Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta (ATL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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Hi, I will be traveling from Austin to Gainesville, FL with a 2-hour layover in ATL. I will just have a couple carry-on bags, but once landed in ATL do I just head to my next gate or do I have to go through security again then go to the next gate?
If you have to change terminals, just take the escalator down and get on the train. It is very easy. If you have time and want some exercise, when you go down the escalator you can walk to the terminal instead of getting on the train. The display between A & B is really nice, like a walk through a rain forest :)
You do not have to change terminals or go through security. You just have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. You have plenty of time.
My father will travel from Tokyo Narita - YYZ via ATL in Delta. My question is he going to get his checked bags in the baggage carousel and clear it to customs or he can get the bags directly in Toronto.
I am arriving at 5:10 from Pensacola, and then traveling on, on Qatar air to Doha at 7:25. I will have to pick up my bags and then get reticketed at the Qatar air counter, then go through security and get to the gate. 1. Is that enough time? 2. Is there any kind of service to expedite that kind of link?
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. after claiming your bags you will have to take a shuttle to the international terminal to re-check your bags with Qatar. I really don't recommend trying this.
I'm flying in from the UK and travelling onwards to Orlando. From arrival at ATL to departure I have 1 hour 59 minutes. I understand I need to clear passport control, collect bags, clear customs, drop bags, clear security, catch the plane train to another concourse (probably A or B). How long would this take?
I forgot to say that the first fight is Virgin Atlantic, second is Delta, bought on a single ticket through Virgin.
That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I did this yesterday and missed my connection. The queue for passport control alone took 1 hour 50 minutes with no one even remotely interested in the experience of the customer. Lots of desks but very few manned. Two and a half hours would be just about enough time. (However, got rebooked on the next flight easily enough except I had booked delta comfort and there weren't any left!)
Hello. I would like to buy a ticket from London to Lima and I have a stopover in Atlanta of 3 hours. I will be changing airplains (from KLM to Delta Air) and seems I have to take my luggage and check in it back to the next international flight, Please let me know if I need a transit visa for this as probably I will have to get out to take my luggage and I am a Romanian citizen without US visa and if 3 hours are enough. Thank you.
Both of your flights will be on Delta. You will need a US Transit Visa. 3 hours should be enough time.
Hi, my Delta flight from Milwaukee to Atlanta arrives at 17.05 and my next flight to Amsterdam leaves at 17.52. I have never been to Atlanta airport before and I am worried I will not have enough time to make the international flight. I am on a foreign passport, so am also not sure whether I will go through customs at Milwaukee or Atlanta? Please help!
There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in Atlanta is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart and walk to your departure gate and board your flight. You have enough time if the flight from Milwaukee is on-time.
I will have a connection at ATL, coming from YYZ (Toronto) and then connecting to another U.S. destination. Both flights are Delta. The incoming flight is listed as terminal "I", and the outgoing flight is listed as terminal "S".
My questions: 1. If I have checked baggage, will it go all the way to the ultimate U.S. destination or will it need to be picked up in ATL? 2. I have just over an hour between flights, is this likely to be sufficient time? If I need to pick up baggage then I suspect this is too tight, but even without that, would there be enough time to make the connection?
Thank you for your help!
You 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 in Atlanta. All concourses are connected inside security by the Plane Train and all you have to do is go from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse, no need to actually change terminals. You have enough time.
1) Traveling ATL to YYZ do we need to check in International terminal or can we check in domestic? 2) Traveling YYZ to ATL I understand we clear customs at YYZ and flight becomes a domestic to domestic flight, do we pick up our checked bags in domestic terminal or international terminal?
You have to check in at the International Terminal. On the return you still pick up your bags in the International Terminal even though you don't have to go through Immigration or Customs when you arrive in Atlanta.