BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 750 times:
I was in ATL on the 7th of September in the 2nd year of the 21st century., and I was wanting to know the history. I heard they closed it for a little while, and then reopened it. My question is While walking down that thing, I got a little bit exhausted. It kind of made me tired walking down what seemed to be an endless tunnel. I enjoy the historical signifigance of this place, but aren't the trains much more efficient?
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 735 times:
It is a long walk, but it was better for connecting between certain gates (I forget which ones) so that you wouldn't have to go all the way down the corridor to get on the train, then ride the train to the other concourse, only to have to walk all the way back up again. It did actually save time.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 699 times:
Those gates after eastern left were the origional VJ gates... VJ/Airscam moved their gates from the north side to the southside asa took over allowing pax from b north to connect to c north apparnetly ea also had a primative maglev bag transport system and one of the first electronic bag sorting systems both of which were removed...
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 652 times:
In their heyday, EA controlled 1/2 of Concourse B (gates B-15 and higher, if I recall correctly) and all of Concourse C. They built this separate underground connecting tunnel to allow quicker transit from the high-end B gates to the high-end C gates. This saved connecting passengers the time and trouble of coming to the center of the Concourse to go down to the underground transportation mall to make the switch to the other Concourses.
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Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 610 times:
Actually, ValuJet moved from the "high" C gates to the "low" C gates long before the AirTran merger. It was done in preparation for the Olympic games, and was completed by April 1996, when the concourse was refurbished by the city.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 576 times:
It is in the ASA side of Concourse C. There is a sign that says ENTRANCE TO CONCOURSE B. Ya can't miss it if you go to the ASA side of 'C'. If you are walking in the North Direction, it will be on your left. If you are walking in the South Direction (Towards "The Hole" on AirTran's side) it will be on your right.