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  • Leave airport
    Jan 4, 2017
    1
    I have a layover of 13 hours on my way from AMS to BZE, Both Delta flights. I have ESTA for transit. Am I allowed to leave the airport for a night in a hotel?

     

    Yes, you are. In fact, once you clear customs you will be outside security.

     

  • Do I have to pick up bags from Domestic to International?
    Dec 31, 2016
    1
    We are flying from Cincinnati to ATL and then on to Amsterdam, all booked on same reservation. Once I've checked bags in Cincinnati do I have to pick them up and check in again at International??

     

    No, all you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart and go to your departure gate and board your flight. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.

     

  • checking bags for different flight
    Dec 28, 2016
    1
    I am traveling domestically to Atlanta on a delta ticket and have a different ticket on Air France for a flight to Nairobi that will connect through Paris. How do retrieve bags from the first flight and check them on the Air France ticket without going through security?

     

    You can't claim your bags without going through security. Show your Air France confirmation to the check-in agent at your origin city and they should be able to check your bags through to Nairobi.

     

  • arrival procedure in ATL
    Dec 26, 2016
    3
    hello, I will arrive next Wednesday at 19:46 in ATL and leaving at 21:25 for Guatemala. Do i have to pass immigration, security ? do i have to pick up my luggage and check in again ? thanks for your assistance

     

    If your first flight is domestic all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If it is not domestic, where are you flying into Atlanta from?

     

    thank you. i am flying in from Paris France with AirFrance and leaving Atlanta to Guatemala with Delta Airlines. i will just be in transit.

     

    Yes you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • Check in area for flight to Cancun
    Dec 23, 2016
    1
    I am flying ATL to CUN. Can I check in at the domestic terminal and take the train to the appropriate concourse ?? or do I have to check in at th international terminal ??

     

    If you are flying Delta you check in in the International Terminal. If you are flying Southwest you check in in the domestic terminal.

     

  • Hour and a half layover, connection to Seoul from Nashville
    Dec 22, 2016
    5
    I will be traveling from Nashville to Seoul with an 1.5 hour layover in ATL. I will be flying Delta to ATL and Korean Air to Seoul. Do I have to exit the domestic terminals and take a taxi to the intl terminals? Also, will I have to go through security again at the international terminal. Thanks for any and all tips

     

    If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart (likely F). You should have plenty of time.

     

    How can you ensure both flights are on the same ticket? If they are not, do I still have ample time to catch the next flight? Thanks again

     

    Did you purchase the two flights at the same time with one purchase?

     

    Yes, I bought them all together and each flight is on the itinerary.

     

    Then all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Flying from Manchester to Puerto Rico via Atlanta
    Dec 21, 2016
    2
    Flying from Manchester UK to Puerto Rico this Friday via Atlanta. Do I have to reclaim my baggage at Atlanta and re-check onto the Puerto Rico flight? Thanks

     

    Yes, in Atlanta, 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 to your departure gate.

     

    ZAP, thanks for the response

     

  • I want to applaud one of your wheel chair assitants and would like her
    Dec 13, 2016
    0
    I was in great distress when I discovered my purse had been taken in the Atlanta airport. I had no identification, no money, no resources. My wheel chair assistant stood right by me on many trips to baggage claim, ticket counters, long lines at security to be turned away, back to ticket counters and finally left me at homeland security. I am a 74 year old woman with physical and medical needs. She was faithful, never lost her patience, and even brought me some chicken fingers after she got me on the plane. It was only her second day. Her name was Leticia and I may not be spelling that correctly. I regret that I did not get her name and number as I would very much like to send her a gift. It was one of the most distressing days of my life and she was a great help. Please find her and recommend her for a medal!!! and please have her contact me at anneworthdr@att.net.

     

  • 5:50 am flight- when should I arrive to airport??
    Dec 10, 2016
    2
    I have a 5:50 a.m. Flight with United Airlines From Atl to Houston. What's the best time to arrive to the airport for check in? Are the TSA lines open late and or early morning?? Is it worth getting a hotel the night before or just go straight to airport and hang out til the morning??? Any help/tips are greatly appreciated!!!

     

    TSA will open at about 3:15-3:30. You could arrive at 4-4:15 and still have plenty of time.

     

    Thank you ZAP

     

  • arriving from heathrow 16.20
    Dec 7, 2016
    1
    arriving from heathrow 16.20 to atlanta then leaving 17.50 to memphis how on earth will we cope and do we have time to clear customs , collect bags etc. we are OAPs !

     

    That is enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you miss your connection, Delta will have at least four other flights to Memphis that afternoon/evening.

     

  • Preclear
    Dec 6, 2016
    1
    Can I preclear U S customs in Bahamas to arrive home in Atlanta?

     

    Yes, if you are flying from Nassau or Freeport you WILL. If you are coming from Marsh Harbour or Georgetown you will go through US Immigration and Customs in Atlanta.

     

  • Transfer from Atlanta terminal I to terminal S
    Nov 28, 2016
    2
    Hi , I'm travelling from Monterrey, Mexico on Delta Airlines , arriving iin ATL at terminal I on 29th at 12.03pm , my connecting flight to Dallas leaves at 1.50 pm .Reservation is on same flight ticket. Query : When I land in Atlanta , Would I need to pass through immigration , collect bags , pass through customs and recheck-in the bag to Dallas ? Do I have enough time for my connection ? What is terminal I and terminal S ? How do i transfer between the terminals I to S ? thanks

     

    You will arrive in Concourse E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure concourse on the Plane Train. You don't actually have to go to Terminal S. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

    Much appreciated

     

  • KIN TO LGA VIA ATL
    Nov 24, 2016
    2
    I will be traveling from Kingston, Jamaica to New York through ATL and I wanted to know the arriving concourse and the departing concourse so I can plan activities. 8hr layover. What do I need to know?

     

    You will arrive in Concourse E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and then take the plane train to your departure concourse. You could depart from concourse T, A, or B.

     

    Thank You!

     

  • Am I able to reserve an electric cart in advance?
    Nov 14, 2016
    1
    my elderly parents are flying into ATL airport and my dad has a hurt knee/knee brace. would I be able to reserve an electric cart to assist in taking them from the gate to baggage claim in any way? Who do I call?

     

    Electric aren't a thing in Atlanta because you have to go through a tunnel with a train to get between concourses and to the terminal, and electric carts can't go on that train. You have to request wheelchair service by calling his airline.

     

  • Handicap traveler
    Nov 8, 2016
    1
    How do I get assistance moving a handicap traveler to a connecting flight?

     

    You need to call the airline that the traveler is flying and add a wheelchair request to their reservation.

     

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