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    Jan 23, 2017
    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.


  • Ease of navigating for very anxious 1st time traveler
    Jan 23, 2017
    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.


  • How close are these terminals
    Feb 2, 2017
    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?


  • Short Connection Time
    Jan 22, 2017
    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.


  • intl flight from Quito connect DC
    Jan 20, 2017
    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.


    Jan 20, 2017
    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.


  • Enough time between connections?
    Jan 19, 2017
    Hi. In February I have a from Mexico City flight to Atlanta that arrives at 11:39 and my connection flight is at 13:30. Both flights are Delta. Is that enough time? Also, what will I have to do when I get to Atlanta in terms of customs, bagge claim, etc.?.


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to 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 concourse.


  • Leaving the airport during a layover
    Jan 19, 2017
    We are flying into the ATL from Texas at 10 am, and have a 9-hour layover before departing to DUS, Germany. If we decide to leave the airport to visit family how early do we need to be back at the airport? Also, where would we re-enter the airport at to get to the international terminal.


    I would want to be back at the airport 2.5 hours before your flight. If you take MARTA you have to take a shuttle bus to the International Terminal, if you take a car, then the International Terminal is accessible off of I-75 (not I-85 like the domestic terminal)


  • getting between terminals outside of security area
    Jan 18, 2017
    Flew out of international terminal where car is parked, coming back thru domestic terminal. need to claim checked bag and then get back to intl terminal to pick up car. How is this done?


    There is a shuttle located by ground transportation near the MARTA station that goes between the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal.


  • How long for domestic to international on a separate ticket?
    Jan 18, 2017
    Hi there, We have flights already booked out of Atlanta to London Heathrow at 7.30pm. We're intending to get a separate internal flight to either New Orleans or Miami/Key West for a few days (still deciding... any tips on that also gratefully received!) - what time should we aim to get back into Atlanta airport in order to recheck our baggage and make it to our flight on time? The flights I'm currently looking at would allow around 2 hours 40 minutes, assuming the flight is on time. Is that too tight? Thanks in advance!


    2 Hrs 40 mins is cutting it pretty close. I would want over 3 hours, considering you'll have to claim your bags in the Domestic Terminal, then take the shuttle to the International Terminal and re-check your bags and go through security.


    Ok thanks! Will look into an earlier flight.Have only really ever done this on one ticket before where the bags are checked all the way through, so wasn't sure.


  • traveling from atl to punta cana
    Jan 16, 2017
    Traveling from ATL to Punta Cana, how do I find out where my terminals are? I only have 1 hour to get to the connecting flight


    Where are you flying into Atlanta from? what airlines are you flying?


    Richmond and delta! Im having trouble figuring it out on the map!


    All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse (likely A, B, or C) to your departure concourse (E or F) and board your flight. You have enough time if the flight from Richmond is on-time.


  • Connecting flight
    Jan 16, 2017
    Flying from MSP to Belize with a connecting flight in Atlanta. We only have 50 minutes, is this enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from MSP is on-time. You just have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart and board your flight.


  • check in location for sw flight to cancun
    Jan 16, 2017
    Which terminal do I check in at for int'l flight to cancun? Is there a sw check in attheinternational terminal in atlanta?


    If you are flying Southwest you check in at the domestic N Terminal, even if you are flying to Cancun. Southwest does not have a counter in the International Terminal.


  • Baggage reclaim
    Jan 16, 2017
    Flying from Manchester UK to Mexico with a 3hr layover in ATL, Do I have to collect my baggage in ATL and recheck them in? Flying with virgin airlines and then Delta.


    You have to 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 gate.


    Jan 16, 2017
    Hello I am scheduled to arrive in ATL at 18:40 with Delta leaving for LHR at 19:25 with Virgin, is this sufficient time?


    Yes, that is just enough time if the flight from Miami is on-time. You need to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse E or F and board the flight.


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