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Old 04-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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For the first time in forever.... (sorry), I have found a Delta flight that is considerably cheaper than Southwest for our return from MCO to RDU. I know I need to factor in baggage fees to the base cost, but is there anything else I have to pay for on Delta? It has been a long time since I have flown anything but Southwest and I know other airlines can nickel and dime you to pieces.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:54 AM   #2
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For the first time in forever.... (sorry), I have found a Delta flight that is considerably cheaper than Southwest for our return from MCO to RDU. I know I need to factor in baggage fees to the base cost, but is there anything else I have to pay for on Delta? It has been a long time since I have flown anything but Southwest and I know other airlines can nickel and dime you to pieces.
I don't know, but now that song is stuck in my head! . Hope someone can help you out!
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Well, zipitty-do-dah, Mindy. Hope that helped.
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I don't know, but now that song is stuck in my head! .


ETA: I haven’t flown Delta in years. At least they aren’t one of those cheapo airlines that only offer the bare necessities the simple bare necessities....
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For the first time in forever.... (sorry), I have found a Delta flight that is considerably cheaper than Southwest for our return from MCO to RDU. I know I need to factor in baggage fees to the base cost, but is there anything else I have to pay for on Delta? It has been a long time since I have flown anything but Southwest and I know other airlines can nickel and dime you to pieces.
I just booked a Delta flight for the first time in .... ? I cannot even say.

Delta does have a "Basic Economy" class which does not allow you to choose a seat in advance. So if choosing seats together in advance is a must, make sure the fare you are looking at is not their Basic Economy class, but their "Main Cabin" class instead. Basic Economy on some other airlines does not allow for a regular sized carry-on, but it appears Delta does still allow you to bring a carry-on with a Basic Economy ticket. Of course checked bag fees still apply to all economy fares.

AND I might need to watch Frozen now!
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After spending a week of "quality" time together, I think I will be ok, if I don't sit next to DH. If my one checked bag is the only extra charge, then I am still about $70 less than Southwest, which like I said, has not happened in .....
just a really long time.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:31 AM   #7
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Come fly with us at Delta. I hope that you'll enjoy the experience. If you have kiddos, be sure to have them ask the pilots for some Delta airplane trading cards.
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After spending a week of "quality" time together, I think I will be ok, if I don't sit next to DH. If my one checked bag is the only extra charge, then I am still about $70 less than Southwest, which like I said, has not happened in .....
just a really long time.
Ha! With young kids this isn't an option for me. In my response I completely forgot you were comparing to SW anyway so choosing seats is kind of a moot point. Although finding seating together on SW isn't usually an issue for us.
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For our June Poly trip, we are flying Delta and it was close to $400 cheaper than SW for 2 people, but flying out of a different airport.
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Well, zipitty-do-dah, Mindy. Hope that helped.
Much better! I know what DH and I will be watching this evening!

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I just booked a Delta flight for the first time in .... ? I cannot even say.

AND I might need to watch Frozen now!
I have a digital copy of Frozen, so I can get that out of my system this afternoon while I'm working...
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