Orlando Airport Is Requesting You Account for Even More Time Getting Through Security

Orlando Airport

Reports of canceled flights and delays this weekend due to weather-related issues and problems with Southwest decreasing the number of planes in service have caused major congestion at Orlando International Airport. Guests reported they had been stranded without a flight out over the Easter holiday for nearly 2-3 days.

Orlando International Airport has advised that travelers should arrive even earlier to ensure an easy and seamless TSA experience.  This is due to a combination of airport volume, travelers arriving late, and a TSA requirement that any electronic larger than a cellphone be pulled out of bags prompted officials to issue a reminder to passengers on Tuesday.

“Travelers are urged to arrive at their airline ticket counter no less than two hours before their scheduled departure time, effective immediately. Passengers should also remember to dispose of liquids before entering the security screening lines and be prepared to place all electronics into bins for screening.”- TSA Officials

“Maintaining safety and security are always our priorities, however, we also have a major focus on customer service and convenience, which is why I feel it is necessary to inform our travelers to arrive early at Orlando International Airport,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Allowing extra time will better enable passengers to locate parking, process through their airlines and move through enhanced TSA security screening with the least amount of stress.”

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Heather Adamczak