Disney's Magical Express/RAC - What "Participating Airline" Really Means!

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  1. angelwolf67

    angelwolf67 Earning My Ears

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    Ok so i just got off the phone with a customer service rep at B.A.G.S.
    And i asked for those of us that didn't need to pay fees for our luggage what we needed to have? His answer was all we needed was our reservtions and our purchase date should be on it.:thumbsup2
     
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  3. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    Thanks for the update...that's really good to know. I'm sure others will be pleased to have that info.
     
  4. colinsdad

    colinsdad DIS Veteran

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    Thank you so much for looking up that info for us. I too got my tickets before the additional charge was instituted and according to my reservation date, I'm allowed 2 bags at no charge. Although since my kid now gets his own seat we'll each be taking 1 bag (now UAL is charging for a 1st bag! :eek: )

    ME is soooo important to me when I take my son to Disney because of the convenience and being able to hold onto him and not my luggage at the airport. Traveling is hard enough, I don't need anymore hassles.
     
  5. Teacher510

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    We booked our air separately for our August Land /Sea trip. We bought the tix last August, purchased the transfers and gave the flight info to DCL. Will they be aware of my purchase date or do I need to send/fax them proof? Could someone give me the B.A.G.S. number if I need to talk to someone?:thanks:
     
  6. angelwolf67

    angelwolf67 Earning My Ears

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    And the number is (407)284-1231 their hours are 7am-11pm. hope this helps:)
     
  7. Teacher510

    Teacher510 DIS Veteran

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    It does help very much!:cool1: Thank you!:) :) :) :) :thanks:
     
  8. minniemosa

    minniemosa Mouseketeer

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    We will rent a car when we arrive and will be our last days at POP, we can return tne car and not need a car in WDW resort, but can we use WDW transportatiob to retyrn to the airport only?
     
  9. goofy4tink

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    Yes, you can. But you'll need to make your reservation for the return ride at least a day in advance. You should be able to do that at your resort front desk.
     
  10. kaguilbeau

    kaguilbeau DIS Veteran

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    It's possible that my college age daughters would fly in a day or so after our arrival date on our reservation and leave a day before our departure date.

    From what I understand, she would not be able to use DME to get to the resort. Is this correct?

    Thanks to each of you that have answered questions for everyone on this thread!
     
  11. goofy4tink

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    Nope, not true. As long as the girls are listed on your room reservation, they can ride the DME bus. My dd and dh have arrived the day after I did, and they had no problem at all riding the bus. I gave them their DME vouchers to hand over at checkin at MCO. Then, my dh left about 3 days before my dd and I did, and he had no problem other than forgetting his voucher..he had left it in his checked bag and checked the bag at the resort that morning!!

    As long as the girls are listed on your room reservation, they can ride both ways. But... if for some reason they are not shown on the room reservation, then no, they can't ride the bus to the resort.
     
  12. bluenosemickey

    bluenosemickey Canadian in search of sun

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    Another scenario:

    My oldest is staying at a friends house in Orlando for the last night of our trip. The first 7 nights we are all staying on site and the last one, we are going to another on site resort without her. Can she still get ME with us on the day we depart? She would be a registered guest up until the day before we leave at POR.

    What happens with this? I don't want to have to register her as a guest if she is not actually staying with us. We decided to try another resort just for the day b/c we are a family of 5 and usually can't get to stay at POFQ.

    :confused3 :confused3
     
  13. goofy4tink

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    She really has to be on the room reservation in order to use DME, in either direction. I'm assuming that if your oldest is on the room reservation it would put you over the max per room....the only way to get around that is to book POR, in AB, where they have rooms that will accomodate all of you. Otherwise, I don't see how you would accomplish getting her on the bus.
     
  14. bluenosemickey

    bluenosemickey Canadian in search of sun

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    Yeah, I thought so. We will have to switch back to POR for the last night. Just wanted a little change of scenery. Never even thought about the DME for returning! She will just be on the res but not staying the last night with us in the room.

    edit: changed back, no problems, booked DME for everybody's trip back.
     
  15. shovan

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    I have a question about luggage. Is the weight limit 50 lbs each piece of luggage? Does the NO EXCEPTIONS apply to medical equipment as well?

    We have flown SouthWest Airlines & used DME without any problems. My DH uses a power wheelchair & that all went smoothly. We are considering flying SW again, but have some portable medical equipment ( a shower chair & patient lift ) will DME refuse handling of these. The patient lift weighs for 48 lbs, but on the dolly that carries it, the weight will be about 54 lbs.


    I'm also confused about the "participating" Airlines. As I mentioned we've flown SW and remember not having to handle our luggage from SW to DME. Are we wrong about that>
     
  16. clkelley

    clkelley <font color=purple>I squealed really loud!!<br><fo

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    Going TO DisneyWorld, airline doesn't matter, and your checked medical equipment shouldn't be a problem either.

    Going BACK to the airport, you will have to take your items on the bus to the airport (stowed underneath), and check them at the airport.
     
  17. shovan

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    Thanks for the quick info!:thumbsup2 Now I'll just have to call SW & see if there will be extra charges for the med equip.. It might be cheaper & easier to just ship it. Thanks again!
     
  18. clkelley

    clkelley <font color=purple>I squealed really loud!!<br><fo

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    Medical equipment should be exempt whether checked or carried on.
     
  19. Grace&Carolinesmom

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    OK--so I have read thru EVERY post and haven't found this scenario.

    Assuming we have 2 room only reservations back-to-back, night 1 at POP and nights 2-8 at Poly: Can we take DME from airport(late night) to the POP with our carry-ons but have our checked luggage (with Poly yellow tags) delivered to the Poly? Or will this not work because all of the DME and luggage scans must be for same resort? TIA:goodvibes
     
  20. goofy4tink

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    Nope, the luggage has to go to the resort you are checking into....even if it's for just one night.
    But, you can have POP deliver your bags to the Polynesian the next day. Just leave what you need for that night in your carryon bags. Leave the checked bags packed. Then, take them to luggage services as soon as possible the next morning. They will move your bags to your next resort. But, it isn't a quick process..it can be after 5 pm when you get the bags at the Polynesian.
     
  21. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    Read the first page and tried to skim the rest -

    We just made reservations for August (6 weeks), is there a direct number to call to make ME reservations?

    Also, we are flying out of different airports (live in different parts of the US), will each guest receive the appropriate luggage tags and info?

    Thanks much! :)
     

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