Cheap Flights to Orlando departing from Birmingham - 1 stop in Philadelphia.  Save £1200? @ US Airways
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Cheap Flights to Orlando departing from Birmingham - 1 stop in Philadelphia. Save £1200? @ US Airways

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Found 12th Apr 2009
We've just booked flights to go out to our villa (obvious plug, I know) and were surprised to see how much cheaper it is to fly from Birmingham than Manchester.

Flights with US Airways from both Birmingham and Manchester stop at Philadelphia where they both connect with the same internal flight anyway!

As an example based on 2 adults & 2 children:
1st to 15th August £3408.40 from Manchester
1st to 15th August £2217.20 from Birmingham
Saving: £1191.20

We flew from manchester with US Airways last year and apart from a big delay at Manchester, everything went very smoothly and the US Airways flight staff were great.

This seems like a great way to get over there and save a hefty wedge; which you could use to rent our lovely villa

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As a Mancunian I will remember this tip, thanks:) Heat added

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While I can appreciate saving £1191.20, the prices are still terrible.

You could go at the start of July (from Manchester for 2 weeks) for under £1800 and that includes hotel and car hire!

Spud666;4906357

While I can appreciate saving £1191.20, the prices are still terrible.You … While I can appreciate saving £1191.20, the prices are still terrible.You could go at the start of July (from Manchester for 2 weeks) for under £1800 and that includes hotel and car hire!



Wow holidays are cheaper outside the school holidays shock!

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steve_woodward;4906371

Wow holidays are cheaper outside the school holidays shock!



Well, school holidays here start at the end of June so that was my logic.

I overlooked the holidays in England, I'll not lie, I'm unsure of them.

Spud666;4906385

Well, school holidays here start at the end of June so that was my … Well, school holidays here start at the end of June so that was my logic.I overlooked the holidays in England, I'll not lie, I'm unsure of them.



Last 2 weeks of July and then all of August.

The same thing happened me last year when I booked the Twelfth fortnight in July to stay at a hotel in England - The manager told me that there were only two fortnights in July!!

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It would be nice to know whey the cold voters have voted cold. I mean, if they can find cheaper flights, then it would help everyone

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v2drinkers;4907154

Flight Adults: 2 £1,079.76 Children: 2 £875.76 ]Taxes and fees £411.60 To … Flight Adults: 2 £1,079.76 Children: 2 £875.76 ]Taxes and fees £411.60 Total trip cost £2,367.10 Leave Sat, 1 Aug Total time: 13hr 54min Depart London US Airways 729 Economy | Boeing 7678hr 15min Meals: Lunch; Snack 13:05 Heathrow Airport (LHR) | Terminal 1 Stop 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 16:20 Philadelphia International (PHL) | Terminal A Change planes. Layover: 3hr 5min Depart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US Airways 1635 Economy | Airbus A3202hr 34min 19:25 Philadelphia International (PHL) | Terminal B Arrive Orlando, Florida 21:59 Orlando International (MCO) Return Sat, 15 Aug Total time: 10hr 45min This is an overnight flight. Depart Orlando, Florida US Airways 1608 Economy | Airbus A3212hr 23min 19:20 Orlando International (MCO) Stop 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 21:43 Philadelphia International (PHL) | Terminal B Change planes. Layover: 0hr 57min Depart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US Airways 728 Economy | Boeing 7677hr 25min Meals: Dinner; Snack 22:40 Philadelphia International (PHL) | Terminal A Arrive London 11:05 Heathrow Airport (LHR) | Terminal 1]www.ebookers.comBased on US aurways even cheaper with others


So its from heathrow and £150 dearer than mine - I hope you voted this deal hot then as it is cheaper than yours ;-)

I actually booked through ebooker as I could get quidco, but after trawling through lots of other sites and seeing lots of hidden extras and/or stupid flight times or horrendous stop-over times, these seemed the best

It is much cheaper to swim. Cold.

Word of warning. US Airways rarely run on time. On a trip from Glasgow to Florida they had to stop over in Boston to refuel before flying to Philly then on to Orlando.
On the return, they cancelled flight (plane on tarmac) with no plane out until next day and then i was on standby.

Freezing

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den169;4907292

Freezing


Why?

