Flying to Disney? Plane Tickets See Highest Single-Month Price Jump In 60 Years

Flying to Disney

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that your trip to Disneyland or Disney World begins and ends with an airplane ride. And if that is the case, we have some troubling news.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), airline fares increased by 18.3% just in the month of April alone. That is the highest single-month spike in fare prices since 1963. Year over year, airline fares are 33.3% more expensive than they were in April of 2021, which is the largest 12-month increase seen since 1980.

Orlando International Airport


Now, there could be several reasons why the cost of a plane ticket could jump so much so fast, including the spike in gas prices. The BLS recorded a 6.1% increase in the price of gas in the month of April, and this followed an 18.3% increase in March, which both contributed to a 12-month price hike of 44%. Other factors could also be inflation–which was recorded at 8.3%–and also a sudden spike in demand for air travel after a federal just in Florida struck down any further extension of the CDC’s federal mask mandate on public transportation.

Alaska Airlines - Star Wars

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Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a prime gateway to nearby Walt Disney World Resort (its Theme Parks Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, and the Disney Cruise Line homeport at Port Canaveral. The Disneyland Resort in California is best accessed through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the airports in Burbank and Orange County. Other Disney Cruise Line adventures are also best accessible by flying into the international airports in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Houston, Newark, and San Diego (just to name a few).

Southwest Disney

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Related: Why Doesn’t Walt Disney World Build Its Own Airport?

For those readers who have yet to book the flights for their next Disney vacation, we at Disney Fanatic recommend booking the flights as soon as possible and exploring nearby options and flexible dates in order to find suitable flights at the best price.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on news that can affect their current or upcoming Disney vacations, for better or worse.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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