I'm traveling from MCO TO JFK. I'm asking, what time should I get there? On the news, I heard that MCO airport is one of the worst as it has super long lines. My flight departure is 12;15. I was thinking maby getting there by 9:00 but I'm not so sure I'll be enough time. Suggestions?
Also, I'm going to have checked luggage.
I fly out of MCO all the time. Although there are time when the lines do seem excessively long, their security check points flow well. If you plan to be at the gate for boarding 40 minutes prior to departure then you need to be in the parking garage or dropped off at the curb 1.5-2hours prior to flight departure. That leaves plenty of time to get through security and have a leisurely stroll even to the furthest gate with a "pit stop" and a snack along the way. (Assuming you already have your boarding pass.
Baggage check is subject to specific airline services. I never check bags so I can't speak to that process.
I don't have my boarding pass yet. Should I leave earlier? If so does any of the terminals close and open and what time
Last Monday (May 9), it took a full 60 minutes to get through security in Terminal 3- American, at 1:30 pm. I made my flight by 2 minutes. There were empty seats in the plane although the flight was fully booked because other passengers didn't get through in time. On my return to O'hare on Wed May 11 at 3:00 PM, those lines were even longer, especially the TSA Pre check line, which looked to be at least an hour wait. It was crazy.