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  • International - Domestic
    Mar 23, 2016
    I have a flight into ATL from Frankfurt and I purchased a separate ticket for a flight to ORD. Will 2 hrs be enough time to clear customs at the international terminal and make it to check in for the domestic flight?


    If you have checked bags, no, that's probably not enough time. What airlines are you flying?


    Mar 23, 2016
    i have a 1hour 4 minute stopover in atlanta, saying i need to get from terminals S to I, is this enought time?? i am so worried can anyone please help me, if i tried get an earlier flight from orlando for a longer stopover how would i do this and would it be costly? all help greatly appreciated


    You don't actually have to change terminals. You just have to take the plane train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart. If you want to take an earlier flight from Orlando, you can pay a fee to switch to or standby for an earlier flight when you check in if such a flight is available. The fee is not exorbitant ($50-$75). However, 1 hr should be enough time to get between your gates.


    thank you so much for your reply. that is great reassurance. i assume this means i should not need to go through security here again or check my checked in luggage again will i? is the plane train easy to use and do i need to pay for it? what is the longest i would be on the plane train for? im just trying to calculate how much time i would have, thanks!


    The plane train is free, fast, an easy. You do not have to go through security in Atlanta. You should be able to get from your arrival gate to your departure gate in less than 15 minutes.


    Thanks so much for the help! I'll stick with this flight. One last question, if my flight into Atlanta is late and that made me miss my connecting flight would I have to purchase a new flight or would delta provide it? Just curious.


    Delta would book you on the next day's flight to Dublin or to Dublin over a different hub in Europe (such as London or Amsterdam).


  • 1 hour 38 minute connection Delta to KLM
    Mar 22, 2016
    Flying from DFW to Amsterdam via Atlanta. Delta flight to Atlanta, KLM Atlanta to Amsterdam. Have 1 hour 38 minute layover - is that enough time to make connection assuming arriving flight on time?


    Yes, all you have to do in ATL is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in concourse E or F. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


  • 1h20 minutes layover...
    Mar 21, 2016
    Hi! Flying from montreal to Birmingham passing through Atlanta on June 2nd. I have a flight that could have a 1h20 minute layover but am afraid I will have to run through the airport as I have heard that Atlanta is huge. Both flights are Delta, if I pass customs in Montreal before flying out, will I have to change terminals?


    You don't have to change terminals but you will likely have to change concourses. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. That should be plenty of time.


    Mar 21, 2016
    Looking at a flight from Guatemala to Europe with 1h45min layover time (same ticket). Is that enough time, to get my connection flight to Europe? Thanks!


    It's possible if everything goes smoothly.


  • 47 layover
    Mar 20, 2016
    Assuming my flight arrives on time to AtL, is 47 enough time from domestic to international terminal to Bogota?


    Yes, but it obviously leaves practically no time to spare if there are delays.


  • IND-ATL-RSW 37 minute layover
    Mar 16, 2016
    Would be traveling with 2 children. (12 and 9) is this doable with a 37 minute layover.


    It's possible but leaves no time to spare if there are any delays. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.


    I am not familiar with ATL so what does your reply mean, please.


    ATL has 7 concourses (gate hallways), all laid out in a row. They are all connected in the middle by an underground train called the plane train. You can go from one concourse to the other using the plane train without having to go through security again. Delta uses all 7 concourses, but 2 of them are mostly used for international flights and 1 is mostly used for small plane flights, so there are really just 4 that you'd have to possibly use (T, A, B, or C). It is possible to go from one gate to another in 37 minutes, but it depends on the first flight arriving on-time or preferably early in order to make it. I personally would not book such a connection.


  • International to international
    Mar 16, 2016
    Hi, I am looking at a flight from London Heathrow transferring in Atlanta and then connecting to a flight to Guadlajara Mexico. Transfer time is 1 hour 40 minutes. All booked on one ticket. Is this sufficient time?


    It's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Connection on Delta to Key West
    Mar 15, 2016
    I am thinking of taking Delta from Bos to Key West. I have 1 hour between flights. Is this enough time and will my connection be in the same terminal? Thanks


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. ATL has 7 concourses, all of which are connected inside security by the Plane Train.


  • Do we have to catch next flight
    Mar 14, 2016
    I am flying into ATL from Munich and then on to CLT. I will have 30 students with me, and we have decided it would be faster to have a bus collect us from ATL than CLT....I assume we will collect our luggage, go through customs, and can just leave? I want to be sure we will be getting our luggage and can leave. Our entire journey is with Delta. I want to be sure our luggage will not go on to CLT.


    You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs, after which you will have to proceed to the terminal Exit.


  • Internation to Domestic connection
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hello - my son is arriving from CDG into F terminal then connecting to a domestic flight an hour later. The terminal he is leaving from isn't listed yet, but the same flight yesterday left from B terminal. Will he have time? He has a carry-on bag. I realize 1 hour doesn't seem like enough time - any suggestions on how to streamline and save time? He is young and can hustle! :)


    1 hour is not enough time for an International to Domestic connection in Atlanta. However, if his flight arrives early and since he has no checked baggage, I wouldn't say it's completely impossible.


    Thank you for the feedback. I guess it's worth a try! Would he take the plane train after going through customs? Is that quicker?


    Yes, that's the fastest way between concourses.


  • Atlanta connection
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hi I am flying Delta into TS at Atlanta and connecting to Toronto in T1 on Delta. Wondering how I change terminals. I have 2.5 hours. Thanks


    You don't have to change terminals. You just take the plane train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. You have plenty of time.


  • connections
    Mar 14, 2016
    Hi, we are travelling from amsterdam changing planes at atlanta then carrying on to orlando all booked on KLM operated by Delta we only have one and half hours to make the connection is this enough time ? we were told our cases would be transferred right through to Orlando but reading other comments i am now not so sure ?


    In Atlanta you will arrive in the E/F concourse, 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 and gate. You have just enough if everything goes smoothly, but Delta has hourly flights from Atlanta to Orlando if you miss your connection.


    thank you for taking the time to respond :) you have been a great help


  • Claim baggage
    Mar 13, 2016
    I'm flying in with children to atl from nc than reloading to Cancun Mexico. My questions all flights are delta are we going to have to transport our luggage at any point going or returning thru terminals? Thanks


    You should be fine! I am from Atlanta, so I am not sure about the return connection. Going you will just transfer to your new flight and your bags will go on to Cancun. When you return, you will go back through security, customs then possibly (this is the part I don't recall) get your bags and recheck them. The recheck place is right there, so you won't be lugging them throughout the airport. Have fun! We are heading to Cancun in April with our 2 children. We splurged for global entry and it has been wonderful!


    Yes, on your way to Cancun you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. On your way back you will go through US Immigration, claim 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 gate.


  • Enough time?
    Mar 10, 2016
    I am arriving from Heathrow at 4.05pm on July 2nd and have a connecting fight to Kansas City departing at 5.45pm. Is 1hour 40 minutes enough time?


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


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