Traveling Atlanta

We travel through Atlanta. A lot! We fly a lot on Delta Airlines and other airlines. We’ve put this site together to share travel tips, travel deals, and other information to help you plan your vacation or business trip. We’re also here to help you enjoy Atlanta and especially the ATL airport. ATL is one of the busiest airports in the world. You’ll want to get through but also some of the restaurants, retail stores and airport lounges that are available to you. We’ve provided some information that we hope you’ll all or yall will find useful.

Getting Around the Atlanta Airport ATL

Where and what can you eat in the Atlanta Airport?

Chicken & Beer

This is a chicken and waffles joint. And it’s good. They got other stuff too. But if you want to try chicken and waffles (an Atlanta area specialty) this is the place. And it’s in the airport!
They got drinks as well. That’s why they got beer in their name. But you’ll like the food. And if this is your first time eating Southern food you’ll be glad you tried it here.

Chicken + Beer
Chicken + Beer 4.5 star rating 416 reviews
LaKeishia G.'s Review LaKeishia G.
5.0 star rating

This is my 4th or 5th time here. I always try and eat here if my flight is in Section D of the airport. It's always neat and clean. I was traveling on...

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Ruby P.'s Review Ruby P.
4.0 star rating

So I have always wanted to try out this place since it opened. Finally I got the chance to try it this thanksgiving weekend (Wednesday night) we had a hour...

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Celeste B.'s Review Celeste B.
3.0 star rating

I stopped by this restaurant while I had a 3 hour layover in the ATL airport.
As soon as I entered the staff was very welcoming and friendly. I chose to...

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One Flew South

One Flew South
One Flew South 4.5 star rating 926 reviews
Jeff J.'s Review Jeff J.
5.0 star rating

Dinner for 1.

- Ambiance (5/5)
It's very cozy and upscale inside, insulated just enough from the concourse.

- Service (5/5)
Greeted with a beaming...

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Nathan A.'s Review Nathan A.
2.0 star rating

This place can be so good at times. On the other hand, the hostesses are often quite rude and unacommodating.
I usually have a salad, some sashimi, and a...

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Ryan E.'s Review Ryan E.
4.0 star rating

One of the best in the airport. I actually make a point to come here, even if I'm in another terminal. It helps that it's right at the entrance of terminal...

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Atlanta Airport ATL Map

This is our maps page. Here you can find maps of the ATL concourses. You’ll also find easy maps of Atlanta. And maps with things to do in the area.

Where can you smoke in the Atlanta Airport?


Where to park in the Atlanta Airport?

Our Favorite Luggage Brands

Locating the right luggage is necessary for your journey. Unlike travel suitcases of days passed, today’s luggage offers features that help make your travel experience simpler. For your primary item of luggage, wheels are a must. In fact, it’s tough to find a luggage that doesn’t roll. Wheeled luggage is readily available from all of the industry’s top brands consisting of Samsonite, Delsey, Traveler’s Choice, Travelpro, Tumi, and Victorinox. For much more maneuverability in all directions, consider rewriter luggage which features 4 wheels instead of simply 2. Business vacationers ought to search for features that assist make constant flying a little simpler. Carry-on luggage is the most effective method to prevent checked bag charges that might truly build up with numerous trips. Garment bags are suitable for traveling with a fit, yet if you’re planning to conserve space, pick an upright with a built-in suiter rather than a different bag. Backpacks are likewise an excellent choice for all type of travel, whether for company or enjoyment. Taking a household vacation? Luggage collections are the supreme in worth since they offer pieces that can be made use of by different relative. Smaller bags as well as rolling luggage could be used by the kids while mother and father can pack their basics in the bigger checked baggage.

Best Carry-On Bags

Travelpro Maxlite 3

The Travelpro Maxlite 3 Spinner is one of our favorites. It moves 360 degrees and fits in an overhead bin.

Travelpro Crew 10 Rollaboard

This is a rollaboard favored by flight crews around the world.

Travelpro Maxlite 4

This is a tough and durable spinner with lots of inside pockets. It’s the newest version of the Maxlite. Read our review.


We have listed the major airlines and their carry-on bag requirements below. It’s always a good idea to actually check with the airline by looking at their website or calling their customer service. However, you will want want to find the requirements for carry-on luggage, measure your bag, weigh your bag and then pack it. This can save you time and money. Money savings is from airlines who are now often charging extra fees when you board your aircraft.

Carry-On Bags by AirlineInchesCentimetersWeight
AeroMexico22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 2222 lbs.
Air Canada21.5 x 15.5 x 954 x 39 x 2222 lbs.
Air France21.7 x 13.8 x 9.955 x 35 x 2522 lbs.
Air New Zealand46.5 total linear118 total linear15 lbs.
AirTran Airways24 x 16 x 1060 x 40 x 25
Alaska Airlines24 x 17 x 1060 x 43 x 25
Alitalia21.7 x 13.8 x 9.955 x 35 x 2517.6 lbs.
All Nippon Airways22 x 16 x 1055 x 40 x 2522 lbs.
American Airlines22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 22
Delta Airlines22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 22
El Al21.2 x 17.7 x 9.853 x 44 x 2415.4 lbs.
Frontier Airlines24 x 16 x 1060 x 40 x 2535 lbs.
Hawaiian Airlines22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 2225 lbs.
IATA21.5 x 13.5 x 7.554 x 34 x 19
Icelandair21.6 x 15.7 x 7.854 x 39 x 19
Japan Airlines22 x 16 x 1055 x 40 x 2522 lbs.
JetBlue Airways22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 22
KLM21.5 x 13.5 x 1054 x 34 x 2526 lbs.
Korean Air21.6 x 15.7 x 7.854 x 39 x 1925 lbs.
Lufthansa21.6 x 15.7 x 954 x 39 x 2217 lbs.
Philippine Airlines45 total linear114 total linear15 lbs.
Qantas Airways45 total linear114 total linear15 lbs.
Saudi Arabian Airlines45 total linear114 total linear19.8 lbs.
Scandinavian Airlines22 x 16 x 955 x 40 x 2218 lbs.
Singapore Airlines45 total linear114 total linear15 lbs.
Southwest Airlines24 x 16 x 1060 x 40 x 25
Spirit Airlines22 x 18 x 1055 x 45 x 25
Sun Country Airlines24 x 16 x 1160 x 40 x 2735 lbs.
Thai Airways22 x 18 x 1055 x 45 x 2515 lbs.
United Airlines22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 22
Virgin America24 x 16 x 1060 x 40 x 25
Virgin Atlantic22 x 14 x 955 x 35 x 2222 lbs.