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  • Connection Flight
    Jun 3, 2016
    Hi, my daughter who is 18 will be traveling alone tomorrow 6/3 with Delta to Atlanta and will have only 40 minutes to change planes. I am concerned that she may not make it to the next plane. I know the airport is very big and she may get confused as to where to go. Any tips to pass on to my daughter? Thanks


    The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security in the middle. The airport is large but the layout is very simple.


    That does not tell us anything. My son is 17 traveling alone and how is he to know to get on the train to go to next place. You already canceled a flight on him in Houston yesterday. I am concerned you will do it again


    I am a volunteer who answers questions. I did not do anything to your son. If your son is 17 and can't figure out how to follow signs or walk through an airport without getting lost then he has lived a tragically sheltered life.


  • Connections
    Jun 2, 2016
    We are flying from Manchester with Virgin and will have a 2 hour lay over at Atlanta on the way out before flying on with Delta to Orlando. I am concerned about timings. Will we need to re-check the bags and go through security? Is 2 hours enough time? On the flight back from Orlando vis Atlanta to Manchester we are with Virgin on both legs, but only have an hour. Is this do able with bags, security etc. Will we need to go through Immigration on either journey? Thank you


    On your way to Orlando, You will 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. On the way back you just go from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse via the plane train. You do not have to go through security and there is no US Customs when exiting the US. Note that your Orlando-Atlanta flight will be operated by Delta, do not go to the Virgin counter in Orlando.


    Thanks for your reply, much appreciated. I still think we are going to really struggle with the connections - you live and learn and I won't do it again!


  • connection flight
    Jun 2, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from LAX to CLT but I have a connecting flight in Alanta. I land in Alanta at 9:03 and leave at 10:20, which is about an hour and 15 minutes for a layover. Will I have enough time to get through the airport to catch my flight?


    That is plenty of time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. the Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • connection flight
    May 31, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from LAX to CLT but I have a connecting flight in Alanta. I land in Alanta at 9:03 and leave at 10:20, which is about an hour and 15 minutes for a layover. Will I have enough time to get through the airport to catch my flight?


  • Toronto to ATL (Delta) - ATL to UK (Virgin)
    Jun 2, 2016
    Hello I have a connection time of just under two hours. I fly from Toronto to Atlanta (via Delta) then fly from Atlanta to Manchester, England (via Virgin Atlantic). Will I have to check in through security again, and is 2 hours enough time? The bookings are separate. Thanks


    (I'll only have hand luggage)


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. if you already have your Virgin boarding pass you can go directly to your departure gate.


  • 54 minute lay over enough
    Jun 10, 2016
    I will be arriving from Gainsville, Fl on Delta and departing 54 minutes later on Delta for Seattle. Should that be enough time?


    Yes thats enough. It's a domestic flight so you won't have to clear immigration or anything and as long as you ask your desk agent to check your bags straight through to Seattle you won't have to go through re-check and will be able to make your connect much faster.


    Ignore Jhazzy's post. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse via the Plane Train. You have enough time.


    Hi... i am a canadian citizen flying with delta airlines from toronto to Cartagena, colombia with a 1 hour layover time in atlanta. Would that be enough time to make my flight? Do I have to go through customs in atlanta or since it's a connecting flight there is no custims check.


  • 35 minutes for connection
    May 28, 2016
    Purchased flights through Expedia Bargain Fare. You don't know flight times, etc when you book. RIC to ATL to SNA. All good except for a 35 min time frame to connect at ATL! And our flight is the last one of the evening so if we miss it, we will be staying in the airport until we can get on a flight the next day. My question is if we show up early to the airport in Richmond any chance we could ask them if we can get on an earlier flight to ATL and they would do it without an extra fee?


    Possible. Depending on your airline..... Ik delta will put you on if there are seats available in your fare class.


  • Do bags check through?
    Jun 2, 2016
    Leaving Nassau, connecting ATL through to Gulfport, MS, will we collect our bags in ATL to go through customs? Or do our bags check through and we just take ourselves and our carryons through customs?


    The latter. You go through customs/immigration with whatever carry ons you have. Once you clear immigration, you grab your checked bags and are free to go 😊


    Again, Jhazzy is completely wrong. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate using the Plane Train.


