Can We Talk About Airport Transportation Options?

I did Mears Connect for airport to resort. Wait I believe was under 20 minutes. For return to airport we did Lyft. It was only like $36 w/tip from POR. We wanted flexibility for return to the airport and have TSA pre so did not need to arrive super early.

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do you have info for this business? a link?

i’m in a pickle again

You didn’t ask me but try Anthony Hinds: aobh607@gmail.com We used him for our trip and he was fantastic, and I just had a friend use him (or rather not use him, because her flight out was cancelled and she ended up having to rent a car and drive out, and then on the way back there was another mixup) and he was incredibly kind and accommodating about it all.

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My friend is also reporting that Tiffany Towncar was great this week.

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They have a Facebook page called cast and crew transportation. You can post on their wall to make a request. If you note the urgency, they should respond quickly.

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We are planning the same…can I ask you how long before your filght did you get your lyft? We just got TSA precheck and were wondering what the turnaround time was in MCO.

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Flight was at 5:45 pm. I was at the gate more than 30 mins before boarding time. TSA Pre had no line.

Awesome…Thanks for that!

I did a lot of research on this, which is how I ended up renting a car during my spring break trip. An Uber XL must have seats for 7 passengers, which includes the driver. Depending on COVID protocols, you may or may not be allowed to sit in the passenger seat, which means space for 5 people. A LOT of Uber XLs are third-row SUVs, which means there is no space for a family of 4 AND your luggage. I ran into a lot of issues trying to find a Lyft XL in NYC for my family of four and our four pieces of luggage.

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I am giving Ian Lowdermilk who runs “We Drive Transportation” a try. Found him in the Ear For Each Other group. He has been there for a two months now, used to ne in Disney transportation, and gets good reviews. Hopefully the customer service stays!

Honestly if I Ubered right now it would be $60 for Uber and $75 for Lyft. So I figured why not. And it will be nice to not to have to wait for the bus and go to multiple resorts.

But:

We leave at 7:30 pm on a resort- only day where we are spending time at DS. This is tempting!

I’ll report back on my experience!

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I’ve taken that $2 bus from the airport. It takes fooooorrreeeevvvvvvvvveeeerrrrr. I’m a big supporter of taking the city bus from a Palm Pkwy hotel to DS or the TTC, but to the airport… no way. Your time is worth more than the savings.

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Okay- will cross that one off my list! Thanks :blush:

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Has anyone had any rrcent experiences with mears direct from the aiport to resort…curious what the wait time has been and if it is worth upgrade to an uber or lyft for the ride?

Something I’m wondering for those who uber/lyft/drive to the airport: How do you deal with the uncertainty that there may be an accident on the roads that will cause a significant delay?

That would affect the busses too though. (I mean, I take one of the bus services usually, but they use the same roads.)

The only place that really comes into play is the DCL bus TO the port from MCO or a WDW resort for a cruise out of Port Canaveral. In that case, they would hold the ship for the final bus - and any cars (self-driven, Lyft, uber, etc.) that get there before the final bus luck into the ship still being there.

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That can happen with a bus too.

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Right, but busses leave at 3 hours early. Typically, those choosing alternative transportation adopt a much smaller travel window.

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That’s the chance they take I guess.

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When I uber, I plan for plenty of time. I usually leave the resort two hours before my flight, if I have to check luggage. If I only have a carryon, I’d leave 90 minutes before flight but I have TSA precheck. *edit–I take that back, I think we’ve still left around the 2 hour mark when we’ve had carryons.

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You the rider choose your pickup time/time of ride request.

If you’re concerned about that (and I would be - I’m a nervous day-of traveler) you would just leave sufficient time

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