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Glossary of Terms

 

A-Side

The A-Side of the terminal is Terminal A, the north side of the terminal building, where the ticket counters and baggage claim are located for airlines mainly operating out of Airside 1 (Gates 1-29) and Airside 2 (Gates 100-129)

AGT

The Automated Guided Transit system that connects the airside terminals to the main (landside) terminal, a journey of just 68 seconds!

Airside

Four airside terminal buildings are located around and connected to the main (landside) terminal building by the AGT system:

  • Airside 1 (Gates 1-29)
  • Airside 2 (Gates 100-129)
  • Airside 3 (Gates 30-59)
  • Airside 4 (Gates 70-99)

B-Side

The B-Side of the terminal is Terminal B, the south side of the terminal building, where the ticket counters and baggage claim are located for airlines mainly operating out of Airside 3 (Gates 30-59) and Airside 4 (Gates 70-99)

CUTE

Common User Terminal Equipment - a computer system provided to airlines by the airport which allows airline staff to access their own computer systems without having their own dedicated equipment, while allowing more flexible and efficient use of airport facilities

Deplaned

A term used to describe an arriving passenger (ie. getting off or disembarking from an aircraft)

Economy Parking

Also known as Park Place, Remote or Satellite Parking, economy parking is located on airport property, but is not directly connected to Terminal A or Terminal B, and therefore offers lower parking rates than the parking garages, and free shuttle transfers to Terminal A and Terminal B

Enplaned

A term used to describe a departing passenger (ie. getting on or boarding an aircraft)

FIDS

Flight Information Display System - the system that provides actual flight status/time information on our web site and on the display boards inside the terminal

Gates

Locations on the Airside Terminals at which aircraft park allowing passengers to enplane and deplane

GOAA

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, the organization which manages Orlando International and Executive Airports

Landside

The Landside Terminal is the main passenger terminal which houses the airline ticket counters and baggage claim areas

Level 1

The "ground floor" of Terminal A and Terminal B where commercial ground transportation (rental cars, buses, out of town shuttles, etc.) operates

Level 2

The Arrivals level or Baggage Claim level of Terminal A and Terminal B. Passengers actually "arrive" on Level 3, but go down to Level 2 to claim checked baggage

Level 3

The Departures level or Ticketing level of Terminal A and Terminal B, where the check-in desks, security checkpoints, AGT (trains) to the Airside Terminals, and shops & restaurants are located

MCO

The official airport designator code for Orlando International Airport

MUFIDS

Multi-User Flight Information Display System - the system that provides actual flight status/time information on our web site and on the display boards inside the terminal

OEA

An unofficial abbreviation for Orlando Executive Airport (ORL)

OIA

An unofficial abbreviation for Orlando International Airport (MCO)

ORL

The official airport designator code for Orlando Executive Airport

Park Place

Also known as Economy, Remote or Satellite Parking, Park Place is located on airport property, but is not directly connected to Terminal A or Terminal B, and therefore offers lower parking rates than the parking garages, and free shuttle transfers to Terminal A and Terminal B

Terminal A

A term used to describe the A-side of the passenger terminal (even though "A" and "B" are actually opposite sides of the same terminal building)

Terminal B

A term used to describe the B-side of the passenger terminal (even though "A" and "B" are actually opposite sides of the same terminal building)

Terminal Top Parking

A section of the parking garage which is accessible from both the "A" and "B" side parking garages, which is located on top of the main (landside) terminal building, offering the most convenient access to the terminal

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