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I will be flying into Atlanta from Bham then going to catch an international flight and my layover is only 43 minutes.Will I be able to make this connection?I don't think it is possible.
You don't actually have to change terminals. You just have to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to Concourse E or F where you depart. You have enough time if the first flight is on-time.
I'm an inexperienced flyer and Atlanta Hartsfiels Airport is very intimidating. I want to fly from Atlanta to Montana. Will there be anyone to guide me. Meaning terminal, as to which train to get on my plane, etc.? I will appreciate any information.
It's really a very simple layout. You just have to follow the signs for where to go. It's a very intuitive design.
My sister-in-law will be coming in on Frontier Airline Flight 1532 from San Francisco at 6:50 tomorrow. We are driving in from Augusta to pick her up. She is handicapped and elderly so we would like to know where the best place in the terminal to meet her? We will be parking our vehicle in the hourly parking lot. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Joyce Orrell
They will take her to the North baggage claim.
I will be flying into ATL for the first time , Traveling from Key West to Jacksonville Florida with a 43 minute layover will I have enough time to catch my connecting flight from ATL to JAX and at what concourse is the departing plane to Jacksonville FL.
You won't know your concourse until the day of your flight. You should have enough time if the flight from Key West is on-time.
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Travelling from Argentina to Boston with 1 hour and 45 mins layover in ATL. I'm a non- US citizen B1/B2. Arriving 5:41 am in the morning. Is it possible for me to catch my connecting flight? I assume I have to go through security n customs, then pick my checked baggage, queue at the "no declaration"line, walk to another terminal and then security again rite? Is there any priority line for passenger who is having a connecting flight?
Yes, that should be enough time. You do not have to walk to another terminal. You will go straight through security in the International Terminal then take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse. There is no priority line for connecting passengers - the vast majority of the passengers on your flight will be connecting.
I need help ,(vision problems) from terminal c to terminal f who do I ask or call?
You call your airline. Also, C and F are just concourses, not terminals.
When flying from Atl to St Thomas, will fly out of the domestic or international terminal?
You check in at the domestic terminal.
Hi – I flew United Airlines from ATL to Helena, Montana, last week. My original flight was scheduled for Saturday at 4:45pm but I arrived at the United Airlines counter at 4:04pm and was told by the attendant that I missed the cutoff time to check my bag. He said Jackson-Hartsfield has a strict policy that prevents any traveler from checking a bag later than 45 minutes from their flight departure time – no exceptions. This was the first time I had ever heard this, but despite the fact that I was only FOUR (4) minutes late and had already paid for my checked bag online, the attendant would not allow it and I had to reschedule my flight for Sunday.

I can't find any information about this policy online. Has anyone experienced this at Jackson-Hartsfield, or did I just get an inflexible United Airlines attendant that day?
Sorry, clarification: no SOONER than 45 minutes before flight departure time
Here it is in black and white. The computer will literally not let her add a new checked bag to the flight less than 45 minutes before departure - https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/airport/process/default.aspx
Ah, so it's a United Airlines policy, not a Jackson-Hartsfield policy?
Correct, although most airlines have a similar cutoff in Atlanta due to the airport's size.
Will be my first time at ATL. What concourse/terminal do United Flights arrive and how do I get to the baggage area once I depart the plane? Where are taxi's located? Thank you.
United check in and baggage claim is in the N side of the domestic terminal. United arrival gates are in concourse T. The Taxis are located at the end of the domestic terminal opposite the gates, near the MARTA station.