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Things To Do In ATL/Enthusiast Shop?  
User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Hi,

I will spend hours waiting connexion in ATL in late March.
I wonder if there is something special to do within the terminal?
I try to search the forum for that with no real success.

ATL's website is good, but I was unable to find anything for enthusiast.
I will have 2/3 free hours to spend. Any advice within this time frame?

I also wonder if there is a Aviation related shop in the terminal? As far as I know thanks to ATL webside, I will be able to eat as much whooper as I want, witch is a good news Big grin But I can't find anything for aviation related shoping.

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Quoting Rpaillard (Thread starter):
I also wonder if there is a Aviation related shop in the terminal?

No, other than some small plane toys in the various gift shops throughout the concourses.

Quoting Rpaillard (Thread starter):
As far as I know thanks to ATL webside, I will be able to eat as much whooper as I want

Burger King? Try something better like Chic-Fil-A or Pascal's for some halfway decent Southern food.

If you go out to the International "E" Concourse and go to either end you can get some views of the planes approaching on final and taking off if they ae coming in from the East.

There used to be an exhibit on the T Concourse (on the way out of the secured area but you can turn around before the final exit) that covered the history of Delta. I believe they have taken that back to the DL Museum though and have since replaced it with an interesting exhibit on model trains. It is much better than the "history of paper" that was there for some time.

There is a sculpture exhibit from Zimbabwe in the underground walkway between T and A concourses that is ok if that is your cup of tea.

If you are in the International Concourse in the late morning you will see the Korean Air 747 and SAA A346 (if they haven't pulled out for MIA yet) visiting. The later afternoon will find the LH, KL, and AF birds in for their daily flights.



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Thank you, DeltGator. I will follow your advice.

I will spend most of the time at the International Concourse as I will fly AF. In fact, my trip is BIQ-CDG-ATL-MCO, round trip.

Regards,
Raphael


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

Doesn't Delta have a museum in the airport??

I've heard about it, but never actually looked around for it...??

Cheers and have a nice trip!!



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Hi,

I also heard about that. The N102DA 767 is due to rest in ATL after a trip all around the US. But I really don't know if there is a "museum" open to the public. Maybe some ATL insider could help us?

Regards,
Raphael


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
There used to be an exhibit on the T Concourse (on the way out of the secured area but you can turn around before the final exit) that covered the history of Delta. I believe they have taken that back to the DL Museum though and have since replaced it with an interesting exhibit on model trains. It is much better than the "history of paper" that was there for some time.

Last time I was down that way (About a year or so ago), it was a furniture exhibit [Had one of those cool marshmallow sofas in it].

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):
Doesn't Delta have a museum in the airport??

It's kind of on the airport property (It's on the Delta corporate campus), but is not open to the general public.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 5):
Last time I was down that way (About a year or so ago), it was a furniture exhibit [Had one of those cool marshmallow sofas in it].

That was better then the paper exhibit.

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 2):
I will spend most of the time at the International Concourse as I will fly AF. In fact, my trip is BIQ-CDG-ATL-MCO, round trip.

There is artwork scattered aorund the International Concourse. My favorite one is down by E15 I believe (as you come up from the trains walk straight to the end past BA's gate. It's called the Corncorde and is funny looking. I checked the guys prices online but he is too expensive for my checkbook.

What are you doing in Orlando? Going to the Mouse House? Take time to see other things as well if you get the chance. I grew up on the Space Coast just east of there ajnd can give you some suggestions for dining, etc.



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3756 times:

Thank for this precision , Srbmod

DeltaGator>
No, I will spend the week at Orlando for TechMentor (IT Conference and Training). That said, as I will stay in downtown Disney, I will go ahead for Epcot I think. But unfortunately, I do not have large spare time and no car ... Anyway, I will enjoy the sunny weather of Florida and after several months of bad weather in France, it will be good for the moral Big grin

Last year, I spend two weeks in Florida. It was my #3 trip there. I really do prefer Universal, Island Of Aventure than Disney. I also saw Fantaisy Of Flight, Everglades, Key West/Fort Jefferson, Miami etc. Here is some pictures:


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Some years ago, I also saw north Florida: Daytona, Pensacola, ... en route to the west. I have to say that I really like Florida! Unfortunately, I never saw the Space Coast, and it's a pitty. But it's of course on the "To Do List"!

Regards,
Raphael


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Well have fun anyways while you are there. January through April are the nice months in Florida so you picked a good time to go. Not too hot and humid yet.

