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  • Do I have enough time?
    Jan 27, 2015
    1
    Hi, I am travelling from Amsterdam to Fort Lauderdale with Delta airlines, switching at Atlanta. My flight gets in at 14.25 at terminal I and the next flight leaves from terminal S at 16.00 giving me just 1hr 35 mins between flights. I will need to go through US immigration too. Will I need to collect my bag and re-check? Does this give me enough time? Thanks

     

    You will arrive in concourse E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bag, go through US Customs, re-check your bag at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the Plane Train to your departure concourse. You have enough time.

     

  • Time enough to change flights and airlines in Atlanta
    Jan 27, 2015
    1
    Is 1 and a half hours enough time to collect bags from Virgin Atlantic and then check in to Frontier for a domestic flight? Is there a check-in counter after you cleared immigration/customs or do you have to go all the way back to the front desks? I will be flying Virgin upper, so my bags should come out first. Thanks for any advice.

     

    That is not enough time. There is no Frontier check-in counter in the International Terminal. You will have to take the shuttle bus from the International Terminal to the Domestic Terminal where the Frontier check-in desk is. You should book a later flight on a different airline.

     

  • 52 Minutes
    Jan 26, 2015
    1
    We have an incoming Delta flight from Dulles with 52 minutes to make a connection to Indy also on Delta. Is that enough time to make the connection?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.

     

  • connecting flights going through customs
    Jan 26, 2015
    1
    I'm flying back from the Bahamas with a connecting flight in Atlanta. I'm not checking any luggage. I have 3 hours from the time I land to my next flight. Do I have to go through customs or anything in Atlanta or will I go through in my final destination city?

     

    If you are coming from Nassau or Freeport you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in the Bahamas and your arrival into Atlanta will be like a domestic flight and you will just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you are flying from Exuma/Georgetown you will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security in Atlanta before your connecting flight.

     

  • possible
    Jan 25, 2015
    1
    We arrive in terminal b at 9:17 and leave out of the international terminal at 10:07 will we have enough time group of 12 will they hold the plane for that large if a group

     

    B is a concourse not a terminal. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. Yes, you should have plenty of time. They may hold the flight a few minutes, but not indefinitely.

     

  • International Arrival with Domestic Connection
    Jan 23, 2015
    1
    I am looking at a Delta flight from CDG scheduled to arrive at 8:30pm on a Thursday. My domestic connection would be at 10:00pm and is the last flight out that night to my final destination. All my research indicates it is doable depending on planes, staff, ontime arrival from CDG. Thoughts?

     

    It should be possible but leaves very little room to spare in case of a delay.

     

  • Will we make it?
    Jan 23, 2015
    1
    From South Bend, Ind we arrive in ATL at 10:06am and have to catch flight to Dominican Republic at 10:55am. I am very concerned about the limited time and know how big the airport is. Please advise. Any special directions that may help?

     

    Just make your way to the plane train as soon as possible after you arrive. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You will depart from concourse E or F.

     

  • Connection times
    Jan 22, 2015
    3
    Hi Flying from London UK to ATL on British Airways then connection to Miami with American Airlines. I have 2.5 hrs from landing to taking off, is this enough time? Do I need to get my bags and recheck them in? Am I correct in saying I need to get the sky plane? Thanks

     

    You will arrive in Terminal E/F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and take the Plane Train all the way to the T gates where your AA flight to Miami will depart.

     

    Also, you should have enough time.

     

    That's great thanks for your help 😊

     

  • Transfer times
    Jan 22, 2015
    7
    I am booking flights from UK to Costa rica, with a short stopover in Atlanta. On the return journey I have the option of a 1 hr 36 stopover or a 5 hour stopover. Do I have to recheck baggage and go through customs and immigration? How long does this take? The flight is with delta but operated by Virgin Atlantic.

     

    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim bags, go through US Customs, recheck bags, and go through security in Atlanta both ways. 1 hr 36 minutes should be enough time.

     

    Thanks. I've read elsewhere that it takes 2 hours minimum. I would much rather be safe than sorry..... Is that the system for any international flight then? I'm particularly surprised about the bag re-check? Is this standard in the states even when it's all with one airline?

     

    There are three airports in the US where you do not have to claim and re-check your bags if you are on an International-to-International connection (Houston, Dallas, and Miami). However, all passengers arriving in the US, even if they are connecting elsewhere have to go through US Immigration and Customs. I think 96 minutes is enough at ATL, everything international is very self contained there so you won't have to walk far.

     

    Thank you. Is the different advice to the Montego Bay to Zurich post below due to having to change terminals then?

     

    I told him he had enough time. he decided not to do it.

     

    Slightly confused. Re the other flight you said 'you will barely have enough time if your flight is on time'. is that not the same advice for my scenario.

     

    I don't know what the confusion is - in both cases it is enough time, but barely.

     

  • Wondering on time for connecting flight
    Jan 18, 2015
    2
    I will be flying in from DSM to ATL and have a connecting flight to catch to Providenciales, TC. I have a 40 min layover between my flights. Will that be enough time to go from arriving domestic flight to departing international flight? I have taken a look the gates for these flights today and it shows I will be coming into gate A9 and have to get over to gate F9. Also will I have to ride the train system to get to my connecting flight? Thank you

     

    The exact gates change every day. Yes, you will probably have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse. You will depart from the E or F concourse. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you

     

  • MBJ to ZRH through ATL
    Jan 17, 2015
    2
    Hi everyone, I could be flying from Montego Bay to Zurich Switzerland in August.I have 1h46min to catch the intercontinental to ZRH in Atlanta. Is this enough time and will my suitcase fly dfirectly to ZRH or do I have to claim it in ATL and check again. Do I have to go through security in ATL. Thanks in advance

     

    Upon arrival in Atlanta, you will go through US immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You will barely have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    ok thanks, so I will forget this idea, thanks a lot

     

  • ATL to GLD
    Jan 16, 2015
    1
    Hi, I am flying from India to GDL, Mexico via Paris via ATL thru Air France and code share partner Delta. When i land in ATL, do I have identify and recheck my baggage to Guadalajara (GDL). Both flights are Terminal I at ATL. Thank you

     

    Yes, in Atlanta you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • BDA-ATL-MSY
    Jan 15, 2015
    1
    I will be travelling with Delta from Bermuda, through Atlanta and on to New Orleans. I can book a connecting flight with only a 48 minute layover in ATL. Is this enough time to connect? I am not checking any luggage.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Bermuda so 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.

     

  • Need help with Connecting flights please
    Jan 14, 2015
    0
    Thank you ZAK appreciate your help. Do I then need to go through Customs and Border Procedures or will we stay in the same area On our tickets it states we arrive Atlanta at Terminal S and re-board for Memphis at Terminal S

     

  • Need help with Connecting flights please
    Jan 14, 2015
    3
    We are flying Orlando to Atlanta then on to Memphis with 1 hour stayover with Delta. Will this be enough time to connect flights and also where will I disembark from the Orlando flight and where will I catch the Memphis flight. how long will it take us to reach the connecting flight gate. Is there enough time to do this in 1 hour. We are only taking Hand luggage. Thank you

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. You won't know your exact gates until the day of your flight.

     

    Thank you ZAP (apologies for mis-spelling) appreciate your help. Do I then need to go through Customs and Border Procedures or will we stay in the same area On our tickets it states we arrive Atlanta at Terminal S and re-board for Memphis at Terminal S

     

    Orlando, Memphis, and Atlanta are all located in the United States. You do not have to go through customs or border procedures when flying domestically. Atlanta has numerous concourses, they are all connected inside security by the Plane Train. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     





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