Tips for Traveling Through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

The summer travel season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a busy one. Many of those who have stayed close to home over the past two years now feel comfortable taking much-needed, delayed (or rescheduled) summer vacations. This means you can expect even more hustle and bustle at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which was ranked the busiest airport worldwide in 2021 according to the Airport Council International (ACI) World. This hub is a gateway to all parts of the country as well as destinations abroad, and it serves Atlanta residents and world travelers alike.

With this fact in mind, here are a few tips if you’re traveling through ATL this summer.

  • Long lines at the main domestic security checkpoint are common. There’s a South checkpoint that usually requires a shorter wait.
  • When booking a flight that requires a layover at Hartsfield-Jackson and a connection in another terminal, don’t cut it too close. Plan on at least one hour between flights to allow enough time.
  • Once you go through security, you can go from one end of the airport to the other using the Plane Train. It’s free to use and makes stops at each terminal for access to Baggage Claim and Ground Transportation. (There’s a walking path as well if you have extra time or simply want the exercise.)
  •  For Georgia residents departing from Hartsfield-Jackson, getting to the airport is usually the first leg of their trip. But alas, the South Parking deck renewal project began earlier this year, and construction has increased traffic and made it harder to find a spot. To get your travels off to a stress-free start, cross parking off your list as soon as you book your flight. Just five minutes away from the terminals, Park ‘N Fly has two ATL parking options that allow you to reserve your spot in advance so you don’t have to waste time circling and looking for a space.

Whether you book online or through our app, you’ll get a QR code that grants you entry to the lot so you can simply roll into your pre-reserved space. From there, our shuttle will pick you help, give you a hand with your luggage and get you to the terminal quickly. Upon your arrival home, use the app to track the running shuttles or use the “Come Get Me” feature to have one dispatched immediately.

Park ‘N Fly offers more than just a place for your car to stay when you go away (and we’ll even keep your electric car charged). You get a free drive-through carwash, so you’ll head home in a vehicle that’s cleaner and shinier than when you left it. Our Hartsfield-Jackson Park ‘N Fly Plus facility has your pets covered as well. We’ve partnered with Pet Paradise to offer premium boarding suites for cats and dogs, grooming services and lots of room for Fluffy or Fido to play. They get a vacation, too, thanks to a bone-shaped indoor pool and fully-secure outdoor space.

And if an oil change is on your to-do list before or after your trip, why not have it taken care of while you’re away? When you choose Park ‘N Fly Plus at Hartsfield-Jackson, you can make arrangements to have your car serviced at Jiffy Lube—and have one less thing to think about after your vacation.