I am a very frequent traveler out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International. I certainly would have liked to be their 100 millionth passenger and won this sweet prize! As reported by USA Today, “Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport counted its 100 millionth passenger on Sunday (December 28, 2105) morning, something that the airport says makes it the first airport in the world to ever serve that many passengers in a single calendar year.”
100 Million Passengers And A Sweet Prize
On our recent trip over the Holidays, we noticed the pride that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport showed in this accomplishment. There were signs all over the airport stating ‘you are one of one hundred million.’ And inviting you to share your travel story. Pretty cool.
So, What Did The 100 Millionth Passenger Get?
Hartsfield Jackson created an algorithm to estimate who would be the hundred millionth passenger to travel through and reportedly had the algorithm validated by a top firm, says the article. The chosen passenger (Mr. 100 Millionth) reportedly received a surprisingly large prize, he ” walked away with prizes worth tens of thousands of dollars — all for his good luck in being counted as the Atlanta’s one millionth passenger. His prizes include a new car – a Nissan Altima – as well as a $500 gift card and two round-trip tickets on Delta good for any destination served by the carrier.” Wow!
It’s pretty cool that Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson served 100 million passengers last year and the prize that the 100th million passenger received seems pretty sweet and unexpected. Here’s hoping that you might be a milestone traveler at your next airport stop. Happy travels!