I’m always on the look out for good deals, and I came across one the other day that I was not aware of. Allegiant Air was not an airline that I had heard of. It’s apparently pretty small, but they fly out of Greenville, SC. Living in Athens, GA, flying out of Greenville is actually quicker than flying out of Atlanta. It takes about the same time to drive there, and Greenville is a much easier airport to use. Greenville to Orlando, FL is a route that I am interested in for obvious reasons, and they have flights for $39 each way. Flights are pretty limited, but if you timed a trip to Orlando right, you could save a lot of money in airfare. They also offer travel packages, but that must be where they are making their money because they aren’t nearly as good a deal. Make sure to choose “flight only” when you do a search. There are other cities they fly to as well.
One word of caution, they fly into a smaller airport in Orlando, so you can’t use Disney’s Magical Express service (free transportation to and from the airport). If you have a large family, though, it would still be cheaper to fly using Allegiant and getting a shuttle to your hotel. If you plan to rent a car anyway, then there is no problem.