ATLANTA – Following the blackout at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, thousands of travelers worldwide have turned to alternate modes of travel.
From international flights to regional, travelers have been seeking new ways to get to their final destinations.
The number one option has been rental cars.
If you’re trying to get to Atlanta and are stranded on the east coast it’s easy. Many people who were stuck in New York have turned to road tripping to get back to Georgia. Even one traveler coming from China was redirected to Cincinnati during the blackout. He then chose to drive the additional hours to get back home.
Now if you’re in Atlanta and you’re attempting to drive elsewhere, you might have to wait for that car.
Enterprise Rental at the Atlanta Airport said they would not have any vehicles available to rent until noon on Monday. A Budget Rental representative said the same thing, no available vehicles until around noon Monday.
Hertz Rental at the airport said there won’t be any vehicles available until December 20.
If renting a vehicle is out of the question for you, there are other avenues you can look into.
Another option is by train. Amtrak has a select number of trains coming in and out of Atlanta. For schedules and additional information, you can visit Amtrak’s website.