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User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 789 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Is anyone else not impressed with ATL in general? Their passenger numbers and connection abilities via Delta and Skyteam are great but I think that place is a mess. Seems like the terminal/baggage handling areas are for an airport about 1/3 its size. I'm sure it's fairly easy to get around if you travel there a bunch but there is virtually no signage telling you where to go if you're not on Delta or an international flight. I flew Frontier and had to ask someone where to go...and I travel a lot and am usually pretty observant about signage and directions. It also feels closed in and sortof dark due to the relatively low ceilings and lack of light in there.

I'm sure it's a fine airport but for an airport of its size and importance I was not impressed with the layout. ATL (and DFW for sure) need to renovate the crap out of their infrastructure and make those places not so much like a cave and lighten/brighten things up a bit.

*However if you even SORTOF like 763's that is the place to be!!! Geezus there are 767's cruising around all over the place.

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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4663 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Part of the reason why i love working with dozens of airports each year is the fact that no two airports are alike, each one is designed differently based on needs and demands.

Quoting Bartond (Thread starter):
Seems like the terminal/baggage handling areas are for an airport about 1/3 its size.

Because the deisgn is primarily for connecting traffic, I have never had a problem when ive checked my bags, usually like a 5-10 minute wait

Quoting Bartond (Thread starter):
but there is virtually no signage telling you where to go if you're not on Delta or an international flight

Each station has a sign with the airlines, plus your boarding pass should have the gate, T-A-B-C-D-E is not that confusing. The ONLY confusing thing i see if that alot of people try to exit the train at terminal T for baggage claim/ ground transportation...they step out..look around then get back on the train.

Quoting Bartond (Thread starter):
It also feels closed in and sortof dark due to the relatively low ceilings and lack of light in there.

Terminals T A B and E are fine.... C and D can seem a little cramped


The ATL layout is designed to maximuze connectivity, same with an airport like DTW, and CVG.

Airports more desinged for O&D include... MCO, DFW, JFK, BOS etc and thus will have more landside facilities than ATL



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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
Terminals T A B and E are fine.... C and D can seem a little cramped

C and D are definitely narrower than T,A,B, and E. I think it had to do with something about Eastern not weighing in in time to have input on the design. Does that sound right to anyone?

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
The ATL layout is designed to maximuze connectivity, same with an airport like DTW, and CVG.

Airports more desinged for O&D include... MCO, DFW, JFK, BOS etc and thus will have more landside facilities than ATL

Exactly.


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3016 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

I've never been a big fan of ATL's Midfield complex. I still salivate thinking of the open-air observation deck at the old terminal!! If you think ATL is bad now, you should have seen/used it about 7-10 years ago, before they "brightened" the place up!! I never thought it was very attractive inside or out.


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
C and D can seem a little cramped

When is that construction on C suppose to start/end? I looked at one of the brochures advertising it, and it made C look VERY nice.



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User currently onlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3591 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I will take ATL over EWR/ORD/IAD/LAX/SFO/JFK...anyday.

It is very logically laid out and efficient for transferring pax. I think the layout is the one thing they did right. Much better than any of the airports mentioned above.

D councourse where Frontier flies into is a bit dark and cramped, but that is because they have not upgraded that councourse as they have the others. Might have to do with the carriers that fly from there, and some squabbling over who would pay for the upgrades.

Airtran and DL baggage claim has been very quick from my experience. The size of the baggage claim area for the number of flights reflects the fact that some 80%+ of the pax are transferring.

Cheers.


User currently offlineBlazingCessna From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Surprised you didn't take a stab at the "smokers lounges". ATL is one of the best airports I have ever been to. If you were wondering about he difficulty of finding other airlines flights, remember that ATL is Delta's sentimental home, and the design reflects it. You should have gone through there in the late 80's. If you had, you would not be complaining now! Man those old terminals were ubber nasty! All I know is that ATL has never lost my bags, have never made me feel unwelcome, and I can actually SMOKE A CIG without having to leave the security area or travel 15-25min! DFW is the worst, everytime I have connected though there they lost my luggage.

Ahh, enough of this. Rant over...  banghead 



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 5):
I will take ATL over EWR/ORD/IAD/LAX/SFO/JFK...anyday.

