Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta (ATL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Im leaving from Atlanta on Delta to San Jose Costa Rica will I be going to the domestic or international terminal, and if I am leaving my car at the air port how far in advance should I get there before my flight?
You will go to the international terminal.
My flight Delta63 arrived on time from Rome. I have to take flight Delta2025 to Miami. Will I make it on time through immigration so I don't miss my flight??
You have barely enough time. If you miss your connection, Delta has almost hourly flights from Atlanta to Miami.
Hi, I will land in ATL South Terminal at 19.52 from Austin. I need to catch my connecting flight to Reagan Washington at 20.44. Both flights are using Delta, under the same reservation, but have different flight number. So I guess they'll be using different planes.
1. Can I make it in time for the connection?
2. Can I check-in my luggages in Austin and only check them out in Reagan Washington? Or do I need to check out in Atlanta and check them in again?
3. Will I get both boarding passes (Austin - Atlanta and Atlanta - Reagan Washington) when I check in in Austin?
4. Will both gates (arrival and departure) be near? I'm worried of missing my connection to Reagan Washington.
Thank you.
Yes, you can make the connection. You don't need to do anything with your bags in Atlanta. You will be issued both boarding passes when you check in in Austin. All gates in Atlanta are connected inside security by the Plane Train. You can make it.
I fly out of Toronto and have a connection to Santo Domingo in Atlanta. Do I go through US customs in Toronto or in Atlanta? Will my checked bags be sent through or do I have to pick them up in Atlanta?
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Atlanta on your way to Santo Domingo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
My brother is traveling to Atlanta and has a connecting flight from Atlanta to Kansas city.he will arrive Atlanta at 5:30 Pm and has just 1 hour 50minutes for immigration.
1.please let me know how much time it takes for immigration usually.
2.what is the fastest way to go to terminal S .
3. Can he get any assistance from airport staff to make it faster.
4.will b very helpful if we can get some detailed picture of the whole process.
Hoping for a reply.thanks in advance.
He doesn't actually have to change terminals. If both flights are on the same reservation, when you arrive, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse. There is no assistance for people who aren't handicapped. Where is he coming from?
Hi! My flight is going from: Belgrade, Serbia- Brussels, Belgium-Atlanta, GA- Portland, OR.
I am arriving in Atlanta 14:19, and my flight to Portland is at 16:59. Do I have enough time to make a connection? And do I need first to pick up my baggage and later to check them again for the flight to Portland?
Thank you in advance!
When you arrive, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse. You have enough time.
What is the fastest method to go from the International Terminal to the Domestic South Terminal? I have very short layover time in ATL to switch from international to domestic flight.
I heard there's Plane Train and Shuttle. Which is more frequent and convenient to take? How long does it take from point to point?
Thank you.
You don't actually have to change terminals. If both flights are on the same reservation, when you arrive, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse.
I'm flying using Delta Airlines from Singapore in on a Sunday afternoon in early August 2017. I have 2 hour 15 min after landing in ATL International before needing to catch a domestic flight from ATL Domestic South Terminal to Austin.

1. Will I have enough time to catch my domestic flight after landing in ATL?

2. This is my 1st time coming to ATL and I have ESTA. What is the immigration process like?

3. Do I need to check out my luggages in ATL International, bring my luggages to ATL Domestic terminal, check-in domestic flight to get the domestic boarding pass?

Thank you.
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 directly to your departure gate. You should be issued all boarding passes at your origin.
Where is the re-check desk for me to re-check my bags for the domestic flight? From the flow you gave seems like the re-check desk is still in the International Terminal, after the US Customs. But I'd just like to be sure, to minimize the possibility of missing my domestic flight connection.
Thank you very much.
Yes, it is still in the international terminal right after you clear customs.
I'm flying through Atlanta from Dallas on my way to Paris and don't have a very long layover. Some airports make you claim your checked bags and go through security again before entering the international terminal. Is this the case for Atlanta? Do I go through Customs on my way back, or both directions?
There is never US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart assuming both flights are on the same reservation. You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Atlanta on your return.
Thanks! So I won't have to go through security again?
You will not have to go through security in Atlanta on your way to Paris.
Hello, my mom is coming to visit me in Denver, she is coming from Bogota, Colombia. She will need to find some assitance in Spanish and throughout her US immigration/Customs and Connection while in the airport, is there any office or some assistance?. Do you know if there is free wife at the airport?
Lots of people at immigration and customs will speak Spanish. ATL handles literally tens of thousands of passengers from Latin America each day. ATL has had free wifi since 2014.