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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Aftermath Of Mystery Woman Who Got Onto Delta Plane With No Ticket Or I.D. (a.k.a. The Rest Of The Story)

Not long ago, several media outlets wrote about a woman who had appeared to somehow sneak onto a Delta flight with no I.D. and no plane ticket.

We found out what happened next.

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Mystery Woman Sneaks Onto Delta Flight With No I.D. & No Plane Ticket

A passenger traveling on a Delta flight from Orlando to Atlanta arrived at her seat to discover another woman was already sitting in it. She told the woman the seat was hers, but the woman refused to move. Upon getting the flight attendant involved, it turned into a series of events that caused a 3-hour delay.

Why? Because the woman who refused to move not only had no appropriate I.D., but she also had no travel documents that said she had a seat on that, or any other plane.

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Stuck At Orlando Airport, Why Not Get A Room?

If you’ve traveled through Orlando International Airport, you’ve no doubt seen scenes like this. Travelers sleeping on the chairs lining the pathway between the two sides of the airport. While not usually seen as an airport with a deal of connecting traffic warranting long layovers, there are any number of reasons people can get stuck at the airport.

Anything from a long layover waiting for your international connecting flight, getting to the airport extra early to make sure you get through security on time, weather delays, flight cancellations and any other reason people end up stranded at the airport.

Now. the guy sleeping in the picture above is actually an art exhibit called “The Traveler” which has been around Orlando Airport since the 80s.

For those who don’t fancy trying to sleep on the floor or on a chair in the middle of a bustling airport, there’s now another, more comfortable, option.

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Orlando International Airport/MCO Introduces Therapy Dog Program

Being in an airport can be stressful. It’s crowded, your flight might be delayed, your luggage could go missing, and the list goes on and on.

Shortly after 9/11, San Jose International Airport introduced therapy dogs as a way to help passengers deal with airport- and flight-related stress.

When we wrote about How To Kill Time In An Airport (And Not Spend Money – Or At Least Not Much), in April 2018, there were 4 airports (San Francisco Int’l, LAX, Miami or, of course, San Jose) that offered therapy dogs. In April 2019, the Alliance of Therapy Dogs documented that there were over 58 therapy dog programs in airports worldwide.

And now you can add one more airport to the list – Orlando International Airport.

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