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I have a 1 hour transfer time on a proposed flight with a terminal change between s - l.
Does this provide sufficient time for connection ?
You don't actually have to change terminals. You just have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
hi we will be flying to orlando with virgin atlantic on 22 aug from the uk we connect in atlanta with a time of 3 hours is this plenty of time and will all become clear with the signage etc at the airport as we have never had a connecting flight before and i am getting more nervous by the minute
Yes, that should be enough time.
Hi I am flying into ATL on 19th Aug from MAN on Virgin Atlantic and then fly out on Delta to GSP. Will I have to collect my bags and re-check them? If so where will I go to do this? When I make the return journey will I have to do the same?
Yes, on the way to Greenville/Spartanburg in Atlanta, you will 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 to your departure gate. On the way back to Manchester all you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival concourse to concourse F where you depart on the Plane Train - nothing with your bags.
Hi, arriving delta 698, leaving on delta 1990 wed aug 23, need gate and transfer info
You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security. Both gates will likely be in Concourse E, but you won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight. You should have enough time.
Hi sorry, should have been more specific. I am arriving ATL from GCM (Grand Cayman) on Delta 698 and transferring to Delta 1990 to YYZ (Toronto). Will I still need immigration etc clearance?
Yes, everything I said still applies.
Hello, I have a 1.50 hrs layover in ATL to get to the plane for NRT, all via Delta Air.

Two things - should I get my bags from MCI and do a bag drop for my NRT flight? Or should I just go straight to the gate for my NRT flight because Delta will manage all bag transfer from one flight to another?

Thank you so much!
You don't have to do anything with your bags in Atlanta on your way to Tokyo. Just take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart and walk to your departure gate.
Hi, I will be traveling from Austin to Gainesville, FL with a 2-hour layover in ATL. I will just have a couple carry-on bags, but once landed in ATL do I just head to my next gate or do I have to go through security again then go to the next gate?
If you have to change terminals, just take the escalator down and get on the train. It is very easy. If you have time and want some exercise, when you go down the escalator you can walk to the terminal instead of getting on the train. The display between A & B is really nice, like a walk through a rain forest :)
You do not have to change terminals or go through security. You just have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. You have plenty of time.
My father will travel from Tokyo Narita - YYZ via ATL in Delta. My question is he going to get his checked bags in the baggage carousel and clear it to customs or he can get the bags directly in Toronto.
They will be checked directly to Toronto.
Travelling from RSW to MUC with a layover of 50 minutes...is it enough time to catch the International flight?
If both flights are on Delta that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
I am arriving at 5:10 from Pensacola, and then traveling on, on Qatar air to Doha at 7:25. I will have to pick up my bags and then get reticketed at the Qatar air counter, then go through security and get to the gate. 1. Is that enough time? 2. Is there any kind of service to expedite that kind of link?
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. after claiming your bags you will have to take a shuttle to the international terminal to re-check your bags with Qatar. I really don't recommend trying this.
I'm flying in from the UK and travelling onwards to Orlando. From arrival at ATL to departure I have 1 hour 59 minutes. I understand I need to clear passport control, collect bags, clear customs, drop bags, clear security, catch the plane train to another concourse (probably A or B). How long would this take?
I forgot to say that the first fight is Virgin Atlantic, second is Delta, bought on a single ticket through Virgin.
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I did this yesterday and missed my connection. The queue for passport control alone took 1 hour 50 minutes with no one even remotely interested in the experience of the customer. Lots of desks but very few manned. Two and a half hours would be just about enough time. (However, got rebooked on the next flight easily enough except I had booked delta comfort and there weren't any left!)