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I have a layover in ATL between domestic flights for 3-Â½ hrs. Would that be enough time to hang out with my sister and 3yo nephew and get back through security? Is there any place to hang out with a 3yo outside the secure area?
It's possible. There's not many amenities outside security. There is a food court I think though in the center of the domestic terminal.
I will be arriving the US from Nigeria in November on Delta Flight enroute Washington Dulles via Atlanta. I'll be travelling alone with my 1yr old son. Our layover on the outbound flight is 1hr 40mins. I am new to the ATL airport. I am particularly concerned about the layover, will it be sufficient for me to carry my son along and go through customs, retrieve and recheck our luggage and still make the connecting flight to IAD? I have heard that ATL airport is quite huge and busy. The cost of changing the connecting to a late one is too expensive.
That is a difficult connection unless the flight from Nigeria is early. The airport is large, but the layout is pretty simple.
Hi, I am flying from Lafayette, LA to Atlanta by Delta. I have a connecting flight to Paris with a layover of 34 minutes. At the time I booked the flight layover was 1 hr 10 minutes. Recently they changed the time and layover has reduced to 34 minutes only. I am traveling with 2 kids 7 and 3. Are 34 minutes sufficient to board the connecting international flight?
It's not impossible but it's awfully difficult. I would call Delta and see if they can get you on either a later flight to Paris or an Earlier flight from Lafayette.
I'm flying with Delta from YYZ @ 7:20 to SFO @12:55. Have 1 hr. layover at ATL. Very short time in between flight!! Am I right in thinking I have to go through customs and security? I have a kid traveling with me? Will I be running like crazy? Many thanks for any comments.
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
I'm coming in to ATL from MIA and arriving in domestic term-south(according to airline) my connecting flight to SEA will depart from the same terminal(domestic term-south). Is 45 minutes enough time to make my connecting flight to SEA? I'm flying with Delta and have checked-in luggage. Thanks in advance.
Yes, that should be just 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. No need to ask the same question twice.
Srry about that. Thought that my previous one wasn't posted.
I'm coming from MIA to ATL and arriving in domestic term-south(this is what the airline says. I'll be departing for SEA 45 minutes later from the same terminal(domestic term-south). I have checked in luggage. Will 45 minutes be enough time to make my flight to SEA? Many thanks in advance.
Yes, that should be just 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.
I am coming into Atlanta from Lima, Peru, and got 6 hours to pass until going out to Seattle, and then on to Vancouver - will my luggage be checked through, or do I have to clear customs there? And if i can leave, how much time will i need to expect to get to the city, and back? Thank you!!!
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, go through security and to your departure gate. You don't really have enough time to go into the city - by the time you got there you'd have to turn around and go back to the airport.
Thank you so much!! Very helpful!
sorry to tag one on - do you think shortening the "lay-over" to 2.5 hours would be too short for customs and all that?
2.5 hours is possible but obviously does add some risk if the first flight is delayed.