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Hartsfield-Jackson offers holiday travel tips
By Katena Carvajales                                          

Hartsfield-Jackson wants to help passengers be prepared for the busy holiday travel season.

“We are excited to welcome another holiday season and are well-prepared to get passengers to their destinations,” said Aviation General Manager Louis Miller. “Customers should follow these simple steps to reduce stress and enjoy a pleasant travel experience.” 

Tips for stress-free travel:

  1. Arrive 90 minutes before domestic flights and two hours before international flights.

  2. Sign up for Trak-a-Flight, the Airport’s free service that delivers updated flight information to email accounts, PDAs or mobile devices.

  3. Check security wait times online at www.atlanta-airport.com, or sign up for Trak-a-Line to have real-time checkpoint wait times sent to email accounts or mobile devices.

  4. Take your pet to Hartsfield-Jackson’s dog park for a last-minute pit stop. It’s a fully fenced, 1,000-square-foot area on the south end of the Ground Transportation center. The park contains rock and grass areas, benches, artwork and Mutt Mitts, biodegradable bags for pet waste.

  5. Call 1-877-ATL-PARK or visit the Airport’s website (www.atlanta-airport.com) for information about parking availability. Take advantage of the Airport’s more than 8,000 spaces in the convenient Park-Ride lots, which cost only $9 per day and offer shuttle service to the terminal.

  6. Have a mobile device with Internet capability? Use the Airport’s mobile website, www.iflyatl.com, to find maps, parking availability, concessions locations and more. If you have an Android phone, Google Maps now includes an indoor map of Hartsfield-Jackson that can direct you to nearby concessions, restrooms and more. Click here for more information.

  7. Use the Airport’s hourly parking lots when picking up or dropping off passengers. Parking in these lots is free for the first 15 minutes and costs just $2 for the first hour. Unattended vehicles parked at the curb will be ticketed and towed.

  8. Remember the rules about carry-on baggage: one bag plus one personal item per passenger. Personal items include purses, briefcases, laptop computers and backpacks. Contact your airline for additional details.

  9. Follow the Transportation Security Administration’s 3-1-1 rule for carry-ons: 3.4-ounce (100 ml) bottle or less (by volume); one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; one bag per passenger placed in the screening bin.

  10. Wait until you reach your destination to wrap presents. Wrapped gifts may be opened and inspected.

© 2011 Hartsfield-Jackson News. A Publication from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. All rights reserved.

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