Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta (ATL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Arriving from London on Virgin Atlantic/Delta VS4009 at 20:17 then VS4384 to Lexington at 22:20, both operated by Delta. UK passports. Have we enough time? There is a warning about change of terminal.
You will arrive in Concourse 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 to your departure concourse on the Plane Train. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Have booked Virgin flights from Manchester UK to San Francisco via Atlanta. Manchester/ Atlanta return are with Virgin but Atlanta SF return are with Delta on shared code. Do I have to go thro immigration, retrieve bag, customs, security in Atlanta? On the return from SF to Atlanta will I have to retrieve my bag or will it go straight thro to the Virgin flight? Thanks for any tips
Yes, on your way to San Francisco you have to do all of that in Atlanta. On the way back, you can just go straight to your departure gate in Atlanta.
Many thanks for that information. Just one more worry! If I don't receive a boarding card at Manchester for the Atlanta san Francisco leg will this be a problem going through security in Atlanta. As an elderly lady I'm hoping that I'll have enough time with a 3 hour stop over in Atlanta?
You can get the boarding card in Atlanta outside security (you will already be outside security), if you aren't issued it in Manchester (but you should get it in Manchester).
Thanks for that. If I don't get a boarding card in Manchester can I get one at a Delta desk at Terminal F before going through Security?
I am flying Delta from Dallas on June1; my husband is arriving from Nassu on Delta on the same day. What terminal for the Dallas flight? Which one for the Nassau flight? Best place to meet?
If you both have checked bags then the Nassau bags will come out in the International terminal and the Dallas bags will come out on the S side of the Domestic terminal. However, if you don't have checked bags you can exit the airport in either terminal.
Also, it's worth mentioning that your husband will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau, so his arrival will be like a domestic flight but any checked bags will still go to the international terminal.
Hi I just booked a flight from Paris To San Jose. I have a first stop in Detroit of 2h11 and then another stop in Atlanta of 44min. Do we need to go through the immigration again in Atlanta ? And 44 min is it enough to change of plane ? Thank you very much
San Jose (Costa Rica :-p )
There is no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate on the Plane Train. You have enough time if your flight from Detroit is on-time.
Thank you :) Good news !
I will be arriving in Atlanta at 8:45 a.m from Toronto. My next flight to San Jose is at 9:40 a.m (55min layover) and I think I still need to go through immigration, customs, security stuff at ATL. I also need to transfer terminals. Do you think I can make it? What should I do
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. You have enough time.
Arriving Delta at 12:00 departing 1:15. Have never flown before nor changed planes. Is the Atlanta airport easy to navigate, how do I find the train to the other gates (gates for flights not yet posted on the website). super nervous, not about the flying part, about the navigating part and not missing my connection.
Yes, it is large but it's a very simple layout. All it is is a series of hallways (concourses) connected at the middle by the Plane Train. Everyone will be heading towards the train as it's the only way to get in or out of the concourses, so you really can't miss it. You should have enough time if the first flight is domestic.
Arriving Jan 24 at terminal S gate C7 leaving 45 mins later gate C17 terminal N,enough time? How close are these to each other?
If both gates are actually in C they are practically right next to each other, if you don't have checked bags you don't actually have to change terminals. Are you flying in on Delta and out on Southwest?
Both flights southwest. Thanks for yourvresponse
Then you just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
How did you find out which gates you would be at?
I am looking at flights back from Orlando to Manchester (UK), and there is an option to fly via Atlanta. The tickets will be booked with Delta, and the flight from Orlando to Atlanta will be a Delta flight, though the connecting flight to Manchester will be with Virgin Atlantic.

The arrival time of the flight from Orlando into Atlanta is scheduled for 18:15 with the departing flight from Atlanta to Manchester scheduled to be at 19:10 giving a short 55 minutes for the connection.

This doesn't seem long to me, but as I have never done a connecting flight before, I'm not sure whether this will be long enough, on the assumption that the flights are all on time.

I would appreciate any comments.

Thank you
That is enough time if the flight from Orlando is on-time. All you have to do in Atlanta on your way back from Atlanta is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart and board your flight to Manchester.
Thank you for your quick response.
I have sort of the same connection,Delta flight from orlando to atlanta and virgin flight from atlanta to manchester, do you need to collect luggage and re check in and go through security or will luggage be redirected to the plane?
No, on the way to manchester you don't have to do anything with your bags in Atlanta. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.
We arrive Delta from Quito at 5:46 AM and have a Delta connecting flight out to Baltimore at 7:25 AM. Is this enough time to go through customs and immigration at this hour? We do not yet have Global Entry.
Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Quito is on-time.
i'm flying Delta and be landing in Atlanta GA at Gate A and only 35min to get to Gate E. Will I have enough time
It's possible but it leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed at all.