Orlando - Connecting from CO to UA in MCO
Aug 15, 10, 5:52 pm
Anyone know if a 38 min connection from CO Connection to UA is doable in MCO? UA is offering a pretty cheap routing PNS-MCO-IAD, but I'm not sure if the 38 minute connection is a good idea. It looks like UA is in airside B and CO is in airside A.
Aug 15, 10, 6:39 pm
CO and UA go out of Airside 1 and 3 respectively. Take the monorail in to the main terminal building, turn right on exit and board the other monorail to the UA gates. Hope there's no international flight horse hockey going on or you'll be reclearing security. 38 minutes should be adequate if your inbound has no delays and you don't have to reclear...
Aug 15, 10, 8:11 pm
I'm not so sure I would want to try it. Continental uses terminal A while UA uses terminal B. To move from one to another, you will have to reclear security and this "could" be troublesome, depending on time of day. Perhaps someone will correct me if there is a way to get from A to B without the need to reclear security, but I don't think so.
Aug 15, 10, 8:28 pm
I don't think there is a way to get from A to B without reclearing security.
The walk alone should take about 10 minutes, tops, but it's getting through security that could take about 15 minutes.
I wouldn't chance it.
I'm with NY-FLA on this, as long as you don't follow the crowd and inadvertently exit the secure area, you can make the change with without having to re-clear security. Just take the train to the main terminal building, walk over to the bank of trains to your right, and follow signs to UA.
Just to be clear, even though they are referred to as terminal A and B, there is only one main terminal, A is on one side, B on the other. There are 4 airside concourses, numbered 1-4, but those numbers are not used on any signage at the airport. Each terminal has two airside concourses, which are at opposite ends of the main terminal, and would require re-clearing security. See this airport map (http://www.orlandoairports.net/ops/images/maps/airline_locations.swf) for more details, you will be going from the upper left concourse to the lower left one.
Aug 17, 10, 3:34 pm
If it's a busy time at MCO, it can take a LONG time to get through security, at least at the checkpoint going out to the WN planes (gates 60-129 or something like that). So be certain you know what you are getting into.
My family goes to visit the Mouse a couple times a year and that bottleneck is GODAWFUL. Whoever designed it should be shot.
An hour plus it took us at 7:15 am last time.