Question for anyone familiar with Atlanta airport

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Hola!

    Going to be arriving at Atlanta airport in the near future, meeting friends
    arriving on another flight at another terminal.

    We are going to have a car service picking us up at one of the terminals.

    Here is the question....

    I will be arriving at the Continental terminal.

    Is there a quick way to go from the Continental baggage claim over to
    the Delta baggage claim where I will be meeting my friends and car service?


    I would guess the best way is to get on the train that goes from terminal
    to terminal. However, I hope I don't have to go through security again in
    order to access that train.

    Any assistance that you can provide would be appreciated.
     
  2. Steve_Tk

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    Atlanta's airport is actually fairly easy in that regard. There are not terminals on seperate sides of the aiport, like at other locations.

    Look at this: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.airwise.com/airports/us/ATL/images/atl_parking_map.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.airwise.com/airports/us/ATL/ATLparking_map.html&h=344&w=387&sz=14&tbnid=o9xohAZw-4I3qM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=123&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmap%2Bof%2Batlanta%2Bairport&hl=en&usg=__9SR6-z3dMFx1TmEKdbg4ATB8elQ=&ei=BSJnSujDO47uswPo6ZT1Dg&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=5&ct=image

    When you land, you don't land at a continental "terminal", you will land at one of the concourses, could be anything from T-E, but E is usually international (I've landed there on domestic flights many times before). If you land at E, don't try to walk to the Terminal North/South, it's over a mile. Just ride the train to baggage, When you get off the train walk up the escalator (You will see all the families waiting behind security line here). Turn right to go to contenentals baggage (blue side), grab your bags (you will be in what is Terminal north), then turn around and walk the other direction to terminal south (red side), which is the delta side. You will see the Delta baggage ahead of you and directly beyond that is the doors where the car service/taxis/pickup is. It's not a far walk from that side to the Delta side.
    Edited by Steve_Tk - 7/22/2009 at 02:46 pm GMT
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Steve,

    Greatly, greatly appreciate the help. Seems easier than I had anticipated.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    I think Delta has almost the entire South side concourses at Hartsfield-Jackson, since ATL is the main hub for Delta. So, all other carriers ends up on the North side concourses.

    Steve is correct in that once you find your way to your plane's baggage claim area on the north side, it's about 100 yards (I'm guessing) to get to the Delta baggage claim area on the south end.
     
  5. Steve_Tk

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    Patrick is right. But you still will be riding the same train, regardless if you are on the north or south end of the concourse (and appears you will be on the north side).
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    I mistyped about the North and South concourses, I meant to convey that the South side of the airport is basically all Delta, while the North side is almost everything but Delta in terms of ticketing counters, self-check-in terminals, and baggage claim.

    Once you check your bags in (or get your boarding pass) at either end of the airport, then you walk to the center area and look for the escalator and ride it down to the train level, and from there you ride the train to the proper concourse (which will entail another escalator ride up to the concourse level itself) that has your airplane's boarding gate.

    Of course, if you are flying into the airport, you reverse the itenerary, get off the plane at the gate, walk towards the escalator to get to the train, and ride the train to the point where it tells you that is the stop for baggage claim, transportation, etc. Once you ride the escalator up (it's a long escalator ride), you'll get dumped to the center of the airport, and that's where you'd head to the North side to pick up your luggage, and then backtrack and head to the south end to meet your friend (as Steve stated in his initial reply).
     
  7. Kevin Hewell

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    Plus, the escalators are at the center of the concourses.
     

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