Ask Trooper Steve: Plan for holiday travel

News 6 traffic anchor Steve Montiero answers viewer questions

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando International Airport is bracing for another record-breaking number of passengers this holiday season.

More than 46 million people are expected to travel through OIA -- more than double the airport’s capacity.

"To accommodate the increased growth, the airport has embarked on a major expansion and is currently under construction in several key areas, so it’s more important than ever to plan ahead," News 6 Traffic Safety Expert Steve Montiero said. "With that in mind, here are some tips from Orlando International to help avoid travel-related stress this holiday to ensure an experience that offers safety, comfort, ease and speed."

  • Check with your airline before leaving.
  • Plan to arrive three hours before your flight. 
  • Use the newly opened Parking Garage C for convenience.
  • Consider traffic and weather when planning your trip to the airport.
  • Wait for arriving guests in the cell lots to keep the pickup lanes flowing. Please wait 30 minutes after arrival time for pickup.
  • Download the free WKMG News 6 and MCO apps and tune in to the "Fly MCO" radio station for regular, reliable updates on wait times, parking information and wayfinding.


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