Orlando International Airport Shares Forecast for Busiest Days During Holiday Season

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The Orlando International Airport (MCO) has shared its forecast for the busiest days of this holiday season. Nearly 3 million passengers are expected to pass through MCO during the holiday season, and here’s the forecast for the busiest days:

MCO also shared the following holiday travel tips for passengers:

  • Arrive at least three hours before your flight to allow for added parking, ticketing and security screening times.
  • Parking could be a challenge. Consider being dropped off and picked up on the curb. When picking up arriving passengers, MCO staff encourages using the airport’s cell phone waiting lots. Travelers should call for pick-up once they have retrieved all of their bags.
  • Be prepared for extended waiting periods at any stage along your journey.
  • Weapons are prohibited in carry-on bags. Firearms are allowed in checked baggage but must be unloaded and secured in a hard case.
  • Do not wrap presents going through security. They may be subject to inspection.
  • After going through screening, do not forget to retrieve your personal items. Every holiday season thousands of watches and other items are left at TSA checkpoints.
  • Consider signing up for the complimentary MCO Reserve checkpoint reservation program, which allows travelers to select a screening time to avoid possible lines at the security checkpoints.
  • Take advantage of digital tools for travel assistance. MCO’s website orlandoairports.net, the MCO app and the TSA website tsa.gov offer updated information and tips for optimizing the holiday travel experience.

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