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Discussion in 'Transportation' started by pooh2001, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. pooh2001

    pooh2001 been there, done that, TRYING to go back

    Feb 16, 2000
    Easter week 2010

    Our JetBkue flights are out as well - but I saw the prices and freek out :headache:

    Our flight down to MCO from NY (Wednesday) is $229 per person and our flight back on Saturday is $429 per person = $658 round trip :scared1:

    Even if we fly a weekday to weekday - it will be $458 round trip:mad:

    DH may say NO-GO for our next WDW vacation.:sad1:

    AirTran does not fly out of SWF anymore.
    We do not want to travel to NYC for a flight.
    Our other option would be ALB - maybe SouthWest, but we hate their A-B-C seating rules.

    :confused3Should we pay the JetBlue outrageous prices ?????
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    LOVETHATMOUSE DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>*~*Some LOVE from

    Sep 9, 2000
    We were going to go Saturday and come home on Easter Sunday - I freaked at the rates!! I ended up purchasing for Monday PM (139) and back on Tuesday (139)- this is still high, but 7 hours after I purchased them they rose to $159 each way! I am hoping there will be promo/sale and we can get a credit, but am settled on what we payed. I did have a $45 credit from our previous trip so that did help some. I think gone are they days of the 79 each way for this time of year :(
  4. Goofyz3girls

    Goofyz3girls Mouseketeer

    Oct 23, 2007
    Did you try Airtran from Westchester (HPN)....we found that alot of times when JB is big $$$ Airtran can be less $$$......:upsidedow
  5. rflorek

    rflorek DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2003
    It's not just JB. Last year my co-worker tried to use his timeshare Easter Week. Both JB and Continental out of Newark were SO outrageous that week that he changed his time share week to July to save money on airfare (they were a group of 6).
  6. jlcd

    jlcd DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 2004
    Its not just Easter. We are trying to go the 3rd week of April. We were able to get good rates on Jet Blue last year out of White Plains for the same week. Right now it is close to 800 round trip!
  7. dkbnyc

    dkbnyc Mouseketeer

    Jun 30, 2009
    this may not help much- but i am flying JFK to MCO in early dec for $229 on delta. I have never flown Jet Blue anywhere as i always find them too expensive
  8. ckret01

    ckret01 DIS Veteran

    May 1, 2004
    I was going to suggest Westchster as well. Air Tran and Jet blue are out of there and both go to Orlando.
  9. TheWog

    TheWog <font color=indigo>The Curse has been Reversed<br>

    Apr 1, 2004
    Based on your choices, seems like yes, you should pay, if you want to go to Disney that week.
  10. lillykat

    lillykat DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2001
    I was looking at the end of April to get an idea of what air fair might be when we go in May - Delta wanted something like $379-450 for a direct flight and over $300 for 1 stop.

    Jet blue for end of April was like $350 each way :rotfl2::eek: I am hoping that the prices go down or we might not be able to go in May since I don't want to hold DD#2 and we will need 4 tickets.
  11. jlcd

    jlcd DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 2004
    I am hoping everyone thinks the prices are crazy. If they don't sell, maybe they will drop the price. Will just have to keep watching and hoping at this point.
  12. LisaZ1113

    LisaZ1113 Mouseketeer

    May 29, 2009
    Don't panic!!
    We always fly Jetblue out of Westchester, (HPN).
    You can book it now if you choose to, then keep checking as you trip gets closer. I can almost 100% GUARANTEE the flights come down, When they do, just call the airline, and they will adjust the price for you.
    This always works for us!! Just keep checking. It sometimes takes a up till a few months before departure date.

    Good luck!! And Yes, that is outrageous!!
  13. NYDisneyKid

    NYDisneyKid Expedition Everest Record Holder

    Feb 19, 2007
    yet when disney raises their prices no one blinks an eye. and people still go
  14. Lewisc

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    May 23, 2000
    Airlines are reducing service to destinations like Orlando that only sell at deeply discounted (money losing) fares.

    SW eliminated N/S flights from some airports to MCO.

    The OP is unwilling to fly out of NYC. Doesn't want to fly Southwest (assigned seats). Wants to fly on a prime date. Sounds like the OP either needs to be more flexible or needs to be willing to pay $.

    High fares on peak dates makes possible lower fares for the dates many of us fly.
  15. francie57

    francie57 DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2008
    I just checked and JetBlue out of LaGuardia and White Plains is much more than the fares for Delta out of Bradley and they have better non-stop times.
  16. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

    Aug 25, 2001
    In my humble opinion worth no more than USD 0.02: No.
    Wait for the fare to go on sale.

    The airlines are lying in wait and dying to have someone come along and pay those outrageous prices.
  17. kaytieeldr

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

    Jun 11, 2005
    Interesting that anyone would begrudge an airline the opportunity to actually put a plane in the air at a profit once in a while.
  18. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

    Oct 9, 2000
    It must just be for the folks choosing to visit during Easter. Jetblue released their fares and they are the same fares I'm use to getting. The fares I'm looking at for early March and late April are either $74 or $79 ec way (dulles). This is exactly what I see during every release. Aren't fare generally higher during all holidays? I suspect we'll see some sales in the future. At least JB gives you a credit if the price drops. Not all airlines do that. I didn't book my flights -- I just added them to my Yapta account and will wait and see what happens. I have plenty of time. If the fare doesn't drop, I'll fly SW or United. I'm pretty sure we'll see some drops. I've got a rt on JB for October, a rt on JB for December and a one way on JB for January and the prices change daily. My bar graph on Yapta looks like the stock market with all the ups and downs. Good luck.
  19. Tina

    Tina Tagless and bitter about it <font color=red>but ap

    Aug 20, 1999
    Have you considered driving? For that amount of money, you could drive, makes some stops along the way, and still come out cheaper. If your time is somewhat flexible, you could really make it a fun trip and add something new to your Disney vacation. I'll be doing this next month from Northern VA. We're stopping for two nights in Savannah on our way to Orlando.
  20. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2008
    During popular travel times, airfare is always going to be expensive. We're saving over $150/pp by traveling one week later in October (not over a holiday.)

    Are your travel times flexible?
  21. pooh2001

    pooh2001 been there, done that, TRYING to go back

    Feb 16, 2000
    We booked it - same cost as our Dolphin or POFQ hotel room for 10 nights:rotfl:

    We still want to go Easter 2010 - only time both our DS & DD will have off at the same time for the next 4 years. DS will be off to college next year and DD still in HS - so different days off in the Spring.

    We love Spring time at WDW - such lovely weather, the Garden Festival going on at EPCOT and all the late night hours at MK (usually open till midnight - normal hours).

    All the money I saved so far for WDW will pay for our flight - $2600
    We do have great seats reserved on JetBlue - row 8 on the way to WDW and row 7 on the way back home.

    Driving from our home is I think 20 hours from NY - at least 2 days to WDW and back. My DH can not take another 4 days off from work.

    I hope we can get a credit from JetBlue. I wuld if we can get it on a gift card since we will not go back to WDW form at least another 3 years.

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