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  • From International arrivals to domestic terminals
    Jul 24, 2015
    I'll arrive at terminal F from an international flight. After immigration, baggage pickup and customs I need to reach the domestic terminal to take a bus that will lead me to my final destination. How do I get to ground trasportation at domestic terminals? I noticed that there is a shuttle (they call it International Shuttle Connector, that's a bus I think) at the international terminal, but I also found out the existance of the "plane train" which seems to connect all the terminals. Are they the same thing? Which one should I use? Thank you


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you don't need to take the bus. There is a security checkpoint after you clear customs that leads directly to the plane train which will take you to your departure concourse. You don't actually have to change terminals.


    Hi, I don't have to take a domestic flight, but I'll have just to reach the "ground transportation" at the domestic terminal because I have to catch a bus for another city that departs from there.


    In that case, you will have to take the shuttle bus to the Domestic terminal. You won't have access to the Plane Train after clearing customs as you won't have an onward boarding pass out of Atlanta.


    Ok thank you! I imagine that the shuttle bus is just outside the arrivals, am I right? And does this shuttle allow to go the other way, i.e. from the domestic to the international terminal? Thank you, It's my very first intercontinental flight and I'm a bit worried :)


  • Atlanta to Toronto
    Jul 21, 2015
    I am flying from Atlanta to Toronto tomorrow morning. The departure gate is D33. Do I have to enter thru the international terminal or can I go thru the Domestic travel terminal?


    You're supposed to use the International Terminal. Also, Delta has not posted departure gates for their flights to Toronto tomorrow morning yet, so I don't know where you're seeing that you depart from D33.


  • Flying to CUN via CLT
    Jul 21, 2015
    If I am flying from ATL to Cancun and connect thru CLT what terminal will I depart from ( Domestic or International) and where will I clear customs ?


    If you are flying American/US Airways, then you fly from the Domestic Terminal. American/US Airways do not have a counter in the International Terminal. You do not go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Mexican Immigration and Customs when you get to Cancun.


  • Connection time 1.34
    Jul 21, 2015
    Hi I'm flying in from London Heathrow and have 1.35 minutes to deplane, clear immigration and customs, recheck bags and catch an onward flight. Is this enough time? Flight will land at 2pm - what is the immigration hall usually like at this time? Is there a fast track?


    There is no fast track. You should have enough time if your flight is on-time and both flights are on the same reservation.


    Flying from San Jose Costa Rica connecting in ATL (1h:51min) to a domestic flight. Is this enough time to clear costumes and re check bags?


  • Enough time
    Jul 20, 2015
    Traveling from IAH to PUJ with a connecting flight in ATL with a 55 min layover. Will that be enough time to get from terminal S to terminal I? This is my first connecting flight, what happens to my luggage? Novice here! Any tips would be 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. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You have enough time if your flight from Houston is on-time.


  • Phoenix - Toronto - Atl
    Jul 22, 2015
    I have 2 friends coming over next week: one from Phoenix AZ, the other from Toronto, Canada. The one from Phoenix will be arriving at one of the domestic concourses; the one from Toronto the international terminal. Both will be landed approximately same time. What is the best way for me to pick them up?


    If they both have checked bags then you'll just have to pick one up from the domestic terminal and one from the international terminal. If the Toronto guy doesn't have any checked bags, he can take the Plane Train to the domestic terminal after he arrives and be picked up with the Phoenix guy there.


    Thank you.


  • Lon-Atl-Jac
    Jul 20, 2015
    Hi, we fly from Heathrow to Atlanta and have a connection with delta to Jacsonville 2 hours later, will this be enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will 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. Be aware that the code for Jacksonville is JAX. JAC is Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


  • How much time in advance do I actually need to check-in?
    Jul 17, 2015
    I am flying from Hartsfield to Toronto on Friday night - do I really need to arrive 3 hours before my departure time if I only have carry-on and not planning to check in my baggage? Flying Delta. I found Delta's website but their wording is somewhat confusing.


    No, you do not. 90 minutes is plenty of time.


  • 1hour layover time between domestic and international flights
    Jul 16, 2015
    Hello! Is it enough to have 1hour layover to get from domestic terminal to international flight? What check will be on the way?


    There are no checks. All you have to do is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart. 1 Hour should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Transfer Time
    Jul 15, 2015
    Hi we are a family of 4 travelling from Vegas to Manchester UK via Atlanta flying inbound with Delta and outbound with Virgin, we have a 54 minute transfer time will this be enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in Atlanta is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you will depart.


  • MAD - ATL - YYZ
    Jul 16, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying from Madrid to Toronto via Atlanta, I have 2h29m between flights. Do I have enough time to get and recheck my bags, and make it to my gate? Should I get the train? Are the gates close? Than you so much ofr your help


    Yes, in Atlanta you will arrive in the E or F gates, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security. Your flight to Toronto will likely also leave from the E or F gates so you may not have to take the train.


    Thanks a lot!


  • Can I leave the airport briefly when connecting intl>>domestic?
    Jul 13, 2015
    I'm arriving at ATL from Brazil and connecting to a domestic flight 5 hours later. I know I'll have enough time for immigration and customs, but rather than immediately rechecking my bags, can briefly Ieave the international arrivals area with my bags and recheck later for my domestic flight?


    Maybe, it depends on the agent at the check in counters. You won't be able to re-access the international bag re-check. You'll have to say you "forgot" to re-check your bags. Why do you need your bags with you when you leave the airport?


    Actually, it's because my plans have changed and I just will not take the last leg of my itinerary as scheduled. It was too expensive to change to a different final destination so I'm buying a separate one-way to the other city which is cheaper than changing the routing.


    Then yes, rip the tags off your bags when you exit customs and follow the signs for passengers ending their trip in Atlanta. You'll have to take the shuttle bus to the Domestic terminal and then re-check your bags for your new domestic flight. Note that if you do this and the domestic flight you have booked attached to your international flight is not the last flight of your itinerary, the rest of your itinerary will be cancelled.


    Yep, it's the final return leg of the original itinerary from the US to S. America and back. Thanks for the tips!


  • St Louis to Sarasota with 45 minutes in ATL
    Jul 13, 2015
    How would I navigate from where I'm landing in ATL to when I would take off from? I'm flying delta in and out but only have 45 minutes from landing to take off. Any other information you think I need would also be greatly appreciated! I'm a nervous traveler.


    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Download the Delta app to your phone to have the most up to date information on your flight. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You have enough time if your flight from St. Louis i son-time.


  • LHR-ATL-MEX 1hr 50min
    Jul 12, 2015
    Will i have enough time to make my connection on Delat, arriving from London and in transit to Mexico City. I have 1 hr 50 min between flights. Thanks!


    That should be barely enough time.


  • Enough time?
    Jul 10, 2015
    I am arriving from Paris on Air France. I have 2 hours and 10 minutes for immigration, customs, and my plane change to Delta. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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