Chiptivo;4907260

It is much cheaper to swim. Cold.


So constructive - thanks. I must remember to give heat for that

v2drinkers;4907201

Read the last line of the post and then my next post thats over £100 … Read the last line of the post and then my next post thats over £100 cheaper than your manchester oneI voted cold


From a different Airport and with a different carrier...

My wife warned me that this would happen and from recent threads I've seen on here, I should have known better.

Bottom line is that it is cheaper to fly from Birmingham than Manchester and hopefully, people have seen this

I give up :roll:

mminghella;4907373

Why?So constructive - thanks. I must remember to give heat for thatFrom … Why?So constructive - thanks. I must remember to give heat for thatFrom a different Airport and with a different carrier...My wife warned me that this would happen and from recent threads I've seen on here, I should have known better.Bottom line is that it is cheaper to fly from Birmingham than Manchester and hopefully, people have seen thisI give up :roll:



Thank you for taking the time to post this Personally I dont have a clue wtf is going on :oops:, but it would seem only fair if people would debate the issue at hand not other odds and sods. Debate the issue of different airports, not random ****.

As to the guy that wants to swim, please: be my guest. In fact ill paypal you $5 if you get there.

not voted as not really interested in the deal but always fun to read the back and forth.

Saving 1200 seems good to me but saving a little bit more with a big detour doesn't make this cold. I'd rather travel manchester to birmingham than manchester to london but then I dont live in manchester so it's all unimportant.

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v2drinkers;4907527

The Op is telling us flying from one airport is cheaper than anoyher so … The Op is telling us flying from one airport is cheaper than anoyher so its only fair that it should be pointed out other options that are cheaper too such as heathrow.and the swimming one if they swim their I'll pay their flights back



I am comparing 2 specific airports and while I'm happy that you found another cheap deal, your reasons for voting cold are wrong. My deal is for the same day and same airline with a saving of £1200 and in no way should this be a cold deal. In fact, your first deal was worse and your second isn't a straight comparison as it isn't the same airline or airport that I used. I also picked these 2 airports as for a lot of people, Manchester and Birmingham isn't such a big choice in comparison to Manchester vs London

I'm genuinely trying to help people out who may be looking at flying from manchester as £1200 would easily cover accommodation and car hire but who don't want to travel from one end of the country to another before flying.

We live in Liverpool and have flown from Glasgow, Manchester and Gatwick. Birmingham is a great choice as the airport parking and hotel is incredibly cheap (£55) and is only about 3 hours from home

alexs80;4907265

Word of warning. US Airways rarely run on time. On a trip from Glasgow to … Word of warning. US Airways rarely run on time. On a trip from Glasgow to Florida they had to stop over in Boston to refuel before flying to Philly then on to Orlando.On the return, they cancelled flight (plane on tarmac) with no plane out until next day and then i was on standby.



Ive flown a few times with us airways to orlando changing in philly and have always found them great with good service and ok planes. You can also get virgin flying club miles on us airways flights.

I went Orlando last year. Two adults cost £499.99 each. That was flying from Manchester to Orlando. I can't see added two childern onto the flight it would be that much more. Plus we had free meals and could take two cases each 23kg. This was flying with Virgin.

Why
Iv'e been to Florida 6 times with me the wife and 3 kids most i paid was £1300 least i paid was £900.And that was fly drive.

Flight prices vary by demand, by airport, by date, by schedules, by carrier, by broker ... I could go on.
Therefore, its down to the buyer to seek out which is best. I do this every time I go away. Sometimes ebookers is cheap, sometimes its not. Sometimes leaving on a Saturday is cheap, sometimes its a lot more expensive. Prices do fluctuate.

What I wouldnt dream of doing is posting up my cheapest flight, on my required schedule (I need to leave on Aug X and return on Aug X from either A or B) as everybody else will be looking for something different.

I know you mean to help, but your prices are not "cheap", they are perhaps just cheaper than you found elsewhere. But guess what, there is a cheapest price around for every flight schedule and the board would have over 1000 flight deals each week if we all tried to help like this..

Sorry, but its cold for a reason.

Flight deals are only hot if they are crazy cheap on a particular date or if there is a great deal with varied scheduling.

