DL will offer the most wide-body choices for connections via ATL
, and those aircraft do offer some in-flight entertainment and WiFi. Meals are Buy-On-Board. These connecting flights make for a long day to get to MCO
so still consider the morning nonstops on DL
offers a 767-300 on a LAX
connection @1245pm but no in-flight entertainment, food is BOB as well, and arrival into MCO
is late in evening.
has one daily nonstop LAX
on A320's offering in-flight entertainment and a varied buy-on-board food service. Would likely be a fun, hip way to travel with kids. Same for B6
but factor in a long travel day with connections via BOS
has 2 daily nonstops LAX
on 757 and A320 equipment. No entertainment on board to my knowledge and BOB service for food. No wide-body A/C found in schedule on week days I checked in July.
US only offers connecting service and no wide-body aircraft unless on a stray day one is subbed from PHL
offers direct 1-stop or connecting flights from LAX
via various cities to MCO
on 737's with no entertainment and snacks/crackers/peanutes only....but free baggage check. Mom and Dad can purchase cold beer and good wine for $5 if they need to mellow out.....
So start your search on these carriers for the best fares on the dates you're traveling, factor in flight times/equipment/bag fees and food purchase for family during your travel day and hopefully you'll be able to narrow down your choices to 2. Definitely consider on the connecting flights the total time of your journey.....it is a long ride to MCO
and managing kids on lengthy flights/connections and so on can mar the trip. Factor in the 3 hour time difference as to what time you're arriving and on to where you are staying, so you don't end up falling into bed in MCO
swearing you'd never do this again! The overnight/red-eye nonstops can be good for kids sleeping most the flight, but Mom & Dad can be frazzled quickly the next day if they didn't sleep much so be conservative in considering a red-eye with early morning arrival in MCO
when kids are primed for a fun day and you're not!
Good Luck with your plans. Let us know what you decide.
P.S. Even as So.Californians you realize/know that Orlando is sizzling hot and humid during the peak summer? Think of black asphalt and a sauna/steam bath. Pack and dress light.
watch what you want. you may get it.