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I think we need to get the dates and start/finish locations sorted, to allow flight planning.

 

I have no hard linits on dates, nor do I know when during the week/season it is best/cheapest to fly Transatlantic

 

Assume a 6 day road trip, starting at NO, ending at TBC Florida, commencing 5/6 October?

 

I may bookend this by flying in to Washington and doing the museums either before or after and using internal connecting flights.

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I think we need to get the dates and start/finish locations sorted, to allow flight planning.

 

I have no hard linits on dates, nor do I know when during the week/season it is best/cheapest to fly Transatlantic

 

Assume a 6 day road trip, starting at NO, ending at TBC Florida, commencing 5/6 October?

 

I may bookend this by flying in to Washington and doing the museums either before or after and using internal connecting flights.

Google Flights has a feature that allows to see the prices in a given date interval. Usually Tuesday to Thursday is cheapest.

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Currently, the schedule stands as this:

Fri 10/04 Day 0 Arrive New Orleans
Sat 10/05 Day 1 WW2 Museum and Battle of New Orleans Battlefield, overnight in Baton Rouge
Sun 10/06 Day 2 USS Kidd, 10:00-12:00 3 hours to Mobile overnight Mobile
Mon 10/07 Day 3 USS Alabama 9-1, Fort Morgan 1-4 overnight in Mobile
Tue 10/08 Day 4 1 hour to Pensacola Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum 9-? 6 hours to Orlando
Wed 10/09 Day 5 Kennedy Space flight center 1 hour east of Orlando
Thu 10/10 Day 6 Depart from Orlando


I wonder if we could arrive a day earlier to have more time to visit NOLA, and if we could scrounge a whole full day in Pensacola to visit the Naval Aviation Museum.

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Monday and Tuesday look good for me; I can crash with a cousin Monday night.

I'll see about a Sunday evening linkup in Mobile, two nights at cousin's.

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I suggest that if we add a day in NOLA, that we skip the overnight in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge is only a about a 90 minute drive from NOLA and could be done as a day trip. If possible, If would like to add Fort Gaines to the itinerary. If we left direct from NOLA, it could be combined with Fort Morgan as there is a ferry across Mobile Bay from Fort Gaines to Fort Morgan.

 

That would make it easier to add time at the Naval Air Museum at Pensacola.

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So arrival in NOLA Thursday for a full day on Friday?

 

The USS Alabama site has more than just the BB, IIRC. I assume we're flexible on timings.

 

A 6 hour drive from Pcola to Orlando is going to be fun...

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So arrival in NOLA Thursday for a full day on Friday?

 

The USS Alabama site has more than just the BB, IIRC. I assume we're flexible on timings.

 

A 6 hour drive from Pcola to Orlando is going to be fun...

 

It's mostly dual carriage motorway with no tolls so it won't be a bad drive.

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Interesting I & I itinerary. Will see if I can make it too. Its been a while for me, since the Seattle I & I. Was at Pensacola Naval Air Museum in Dec last year. Its not a few hour visit, I had to come back the next day, there was that much to see. Not a problem to enter Pensacola NAS if you are not a Son of Sam, they just give you a one day security pass at the gate once you show your passport to the guards. Also Kermit Week's Fantasy of Flight outside Orlando is well worth a visit. I have to agree with Alan and say its tough to visit the whole day at Pensacola and then drive 6 hrs to orlando. Plus you got to eat at Brothers BBQ outside Pensacola NAS. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Nothing like planes and BBQ. Just my 2 cents

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Don't forget Drum at Battleship Park. And there are a number of AFVs scattered around. Not to mention a maritime museum in Mobile proper.

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