If and when you ever get over to the Space Coast there is a restuarant called Dixie Crossroads in Titusville (where I grew up across the river from KSC.) The owners are family friends and they have great seafood. My suggestion is to try the rock shrimp. Get yourself a couple dozen either broiled or fried. You won't go wrong with that choice.

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 7):
Some years ago, I also saw north Florida: Daytona, Pensacola

Daytona nice (although it is considered Central Florida). Pensacola...I'm sorry. (and I have family there) Other than the Naval Aviation museum there out at NAS I consider the majority of that town to be part of Alabamastan.



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

One more time, thanks for all advice DeltaGator. I will keep the Dixie Crossroads in my To Do List and will go for the rock shrimp (boiled)  bigthumbsup 

Good time in Daytona to. Well, I can see that Pensacola is not your favorite Big grin It was not that bad for us: spend the night there, see this beautiful white sand beach and leave, en route to New Orleans. That's right, is not long enough to know a city.

Regards,
Raphael


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 9):
I will keep the Dixie Crossroads in my To Do List and will go for the rock shrimp (boiled)

Do them broiled, not boiled.

There is a franchise of Dixie Crossroads on International Drive in Orlando by the Bass Pro Shops in Festival Bay that recently opened up. I ate there back in December and it was good. Not as good as the original but still good. Without a car though it will be tough to get there. If you end up at Universal you could get a taxi from there and then walk back out towards I Drive to catch a taxi back. I'm sure you don't need to be told but be careful on I Drive. My Florida is full of weirdos that would love to harass a French Tourist and screw up your time in The City Beautiful.

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 9):
I can see that Pensacola is not your favorite It was not that bad for us: spend the night there, see this beautiful white sand beach

The beaches are great there. I just always feel depressed in that town for some reason. Perhaps it just that I am spending time with the out-laws (whoops...meant in-laws) that gets me down.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

What time are you going to be in ATL? I might be able to hang out with you and do some inner-terminal spotting if you'd like. Let me know.


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

767-332ER> Well, it will be my pleasure if we could connect our schedule Big grin

So here is the trip:

March, 19
CDG-ATL, flight AF0316/DL8330
Due in ATL at 2:10 PM

Now, I have to clear the custom and so, it will take a while.

March, 19: connection to MCO
ATL-MCO, flight AF8588/DL202
Leave ATL at 4:55 PM

Maybe it a little short to meet, depending on custom time. Not visited ATL for a while, so I do really not have idea about that.

Return:

March, 27
MCO-ATL, flight AF9119/DL533
Due in ATL at 3:57 PM
ATL-CDG, flight AF0307/DL8517
Leave ATL at 8:30 PM

If there is a slot that fits both of them, I will be very glad to meet and spot with you!


User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

DeltaGator> I will spend the whole week in Hitlon in Walt Disney World for the meeting (monday to friday) so I presume I will not go and see Universal this time. I will try to relax at the pool and maybe try to spend the saturday or sunday at Epcot. Regarding Internation Drive, I was not aware that the problem is that bad!

You are right, Florida beaches rocks! My trip to Fort Jefferson with SeaPlane was also a very good one. The weather was so sunny! Those were my holidays last year. But I do feel pretty lucky: this time (in may) we go ahead for Alaska for the first time and next south west one more time. I will meet ANCFlyer in ANC.

Best regards,
Raphael


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

That should be enough time to meet. The only thing would be my schedule at work, but if I am able to do it, i could meet your right after you get thru customs. If not that, then I believe I could meet you on your return thru ATL on the 27th. I will let you know closer to the time regarding my schedule at work.


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Sounds perfect for me, 767-332ER. Let me know when you're ready.

Raphael


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

I sure will raphael...will know within the next week or so I suppose. I send you a private message thru here.


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2604 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3692 times:
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DeltaGator is right-------especially since you will already be right there----the International terminal is your best bet. It will be "hopping" at the time of day you are arriving so it will be good to have someone with you who knows their way around-------- 767-332ER is a great guy to help out.Hope you enjoy your visit.

If you were going to have the time I'd be glad to give you a tour around the airport perimeter---there are a few good spotting places left. Jet a message to me if you do.
Best wishes!



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User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3682 times:

Thanks ImperialEagle, I give all my trust at DeltaGator and 767-332ER! It's good to have "insider" tip to enjoy the visit.

I will also be very glad to enjoy a tour with you. You have my schedule above. Maybe we could have a combo tour with 767-332ER if he is free and OK? I do suggest to have it on March 27 as I will have to bigest spare time.

I will send PM messages next week.

Raphael


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