Notes On Hartsfield-Jackson
1. Hartsfield-Jackson’s much-hyped WiFi system is crap for leisure/non-business travellers. I don’t mind paying for WiFi, but the least expensive WiFi option at Hartsfield-Jackson is a $7.95/24 hours. I don’t want to use 24 hours worth of WiFi and I sure as hell don’t want to pay $8 for it.
Assuming that my flight is on-time, I’ll probably only want to use WiFi to check my e-mail and read the news for 15-30 minutes before a flight. Why not sell me WiFi in units of time that I’ll actually use? The current system is akin to a coffee shop that only sells coffee in five gallon buckets.
2. Destination ATL is a store in Concourse D that sells Atlanta-themed apparel. The window display on Tuesday featured a complete line of hot pink, Playboy-themed apparel (tracksuits, purses, etc.). Am I missing something? Is Playboy gear in fashion in Atlanta?
3. Next time you take-off from Hartsfield-Jackson, look out the right side of your cabin for the Target store on Camp Creek Parkway. It’s hard to miss. It has an enormous bulleye painted on its roof. I’m not paranoid about terrorism, but it seems to that they’re just asking for trouble.
4. I know it’s been gone for a while, but I miss the old “You are now entering the transportation mall” recording. The authortative-yet-congested voice always made me smile.
5. The announcements on the airport’s trains have been modified. Instead of saying the next stop is “Concourse A” or “Concourse C,” the announcment now says “Concourse A, as in Alpha” or “Concourse C, as in Charlie,” etc.
Someone at the aiport finally figured out that the announcements on the trains were so lo-fi that announcments for Concourses B and D sounded identical. And it only took them a couple of decades!