Only airport I've been using in Orlando/Sanford. Because of the smaller size it easy in and easy out. Avoid all the mess of Orlando. So it you have a chose, fly Orlando/Sanford Airport. In and out 5 times, best way to go. But remember it is a smaller airport with less amenities. Less food, less shops locations. Oh, by the way the photo is the airport on Thanksgiving Day, no crowd.
I love Orlando Sanford Airport. It's really easy to check-in and go to the Gates. Just read all the signs to locate your Gates. Make sure you download the Allegiant App, if there's any Gate change, you will see the update on your App. If you have a screenshot you can't see any change.
Like any other airport, you have to be at least 2hrs prior the departure time and if it's HIGH SEASON 3HRS.
REMEMBER, the ticket counter closes 45 MINUTES PRIOR DEPARTURE TIME and GATES closes 15 MINUTES BEFORE your departure time. If your flight is scheduled for 6:00am/pm the ticket counter will close at 5:15am/pm and gates 5:45am/pm 👌🏾
Drove up to long term garage, full and barricaded. No info. Drove to the other long term lot and it too was closed. No information. No one to talk to. Cost $220 to park. I’ll bite the bullet and go to Orlando.
Roads to the terminal area and signage are mostly adequate. I was there late at night to pick up an arriving passenger, therefore I was not inside any building, nor did I use the garage or the pay lots. I sat in the "cell phone lot," with about 7 or 8 other cars, waiting on a delayed incoming flight. SUGGESTION TO MGMT: Please illuminate the cell phone lot entrance with some kind of simple light at night. In the pitch black, two drivers overshot the entrance and actually backed their cars up (yes really!) instead of driving back around. Almost caused a wreck. The cell phone lot itself is difficult to navigate at night, too, since it is completely unlit. The car next to me unwittingly backed into the flimsy little wire/rope barrier. A couple of low wattage or solar powered lights would make a world of difference. While I realize many Florida airports give short shrift to cell phone lots because they are free (meaning no profit to the airport), it would be great if you'd step up and break that mold by making an effort to provide a modicum of safety to this area. You can do better.
The cell phone parking lot at this airport is a nightmare. It is difficult to find when dark as there is NOT ONE SINGLE light in the lot. Of course, there is no board showing arrivals. NOTHING. I find it very creepy to be waiting here in the dark. Never again. I will tell my friends I will NOT pick them up here. Please make this lot safe and secure by adding lots of lights and by having the security guards drive through occasionally.
In an out plus contracted no Covids