JetBlue Nonstop or Connecting Flights fr Maximum WDW Time?
Beginning May 1st Jet Blue will offer one nonstop flight each day between Orlando and Austin. For the first time I'm stumped on which airline to use for my WDW trip:dizzy:
I've always taken Continental's 5:50 a.m. flight through Houston arriving MCO at 11 a.m. and returned on the 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. flight out of MCO through Houston for maximum WDW time out of my vacation.
JetBlue (lower fare than Continental) departs Austin at 3:55 p.m. arriving MCO 7:23 p.m. and departs MCO at 3:17 p.m. arriving Austin 5:10 p.m. My sticking point is not arriving at MCO until 7:25 p.m. :faint: The 3:17 p.m. departure time is perfect.
I'm heavily leaning toward JetBlue but Continental still gives me maximum WDW time. If I fly JetBlue should I have my TA change my hopper from 8-day to 7-day? Or, leave it an 8-day (about $2 more than 7-day) and try to hit a late night EMH (or would I arrive to late for an EHM)?
I have always used Quicksilver and will probably follow that tradition this trip to MouseFest so doubt I'll have DME baggage worries.
I would appreciate reading any experience you've had arriving late evening, suggestions, do you avoid parks on arrival day, etc.
Thanks in advance.