Rented A Car at MCO & Now Returning It? Don’t Fill Your Gas/Petrol Tank Up Here!

Many visitors to Central Florida know that renting a car at Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the ultimate freedom. You have a vehicle at your disposal for the entirety of your trip, and that allows you to not only come and go as you please, but also lets you to go just about anywhere without the hassles and occasional uncertainties of shuttles, buses, taxis and ride sharing.

Of course, you have to return your car at the end of your trip, which leaves you with the question of whether or not to fill up your tank before you return the vehicle (you may want to read this article to help you decide if you should prepay for the gas or not). If you decide to fill up just before you get to MCO, that’s great!

Just don’t fill up at these places.

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The Gate Check Bag Dilemma On Planes

Have you ever been waiting to board a plane and heard this announcement?

Dear Passengers,

This flight is going to be totally full so we’re asking 60 passengers to gate check their bags to their destination for no additional charge.

This was the announcement at the gate for a JetBlue flight from JFK to Orlando. I stared at my “Group D” on my boarding pass and thought to myself, “I’ll risk it.” For this trip, I was only bringing a backpack I knew could fit under the seat and a messenger bag carrying my iPad, headphones and a small travel-sized pillow for my back, which I’d be taking out as soon as I boarded the plane and got to my seat.

After seemingly the entire plane boarded, our group was called.

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Free Sports Jersey (Value Up To $125) With Purchase Or Renewal Of Walt Disney World Annual Pass

When you buy or renew an annual pass, especially for Walt Disney World, you generally don’t get anything of real substance for free. You may get some nice perks like varying discounts or special seating areas for parades or fireworks or, if you have the more expensive, higher-end annual pass, the opportunity to go to some special AP-only event. But except for the occasional “Buy an AP and get X number of months free,” or a car magnet or small cutting board with a Mickey head on it, they don’t give a whole lot away for free. Because well, let’s face it, ain’t nuthin’ is “free” at WDW, including if you buy or renew your annual pass.

That is, until now…

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American Airlines Offering Status For Nothing, Favorite Eats In Key West, Marriott Making It Harder To Stay With Them, & More!

Hi travel friends! Here are our most popular posts for September 2019. Some of them were actually written before September (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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This Might Be The Longest Hotel Transition Ever

Hotels change brands all of the time. More often than we ever realize. Some hotels go from being part of a chain to becoming independent. Others go from being independent to becoming part of a chain. Lastly, hotels will often transition from one chain to another. This means the hotel must undergo some sort of transformation to meet the brand standards of the chain they’re joining. During this transition period, a hotel can go through sort of hotel limbo where they aren’t a member of any hotel chain.

This is what happened when the Trump Hotel in Toronto went bankrupt. While it was scheduled to reopen as part of the St. Regis hotel chain, the hotel operated as the independent Adelaide Hotel until the transition was complete.

While hotels try to complete these renovations as quickly as possible, sometimes things don’t go as planned.

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