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  • transfer time with hold luggage
    Jan 25, 2016
    HI. Our Delta flight from Memphis lands in ATL at 15.36. Our connecting flight with Virgin departs at 17.45. Presumably we will have to collect our hold luggage and re-check this in to Virgin, plus go through security again at ATL. Do you think we have given ourselves enough time for this?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to claim your bags in Atlanta or go through security. If that's the case then you should have plenty of time.


    Thankyou for your comments. However when I was on the online chat earlier with Virgin the rep said that we would have to collect our bags in Atlanta and go through security. The ticket is an e-ticket, all flights booked at the same time, all under 1 booking ref. We are therefore a bit confused. If we do have to collect bags etc, do we still have enough time do you think?


    The Virgin rep is confused. They are describing the process when entering the United States. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    ok, thanyou very much for your help.


  • January 24 - Monday
    Jan 24, 2016
    We are flying through Atlanta tomorrow - connecting at 10 am to Florida. Will we have a problem due to the East Coast storm and snow?


    Things should be fine by tomorrow as long as you aren't coming from Baltimore/Washington. Atlanta wasn't really affected by it.


  • First flight to Atlanta then to DC
    Jan 24, 2016
    My wife has flight from Dubai to Atlanta Airport, it is her first flight, then she has flight from Atlanta to DC. I have a couple of questions. 1. Does she need to claims her bagges or the bagges will transfer to DC? 2. Her flight will arrive in Terminal I and she flight from Terminal S, are these terminal connected to each other and easy to walk to one another? 3. Does she need go thru immigration in Atlanta airport?


    In Atlanta she will arrive in the E/F concourse, go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to her departure concourse, she does not have to go to the S Terminal.


  • Connection ZRH-ATL-LAS
    Jan 23, 2016
    Hello, I will arrive from ZRH at 2.50pm in ATL and departure to LAS is at 4.20pm. Is that enough time so I can make my Connection?


    That's barely enough time if your flight from Zurich is on-time.


    Ok thanks a lot anyway. I will Change my connecting flight to 5.40pm


  • paris cdg to las vegas via atlanta 2 hours connection
    Jan 22, 2016
    i'm flying from paris cdg with air france to las vegas. i have 2 hours connection in atlanta. i know i will have to reclaime baggage and go through custom etc. is it enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    i forgot to mention that i'm not u.s citizen and i would have to pass immigration, is it still enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Enough time from arrival to departure
    Jan 20, 2016
    My Delta flt arrives in ATL at 11:33AM and my scheduled departure to Nassau is 12:10PM what's my chances to make this connection, and my bags?


    Yes, you have a chance if the first flight is on-time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Domestic Connections
    Jan 19, 2016
    My flight arrives in ATL at 11:30pm and my connection to MPLS is at 12:05pm. Do domestic flights normally connect in the same terminal? When do gates normally close after boarding? Think I have a chance?


    Gates are not in a "terminal" at ATL. They are in a 7 different concourses all connected inside security by the Plane Train. You do have a chance but it depends on your first flight arriving on-time.


  • Re-checking luggage
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am flying from Warsaw to Amsterdam to ATL to STT. 2 hour layover in ATL. Do I need to re-check my luggage in ATL? Is 2 hours enough to go through immigration/customs? Thank you.


    Yes, in Atlanta you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk then go through security and take the Plane Train to your departure concourse. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you, that's what I thought. Do you think that packing in carry-ons only and not checking any bags could save time at the airport? Or is re-checking in ATL pretty fast? Thank you.


    If you can do carry-on only, yes that will save you time.


  • Ewr-Atl-sxm
    Jan 15, 2016
    My flight from Ewr gets into Atl 8:44, departure to sxm is at 9:45. Do I have enough time to transfer concourses?


    Yes, that should be enough time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • Flying from Dublin to Atlanta and then on to Philadelphia
    Jan 23, 2016
    I've never flown transatlantic so I'm hoping some of you fine people can help me. I am flying from Dublin to Atlanta with a two hour layover before my flight to Philadelphia departs, I'm just worried that this might not be enough time to get from one to the other. I'd really appreciate anybodys opinion or advice.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. 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 plenty of time.


    Thanks a million, I appreciate it!


    Doing the same in October two hour layover to McO thanks very much


  • Terminal Change
    Jan 14, 2016
    Before I book with two small children please can you confirm how easy it is to transfer from terminal S to I on a connecting flight from Orlando to Atlanta to Heathrow London and also how long does it take? Thanks in advance


    You don't have to transfer from "Terminal S". All you have to do in Atlanta is take the Plane train from your Arrival concourse (likely A, B, C, or T) to your departure concourse (E or F). The plane train runs constantly inside security and the transfer shouldn't take more than 15 minutes,


    You make it sound easy! What about the hold luggage?


    You won't have to do anything with your luggage - there is no US Customs when exiting the US.


  • Terminal
    Jan 14, 2016
    Which concourse is "terminal S"?


    "Terminal S" is not a concourse. It is the check-in area for Delta Domestic flights that is connected to concourse T. If you are making a connection on Delta through Atlanta it may say "Terminal S" on your reservation but you don't actually go to Terminal S, you can go directly to your departure concourse.


  • Connection in 39 min
    Jan 13, 2016
    Hi, I am flying with delta from RDU to ATL and will reach at 1:46 PM. My connecting flight to SFO is in 39 min (layover) at 2:25 PM. Will I be able to make in time for my connecting flight? I am worried since ATL is a huge airport. Is my arrival and departure will be on the same terminal and concourse? Do I have to go through security again? Thanks!


    Your flights may not be in the same concourse. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You can take the Plane Train directly from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse if you have to change concourses. You have enough time if your flight from RDU is on-time.


  • Bwi to Atl Laover 50 mins to Amsterdam
    Jan 14, 2016
    Hello I am flying from Baltimore to Atlanta the flight gets there at 5:04 and my Amsterdam flight takes off at 5:53 I will be able to make the flight right? Typically how long does it take for the plane train to go from T to F?


    Taking the Plane Train from T to F takes about 10 minutes. You should have enough time if your flight from Baltimore arrives on-time.


    My plane leaves from F terminal does the plane train let me off on the arrivals floor or departures?


    F is a concourse not a terminal. You will only have access to the departures areas of F since you are departing.


  • connection time 41 minutes
    Jan 10, 2016
    We are flying from Des Moines to Atlanta (arrival 9:04 am; departure 9:45 am) and then on to Mexico City. Will we have to go through security again for the flight to Mexico City? Is this enough connection time? Are we better off carrying on or luggage or checking it? Pros and cons? Thank you.


    No, you don't have to go through security. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. If you don't check bags you won't have to worry about the bags making the connection on the way to Mexico City and won't have to collect them to go through US Customs on the way back. If you can make it without a checked bag, do that.


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