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Connecting flight in MCO - advice please

Connecting flight in MCO - advice please

Old Jul 26, 18, 7:27 am
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Connecting flight in MCO - advice please

Hi all

I am arriving at MCO on a Thomas Cook flight from Glasgow, hopefully arriving on schedule at 14:35 at Terminal B, airside 4

I then need to catch a Southwest flight to MSY at 17:05 from Terminal A, airside 2

Assuming no delays, and I have the correct information re airside, is the transfer between terminals easy and doable within 2.5 hours?

I do not have checked baggage to collect but I will need to pass through customs/immigration etc.

The likelihood of my TC flight not being delayed is slim but I will remain optimistic 👍🏼

Many thanks

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Old Aug 3, 18, 10:09 pm
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2.5 hours should be fine. Not having checked bags will help a lot. Clearing customs in a timely manner will determine if you make it. After customs you ride the train from airside 4 to landside. You will be required to exit train and checkpoint and turn around after exit to same checkpoint for TSA screening since Airside 2 & 4 are the same checkpoints. Ignore the Terminal A & B since that is not applicable to gates - only the tickets counters and domestic baggage claim.You should be fine but get through customs and security ASAP. Once you clear TSA, you will be fine and there is a food court on airside 2 if you're hungry.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 6:18 am
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Security lines are long in MCO without TSA precheck. Work on clearing customs fast.
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Old Sep 2, 18, 12:26 pm
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Thank you for your replies. Very helpful.

If I were to have checked in baggage, would this take considerable time to collect but still be doable within my timeframe ?

Thanks again.
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