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New terminal opens at Atlanta's airport

Tami Chappell / Reuters

People take pictures of Delta Airlines Flight 177 from Dublin, Ireland receiving a water cannon salute at the newly opened Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia May 16, 2012. Flight 177 was the first flight to arrive at the new $1.4 billion terminal, a 1.2 million square foot facility.

Tami Chappell / Reuters

Harrison Lin (L), his brother Kai and their mother Tiffany listen during the opening ceremony for Delta Airlines Flight 295 to Tokyo, Japan at the newly opened Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Flight 295 was the first flight to depart from the new $1.4 billion terminal, a 1.2 million square foot facility.

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Passenger Wayne Meason, of Colorado Springs, Colo., waits to board a flight to Dusseldorf, Germany, out of the the new Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Atlanta's airport on the first day it begins operating flights Wednesday.

Harriet Baskas reports in msnbc.com's Travel Kit blog that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of several major airports upgrading terminals.

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