Due to the cost of airfare, we have decided to drive to WDW this trip, which is a first for us, to save on money. I hate using the time to drive but if it is going to save us buko bucks, I’ll do it. We estimated between airfare, car rental (DH will not budge on using WDW transportation, he would rather have a car) and taxi/limo to airport (again DH will not budge on just parking at the airport), driving will save us almost $2500. Yup that’s what I said, $2500. That was back in Nov. when we first booked the room.
I have just spent about 2 hours pricing airfare in and out of different airports.
There are 4 of us, Me, DH, and 2 DS’ (13 and 17). We always rent a car so we have several airport options plus we are between two airports, Philadelphia or Allentown, PA at home.
Cheapest quoted…(Orlando was too much) and I won’t fly anything other than nonstop, that I won’t budge on!
Flying from Philadelphia to Tampa, FL from SW $815.00+ Roundtrip nonstop
Flying from Allentown to Sanford, FL from Allegient Air was $720.+ Roundtrip nonstop also
Dollar Rental car was $345.00 for a midsize for 9 days, with discount code OOAG, and serves both airports. I tried every code on Mousesavers and this code beats them all.
So you figure, I am roughly under $1500.00 for 4 on airfare, rental car and ride to airport.
My question… should I wait it out and keep checking air fares? DH wants to keep checking up to about 21 days before we leave and if nothing comes in cheaper, then we drive. Is this the cheapest I am going to get?
Sorry for the long explanation, I am having trouble thinking after all this.