read far enough yet, but we are on SWA (non-participating). We are doing land/cruise. From what I am reading, no worries on the way there. Put yellow tags on, check bag and will be in resort room upon arrival.

Question is, (I have seen answers that flying SWA upon departure you handle your bags whole way). How about cruise. I understand we sit them outside our door night before depature from boat. Do we then collect them before getting on DME and then take them off DME and check them with SWA ourselves?

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Old 02-15-2007, 05:07 AM   #304
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Maybe I haven't read far enough yet, but we are on SWA (non-participating). We are doing land/cruise. From what I am reading, no worries on the way there. Put yellow tags on, check bag and will be in resort room upon arrival.

Question is, (I have seen answers that flying SWA upon departure you handle your bags whole way). How about cruise. I understand we sit them outside our door night before depature from boat. Do we then collect them before getting on DME and then take them off DME and check them with SWA ourselves?

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I don't believe the airline you are flying home on after the cruise will make any difference. DME doesn't take you from the port back to the airport...DCL bus will be doing that. Since I've never done a cruise I can't say for sure where the DCL bus drops you at the airport.
What 'participating airline' gets you is the ability to check your bags, and get your boarding pass, the day of your departure right at your WDW resort.
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:12 PM   #305
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Is the Air Tran pilot program still in effect? Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:52 PM   #306
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DME question

My family is coming to WDW this fall and staying at POP. We are still finalizing details, but plan to stay the first 3 or 4 days at POP, then rent a car for 4 or 5 days to go to Cypress, Busch, Universal and Kennedy, then return the car and return to POP for 3 or 4 more days.

1st question is: Is it better to use DME to go back to the airport to rent the car or does it work out just fine to get in on site there at WDW? (If you say onsite, how is the best way to accomplish this from POP?)

Next question: My husband is coming 6 days after my DS and I arrive and we will probably have the car and not be at POP by then, so we will pick him up at the airport. Can he still ride DME back to the airport with us at the end of the trip when we are back at POP with no problem? (We're on Frontier, so we can't send bags back anyway.)

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Old 02-24-2007, 07:36 AM   #307
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National and Alamo are located on Disney property. They have a location at the Dolphin and at the Car Care Center. Just check the pricing and if it is better use those locations. However, for convenience, using them may be better even if the price is a bit higher.

Yes, your spouse will be able to use Magical Express for the last leg if you are leaving from Pop.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:28 AM   #308
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Is the Air Tran pilot program still in effect? Thanks!
I have the same ? May be flying air tran in May.

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Old 03-09-2007, 10:11 AM   #309
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I have the same ? May be flying air tran in May.

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Me too - and are the participating resorts still the same? I am at SSR and wondering.

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Old 03-09-2007, 05:56 PM   #311
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I have the same ? May be flying air tran in May.

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Same here. I know it has already been posted as only a pilot program through March, but I was wondering where this information came from, and if it is suspected it will remain permanent?

Also, how is Resort Check-in reconciling with AirTran's 24 hr on-line check-in? Can you still check in online 24 hrs before, then check you luggage in at the desk later?

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Also wondering if Airtran includes Pop Century now?
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Also wondering if Airtran includes Pop Century now?
Check the first post in this thread for the list of resorts that have AirTran.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:42 AM   #314
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So I just got my Magical Express information in the mail over the weekend. So if I want to get my own bags after I get off my plane in Orlando then I just don't put those yellow tags on our luggage, right?

I think I'd feel more comfortable if we got our luggage ourselves instead of depending on them to bring it back to our room.

Just wanted to double check on here though!

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:16 AM   #315
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So I just got my Magical Express information in the mail over the weekend. So if I want to get my own bags after I get off my plane in Orlando then I just don't put those yellow tags on our luggage, right?

I think I'd feel more comfortable if we got our luggage ourselves instead of depending on them to bring it back to our room.

Just wanted to double check on here though!

Thanks!
Yes, you're correct. On two trips, I thoroughly enjoyed skipping baggage claim and getting to my resort a little earlier (by not having to wait at baggage claim), but there's no problem doing it as you describe.
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