Tag Archives: MCO

After Friday’s Bomb Scare, Orlando International Airport Plans to Improve Its Communication Procedures

Passengers flying from Orlando International Airport on Friday night were sent into a panicked frenzy when people began using bullhorns in response to another passenger’s smoking electronic battery. According to Ricardo Perez, a 15-year TSA lead officer, people assumed the smoke was a bomb. One scream led to another and passengers were running in all […]

Battery Explodes Causing Panic at Orlando International Airport; Expect Massive Delays Tonight

Shortly after 5 pm on Friday, November 10th, an overheated lithium ion camera battery exploded in the main terminal of Orlando International Airport and caused widespread panic and an evacuation. Authorities have given the all-clear and assured travelers that there is no danger, and all gates are now open, but long delays are still expected. […]

TSA Suggests Getting to the Airport Even Earlier Now for New Security Measures

Getting through airport security is already an exhausting process. Transportation Security Administration is now suggesting that passengers arrive an additional 20-minutes earlier – on top of the already suggested two hours early for domestic flights – due to a change in security measures. According to KHON2, the new process, named Enhanced Accessible Property Search, is […]

Orlando International Airport Shares Photos and Video of the APM Set to Open by Thanksgiving

Earlier this year, we shared photos of the brand new trams that are now in use at the Orlando International Airport. Photos of the new South Airport Automated People Mover (APM) Complex have been shared via the MCO Twitter account and we thought you might like to have a peek! Say hello to your official […]

Port Canaveral to Close Today at 3pm; Orlando International Airport to Close at 5pm Sat

The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set Hurricane Condition Yankee for Port Canaveral: Sustained gale force winds are predicted within 24 hrs.  Condition Yankee marks the last chance to further prepare Port Canaveral as well as mitigate potential heavy weather threats.  Only essential Port personnel will report to work. As of […]

UberX Now Allowed to Pick Up and Drop Off at Orlando International Airport

Back in November of 2015, we shared that UberBlack, the more upscale version of UberX, had just started being allowed to transport passengers both to and from the Orlando International Airport. With the new law that went into effect today, UberX drivers can now pick travelers up from Orlando International Airport (MCO) giving thousands of […]

BREAKING: Security Incident at Orlando International Airport May Cause Delays Today

UPDATE: Scene is clear at the airport. Nothing found. https://t.co/viYinTm7gr — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 7, 2017 * * * * * * * * Orlando police, airport security, and operations staff are currently responding to a security incident at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Today at approximately 9:30 a.m., a suspicious vehicle was reported on […]

BREAKING: Orlando International Airport Receives Reports of an Armed Man Tuesday Night

UPDATE 10:15 p.m. from Orlando Police Department Twitter Account: UPDATE: Gunman is in custody. Everyone is safe. Will brief as soon as possible in the media staging area. pic.twitter.com/8sNZ3Vjmv7 — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) May 31, 2017 UPDATE 9:45 p.m. from Florida Highway Patrol Twitter Account: #Orlando avoid @MCO. This is still an active scene with […]

First of Four New Trains at Orlando International Airport is Installed and Running

Back in October, we told you that the Orlando International Airport was planning on replacing the shuttles that take travelers between gates 1-59 and the main terminal. Today, they posted photos of the new shuttle from their Twitter account and we thought we’d share them with you here. Photo/news source: Orlando International Airport Twitter

Orlando International Airport increasing surveillance in wake of today’s shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) remains closed following a tragic shooting that took place on January 6, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern near baggage claim. As of the time of this post, five people have tragically died and nine people have been injured. WESH 2 is reporting that the Orlando International Airport (MCO) […]