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

Atlanta airport: Friday is busiest day of Labor Day weekend

9:55 am Sep. 1, 2017

Friday is expected to be the busiest day of the Labor Day travel weekend at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The world’s busiest airport expects about 85,000 travelers to pass through security checkpoints throughout the day.

Overall, the airport expects more than 2 million passengers over the long holiday travel weekend period, including arriving and connecting passengers.

To read more about what the airport is doing to keep security lines down, and

Hurricane Harvey: Delta waiving fees for pets, baggage on Texas flights

8:42 am Sep. 1, 2017

Delta Air Lines is waiving fees for pets in the cabin and baggage for all flights in Texas through Monday, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

On its website, Delta says: “When you check in at the airport, Delta will waive all baggage fees and pet-in-cabin fees for customers traveling to or from Texas now through September 4, 2017.”

The exemption applies to flights to and from Houston, Austin, Dallas, San

Effort to smooth Uber, Lyft pickups at Atlanta airport continues

5:44 pm Aug. 25, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is looking for ways to mitigate problems with Uber and Lyft pickups at new designated ride-share pickup zones.

Over the last week, some passengers voiced concerns about the airport’s new pickup areas for Uber and Lyft, which require a walk through parking garages out to the economy lots. Drivers enter the economy lots and must exit within 15 minutes to avoid paying parking fees.

To read more about the

Long waits frustrate Uber users at Hartsfield-Jackson’s new pickup zones

12:45 pm Aug. 18, 2017

Uber drivers and passengers are complaining about long wait times at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s new ride-share pickup areas Thursday night.

During the peak Thursday night period for business travelers returning home from work trips and others, some passengers said they waited as long as 40 minutes or more for ride-share drivers to pick them up, while drivers were stuck in long queues to enter the economy parking lot.

Drivers also ended up

Shrinking airline seats in spotlight in court ruling

4:25 pm Jul. 31, 2017

“As many have no doubt noticed, aircraft seats and the spacing between them have been getting smaller and smaller, while American passengers have been growing in size,” the opinion filed last week reads.