The kids couldn’t wait for the day to arrive that we would board the airplane for our trip to Orlando to embark on our Bahamian vacation aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship. We left town on Wednesday, April 25th with the plan to stay the night at a location hotel before boarding the ship the next morning. I was nervous to fly into Orlando the same day the ship left port just in case for unseen reasons the flight was canceled or delayed.
Noah was so excited to ride on the ‘big plane‘ again. His first time to fly was two years ago when I took him on his first Disney cruise. He was claiming the window seat two days before we even left. He made it clear to his sisters that he was riding near the window so he could watch everything become the size of a mouse. I never quite thought of it that way but he’s right, the view from the sky does make everything on the ground look very small.
This was our first time to fly Spirit Airlines and I must admit we really enjoyed the plane. The seats were very nice and comfortable. I used BestFares.com to find the best rates. After seeing which two airlines were listed as the cheapest for flights on the days we needed I went directly to each airlines’ website and checked their prices. Spirit Airlines was by far the least expensive.
My two complaints would be their high rates for luggage. You must pay to check bags as well as pay for carry-ons. So when booking your flight always take into consideration the cost of luggage which could make other airlines cheaper in the end. Spirit Airlines does not charge for one personal item each so the kids were able to carry their small backpacks with activities, stuffed animals and snacks on board. My second complaint is they charge for beverages on the flights. They also sell snacks which is standard for most airlines but Spirit Airlines is the first flight I have ever taken where you do not receive a complimentary beverage. Luckily we took our own drinks on from the airport.
Which airlines do you usually fly when traveling? Are you loyal to one airlines or do you go with the least expensive at the time?
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