A New Private Airport Terminal Is Opening in Atlanta—And It Comes With a Personal TSA Lane

America’s busiest airport is now accepting reservations for its first-ever private luxury terminal opening this September. The new terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International will offer a premium pre- and post-flight experience, where for a hefty sum, travelers can fly in and out of the high-traffic airport without ever stepping foot in the hectic main terminal.

The private terminal will be run by PS– formerly known as Private Suite—the same company that opened a private terminal at LAX in 2017, followed by a semi-private option called The Salon at the same airport in 2021.

ATL will be the second airport with a PS private terminal. Inside the new terminal, everything will be exclusive with “white-glove service,” from the completely private TSA screening for departing passengers to the no-line Customs and Border Protection processing for those arriving from international destinations. (PS has the only private partnership with both agencies.)

From there, guests will be ushered into a private lounge, where their every need will be catered to. The space is designed to “offer the ease, privacy and security of the private flight experience for commercial travel,” PS says on its website. The company’s terminal concept is the “first of its kind” to cover these bases of merging luxury and convenience. Amenities like a cocktail bar, chef-prepared meals, and a complimentary spa offering pre-flight massages and manicures, will be at travelers’ disposal. Forgot something at home? A wide range of often-forgotten items are available and complimentary.

From a design perspective, the Atlanta terminal will pair “global sophistication” with “local culture” according to a PS press release. The space is set to tie together as an elegant showcase of regional and extensive collections by Black artists, and locally sourced antique and vintage furniture.

When it’s time to board your flight, a chauffeur will whisk you away in a private car to board the plane from the tarmac. The company has a Control Room that coordinates with security and airline officials, making transfers as smooth as possible.

But be prepared to splash out for all of that convenience. To access the private terminal, travelers will need to pay an annual membership fee of $4,850. After that, reserving the PS terminal one-way for a group of up to four people will set you back $3,550. 

As the airport experience becomes more and more taxing—with snaking lines, crowded terminals, and endless flight delays—paying to escape the chaos and maintain some peace of mind sounds more appealing than ever. PS seems to realize this, and in addition to the new Atlanta location, which is slated to open on September 6, the company has announced it will set up shop in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) with a PS private terminal in the spring of 2024–followed by a 2025 debut in Miami International (MIA).

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