Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Orlando From $98 Round-Trip on Full-Service Carriers — Including Transcon Flights
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Looking for a family getaway to Orlando? Maybe you want to try your luck riding every ride at Disney? Well, here’s your chance. While the Disney park prices keep going up, airfares to Orlando are dirt cheap. And, you don’t have to put up with child-sized 28-inch pitch to get these fares; these deals are all on JetBlue, American, Delta or United. Even better: all of these flight options are nonstop.
The only catch is on United fares: you’ll have to pay extra to bring a full-size carry-on bag for these basic economy tickets. American, Delta and JetBlue all allow a carry-on bag on their cheapest fares. Keep in mind that by holding an airline’s co-brand credit card, you can get around some of basic economy’s negative aspects.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. For some of the routes, you may have to click through and wait for Google to load the lower price.
Airlines: United, JetBlue, American, Delta
Routes: ORD/EWR/PHL/RDU/DCA/LAX to MCO
Cost: $98+ round-trip nonstop in economy
Travel Dates: October 2018 – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Orlando (MCO) for $98 round-trip nonstop on United basic economy:
Newark (EWR) to Orlando (MCO) for $102 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Orlando (MCO) for $120 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines basic economy:
Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Orlando (MCO) for $120 round-trip nonstop on Delta basic economy:
Washington DC National (DCA) to Orlando (MCO) for $136 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) for $186 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) for $186 round-trip nonstop on Delta Basic Economy:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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