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

Stuck at Hartsfield-Jackson? Here’s what you need to know

8:47 pm Jan. 6, 2017

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

Matt Bell, of Flowery Branch, Ga., rests next to his luggage as he sits out a six-hour delay trying to get to Salt Lake City for a ski trip during an FAA-ordered ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when a winter storm moved into the South bringing a mix of snow, sleet and rain Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Southwest Airlines cancels all its Saturday morning Atlanta flights

1:42 pm Jan. 6, 2017

Southwest Airlines is cancelling all of its Atlanta flights Saturday morning due to the snowstorm set to hit the region.

Dallas-based Southwest is the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Flights will be cancelled Saturday morning until 1 p.m. The airline is also reducing its Friday afternoon and evening flight schedule in Atlanta to six flights per hour.

The airline says customers with reservations for Friday or Saturday can rebook their flights


Delta cancels 350 flights due to storm

9:36 am Jan. 6, 2017

Delta Air Lines is canceling about 350 flights due to the storm set to hit Atlanta, home of its largest hub.

Atlanta-based Delta said the cancellations affect flights scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday. And more flight cancellations are possible.

About 4 inches of snow are expected at Hartsfield-Jackson  International Airport, according to Delta.

The cancellations are  “an effort to minimize the storm’s effect on operations at the world’s busiest hub,” according to


Uber X, Lyft set for legal pickups at Atlanta airport starting Jan. 1

5:23 pm Dec. 29, 2016

Calling for an Uber or Lyft pickup at the Atlanta airport is about to finally become legal.

Hartsfield-Jackson International will launch regulated pickups by Uber X and Lyft starting Sunday, with rideshare passengers paying a $3.85 surcharge per ride from the airport.

Until now rideshare pickups have been illegal because drivers didn’t have permits to serve the airport, and some were cited though enforcement was spotty.

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Flight crew on Delta’s route to Havana recall personal connections to Cuba

12:53 pm Dec. 1, 2016

The captain of Delta Air Lines’ first scheduled flight from Atlanta to Havana will be returning to a country that he hasn’t been to since he was eight months old.

Captain Gus Loureiro, a Delta pilot for 27 years, was born in Cuba but never returned since he and his family left the country in 1960.

“It’s just a reconnect for me, a reconnect for Delta,” Loureiro said. “It’s an opportunity I

Credit: Branden Camp

Crowds expected at Hartsfield-Jackson for Thanksgiving travel

12:59 pm Nov. 22, 2016

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport expects to handle more than 2.9 million passengers over the Thanksgiving travel period, and officials advise travelers to get to the airport at least two hours before their flights.

Those taking international flights should allow three hours, according to Transportation Security Administration officials. The total of 2.9 million passengers are expected to pass through the airport from Friday Nov. 18 through Monday Nov. 28.

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NTSB member pushes for safety culture

6:53 pm Aug. 19, 2016

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt during a speech in Atlanta this week advocated for a stronger safety culture in organizations.

The aviation industry has been “doing very, very well” on safety, Sumwalt said during

APRIL 29, 2016 ATLANTA The main cabin of the A330-300. It seats 293 passengers. Delta Air Lines shows off some planes in its aircraft fleet during a media day at their Tech Ops hanger at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Friday, April 29, 2016. The airline has added new planes and also plans to refurbish the fleet of existing aircraft.  KENT D. JOHNSON /

Delta to offer all in-flight entertainment for free

2:51 pm Jun. 7, 2016

Delta Air Lines will remove fees for its in-flight entertainment by July 1, becoming the first U.S. airline to do so.

The move makes all in-flight entertainment free on Delta’s dual-class airplanes, which make up nearly