We flew via Continental Airlines for the first time during our recent trip to Orlando. Travel time was brief and ok. The only is that their aircraft is not well maintained. Sloggy seats and not so clean lavatory.
The refreshment was not good either with their hard to chew sandwhich. Flight attendants were too old but nevertheless they rendered their utmosst service to the passengers.
We've flown this route a couple of times now. It's a quick flight from New York to Orlando. We have always been treated well and have gotten some nice upgrades. The airport is well laid out and it was very easy to find our transportation and our luggage.
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!
When Richie and I first started planning our trip to Disney, he had the bright idea that he was going to drive from New York to Disney with 4 children under the age of 10 in a minivan. I quickly squashed that idea and said, we're flying, I'll find some cheap tickets. Lucky for me I found some really cheap tickets flying out of a local small airport in Westchester County. This was the first flight for Richie's boys and frankly we were a little worried that they wouldn't want to fly back. Lucky for us they loved flying and on the return trip made sure that they all visited the airplane bathroom. Seems kids think the woosh of the airplane toilet is hysterical.
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.
We flew from Minneapolis Lindbergh Airport to Orlando on a non-stop flight. At the Lindbergh Airport we found sculptures of Snoopy in the terminal near our gate. Kevin Rosso says that this terminal is more for vacationers to Florida and the Caribbean Islands than it is for business travelers. It was not as busy as the other terminal at the airport.
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.
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.
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
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