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  • Layover
    Jan 25, 2016
    We're traveling from DCA to SAL with a 1 hour 6 min layover in ATL. We arrive at ATL 9:04am and our flight is at 10:06am . What is the process with baggage U.S Customs and or Immigration . This is my first time doing a layover and we are flying delta


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Atlanta on your way to San Salvador is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Enough time
    Jan 23, 2016
    I have a Delta flight from MSY to ATL arriving at 17:35. Have a Delta international connecting flight to Paris at 18:20. So is 45 min enough to get to my flight and what is the fastest route to get to my Int terminal.


    You don't actually have to change terminals. You just go from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse using the plane train. You should have enough time.


  • Flying Delta with a long connection + AA Admirals Club Passes?
    Jan 20, 2016
    Me and my GF have a 4+ hour layover in ATL on Delta. We are arriving from JAX and going to LHR. My dad gave us two AA Admirals club lounge passes. It is my understanding that since all the concourses are connected and in the secured zone we could go to Admirals club with our passes? Do you know if the lounge will require to see an AA ticket upon entry?


    Yes you can access the Admirals Club on concourse T. They will ask to see your boarding pass but it doesn't have to be on AA if you have lounge passes.


  • 58 minute layover to catch international flight
    Jan 17, 2016
    Flying into ATL have 58 min layover to catch International flight to Amsterdam. Is that enough time? Have been told I will not have to clear immigration/customs until my final destination Leeds U.K. Would that also be correct?


    Correct there is no US immigration or customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate via the plane train.


    thanks Zap!


  • 8 Hour Layover
    Jan 12, 2016
    Hello , I have an 8 Hour layover travelling from Kingston to Newark on Delta.Will i have enough time to see the city? How much time should I allot for security clearance on my way back into the airport?


    That is enough time to take MARTA to downtown, walk around for a few hours, and then head back. I recommend leaving downtown 2.5 hours before your flight to Newark, arriving at ATL 2 hours before your flight.


  • Layover Time
    Jan 3, 2015
    Hi, I am flying with Delta from Manchester Int (England) to Belize City (Belize) via Atlanta and have a 2 hour 10 min layover. I will only have hand luggage, do you feel this will be enough time to get through immigration, security etc and make my connecting flight. I appreciate any flight delay will affect this. Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • I need a plan
    Dec 24, 2015
    I am travelling from Washington Dulles airport to Grand rapids, MI. I have a 3 hour 41 minute layover in the ATL airport. My boyfriend lives in atlanta, and we were planning to meet up during my layover. What's the fastest way to meet up inside the airport? do i have to check out through security, and check back in? Can some one help me plan it out so i don't miss my connecting flight to Grand rapids? Thanks!


    Yes you will have to take the Plane Train to the domestic terminal and exit the secure area to meet him and then go back through security when you're done.


  • 1 hour 33 minutes layover
    Dec 18, 2015
    I have a single flight reservation with Delta from Cayman Islands to Johannesburg, with a layover in Atlanta. Do I have to recheck my luggage on Atlanta, and will an hour and a half be enough time to get through customs, security etc?


    Yes, in Atlanta you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. You should have just enough time.


    Dec 11, 2015
    Hi! I am travelling from Toronto (YYZ) and arriving at Atlanta airport at 10:20 PM with almost 13 hours layover time going to Manila (MNL) with a stop over in Narita (NRT). Any place to sleep inside the airport? Also do I need to claim my baggage at Atlanta or will they go straight to Manila? All flights are with Delta. Thanks.


    Your bags should go straight through to Manila. Concourse F, which is where your Tokyo flight will depart anyway, is apparently the best place to sleep in the airport -


    Thank you :)


  • Layover time
    Nov 10, 2015
    Hey will be landing in Atlanta from memphis and will only have 38 mins to get to my next flight to miami. Should i be able to make it in 38 mins as long as my flight gets to Atlanta on time?


    Forgot to add it will be Delta Airlines to and from atlanta


    Yes, that should be just enough time if your flight from Memphis is on-time.


  • 16 and 13 year old traveling alone
    Nov 2, 2015
    They are connecting SFO-ATL-MYR by Delta. For connecting flight, Is it going to be a same Concorse? They have about 2 hour layover. Is it going to be hard for youth to figure out this large airport? They have travelled with Southwest before by themselves.


    The flights will probably not be the same concourse but they could be. The layout of the airport is fairly simple. It's just a series of hallways, all connected at the middle by the Plane Train. If they need to change concourses they just take the plane train between them. They should have plenty of time.


    Thank you.


  • 1 hour layover between connection flight
    Oct 27, 2015
    I am going to Honolulu Hawaii next few weeks and I will flight with Delta. My flight will start from Toronto Canada (YYZ) to Atlanta then Honolulu. I only have 1 hour layover between connection flight. My family of 4 people, and I have stroller and car seat as check gate for little boy. Currently, my seats will be at the end of the plane. Do you think that I will have enough time to catch the second flight? (I purchase one ticket). It is the same for return flight from Honolulu - Minneapolis - Toronto.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto before your flight to Atlanta. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thank you very much


  • 50 min layover to International flight
    Jan 11, 2015
    I land in Atlanta at 10:07am and im flying out international to Guam at 10:57. Will I have to go get my bags and check them again? Also is that enough time to go through the international check in? Thank you!


    If both of your flights are on Delta and your first flight is domestic you do not have to do anything special in Atlanta. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Also, Delta does not fly nonstop from Atlanta go Guam, so your flight is stopping somewhere else first.


    Yes I have a layover in japan I was just saying that I'm flying international with that being my final destination. All my flight are delta so that's good, but does 50 min give me enough time to get to my next gate? Also when I am going to the international concourse in Atlanta will I have to be going through custom as or anything or will it just be another terminal


  • ATL layover
    Jan 11, 2015
    hey, im flying from montego bay ( jamaica) to manchester Uk. the is a connecting flight which stops in ATL for 1hr 48 mins. will this be enough time? this will be booked with Delta airlines. any help would be helpful. thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. YOu will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate which will be in the same terminal.


  • Short connection international
    Dec 29, 2015
    I have a flight on jan 29 which will be reaching Delta- ATL by 9:03PM, I have a connection flight to Delta- Dubai, in 45 min. Do you think the layover time is enough to catch international flight.


    It is enough if the first flight is on-time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. However, it obviously leaves very little time to spare in case of delays.


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