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Coming in from Jacksonville FL to connect in Atlanta, going to Germany; is a 40 minute layover even possible? How does passport control work between connecting flights? Is it handled at the gate or somewhere else between? Thanks for any advice.
There is no Passport Control when leaving the US. The airline agent will just check your passport when you check in in Jacksonville and when you board your flight in Atlanta. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Have a trip to Panama City on American and it connects in Miami then to Panama City. Ticket says North Terminal like any other AA flight. Do I check in at Domestic Terminal like any other domestic flight since I am leaving ATL going to MIA and present passport at check in? Or do I have to go to International because of the final destination? Thanks so much!
Yes, you check in at the Domestic Terminal. There is no American Airlines counter in the International Terminal.
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Hi My grandmother is travelling from London Heathrow to Atlanta via virgin atlantic tomorrow. Is it possible to arrange for someone to help carry her luggage or for wheelchair service, once she reaches Atlanta? Thank you
Yes, you can call her airline and ask for wheelchair service. You can't arrange just baggage assistance.
I will be leaving Costa Rica with a 2 hour layover in Atlanta before leaving for Raleigh, NC. I assume I have to go through customs and recheck my bags. They won't just go through to Raleigh. Is that right?
Yes, that is correct. 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 to your departure gate on the plane train.
We bought a round trip ticket from Atlanta to Dominican Republic. Now have to extend the trip to fly to Minneapolis. It is my understanding we will have to pick up bags at baggage claim and go back through security. Is this easy to do in the Atlanta airport? Is there a shuttle that takes you back to security check in point?
If you show your MSP confirmation to the agent in the Dominican republic, you should be able to have your bags tagged through to MSP. Then you can just drop your bags off at the re-check desk, in Atlanta's international Terminal, so then you can just go through security and to your departure gate.