Mouse House Travel
July 5, 2012 3:10 PM Subscribe
I'm hoping to find someone with some insight on why we're being presented with really pricey flights from Milwaukee to Orlando, and what options we may have come this November.
posted by thanotopsis to travel & transportation around Orlando, FL (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Some background: We have 6 people flying (3 adults, 3 children: ages 16, 9 and 4). We're tentatively flying to Disney on the 17th, and returning on the 24th, but we haven't made reservations yet, so nothing is concrete. Our goal is to spend Thanksgiving there.
So far, hunting around online, we've hit a minimum total charge of 3100.00 for round trip. I did the math, and even if we stayed in a hotel driving down and driving back, it would only cost us around 1000.00 (current gas prices, 23mpg van, about 150 a night hotel), but that's a 19 hour trip, and I don't want to completely ruin my vacation by driving.
Due to the lead time, we could easily fly out of any of the major cities in the area (Chicago and Twin Cities are options).
Any ideas? I've recently read that booking this far in advance actually makes the tickets more expensive, but I don't want to risk not getting all six people in on the plane.