Dis / Dreams Viking Sea Cruise around Italy 3/24 - 3/31/2018

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  1. mattincanberra

    mattincanberra Mouseketeer

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    Now all booked too. Arriving into Rome via Sydney, Bangkok and Dubai at lunch time on the 21st,

    Home from Venice via Vienna, Monaco, Dubai and Hong Kong :cool2:. I am flying out of Venice on the 3rd at 10:55am - if anyone is looking to share a water taxi let me know.

    Don't be too concerned by the seat map you can see online as an indicator of availability - I just had a look at that delta flight and it's pretty wide open - just a whole lot of the seats at the front of economy are reserved for potential status passengers (seats not tickets)

    For example here is the seat map for that delta flight JFK-FCO 21 March 2018 that I can see ($+ is comfort plus, P is seating reserved for high status passengers) - even seats showing as taken possibly aren't, and the P seats aren't sold they are just there to ensure if a high status passenger books they can get a "good" seat

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    I also wouldn't get too hung up about changing planes in Europe - in fact when flying from Europe to the US I would always take a European connection to a non stop flight to where I was going in the US over a non stop flight from Europe to a US connection point.
     
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  2. tardis1029

    tardis1029 First trip in'73 and still going strong!

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    Sounds like a party . Micki and I are on the same flights. First round of drinks are on Micki.
     
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  4. JWren1234

    JWren1234 Disney Adventurer

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    Looking forward to seeing you and Micki!

    Jason
     
  5. corky441

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    This is going to be a great way to start our trip!! Where are you sitting?

    Dino will get that second round
     
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  6. Skip3key

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    I remember back in the late 80's my parents went on a cruise to Jamaica out of Florida and flew Eastern Airlines to get there. Eastern went under while they were out to sea. They said that at the airport they were assisted onto other airlines to get them home and didn't have to pay more out of pocket. Not sure how that would work today or overseas!
     
  7. met19

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    So I am a delta FF member and fly them often. I like their transatlantic and transpacific product. Last time I did the DIS ABD to Italy and Switzerland, I was on an Alitalia JFK-Milan and FCO-JFK code share. Technically they are a joint venture. The difference is some flights are operated by delta and some by Alitalia. The Alitalia product is better than Delta's. However, that was after they got an infusion of $$ from Ethiad and redid their plans and services. Now they are heading under water. I imagine the Italian government won't let them completely go under but their product might change. I also think, that if Delta has a code share with them and they no longer fly it, Delta would replace the flight. I guess based on everyone's reply I might have to start pricing. If you are going to the Dis party I'll see you there.
     
  8. katluva

    katluva Earning My Ears

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  9. Cackyschmackers

    Cackyschmackers DIS Veteran

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    Just booked our nonstops both ways! From JFK. So cheap, too. So happy. :) Delta 444 on 3/21 and 475 on 3/31. $686. :thumbsup2 Wow!!
     
  10. Dave Magee

    Dave Magee Earning My Ears

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    Half of our group just booked those flights out/in of JFK -- that plane is going to be full of us. :-)
     
  11. met19

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    I will miss those direct fares from JFK. Sigh. My one stop from San Diego is much pricier
     
  12. TheMaxRebo

    TheMaxRebo DIS Veteran

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    Trying to convince the wife to leave on the 21st instead of the 22nd so we can get on that flight as well. That direct flight is cheaper than the ones with one stop on the 22nd (though, then we have the cost of another hotel night, food, etc.)
     
  13. Cackyschmackers

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    I hear you. My husband had to talk me into this one. It is hard enough to leave our girls for one extra day as well. It's a lot since we have to rely on neighbors to babysit them until my mom can come get them. The hotel is negligible. This fare is so much cheaper and we upgraded to the premium Comfort or whatever they call it. It just made most sense. Plus the times were ideal.
     
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  14. TheMaxRebo

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    Yeah, the times are perfect - the big thing is with our kids - another day the inlaws would watch them and another day they would be out of school. We'll see - my wife wants to see if they add a Delta (non Alitalia flight for the 22nd) if not my argument gets stronger :D
     
  15. TheMaxRebo

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    Just an FYI that the latest Dreams Unlimited Travel episode is about Viking Cruise Line ... more focused on the river cruise rather than the Ocean Cruises but still thought you all might find it interesting

     
  16. WDWGeek1971

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    If you are looking to use frequent flyer miles to book or upgrade, sooner is better. Inventories are limited and often sell out. I'm in the throes of trying to book with an economy to business class upgrade on United and finding it is not a lot of fun. I'm ready to call United and see if they can do it over the phone. Ugh. Must be bad if I am willing to resort to talking to a customer service rep on the phone.
     
  17. met19

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    I did this with Delta. I found the flights I wanted and then called customer service. They were able to process all flights (have to connect as I am west coast) except one which they quickly suggested a different flight for. It worked.
     
  18. DisneyKevin

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    Please help me welcome Patty to our cruise!
     
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  19. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Welcome, Patty!

    Is this Patty from Top of the World lounge during the DIS 20th?

    Kevin
     
  20. corky441

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    Welcome Patty :flower3:
     
  21. bamagoofy

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    It is Kevin. She decided to join the trip.

    Chandra
     

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