Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta (ATL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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I will have a connection at ATL, coming from YYZ (Toronto) and then connecting to another U.S. destination. Both flights are Delta. The incoming flight is listed as terminal "I", and the outgoing flight is listed as terminal "S".

My questions:
1. If I have checked baggage, will it go all the way to the ultimate U.S. destination or will it need to be picked up in ATL?
2. I have just over an hour between flights, is this likely to be sufficient time? If I need to pick up baggage then I suspect this is too tight, but even without that, would there be enough time to make the connection?

Thank you for your help!
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Atlanta. All concourses are connected inside security by the Plane Train and all you have to do is go from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse, no need to actually change terminals. You have enough time.
Thank you for the quick and helpful reply!
My flight from SLC DL1644 is delayed. I show I arrive at gate South A21 and fly out DL374 from gate South T4. How long does it take to get from A21 to T4?
Probably less than 10 minutes. It's just one stop on the Plane Train.
1) Traveling ATL to YYZ do we need to check in International terminal or can we check in domestic?
2) Traveling YYZ to ATL I understand we clear customs at YYZ and flight becomes a domestic to domestic flight, do we pick up our checked bags in domestic terminal or international terminal?
You have to check in at the International Terminal. On the return you still pick up your bags in the International Terminal even though you don't have to go through Immigration or Customs when you arrive in Atlanta.
My reservation show that I arrive at Terminal S and have 51 minutes til takeoff from Terminal I. Coming in from LAX flying to Manchester UK. Not finding either Terminal on any maps of ATL. PLEASE HELP. SO CONFUSED!
You do not actually have to change terminals. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse (likely T, A, or B) to your departure concourse (E or F). That's it. It shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.
Have a 40 min layover, what's the fastest way to get from A to E?
The only way is via the Plane Train.
My son flies in Domestic to ATL at 4:29 PM, likely to Terminal A or T, Flight out to Lima is 5:50 PM Terminal E or F. Is this going to be enough time or should they put him on an earlier flight? (One ticket) It seems a bit close to me, especially if there are any delays with his initial flight. He will have 2 checked bags.
Why are you saying he has 40 minutes or less? he has over an hour. Taking the Plane Train takes less than 15 minutes. He has enough time.
We will be arriving to Atlanta(Delta) from OKC at 1:05pm. Depart for Cancun(Delta) at 2:11pm, enough time? We will also probably have one bag checked for under the plane, do we have to go to baggage claim domestic then recheck at international? Just unsure of the proper procedures for international flights now, been awhile.
All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart and board your flight. There are no special procedures for departing the US on an international flight other than showing your passport at the gate as you board.
Flight from Myrtle Beach on delta arrives at 2:05. We will go from there to international flight on delta to amsterdam at 3:20. Enough time?
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.
Thank you for your reply
My husband and I are flying internationally in the near future. We purchased tickets to Atlanta and separate tickets to Dublin. By doing this we saved $900.00. We are flying Delta so we will be picking up our bags at the South Terminal. I have walking difficulty, so since the baggage pick up is near the parking area, is there a shuttle that we can take that will take us outside to the international terminal and if so, does it pick up outside of baggage claim? I am assuming if there isn't a shuttle that will take you from the domestic terminal to international terminal we will have to use the plane train to get there. I have a injured foot that causes me to be slow and I am trying to reduce my total walking time. Thanks for your help!
Yes, there is a shuttle from the domestic terminal to the international terminal - in fact it's the only way between them outside security. It picks up near the MARTA station at the end of the terminal.
Hi,

I'm flying to ATL from CDG using AirFrance and going to LAS with Delta afterwards (single ticket). AirFrance changed my flight to LAS and now I only have 1:15h between flights. Do you think I can make it or should I ask them to change my departure to LAS to a later time? (non-US citizen).

Thanks.
That is below the minimum International to Domestic connection time in Atlanta. I recommend at least 2 hours.
Thank you! I'll try to change my flight.