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  • 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


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