Are they kidding me ?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by grumpydad, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. grumpydad

    grumpydad Mouseketeer

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    Looking for flights to MCO from either JFK/LGA or ISP. for presidents week.

    I've checked SW, Airtran and Jetblue, nothing less then 2000.00 for 4:furious:


    Guess I'll be driving this year :confused3
     
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  3. shoney

    shoney DIS Veteran

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    I was in that same situation last year.

    We decided to pull the kids out on Wednesday, Thurs. and Friday before the week off. We were able to get round trip tix for 190.00 each...Delta on the way down and Jet Blue back (JFK). (by going down that day, we were able to get free dining as well)

    Try using www.kayak.com

    If you can leave a day or two early, flights do drop, but this isn't an option for everyone!

    Good Luck!
     
  4. XQIXX

    XQIXX WDW is my happy place!

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    It is insane what they are charging. I checked for April school week from Rhode Island to MCO on Jet Blue and they want $3560 for 4 round trip:rotfl:

    SW is not out that far yet but the last 5 years have been the same pricing. I have driven from RI to Hartfort CT and Newark NJ because the flights from there were 75% less from there. I did a park/stay/fly out of Newark for $106 and saved $2300 by doing this! I miss the $99 fares. I know the airlines need to make a profit but charging 4 to 5 times teh cost for school vacation weeks is criminal.:mad:
     
  5. grumpydad

    grumpydad Mouseketeer

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    Unfortuneatly I can't take them out early

    Checked out of PHL, found 850.00 for 4

    great deal right :cool1:

    BUT DW says she does not want to do it, to much stress.

    I quess driving 20 hours isn't :confused3
     
  6. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    What about her flying out of the expensive airport, and the rest of you flying out of the smart one ;).
     
  7. DVCismyhappyplace

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    I'd book them now on Southwest and then compulsively check to see if the price goes lower! I do that all the time.
     
  8. nilseks

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    Flight prices are just insane right now. After tons of stalking, I have found the only way to really get anything decent is to book SW on the day the flights are released. I got lucky for our December trip but for a cruise trip in November...not so much.

    Hope you find something you can live with!
     
  9. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    Everyone is still price drunk on the insane cheap prices we had a few years ago. The airlines have really tightened their belts and just dont have that many empty seats on flights. If I flight isnt performing, they seem to be just pulling the plug on that flight and moving it where they can make money.


    I saw where southwest had like a $69 fare a few weeks back, and I have no clue what cities they were for, but I never found any cheap routes lol..
     
  10. aubriee

    aubriee <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes

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    Keep looking. I go to WDW 4-6 times a year, so it seems like I'm checking daily for cheap airfare for one trip or another. For our upcoming Oct/Nov trip, airfare was staying around the $400.00/person mark.:faint: No way were we paying that. We decided that for the first time ever, we were driving. However, I still kept checking airline fares everyday, because I still want to fly down there in early May and because I really did not want to drive for the Oct/Nov trip unless we absolutely had to. I work night shift, so usually check fares several times a day and night. One night, right after midnight, Delta dropped their fares to $198.70.:cool1: The flights had a layover, which I hate, but for that price, I still grabbed them. Two days later they went up to $348.00, then a few days later back up to just over $400.00. I just checked and they are back down to around $350.00. I'm still checking daily for my May trip, but am trying to be patient.
     
  11. stitchlovestink

    stitchlovestink DIS Veteran

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    I know what you mean about missing the cheap flights!!! I remember buying $34 seats on SW in 2007 like 2 weeks before flying!! Those were the days!!
    I'm finding now you just have to be patient and flexible. I did snag our tix to FL for $73ea incl tx. We didn't get a nonstop but we did get a direct and don't have to deplane and it only increased our travel time by a little under an hour. I'm going to have to live with that! To save over $100 a ticket, yup we have to suck it up!! Coming home, we had to cut our trip a day short and come home the last flight on fri instead of Sat but at $130 vs $200+, I really was okay with it. It's not like it's a once in a lifetime trip. I'm sure I'll be beat and in tons of pain anyway!!! So we were able to keep it to $200 R/T pp.


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  12. stitchlovestink

    stitchlovestink DIS Veteran

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    I know what you mean about missing the cheap flights!!! I remember buying $34 seats on SW in 2007 like 2 weeks before flying!! Those were the days!!
    I'm finding now you just have to be patient and flexible. I did snag our tix to FL for $73ea incl tx. We didn't get a nonstop but we did get a direct and don't have to deplane and it only increased our travel time by a little under an hour. I'm going to have to live with that! To save over $100 a ticket, yup we have to suck it up!! Coming home, we had to cut our trip a day short and come home the last flight on fri instead of Sat but at $130 vs $200+, I really was okay with it. It's not like it's a once in a lifetime trip. I'm sure I'll be beat and in tons of pain anyway!!! So we were able to keep it to $200 R/T pp.


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  13. Flight

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    How about checking direct flight out of Newark (EWR). It adds Continental/United Airlines to your list of possibilities.
     
  14. phillymummer

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    If Philly is out of the question, then I get Atlantic City is not an option either? AC tends to be even cheaper than Philly. Maybe if you found an awesome fare, you could change her mind?
     
  15. kerplop

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    We ended up paying about $1,000 for three seats. It was painful to click that purchase button. :crazy2:
     
  16. Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    We paid $1125 for three seats for Christmas week (December 23 - 30th) out of Buffalo, NY. And we still have baggage fees to add in one way, as we are flying Airtran down and Jetblue back.

    Our August flights, in comparison, were $868 out of Syracuse, NY. Syracuse for our Christmas dates was over $1500 :scared1: .
     
  17. grumpydad

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    Tanks All, but it looks like DW is dead set against flying out of anywhere but ISP, maybe LGA.


    So I quess I'm driving, we usually stop in SC, I'd like to get to GA before I stop.

    Can anyone recommend a good exit on I95 in GA ?
     
  18. snesguy

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    Since that's what she wants I'd make her happy and book it.
     
  19. grumpydad

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    your funny.

    Would anybody really pay an extra 1200.00 just to make there DW or DH happy ? When there is really no valid reason for not flying out of PHL other then I don't want to.

    Last I told her was ,
    What happens if the prices don't go down from NY and the price from PHL is no longer available ? Cause I'm not driving !!

    She doesn't want to fly out of PHL, I don't want to drive.
     
  20. Greysword

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    Just looked on the ITA matrix (http://matrix.itasoftware.com).

    Sun 17Feb to Sat 23Feb Delta out of LGA is $345.70 each ($1,382.80 for 4) with connections (US Air is only $4 more per person if you want Star Alliance). Non-stop, they are $500+.

    A connection is better than driving, and $345 per person is a good fare.
     
  21. grumpydad

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    Thanks, just checked it out times are no good.

    wastes my whole first day arriving at 4 or 6 pm.
    I'm leaving the 22nd, so I only have Sun-thurs and I want a full day Sun, arrive by at least noon.
     

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