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The passenger terminal complex at Atlanta Airport consists of two main terminals - (a) the Domestic Terminal (with North & South 'Terminals') and its Concourses T, A, B, C & D, and (b) the International Terminal ('Maynard Jackson Terminal' or IT / TI) with Concourses E & F. The International Terminal (on Aviation Blvd., near Loop Road) is one mile from the Domestic Terminal - connected by free underground Plane Train serving all domestic & international terminals & Concourses. For travel within the U.S., check in at the Domestic Terminal's North or South check-in terminals (for Alaska & Delta use South Terminal); for travel outside of the U.S. check in at the International Terminal.
Getting Around at Atlanta Airport: (For layover/ standby - 'Minute Suites' are available 24/7 (tel. 404-762-7660) at the Domestic Terminal's Concourse B, near gate B15) - you can take a nap on a comfortable couch with pillow & blanket, watch TV, surf the net. )
The underground 'Plane Train' stops at the center of each Concourse.
The Terminal Connector Shuttle at Domestic terminal's ground transport center connects to the International terminal (outside of Arrivals) within 15 mins.
The SkyTrain runs beween the Domestic Terminal Complex and the new Rental Car Center, with a stop in between at Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). (A four-lane roadway across Interstate 85 also connects to the rental car center.) It is a ten-minute round trip, with a 2.5 minute waiting time at the stations. (GICC includes 9,900 parking spaces divided into a four-story parking deck, a customer service center, and a vehicle maintenance center with gas pumps & car-wash bays.)
International Arrivals at Concourses E or F have separate immigration & customs checkpoints. While passengers arriving at Concourse F will go through customs clearance (CBP) at this concourse, regardless if connecting to other flights or not - Arrivals at Concourse E who need to connect to another flight will be processed right there, while Atlanta-bound travelers will pass through a sterile corridor with moving walkways leading to the Concourse F's CBP.
Note that Automated Passport control kiosks (APCs) are now available at both E & F CBPs - upgraded APCs were installed, able to handle passengers with visas (including business or tourist visas), Mexicans with a border crossing card, & foreign airline crew.
The free international shuttle connector (see sign: Red/Zone 3) serves two locations 24/7, taking 15 minutes for each: (a) the domestic terminal's ground transport center (at west end of building), with access from there to domestic terminal, parking areas & MARTA train to downtown. (b) the rental car center housing all related services.
Arriving from an international flight & transferring to a domestic flight: After going through International Arrivals customs clearance procedure, follow signs to the 'Plane Train' serving all concourses in the center of their gate arrangements. Also, the Terminal Connector Shuttle located outside the Arrivals level takes you to the Domestic Terminal - a 12-minute ride.
Arriving from a domestic flight & transferring to an international flight: (a) if arriving on a single ticket, you can proceed to your connecting gate. (b) if arriving on two or more tickets issued by non-participating airlines, you need to collect your bags and take them with you on the terminal connector shuttle located at the ground transport center; from there it takes 15 minutes to get to the International Terminal, where you have to check-in your bag again and then go through security and on to your gates.
The Airport's above-ground train station is served by the rapid transit system (MARTA) and located in the Domestic Terminal's ground transportation center - which runs a frequent shuttle bus to/from the International Terminal.
Ongoing & future Airport Improvements:
- By year-end 2017 The Domestic Terminal's atrium will be transformed into a park-like setting. The gate areas at Concourses are being upgraded and charging outlets added to seats.
- By late 2018 construction on the new canopies - spanning Norh & South Terminals and connecting both parking decks - are to be completed (see details at the introductory page "Current and future Airport Developments")
- Starting 2018, a new 4-star Intercontinental Hotel will be built at the current West Economy Lot - to be connected to the Domestic Terminal via new plaza.
- Note that a termporary Starbucks is now near the Domestic Terminal's Atrium
TERMINAL DETAILS for Domestic & International Terminals:
A. The Domestic Passenger Terminal complex at ATL is divided into three parts: Main, North & South terminals: The Main Terminal (with security checks, direct access to its Concourse T gates, PlaneTrain access to satellite Concourses A - F & International Bagge Claim; and North & South Terminals (on opposite sides of the Main Terminal on same level - only used for ticketing / check-in & baggage claim for specifically assigned airlines. Food & drink, retail shops & services are disbursed throughout the terminal, as well as at concourses.
