I flew into ATL
many times as a kid during the 1970s. I remember the light blue trim of the exterior buildings, many times you had no jetway, hallways were narrow, the "roundtable" terminals at the end of the concourses, United had a big presence at ATL
Eastern I think had the western most concourse, United, Northwest had one of the middle ones, then Southern and Delta(eastern most concourses). I'm not 100% on which one Southern had, they may have shared with Eastern.
I flew on Eastern to and from ATL
on my family's summer trips to Yugoslavia. I think we once flew a Delta L1011 from JFK
and then connected with an EA
flight to TLH
Our Christmas trips to Cleveland from TLH
to see cousins were on UA
737s to/from ATL
I do remember staying on the Eastern 727 in ATL
coming from JFK
and continuing to TLH
. I actually walked down the rear stairs which were down stood there for a moment and walked back up into the cabin. Nobody said anything or stopped me from doing it. Guess it was a sign of the times back then.
I also have a vivid memory from within one of the roundtable gates of looking up through the upper windows and seeing a Braniff two tone avacado green 727-200 taking off.
Oh and one last memory, little lockers where you put your bags in if your stopover was long, hotdogs from some little restaurant, a very cool shop that had small diecast models, linoleum tiled floors with tiny gold , grey and black flecks in it. So far that's what I can recall.
Ooops one more...........the summer of '76 on an EA
727 I was sitting in the lefthand side window seat as we taxied, I can still see a Delta 727-200 rolling with the 1776-1976 widget through the window across the aisle.