London Gatwick to Orlando Sanford - Return flights (out 02/09/15, back 16/09/15) - £232.98 PP with Thomson (787 Dreamliner)
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London Gatwick to Orlando Sanford - Return flights (out 02/09/15, back 16/09/15) - £232.98 PP with Thomson (787 Dreamliner)

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Found 27th Aug 2015
Short notice but seems a good price

Edit - price has increased from £231.98 to £232.98, so I've amended the link and title accordingly

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Always remember last time I flew from sanford I saw a plane land without wheels down very scary to watch...then got on the tcd jumbo 24 hours later

Sanford is an atrocious airport, but these flights area good price, so, heat.
Edited by: "adamguest1985" 27th Aug 2015

Sanford is a nice small airport. There won't be massive queues for immigration, luggage is fairly quick (you might be waiting for it but that's due to speeding through immigration), car hire is out the door and over the road with the Thomson office apart from Alamo which have a building a couple minute's walk (they have a big lot since they are associated with the tour companies) and while it might be a bit of a drive away from Orlando it's an easy drive down the highway. It gives you a chance to get your bearings and you'll probably be at your destination faster than getting through Orlando airport immigration, getting to the main terminal and out of the airport and through the traffic.

Great price! Worth noting that baggage is £75 per bag and if you want to select a seat it's £30

If flying to Sanford with Thomas Cook be wary of increasing luggage allowance to 23kg. When coming back, as Sanford doesn't have connected conveyor belts, the check- in staff are not allowed to handle anything heavier than 20kg due to Health & Safety reasons. It is mentioned in the small print when you book but if it's your first visit you may not be aware.

SFB04

Great price! Worth noting that baggage is £75 per bag and if you want to … Great price! Worth noting that baggage is £75 per bag and if you want to select a seat it's £30



oO

Do they at least lube you up before?

I should add that you are allowed 23kg on the return flight, just not all in the same suitcase!

KM4353

oODo they at least lube you up before?


In Economy? Do me a favour.
You just get a choice of pillow to bite on.

BigAde

In Economy? Do me a favour.You just get a choice of pillow to bite on.



These airlines take the banana.

I booked with Norwegian Airlines for NY in November for £300 return. It's going to cost £50 for luggage both ways which isn't bad in comparison. But should have probably booked with BA for £320 would of saved £30. The tickets are non refundable too and charge like £75 to change forward/back a few days.

adamguest1985

Sanford is an atrocious airport, but these flights area good price, so, … Sanford is an atrocious airport, but these flights area good price, so, heat.



​I much prefer it to Orlando Int! much smaller and simpler your in your car and away in less than 60 mins! Orlando Int has you waiting at immigration for up to 2 hours, then you need to walk she's to the multistory to get your car, never been through Orlando Int in less then 2 hours it's usually more like 3....

OrribleHarry

​I much prefer it to Orlando Int! much smaller and simpler your in your c … ​I much prefer it to Orlando Int! much smaller and simpler your in your car and away in less than 60 mins! Orlando Int has you waiting at immigration for up to 2 hours, then you need to walk she's to the multistory to get your car, never been through Orlando Int in less then 2 hours it's usually more like 3....



You keep going back then!

OrribleHarry

​I much prefer it to Orlando Int! much smaller and simpler your in your c … ​I much prefer it to Orlando Int! much smaller and simpler your in your car and away in less than 60 mins! Orlando Int has you waiting at immigration for up to 2 hours, then you need to walk she's to the multistory to get your car, never been through Orlando Int in less then 2 hours it's usually more like 3....




Been through Orlando 7 times and Sanford twice. It's swings and roundabouts really - what you make up in time with Sanford you lose in extra driving time. But immigration at Orlando is SO frustratingly SLOW and OFFICIOUS that I would use Sanford given the choice. Being a smoker I just want to get out asap. Car hire at Orlando can take a while too (unless you do the trick of leaving wife and kids to get luggage while you get to the usually deserted car hire desk before the crowds turn up!).

Good thing about Sanford is they used to have a smoking balcony outside you could go to after going through security. Don't know if they do now but again, if you're a smoker, it's a nice bonus.

fedex1401

If flying to Sanford with Thomas Cook be wary of increasing luggage … If flying to Sanford with Thomas Cook be wary of increasing luggage allowance to 23kg. When coming back, as Sanford doesn't have connected conveyor belts, the check- in staff are not allowed to handle anything heavier than 20kg due to Health & Safety reasons. It is mentioned in the small print when you book but if it's your first visit you may not be aware.



Thomas cook don't fly to Sanford anymore,Thomson is the only international airline that now uses Sanford,all other flights are domestic,you can take luggage up to 23kg....i know,i done it this year....they do have luggage conveyors at check in.....apart from that everything you have said is correct!!!
Sanford is a good airport imo better than Orlando international.......this year we were through immigration picked up the hire car and on our way in just under an hour its then around a 50 minute drive to most of the Villa areas Disney or international drive in Orlando.

Sorry it was Thomson not TC. They do have conveyors but they are not at the point where check in weigh your bags, which means they have to be manually transferred to the conveyor.

Make sure you bring along some jumper cables and have a fire extinguisher to hand, these Dreamliners are far from fixed in the battery dept yet. Can't beat a 747 400 with Virgin for a jump to Florida, use Tesco clubcard points with Miles Plus Money for a healthy reduction, £50 of Tesco vouchers got a £320 discount on four flights I booked last week, you land at Orlando Int and Richard Branson checks you in at the gate !

Mjr600 don't talk rubbish.

There's lots more to Florida than Disney - in fact most of it is much better! Get out there and explore - but preferably not mid summer or hurricane season. Spring is fabulous.

steph_uk17

Mjr600 don't talk rubbish.



To be fair to him, the Dreamliners have become somewhat infamous for their battery issues.

Besford

There's lots more to Florida than Disney - in fact most of it is much … There's lots more to Florida than Disney - in fact most of it is much better! Get out there and explore - but preferably not mid summer or hurricane season. Spring is fabulous.


such as? please tell

mjr600

Make sure you bring along some jumper cables and have a fire extinguisher … Make sure you bring along some jumper cables and have a fire extinguisher to hand, these Dreamliners are far from fixed in the battery dept yet. Can't beat a 747 400 with Virgin for a jump to Florida, use Tesco clubcard points with Miles Plus Money for a healthy reduction, £50 of Tesco vouchers got a £320 discount on four flights I booked last week, you land at Orlando Int and Richard Branson checks you in at the gate !



Haha that's bs. The battery issue was fixed a long time ago.

says all gone

KM4353

These airlines take the banana. I booked with Norwegian Airlines for NY



Worth a read...
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66lee99

such as? please tell



Well, as a former Floridian, I agree, there is more. Obviously there are miles of beaches. On the Atlantic side, I can recommend New Smyrna. More of a "locals" beach than Daytona but that's where I usually went. Ever heard of Gatorland? Great little reptile farm in Kissimmee. How about taking an air boat ride? Western style horse back trail rides? If around the autumn, you might be able to find a hayride. Loads of botanical gardens - Lew Gardens is one. In nearby Winter Park, you can take a boat ride thru the chain of lakes and see some amazing homes. Fishing? The Everglades and more alligator wrestling and Indian reservation. And the Florida Keys, especially Key West!! Up north, there's the state Capitol in Tallahasse and St Augustine is the oldest city which has a military fort to visit along with the oldest store, schoolhouse and more.
I could go on but recommend just try Googling for things to do in Florida, besides the parks!
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