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We are flying in Atlanta Domestic and flying out of International. Where would be the best place to meet a friend who lives in Atlanta for lunch at the airport. We don’t mind going through security...
Hello, I'm going to travel from Guatemala to Paris via ATL. I have a 1.20h layover. I'm afraid this is too short! Then if I do not recheck my baggage and go directly to take my flight to Paris, would it be an issue?
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We are flying to the Bahamas with an overnight layover in ATL. Do you typically collect your baggage and recheck in the AM or is it checked thru to NAS?

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Friends are flying through Atlanta, arriving on a domestic flight and departing almost 5 hours later on an international flight. Both flights are with the same carrier. How can I maximize the time we can spend together, but still make sure they get on their international flight without rushing?
They can exit security in the International Terminal and you can meet them there, they need to head back through security around 2 hours before their flight.
Will be flying from Knoxville to Venice soon. Our layover in ATL switched from 2hr 45min to 1hr 10min, after delta changed our first fight. 1hr 10min enough time? Thank you.
-Fist time over seas traveler
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Atlanta on your way to Italy is to take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to your departure concourse (E or F) and board your flight.
Thank you ZAP! I appreciate your information.
We are traveling together, three couples. Flying delta. 45 minute layover to connect to go to Montego Bay? I was careful to allow two hours for our re-entry but didn't think about for our trip there. Thoughts?
Jojo - Did the 45 minutes work for you? We're doing the same flight and am worried the 44 minutes is too short! Also, how was your re-entry? Our layover coming back is 1:42, am now worried this may be too short too! I would appreciate your thoughts.
Coming into ATL from Louisville, then onto San Juan. I will need assistance to get to my gate in ATL. Is 42 minutes cutting it too close?
What kind of assistance you do you need? Wheelchair service? If so contact your airline. 42 minutes is possible.
I am flying from Tri Cities to Atlanta and then on to London Heathrow, 68 mins enough time??
Yes, all you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to E or F where you depart.
A relative is flying from NC to NY with a layover in ATL for about two hours. Are we allowed in to see them or is it better for them to get from one plane to the other without a visit? I told them I thought we wouldn't be allowed without doing all the security checks etc and then having to get on the train to go find them too. We use ATL...we have never been able to go in, but have always had to stand at the stairs and wait for people coming in, but she is not leaving the airport, but going on another leg of her flight.
Your relative doesn't really have enough time to leave security and see you for any meaningful amount of time.
Thanks for your comment. I sort of thought this, but basically wanted to hear it from someone else. Thanks again.
I have a question for my mother. She will arriving into Atlanta from Munich and has a two hour layover. I know she has to go through customs, get her baggage, recheck her baggage, and then get to Domestic terminals. Is two hours enough time for her to do this, I am not familiar with the ATL airport.
Yes, after she re-checks her bags she will go through security and then take the Plane Train directly to her departure concourse. She doesn't have to actually go to the domestic terminal. 2 hours should be enough time.
ZAP: Do you think 1 hr 42 min is enough time to get through customs on international flight returning to US? Or is that cutting it too close? Will be flying from Jamaica to Denver, through Atlanta. Thanks!