Rented A Car at MCO & Now Returning It? Don’t Fill Your Gas/Petrol Tank Up Here!

Many visitors to Central Florida know that renting a car at Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the ultimate freedom. You have a vehicle at your disposal for the entirety of your trip, and that allows you to not only come and go as you please, but also lets you to go just about anywhere without the hassles and occasional uncertainties of shuttles, buses, taxis and ride sharing.

Of course, you have to return your car at the end of your trip, which leaves you with the question of whether or not to fill up your tank before you return the vehicle (you may want to read this article to help you decide if you should prepay for the gas or not). If you decide to fill up just before you get to MCO, that’s great!

Just don’t fill up at these places.

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It Just Hasn’t Been A Good Week For Orlando International Airport

Some days big, public places go through their day with barely a hitch (or at least no hitches that the media catch wind of), and other days…not so much. Such was the case of Orlando International Airport this week.

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Orlando International Airport Gaining More TSA Checkpoint Space, But At A Price

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has had an expanding problem with their TSA checkpoint for years now. Thanks to the ever-increasing number of visitors in the form of theme parks tourists and convention attendees, on top of more and more residents in the Greater Orlando metropolitan area (2.5 million), MCO bypassed Miami in 2017 as the busiest airport in the state of Florida, and has gone from 15th most busiest airport in the United States in 2015 to the 11th busiest in 2018.

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Spirit Airlines Expanding Its Service This Autumn

Spirit Airlines, which is the United States’ most well-know ultra low-cost carrier, will make some huge international expansions this fall, when they begin flying to and from South America and Central America, and expanding their service to the Caribbean and the Carolinas.

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TSA Checkpoint Lines Are Getting Even Longer So I’m Looking At CLEAR

The last few times we flew out of Orlando, the TSA lines have been unbelievably long. The regular security line stretched all the way back towards the food court.  It looked exactly like this:

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Photo courtesy of @andrewlisi on Twitter

We had to work our way through the crowds to make it to the TSA PreCheck lanes. Once we got to the PreCheck line, it was still a 10 minute wait to get our ID’s approved while we waited for the people who weren’t supposed to be in the line to be told they needed to go and wait in the 45 minute line going down the hall. But there was one line that was empty – the one for CLEAR.

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