While Concourses A - E satellites are parallel to one another - arranged successively in distance from the main terminal - Concourses A - D are part of the Domestic Terminal, and Concourses E & F (about 1 km apart) are part of the International Terminal - all are connected by the Plane Train.
Outside are various modes of transportation available (the international shuttle connector, hotel shuttles, off-airport parking shuttles & shared-ride shuttles, taxis; while between North & South Terminals the SkyTrain takes you to the Rental Car Center.
Domestic Main Terminal houses the Ground Transportation Center, a 3-level Atrium* in the center surrounded by food & retail stores, a Main Security Checkpoint leading to the A - F gate satellites- served by the Plane Train - while separate North & South Security checkpoints lead to attached Concourse T's - North gates T9-T15 and South gates T1-T8. * The 3,200 sq.ft newly renovated USO Center is on Atrium's level 3.
Domestic North Terminal presently serves: domestic airlines American, Frontier, Silver, Southwest, Spirit, United. (a) For ticketing & check-in use Doors N6, N5 or N4. Near door N5 is the elevator/escalator to lower parking, American Airlines baggage claim, pet relief area & doorway LN2. (b) For the baggage claim area (carousels 1-8), use Doors N3, N2 or N1. Close to door N3 is the elevator/escalator to lower parking, Greyhound Flightlink & Doorway LN1.
Domestic South Terminal presently serves domestic airlines Alaska & Delta. (a) For ticketing & check-in use Doors S1 to S4. Close to door S3 is the elevator/escalator to Lower Parking & Doorway LS1. (b) For the baggage claim area (carousels 1 - 9), use doors 55 to 57. Close to door S6 is the elevator/escalator to lower parking, & doorway LS2. Note: Since May 2016 installation of automated screening equipment at the TSA checkpoint is now speeding up the screening process considerably.
Concourse T at Atlanta Airport is the only Concouse attached to the Main Terminal -with separate security checkpoints and with gates T9-15 at left, T8-T1 at right. In the center between gates T9 & T8 are escalator /elevators to the train serving concourses A - F & International Terminal (at baggage claim). The Delta self-service center is between Gates T2 & T3 & near T5. The Delta recharge station is across from Gates T2/T3 and at Gate T7. Food & drink, retail concessions, and services are disbursed throughout the Concourse. Airline lounges: American Admirals Club & Delta Sky Club.
Concourse A (gates A19-34 at left; A18-A1 at right - escalator/ elevator/ Plane Train to Concourses & baggage claim in center). The Delta ticket service center is opposite Gate A18, Delta recharge station is next to Gate A21, Delta self-service center is at Gate 27. Food & drink (a new food court with 11 options has just been added), retail shops, and services are disbursed throughout the Concourse. Airline lounges: Delta Sky Club at gate A17, and at uppr level. .
Concourse B gates B19-B36 at left, B18-B1 at right - escalator/ elevator / Plane Train to Concourses in center) The Delta ticket service center and the Delta self-service center are both near Gate B9; the Delta recharge station is near Gate B16 and the Smoking Lounge is near Gate B24. Food & drink, retail shops, and services are disbursed throughout the Concourse. Airline Lounges: Delta Sky Club. (By summer 2016, a new centrally located Club near gate 18 will replace the current two clubs. The spacious new Club will have 500 seats, and natural lighting.)
Concourse C with gates 1-57 (gates C30-57 at left; C22-C1 at right) with escalator/ elevator/ Plane Train near 'ALL ATL'to Concourses D, E, F & International Terminal and its baggage claim in center and oppoite of it near gate 22 escalator & train to Concourses B, A & T, Domestic Terminal and its baggage claim and ground transportaton.. The Delta Connection ticket service center is at Gate C40. Food & drink, retail shops, and services are disbursed throughout the Concourse. Airline Lounges: Delta Sky Club.
Concourse D (gates D21-D46 at left; D15-D1 & D1A at right - escalators/ elevators/ in the center (on opposite sides) take you to Plane Train & to either Concourses E, For C,B,A,T & Domestic terminal and its baggage claim & ground transport). Currency Exchange is in the center. New restaurants have recently been added. Airline lounges: United Club (near gate D12) & Delta Sky Club (near gate D27).
