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  • 2 hours
    Jun 27, 2016
    1
    I will be arriving in atl at 8:30pm from Amsterdam and connecting to a delta flight to Kansas City. Will 2 hours and 11 minutes be enough time to go through customs, recheck baggage and go through security?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Connecting with International Travel
    Jun 27, 2016
    1
    I am flying from MBJ to ROA via ATL on Delta at the end of August. I have a layover of 2 hours. I am not an American and have to go through the international immigration. Is that enough time to clear immigration, customs and security to catch my connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • 56min in ATL on flight from DFW to AMS
    Jun 25, 2016
    1
    I'll be flying from DFW to ATL with KLM (KL7320) and then from ATL to AMS with KML (KL622), both flights are on one ticket. The time between both of them is 56 min, will that be enough?

     

    Your first flight will be on Delta. Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart via the Plane Train which connects all concourses inside security.

     

  • Connecting flight
    Aug 3, 2016
    8
    My husband will be arriving from New York at 10:34 pm and will need to fly out to New Orleans at 11:35 pm - how will he make sure his bags are on the flight to New Orleans does he have to go out and get them and then go thru security again? The tickets were purchased separately.

     

    What airlines is he flying?

     

    He will be flying in on American Airplanes out on Delta

     

    He can't make that connection with checked bags. He will have to go to the N side of the domestic terminal, claim his bags, take them to the S side, re-check them with Delta, then go through security. 1 hour is just not enough time to do all that. He can make the connection if he doesn't check a bag.

     

    Ok thats we will see if some people he is coming in that isnt flying out can get his bags for him - Thanks so much

     

    So I changed his flight to arrive at 6:00 pm on American Airlines - do you think he will have enough time to claim bags and go threw security if I changed his flight to the 9:30 delta flight or best to leave it at 11:35 delta to ensure enough time.

     

    Yes, that would be plenty of time.

     

    Then 1 hour and 22 minutes would be possible on Thursday night around 10:00 PM ?

     

    Then 1 hour and 22 minutes would be possible on Thursday night around 10:00 PM ?

     

  • Is 4 hrs enough time
    Jun 26, 2016
    4
    This is actually a follow-up question to a previous one . . . returning to ATL on an international flight on Turkish Airlines, is 4 hours enough time for a small group with checked baggage to collect bags, clear customs, and change terminals to connect with a Delta flight to MSY? Many thanks for any help again.

     

    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    If there are 16 people are so traveling in our group and we are in the last stage of processing in ATL after completing an international flight, could we notify the gate that we are on the way? Would the connecting Delta flight to MSY delay just a little as a courtesy to allow our group to board especially since the flight is the last flight to MSY for that night? Thanks ZAP for your previous prompt response.

     

    If there are 16 people are so traveling in our group and we are in the last stage of processing in ATL after completing an international flight, could we notify the gate that we are on the way? Would the connecting Delta flight to MSY delay just a little as a courtesy to allow our group to board especially since the flight is the last flight to MSY for that night? Thanks ZAP for your previous prompt response.

     

    There's nobody at Delta to notify.

     

  • 4 Hrs between flights
    Jun 25, 2016
    1
    A small group with checked baggage will be traveling on Delta from MSY to connect with an international flight on Turkish Airlines. Is 4 hours enough time to collect bags, change terminals, and process through security and make the connecting flight? Thanks.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time assuming your flight from New Orleans is on-time.

     

  • Flight from Colombia to Atlanta connection to Philadelphia
    Jun 24, 2016
    1
    Flight in from Colombia on 7/22 Friday at 12:54 departure to Philadelphia 3:29pm will have my Son and Wife with me. Son and I are American Wife is Resident from Colombia. Will we have enough time 2 hours 35 minutes to make our connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Mco - alt via delta then atl - man via virgin
    Jun 22, 2016
    1
    We depart Orlando and arrive Atlanta at 15.07. Due to fly with virgin to Manchester uk at 17.10 and have been told it's a through ticket. Will this be enough? Am I correct we don't need to collect hold luggage or go through security just go from one gate to next? Anyone know where gates are located? Thanks

     

    Yes, you just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will likely arrive in concourse T, A, or B and depart from concourse E or F. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You have plenty of time.

