Interested in new Hartsfield-Jackson rewards program?

Hartsfield-Jackson is launching a program to award miles on certain airlines for parking in airport lots or shopping or eating at concessions, AJC writer Kelly Yamanouchi reports.

The idea is to boost travelers’ spending at the airport and compete with off-airport lots, Yamanouchi writes.

The airport hopes to launch the program by September, Yamanouchi reports. Passengers would be able to register credit cards for free to earn miles with Delta, Alaska, United or Continental airlines or US Airways by shopping, eating or parking at the airport, or to earn cash back, in addition to any regular credit card rewards.

What do you think of this idea?

Will you switch your parking habits?

Would you be more likely to make a purchase at the airport — generally known for convenience but higher prices. Does this program tip the balance?

Any concerns about sharing your credit-card info. with the airport? (The airport says the process is protected from fraud.)

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4 comments Add your comment

Quandouchea

August 2nd, 2011
12:43 pm

“Passengers would be able to register credit cards for free to earn miles…or to earn cash back, in addition to any regular credit card rewards.”

Sure I’ll sign up if one of the rewards is expedited passage through TSA screening. For, say, 3000 points they would let me through without some latex gloved perv groping around my bum in the name of security.

Jon

August 2nd, 2011
7:31 pm

I don’t fly since TSA wants to check out my junk before I can get on a plane. Just ain’t worth it, if I can’t drive to it, I don’t go there.

Atlanta airport has the worst traffic system, lack of signs and smallest area to pickup and drop off of any major airport I’ve used in the world. The airport should worry about fixing the broken security system.AKA TSA or the terrible curb setup before they start hustling parking and points systems.

Mark J Dunn

August 3rd, 2011
6:19 am

I am on the road or should I say in the air 18 days a month. I am in and out of ATL alot . I try to save money when I can but always have to buy airport food while I am out and about. So I would love to see some points or miles for spending money in the airport. It might make me want to go in and out of ATL more. Now I think the airport has the worst ontime performance I the us. Also way to many people in one airport.

money talks

August 3rd, 2011
7:10 am

the entire airport concession program is run by crooked connected members of select families in atlanta, who circumvent the bidding process to get all these millions. I will not spend a dime at the airport due to this corruption. I park offsite and don’t buy any of that overpriced stuff when I get there.