Tag Archives: Orlando International Airport

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. […]

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 […]

Orlando International Airport Flights Affected by Irma

Due to potential complications from Hurricane Irma, Orlando International Airport is closely monitoring the storm and taking certain precautions. As of right now, flights today travelling to Key West and Puerto Rico have been cancelled for Southwest, JetBlue, and United Airlines. Orlando International Airport recommends checking directly with your airline for flight status and updates. […]

Airline Officials Now Suggest Getting to Orlando International Airport 3 Hours Early

For the next eight months, airline officials from JetBlue are suggesting that passengers get to Orlando International Airport three hours early. This suggestion is due in part to the construction on the tram system that shuttles travelers to gates 1-29. There will only be a single tram for gates 1-29, which could cause delays. JetBlue’s […]

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 […]

Power Outage Causes Closure of Tram Service at Orlando International Airport

According to WESH, the Orlando International Airport is currently experiencing some technical difficulties with the tram service to gates 30-59. A power outage is the source of the problem, but it is unclear what caused the outage. It is currently not known when the trams will be working again. Credit: WESH

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 […]