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

UPDATE: More flight cancellations coming Wednesday due to Northeast storm

12:46 pm Mar. 14, 2017

Delta Air Lines plans to cancel another 40 flights Wednesday morning as it works to recover from a massive blizzard hitting the Northeast that caused it to suspend operations in New York on Tuesday.

Atlanta-based Delta canceled more than 900 flights Monday night and Tuesday in New York, Washington D.C., Boston and other airports in the Northeast.

The airline resumed some flights late Tuesday afternoon at New York’s John F. Kennedy International, and planned

Delta cancels more than 900 flights due to storm

9:31 am Mar. 13, 2017

Delta Air Lines has cancelled more than 900 flights due to the storm to hit the Northeast, including its two hubs in New York.

Atlanta-based Delta said snow and high winds are expected to disrupt operations. The airline has a hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and a domestic hub at LaGuardia Airport.

The airline cancelled 130 flights Monday evening as it re-positions planes and crews out of the storm’s path

Expanded security queuing area to handle crowds at Hartsfield-Jackson

11:49 am Mar. 11, 2017

When spring break travelers head to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, they may notice an expanded main security checkpoint designed to better handle lines during busy periods.

The widened switchback queuing area at the domestic terminal’s main security checkpoint is expected to help reduce how much the lines back up into the atrium and the rest of the terminal, and  make room for future growth.

Hartsfield-Jackson spokesman Andy Gobeil said the project to expand

Delta fined $90,000 for inadequate food service during tarmac delays

5:14 pm Mar. 9, 2017

The federal government is fining Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines $90,000 for not offering passengers adequate food during long tarmac delays in Atlanta and New York.

A consent order issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation says that during lengthy tarmac delays last July on two flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and two flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, “the evidence indicates that limited or no

New Delta seats at Hartsfield-Jackson raise hard questions

6:32 pm Mar. 8, 2017

As Delta Air Lines renovates its gate areas at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one feature is gaining unexpected attention: Seats that some passengers say are too hard and uncomfortable.

The new seats are made of a solid black polyurethane material, making them durable and easy to clean.

Some travelers say the collateral damage is their behinds.

“I was sitting there for like half an hour, and I just kept feeling more and more

Travel industry to monitor effects of Trump’s new travel ban

4:52 pm Mar. 6, 2017

Travel industry groups say they will monitor the roll-out of President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, looking to minimize disruptions and avoid a drop in overall international travel to the U.S.

Travel demand measured by flight searches from international origins declined 17 percent shortly after the first travel ban in late January, according to travel app Hopper. Flight search demand to the U.S. fell in 94 of 122 countries Hopper

SuperShuttle shutdown in Atlanta comes as travelers change habits, say hotel managers

5:06 pm Mar. 3, 2017

With airport shuttle company SuperShuttle abruptly shutting down its operations in Atlanta this week, downtown Atlanta hotel managers say they liked having the service as an option, but the way travelers get around the city is changing.

“If this was five years ago, I believe that our industry would have a lot more anxiety about not having that type of [shuttle] service available,” said Peter McMahon, general manager of the Hyatt

Delta launches new boarding process at Hartsfield-Jackson

12:21 pm Mar. 2, 2017

Delta Air Lines is launching a new boarding process at five gates at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

At the handful of gates on Concourse B, Delta passengers will line up in four parallel lanes at marked pillars. They will continue to board by zone.

That will help with “keeping customers out of the walkway” and create a separate area for premium customers to line up, as well as for passengers who need special assistance,