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Commentary: Goodbye and good riddance to bland Atlanta airport development

Most southside Atlanta residents aren't shedding any tears for the demise of the airport Sheraton, and nor should they. Future developers would be wise to build hotels and offices that integrate with both the airport and the communities it sits smack in the middle of.

Flight Path author Hannah Palmer on how the airport changed Atlanta’s south side

In her new hybrid memoir-urban history, Hannah Palmer explores the airport’s impact on Atlanta's south side. We recently spoke with her about the book’s inspiration and her vision for the communities surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson.
Flight Path

Terminal illness: A new memoir examines the unintended consequences of Atlanta’s airport

When Hannah Palmer moved back to her hometown of Forest Park in the mid-2000s, she found that every place she’d ever lived in had been obliterated. The destructive force at play: the Atlanta airport.

Atlanta’s airport has three new airlines. Here’s how they stack up against Delta

For decades, airlines have battled for a piece of the Atlanta market, where more than 75 percent of the airport’s traffic comes from Delta and its SkyTeam partners. Southwest nabs another 9.5 percent; the others just nibble at the edges. That said, a few arrivistes are looking to create some turbulence. How they stack up against the titan of the tarmac.
Flight Paths

A new installation at Atlanta’s airport transports visitors to a fantasy forest

The recently debuted Flight Paths is a permanent installation that puts travelers under a stylized tree canopy, complete with bird calls, cricket chirps, and a simulated thunderstorm.

Ludacris’s Chicken+Beer restaurant is open, serving more than chicken and beer

Rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges's long-awaited restaurant, named for his 2003 multi-platinum album, is now open in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Taxi illustration

As Uber pushes for airport business, Atlanta’s outdated cab industry resists change

Uber and Lyft arrived in Atlanta in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and have, in essence, provided Kasim Reed with the taxi fleet he was imagining. The cars are clean, and the drivers are courteous, show up when they’re supposed to, and (usually) don’t get lost. There’s only one problem: the city’s actual taxis are still around.
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Editor’s Note: Uber Forever

The way taxis work—or, more specifically, don’t work—in this town is dumbfounding. Imagine a company that promises to perform a service, then simply chooses not to. And doesn’t even bother letting the customer know.
Airport lines

Long security lines partly behind Hartsfield-Jackson airport chief’s ouster

In firing Miguel Southwell, Mayor Kasim Reed aims to look at privatizing airport screening.

Someone brought a corpse through the Atlanta TSA checkpoint . . . sort of

Travelers might have been shocked to see a corpse prop from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie scanned by the TSA.

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