News and notes from Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport

Couple gets engaged on Delta flight

4:09 pm Jun. 23, 2017

The couple in a long-distance relationship stretched between Atlanta and Pennsylvania already had flying as part of their connection.

Record number of travelers expected over July 4th weekend

7:24 pm Jun. 22, 2017

A record number of people are expected to travel over the 4th of July holiday weekend, according to AAA.

A total of 44.2 million Americans are forecast to take trips over the period running from June 30 to July 4.

In Georgia, 1.3 million people will travel for the holiday, AAA says.

Most of them will be driving.

But 3.4 million across the country are expected to fly over Independence Day weekend, including 94,000

Delta’s suites in the sky take flight Oct. 30

6:13 pm Jun. 19, 2017

Each business class suite called “Delta One” will have a sliding door for privacy, as well as a flat-bed seat, 18-inch in-flight entertainment monitor, power outlet and USB port.

Photography exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson focuses on human trafficking survivors

3:05 pm Jun. 16, 2017

A traveling art exhibit with portraits of human trafficking survivors is making a week-long stopover at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s domestic terminal atrium.

The portraits by photographer J.Shotti are of 20 women from across the country who are survivors of human trafficking, with a focus on their accomplishments “as an antidote to the stereotypes” of victims, according to a description of the exhibit from Girls Education and Mentoring

TSA tests fingerprinting in PreCheck lane at Hartsfield-Jackson

5:56 pm Jun. 13, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration said it will test the use of fingerprints in a PreCheck lane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and in Denver.

The testing will match fingerprints to those that TSA PreCheck members provided when they enrolled in the program.

The idea is to eventually allow passengers to use their fingerprints as their boarding pass and ID, according to TSA. But during the test, participation is voluntary and passengers who

Delta tests facial recognition technology in Atlanta and New York

3:34 pm Jun. 13, 2017

Delta Air Lines is testing facial recognition technology for U.S. Customs and Border Protection exit screening in Atlanta and New York.

At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at gates F6 and F9 on international Concourse F, the test is part of an effort Atlanta-based Delta has been working with Customs on for the past year.

Last summer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it was testing facial recognition technology at Hartsfield-Jackson to verify

Delta ends sponsorship of New York theater over Trump-like Julius Caesar

8:32 am Jun. 12, 2017

Delta Air Lines said it is withdrawing its sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater over a production of Julius Caesar with allusions to President Donald Trump.

The production scheduled to start Monday “depicts the assassination of a Trump-like Roman ruler,” according to the New York Times, and sponsors have faced criticism online and from some media outlets.

“No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at