     

  • Carry on or check baggage
    Jul 12, 2016
    2
    Arriving Atlanta from Denver at 7:33 pm to connect with flight to London at 8:40 pm (a Saturday). We were planning to carry on luggage. Since time is so short should we check our baggage at Denver? Will we need to go through TSA again with our luggage?

     

    If everything is on the same reservation then you don't have to go through security in Atlanta. Just take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where your flight to London will depart. You have enough time.

     

    That's a relief! Would it be better to check our baggage in Denver rather than carry it on?

     

  • 1:30 to clear customs?
    Jun 20, 2016
    3
    On my way back from Rio, I will have 1:30 mins to clear customs at 6:40 AM on on July 22 (a Friday). We had it planned so that we would have 2:10 mins to go through customs, but Delta has changed our flight time from Atlanta to Nashville. I will have to change terminals. Last May, on our way back from Paris via Atlanta, we barely made our connection. We had 2:30 hours then. I've heard that there are more agents working now. What do you think?

     

    It'll be difficult. Also, arriving in the morning is much easier as there are far fewer international arrivals at that time. Also, you don't technically change terminals. You can go directly from the International Terminal where you clear customs and immigration to your departure concourse via the Plane Train. If you do miss your connection, since you arrive in the morning, you have lots of opportunities to be rebooked to Nashville.

     

    I'm concerned because, when I arrived from Paris in Atlanta, it took us about 1:40 mins to go through passport control (I'm American), then security, then the train and our gate was, possibly, the farthest one from where we were. Since we have a 3 hour drive home once we get to Nashville (after a 9+ hour international flight and 1 hour connection), it would be a bummer to miss the original departure because TSA issues.

     

    Immigration won't be nearly as busy early in the morning. Delta has 12 daily flights all on mainline planes between Atlanta and Nashville. If you miss your connection you should be able to be rebooked fairly quickly.

     

  • from ams to mco via atl
    Jun 19, 2016
    1
    I am flying from AMS to MCO via ATL. Do i need to clear US customs and collect my luggage in ALT? I have 1.hr 35mins connecting time. It's that enough time

     

    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 and take the plane train to your departure concourse. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Delta has hourly flights from Atlanta to Orlando if you miss your connection.

     

  • 40 min layover
    Jun 15, 2016
    2
    arriving at 2:17 and departing at 3:00. Will i have enough time??? what are the odds that my gates will be close together since they are both delta flights? Never been to this airport but I have printed the maps and have done trak-a-flight so I hope this helps.

     

    It's possible. Delta uses gates in every concourse so without knowing more about your flights I can't give you more information.

     

    As of right now it shows arriving a D44 and departing B32

     

  • Transfer Amsterdam to FT Lauderdale
    Jun 13, 2016
    1
    Flying from Amsterdam to Ft Lauderdale with Delta, do we need to recheck our lugage? Or only through immigration and then to the next gate?

     

    Yes, you will arrive in E or F, 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 take the Plane Train to your departure concourse.

     

  • Customs or NO customs when flying international?
    Jun 13, 2016
    2
    We booked a flight to London from BNA thru ATL months ago. Left 1hr 13 min layover based upon speaking to Delta and reading this forum stating we only have to get from our plane to connecting flight without going through security or customs and we had sufficient time. Delta changed our flight, we now have only 53 min layover in ATL with connecting flight on Virgin Atlantic(operated by Delta). A Delta rep is now telling us we will not have enough time because we WILL have to get our luggage and go through customs before boarding our flight to London, because it is the first point we will actually be leaving the US to international destination! I am not sure if we need to panic and pay extra charges to change all our flights via travel agency we went through, or if the one Delta rep we just spoke to was misinformed? Thank you so much for the info you provide!

     

    The Delta rep is an idiot. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You just take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse (E or F). You have enough time.

     

    Ha! Thanks! I thought that might be the case, but she was so adamant about it regardless of what I said, that I started to question myself and if there had been major changes since we last traveled!

     

  • ATL Short Connection Time for International Flight
    Jun 13, 2016
    1
    I'm going thru ATL (originate in PHX). We will need to transfer in Atlanta for our flight to Germany. The connection time is only 58 minutes. Is this enough time to get to the international terminal? I have been told that our luggage should be checked all the way to Germany. I am traveling with 4 kids (ages 6, 9, 10, 16). Thanks!!

     

    You don't actually have to change terminals. You just take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse (E or F). You have enough time.

     

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