Indirect Flights

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  1. MrsTigger

    MrsTigger <font color=green>DLRP board....guaranteed to make

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    Hi,
    We are looking for flights for September next year. Direct flights seem silly money at the moment so considering Virgin/ Delta indirect on the way out via Atlanta and on the way back via NY. We have always gone direct in the past.
    We will have a 3yr old and a fair amount of luggage as we are getting married in Florida. Are we mad?

    How does is work flying via these destinations, do we have move are luggage ourselves? Do we do pre clearance before we get to Orlando? Is an 1hr 1/2 between flights long enough?
    Just interested generally to hear people's experience to help us make up our minds.
    TIA
     
  2. poppyberry

    poppyberry Married at Disney April 29 2010

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    We flew indirect in August this year with a 5 and a 2 year old, 3 suitcases, 2 car seats, 4 pieces of hand luggage and a double buggy!

    You have to pick up your luggage in your first landing point in the US, clear customs and immigration and then there was a connection lane where we dropped our luggage again and cleared security to go to the gate to our next flight.

    We did it in about and hour and ten but this was at Philadelphia but I’d do it again without hesitation, in fact next years flights are indirect too!
     
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  4. janiebubble

    janiebubble DIS Veteran

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    We’ve booked that exact route for Easter next year. Hoping it works out for us ok!
     
  5. A Small World

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    Ive no advice for you but wanted to say Hello Mrs Tigger and Congratulations :flower1:
     
  6. saintrob

    saintrob DIS Veteran

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    We've flown the Atlanta route many times and it's straightforward. The plane train will take you between terminals and it's very easy to navigate. We always leave three hours between flights just to be on the safe side. We really like landing in Orlando and not having to deal with immigration.
     
  7. sam_rogers

    sam_rogers painting with all the colours of the wind

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    I'm very much someone who plays on the safe side with lay overs and will always have a minimum of 3 hours. We had a 3 and a half hour lay over at Los Angeles on our honeymoon and only just made our flight due to a 1 hour delay at Heathrow, 1 hour delay on the tarmac at lax due to dodgy parking of the plane then clearing immigration and changing terminals! Nightmare!!! Just make sure you have enough time in case of unexpected delays
     
  8. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

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    Try flying from Dublin to the USA
    Not only is it cheaper than the UK start point (get a separate Ryanair/easyJet/BMI flight)
    You go through US Customs and Boarder at Dublin (also Shannon) so yiu don’t see your bags until Orlando.
    It men’s you also arrive into the USA as a local flught and no custom as queue. At Orlando, yiu puck up your bags, off to car hire and away
     

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