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  • 50m layover
    Jun 22, 2015
    Hi, I have a redeye flight coming in from providence to ATL. Then a 50m connection to Baton Rouge. All Delta flights and I have luggage to check. Would I be able to make this?


    Redeye means overnight. There are no overnight flights from Providence to Atlanta. You probably mean an early morning flight. Yes, 50 minutes is sufficient connection time for two domestic Delta flights in Atlanta. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Long layover!
    Jun 12, 2015
    We have a layover at ATL that will be just over 9 hours. We will be on our way back from Cancun, be flying through to LAX then on to Australia. Being Australian citizens, are we able to leave the airport to see a bit of Atlanta? And will this be enough time even? This is our first time travelling alone! Any layover ideas would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance :)


    Yes, but it will be a bit tricky once you re-check your bags for your flight to LAX after clearing customs. It will direct you to security and the plane train which connects all the concourses. Take the Plane Train all the way to the other end (the domestic baggage claim) You can then take MARTA into the city. Keep your boarding pass with you. You can re-enter security in the domestic terminal (where the MARTA terminal is) once you return to the airport. Be sure to be back at the airport 90 minutes before your flight to LAX.


  • Atlanta 30 minute layover
    May 20, 2015
    I am flying from norfolk Virginia to Indiana. I have a 30 minute layover in Atlanta, is that enough time to make my next flight. I am flying delta airlines.


    It's barely enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You will barely have enough time if your flight from Norfolk is on-time.


  • Enough layover time?
    May 7, 2015
    I will be flying from Columbus to Atlanta and then from Atlanta to Madrid with a 52 minute layover time in Atlanta. I am flying with Delta for the whole journey. Will this be enough time to make my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you wil depart.


  • Transfer time
    Jun 12, 2015
    Flying into ATL from Syracuse and transferring to Dominican republic.. all on Delta.. do we need to recheck bags or anything else.. is an hour enough time to go between terminals


    You do not actually have to change terminals. All you have to do is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to Concourse E or F where you will depart. You have enough time.


    We have a layover for just over 9 hours at ATL. We are travelling from Cancun through to LA then to Australia. Being Australian citizens will we be able to leave the airport? And is this enough time to leave the airport?


  • 2.5 hour domestic layover - enough time to meet non-passenger
    Apr 13, 2015
    My 18yo daughter is taking her first flight alone. She has to fly back to school for a missions trip. She will arrive in ATL for a little over 2.5 hours on delta. Will she have time to meet her boyfriend for 45 minutes and get to her connecting flight? Where should she meet him and does she need to go back thru security?


    Where is she arriving from? She will only be able to meet him outside security.


  • layover concern
    Apr 5, 2015
    i have a flight booked with delta..departing from norfolk with a 36 minute layover in atl and connecting flight lands in pdx...will 36 minutes be enough time for me to make it to my connecting flight?


    It is barely enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and all gates are connected inside security by the Plane Train, but there's no time to spare for any delays.


  • 12 hours layover
    Mar 14, 2015
    I have about 12hrs layover in Atlanta fr Detroit to Providenciales, Do i allow to stay at the airport during layover?


    Yes, you can stay in the airport. But if you can afford going to Turks & Caicos you can probably afford a hotel in Atlanta for a night, which would be much more comfortable.


  • 7 hour layover from Seoul, South Korea to Germany
    Mar 14, 2015
    I have a Delta flight with a 7hr layover in Atlanta from Seoul to Berlin. Will I be allowed to go through customs and leave the terminal during the layover?


    Yes, in fact you will HAVE to go through US Immigration and Customs. However, there's not much to do in Atlanta during that short of a layover.


  • International flight in 40 min
    Jan 26, 2015
    Hi I have to make B25 to F9 in 40 min ,layover to get international flight? Will this time is suffice ?


    That is enough time if your first flight is on-time, but leaves very little to spare in case of a delay. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • 37 Minute Layover in ATL
    Jan 22, 2015
    Preliminary gate assignments have me coming from Gate A18 to Gate B20 in 37 minutes. Am I screwed? Both flights are Delta.


    No, that's definitely possible. The Plane Train connects those concourses inside security.


    Jan 13, 2015
    I'm planning a trip from Richmond Va to Pensacola, FL. I would have 41 minute layover, is that going to give me enough time? Both flights are with Delta


    Yes, that is barely enough time and leaves no time to spare for delays though. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • 50 min layover to International flight
    May 26, 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


    It is just another concourse. There are no special checks before getting on an international flight. The only difference is that you have to show your passport with your boarding pass when you board. 50 minutes is enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    I have friend flying delta w a layover of 2.5 hours. Where can I meet him to sit down and visit? He is unfamiliar w ATL airport. Could you tell me how to direct him to somewhere to meet? I am not flying.


  • ATL layover
    Jan 12, 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.


    thanks for your help


  • 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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