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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

How is Atlanta as far as flight delays/long lines, etc. are concerned? How early do I need to get to the airport?

Have there been any major lines in the last few days? Naturally, i have to check luggage, and have a mid morning flight

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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Getting back to normal. Calculate 30 minutes to pass security, this is worst possible scenario right now. Time spent at the ticketcounter depends on your airline ..


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1697 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

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 2):
2 hours in advance should be OK

That's usually when I leave home. And I live in Alpharetta.  silly 



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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

OK, I am staying at the Holiday Inn North, will take the shuttle bus - 9AM flight - when do I need to leave the hotel???

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

HI Airport North? (there are several HI North's in Atlanta). Being in morning rush/peak hour - if you take the 7am you're fine and should also have plenty of time for a Starbucks.


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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

One thing is for sure..... You'll probably be number 33 for takeoff at some point especially if you're flying out in the morning. Too much trafiic....reminds me of EWR.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 6):
One thing is for sure..... You'll probably be number 33 for takeoff at some point especially if you're flying out in the morning. Too much trafiic....reminds me of EWR.

Have you flown through ATL since the debanked the flights? The delays are nowhere near where they used to be...and they were horrid.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

I fly through on Thursday. Where's the "Chili's"?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 7):
Have you flown through ATL since the debanked the flights? The delays are nowhere near where they used to be...and they were horrid.

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).


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 8):
Where's the "Chili's"?

Check out http://www.atlanta-airport.com since there is more than one. Try Paschal's instead if you can. You can eat Chili's anywhere.

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).

I'm not saying you won't get delays but I've noticed a lot less these days. I've been in those 30+ deep lines on the taxiway and I haven't seen one in over a year.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):
I'm not saying you won't get delays but I've noticed a lot less these days. I've been in those 30+ deep lines on the taxiway and I haven't seen one in over a year.

The new runway also has helped a lot.



/// U N I T E D
User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Well, hotel said I need to be on the 6:30 shuttle for a 9AM flight- seems a bit extreme, but I'll do it

User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1318 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!

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1242 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

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4745 posts, RR: 45
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 14):
went back to D, got breakfast at Quizno's, biggest problem - falling asleep while waiting to board my flight

You shoulda headed to A for some Chic-Fil-A!

YUMMY!



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

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

User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1220 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.

Kevin


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1202 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...
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4745 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 16):
chic filet for breakfast?????

oh yeah!!!!! see this:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 18):
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

Now thats what I'm talkin' about



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1138 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  Wink .


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