Disney World is a hard trip to do on the cheap. One of the most common questions is: how can I get cheap airfare to Disney World? There are so many different costs that make it challenging. Getting it for free is very hard, so sometimes you do steps to minimize the costs. The easiest is to start with airfare.
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How do I get cheap airfare to Disney World?
One of the easist ways to get cheap airfare to Disney World is to fly from a main hub. When flying with kids, you don’t want to have to deal with possible delays, missed flights or stop overs. If you are flying from Wisconsin I do recommend Milwaukee as there are many nonstop flights from Southwest.
Southwest Rapid Rewards
By using these miles you can get great deals on these flights. Southwest miles are easy to accumulate and Southwest is a partner with Chase. You can transfer your Ultimate Rewards points to your Southwest account.
To get an idea on costs, for one of our trips to Orlando I was able to get round trip flights for around 13,000 miles. For a family of three, you can get to Orlando for under 40,000 miles if you are flexible with the dates. Chase offers sign up bonuses for their credit cards higher than this. If you are able to do the minimal spend, this will get you enough miles for your family to fly for the cost of an annual fee under $100. Southwest does not charge bag fees, which provides extra savings. Just knowing this can save your family compared to other airlines.
If you do chose a different airline, do take a look at their credit card as they do provide miles bonuses and free checked bags for some. Not all points are equal when you are trying to maximize your flight advantages. Odds are it will not be enough for all three of you to fly down, but every little bit helps. Also through United, American Airlines and Delta, they do offer a better boarding positions. Sometimes the ability to board early to make sure you can keep your carry on close to you is worth it just to make sure you have access to whatever you will need for your flight.