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  • Question on Delta "Legal Connection"
    Nov 23, 2014
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    My family of five is traveling this Christmas morning from Indianapolis to Puerto Vallarta via Atlanta. We arrive in Atlanta at 9:03 am and our flight to Puerto Vallarta departs Atlanta at 9:57 am. Delta assures us this is a "legal connection", but I am concerned about making the connection. I am not that familiar with the Atlanta airport and also don't know what to expect on Christmas morning. Can anyone offer guidance? Thank you!

     

    Christmas morning isn't usually extraordinarily busy. All you have to do is take the Plane train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse E or F. You have enough time.

     

  • luggage and time between flights
    Nov 9, 2014
    2
    Hi. We'll be travelling by British Airways from Luxembourg to Miami with two stopps. London-Heathrow and Atlanta. I know that the luggage will be checked through to Atlanta, but what about Atlanta to Miami? Do we have to go through immigration, claim the luggage, go through US customs and then recheck the luggage? And if yes, where do we check-in again? Next question: We have 130 minutes (if the incoming flight is not late) to move between de different concourses.Will there be enough time? It's all BA flights, however the flight from Atlanta to Miami is operated by American Airlines. Thank you for your help

     

    You will arrive at ATL's International (Maynard) Terminal. Its Concourses E or F have separate immigration & customs checkpoints. Your connecting flight by American will be at Concourse T of the Domestic terminal. After passport check, picking up bags, going through customs clearance and re-checking in bags where indicated - follow signs to the 'Plane Train' serving all concourses in the center of their gate arrangements. Both airlines belong to the same Alliance - your bags will be automatically transferred.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You will re-check your bags at the transfer desk after US Customs.

     

  • 38 minute layover.
    Nov 4, 2014
    1
    Hi, we are flying from Rome into ATL and then out to SLC. Delta changed our flights and we now have a 38 minute layover in ATL. When I called the Delta rep said this is a legal transfer. Is it even possible to get through customs that fast, not to mention get to the next flight?

     

    The agent is completely wrong, call again. Point out that the minimum is 90 minutes and that this was an involuntary schedule change and that they are required to rebook you.

     

  • Panama City to Atlanta
    Oct 6, 2014
    1
    I am travelling from Panama City, Panama - connecting to Toronto Canada with 1 hour 53 min layover- will that be enough time? Do we clear customs in Atlanta. We are Canadian citizens

     

    Yes, in Atlanta you will arrive in the International Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags with Delta, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Arriving international how to get to rental car center
    Aug 4, 2014
    0
    Arriving in international terminal - how do we get to rental car center from international terminal

     

  • what are those terminal cars at ATL?
    Jul 3, 2014
    1
    I've always wondered how you can hitch a ride on those terminal cars that I see transferring passengers from terminal to terminal. My mom will be traveling with my 93 year old grandmother in October and I am worried about the transfer and walking distances for her at ATL. Does anyone know what those cars are for and how to get one?

     

    You have to request wheelchair service from the airline.

     

  • need some advice
    Jul 3, 2014
    1
    Hi there. Im traveling from south africa to orange county with a stop over in paris and atlanta. Im just unsure in regards to the process after i go through customs and immigration. Do i then go to domestic and recheck at the checkin counters? Also does atl have wifi( free? How long?). Need to let the girlfriend know that ive landed etc. thank you

     

    You will arrive in Atlanta in Concourse E/F. There you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then immediately re-check your bags with Delta. Then you will go through a separate security checkpoint just for people connecting to a different flight after arriving on an international flight. Then you can just take the Plane Train to your departure concourse. There's no need to go to the domestic terminal.

     

  • Do I need to reclaim my baggage and check back in with a long layover?
    Jun 23, 2014
    1
    Hi I am flying from Manchester, UK, to Belize with a 20 hours layover in Atlanta. I have booked myself into a hotel for the layover, however I am a bit confused on whether I collect my bags. Once I get off the plane in Atlanta and go through immigration do I reclaim my luggage and take it to the hotel with me and then check in for my flight to Belize after the 20 hours? Or does my baggage stay there for my flight to Belize?

     

    You can do either, but I would recommend taking your baggage with you and then re-checking it the next morning.

