Friday, July 11, 2008

Atlanta, GA July 2008: Arriving at Hartsfield (ATL) from Houston, TX (IAH)

11JUL08 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta GA (ATL)

We touched down smoothly and taxied into the gate arriving ontime at 10:04p. after what seemed like forever, I made it out of the place and re-joined my traveling companion who had scored the last minute upgrade.

We walked to the middle of Concourse D, then down the escalators and got a train that was just about to leave, five stops later, we arrived at Baggage Claim and took another escalator upstairs to the street level.

We found some kiosks for the MARTA system and realized that there was an additional $0.50 fee plus the $1.75 cost for the one way ride. We went to the desk to find out if we could avoid the fee, but there is no way to do this. It was odd as it was 10:30p and the lights went out at her booth. She then told us that we could no longer use a credit card as they were turned off automatically at 10:30p. We could get tickets, but had to use cash, so we went to the kiosks.

There we paid the $2.25 to get our cards, swiped them and entered the turnstile. Upstairs there was a waiting train to take us to our destination in about an hour.

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