Flying on Thanksgiving or day after?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by dthogue, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. dthogue

    dthogue DIS Veteran

    Jan 23, 2002
    We are planning on flying to MCO on either Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after. I know the Wednedsay before is always hectic, would it be better to fly on the holiday itself or the day after?

  2. goofy4tink

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

    May 2, 2002
    We flew into MCO on Thanksgiving Day this past year. It was wonderful. The airfare was good, much better than any day just before it. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Only issue I have isn't with the air travel. The parks get really crowded for those days. But, I would still go but stay for the entire week after that. Then the airfare would still be pretty reasonable. We left the Wed after and it was still a decent rate.
  3. Savin4Disney

    Savin4Disney DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2004
    We are going Nov. 19-25. So we are flying home the day after Thanksgiving. We have a direct flight so I am not to worried.

    I am hoping we have Sat-Wed without really bad park crowds. Although we can do MK two days.
  4. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

    Aug 18, 1999
    We've flown to MCO (from MSP) the Friday after Thanksgiving twice now. The airfare was so much cheaper than waiting until Saturday - the difference more than paid for the added car rental and room. Had no trouble getting through the airports.

    Best wishes -
  5. ktglads

    ktglads DIS Veteran

    Jan 14, 2003
    I've flown down the day after Thanksgiving the past 2 years. We had a direct flight on Southwest and it was a full flight down. We bought our tickets about 3 months in advance for about 175 r/t, which was a good deal for 2 direct flights.

    I don't remember the airport being too busy, either at home or in Orlando. The flight home was really cheap and not at all busy. Very nice trip home.

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