Terminal "S" Hartsfield (ATL)

Jul 19th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,701
Terminal "S" Hartsfield (ATL)

We have a five hour layover in Atlanta for a flight from San Francisco to Madrid, and have purchased Delta Sky Club passes for the day. Now we are hoping to figure out which of the many Sky Club lounges at the airport will be closest to our departure gate ... and avoiding having to clear security again, if possible.

Our itinerary shows us arriving at ATL from SFO and departing for MAD from "Terminal S", but I can't find a terminal S on the ATL airport map. There are lounges in terminals A, B, C, T, and E.

Is "Terminal S" just an indication that we will arrive in the south terminal? Is there even a south terminal?
scdreamer is offline  
Jul 19th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,954
MAD should depart from E. There are 2 Sky Clubs in E not far from each other. The larger of the 2 that's the second one if you're coming from the direction of the train used to be the Business Elite lounge and I slightly prefer the layout. The first one that used to be a Crown Room Club does have showers if that's a consideration.
Patty is offline  
Jul 19th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,954
Oh you don't have to worry about clearing security again (except on your return of course). Transfers including the train are airside.
Patty is offline  
Jul 19th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,954
There's a possibility it could leave from T as well. T is used for intl departure overflow. I didn't think MAD was one of the flights that used T but it appears it can go out from either. I don't think there's a way to predict which. There's a Sky Club in T but I've never been in it.
Patty is offline  
Jul 19th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 24,817
You will almost certainly leave from E - T is rarely used for international departures.

Of the two SkyClubs, definitely go to the old BusinessElite club in Terminal E. It is maybe 20 yards past the first SkyClub you see. It is usually less crowded and has a better snack selection.
travelgourmet is offline  
Jul 20th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,701
Thanks for the info - we will look for the better of the two lounges, presumably in terminal E.

I guess the "S" designation is just something on the itinerary ...
scdreamer is offline  
Jul 20th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,954
Actually quite a few intl departures have been using T. Mostly to South America but yesterday DUB, STR, CDG, SVO, MUC, ATH were among the TATL flights that departed from T and two days ago MAD departed from T. While the majority of TATL still depart from E, I don't think there's really a way of predicting for any particular flight and day.

I believe S just means Terminal South.
Patty is offline  
Jul 23rd, 2009, 12:05 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
T, A, B, C, D and E are concourses. The main terminal where one checks-in is divided into North and South.
rkkwan is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Jan 3rd, 2019 08:38 AM
United States
Jul 28th, 2017 07:45 PM
Jun 28th, 2012 09:30 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Aug 12th, 2011 12:59 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Oct 19th, 2010 03:15 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:12 AM.