flymia
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ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:54 pm

Hey everyone, I am flying DCA-ATL-TLH tonight with a quick layover in ATL but tomorrow I am flying back up to DC with 2 and half hours in ATL. I will be there from about 6-8:30pm its been a while since I have been in ATL. Any suggestions on the best place to eat and also which is the best Delta lounge (not first class). Also any interesting planes in at that time? 777LR? A330? What terminal would the heavies be at.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:43 pm

Terminal E is where you should hang out for all the International birds.....they will also have a few over at A as well......E is my favorite place to kill time. The terminal seems much more roomy and there are more places to get unobstructed views of takeoffs and landings and just good views. The windows are huge there as well. The food court can be good and the Japanese restaurant there is fantastic ( a little pricey). Most likely a few A 330's will be there and I am sure a few 777's as well. Plenty of 767's are likely......
 
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:42 pm

Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 1):
The food court can be good and the Japanese restaurant there is fantastic ( a little pricey).

  

For as large as ATL is, the food options are pretty thin. If you aren't feeling the ethnic thing, Paschal's is pretty good (southern).
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:32 pm

Definitely head over to concourse E for the best spotting opportunities and for a little elbow room in the concourse. The 77L to JNB should be leaving while you're there. You should see an A330. And 767s should be common.

I've never had time to eat much at ATL. so I'm not much help for you in that department.
 
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:38 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 1):
Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 3):

Thanks for the suggestions!
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:37 am

One Flew South in concourse E is a great place to grab a bite. No views, but good food.
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:44 am

Quoting flymia (Thread starter):
its been a while since I have been in ATL. Any suggestions on the best place to eat

Unless you like fast food chains then eating options at ATL are very limited. There is a Chilis (hardly gourmet I know) upstairs in the A concourse that was about the best I could find on a recent trip.
 
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:14 am

I just grabbed some fast food as I lost track of time going around Concourse E. Great spots to watch takeoffs and landings and seeing the heavies at the gates. Also got to see the AN-225 that is there.

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 5):
One Flew South in concourse E is a great place to grab a bite.

I saw that, looked good but did not have the time.
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:18 am

When I have time at ATL, Qdoba on concourse E is pretty good. That's also the same concourse as most of the heavies and international flights, so good spotting there. Have a good trip!

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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:48 am

FWIW, Sojourners Cafe in E offers free wi-fi if you eat there. Pretty handy. I'm not sure about in the other concourses, but I would imagine so.

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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:41 pm

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 3):
Definitely head over to concourse E for the best spotting opportunities and for a little elbow room in the concourse. The 77L to JNB should be leaving while you're there. You should see an A330. And 767s should be common

Don't forget that you can see the Cessna Caravan's out there on E as well. I always thought that was the weirdest thing about that concourse. All the big airplanes and then the tiny ones too.

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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:39 pm

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 10):
Don't forget that you can see the Cessna Caravan's out there on E as well. I always thought that was the weirdest thing about that concourse. All the big airplanes and then the tiny ones too.

I saw those two Caravans took a few pictures of them it was pretty cool to see them right near a BA 777.
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:32 am

When I went there (Concourse E) I saw a KE 744 and an MD11 from World Airways, other than that - it was DL World!  

But yes, I do agree, Concourse E is usually quieter and much more peaceful, compared to the other concourses (especially Concourse B which was so packed)

However, the food court at Concourse B was also great, the place was packed and rather small but it was directly next to the gates, the windows were floor to ceiling and the view was amazing.
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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:46 pm

Last week I had a 2 1/2 hour layover in ATL, since my flight was departing from E concourse, I parked myself at the SC near gate 14. There are 2 SC’s in “E” almost next to each other, the first one has almost no views out the windows, but the other one has great views.

I had a chair next to the windows and over the course of an hour, I watched an Air France 777 being serviced, loaded and pushed back from where I was seated, I was no more than 100 feet from the cockpit and had a birds eye view of the activity.

After the 777 pushed back, a DL 737 taxied in and I watched them unload this airplane. Then I had to leave to go board my flight.

I would definitely stop at this SC again if I had another long ATL layover, even if I was not departing from “E”, the club was not that crowded. I did not eat at any of the restaurants there, but it looked like there was a decent selection of places to eat. And I agree with the other posters about the ambience of “E”, it is a lot better than the crowded concourses that make up the rest of ATL.

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RE: ATL Layover, Suggestions Please....

Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:24 am

If you have access to Delta Skyclub, the one that is relatively new and looks over at the new "F" terminal has great views. I am pretty sure it is the one across from E15. It also has a great bar!
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