NewsAtlanta Airport Limits Terminal Access To Ticketed Flyers Only

Atlanta Airport Limits Terminal Access To Ticketed Flyers Only

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is making major changes to their busy terminals. 

The Atlanta City Council transportation committee voted to change the loitering ordinance, stopping the non-flying general public from the terminals at all times, Associated Press reports. Airport officials are setting new rules to improve safety measures during overnight construction periods and provide access for maintenance and custodial teams to perform high-volume upkeep and cleaning duties. 

Frequent flyers seem to be excited about the new changes and feel their concerns are finally being taken seriously. “It has some uncanny people, so when you’re a senior especially it makes you feel uncomfortable,” traveler Doretha Harris told WSB-TV. Other travelers say they have experienced some horrific things during their time at Hartsfield. 

Passenger Tim Cole, who recently visited the airport to pick up his son, says he understands why the changes are being made. “I have been approached a few times for money. Very…kind of intimidating,” Cole admitted. He also said there was a time he witnessed a man in the restroom exposing himself. “He was naked, washing in the sink, just very loud.” 

“I think that is a good idea because for women traveling alone or kids it is intimidating, make it a safer space I think at the airport would be a good start.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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