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Old 10-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #31
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I like a later flight going home so that we can spend most of our last day at the MK, this year I got a 7 p.m. flight, so the ME will pick us up around 4. I booked the airfare back in April for our October trip so was able to get a decent non-stop price on United for the 3 of us. One year DH insisted on an early flight, 7:30 a.m., the ME picked us up at 4:30 a.m. Never, ever will we do that again.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #32
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We get the earliest flights possible (but then flying International from UK still gets us to Orlando around Teatime!), but then prefer evening flights back (around 5-6pm) which gives us an extra half day at the parks
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #33
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Our first and last day of vacation to Disney are strictly travel days. We live 2 hours from the airport, so we have to factor in an extra 3 and a half hours on the way down and 2 and a half on the way back.

We usually leave mid-afternoon on the way down and early (10am or so) on the way home.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #34
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I am fortunate in that SWA always has a non-stop from MCO to BDL (Hartford CT) leaving between 7 & 8PM arriving at 10ish. I also live 10 min from the airport. Even using ME, I can spend a good deal of time at a park on departure day!!
Hi neighbor! Aren't we lucky southwest is so kind to us! It takes us longer to get off the plane and collect our luggage in BDL than it does to drive home. Now if only we could get reverse DME for the trip home...
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #35
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For flights home, we usually try and get one between 10am and 2pm. This way, we don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to get to the airport. We can take our times and not rush. This also gets us back home at a decent hour so we can start unpacking, etc.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:59 AM   #36
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so true!

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Hi neighbor! Aren't we lucky southwest is so kind to us! It takes us longer to get off the plane and collect our luggage in BDL than it does to drive home. Now if only we could get reverse DME for the trip home...
and BDL is always empty when we get in, no crowds, baggage claim is usually just our flight, grab the bag, jump in the car & home before you can click your heels 3 times!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #37
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For me, it depends on the length of my stay. If I'm there for 5 nights, or less, I like a flight home to be around 4pm. I don't like to get to Logan much later than 9pm since my dh usually comes in to get me.
If the stay is longer than 5 nights?? I usually take a flight that leaves between 9 and noon. I don't want to get up and leave prior to 6am...and I like to use RAC.

But all that can change depending on time of year, who I'm traveling with, etc.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #38
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It depends if we have work the next day. Normally we fly home on Sundays and shoot for a 3:00-4:00 flight. This trip we are leaving on a Saturday so are flight is at 9:00ish since we are off in Sunday. I wouldn't tusk delays or getting in super late on a work night.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #39
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I am fortunate in that SWA always has a non-stop from MCO to BDL (Hartford CT) leaving between 7 & 8PM arriving at 10ish. I also live 10 min from the airport. Even using ME, I can spend a good deal of time at a park on departure day!!
Ditto Howdy neighbor, We live in Enfield too. It's A Small World After All.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #40
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Early flight down, late flight home. This maximizes your time at Disney.
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