For international arrivals, ATL is not too well layed out.
Having to recheck luggage just to get it from Concourse E to (final) baggage claim is a weird procedure (but is imposed by ATL´s layout in order to maintain safety&security).

All my other international arrivals to the U.S. like LAX (TBIT & T2), PHX as well as connecting to onwards flights at DEN, ORD and IAD have been more pleasant than arriving internationally at ATL.

I can´t comment on Concourses T thru D, but baggage claim and check-in look indeed tiny when taking the total number of pax using ATL into account (but O&D is just a minor portion of these).
-HT



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User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
For international arrivals, ATL is not too well layed out.
Having to recheck luggage just to get it from Concourse E to (final) baggage claim is a weird procedure (but is imposed by ATL´s layout in order to maintain safety&security).

All my other international arrivals to the U.S. like LAX (TBIT & T2), PHX as well as connecting to onwards flights at DEN, ORD and IAD have been more pleasant than arriving internationally at ATL.

Ahh yes the 45 min tax for terminating international pax in ATL (CVG does this also). They are ostensibly going to fix this if they ever build the Jackson International terminal. Of course they could have split their international arrivals like IAD did, but then if you are connecting to a domestic flight and they send you bags to the landside arrival building there is no way you will ever make your connecting flight.


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I've used ATL many times for domestic connections, just went through a couple of weeks ago and will be going through again in a few days. It's always been pretty easy to connect and navigate, especially for an airport as busy as it is. The place could use a little sprucing up and it does get a bit packed. Concourse C is a bit run down but I noticed that it's been cleaned up a little and has new restrooms (at least at C-South). I noticed stuff about a renovation for the ASA/Delta Connection part of Concourse C and that sounds good...including a Crown Room Club IIRC. During long layovers, I like to head out to Concourse E since it's one of the nicer terminals and usually pretty quiet during the day. ATL is not nearly as enjoyable for spotting as ORD or the traffic isn't as interesting. Despite that, ATL is far less of a hassle and I've always found the staff at ATL to be pleasant which is something I can't always say for ORD. I'll be connecting in ORD next month so I'll have to compare it with ATL fresh in my mind.


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User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

ATL and it's DEN successor are incredibly well laid out in terms of connecting capacity.

Unfortunitly ATL's main concourses do not hold up as well. Security lines there are often very long, and I have even seen them route traffic downstairs thru the international "exit" area to boost capacity during crunch periods. I once waited about a hour and a half going thru security. That needs to change.

DEN is a successor to ATL's layout. Unlike ATL it does not have the long corridors underground to walk between the concourses, you have to take the tram, but the concourses are much wider and there is ample room to grow before the concourses hit the taxi ways.

DEN runways are also laid out much better then ATL's runways. It's not unusual to land at one of the outlaying runways in ATL and then sit there for 20 minutes as other planes take off on a interior runway).

The upcoming expansion will help a bit, but only if you are a international carrier. Given how much of the time the international gates are empty, I am not sure this is the wisest place for them to spend their money.


User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 10):
Unfortunitly ATL's main concourses do not hold up as well. Security lines there are often very long, and I have even seen them route traffic downstairs thru the international "exit" area to boost capacity during crunch periods. I once waited about a hour and a half going thru security. That needs to change.

It is the old international exit. The funny thing is that ATL has gotten all of this bad rap about security lines but recently I have yet to wait more than 20 min on a Monday morning (used to be the worst time). The increase in lanes has really helped. DEN is also pretty notorious for long security lines


User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 11):
It is the old international exit. The funny thing is that ATL has gotten all of this bad rap about security lines but recently I have yet to wait more than 20 min on a Monday morning (used to be the worst time). The increase in lanes has really helped. DEN is also pretty notorious for long security lines

Flying twice a week out of DEN at all periods, I have never waited longer then 20 minutes, on average, never more then 10 minutes in the last year. I used to leave every monday morning on a 7:30 am flights, and I rarely got thru security in less then 30 minutes, and missed a flight once despite being there 2 hours early on Fl.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8234 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

For the world's busiest airport, ATL is certainly easy to get around. It's not the most beautiful airport, in fact its terminals are quite the opposite of impressive (although the automatic trash cans are fantastic  silly  ), but they're practical and easy to use. That's what counts.


