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On 1/31/2020 at 10:35 AM, spenser1058 said:

Since I believe Norway has a Democratic Socialist government, I guess we'll have to elect Bernie president so we can have fun airports - I bet aent and jack would love that idea!

I wish I could downvote this! 

On a serious note, most of the reporting about the Scandinavian states are that they are not as they are portrayed by comrade Sanders. High taxes (compared to us) but more free in other regards. 

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On 1/30/2020 at 8:55 PM, jrs2 said:

There is a large white construction wall that will be taken down when the train terminal opens as Dcluley pointed out, but, errantly.  In that shot, it would've been to the left side out of frame.

Wanted to expand upon this:

On 1/30/2020 at 9:33 AM, dcluley98 said:

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On the left: Temporary wall to house future retail.  On the right/out of shot: Temporary wall to house future Brightline/Virgin Trains. In the background: Temporary glass wall to house future connection to Terminal C.

On 1/30/2020 at 9:33 AM, dcluley98 said:

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On the right: Permanent elevators. To the left and right of the photo are glass walls to connect to a future light rail service, if it were ever come to fruition. In the background glass wall that one day will connect to Terminal D. SunRail access would be via the escalators to the level below. 

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A Cambria Suites is under construction on the same property and a Best Western Premier will be starting soon across the street.

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Final 2019 passenger count : 50,613,072

I really feel it could have been a lot higher, but Thomas Cook really took a toll on the international traffic. Once the new terminal opens up, I believe jet blue is going to do a rapid expansion and we should start seeing more passengers passengers changing planes like a true hub. 

I do not think MCO catches any of the other US airports ahead of them. Seattle and Vegas were the closest airports. Seattle is just shy of 52 million this year. We beat out Vegas as their actual commercial passenger count comes in at 50,415,477. However, when they add their general aviation and charter traffic, which passengers never even touch their passenger terminals....... the number adds another 1.1 million to it. 

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44 minutes ago, shardoon said:

Final 2019 passenger count : 50,613,072

I really feel it could have been a lot higher, but Thomas Cook really took a toll on the international traffic. Once the new terminal opens up, I believe jet blue is going to do a rapid expansion and we should start seeing more passengers passengers changing planes like a true hub. 

I've heard this about two dozen times in the past couple of months from two dozen different people.  Either it's true or it's just something people want so bad that the rumors are spreading in hopes to make it true.

I hope it is true.

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1 hour ago, shardoon said:

Final 2019 passenger count : 50,613,072

I really feel it could have been a lot higher, but Thomas Cook really took a toll on the international traffic. Once the new terminal opens up, I believe jet blue is going to do a rapid expansion and we should start seeing more passengers passengers changing planes like a true hub. 

I do not think MCO catches any of the other US airports ahead of them. Seattle and Vegas were the closest airports. Seattle is just shy of 52 million this year. We beat out Vegas as their actual commercial passenger count comes in at 50,415,477. However, when they add their general aviation and charter traffic, which passengers never even touch their passenger terminals....... the number adds another 1.1 million to it. 

wow.  1.1M gen av passengers.  I wonder how many Orlando Exec has per year.  In the year ending 2017, it had 106k aircraft operations and 94% of that was gen av, according to Wiki.  So, how does that number translate to passengers, 2 per plane, 3-4 per flight?

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1 hour ago, jrs2 said:

wow.  1.1M gen av passengers.  I wonder how many Orlando Exec has per year.  In the year ending 2017, it had 106k aircraft operations and 94% of that was gen av, according to Wiki.  So, how does that number translate to passengers, 2 per plane, 3-4 per flight?

Just Area 51 alone, I believe they run two 737s a day round trip. Plus add the increased corporate junket traffic, it adds up quick...... you can see how easily Vegas tops another 1 million. However, these people go through the private charter terminal, dont go through TSA standard screening, never touch a passenger terminal. 

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18 hours ago, shardoon said:

Just Area 51 alone, I believe they run two 737s a day round trip. Plus add the increased corporate junket traffic, it adds up quick...... you can see how easily Vegas tops another 1 million. However, these people go through the private charter terminal, dont go through TSA standard screening, never touch a passenger terminal. 

Yeah, I was trying to quantify it b/c GOAA runs both airports, and I'm sure if Orlando Executive was shut down, most all of those operations would be incorporated at MCO with probably the construction of a 5th runway.

Two 737's per day in passengers does add up...

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I don't know much about Orlando Executive.  Could someone tell a layperson what these 2 planes a day do?  What is being referred to as Area 51 in this context?

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4 hours ago, HankStrong said:

I don't know much about Orlando Executive.  Could someone tell a layperson what these 2 planes a day do?  What is being referred to as Area 51 in this context?

The workers at Area 51 live in Vegas. Every morning, highly guarded 737s take off with the workers and return in the evening. Unofficially call Janet airlines. As jgardnerucf mentioned, they are white with a red stripe.

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I was totally confused.  I thought those two 737s were flying in and out of Orlando Executive.  You meant the REAL Area 51 and Vegas.  I was lost.

I couldn't even figure out how that was possible.

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Oh, Thank Heaven! 7-Eleven has a grand opening for its new “travel plaza” at OIA. What could possibly be a more Orlando way to welcome folks to town?

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-7-eleven-celebrates-new-store-at-orlando-international-airport-20200213-o2yrqwfvo5cvxpernq2g4r4sfq-story.html

From the Sentinel 

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This is great news for the region’s visitors. It’s always been a bit of a head-scratcher that OIA didn’t have an on-property fueling station yet they’re commonplace at many major airports elsewhere in the US.

My business travel takes me to the same 2-3 cities and all of them have gas stations right across from the rental car returns. It’s a huge convenience!

Plus those stations on Semoran that price gouge make me so mad.

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On 2/12/2020 at 2:56 PM, HankStrong said:

I don't know much about Orlando Executive.  Could someone tell a layperson what these 2 planes a day do?  What is being referred to as Area 51 in this context?

 

30 minutes ago, HankStrong said:

Can't read it.

 

Where is it physically going to be?

It appears it was already built? News to me since I don't use the South entrance. Honestly, to really help the tourists, it should be at the North entrance. 

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Approx where the entrance to where the south cell lot is on South Access Road.   Funny back when it was planned the airport staff was 100% sure it was going to be a Wawa.

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6 minutes ago, codypet said:

Approx where the entrance to where the south cell lot is on South Access Road.   Funny back when it was planned the airport staff was 100% sure it was going to be a Wawa.

The address says Jeff Fuqua Blvd.

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Just now, jgardnerucf said:

God lord people it's been open for months.

It opened in December but just had its grand opening as noted.

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