Discussion in 'Transportation' started by VinnyNYC, Nov 3, 2009.
Has anybody got any great airfares from NYC into MCO for August 2010 yet??? Or rental cars?
I am looking for the same thing. Jet Blue has some fares up this morning, no good deals
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I'm looking also. American's prices keep fluctuating and JetBlue's prices aren't that great.
Jet Blue wants $320 from Newark to Orlando for my dates.
Both American and JetBlue are charging over $300 per person for our dates (8/22-8/30) and we need 5 tickets I'm hoping the fares drop soon.
You're looking way too far out. I don't really even look at fares until about 180 days out (exception being Christmas/Thanksgiving weeks).
I like to book early. This way, I get the flight times I want and I don't have to worry about it. Makes life easier for me Plus, I'm OCD like that
I always book the flights early and for me, they never come down, only go up.
I book early. I find that they always go up in price. We need 9 tickets total 8/13 to 8/21 (we are going on a cruise). Maybe when AirTran opens up they will have better prices?
I've never flown Airtran. Do they have nonstop service from NYC?
I book on JB early knowing that there fares will drop (I fly out of JFK on non-holidays times) so that I can get the credit for future travel - but I would not book this early for an August 2010 flight. I would wait until February/March to start looking for August.
The further you book out, you do realize the more chances you have that your flight times will change, right? In this volatile market, make sure you understand your flight times will probably change.
The reason I mention 180 days is because most of the lower-cost airlines do not release their schedules further then 180 days out (refer back to changing flight times - this allows them to keep a more consistent schedule when released). The lower-cost carriers often trigger lower costs on the other airlines. Again, there are exceptions including holiday weeks/weekends and airports that are not serviced by any of the lower-cost airlines (ie. JetBlue, Southwest, Airtran, etc).
For me, I booked 4 Continental flights year, right when the fares opened up, and the prices never came down. Two of the flights, the times change, but only by a few minutes.
You are very fortunate, this is not a general case (coming from someone who travels A LOT).
I had that problem with Delta a few years back. They were always changing I had to be on top of things, find the changes, call and get all of our seats reassigned. I find with Continental the changes were minor. I scored $138 RT tickets from Neark to Tampa for last summer. I booked them the day they came out. It was so cheap that I thought it was a mistake!
Haven't booked airline yet, but I have found that Enterprise has the best car rental rate so far. I have booked a full size for $441.17 for a 15 day rental. One week would be $151.44 and an extra day is $30.44.
I'll keep checking for a lower rate until we go in August of 2010. But Enterprise is good for us because they don't charge for an extra driver, if the extra driver is the spouse. And we have even had them price match once before.
If you can be flexible with your dates you can probably get better deals. JetBlue just released their fares yesterday for the summer, and we were planning a 10-night trip from Sat-Tues, but found that it was most expensive to fly on Saturday, so we switched stuff around to fly Thursday and Monday. So now our trip is 11 nights and the $ we saved on airfare will more than pay for an extra night at the resort.
JetBlue flies direct to Orlando from White Plains and Newark (maybe JFK?). The fares vary pretty widely depending on the day of the week. We are paying $89 on the flight down and $99 on the way back. Airtran usually has the lowest fares but you have to pay $15 for the first bag/person each way, plus an extra fee (I think also $15/person/flight) if you want an assigned seat. Boarding to Orlando is a disaster usually because of all the unassigned seats and children have to be with adults, etc. Plus they change their schedules very frequently. And they haven't released their fares for summer yey, only booking through June 16. I think I'm paying a few $$ more on JetBlue, but I don't have to worry about the extra stuff and now it's just done.
Good luck and keep us posted what you find!
hey it too early to book a flight to mco you are going to pay way to much up front for that flight the base fare should be from $ 150 - $250 at most at 7- 6 months in adavnce if you keep loking.
Our dates aren't flexible because we are going on a cruise. Will hav e to keep looking!!
We just got great rates from JB for our trip in Dec and were only 2 months out. I would wait until u are closer. We usually get great rates. We live in the burbs so we have access not only to JFK, LGA and Newark but also White Plains and Newburgh. Did u try White Plains? Not far from the City.
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