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Hi, I'm looking to travel with Delta to BNA from LHR via ATL. Looked at some flight options but wondering how much time I should leave for the connecting flight? Also, would I have to collect my bags after going through immigration and recheck them or would they automatically be taken (this happened once before with AA at JFK). If not is getting the bags and navigating to my next flight easy? Thanks, I have never done it alone before.
Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the Plane Train to your departure concourse. You'll want at least 2 hours.
Sorry, I'll be booking with Delta but flying Virgin Atlantic to ATL then Delta for ATL - BNA
Thank you! I posted the second part just as you posted :)
Yeah, the process is the same.
Thanks, so 2 hours 10 minutes should be enough time?
I am flying in on delta from Johannesburg in December at 645 am, I have a connecting flight to fort Lauderdale at 9am. Will I make connection in time considering it is December which is a busy time. Or do you suggest a later flight to fort Lauderdale.
I arrive in Atlanta with Virgin Atlantic from Manchester UK at 14.55, 1h50 layover, then flying with Delta to Las Vegas. I'm worried that this is not enough time! Will I need to collect bags and go through customs etc?
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 and gate. That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am flying from Pearson Airport in Toronto and have 1 hour to make my connection to Orlando. Is that enough time/
Yes, that is enough time. You will 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. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.
Coming in from Greece scheduled to land at 2:20pm with Lufthansa. Domestic flight with Southwest departs 3:35pm. Is this (1hr 15mins) enough time to clear customs? I will have checked bags to claim. And then check in again at Southwest?
No, that is completely impossible. You will have to re-check your bags with Southwest in a different terminal from where you arrive. You need at least 3 hours for this connection.
Hi there, I am arriving ATL from DOH via Qatar at terminal F and then plan to take a Delta flight through domestic terminal with a 2 hour layover. Is that enough to clear immigration & customs, and then check in again at Delta. Thanks
With checked bags, no, that's not enough time. You could do it without checked bags because then you could go through security after clearing customs and go straight to your departure gate on the Plane Train without having to take the slow shuttle to the domestic terminal.