     

  • Flight Help
    Jun 22, 2014
    2
    On the 26th I am flying Delta airlines from Indy to Alanta then having a 41 minute lay over in Alanta and going from there to Fort Myers Florida. This will only be my 3rd time flying and I will be by myself so I am mainly nervous about the Alanta airport and getting to the gate if I have to switch planes. Is their any way of getting help to my gate once I get there?

     

    Study the map. Atlanta airport is very large but the layout is very simple. All concourses are connected inside security by the underground plane train. There will also likely be a Delta agent meeting your flight.

     

    Yes, terminals 2 and 3 are connected by a walkway inside security.

     

  • Transiting through ATL
    Jun 17, 2014
    0
    Flying Manchester UK to SFO with Delta but transiting through Atlanta, Are my bags checked through or do I have to recheck them in Atlanta? Where to do U go through US Immigration and Customs? SFO or Atlanta?

     

  • newark-atlanta-pensicola (Delta)
    Jun 15, 2014
    0
    I have a 45 minute layover with my grandchild, and am trying to decide if I should carry-on or check my luggage. If the distance between gates is substantial (I won't be able to run) then carry on for two might make it cumbersome to get to the next gate. However, since it's a short vacation, I don't want our luggage to get lost, and am worried because of the short layover that it might not make the plane.Does anyone know which areas of the airport these flights are (from Newark....to Pensicola on Delta)

     

  • Luggage
    Mar 12, 2014
    3
    I am making a connection in Atlanta for my international flight (Costa Rica), do I have to claim my luggage and then check it in again ? I'm hoping that my luggage is going direct to Costa Rica from Syracuse where I originated.

     

    No. On your way to Costa RCA you don't have to do anything with your baggage in Atlanta. Only on your return will you have to claim it in immigration.

     

    Hi thanks for your quick response.. my next question is regarding your reply.. you said that on my return to Atlanta I have to claim my luggage in the immigration? Even though my final destination is Syracuse? From Costa Rica I am connecting my next flight in Atlanta to Syracuse. So in other words I have to go through the immigration, claim my luggage then check it in again to my next flight to Syracuse? I'm sorry for all this question but I just want to really clarify so I'm not going to be lost in transit ;o) Thanks much!

     

    Yes you have the return procedure correct. You need to claim bags to go through US customs.

     

  • Skycaps
    Feb 2, 2014
    1
    I'll be traveling alone with my 1 year old baby from Boston to Peru with a 2 hours layover in Atlanta. On the way back we have 3 hours layover. Is enough time? Also I would like to know if ATL airport count with skycaps to help me with my luggage ?

     

    Your transfer times will suffice. Your arrival at & departure from ATL depends on which airlines you take. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/atl, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text. Bags would be automatically transferred - unless you bought two separate tickets or the other airline does not code-share. Skycaps & carts are available. As to your return: Connecting passengers recheck-in their bags by proceeding to the transit area past baggage claim and turning left to baggage recheck counters, then follow signs to Concourse F Plane Train station or pedestrian walkway connecting to concourses E, D, C, B, A, T, and to the Domestic Main Terminal.

     

  • David Harrison
    Jan 20, 2014
    1
    Is there an email address for Atlanta ATL airport

     

    http://www.atlanta-airport.com/Airport/ATL/contact_information.aspx

     

  • Can I find my way?
    Jan 8, 2014
    1
    Can you explain concourse, terminal, gate......? This information and forum is a great help....thanks!

     

    A terminal is where you check in for flights or claim baggage. It is also usually where immigration procedures are done. A Concourse is basically a hallway or an area where gates are. Concourses are usually given different letters to tell the difference between them. A Gate is a doorway, usually with an enclosed ramp called a jetway, that leads to an airplane. For example in Atlanta, gate D16 would be in concourse D and be the 16th gate. All concourses in Atlanta are connected by the plane train. At the end of the concourses are two terminals, the domestic terminal (S) and the International Terminal. If you are on a domestic flight you check in and claim your baggage at the domestic terminal and if on an international you do that in international. Each have their own security checkpoints so when you're going between concourses in a connection you don't have to go through security.

     





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