PS: Save £1200 is a very misleading title and worth a cold vote on its own :roll:

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smashed;4908541

PS: Save £1200 is a very misleading title and worth a cold vote on its … PS: Save £1200 is a very misleading title and worth a cold vote on its own :roll:



Why is it misleading when I show how you can clearly save £1200 on the same date with the same carrier by flying from Birmingham? :roll:

mminghella;4908551

Why is it misleading when I show how you can clearly save £1200 on the … Why is it misleading when I show how you can clearly save £1200 on the same date with the same carrier by flying from Birmingham? :roll:



Better thread title for you... Baked Beans...Save £1000


Thread content..
Heinz are priced at 62p at Tesco, but just 61p at Morrisons. Save 1p. Buy 100'000, and save £1000 :-D

Exaggerated...but do you now see the point??

PS: The most I have paid for flights to the USA is £280, and that includes trips to New York, Florida, California, Colorado etc.

this is not actually a deal,more like a tip...should be in misc

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smashed;4908598

Better thread title for you... Baked Beans...Save £1000Thread … Better thread title for you... Baked Beans...Save £1000Thread content..Heinz are priced at 62p at Tesco, but just 61p at Morrisons. Save 1p. Buy 100'000, and save £1000 :-DExaggerated...but do you now see the point?? PS: The most I have paid for flights to the USA is £280, and that includes trips to New York, Florida, California, Colorado etc.


No because your talking absolute nonsense. The saving is real as they are flights that actually exist and can be bought. This was shown as an example of the difference between the 2 airports, but you don't seem to want to see that.

I've clicked expired now as all of the flight "experts" here can't see that a 1200 saving is a good deal

Oh and were your flights in the middle of the school holidays? For a family of 4 too? I doubt it very much

I just did ONE search..
1st aug - 15th Aug..
Manchester to Orlando
Ebookers
2 adults 2 children.

Cheapest price..
£2214.40 , flying via American Airlines.

£3 cheaper
, without having to drive to Birmingham, and without ANY checking of ANY other sites.

You didnt have to throw your toys out of the pram and expire this to save face.

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smashed;4908686

I just did ONE search..1st aug - 15th Aug..Manchester to OrlandoEbookers2 … I just did ONE search..1st aug - 15th Aug..Manchester to OrlandoEbookers2 adults 2 children.Cheapest price..£2214.40 , flying via American Airlines. £3 cheaper, without having to drive to Birmingham, and without ANY checking of ANY other sites.You didnt have to throw your toys out of the pram and expire this to save face.



I've expired it because of posts like yours who still can't see the point of the deal.

its a comparison of like for like flights from 2 airports, showing a saving of £1200, not a "who can find the cheapest deal" thread. I really don't know how many more times I have to justify this!

Your flight is not like for like and has an amazing 5 1/2 hour stopover in O'Hare - that would be great fun with kids!

Its a comparison of like for like at 2 airports, then surely its not a "deal".
Also, if a comparison, perhaps you should compare other dates and other destinations?
And its not saving £1200, you said yourself..its just a case of a 14hour total flight or a 12 hour total flight.

The flight time may be 2 hours longer, but its about 90minutes to drive to Birmingham from Manchester, so you are saving 30 minutes. Great value for 30mins = £1200?

Edit.. you are talking rubbish..the layover is 3 hours 5 minutes.. cough cough.. and 3 hours 7 mins on the way back, so not 5.5 hours at all.

I think its clear that there is no saving here, in time or in cost

C O L D

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smashed;4910530

Its a comparison of like for like at 2 airports, then surely its not a … Its a comparison of like for like at 2 airports, then surely its not a "deal".Also, if a comparison, perhaps you should compare other dates and other destinations?And its not saving £1200, you said yourself..its just a case of a 14hour total flight or a 12 hour total flight.The flight time may be 2 hours longer, but its about 90minutes to drive to Birmingham from Manchester, so you are saving 30 minutes. Great value for 30mins = £1200?Edit.. you are talking rubbish..the layover is 3 hours 5 minutes.. cough cough.. and 3 hours 7 mins on the way back, so not 5.5 hours at all.I think its clear that there is no saving here, in time or in cost C O L D


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