• On Jun 16, 2013
    Joanna Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it true that if your airline that your depart on is different than the airline that you flew in on, you will not be able to check in your luggage at the hotel when using the Magical Express? Southwest down , AirTran back but all booked through Southwes

    Hi Joanna! No this is not true that you can't check you bags at your resort. Both Air Tran and Southwest Airlines are part of the program. Now that they have merged you might often fly down with one carrier and back on another. The only issue is for you personally as when you have the ticket booked through Southwest you cannot pick your seat for your return trip ahead of time. You also can't make the easy and fairly inexpensive upgrade to the Air Tran business class. The cost to upgrade is over $200. I tried to do this on a trip a month or so ago and they explained that they had to abide by Southwest rules and costs since it was booked under the Southwest code. Its kind of crazy right now and hoping that the two airlines will merge under the same rules and regulations soon as I can't keep it all straight.

    Please remember to make sure your luggage is checked in at the resort curb side location no less then three hours before departure time. If you have an early departure understand that the desks do not open until 5am so you might have to take the bags to the airport yourself on the bus. This is a great service Disney has offered to its guests and one that we all have used and applaud with each trip. Traveling is stressful on a good day and knowing you can leave your bags in good hands before even hitting the airport property is a huge help!

    Baggage fees must be taken care of on your own before you check in so be sure and get that done. You can use the resort concierge to help you with this if you do not have access to a computer.
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