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The Orlando International Airport Has Announced a Fuel Shortage, Causing Delays For Some Travelers

‘Tis the season for traveling! As the holidays creep closer and closer, more people begin flying all over the country to see friends and family. Flying is always stressful, especially when flights are delayed or canceled at a moment’s notice.

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Over at the Orlando International Airport (MCO), travelers have been given a heads-up that disruptions may occur due to a fuel shortage. Whether visiting Orlando to celebrate the holiday season over at Walt Disney World or to visit family, you may experience unexpected interferences.

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The official Orlando International Airport (MCO) Twitter account recently made an announcement explaining that the weather along the Gulf Coast has affected the amount of jet fuel stored at the airport. They also notify travelers that the bad weather has resolved itself, that ships carrying more jet fuel are on their way, and that “airline contingency plans are currently in place” if there are “disruptions.”

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Not only that, but the Federal Aviation Administration has also recommended that airlines flying into the Orlando International Airport (MCO) should fly in with enough fuel on board to depart afterward.

Some airlines have already begun to respond, saying that they will add stops to some of their flights in order to fuel up. Other airlines have assured their customers that they don’t expect any extra stops.

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If you’re visiting or traveling through Orlando during the upcoming week, be sure to contact your airline to check the status of your flights and confirm whether any delays or added stops are expected.

Hopefully, Walt Disney World can lend some Disney magic to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to ensure things go as smoothly and swiftly as possible!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.