- Feb 15, 2006
We have a trip coming up in August. Our preferred route is Non-stop from Newark (EWR) to Orlando. We we very happy with the price and service with Southwest on our last trip in Aug 2017, but it seems that Southwest has discontinued the Non-Stop flight for this route. They have not released the exact dates for our August trip yet, but based on what is available now, there are no Non-stop flights and traveling with 2 young children (3yrs old and 1yrs old at the time of the flight) it would be very difficult to have a connecting flight and spend half the first day of vacation in an airport. After searching for hours, I'm getting prices for around $1,800 round trip (including 2 checked bags each way per person, excluding the 1 yr old) with all the other airlines. I think that those prices are out of control for such a short flight. I have tried many other ways to try to save money such as playing with the dates a little, changing to other nearby airports, etc... but the savings in minimal and really not worth the hassle of traveling 3hrs to a nearby airport to save $70. Can anyone help with the tips and tricks with ways on saving on flights?? HELP!!!