Regional Airline Affiliations operating at ATL:
American Connection / American Eagle
Delta Connection / ExpressJet / Compass Airlines / Endeavor Air / Shuttle America
United Express Express / Express Jet / Mesa / Shuttle America / SkyWest
B. The new International Terminal 'Maynard Jackson' (TI or IT) - opened 2012 with a LEED Gold certification - is located on Terminal Roadway, one mile to the west from Interstate Hwy 75, Exit 239, or one mile before domestic terminal exit 242 of I-85) - overhead signs will show both upcoming I-85 & I-75 Airport exits - stay left if heading for international terminal). Passenger pickup is on lower-level roadway - follow signs to Arrivals; if picking up a passenger inside the terminal, head for the Arrivals Hall.
Airlines currently serving this terminal: Air Canada, Air France, AirTran, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch, Korean Air, Lufthansa & Virgin Atlantic. While all airlines with international service will use the International Terminal, they may use either Concourse F or E ( your ticket and the overhead screens will indicate your gate assignment.)
Terminal Transfers: On the Arrivals level the E-F Connector leads to the Plane Train connecting the international concourses E & F to all other concourses of the domestic terminal; while the Terminal Connector Shuttle located outside the Arrivals level takes you to the Domestic Main Terminal - a 12-minute ride.
Baggage check-in sites: Aside from the 85 ticket counters inside the departures level, you have the option of checking in your bag at one of the curbside counters on the departures level. Delta passengers may check baggage in the international hourly parking deck, on level 4 - next to pedestrian walkway to the terminal.
Arrivals, level 1 has entry/exit doors A1-A3. After debarkation, passengers walk the corridor towards the escalators taking them to the Arrivals level, where they go through customs & Immigration, then proceed to the baggage claim area with 7 carousels.
- Connecting passengers recheck-in their bags by proceeding to the transit area past baggage claim and turning left to baggage recheck counters, then follow signs to Concourse F Plane Train station or pedestrian walkway connecting to concourses E, D, C, B, A, T, and to the Domestic Main Terminal.
- Non-connecting passengers can either meet their friends & family in the Arrivals hall, or take the shuttle bus to the domestic terminal's ground transportation center - offering various options to get to Atlanta & beyond.
Mezzanine Level 3 houses airline lounges & clubs, business & personal services, accessible via escalators/elevators.Common-use VIP lounge 'The Club at ATL' is available to all passengers with day pass available at reception desk - at $35/day provides premium service at affordable price.
Departures, level 2 houses three ticketing counter rows and 70 self-service check-in kiosk, leading to security checkpoint and Concourses F & E. Exit door 2 leads to the Hourly Parking Deck. The 8 lanes at the main TSA security checkpoint are for passengers with boarding passes to gates on Concourses E & F; past the security checkpoint is the Transit Hall - an open, two-level area with access to Concourse F and its Plane Train station. The International Atrium offers food & drink and retail concessions; and the Mezzanine level.
Concourse F is attached to the International Main Terminal. Its Arrivals level houses separate International Baggage Claim near the information counter and entry/exit doors A1 - A3. At opposite side are the Federal Inspection Station & Concourse F baggage claim, leading to the security checkpoint and to ground transport exit, escalator to Plane Train Station & the E-F Connector. Its Departures level houses three rows of ticketing counters near doors D1 - D3. After security check, you reach the Transit Hall and the International Atrium, with access to gates F14 to F1. The underground 'Plane Train' tunnel and pedestrian walkway lead to Concourse E and to all other domestic concourses and Main Domestic Terminal.
Concourse E with gates E1 to E37 (gates E12-E1 at right; E26-37 at left, & access to gates E14-18 at center - with escalator/ elevator/ Plane Train to Concourses & baggage claim in center). The Delta ticket counter is near Gate E7; the AICA ticket counter is close to the Center’s escalator. The Delta Sky Club is near Airport Information desk, and the Lufthansa Senator Lounge is next to the AICA ticket counter.
Food & drink, retail shops, and services are disbursed throughout the Concourse. Near gate E11 is ATM & currency exchange. The underground 'Plane Train' tunnel - also known as the 'E-F Connector' can be reached from the Arrivals level, near escalator to Plane Train Station.