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  • Enough Time?
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hi, I am travelling from London to Atlanta and then catching a Delta flight to Fayetteville. There is only a 1 hour 15 min layover, do you think this is enough time? I assume I will have to go through customs and collect my bag and check in again, with this in mind do you think I should get a later flight to Arkansas?


    That is well below the recommended international to domestic connection time in Atlanta. I recommend at least 2 hours.


  • connection time
    Mar 5, 2017
    Hi- we will be arriving in ATL from Phoenix AZ at 2pm on Delta. We have a connecting flight to Athens leaving at 4:25pm on Lufthansa. Is that enough time and is it better to take the sky train or the shuttle? Also, will we have to claim our luggage in Atlanta and then re-check it at the international terminal, or will we be able to check it all the way through from Phoenix? Thank you!


    The train does not go to the International Terminal outside security. Yes, if it's two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from Delta in the domestic terminal, then take the shuttle to the International terminal, re-check it with Lufthansa, and go through security. This is a difficult but not impossible connection.


  • Seat assignments
    Mar 3, 2017
    Im flying delta. Ihave a 38 minute delay coming from MYR to ATL then ATL ago TLH, is that enough time? Also I was not assigned a seat for the second flight should I be worried?


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Myrtle Beach is on-time. You will be assigned a seat at the gate.


  • Will this give me enough time?
    Mar 2, 2017
    Flying from Mexico arriving in ATL at 7:56 PM. Departing for CLE at 10 PM. Am I able to clear customs and make it to Terminal S - Gate B 10 in time?


    You don't actually have to change terminals. You will arrive in Concourse E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse. You should have enough time.


  • Dub - ATL - Can
    Mar 2, 2017
    Hi, i'll fly from Dublin to Atlanta and I have only 1h 10 minutes before my flight Atlanta - Cancun. I don't have checked bags. Is it enough time? Thanks!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on Delta. I assume "Can" means somewhere in Canada and not Guangzhou, China, correct?


  • Transfer Time
    Feb 28, 2017
    I'm thinking of taking a flight from Toronto YYZ to New Orleans MSY. There is a 50 minute layover in ATL (Delta for both flights). No checked bags, just carry-on. Is that usually enough time to switch planes?


    Yes, that is 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.


  • Short Atlanta layover time from domestic to international flight
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi, We land in Atlanta from Orlando at 1813 and have to make our connecting flight from Atlanta to Manchester at 1910 (57 mins layover). Is this enough time? I am told that the flight could not have been booked without a viable connection but it seems extremely tight! and does anyone know how close the terminals would be to eachother??


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




  • Intl Connection
    Feb 13, 2017
    I will be coming from Mexico into Atlanta to connect to Paris. My layover connection is now 2 hrs due to reschedules; will this be enough time to go thru immigration and customs?


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Time?
    Feb 8, 2017
    I will be flying Delta from Manchester UK to Salt Lake via Atlanta. I have a 1hr 50min layover. Is this enough time to get bags and clear immigration?


    Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Bar/Restaurant Outside Security
    Jan 27, 2017
    I have a layover from Noon to 3:00. Can you suggest a place where I can meet a friend who lives in Atlanta?


    There's a food court outside security in the domestic terminal. It's not really very big and you'll have to leave to go back through security at like 1:45.


    Thx much. Do you have any suggestions as to good food there?


  • 56 minute layover
    Jan 26, 2017
    Have a 56 minute layover in May, flying Detla, MLI to ATL, ATL to ANU. Will have checked bags, I know we can make the connection as long as our flight is not delayed by much, but will our checked bags make it?


    Yes, that should be enough time for you and your bags. All you and your bags have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • ONY 45 minute layover coming from Boston and then to Buenos Aires!!
    Jan 24, 2017
    My son is flying from Boston to Atlanta and then to Buenos Aires with only a 45 minute layover. So going domestic to international. Worried now that not enough time. Is international terminal easy to access quickly so can jump off plan, and run to the train and make it? Or should we look at rebooking...Help, he leaves soon...


    That is doable but leaves no time to spare if there is a delay.


    So finally did you have you flight ?? Thank you


  • Flying from St Lucia to Amsterdam, have a 2 hour layover in ATL
    Dec 14, 2016
    I will need to go through customs and immigrations, and i'm not sure if this is enough time. I am not a us citizen, please tell me if this is enough time.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • 70 minute connection time from ORD to ATL to LHR
    Dec 4, 2016
    I have flight to LHR from Ord Chicago in American Airlines via ATLANTA with 70 minutes layover before I connect Britesh Airways to London, is 70 minute enough time with 2 kids . Thanks in advance for your help


    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to take the plane train from concourse T where you arrive to Concourse F where you depart and board your flight if all flights are on the same reservation.


  • Quick Connect
    Nov 27, 2016
    Flying from Detroit to Huntsville (HSV) through Atlanta. My layover in Atlanta has me landing at 6:40 from Detroit and departing at 7:25 for Huntsville. How early is gate information usually available?


    You won't know your exact gates until the day of your trip. Your connection is doable.


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