Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines have cancelled hundreds of Atlanta flights as they prepared for the snowstorm expected to hit the area, and that means some passengers are going to be stuck.
Here are some of the things you should know if you're stuck at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport:
- There are plenty of airport hotels around Hartsfield-Jackson, but it's not unusual for them to run out of rooms when flights get cancelled. Not only are passengers stuck looking for rooms, but Delta also books up hotel rooms to keep its employees close to the airport during storms.
- If you need a hotel room and can't find one in the airport area, you can take MARTA for only $2.50 each way to downtown, Midtown or Buckhead, which also have plenty of hotels.
- Hartsfield-Jackson says it will have concessions open 24 hours on every concourse during the storm. They include: IHOP in the atrium, Subway on Concourse T, Boar's Head on Concourse A, Paschal's on Concourse B, Chick-fil-A on Concourse C, Einstein Bagel on Concourse D, Qdoba on Concourse E and The Varsity of Concourse F.
- There are also newsstands open in the terminal and on every concourse, where you can buy a book or magazine to read or toiletries you may need.
- MinuteSuites on Concourse B offers several small units for rent. Each has a daybed.
- The airport's ground transportation mall, where the people-mover train runs underground, is a good place to walk through the airport. It has art on view, particularly between Concourses T, A, B and C.
- You can also take the SkyTrain to the Gateway Center, where there is a Marriott hotel with a restaurant.
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