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  • Customs and baggage
    Jun 3, 2015
    I fly into ATL before connecting to a flight to Orlando. I have plenty of time, but my question is this: Will I have to claim my baggage and clear immigration/customs and then re-check everything? I just ask because I will have a huge surfboard bag and it's just a pain to deal with in lines, etc and want to know what to expect. Thanks!


    Yes, in Atlanta you will have to claim all your baggage, bring it through Customs, and then re-check it at the re-check desk.


    That is, assuming your inbound flight to Atlanta is international, you never specifically said it is.


    heh...yeah, flying in from Peru. Thanks for the info!


  • Flight connection
    Jun 5, 2015
    Hello there, I am travelling from Vancouver, BC and arriving in Atlanta at 5:42am. I have an 1hr and 43 mins layover until my connecting flight to Washington, DC. Is an hour and 43 mins enough time for the connection? Thank you!


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Atlanta is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


    Be aware that US Customs pre clearance ceases at 8.30 pm at Vancouver. If your flight departs for the US after this time, you will need to clear customs when you arrive at your destination . We were recently caught by this trap.


  • Lenght of time
    Jun 3, 2015
    I am arriving from Nassau to Atlanta have a 1hr layover to Dallas. Is this enough time for me to get from terminal I to terminal S to catch my flight


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Nassau. All you have to do in Atlanta is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse (E or F) to your departure concourse. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


    So yes that should be enough time.


  • US Customs and my connection
    Jun 2, 2015
    I am returning from Italy back to the states and will have 2 hours from the time get to ATL before my domestic flight back home. Is that enough time to get through Customs?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • From ATL tot YYZ?
    Jun 2, 2015
    I'm flying form ATL to YYZ. Do I check in at the International terminal or in the domestic and take the skytrain from there?


    If your flight is nonstop you check in at International


    Jun 2, 2015
    Hello, I'm arriving from Brussels in Atlanta with Delta and I have 1hr and 40 minutes to get my connection to Newark, also with Delta. Will I have enough time to go through customs, re-check my baggage etc?


    Yes, that should be barely enough time.


  • Connecting in Atlanta to Mexico
    May 31, 2015
    I am arriving to Atlanta from Charleston at 8:30 pm and connecting flight to Mexico next morning at 9:00am. Do I need to go through Immigration again in Atlanta if I get out to sleep at a hotel? Is there a baggage storage inside Atlanta airport so I do not have to carry it. Is there a place inside airport to sleep overnight? Thank you.


    You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. There is no baggage storage. There aren't many places to sleep in the airport. Get a hotel.


    May 29, 2015
    I'm flying from Atlanta to Charlotte to Germany. Will I check in at the Atlanta international terminal and go through customs?


    You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You need to check in in the Domestic terminal in Atlanta - there is no US Airways counter in the International Terminal. You will go through Schengen immigration when you get to Germany. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Dublin-ATL-CLT
    May 28, 2015
    Is 90 minutes enough time to connect with flight to charlotte after arriving in ATL from Dublin? Both flights are with Delta airlines and we have checked baggage.


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse.


    May 28, 2015
    I fly in from Tampa to Atlanta and then connect to YYZ. Is that considered an International gate? Any idea if I would make it if the connecting flight leaves 35 mins after the Tampa flight arrives? I only need to pick up any bags in ATL


    You do not have to pick up bags in Atlanta. Yes, Toronto flights do leave from the International gates (E concourse), however from a functional standpoint it's like any connection. Take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse and get on the plane. you can make it if the first flight is on-time, but it leaves no time to spare.


  • Enough time? Changing terminals
    May 28, 2015
    My son is on a flight Saturday from Houston to Atlanta then Atlanta to Myrtle Beach SC with a 51 minute layover. Will he likely have to change terminals and how hard is it if necessary?


    No, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They may be on different concourses but all concourses are connected inside security by the Plane Train. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • enough time for immigration etc?
    May 25, 2015
    hi there. We're arriving ATL from Germany. My connecting domestic flight to MIA departs 90 minutes later. Is there enough time for immigration, claiming baggage and re-checking etc. and moving to the other concourse? Thanks a lot in advance.


    That should be barely enough time.


    thanks ZAP. What would you suggest instead?


    I would probably still try it if you've already booked it. If you haven't booked it yet I would try for a later flight to Miami.


  • Enough time?
    May 21, 2015
    Hi, I want to book Delta from Germany to Jamaica with 2.45 hours layover in Atlanta. Am I landing and departing from the same terminal? Do I have enough time for the whole customs, baggage process? Thanks.


    Yes, both flights will be in the E and F concourse of the International Terminal. Yes, that should be plenty of time for US Immigration/Customs, baggage claiming/re-checking, and security.


  • Baggage
    May 20, 2015
    I have 2 hours to get from a Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester UK to a delta flight to Columbus Ohio. Will I have enough time to clear immigration etc? Also what happens to my baggage, do I need to transfer it? Thank you


    Where are you transferring? You will need to claim your luggage to go through US Customs. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation and your bags are tagged through to CMH you can then re-check your bags at the transfer desk.


  • Connecting
    May 20, 2015
    We will be arriving in an ATL international terminal (most likely T) from MBJ at 1900. Then we'll need to get thru customs and connect for a domestic flight in a domestic terminal. Is 1 hour and 40 minutes enough time for that?


    Actually the T gates are not used for International Arrivals. You will arrive in E or F. You don't actually have to change terminals. You just have to take the Plane Train to your departure concourse after going through US Immigration, claiming your bags, going through US Customs, re-checking your bags, and go through through security. You should barely have enough time.


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