  • Seattle to ATL - 48 min layover
    May 28, 2016
    I am not travelling internationally. I am flying Delta the entire trip. I leave from Anchorage to Seattle, Seattle to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Memphis. My layover in Atlanta is 48 minutes. My flight in Atlanta arrives at 7:20 am. My question is, since I am staying with the same airline the whole trip, will have to go through security once again? I don't know why I would need to and I think 48 mins is enough time to get to and from gates. But I would like some input to allay some of my travelling jitters.


    Hey no fear. Even if it was a different airline you wouldn't have to go through security. Security checkpoints are only used when first arriving at the airport. As long as you stay in the airport you don't have to go through security. However if you go outside, you'll have to clear security to get back in.


  • San Jose, Costa Rica - ATL - Dulles
    Jun 2, 2016
    A group of us is flying from San Jose, Costa Rica to Atlanta and will then be flying to Dulles. We only have an hour and forty minute long layover. Our tickets were all purchased on one reservation. Will we need to go through customs, immigration, recheck our bags, AND go through security before catching our final flight?? Will we have enough time?? We are starting to get worried reading some of these other posts. If so, is there a way to fast-track this?


    I should also add that we have three US citizens and two Costa Rican citizens, one of them a minor. Will that make it more difficult?


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. There are no fast-track lines. It will be easier for the US citizens than the Costa Rican citizens.


    Where do you think we will have the most trouble/have to wait the longest? Thank you, by the way!!


    Immigration!! If you don't hop off that plane and sprint to the immigration line you'll be stuck anywhere between 30 mins to over 2 hours. Recheck is a breeze, barely anyone there, 10 minutes tops. But a quick tip, when your leaving San Jose, your original departure airport, ask the airline check in agent to send your bags straight through, tell them where your going, they'll print the sticker and you won't have to recheck your bags. They'll be waiting for you at your final destination.


    Oh and you don't have to go through security as long as you are in the airport.




    Lol your welcome. Safe flights and happy travel!


    Jhazzy is completely wrong about not having to claim your bags. You HAVE to claim your bags to go through US Customs and you HAVE to go through security after you go through customs. Almost everything Jhazzy has said is wrong.


    ZAP... It is something I have done quite a few times. Last year being the most recent. I'm Jamaican so each time I fly in I am in the international terminal. I come off the plane and go straight to immigration. After which I go to baggage claim, take my checked bags, hand in my customs declaration form and leave the airport or recheck the bags and make my way over to the domestic terminal. No additional security unless I leave the airport and have to go back in. So.... Unless things have changed. That's the way I know it to be.


  • Cancun - ATL to PHL
    May 24, 2016
    We are coming from Cancun to Atlanta. Transferring from Atlanta to PHL. Saturday eve arrive ATL at 5:20 and departing 7:10. We will need to go through customs... will we need to recheck our bags? Will we make the connection. Southwest is the airline... I am very nervous to book and miss the flight there will be a group of us.Thanks


    That's barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. If you miss the connection you may be stuck in Atlanta overnight.


  • Connecting flights
    May 23, 2016
    I am arriving from London at 17:15 and leaving on Southwest at 19:40. Is this enough time to make the connection?


    With checked bags, no, that is not enough time as you will have to take the shuttle to the domestic terminal, check your bags, and then go through the long security lines in the domestic terminal.


  • Connection
    May 23, 2016
    Hello, I am travelling to Denver Colorado from London Heathrow on Wednesday 25th of May and have a stop over in Atlanta. I land in Atlanta at 13:55 and my connection to Denver is at 15:24. Please could you tell me exactly what I need to do when getting off the plane please in regards to getting my luggage etc. Also, is this enough time to get my connection? If not I am unsure what to do as Delta airways scheduled the connection. Thank you


    I should probably have added that I land I in Atlanta terminal l and depart to Denver from terminal s . Do I need to go through security in ATL if both flights are with delta?


    YOu will arrive in the E/F concourse, go through US Immigration, caim 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. This is a difficult connection but it is possible if everything goes smoothly.


  • 1h 30m for connction
    May 23, 2016
    My flight will arrive from Brazil at 06:45AM and the connection to San Fco departs 08:15AM, so it will be 1h 30m. How could Delta sold me a connection like this? Any shortcut? Or a fast lane... ?


    With the early morning arrival I think you can make this. Yours will be one of the only flights arriving in the International Terminal at that time.


  • Connection
    May 23, 2016
    I am looking at Delta flights arriving from Appleton, WI at 9:05 and departing ATL to Cancun at 9:45 (40 minute layover). Is this doable or should I take a later flight? TIA.


    It's possible, but it leaves no time to spare if the flight from Appleton is delayed.


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