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Thanksgiving Travel: Atlanta airport tips for the year's busiest travel day

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If you're traveling this Thanksgiving, fear not: your trip to the airport doesn't have to be stressful.  Just ask the folks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport!

Airport officials say the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after the holiday are the busiest travel days of the season.   But, remembering just a few important tips could be the difference in making your experience a smooth one:

  • Remember that the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal has an entrance separate from the domestic terminal. The international terminal entrance is accessible from Interstate 75 at Exit 239.
  • If you are traveling outside the United States, check in at the international terminal. If you have a connecting flight that stops first in a U.S. city, though, you need to check in at the domestic terminal. Please consult your airline for specific check-in requirements.
  • If you are traveling internationally but parked at the domestic terminal, you can take a free shuttle to the international terminal. Shuttles are available at the ground transportation center at the west end of the domestic terminal.
  • Arrive 90 minutes before domestic flights and two hours before international flights.
  • Check security wait times online at www.atlanta-airport.com, or sign up for Trak-a-Line to have real-time checkpoint wait times sent to email accounts or mobile devices.
  • Follow the Transportation Security Administration's 3-1-1 rule for carry-ons: 3.4-ounce (100 ml) bottle or less (by volume); one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; one bag per passenger placed in the screening bin.
  • Call 1-877-ATL-PARK or visit the Airport's website (www.atlanta-airport.com) for information about parking availability.
  • The cell phone lot is open! Motorists who are picking up passengers at the domestic terminal can wait for free in the 160-space lot along South Terminal Parkway at the east end of the Park-Ride Reserve lot.
  • Thanks Again! rewards program allows passengers to earn miles when parking, shopping and dining at Hartsfield-Jackson.  Sign up at http://www.thanksagain.com/atl or text FLYATL to 82257 or scan the barcode visible throughout the Airport.  It is FREE to register and takes only a few minutes to enroll.
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