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  • Can I find my way?
    Jan 8, 2014
    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.


  • checking in
    Aug 31, 2013
    I'm flying from Des Moines to Atlanta, Atlanta to NYC. I have the printed information with the bar code. I'm checking one bag. Should I use the kiosk and pay for the bag first thing when I get there or go to the Delta desk to be checked in with the bag so I can get my boarding pass for Atlanta to NYC & make sure my checked bag will be sent on to NYC?


    Were both of your tickets bought on the same reservation? If so, the kiosks attached to the counter at the Des Moines airport will let you pay for your bag and print a bag tag through to New York and the agent will put it on for you. You don't have to do anything with your bag in Atlanta.


    Yes, both tickets were bought on the same reservation. Will the agent also give me a boarding pass to board the plane in Atlanta? Your help is very much appreciated!!


    Yes, when you check in you will get boarding passes for both of your flights (with Delta you actually use the same boarding pass for all flights). You can also check-in and pay for your bag online from home, so all you will have to do at the Des Moines airport is scan your boarding pass and drop off your bag.


  • Help for Elderly - Also, speed important
    Aug 15, 2013
    Need help for quickest way to get from arrival gate to Dollar rental car place.


    If you arrive in concourse T you just follow the signs to the car rental counters. All other concourses, you will take the Plane Train to the domestic terminal if arriving on a domestic flight and then go up the escalator at the station and the car rental counters are the first thing you see (if you need to go to the counter). If you can go directly to your car, you take the ATL SkyTrain from the Terminal to the consolidated rental car facility. It's about a 5 minute ride.


  • Transferring from An International Flight to a Domentic Flight
    Jul 8, 2013
    We are on a Delta flight from LHR arriving Atlanta at 7:00 pm. Originally the connecting Delta flight to San Diego departed Atlanta at 9:50 pm (2 hr 50 min layover). Yesterday I received an e-mail from Delta that the time of the departing flight to San Diego had been changed to 8:30 pm (1 hr 30 min layover). We plan to just have one carryon each. Is this enough time to get through immigration, customs and to the departing flight. Right now I don't find any other later flights on Delta to San Diego. Also, even though I have requested a wheelchair in the past, this time I did not because we had such a long layover. I am not able to run or jog through the airport. Will the wheelchair help to speed things up or not. Sometimes I have had to wait so long for a wheelchair that I give up and just start walking even though it can be difficult and slow if the walk is long. Most grateful for any advice you can give us.


    It should be enough time. Immigration shouldn't be too busy that late and you'll be helped by not having any checked bags. I have no insight onto whether wheelchair service will help or not.


  • How do I pick my friend up on his arrival.
    Jun 24, 2013
    He will be arriving at terminal S at gate 9 I am coming in from I-75 to airport. what is the best way to pick him up. It has been many years since I have been to the airport. Any advice would be a big help. thanks CWC


    You simply follow the red signs to Domestic Terminal South passenger pick up. There's only one level.


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