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Hello, we have a 8-9hour stop over in Atlanta next month, we would like to check into an airport lounge, can you tell me, can we spend the whole layover time in the airport lounge or do they have time restrictions? how many lounges are there in Atlanta can we check into more than one? Thank you in advance.
Delta has several skyclubs in Atlanta, they don't have a time limit as long as your layover is not overnight (they close at like 11 PM and reopen at about 4-5 AM). United and American also have clubs in Concourse T that are essentially open the same hours but close a bit earlier. What airlines are you flying?
We are flying with Delta and Virgin.
Hello, next Tuesday I will be flying from Amsterdam, NL to El Paso, TX with a 5 hour layover in Atlanta. My sister lives in Atlanta and would like to come visit me at the airport. Is this possible? If so, where would I meet her?
Eh, it's not easy, Once you re-check your bags you will have to go through security, then take the Plane Train all the way to the domestic baggage claim station where you can go upstairs and meet her, then you will have to go back through security again and to your departure gate on the Plane Train when you're done.
I would like to ask how to change from domestic flight to international flight. I will take flight from Charleston by Delta, then to Seoul, Korea by Korean Air, and I have checked bag. So I need to claim my bag at terminal S after arrive, go to terminal I (is it concourse F?) , again check in, security and immigration? I m not US resident. The connection time is around 2 hour, and is it enough to do such all of things?
Many thanks.
If it's both on the same reservation all you have to do is go from your arrival concourse to Concourse F on the Plane Train. Your bags are checked through, there is no US Customs or Immigration when leaving the US. You have plenty of time.
That is great. Many thanks for your reply!
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?
Thanks all!
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?

Thanks in advance!
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.