What happend to your luggage if your flight lands after 10pm?

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  1. WEDWDW

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    We stopped by the DME desk at OIA on our recent trip and inquired if there had been a change in the "cutoff" time and were told no-it is still the same,"Wheels down" by 10:00 PM-not arrival at Gate by 10:00 PM.:)
     
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  2. brockash

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    I can't imagine that they all clock out right at 10. It would make no sense. If a flight lands at 945, there's a good chance the luggage isn't getting to the carousel until after 10 and then they still have to take it it to wherever they take it. If they all actually clocked out at 10, Disney would have to say any flight after 9/930, would have to get their luggage and that just isn't the case.
     
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  4. Allie B

    Allie B I always dream of Disney

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    Pick it up! We arrived about 8pm one night and luggage was not received at AoA resort until the following morning!
     
  5. WEDWDW

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    Agree-we were told by the DME Cast Members at the OIA DME Desk that it is definitely "Wheels down" on the OIA runway by 10:00 PM.:)
     
  6. WEDWDW

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    Unless you are like us and have everything we need in our carry-on and don't mind waiting until the next morning for checked.:)
     
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  7. Disneylvr

    Disneylvr Always Disney Dreaming!

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    So I have an 8:15pm flight and will be staying at ASMovies. My luggage, if I tag it, won't arrive at the resort until 1am or after?!
     
  8. DisneyStarWisher

    DisneyStarWisher Love My DVC!!!

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    So for those of you who say you get your bags yourself at baggage claim, do you just leave the MDE tags off your luggage?
     
  9. WEDWDW

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    Yes.
     
  10. Kaytie

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    Luggage should be expected in your room (unless you advise Bell Services* otherwise) up to three hours after you arrive at your resort, not within three hours of landing.
    Potentially, yes. Options:
    • Pack what you need for the first 24-48 hours in your carry on
    • Advise Bell Services to please hold your luggage until morning
    • Place the Privacy Please card in the lock slot
    Or:
    • Don't tag your luggage
    • Pick it up from the carousel and bring it to the bus
    • Keep in mind it's appropriate to tip anyone who handles your luggage (except Bell Services CMs who deliver the DME truck transported luggage)
    *Luggage Assistance at the Value resorts
     
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  11. bumbershoot

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    Sound advice.

    And I know your post was from June. :)

    Add a bit to your tip envelope and hire a porter at the baggage claim area. They get the bags, put them on a big cart, you sleepily follow them to dme, they wait for you and hand off luggage to the driver. Tip them, tip the driver, tip the Bell person who helps you get to your room.

    Possibly. Always keep 24 hours worth of stuff in carryons, have Bell hold your bags untilorning, and you're good.

    If it lands after 10 your bags are going to the carousel no matter what. Tags on or off.
     
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  12. KimBean

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    Is it different then if you were flying anywhere else? I've never done it so honestly asking not being a smart behind. Maybe different transportation from baggage claim? Does uber leave from there? Would be worth it to me to pay if it meant a straight shot and less lugging of the kids. I'm assuming you have stroller for one year old?
     
  13. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    When you arrive at the airport doesn't signify when it comes to when your bags will arrive. Disney aims to have your bags to you 3-4 hours after you arrive at the resort. If your flight lands at 8:15 I'd guestimate you would arrive to your resort around 10. So it would be 1 am or later by the time your bags get to your resort.

    it is always a good idea to pack whatever you need for your first 24 hours in your carry-on. And if you do that you can tell the front desk to hold your checked bags, so they don't knock and wake you up. When you get up in the morning all you have to do is call down and they will bring your bags to you.
     
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  14. Best Aunt

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    Some PPs are suggesting that people get a porter to help them.

    Just wondered where you are seeing porters at Orlando airport.

    Now granted, I've never been looking for one because I have a towncar pick me up and help with the luggage. But I've never noticed a porter anywhere. So you might want to mention where to find them, in case anybody thinks it's a good idea.
     
  15. Best Aunt

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    Gate checking a stroller wouldn't work? That wouldn't solve all of your problems, but might make things a little easier. (Or maybe not.)
     
  16. bumbershoot

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    All over the baggage claim area. They hang out with their huge carts.
     
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  17. dansdad

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    All over by baggage claim. If you look you can't miss them.
     
  18. sharonmickey

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    Thanks to those who made helpful suggestions. DD decided not to bring the 1 year old so the situation should be easier. As of now, there will be two adults and a 5 year old. The 5 year old can go in the stroller and sleep - haha, sure she will be too excited to sleep.

    I've never flown with toddlers so appreciate the tips. My youngest was 5 the first time we all flew together, older sister was 8. We also switched hotels from ASMo to Sports so hopefully we will be an earlier bus stop.
     
  19. bumbershoot

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    Two adults and two kids didn't sound difficult to me, fwiw. Leaving the baby at home sounds harder in my world!

    The one year old could have been worn in an Ergo with the older in a stroller and you're easily mobile.


    Switching hotels, earlier bus stops? I don't know what you mean.
     
  20. KrazeeK120

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    The mom will likely be tired at 10 pm as well...I wouldn't want to strap 30 lbs to my back and try to walk through the airport at that hour. I'd be way too tired for that!

    But, since the 1 year old is being left at home, they don't need to worry about it.
     
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  21. sharonmickey

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    Thanks KrazeeK120!!! It was going to be grandma, mom, and two young children with a car seat, stroller, and at least three suitcases. As you mentioned each of us carrying a child and lugging all the paraphernalia through the airport late in the evening after working a full day and a flight with two children who have not flown would not be easy.

    Apparently Bumbershoot is more capable than I am and can manage all of that easily. She is a better woman than I.
     

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