A nagging question for some about the new terminal is whether the airport’s people-mover train goes to it.
It does. But using it is not permitted in some situations - which may explain why some people think it does not.
- Atlanta-bound travelers getting off international flights on Concourse E who have not yet cleared Customs cannot take the people-mover train to the new terminal next door because it would allow them to exit the airport without being cleared. So they are directed through separate “sterile” walkways to Customs.
- Travelers who clear Customs, claim their bags and exit into the arrivals hall cannot get back through security and onto the people-mover unless they have boarding passes for a connecting flight. That also eliminates the train as an option at that point for getting to the domestic terminal.
- Fliers who show up at the domestic terminal for an international flight may be redirected to the international terminal, because some foreign carriers only have check-in counters at the international termina, and those who drive to the airport may want to park their cars on the correct side for easy access when they arrive back. And, the international terminal is closer to the international gates.
But curious travelers waiting to board flights on any concourse in the airport can take the people-mover train to and from the year-old international Concourse F to see the facility and use its food court or restaurants. Connecting travelers can also take the train between Concourse F and any other concourse.