Transportation mall ceilings to undergo dramatic renovation

When traveling through ATL, have you noticed the gutted ceilings in the transportation mall between concourses? When you step off the Plane Train, you may find the visual a bit unsightly, but give us a little time and soon you will behold a newly renovated look. The Airside Modernization Project will revamp and modernize the ceilings, tunnel and signage in the transportation mall. What is noticeable now is the demolition of the existing ceilings. The

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Starbucks Atrium

Coffee and tea lovers: rejoice! A temporary Starbucks is now open to replace the atrium location that closed in September for ATLNext renovations at the main security checkpoint. These upgrades are making way for new Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs) that will boost efficiency and ultimately decrease security wait times. "Serving our customers is always the ultimate goal," said Chilly Ewing, Hartsfield-Jackson concessions director. "Many customers were disappointed that we had to close the existing Starbucks,

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Service Animal Relief Areas

Good news for our traveling dog lovers:   Have you seen the new Service Animal Relief Areas (SARAs) at Hartsfield-Jackson? In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation, ATL now provides wheelchair-accessible animal relief areas for service animals inside the terminal. Two concourses, near gates B33 and C19, have completed SARAs, with additional areas for each remaining concourse expected to be finished by Spring 2017. While intended to accommodate service animals for disabled passengers connecting,

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ATLNext Main Security Checkpoint

Innovative work is underway as construction starts at ATL - all part of the Airport's 20-year capital improvement plan ATLNext.  Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, all food, beverage and retail locations near the main security checkpoint will be closed to make way for the new extended queuing lanes and smart security system.  These improvements will boost efficiency in passenger screenings, ultimately decreasing security wait times before flight. Don't worry: Your favorite retail and dining locations aren't going away.  They are simply a few

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