Two phrases you don't want to hear at the Orlando airport...
"Code Bravo East" and "Code Bravo West"
When flying back last Monday, I was sitting in line waiting to board my Southwest flight to Portland. An alarm tone sounded three times over the loudspeaker, followed by the phrase "Code Bravo East... Code Bravo East..." This went on for about 30 seconds, and we all wondered what was going on. This was followed shortly by our Southwest gate attendant telling us the inbound flight had arrived, but there was a "security situation" that would not allow boarding or unboarding until resolved. From what I could piece together, someone had gone through security "incorrectly", and they had to find the person before anything could move. After about 30 minutes, they tracked down the person and all was well.
Not so well was my wife's experience on Saturday... same airport, Alaska Air flying back to Seattle. While I was on the phone with her, I heard the warning alarm followed by "Code Bravo West... Code Bravo West..." I laughed and said "you're not going anywhere for awhile." I don't know what her situation was, but it required a full evacuation of the terminal for rescreening. For those who know the Orlando airport, the security line was about three across and was backed up *past* the food court. That's a very long line... She didn't miss her flight, as it was already over three hours late coming inbound from Seattle.
So... if you're at the airport this week and you hear those dreaded words, you might want to see if the Hyatt has any spare rooms. :)