30 MAY 2011

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Article from BTNews 30 MAY 2011

AND FINALLY: Donít buy duty free!

Don’t buy Duty Free if you have to pass through Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport whether connecting or going landside.  To be fair all US airports confiscate liquids of over 100mm if you are transferring but at Atlanta they go one further by banning it at the final arrivals security point too.

“I am very sorry sir”, said the lady, “but you can’t bring Scotch (or anything liquid) into the United States at this point.  However if you go back to the Delta help desk I am sure those nice people will allow your roller-bag to join the hold baggage on its way to the arrivals baggage hall”.

An exasperating two hours wait.  Bag and drink arrive OK.

And International passengers have to pay tax on food purchased whilst waiting for boarding too.

All will change next year we are told when the world’s busiest airport actually gets a terminal for foreign flights.  The quicker the better!

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