yes if you get the choice do the 2.5 hours but if the 70 mins one is cheaper just book that, they will book you on the next one as its a connection free of charge.
That is the worst bit of advice I have heard in a long time. If there are no seats available on the next flight, you won't get on. Could be next day or later until you get to MCO.
all the better then you get compensation, and you will be put up in the hotel.
To give balance I did state its maybe not for the nervous, but I would definitely take 70 minutes if it was a lot cheaper.
The key here is to know your options, then make the choices in line with your own parameters, its not so much advice as letting people know the knock on effects.
Is this correct, will they put you in a hotel and pay compensation?