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Hi. I am about to purchase a ticket through Delta which would have me arriving at ATL from MCI (domestic) at 10:50PM, and my next flight (ATL to RIO, International) leaving at 11:32PM. Will this be enough time to make the connection? I shouldn't have to go through security ro recheck bags again, correct?
That is a difficult connection, but yes, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Plane Train.
Sorry, one more question. One the way back my international flight arrives at 6:39AM and my next domestic flight leaves at 8:10AM. I know I will have to go through customs and get my bags and go through security and that an hour and a half is the minimum recommended time. I'm hoping it works out, but if it doesn't and we miss our connection, how complicated is the process of getting on the next flight to MCI? Is there typically a fee? Both flights are on one ticket with Delta.
It's not complicated at all and there is no fee. You just go to the Delta customer service desk and you will be rebooked on the next available flight to Kansas City.
Hi. I will be traveling back from Jamaica on Delta on June 14 coming from Jamaica into Atlanta and then onto SFO (my final stop) so will I need to re-check in my luggage & go back through Customs again or just go to my connecting gate? I have a 2 hour layover...do you think that will provide adequate time?
Yes, in Atlanta on your way back from Jamaica you will arrive in Concourse E/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. You should have enough time.
Hello, Ive recently booked a flight on Delta from Birmingham AL, to Buffalo NY when I land in ATL i have a 43 minute layover. im very worried that im not going to make it to the connecting flight on time. is there any way to see how far ill need to travel to get to the connecting flight? Thanks
You won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight. That connection is doable if the flight from Birmingham is on-time.
I am going via ATL on my way back from Guatemala to London. Will I have to go through immigration and re-check back in or do i just go to my departure gate for my London flight?
Basically, is 1hr 50 min enough time to get from my flight from Guatemala to my flight to London?
In Atlanta, you will 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 to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Hello I have booked a Delta flight to leave out of OKC to Cancun. We arrive in Atlanta for our connecting flight and all we have is a 40 minute layover. I am wanting to make sure that this is enough time, and when we arrive in Atlanta will we have to go through security again? We are only taking on carry on luggage, this is my first international flight so I am kind of freaking out.
That's possible. you should not have to go through security again in Atlanta. However, it leaves very little time to spare.
I have both flights with Delta do you think once we land we will have to go to a different concourse?
Yes, you will have to go to a different concourse.
We land at Atlanta at 14:55 from the UK and depart at 17:20 to Cancun. I'm a little confused when reading the comments from people with similar issues.
I have a 1 year old to manage aswell, can anyone explain how our baggage/security works please.
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 to your departure gate. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I am flying with Delta from Mexico with a 2 hour layover in Atlanta and then onto London UK with Virgin Atlantic. Will I have to collect my luggage and go through security again in Atlanta? Will 2 hours allow enough time?
Yes, you will 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 go to your departure gate.
Also that's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
We came from RDU and didn't have to go through security for a second time. We walked from D to F. Though it's a good jaunt, taking the train may cost you more time and may cause you to go through security again
AMC, you didn't have to go through security because you were going Domestic -> International, not the other way around.
what do you mean go from domestic to international? I will be flying from OKC to Atlanta and have a 43 minute layover in atlanta. We then are traveling from Atlanta to Cancun. We reserved through delta so that is what both flights will be.
I fly domestically into atl and have to take e train to international terminal. The last time I had to go through security a second time. Is at still the same. I am concerned as I have a 45 minute connection time. Thanks
If you had to go through security again you did it wrong or you were going the other way (international to domestic). Going from Domestic to International on the plane train you do NOT have to go through security. You can take the Plane Train directly to your international departure concourse. 45 minutes is enough time but doesn't leave much to spare.
We flew in from RDU and had to change terminals to fly out of the international terminal to Heathrow. We took the train. At the top of the escalator there was another screening of luggage. It was in October 2016. Odd.
Perhaps you actually exited the secure area by accident.
No he is correct. The train takes you to F (international terminal) but once you get up top you are outside secure area. But no worries intl security line is fast. Atl is busy but they move 100 million people a year very well
To avoid security you could take the train to E and walk to your gate in F.
We didn't have to...But we walked instead of taking train