Nwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
Thanks - so with an e-ticket and on line check in, 30 minutes for security, 20 minutes to return rental car, 20 minutes to check luggage, and 10 minutes to get to the gate - 2 hours in advance should be OK
EWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 396 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1179 times:
I flew thru ATL 3 times so far this year, once on FL and twice on DL. I have to say on one flight we were # 1 for takeoff. I couldn't believe it! But the other two times we were #20 something. That one time had to be a one-of-a-kind fluke!
Nwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1103 times:
Update - travel thru Atlanta is pretty easy - hotel recommended 6:30 AM shuttle bus for 9AM flight - check in on NWA is easy with e-kiosks - platinum line took 10 minutes max - no smoking area in terminal D, so went back to C, smoked, used the ladies room, went back to D, got breakfast at Quizno's, biggest problem - falling asleep while waiting to board my flight
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4314 posts, RR: 22 Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1081 times:
I've been to ATL numerous times in the morning on redeye flights. Luckily I never had the option to start at ATL, otherwise the lines would be hectic in the AM. However, ATL is very busy from 6am til 9am, and god knows how long the lines are. I figure a good half an hour or so. I had to connect thru ATL at 7:30am and tranffered between two terminals and overheard a passenger said she waited in the sercurity line for nearly 2 hours and almost missed her flight.
Too be on the safe side, I'd leave the hotel at 6:30am or earlier.
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1063 times:
Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 16): chic filet for breakfast????? Quizno's with no coffee is bad enough - should have gone to Chili's - other way on D, and gotten a real breakfast with coffee
sandwhich for breakfast?????? Chick-fil-A doesn't server chickfilas that early. The server something way better. Its like a mini chickfila but it is on a biscuit similar to one you would get at Popeyes or KFC.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 999 times:
Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 9): Yes I have but it was at night and I figured traffic was just low. I must be wrong then coz last day flight out of ATL I had was horrible (traffic).
Sounds like another day when several severe t-storms have passed through. Flights get backed up pretty back because of that, but the employees usually manage to make up a good portion of that, e.g. through turning a CDG-bound 777 in just 60 minutes .