Flight Delay in Atlanta, GA

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The nation’s busiest airport with passenger traffic and home of Delta Air Lines, servicing over 1,000 flights a day among 225 destinations on five continents. Chances are, if you’re headed somewhere through the Southeast region, you’ll be flying through Hartsfield-Jackson. Whether due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or waiting for the crew, you might find yourself with an unexpected flight delay. However, this is no worry for the traveler with the surprise layover, as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has so much to offer. Read on for some of our best places to dine, play, get some work done, shop, or unwind here around ATL.


Amid its two terminals and seven concourses, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport boasts over seventy restaurants with both speedy takeaway service for those travelers on the move and elaborate sit-down services for the longer flight delay. These restaurants include favorites local and foreign, offering Georgia-style Southern food at Paschal’s in Concourse B,  the famed Ludacris-owned Chicken + Beer offering more local delights in Concourse D, the Atlanta Chophouse and Brewery serving hearty steaks in the Domestic Terminal Atrium, and one of the world’s most renowned airport restaurants: One Flew South, located right in Concourse E. 

Places to read, study, work

For those travelers who are looking for a corner to study in, check emails or just enjoy some downtime reading, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also has a large number of cafes and bookstores to enjoy. For those travelers who are members of frequent flier programs, American Airlines (Concourse T), United Airlines (Concourse T), and most famously, Delta Airlines have lounges throughout the entire airport (Concourse A, B, C, D, T, F, E)! For those travelers who are not members of frequent flier programs with these airlines, there are also the MinuteSuites (Concourse B) and The Club at ATL (Concourse F), for those who want a more private space to work, unwind or take a nap. Last but not least, the Laptop Lane series is also a great place for those who want to work in a study/work-oriented environment.

Shopping and Entertainment

Shop local sports gear, numerous newsstands, bookstores, tech, clothing, souvenirs, and more at the dozens upon dozens of stores here at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport! Throughout every concourse and terminal travelers can find enough shopping to fill even the longest of layovers. Those travelers who might need to place headphones, a charging cable, or a power bank will enjoy the selection at Sound & Mobile Accessories (Concourse E), InMotion Entertainment (Concourse T, A, D), iTravel (Concourse B) or Headphone Hub (Concourse E). The CNN.com store (Concourse E), 11 Alive Travel Store (Concourse B), Atlanta.Net (Concourse A) and Atlanta Hawks Highlight Factory (Concourse A) are all great spots to grab some local merchandise before your next destination. For those wanting to browse books and magazines, Buckhead Books (Concourse B, C), Heritage Booksellers (Concourse E), and Midtown Magazines (Concourse C) are just some of the locations offering a diverse selection.


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