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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4663 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 10):
Unfortunitly ATL's main concourses do not hold up as well. Security lines there are often very long

I have need REALLY long lines.... Ive used ATL for 10 trips in the past 2 months and the worst was maybe 15 min. Longest ive ever seen was close to 30 min right before the July 4 weekend.



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User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

I think if you live in ATL or connect there often it is not a bad airport. If its your first time, it is a very wierd airport and it takes a lot of walking to get used to it, but if you can route your way through 1 concourse, you can go through any. And it is very easy to know which terminal your at in the transportation mall imho.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
The ONLY confusing thing i see if that alot of people try to exit the train at terminal T for baggage claim/ ground transportation...they step out..look around then get back on the train.



Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 10):
and I have even seen them route traffic downstairs thru the international "exit" area to boost capacity during crunch periods.



Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 11):
The increase in lanes has really helped. DEN is also pretty notorious for long security lines

Is this increase where I think it is: underground if you take the walking route from the A gates to the terminal you go through an OLD OLD security screening area. How does that work?


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

With us being the strong number 2 carrier out of Hotlanta, it is actually pretty easy to get around once you've been there done that a couple of times. The main thing is to listen carefully if fetching baggage because there are North and there are South Baggage carousels. I like the trains that talk to you and the escalator that sounds like Borris Carloff or Kelsea Grammer proclaiming You have entered the transportation zone... During the past two years, ATL has spruced up our concourses C and D, upgrading the Air Conditioning, etc. Concourse C looks a bit generic but, it is functional. And, once you clear through TSA/Security check points, the airport is your oyster, you can hop those talkey trains to any of the concourses including International Concourse E. Plus, there is an excellent variety of chain restaurant airport chow. I'd rather have a long layover at ATL than at my hometown airport BWI. Plus, you want CNN round the clock, there are TV monitors suspended from the ceiling with all the If it leads it bleeds news stories. Now, I especially ask my fellow FL crew members who work ATL if they get treated as well as DL? Sometimes at BWI though we are the second largest carrier we have to wait behind WN for attention. WN has got the shiney glitzy Concourse A and we make that 70's pier Concourse D our home. In addition, ATL seems better suited to our passengers with disabilities.

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User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I recently moved to Atlanta and expected a much nicer airport as well. However, there is construction going on everywhere at the airport, including a new runway. I e-mailed some executives at Hartsfield-Jackson and here are their friendly responses. Looks like Atlanta will be a beautiful airport when the renovation is complete!

First, we would like to thank you for your interest in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Second, we greatly appreciate you taking time out of your day to advise us of basic upkeep and cleanliness issues that were apparent to you during your trip through Atlanta.

We strive everyday to exceed our customers expectations, and we apologize for not meeting yours. Given that our terminal and concourse facilities have exceeded their design capacity and many of the original finishes have begun to experience tremendous wear and tear, the Airport has embarked on a series of cosmetic upgrade projects both in the terminal as well as all of the concourses. Many of these changes will go unnoticed to the travelers that infrequently utilize the facilities, but will effectively lighten and brighten all of the spaces, enhance hard-to-maintain finishes within reach of passengers (i.e., floors, walls, columns), and upgrade HVAC, windows, and lighting to a more stringent code with a higher energy efficiency rating.

Specifically in the terminal you should have noticed new hi-end red granite wainscot surfaces along with new stainless steel column coverings, both of which are highly durable and easily maintained. Coming by this summer will be new granite flooring and clear high bay windows. In the concourses, all main corridor carpeting will be replaced with new granite and quartz tile flooring, and the walls and columns will receive similar upgrades as the terminal. Additionally, all restrooms will see enhanced terrazzo flooring, porcelain wall finishes, new ceilings and lighting, granite countertops, and new fixtures, where appropriate. You may have already noticed our new lighting, ceilings and HVAC in the passenger areas of the corridors and holdrooms. At the train level, all stations will be upgraded with new flooring, wall surfaces, ceilings and lighting, while the moving sidewalk areas will receive newly painted areas and upgraded carpeting. Our web site contains more information on these improvements, as I have provided the link to the associated pages below.

