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Old 03-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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This will be our first flight on Frontier. I was looking at their webisite. My kids are very excited about the netflix. Do all of their planes have that? I'm assuming there's a jack for headphones???
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:51 AM   #17
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I am happy to say that I recently discovered Frontier as well! After being disgusted with Airtran & Southwest's prices I found them. So happy!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #18
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We booked RT flight from HAR to MCO a week and half ago for our July trip. We used to drive down to BWI stay at a Park and Stay hotel to leave at the crack of dawn the next day.

Now with the later departure time and lack of need to stay at a hotel the night before our departure, we splurged on Classic Plus/stretch seating. Saves us $$ regardless.
It included our checked luggage which would have equaled the economy seat with paying for checked luggage, priority boarding, premium beverage and priority security line at MCO (supposedly shorter wait through security check point- we'll see- not holding my breath on that one!).
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #19
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We booked RT flight from HAR to MCO a week and half ago for our July trip. We used to drive down to BWI stay at a Park and Stay hotel to leave at the crack of dawn the next day.

Now with the later departure time and lack of need to stay at a hotel the night before our departure, we splurged on Classic Plus/stretch seating. Saves us $$ regardless.
It included our checked luggage which would have equaled the economy seat with paying for checked luggage, priority boarding, premium beverage and priority security line at MCO (supposedly shorter wait through security check point- we'll see- not holding my breath on that one!).
I live in York, PA. Have been driving to BWI for YEARS for lower fares and finally got fed up with the hassle, the parking issues, the traffic. So, I booked my first trip with Air Tran out of HIA for June 14, 2012. Looks like my LAST AirTran out of HIA, as they pull out! LOL. I will give Frontier a try, I think.. in the future. Although that VERY early return flight time might be a deal breaker for me. Getting the kids out of the door that early, return rental car, etc. We rent a house when we go so it must be cleaned, trash out, etc. Tough to get out. Plus we like taking a later flight in teh day and use the last AM for shopping, or Fantasia mini golf, or something else. Seems like a wasted vacation day to be in your house at lunch time!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #20
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I live in York, PA. Have been driving to BWI for YEARS for lower fares and finally got fed up with the hassle, the parking issues, the traffic. So, I booked my first trip with Air Tran out of HIA for June 14, 2012. Looks like my LAST AirTran out of HIA, as they pull out! LOL. I will give Frontier a try, I think.. in the future. Although that VERY early return flight time might be a deal breaker for me. Getting the kids out of the door that early, return rental car, etc. We rent a house when we go so it must be cleaned, trash out, etc. Tough to get out. Plus we like taking a later flight in teh day and use the last AM for shopping, or Fantasia mini golf, or something else. Seems like a wasted vacation day to be in your house at lunch time!!!
I agree that the early flight is terrible, but we just decided to add a few extra days to our vacation to compensate for losing part of a day in Disney. It's just my DH and I so getting out of there will be easier for us. I think if this flight becomes a popular one, Frontier will most likely change to a later departure time (I hope).
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We booked RT flight from HAR to MCO a week and half ago for our July trip. We used to drive down to BWI stay at a Park and Stay hotel to leave at the crack of dawn the next day.

Now with the later departure time and lack of need to stay at a hotel the night before our departure, we splurged on Classic Plus/stretch seating. Saves us $$ regardless.
It included our checked luggage which would have equaled the economy seat with paying for checked luggage, priority boarding, premium beverage and priority security line at MCO (supposedly shorter wait through security check point- we'll see- not holding my breath on that one!).
We did the exact same thing for our Oct. trip. I agree about the security check point but HIA is so easy to navigate I don't think there will be a problem either way. About the early return departure time, we just add a day to the beginning of our vacation to make up for it. Perhaps they will change it later on. Also hoping for Resort Airline Check-in, too, by the time we leave. Don't relish the thought of dragging our luggage onto ME bus!
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #22
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Update!!! I just booked our return flight for 6/22..... again only $89 each!!! Magical Express will be at 6am yikes! But thats better than cramming myself and 4 kids into my parents mini van at 5 am for a long drive back to PA!!!!
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Update!!! I just booked our return flight for 6/22..... again only $89 each!!! Magical Express will be at 6am yikes! But thats better than cramming myself and 4 kids into my parents mini van at 5 am for a long drive back to PA!!!!
That's great! Let me know if Frontier has been added to Resort Airline Check-in. After Frontier announced it was beginning direct flights from HIA to MCO I wrote and thanked them and suggested they consider including RAC like most of the major airlines that service WDW.

