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ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....  
User currently onlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7124 posts, RR: 9
Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Hey everyone, I am flying DCA-ATL-TLH tonight with a quick layover in ATL but tomorrow I am flying back up to DC with 2 and half hours in ATL. I will be there from about 6-8:30pm its been a while since I have been in ATL. Any suggestions on the best place to eat and also which is the best Delta lounge (not first class). Also any interesting planes in at that time? 777LR? A330? What terminal would the heavies be at.

Thanks for the suggestions.


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User currently offlineJKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Terminal E is where you should hang out for all the International birds.....they will also have a few over at A as well......E is my favorite place to kill time. The terminal seems much more roomy and there are more places to get unobstructed views of takeoffs and landings and just good views. The windows are huge there as well. The food court can be good and the Japanese restaurant there is fantastic ( a little pricey). Most likely a few A 330's will be there and I am sure a few 777's as well. Plenty of 767's are likely......

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22734 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 1):
The food court can be good and the Japanese restaurant there is fantastic ( a little pricey).

  

For as large as ATL is, the food options are pretty thin. If you aren't feeling the ethnic thing, Paschal's is pretty good (southern).



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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1914 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Definitely head over to concourse E for the best spotting opportunities and for a little elbow room in the concourse. The 77L to JNB should be leaving while you're there. You should see an A330. And 767s should be common.

I've never had time to eat much at ATL. so I'm not much help for you in that department.


User currently onlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3167 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 1):
Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 3):

Thanks for the suggestions!



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User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4746 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

One Flew South in concourse E is a great place to grab a bite. No views, but good food.


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User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Quoting flymia (Thread starter):
its been a while since I have been in ATL. Any suggestions on the best place to eat

Unless you like fast food chains then eating options at ATL are very limited. There is a Chilis (hardly gourmet I know) upstairs in the A concourse that was about the best I could find on a recent trip.


User currently onlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3096 times:

I just grabbed some fast food as I lost track of time going around Concourse E. Great spots to watch takeoffs and landings and seeing the heavies at the gates. Also got to see the AN-225 that is there.

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 5):
One Flew South in concourse E is a great place to grab a bite.

I saw that, looked good but did not have the time.



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User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

When I have time at ATL, Qdoba on concourse E is pretty good. That's also the same concourse as most of the heavies and international flights, so good spotting there. Have a good trip!

-J.



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User currently offlinecvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

FWIW, Sojourners Cafe in E offers free wi-fi if you eat there. Pretty handy. I'm not sure about in the other concourses, but I would imagine so.

Tchau

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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 3):
Definitely head over to concourse E for the best spotting opportunities and for a little elbow room in the concourse. The 77L to JNB should be leaving while you're there. You should see an A330. And 767s should be common

Don't forget that you can see the Cessna Caravan's out there on E as well. I always thought that was the weirdest thing about that concourse. All the big airplanes and then the tiny ones too.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently onlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 10):
Don't forget that you can see the Cessna Caravan's out there on E as well. I always thought that was the weirdest thing about that concourse. All the big airplanes and then the tiny ones too.

I saw those two Caravans took a few pictures of them it was pretty cool to see them right near a BA 777.



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User currently offlineJetBlue777 From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 1451 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

When I went there (Concourse E) I saw a KE 744 and an MD11 from World Airways, other than that - it was DL World!  

But yes, I do agree, Concourse E is usually quieter and much more peaceful, compared to the other concourses (especially Concourse B which was so packed)

However, the food court at Concourse B was also great, the place was packed and rather small but it was directly next to the gates, the windows were floor to ceiling and the view was amazing.



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User currently offlinejetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1642 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2926 times:
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Last week I had a 2 1/2 hour layover in ATL, since my flight was departing from E concourse, I parked myself at the SC near gate 14. There are 2 SC’s in “E” almost next to each other, the first one has almost no views out the windows, but the other one has great views.

I had a chair next to the windows and over the course of an hour, I watched an Air France 777 being serviced, loaded and pushed back from where I was seated, I was no more than 100 feet from the cockpit and had a birds eye view of the activity.

After the 777 pushed back, a DL 737 taxied in and I watched them unload this airplane. Then I had to leave to go board my flight.

I would definitely stop at this SC again if I had another long ATL layover, even if I was not departing from “E”, the club was not that crowded. I did not eat at any of the restaurants there, but it looked like there was a decent selection of places to eat. And I agree with the other posters about the ambience of “E”, it is a lot better than the crowded concourses that make up the rest of ATL.

JetStar


User currently offlineteaminthesky From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

If you have access to Delta Skyclub, the one that is relatively new and looks over at the new "F" terminal has great views. I am pretty sure it is the one across from E15. It also has a great bar!


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