Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2004 12:27 PM | Contributed by supermandl
Starting in May, the Walt Disney World resort will begin offering a service that lets visitors on domestic flights, staying at Disney hotels, check their luggage at their hometown airports and bypass waiting at the luggage carousel at Orlando International Airport.
Read more from AP via The Sun-Sentinel.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 2:54 PM
wow....yet another Disney perk. but like the article says, I wonder how much it'll cost after the initial free period.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 3:11 PM
...and, will guests get treated to a good carpet lashing? :)
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 7:00 PM
The five minutes I waited at MCO for my bags was not an inconvenience.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 8:45 PM
Nice perk for huge families, I see this as a huge blow to Universal, since many times people won't spring to deal with a taxi to go to somewhere else. I actually read about this idea a year and a half ago, something jim hill put up.
Kick The Sky
Thursday, December 30, 2004 5:16 AM
Disney's merely doing something that the cruise industry has been doing for years.
Thursday, December 30, 2004 1:09 PM
I think it's a neat perk. Not that it's a big deal (usually) to pick up your bags, but to have them delivered to your room is nice. Getting the boarding pass and checking your luggage before leaving the resort is nice too.
Thursday, December 30, 2004 1:12 PM
Also, they are fogetting to metion that the service also includes a bus ride in new motorcoaches to the parks that reduces the time from the airport to the hotel in half, as compared to going on Mears.
Thursday, December 30, 2004 1:14 PM
yeah, Bob, but when a cruise does it they don't have to go to twenty different ships...
Sunday, January 2, 2005 2:42 PM
I have just returned from spending the holidays in London. Virgin Atlantic was pushing this for international passengers as well. For $5, you can check-in to you Virgin flight and leave your bags.
Not a bad deal. Especially as an international traveler.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005 9:47 AM
If your luggage is lost, wouldn't you want to find out while at the airport, rather than a couple hours later at the hotel?
Tuesday, January 4, 2005 10:53 AM
lost luggage doesn't happen as often as people like to make it sound (except for the system-wide snafu around Christmas).
I and my coworkers have traveled on business a lot and none of us have ever lost a bag