We came with Delta from Brussels to JFK, where we had the pleasure to fly with Song Airlines to Orlando. We very much enjoyed the rich entertainment options on board of song and the atmosphere. The fact that the flaps where blocked and that we have been welcomed with firetrucks after an unusual landing was unplanned for ...
There is hightend security at the airport at Orlando, what i know of, after the terrorist attack. I went with my family in April 2000, We are not coccession, we are from the South Asia. We were stopped once in security.
Once on the first level, to check my mother's passport, they asked my mother a few questions, aswell as my father, Both parents hold British Passports.
Please dont be offended, they are just doing there job, so if you do get stopped, dont act suspicious or cause a "Scene", the people in the airport are very friendly, just comply with them and be friendly.
If you dont feel what they are doing is right, you can always ask to see a security official or an Airport official.
A helpful tip - when leaving Oralndo via the airport, make sure you plan a MINIMUM of 2 hours if you are checking luggage. Orlando does things a bit differently from some major airports in that once you check-in for your flight, you have to wait in a SECOND line to have your bags x-rayed and checked-in. And then you have a very long security line which oddly splits into four lines to check ID and then re-merges into one very disorganized line for the security scanner area.
We booked a flight only from Gatwick (London ) to Orlando via Miami with Continental airlines. Once we arrived at Orlando international airport it was easy to book our accomodation there and then. Plenty of cabs were waiting outside to take us to our hotel
Being from California, flying only makes sense as the way to get to Orlando. It's a great idea to take a look at the united.com efares that are published at midnight every Tuesday morning and see where they're offering special rates. For this trip, we paid $289.50 each for the 2445 mile (each way) trip. Yippee and wahoo!
The airport consists of a central terminal with check-in, baggage claim, car rentals, parking access, plus other ground-based services and four satellite terminals that have departure/arrival gates and are reached by elevated train. All terminals contain food outles and retail shops.
A Hyatt Regency Hotel sits atop the central terminal.
Most major airlines scedule regular into Florida, and some, such as Delta, serve the Florida airports extensively. Other major airlines that serve the Florida airports, include Continental, American, Midway, Northwest, Southwest.
Some hotels provide airport transfers.Taxis are often worth the added expense for speed and convenience, and fares to downtown areas are usually reasonable.
Probably the best way to get around Orlando is to use a helicoptor. Just drive carefully, have other passengers spotting exit signs ESPECIALLY IF YOU DRIVING TAKES YOU THROUGH JACKSONVILLE'S INTERSTATE LOOP...THESE WERE THE WORST SIGNS I'VE EVER SEEN ON THE INTERSTATES.
By plane: Mears Airport Shuttle: Mears Airport Shuttle is available from Orlando International Airport to your Walt Disney World
By car: From Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on the Turnpike you must take the Route
I-4 West to Walt Disney World exits
From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale take the Florida Turnpike (Toll) North to Osceola Parkway (Toll) West (Exit 249) to Walt Disney World
JetBlue & SpiritAir have the cheapest flights around! as low as $100 R/T from JFK or LGA and $300 R/T from Europe.
You need a car to get around. The buses are actually cute and have innovations like bicycle holders in the front, but if you want to see anything worthwhile then you must have a car.
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