We are considering (if Frontier isn't a participating airline by Oct.) taking a taxi or limo to the airport because it will be a Sun. (no commuter traffic) and that extra hour in the morning is so worthwhile. We will not have to drag our luggage onto ME and hopefully will have curbside check-in and there will be 6 of us (2 families) and so we will split the cost.

Have a great time!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #24
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Luckily my parents are driving our luggage home! I hope they do become a participating airline for future trips!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #25
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We will be using Frontier out of Allentown in Dec. I noticed they have posted their flights out of Allentown thru 1/6/2013.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #26
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I think the new service from Allentown and Harrisburg is wonderful. Both airports are a decent drive from my house! If it becomes a popular route for Frontier maybe they'll add more days of the week to their schedule especially in Allentown.
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The only downer I can relate was for our Airtran flight out, if Frontier keeps the same schedule was at 8:40 AM. That means leaving DisneyME at 5:40 AM.

The airport is great, the flight was 2 hrs. no frills. We are in NE and the local airport has Allegiant now going nonstop to MCO. We will use this in the Fall. Only issue is the cost of the bags.

I told the family, you get underware and cosmetic needs in carry on and any electronic's
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Then you have to pick out three shirts, three shorts, one pants, jacket, and wear it alllll at one time to save on nuttsy baggage fees.
Need to tell them I am joking, when I said budget trip, did not mean to really wear everything,

Imagine charging for the overhead bin? Only a back pack size item under the seat will go free. Prechecking will allow a discount.

But I will send through 1 bag and 1 overhead. The cost was $47 added fees were total $67 for three, one seat was $84. Will save about $30 in fuel from Harrisburg, and parking fees of $59.
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Hi, Harrisburg peeps! I'm flying out on Frontier this evening for Orlando! I will post a review when I get back in 2 weeks.

We booked on the first day that they went up for sale and didn't have to pay for stretch seats! We're in Row 1 which helps my anxiety when we arrive and I want to make that mad dash to Magical Express and start my vacation.

I don't see them listed as a participating airline with ME yet so it looks like I will be bringing my bags to checkin on our way home.

Now to decide if I will have the 'complimentary' goldfish crackers or the animal crackers. Big decisions.
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Hi, Harrisburg peeps! I'm flying out on Frontier this evening for Orlando! I will post a review when I get back in 2 weeks.

We booked on the first day that they went up for sale and didn't have to pay for stretch seats! We're in Row 1 which helps my anxiety when we arrive and I want to make that mad dash to Magical Express and start my vacation.

I don't see them listed as a participating airline with ME yet so it looks like I will be bringing my bags to checkin on our way home.

Now to decide if I will have the 'complimentary' goldfish crackers or the animal crackers. Big decisions.
Hi Bizeemom4. Have a great time and I will be very interested in hearing all the details. We are flying Frontier out of Hbg. in Oct. and are hoping they are participating in RAC by that time. I did write and make that suggestion and I know several other people who had written to them indicating that most major airlines servicing the WDW resorts offer this service. We'll see. Again, have a great time!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #30
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UPDATE!!!

I just booked another amazing deal on Frontier!!!

Harrisburg ---> Orlando June 18, 2013 11 am ... $69 each!!! including taxes!

I keep asking them to become a resort participating airline...so hopefully they will soon, otherwise I may book a different airline back to PHL instead.
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