[Disney Vacation Planner]
Virgin Fast Checkin
Last revised 23-Mar-2000.
One of the real advantages of flying to Walt Disney
World with Virgin Atlantic is the fast-checkin service available
on the return journey, which allows you to spend almost a
full day doing whatever you want, when you'd normally be having
to hang around the airport waiting for your flight.
Generally you need to check out of your hotel before
noon on the day you leave, so most people leave checking out
as late as possible, not wanting to have to content with draggin
luggage around for long, or leaving luggage in a car whilst
in the theme park.
With Virgin's fast checkin service you check out
of your hotel reasonably early, and drive to the Downtown
Disney parking lot where Virgin have a large container-vehicle.
You then present your passports and check your luggage in.
Your suitcases, and anything else that you'd plan to store
in the aircraft's hold on the return journey is then taken
off you and loaded into the container, leaving you with just
your hand luggage.
This means that you have far less to carry, and
can then go on to a theme park, do a little more shopping,
or take in a movie at the AMC, before heading out for the
airport, and the car-hire return.
In practice this system works really well, and can
easily give you an extra day to do with as you please, particularly
if your return flight is scheduled for later in the day.