Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta (ATL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Hi there, our flight returning from Belize City allows us only 1 hour 37 minutes to get through customs, baggage, etc at ATL and onto our flight to LAX (we then go on to Sydney, Australia!) We arrive on a Wednesday around 5pm in the evening (I'd assume not a popular time for international flights?). Is this enough time?
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
We have never flown internationally. We will be flying from CAE (Columbia, SC) to ATL and then to PUJ (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) and vice versa on our return. Can you please tell me how much time we should allow for arrival to both CAE and on our return to PUJ? Also, how will it work in ATL as far as customs and baggage, etc. for going and returning? Our layovers are 1.5 hours in ATL going and 2 hours coming back. Is that enough time to make connections? Thanks so very much!
On the way to Punta Cana an hour is sufficient. On the way back I'd want 2 hours. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. On the way back you will arrive in E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the Plane Train to your departure concourse.
Which terminals will we be arriving/departing in ATL? We have a 3 hour layover in ATL; is it worth purchasing the Skymiles Lounge for a family of three?
You will arrive in Concourse T, A, B, or D and depart from concourse E or F. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. Whether or not it's worth it to buy a day pass to the lounge is up to you, but 3 hours isn't too long.
I am flying Southwest to Atl, from the Dominican republic, with a connecting flight to Michigan. Will i have to collect my luggage in Atlanta, then go to Southwest ticket counter to check in for my domestic flight?
You will have to claim your bags in Atlanta to clear US Customs, but you should be able to re-check them right after you clear customs.
I have a very early flight to Canada in the morning. I am planning to check-in the large luggage, return the rental car, and then go through the security. Since the rental car place is at the domestic area, can I go through the domestic security and take the train to the terminal F? or I have to take the shuttle bus back to the security at international flight area?
Yes, you can go through security at the domestic checkpoint.
We (2 people) arrive in Atlanta coming from Phoenix with Delta. We have to connect to Brussels Belgium also with Delta. We have a transfer time of only 50 minutes, is it possible to make this connection in time? Do we have to collect our bagage and transfer the bags too?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart.
I arrive from Cancun on a Southwest Air flt and may need to shuttle to the domestic terminal in order for the parking facility (Sheraton Airport Hotel) to pick me up, since they do not make International pick ups. How easy is it to find the shuttle , how much does it cost and what is good estimate of time to allow to go through customs at about 8:30 pm on a weeknnight?
The shuttle to the domestic terminal is fairly well marked. it is free. You probably won't be back at the domestic terminal until about 9:30 PM.