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In October I will be connecting in Atlanta from Minneapolis and heading to Chattanooga. As scheduled right now it is looking like a 39 minute layover. Will this be enough time if I hurry?
It's enough time if everything goes perfectly but pretty much leaves no time to spare if there are any delays.

I am travelling from London to Atlanta and then catching a Delta flight to Fayetteville. There is only a 1 hour 15 min layover, do you think this is enough time? I assume I will have to go through customs and collect my bag and check in again, with this in mind do you think I should get a later flight to Arkansas?
That is well below the recommended international to domestic connection time in Atlanta. I recommend at least 2 hours.
Hi- we will be arriving in ATL from Phoenix AZ at 2pm on Delta. We have a connecting flight to Athens leaving at 4:25pm on Lufthansa. Is that enough time and is it better to take the sky train or the shuttle? Also, will we have to claim our luggage in Atlanta and then re-check it at the international terminal, or will we be able to check it all the way through from Phoenix? Thank you!
The train does not go to the International Terminal outside security. Yes, if it's two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags from Delta in the domestic terminal, then take the shuttle to the International terminal, re-check it with Lufthansa, and go through security. This is a difficult but not impossible connection.
Im flying delta. Ihave a 38 minute delay coming from MYR to ATL then ATL ago TLH, is that enough time? Also I was not assigned a seat for the second flight should I be worried?
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Myrtle Beach is on-time. You will be assigned a seat at the gate.
Flying from Mexico arriving in ATL at 7:56 PM. Departing for CLE at 10 PM. Am I able to clear customs and make it to Terminal S - Gate B 10 in time?
You don't actually have to change terminals. 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, then take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse. You should have enough time.
Hi, i'll fly from Dublin to Atlanta and I have only 1h 10 minutes before my flight Atlanta - Cancun. I don't have checked bags. Is it enough time? Thanks!
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Atlanta is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate if both flights are on Delta. I assume "Can" means somewhere in Canada and not Guangzhou, China, correct?
I'm thinking of taking a flight from Toronto YYZ to New Orleans MSY. There is a 50 minute layover in ATL (Delta for both flights). No checked bags, just carry-on. Is that usually enough time to switch planes?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. The Plane Train connects all concourses inside security.
Hi, We land in Atlanta from Orlando at 1813 and have to make our connecting flight from Atlanta to Manchester at 1910 (57 mins layover). Is this enough time? I am told that the flight could not have been booked without a viable connection but it seems extremely tight! and does anyone know how close the terminals would be to eachother??
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart.
I will be coming from Mexico into Atlanta to connect to Paris. My layover connection is now 2 hrs due to reschedules; will this be enough time to go thru immigration and customs?
Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.
I will be flying Delta from Manchester UK to Salt Lake via Atlanta. I have a 1hr 50min layover. Is this enough time to get bags and clear immigration?
Yes, that is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.