ATL: Navigating The World's Busiest Airport
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the World's busiest airport, with over 100 million annual travelers passing through. ATL has 7 concourses, T, and A-F, it is also home to Delta Airlines, one of the world's largest airports, as well it's a focus city for low-cost giant Southwest Airlines. The Atlanta airport is truly like its own little city with everything you can think of.
ATL can be a very confusing place in many ways, yet some simple tricks and knowledge may make it not so complicated.
Here's some knowledge of Atlanta's concourses:
All 7 Concourses and baggage claim (domestic and international) are reachable airside by using the plane train located underground below the terminals, and a train arrives at each stop roughly every 60 seconds or so.
Atlanta has countless numbers of fast food and sit-down restaurants along with pretty much every consumer store you could ever think of. Everything from dozens of Hudson News stores to a Brookstone's to many Clothing stores and more!
Concourse T: Home to the main security checkpoint, because of this being one of only two checkpoints in the airport lines, can take well over an hour even with TSA PreCheck and CLEAR Security. Gates T1-T17
Airlines of Concourse T: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines.
Concourse A: Gates A1-A34
Airlines of Concourse A: Delta Airlines
Concourse B: Gates B1-B36
Airlines of Concourse B: Delta Airlines
Concourse C: Gates C1-C57
Airlines of Concourse C: Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines
Concourse D: Gates D1-D46
Airlines of Concourse D: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines, and WestJet
Concourse E: International Concourse, Gates E1-E36
Airlines of Concourse E: AeroMexico Connect, Air Choice One, Boutique Air, Delta Airlines, and jetBlue Airways
Concourse F: Home to Security Checkpoint #2 and The International Concourse. Concourse F is the newest, nicest, and most efficient concourse. Travel tip, when going through security use concourse F then take the air train to your gate, it usually takes between 5-10 minutes to get through security there versus T which can and often is over an hour long. Gates F1-F12
Airlines of Concourse F: AeroMexico Connect, Air Canada Express, Air France, Delta Airlines, jetBlue Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Southwest Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic
Destinations served by the airlines of Atlanta:
Air Canada Express: Toronto-Pearson
Air Choice One: Jackson, TN
Air France: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Alaska Airlines: Seattle/Tacoma
American Airlines: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, and Washington–National
American Eagle: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Miami, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington–National
Boutique Airlines: Greenville (MS) and Muscle Shoals
British Airways: London-Heathrow
Delta Airlines: Akron/Canton, Albany (NY), Albuquerque, Allentown, Amsterdam, Appleton, Aruba, Asheville, Augusta (GA), Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Belize City, Bermuda, Birmingham (AL), Bogotá, Bonaire, Boston, Brussels, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Buffalo, Burbank, Cancún, Cartagena, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City (IA), Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV), Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago–Midway, Chicago–O'Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbia (SC), Columbus–Glenn, Cozumel, Dallas–Love, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dayton, Daytona Beach, Denver, Des Moines, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Detroit, Düsseldorf, El Paso, Fayetteville/Bentonville, Fayetteville (NC), Flint, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Frankfurt, Gainesville, George Town/Great Exuma Island, Grand Cayman, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Gulfport/Biloxi, Harrisburg, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston–Hobby, Houston–Intercontinental, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jackson (MS), Jacksonville (FL), Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Kansas City, Key West, Kingston–Norman Manley, Knoxville, Lafayette, Lagos, Las Vegas, Lexington, Liberia (CR), Lima, Little Rock, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Louisville, Madison, Madrid, Managua, Manchester (NH), Melbourne (FL), Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mobile, Montego Bay, Monterrey, Munich, Nashville, Nassau, Newark, New Orleans, Newport News, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ontario, Orange County, Orlando, Panama City (FL), Panama City–Tocumen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Port-au-Prince, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Providence, Providenciales, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Quito, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Roanoke, Roatán, Rochester (NY), Rome–Fiumicino, Sacramento, St. Louis, St. Lucia–Hewanorra, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), San José (Costa Rica), San José del Cabo, San Juan, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile, Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Sarasota, Savannah, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sioux Falls, Stuttgart, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tegucigalpa, Tokyo–Haneda (begins March 28, 2020), Tokyo–Narita (ends March 27, 2020), Toronto–Pearson, Tri-Cities (TN), Tucson, Tulsa, Vancouver, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National, West Palm Beach, White Plains, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Wilmington (NC) with seasonal service to Anchorage, Antigua, Barcelona, Bozeman, Dublin, Eagle/Vail, Green Bay, Grenada, Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Jackson Hole, Kalispell, Milan–Malpensa, Missoula, Montrose, Myrtle Beach, Oakland, Palm Springs, Reno/Tahoe, St. Croix, St. Kitts, South Bend, Venice–Marco Polo, and Zürich
Delta Connection: Akron/Canton, Albany (GA), Alexandria, Allentown, Appleton, Asheville, Augusta (GA), Baton Rouge, Bloomington/Normal, Brunswick, Burlington (VT), Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Charleston (WV), Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Columbia (SC), Columbus (GA), Columbus (MS), Dothan, Evansville, Fayetteville/Bentonville, Fayetteville (NC), Flint, Fort Smith, Fort Wayne, Freeport, Gainesville, George Town/Great Exuma Island, Green Bay, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Gulfport/Biloxi, Havana, Hilton Head, Jacksonville (NC), Key West, Knoxville, Lafayette, Lexington, Lincoln, Mobile, Moline/Quad Cities, Monroe, Montgomery, Montréal–Trudeau, New Bern, Newport News, Peoria, Roanoke, Rochester (MN), Shreveport, South Bend, Springfield/Branson, Tallahassee, Tri-Cities (TN), Tulsa, Valdosta, White Plains, Wilmington (NC) with seasonal to Aspen, Elmira (NY), Fargo, Jackson (MS), Little Rock, Myrtle Beach, North Eleuthera, Rapid City, and Traverse City
Frontier Airlines: Denver, Las Vegas, Long Island/Islip, Los Angeles, Miami, New York–LaGuardia, Newark (begins December 10, 2019), Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham (begins November 14, 2019), Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Juan, Trenton and seasonal service to Austin, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, San Antonio, Tampa
jetBlue Airways: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York–JFK, Orlando
Korean Air: Seoul-Incheon
Qatar Airways: Doha
Southwest Airlines: Austin, Baltimore, Boston (ends January 5, 2020), Cancún, Chicago–Midway, Cleveland, Columbus–Glenn, Dallas–Love, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Greenville/Spartanburg, Houston–Hobby, Indianapolis, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis (begins March 7, 2020), Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York–LaGuardia, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Punta Cana, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego, Tampa, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National, and West Palm Beach
Spirit Airlines: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa and seasonal service to Atlantic City and Denver
Turkish Airlines: Istanbul
United Airlines: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington–Dulles
United Express: Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, and Washington–Dulles
Virgin Atlantic London-Heathrow and Manchester (UK)
Some of my Personal Favorite Places To Eat:
Bobby's Burger Palace: Concourse B, Airside
Ecco: Italian: Concourse F, Second Level, Airside
One Flew South: Southern, Concourse E, Food Hall, Airside
Carrabba's: Italian, Concourse C, Main Level, Airside
I hope this guide helps you to travel more efficiently throughout The World’s Busiest Airport.
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