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  • Connection Time
    Dec 30, 2015
    I am traveling from Las Vegas #1602 and then must get on a flight to Flint, MI #2053 but when I booked it states that this flight books from another airport. What does that mean since they both say Terminal S


  • Asking gates!!
    Dec 7, 2014
    I'm flying with Delta from Brussels to Atlanta (flight DL 81), and then taking another flight from Atlanta to Guadalajara, i just have 2 hours and a half of time to take my second flight, should that be enough? any tips on how to go faster would be appreciated :)


    To add to my comment, my second flight is also a DELTA flight (FL 309).


    Your transfer time should suffice. You will arrive at & depart from ATL's International (Maynard Jackson) Terminal, which houses International Arrivals at Concourses E or F with separate immigration & customs checkpoints. While passengers arriving at Concourse F will go through customs clearance (CBP) at this concourse, regardless if connecting to other flights or not - Arrivals at Concourse E who need to connect to another flight will be processed right there. After customs clearance and re-check-in of your bags where indicated, proceed to your connecting gate.


    You will also have to go through security once you re-check your bags. You have plenty of time.


  • Question on Delta "Legal Connection"
    Nov 23, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 Pensicola on Delta)


  • Luggage
    Mar 12, 2014
    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.


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