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  • 46 min layover
    Jun 3, 2016
    I will arrive in ATL from Louisville at 4:46 and a connecting flight at 5:32. That's only a 46 min layover will I have enough time to get to my connecting flight?


    Yes, that is enough time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Luggage storage
    Jun 3, 2016
    Where can we store our luggages during a long lay over at Atlanta airport? Wrap-a-bag is no more available. Any suggestions? Thanks


    No, there is no luggage storage.


    May 20, 2016
    I'm flyig from ABQ to ATL with Delta, I'm goin to be there at 11.20 and my international flight departs at 12.10. Will I make the flight? Do I need to go through customs? Do I need to pick up my suitcase?


    Yes, it's possible. There is no US Customs when exiting the US. You don't have to do anything with your bags. All you have to do is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to Concourse E or F where you depart.


  • International flight connection
    May 20, 2016
    I will be traveling from ORD to EZE Buenos Aires making a stop at ATL. The layover time is 1 hr and 3 minutes. Do I have enough time to make my flight to EZE? Thank you


  • overnight stay at atlanta airport
    May 16, 2016
    i travel from India and reach Atlanta by evening 5 pm. I have a domestic flight next morning at 7 am. I am a student so what are my options for overnight stay at airport.


    You can stay in the lobby of either terminal, neither of which are comfortable.


  • freaking out about layover
    Apr 14, 2016
    I have a flight leaving Wednesday May 25 from Tulsa to ATL. The arrival says 9:15 pm and I have 58 minutes to catch the next flight to Buenos Aires at 10:13pm. I have no idea what gates or terminals I will be on and I was planning on having checked baggage. Am I going to have enough time or am I doomed if my plane to ATL is even a few minutes late. Delta said they'll charge me $395 to change my Tulsa flight. Would not checking baggage help at all?


    All you have to do in Atlanta on your way to Buenos Aires is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your flight from Tulsa could be up to 30 minutes late and you'll still be OK. You will arrive in concourse A, B, C, or D and will depart from concourse E or F. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You don't have to do anything with your baggage on your way to Buenos Aires.


  • An hour layover
    Apr 10, 2016
    Hi, flying from Toronto to Hawaii rhru Atlanta, Rhen LAX on April 24, I have an hour layover but I am afraid I have to run through the airports, both flight are Delta . If I pass thru customs in Montreal before fling will I have to change terminal?


    You will not have to change terminals in Atlanta but you will likely have to go to a different concourse. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Connection time
    Apr 1, 2016
    I arrive from France 17:15 (terminal I) next connection flight to wilmington (Terminal S) 19:19 Do you think I have the time to go threw the immigration ? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will arrive in concourse E/F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse (no need to actually go to S Terminal).


  • Stopover
    Apr 1, 2016
    I am travelling to Bahamas from Chicago OHare to Atlanta then to Bahamas. I will arrive in Atlanta at 11:04 am then depart at 12:10 pm to Bahamas. Is one hour enough to get to the next plane?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to take the plane train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse.


    How long does it take from the arrival to the departure concourse ?


    less than 10 minutes


  • Enough time
    Mar 24, 2016
    Hey. My flight from Honduras reaches Atlanta at 8:46 pm. I have a flight from Atlanta to Rome at 10:45 pm. I will have checked luggage. Is it enough time? (I am a US permanent resident, if that would affect my customs process)


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


    May 9, 2016
    We are travelling to MCO via ATL on Virgin/Delta codeshare flights with 1hr 50 layover. I am recommending only taking hand luggage but our teenage girls are resisting. Will 1hr 50 give us time to complete the customs/immigration/baggage hall/baggage recheck process or should I stand firm with hand luggage plans?!


    I would insist on the no checked luggage, it will really help. 1 hr 50 minutes is pretty borderline as it is.


    Be firm about the carry on only!


  • 9 hour layover
    Mar 17, 2016
    We are flying in to ATL from MSP, then connecting to PUJ. We arrive at 11 PM to ATL, then fly out to PUJ at 9:45 the next morning. We're debating getting a hotel in Atlanta now because we've heard that the security lines are very long lately. Is it worth getting a room overnight or would we just be best staying at the airport over night until our morning flight?


    It's up to you. If you get an airport hotel you'd want to leave the hotel room at about 7 AM, so you'd get about 6 hours of sleep if you got a hotel assuming the flight from Atlanta is on-time.


  • enough time between layover
    Mar 7, 2016
    im flying from peoria Il. delta express jet into ATL. i have a 45 minute layover. not sure on terminals yet,( still deciding if we can book this flight) will we have enough time to get from the express jet delta terminal, to the delta domestic terminal, flying into Houston, IAH ? both flights are domestic. thank you for your help.


    You don't have to change terminals. You may have to change concourses. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You have enough time if the flight from Peoria is on-time.


  • 15 hour layover
    Mar 1, 2016
    My wife and I (senior citizens) arrive with Delta from Buenos Aires into Atlanta at 05.35 and have a 15 hour layover until our 20.26 Delta flight to Amsterdam. Seems a shame to waste the time as we have never visited Atlanta before. Any suggestions as to how to spend the time would be appreciated.Perhaps a tour of Atlanta? I assume we will have to collect our bags and go through Customs/Immigrations.


    I'm not aware of any tours. You can take MARTA from the airport to downtown fairly quickly and walk around, go to the CNN Center, go to Georgia Aquarium, and see Centennial Olympic Park. That's about all there is to do for the casual tourist in Atlanta. I lived there for 4 years, so if you want specific restaurant recommendations, I can do that too.


    Hi Zap, Many thanks for your reply. Yes, looks like the MARTA and a wander round until our old legs need a rest and then head to the nearest bar.


  • Debbie
    Feb 29, 2016
    I will be arriving at4:40pm from Dallas and leaving there at 5:40pm to go to Amsterdam. Is one hour enough time to change planes


    As long as the first flight is domestic and both flights are on the same reservation that should be enough time. What airlines are you flying?




    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to take the plane train from your arrival concourse to E or F where you will depart.


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