May 18, 2013 MAGIC EBTA - Who is with us?

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  1. padalyn

    padalyn Truth is stranger than fiction - you really can't

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    Mandy - I am very well aware of what can happen with flights. Trust me on that one! I dated a flight attendent for a few years...so I heard all the horror stories. As well as my own horror stories - I have traveled quite a bit. Ask me about my planes, trains, and autos story some time!

    That being said - no, there really aren't any earlier flights that we can afford. They all are over 700 for the two of us, and we are stretched as tight as we can go. This new booking cost us our onboard DVD most likely. We had booked the Jet Blue flight on rewards points - now we had to pay over 450 for the airfare. I am graduating that morning - the ceremony is from 8am to 2pm - there is just no way we can make any of the afternoon flights. We have looked at this for months - even after we booked the Jet Blue flight (we were on the 245 flight - had to move it an hour later when my school announced the graduation date and time - 5/17!) Jet Blue lost the bid for the 9pm route completely - not reassigned - just lost the bid.

    We are connecting through Midway (I think that is O'Hare - right?) we are not changing planes - we are on the ground for about an hour I think. Air Tran isn't telling us the time exactly - I figured it out from the times of the other flight (I can find the Southwest flight from Chicago to Hobby as a solo flight - but not the PHL to Chicago - go figure).

    I realize no one is trying to cause stress - it happens. This just all happened so fast, I was sitting in an orientation lecture for a new job - just found out I won't be scheduled to work for a month (ouch...lost shifts = lost money) and then the Jet Blue email hits my phone. I spent my lunch hour on the phone with Cathy (my wonderful, amazing fiance) who managed to calm me down, locate a flight and book it. She is new to travel and the websites...me? I live for Kayak and Orbitz...:thumbsup2

    All is good on the stress level. I am just not familiar with Southwest as a carrier. I have used them once in 20 years...and that was a bit of a mess (not with the airline - all the connections I had arranged fell apart and I ate a Taxi ride from Port of LA to Long Beach Airport - not cheap!).

    So, I am going to roll with it - worse case? We have to fly in that morning and beat feet to the port! Been there, done that...really didn't want a t-Shirt!

    I can imagine...good luck with that one. We are doing the Icelandic Air - new airline to me also.

    If I can warn anyone - please be careful booking on SAS - the seats are VERY small. I am not huge, but I was sitting on one cheek for the whole flight. I think the heaviest person that could fit in those seats wears a size 12. Not a fun 7 hour flight. In the AirBus 370 the configuration was 3 - 5 - 3...ouch!

    Cayla
     
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  3. binkytell

    binkytell DIS Veteran

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    Not getting the "big dork" quote??
     
  4. MandyGirl

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    Good point. Not to mention if you have additional plans in Europe afterwards and don't want to fork out one-way airfare at the last minute after the ship has left the port...
     
  5. MandyGirl

    MandyGirl DIS Veteran

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    I think it ended up being a different Sarah. :thumbsup2 Unless they were on the WBTA with you and you had a hidden personality I missed ;)
     
  6. MandyGirl

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    Good plan! I knew you had such a tight timeframe with 12:15am arrival time and 1:00 rental car pickup. If you are flexible and can go with the flow of something happening, then go with it. You still have the morning's worth of flights. Plus with Southwest recently buying Airtran, that should give you other options should something happen to your flight.

    Heck, hubby and I have slept overnight at the airport outside gate C19 in Vegas, and it was one of our most memorable trips ever. :thumbsup2
     
  7. Tink1987

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    I feel for you - I am starting to get more and more annoyed at Disney for going from Galveston! Hope you get it sorted.
     
  8. MandyGirl

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    Wow, what a story! So glad it worked out for you. :goodvibes
     
  9. Cabinfever2013

    Cabinfever2013 Earning My Ears

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    LOL!
    I meant me!
     
  10. binkytell

    binkytell DIS Veteran

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    the is the up to date list of those that of pm'd to sign up for fish extender.

