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  • 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


  • 50 min layover to International flight
    Jan 11, 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


  • ATL layover
    Jan 11, 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.


  • 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.


  • 11-25 48 minute layover
    Nov 23, 2014
    My young adult daughter is flying for the 1st time on her own and only has 48 minutes between connecting domestic flights. Her seat is in the middle of the plane. What are her quickest options to get off the plane and is there a way to find out ahead of time which gates she will need to go from and to?


    forgot to add that she is flying Delta


    Tell her to download the Delta app on her phone to store her flight details and provide her with gate information. If she doesn't have a smartphone that info is available at


    Thank you


  • 5 hours layover
    Oct 30, 2014
    Hi, I will be flying from Brazil to Japan next week. I will have about 5 hours layover In ATL. Can I leave the airport meanwhile? Is it enough time to get some line heading downtown for a walk?


    Yes, you can leave the airport, but 5 hours coming off of an international connection isn't really enough time to see anything.


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