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I will be arriving in Atlanta from LHR on a Delta flight on a Tuesday afternoon at about 1:49pm and need to make a domestic Delta connection that departs at 3:26pm. I have TSA Pre-Check, which may (or may or may not) speed up the security process once I get to the security check. I have not flown through Atlanta in many years so I am concerned about making the connection a tree reading some of the responses here. Is less than two hours sufficient to make my connection mid-day on a Tuesday? Does Delta have a dedicated domestic terminal in Atlanta or could my connection depart from any of them? Thanks for any guidance and information you can provide.
There is no Pre-check line at the line after clearing customs. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You don't actually have to go to the domestic terminal. After you clear customs, you go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse.
I'm flying in on Virgin Atlantic from LHR in at 330pm connecting to a Delta domestic flight at 545pm (small plane) to CRW (Charleston WV). I have to collect my bags and re-check. I have 2 hours and 15 mins. to hopefully do this scenario. I have Global Entry, as well, in Upper Class on Virgin, will this help me cut my time in Atlanta? Should I be able to do this connection? Thanks so much......
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thanks so much
Global Entry will speed up the process. They have a lot of Global Entry kiosks in ATL but some out of order. Our last Delta international flight did not have TSA Pre-check on the boarding pass returning to the US for a domestic connection. After clearing customs we went to a Delta ticket kiosk and re-printed our boarding passes so that they would have TSA pre-check. You then go to a different security area that has a TSA Pre check line. Ask security for directions to TSA Pre-check check point.
Thank you for your response. Delta dropped the 545pm flight from ATL to CRW. I now have a flight at 819pm which gives me almost 5 hours to connect. Thanks for the insight on Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check, nice to know.
Hello, Delta is trying to sell us a connection DL 5359 arriving at 8:51am from Montreal -> DL 849 leaving 10:10am to Tegucigalpa. Is this doable? Will we have to recheck our luggage? Would we get paid a hotel if we miss the connection flight? (Because I think there is only 1 Delta flight to Honduras per day) Thanks
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal so all you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Hi, I will be arriving in Atlanta on DL 488 and need to depart on DL734, please can you give me directions on how to get from the DL 488 gate to DL734, and will 1 hour be enough time to get there? Thank you.
You don't know your exact gates until the day of your flight. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security inside security.
Hello. We are flying into Atlanta on a Virgin Atlantic flight due 14.55 at the International Terminal. We are connecting with Southwest flight 1273 to New Orleans departing at 18.10. Please advise how best to get from the International Terminal to connect with our Southwest flight. Many thanks.
You have to take a shuttle bus from the International Terminal to the N Domestic Terminal with your bags to re-check them with Southwest. It will be very difficult if not impossible for you to make that connection.
Wow. Thought 3 hours would be ample time. Thanks for this - will be very conscious of time and look to reschedule to the later flight if we need to.
I am looking at flying from Washington to the Bahamas via Atlanta ATL with Delta. Can you please advise 1. if 37 mins from landing on one flight ( at the Domestic terminal) and taking off on another flight ( Int Terminal ) be sufficient. Obviously I do not want to miss the connecting flight.
2. We will also have checked in baggage hopefully transfer from one plane to the other - is 37mins sufficient time also.
3. I also hear that on non US main land flights ( Nassau ) you need to be at the gate 45mins prior to take off. Can you please confirm typical last boarding time prior to flight take off.
if 37mins is not considered workable can you please advise the recommended time.
I would be very grateful for your considered reply.
They do not close the door 45 minutes prior to departure. This is a possible connection but it leaves literally no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.
Hello, I have a 2 hour 6 minute connection in Atlanta from Cancun to London. I will be at the International Terminal, but will I need to collect my bags and re-check them in? Or do I just go through security again and go to my gate? Thank you
Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, US Customs, and Security. Your bags can be routed directly to London but you have to confirm that with the check-in agent in Cancun.
I am travelling from Heathrow to Wilmington with a 1 hr 55 min layover in Atlanta. Is this long enough? I've never visited the USA before, will my luggage be checked through and do I have to go through customs/ security?
In Atlanta, you will 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 have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.