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    May 29, 2015
    I'm flying from Atlanta to Charlotte to Germany. Will I check in at the Atlanta international terminal and go through customs?


    You do not go through US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. You need to check in in the Domestic terminal in Atlanta - there is no US Airways counter in the International Terminal. You will go through Schengen immigration when you get to Germany. All you have to do in Charlotte is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Dublin-ATL-CLT
    May 28, 2015
    Is 90 minutes enough time to connect with flight to charlotte after arriving in ATL from Dublin? Both flights are with Delta airlines and we have checked baggage.


    Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse.


    May 28, 2015
    I fly in from Tampa to Atlanta and then connect to YYZ. Is that considered an International gate? Any idea if I would make it if the connecting flight leaves 35 mins after the Tampa flight arrives? I only need to pick up any bags in ATL


    You do not have to pick up bags in Atlanta. Yes, Toronto flights do leave from the International gates (E concourse), however from a functional standpoint it's like any connection. Take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse and get on the plane. you can make it if the first flight is on-time, but it leaves no time to spare.


  • Enough time? Changing terminals
    May 28, 2015
    My son is on a flight Saturday from Houston to Atlanta then Atlanta to Myrtle Beach SC with a 51 minute layover. Will he likely have to change terminals and how hard is it if necessary?


    No, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They may be on different concourses but all concourses are connected inside security by the Plane Train. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • enough time for immigration etc?
    May 25, 2015
    hi there. We're arriving ATL from Germany. My connecting domestic flight to MIA departs 90 minutes later. Is there enough time for immigration, claiming baggage and re-checking etc. and moving to the other concourse? Thanks a lot in advance.


    That should be barely enough time.


    thanks ZAP. What would you suggest instead?


    I would probably still try it if you've already booked it. If you haven't booked it yet I would try for a later flight to Miami.


  • Enough time?
    May 21, 2015
    Hi, I want to book Delta from Germany to Jamaica with 2.45 hours layover in Atlanta. Am I landing and departing from the same terminal? Do I have enough time for the whole customs, baggage process? Thanks.


    Yes, both flights will be in the E and F concourse of the International Terminal. Yes, that should be plenty of time for US Immigration/Customs, baggage claiming/re-checking, and security.


  • Baggage
    May 20, 2015
    I have 2 hours to get from a Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester UK to a delta flight to Columbus Ohio. Will I have enough time to clear immigration etc? Also what happens to my baggage, do I need to transfer it? Thank you


    Where are you transferring? You will need to claim your luggage to go through US Customs. If you purchased your tickets on one reservation and your bags are tagged through to CMH you can then re-check your bags at the transfer desk.


  • Connecting
    May 20, 2015
    We will be arriving in an ATL international terminal (most likely T) from MBJ at 1900. Then we'll need to get thru customs and connect for a domestic flight in a domestic terminal. Is 1 hour and 40 minutes enough time for that?


    Actually the T gates are not used for International Arrivals. You will arrive in E or F. You don't actually have to change terminals. You just have to take the Plane Train to your departure concourse after going through US Immigration, claiming your bags, going through US Customs, re-checking your bags, and go through through security. You should barely have enough time.


  • connection
    May 20, 2015
    Hi I am looking at Virgin flights from Orlando 31.08.15 connecting through Atlanta then onto Virgin/Delta flight to London Heathrow, my travel agent has offered a flight with only 1hr 14min connection time. Is this doable and what will the process be do we go through immigration or just direct to our connecting flight to london? thanks in advance


    All you will have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. the Plane Train connects all concourses inside security. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. That is enough time.


  • Austin Atlanta Daytona connection time
    May 20, 2015
    Hi, I had to purchase a 1 way ticket to Atlanta, then a 1 way ticket from Atlanta to Daytona 1 hour later due to work commitment. Do I need to collect my bags from first flight and recheck or will Delta recheck for me. Both flights are Delta flights.


    If you show your second confirmation to the agent in Austin they should be able to check your bag to through to Daytona. You may even be able to call Delta and have them "Join your PNRs" so that both of your tickets are on the same reservation.


  • Help!
    May 20, 2015
    I'm arriving in Terminal S and Departing 2 hours later in Terminal S...sounds simple. But the maps look confusing. Are departures and arrivals in Terminal S in the same area, or do I have to go up a level? Thank you!


    No flights actually arrive or depart from "Terminal S" in Atlanta. They arrive in one of the domestic concourses - T, A, B, C, or D. If your flights are in different concourses, all you have to do is take the Plane Train, which runs inside security, between concourses.


    Thank you very much!!! Huge airport!!


  • Flight Connections
    May 20, 2015
    Hi there, I have a flight from Paris to Atlanta on AirFrance entering at 19.50, my next flight is Airfrance again Atlanta to Orlando departing at 21.45. The flight says I arrive in terminal I and leave from terminal S, can you help with directions and if I will have enough time?


    You don't actually change terminals. 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 transfer desk, then go through security and take the plane train to your departure concourse (monitors will tell you which concourse). You have enough time.


  • Getting to terminal s
    May 16, 2015
    I am flying in from New Orleans to Atlanta with a 30 minutes layover , my tickets online says terminal s to get to Boston how do I find terminal s?


    You don't actually have to change terminals. You just have to take the plane train from your arrival concourse to youir departure concourse. You have barely enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Louisville to ATL DL then on to LHR BA
    May 17, 2015
    Hi - looking to book Delta from Louisville to ATL then tranfer with second ticket to BA flight to LHR. Wilth checked bags. Would 2h 10mins between scheduled landing and take-off times be sufficient ?


    That will be difficult as you will have to claim your bags in the domestic terminal, then take the shuttle bus to the International Terminal to re-check them with BA.


    Thanks. What would be a minimum safe layover for that transfer ?


  • Connection concerns with international flight
    May 14, 2015
    We will be arriving Delta 2 PM from Paris, trying to connect at 3:30 PM with United airlines. Will we need to pick up our baggage after customs and then how to get to United departure gates?


    You have to claim baggage in order to go through US Customs. Where are you connecting? I assume you are purchasing two separate tickets


    Yes were purchasing two separate tickets and thank you will have to pick up our luggage on arrival into Atlanta. Then go over to the United departure terminal. Just hope an hour and a half is enough


    With checked baggage no that would not be enough time.


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