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Need willpower to keep those resolutions? Hartsfield-Jackson can help
By Staff Writers

Hartsfield-Jackson wants passengers to soar to new heights in 2010. The Airport successfully kept its resolutions for 2009 and has several enhancements ready to help travelers do the same for themselves in 2010.

The following features at Hartsfield-Jackson are sure to help people achieve some of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

Stop and smell the roses.
(add bullet) Hartsfield-Jackson has a variety of art, exhibits and musical performances throughout the year to enhance the Airport environment and delight travelers.
(add bullet) Many of the Airport’s concessions offer local flavors to savor, including Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, Paschal’s, Piedmont Park TravelMart, Georgia Aquarium’s Beyond the Reef, Zoo Atlanta’s Panda Veranda and Buckhead Books/Café Intermezzo.

Get fit.
(add bullet) Z-Market, Bistro del Sol and Proof of the Pudding kiosks are among the Airport’s concessions that offer healthy menu options.
(add bullet) Instead of taking the train, passengers can walk from one end of the Airport to the other if time permits. The distance from the Atrium to Concourse E is one mile.
(add bullet) The Airport’s Reebok stores are great sources for the latest in athletic wear.

Eliminate stress/stay healthy.
(add bullet) Passengers with a layover can retreat to the Minute Suites, on-site private rooms where they can take a nap or get some work done in a quiet space. Hartsfield-Jackson is the only U.S. airport to offer this service.
(add bullet) Hartsfield-Jackson also is one of only a few airports to offer full-service spas, which are operated by XpresSpa.
(add bullet) The AeroClinic in the Atrium is a convenient, quick clinic for those in need of minor health care and well-care treatments.

Spend more time with family.
(add bullet) Hartsfield-Jackson makes it easy to stay connected with family members around the world, with nonstop service to 156 U.S. destinations and 80-plus international destinations in 50 countries.
(add bullet) The new rental car center, which opened in December, helps passengers get to their destinations more quickly and conveniently than ever.
(add bullet) If a loved one has four legs, the new dog park at Hartsfield-Jackson is the perfect place to play together before or after a flight.

Get organized.
(add bullet) Travel can be a breeze if passengers plan accordingly. Travelers should follow the Transportation Safety Administration’s 3-1-1 rule and print boarding passes ahead of time.
(add bullet) Passengers can check the Airport’s Web site to track flights, get updates on parking availability and gauge wait times at security checkpoints.
(add bullet) The Neat Company, which has five locations at Hartsfield-Jackson, offers an electronic system for scanning and filing paper receipts and other documents.|

Save money.
(add bullet) The Airport’s Park-Ride parking is just $9 a day, competitive with and more convenient than off-site parking. Another affordable option is to take MARTA, which has a stop inside the Airport.
(add bullet) Concessions operated by The Paradies Shops, such as The New York Times Books & News, offer a “read and return” program, in which customers can return books that they purchased within six months and receive 50 percent of the cost back.

Learn something new.
(add bullet) Rosetta Stone, the No. 1 language-learning software, has locations at the Airport.
(add bullet) Passengers can experience another culture by exploring the Zimbabwean sculptures between Concourse T and Concourse A, and they can brush up on important moments in history with the Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit on Concourse E. The Airport’s rotating and permanent art exhibits will enrich the mind and soul.
(add bullet) Bookstores throughout the Airport offer a wealth of knowledge on nearly any topic.

For those who resolved to enrich their minds and save money in 2010, The New York Times Books & News store’s “read and return” program can help with both objectives.



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