Airport Review: How to Brave Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
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In Yahoo Travel’s Airport Review series, we dissect everything you need to know—from check-in to take off to landing. Oh, and curious what it takes to get a perfect, 5-star rating? A hotel beyond security check—and not many pass the test.
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Airport Star Rating: 4 stars. The world’s busiest airport for passenger traffic is upping its game on the food and beverage front, giving flyers more local choices on what to eat and where to fly.
The Good: As the saying goes: if you want to fly anywhere, you will probably connect through Atlanta. The breadth of destinations served by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is staggering, including 60 international cities in 45 countries. Delta Air Lines, which operates its biggest hub here, is responsible for the majority of them. From Johannesburg and Jacksonville to Peoria and Portland, there are nonstop flights from Atlanta. Virgin Atlantic is planning a new flight to London Heathrow. And last year, Korean Air became the first airline to offer regular service to Atlanta aboard the gigantic Airbus A380, the world’s biggest commercial passenger plane. As if that weren’t enough, airport officials are planning $2 million in incentives to lure airlines to start new service. Terminal F, which opened in 2013 and is now known as the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal is the airport’s new international facility, giving the airport additional much-needed capacity.
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