in the news
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest times of the year at Hartsfield-Jackson, and the media reminded passengers of the expected volume and shared the Airport’s tips for hassle-free travel.
All four local network affiliates (WGCL-TV Channel 46, WXIA-TV Channel 11, WSB-TV Channel 2 and WAGA-TV Channel 5 — not available online), the Weather Channel (not available online), The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (stories on the Monday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving), the Atlanta Business Chronicle and WABE 90.1 FM reported on the holiday travel.
In other news:
- Hartsfield-Jackson’s introduction of the Thanks Again loyalty program, which awards frequent-flier miles to those who spend money on parking and concessions, drew coverage from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; WXIA-TV Channel 11’s College Park community site; WMC-MEM, the Memphis, Tenn., NBC affiliate (not available online); and the Stuck at the Airport blog by Harriet Baskas.
- Hartsfield-Jackson’s ongoing upgrade to its concessions program has attracted widespread coverage. Stories and blogs appeared in November regarding Food Network Kitchen (CBS News and Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel), B-ICONIC (The Moodie Report), Lorena Garcia Tapas Bar (AviationPros.com) and Fresh to Order (FastCasual.com and AL.com blog in Alabama). Global Airport Cities reported on the “luxury shopping esplanade” — seven new high-end shops on Concourse F.
- CBS Atlanta advised travelers of the best places in Hartsfield-Jackson to enjoy adult beverages.
- Atlanta Daily World published a story about an Airport event to dedicate “A Walk Through Atlanta History,” the informative exhibit in the Transportation Mall between concourses B and C.
- One Flew South, the upscale restaurant on Concourse E, continues to receive nationwide acclaim. In November, CNN shared “Bizarre Foods” show star Andrew Zimmern’s recommendations for airport dining, including One Flew South, and the San Francisco Chronicle shared the results of a survey that ranked One Flew South among the best places for airport food in the world.
- Another Airport concession that is getting noticed is Minute Suites on Concourse B. Minute Suites won second place in the Best New Consumer Service Concept category in the Airports Council International–North America 2012 Airport Concessions Contest. PRWeb, a public relations company, distributed the report, which was picked up by media such as The Moodie Report and the San Francisco Chronicle.
- The East Atlanta Patch site reported on Hartsfield-Jackson’s partnership with Crim Open Campus to help students learn the skills needed to become marketable job candidates.
- GlobalAtlanta explored the idea of an aerotropolis, an urban development centered on and fueled by an airport, in Atlanta based on the “irreplaceable economic engine” of Hartsfield-Jackson.
- The Jaunted blog reported that Hartsfield-Jackson and other airports are making sure that busy travelers have no excuse for failing to get a flu shot this winter.