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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Atlanta Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

The weirdest part of the night was when a random airport employee came up and threw a blanket at me. It hit me hard enough that it woke me up with a start. - djphob

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large and busy airport with a nice atrium and decent shopping and dining options.
  • Seven concourses (T, A, B, C, D, E and F) sandwiched between a Domestic and an International Terminal, all connected by an automated people mover called “The Plane Train”.
  • Layovers and cancellations are largely due to inclement weather, especially during hurricane season.
  • The airport provides free (and unlimited!) WiFi. See WiFi below.
  • Reviewers have noted that wall outlets are a hot commodity in the airport terminals. Snag one and charge up when you can.

Where to Sleep

  • Concourse F and the International Terminal are reportedly two of the best areas to find comfortable places to sleep. One review mentioned finding comfortable seating in Concourse E.
  • Traveller reviews have mentioned that the airport is very bright inside at night, and noisy in some areas. Keep your sleep mask and noise cancelling headphones or earplugs handy!
  • Be prepared for bright lights, music and tv blaring from 11pm-5am
  • The airport can get very cold inside during the winter, especially near the windows. Some travellers were able to get blankets from airport staff or flight crew.
  • If you prefer a quick cat nap in privacy, Minutes Suites offers sleep cabins that can rented hourly. See Airport Hotels below.

Things to know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.
  • Security lines can be long and slow at the domestic terminal, with wait times of up to an hour. For current wait times, check the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Trak-A-Line.
  • There are reports of homeless people in the public area at night.

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Atlanta Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Club at ATL lounge passes

FEATURED LOUNGE: The Club at ATL is accessible to all travellers regardless of class of service or airline. Save $5 when you buy a lounge pass online (US$ 35) [ more lounge info ]

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse A - in the center on the 2nd level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse A - near Gate A17. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse B - near Gate B10. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse C - near Gate C37. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse D - near Gate D12. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse D - near Gate D27. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse E - across from Gate E15. Shower facilities. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • The Club at ATL - Location: Airside, International Terminal, Concourse F. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:30PM (Daily). This lounge is available to all travellers no matter what class of service or airline. Showers and a designated rest zone are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$40) • Special Promotion: Save $5 when you buy a lounge pass (US$ 35.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse F - Mezzanine Level. Shower facilities and Ciroc Vodka Tastings. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • American Airlines Admirals Club - Concourse T. Lounge Access: Hours: 4:45AM - 8:00PM (Sun - Fri) • 4:45AM - 7:00PM (Sun). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket (US$ 59.00) • Admirals Club Membership.
  • Delta Sky Club - Concourse T - near Gate T6. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.

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Military Lounge

USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to members of the US military and their families. Amenities include: WiFi, TV lounge, snacks, and reading materials. Location: 3rd floor of the airport atrium. Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM (Monday - Friday) • 7:00AM - 6:00PM (Saturday) • 7:00AM - 8:00PM (Sunday).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Atlanta Airport. Connect to the "ATL Free Wi-Fi" network.

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Airport Hotels