Again, thank you for your kind suggestions, and we hope that next time you travel through Atlanta, your expectations will be met and exceeded. Have a pleasant 2006.
Best regards,

I also received these e-mails from an exec. in Planning & Development:

Thank you for your comments. Because it is our mission “to be the world’s best airport by exceeding customer expectations,” your input is very important to us. Please allow me this opportunity to apologize for the negative experience you encountered while at our airport.

We are currently undergoing major renovations all over the airport, including Concourses T & C. Renovations will include all carpet being replaced and new wall treatments, as well as new monitors and signage throughout. The Rental Car booths will be eliminated and a new Rental Car Facility will be built off-airport. The Parking Lots and the Ground Transportation areas will be renovated as well. For more information, please log on to our website at www.atlanta-airport.com and click on to “Airport Information,” the “Master Plan Summary.”

If I can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call me at the airport Customer Service Division at (404) 530-7300

And another e-mail from their friendly staff:

Again, thank you for your interest. I forgot to mention that we are also planning to build a new International Concourse that will be a separate structure from the rest of the airport. We’re hoping that it will be completed by 2010. Renovations in the terminals are already taking place. The walls are being sided with a beautiful pink marble and the pillars are being covered with wood and brushed steel. Also, the Information Desk has just been completely renovated with new wallpaper, carpet, and counters.

I am going to forward your comments to Ms. Sue Zaybal of our Planning & Development Division. She should be able to provide you with more details regarding upcoming plans. You should be hearing from her in the near future.

Thanks for writing!

And a response from another director (and I only wrote one e-mail to them!..seems like a great staff over at ATL)

Last year we installed new ceilings, lighting and air conditioning systems in the terminal and concourses. This year cosmetic upgrades on concourses T, A, B, C and D are scheduled to begin in February and last through the end of the year. Upgrades include new granite tile flooring in all of the concourse corridors, granite wainscot on the walls with upgraded paint above. Gate hold rooms will be recarpeted and new stainless steel column covers will be provided throughout all concourses. All restrooms will be totally renovated and, where possible, expanded with new lighter and brighter finishes. In addition, the Automated People Mover (APM) train mall will receive similar new finishes and lighting within the next year.

I hope this answers the remainder of your questions. I sincerely apologize that you were not satisfied with the current condition of our Airport. We have been well aware that we needed a facelift. Projects of this size and magnitude take time to get off the drawing board and into construction and had to be prioritized due to the greatest needs, and the potential for the greatest problems should something go awry prior to construction. Thus, the HVAC system, ceiling and fire protection systems were upgraded first (last 2 years), with the “aesthetics” to follow. We had record numbers of passengers during the holidays, which would partially account for an overwhelming amount of trash, but we are working hard to ensure that the restrooms are being maintained regularly. Hopefully on your next trip through Atlanta, you will see progress being made to improve our look.

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience here.


User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 2):
C and D are definitely narrower than T,A,B, and E. I think it had to do with something about Eastern not weighing in in time to have input on the design. Does that sound right to anyone?

Concourses A, B & C are the same size, it's the D concouse that is narrower. BTW, when Eastern had a hub in ATL, they operated out of 1/2 of B concourse (18 gates) and all of C (33 gates). Delta at the time had the other 1/2 of B and all of A concourse. Read that Southern Airways/Republic had their hub in the D concourse when the airport first opened and did not have much input on the size of it, Northwest then absorbed Republic and the hub was no more.


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

A little off topic but, What routes does FL have a higher market share than DL from ATL?


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User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 976 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2274 times:

With all the bellyaching I do, I happen to think Hartsfield is one superb airport!

The design is brilliant. Checkin isn't the greatest, but that has more to do with our dingbat so-called security and the occasional pile up into the atrium area. Once you clear security, and that doesn't take long, it's down the escalator to the train, which reliably arrives every 90 seconds or so. There is no trouble going in either direction, and reaching the next terminal takes roughly 1 minute. Not bad. Trains can be crowded, but at their worst, they are nowhere near packed or uncomfortable.

