Your plane has been landed and your vacation is starting right now. You are at the Orlando International Airport. The airport is located six miles (10 km) southeast of Downtown, and has two terminals – Terminal A (on the north side) and Terminal B (on the south side). The main airlines are Silver Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit. Orlando Airport is rated the 11th busiest airport in USA and it is still growing.
If you want to get some rest, you may choose from five lounges for passengers: American Airlines – Admirals Club – Airside 3, Delta Air Lines – Sky Club, Airside 4; United Club – Airside 3; The Club at MCO – Airside 1; The Club at MCO – Airside 4; USO Welcome Center – Main Terminal, A-Side, Level 1.
Orlando Airport has the same check-in services as many other international airports. All passengers departing or coming by international flights pass security control before check-in for flight. All passengers must show all necessary documents, pass security and passport control and check the baggage, pass customs and border control.
The city is one of the largest rental car markets in the world. Car rental desks are easy to find and many of them are located in the main arrivals hall near Terminal A and B. Alamo, Dollar, Hertz are all on site, passengers should cross the road from the arrivals building to the garage. Sixt car rental is off site. Orlando city offices are much less expensive than airport rental. Some travelers prefer to save a good amount of money booking a car outside the airport. There are a lot of different transportation roots and you can easily get to any destinations – hotel shuttles, shuttle vans, and taxis, but is also accessible by SunRail. When travelers rent at the airport they have to pay an airport concession fee. If they rent off site they do not have to pay those additional fees. If you prefer such car rental companies as Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, National, Thrifty, E-Z Rent a Car, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Firefly, you can find their car rentals desks near Terminal A and Terminal B. Other car rental services offer shuttle buses from the airport (e.g. Sixt).
Passengers may visit such popular restaurants and food chains as Ruby Tuesday and Wendy’s (Airside 3) and Outback Steakhouse and Burger King (Airside 4), Urban Crave (Airside 1), the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (Mexican cuisine), ZaZa Cuban Coffee (Cuban national food), Manchu Wok, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Camden Food Co (Airside 3), Starbucks and Johnny River’s Grill & Market (Airside 2). The most popular petrol station on the roads surrounding Orlando Airport are a 7-Eleven is on Jetport Drive, a 5 minute drive from the airport after exiting the Martin Anderson Beachline Expressway at exit 8 and to the north of the airport on McCoy Road. There are gas stations on Landstar Boulevard, a RaceTrac and a Mobil. There are toll roads such as the 528 and the 417, but you can use the I-4 to avoid tolls.