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

Disruptive passenger booted from plane at Hartsfield-Jackson

10:50 am Jul. 7, 2017

A disruptive passenger was removed from an American Airlines flight departing from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, while her dog was loose in the aisle of the cabin.

American Airlines said Flight 218 from Atlanta to Chicago on Wednesday evening returned to the gate “to remove a disruptive passenger,” before departing again for Chicago.

Another passenger on the flight, Michael Nash, posted video of the woman on Facebook, including video of the passenger being

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