My complaint: the terminals are unquestionably getting long in tooth. The carpeting is clearly showing its age. And getting from the train to the far end of a concourse, and visa versa can be one royal pain. Why moving transport was never installed into these 1000 foot long buildings is anyone's guess. And C and D are definitely narrow. And why you have to re-clear airport security at the international E terminal to return to the other concourses is beyond me.

Shops have improved, and so have the restaurants. While not gourmet quality, we are several notches above fast food, which is also available.

My bottom line: this airport works. It may be lacking glamour at this point in its existence, but considering the hoards of passengers who move through it every day, and the gross inefficiency and corruption of the Atlanta City Government, Hartsfield is a pearl to use, if you live here.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2232 times:

Quoting Bartond (Thread starter):
Is anyone else not impressed with ATL in general? Their passenger numbers and connection abilities via Delta and Skyteam are great but I think that place is a mess.

Not the international arrivals terminal. It was built for the Atlanta Olympics, and is quite nice - a much better arrival experience compared to MIA, IAD, or JFK.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
Part of the reason why i love working with dozens of airports each year is the fact that no two airports are alike, each one is designed differently based on needs and demands.

same here. If every airport was the same, how boring would that be?

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
All my other international arrivals to the U.S. like LAX (TBIT & T2), PHX as well as connecting to onwards flights at DEN, ORD and IAD have been more pleasant than arriving internationally at ATL.

You have got to be kidding. The only US airport with a superior international arrival experience to ATL is ORD - IMO, of course. SFO and Bradley are OK, but MIA is an overcrowded zoo, IAD is OK if you get to stay in the midfield C customs zone, but hell otherwise, and to arrive in JFK off of a DL flight is a descent into a filthy never never land, where you might see your baggage within 60 minutes of arrival IF you are lucky, and getting a taxi for your trip to LGA to catch a shuttle flight because you've missed your JFK connection is a chore.


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2216 times:

The only thing that I found peculiar on my last trip through was that the TVs in the AA gate areas were showing a game that wasn't the Falcons game, which was going on at the Georgia Dome.

As for the color of the exterior, I've heard two different stories. First is that the exterior is peach colored, since Georgia is the Peach State. Second is that the exterior is supposed to be the color of Georgia dirt, which is orange-red clay.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 21):
Quoting HT (Reply 7):
All my other international arrivals to the U.S. like LAX (TBIT & T2), PHX as well as connecting to onwards flights at DEN, ORD and IAD have been more pleasant than arriving internationally at ATL.

You have got to be kidding.

Hardly, though I´ve successfully avoided BOS, JFK and MIA until now.
Upon arrival at ATL, it took me exactly 2h from touchdown (inbound from CDG) until boarding the rental car-shuttle with various bottlenecks in ATL´s op´s to blame (see TR Crossing The Atlantic In Business Class: DL Vs. AF (by HT Dec 20 2005 in Trip Reports) ).
That´s my experience at ATL and I didn´t like that one too much, while "departure" was okay ... Big grin
-HT



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 19):
A little off topic but, What routes does FL have a higher market share than DL from ATL?

We beat DL in a landslide with our ATL-BWI service! On an average day we have at least 6 ATL-BWI and 6 BWI-ATL and some flights are on our 137 Boeing 737-700's.

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 20):
With all the bellyaching I do, I happen to think Hartsfield is one superb airport!

Dear GeorgiaAme: If you worked out/with you'd be having multiple litters of kittens! Remember, BWI is state owned and operated. This is the stuff of an entire thread which I won't get into now. I'm still trying to get one damn floodlamp bulb replaced on the bottom side of our jetway! Need I say more. WN being the big bananna gets all the attention with their shiny showcase spanking new pier A. When you are on A pier you don't even feel like it's BWI!
Now don't get me wrong, there are some cool ladies and gentlemen who work their ass off for the Maryland Aviation Administration but, I sometimes feel beuarocracy and all those state/federal holidays sort of bog things down.



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User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

If ATL is your final destination, it can be a pain in the ass, but i can say that about any airport (i live in GNV, which sees about a flight an hour, and it takes at least 30 mins. to get my bags for a 70-seater!!!), but as a connecting airport, it is incredibly easy to get from one terminal to the other. If anything, I would complain about ATL's weather...Not much can be done there though  Smile


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