    Sonjaleigh 3a sonja, DS 23, DD19
    Binkytell 2a 2c sarah, DH brian, DD 11, DD 2
    Kris3kid 2a Kris, DMum Jackie
    Padalyn 2a Cayla, DP Cathy
    Tink1987 2a Collette, DH mark
    HeatherB819 2a 1c heather, DH Pat, DD 10
    wickesy 2a David, DDad Ray
    AashleySEG 2a Andrea, DH Jeremy
    Missandrea 2a 1c Andrea, Eddie DH, DD 12
    Twopeasonepod 2a 2c Lauren, DH Tony, DS 7, DS 7
    Cheflawrence 2a 1c Lawrence, DW mary, DS 13
    "Yorkshire 3a Eric, DW Kathryn, DD Katrina
    Disney fan"
    Ladyshopper 1a 2c Jody, DS 15, DD 14
    Goofy39.3 2a 1c Adam, DW Heather, DS 5
    Squirrel956 2a Dave, DW Diane
    RDDoll 2a Rick, DW Tami
    FarnMor 2a Vicky, DH Jimmy
    Mboekhoff 2a 2c Missy, DH Ross, DD13, DS 11
    Rayofredondo 2a Ray, DFriend Jonathon
    Margaretstahl 2a Margaret, DH Jack
    Thepedersonfamily 2a 2c Melissa, DH Jeff, DD 11, DD 6
    Gotomu212 2a 1c Deann, DH Carlos, DS 5
    Mandygirl 2a 2c Mandy, DH Curt, DD 6, DD 3
    Sumeto 3a Suzan, Dmom Bonnie, Tony
    Wildl1021 2a Ellen, DH Mike
    Maza 2a Marilyn ?, DH
    OKrayslovedisney 2a Sue, DH Tom
    Msammon 2a 2c DW, DH, DD, DD
    Tigger2on 1a 3c Suzanne, DD 8, DS 6, DS 4
    Saracat 2a Sara, DH Terry
    cabinfever2013 1a 3c Sarah, DD 8, DS 6, DD 3
    Belle2011 Elodie, DH Franck, DD 5, DD2
    snowhite7 Loretta


    [/COLOR]31 cabins in total with 62 adults and 25 children, im sure this number will rise.




    would be so much easier if we could have a new thread with all this info on the first pages for group activities,we
    would then just be able to go on edit/update.

    sarah :listen:
     
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    The train is possible, but going thru the Alpes would make it probably at least a 4-5 day train trip.
    From Barcelona to Amsterdam by train will go thru Paris.

    The costs of a trainticket (not the alphes route but straight) would be around ¬300-¬350 per person while a flight costs you about ¬100 per person...
     
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    There is only the lenght restiction the weight isn't mentioned. I checked the goverment website about the law because there are a lot of different sites that say different things.

    Around town in Amsterdam is public transportation the best way to go, bus/tram/subway.
    Cost effective a flight to Amsterdam is the best way to go.

    But if you want to know more about the trainride straight or thru the Alphes let me know and i will check it for you!!
     
  13. kcashner

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    I hadn't checked in for a while, so just stopped by to say hello....and I'm totally lost reading the last few pages of this thread. DD and I are still planning to be on board.

    My only comment--do not fly in on the day of the cruise if you have ANY other options. On a "normal" cruise, it makes for a very hectic, crazy morning at best. On this cruise, there is no way. Even if it means the last flight in the evening before, you'll be thankful in the morning that you did it!
     
  14. WVURunner

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    Small seats are the worst! I flew a domestic flight (in China) on ChinaAir once and it was HORRIBLE. I couldn’t even get into the seat. I am tall for a female (6’) and while I am not huge, I am an engineer and not a model for a reason! I couldn’t get into the seat in either direction. Worst two hour flight ever. The seats were just not meant for someone my size. Lesson learned, the rest of my flights, I flew first class. I could not have survived that way on an international flight. Thanks for the tip, I will try and avoid SAS.

    It was just crazy! Nothing you can do when a natural disaster hits, so you might as well laugh. During our rehersal dinner (for which there was no rehersal) the groomsmen hemed their suit pants so that they hit their calves and were "prepared for the flood with their flood pants" When our bridesmaids/groomsmen were introduced to the reception, they came out wearing hip waiters. It worked out but it still upsets me sometimes to look at the pictures.
     
  15. Tink1987

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    Please excuse my ignorance on this as this is our first DCL cruise. Will this list be split into smaller groups? I'm just thinking that there is no way I can lug that many gifts over the Atlantic on our flight out to Houston :)
     
  16. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

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    Wow!! That's quite an experience.

    Good to know it's Midway and not O'Hare. :goodvibes
     
  17. binkytell

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    Yes it will be split into groups, some people may want to participate in all groups, I will divide into groups after cutoff date

    Sarah x
     
  18. Tink1987

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    Thanks very much :)

    I just couldn't stop thinking about packing that many presents - I know they won't be that big but they would take up so much space :)
     
  19. Kirbo

    Kirbo Runs with Scissors

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    This makes me totally nervous. We booked Disney Air and now I'm worried as I'm pretty sure they'll fly us in the day of. Does anyone know what they'll do if our flight is late/cancelled?
     
  20. MandyGirl

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    Same thing for those of us post-cruise... you never know what to expect to receive, so it's hard to plan luggage space for the unknown. Especially if spending some time after the cruise on planes, trains, and other ships ;)

    I think we ended up with 6 or 7 groups of about 15ish cabins per group last on our WBTA 2011. Quite manageable then, and could participate in one or multiple groups. Super fun!
     
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    You will be fine!!
    When booked Disney airfare then the ship waits for you like they do when an excursion is running late!!!!
     
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