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Atlanta terminals

I will be traveling from dtw to Atlanta. Then catching a fllight from the international airport. I will need to go from the domestic terminal s to the international airport. How much time would I need to make this connection?

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1. Re: Atlanta terminals

International flights (with a few exceptions) depart from concourses E & F; domestic arrivals on Delta can be in literally any of the seven concourses (T, A, B, C, D, E or F), but most hub-to-hub flights will arrive on A, B, T or E, roughly in that order of likelihood. Domestic arrivals on other airlines will almost all be on C or D concourses.

The concourses are parallel to each other, aligned at right angles to a central spine (the "transportation mall") with walkways, moving sidewalks and a people-mover train (the "Plane Train") connecting them. Concourses are approximately 1000 ft apart, so the distance from T to E is roughly a mile -- F is a bit more than 1000 ft from E.

It's really impossible to know how long it'll take to make a connection, as it depends entirely on which gate your inbound flight arrives on and which gate your outbound departs from. Worst case, arriving at one of the end gates on T concourse and having to go to concourse F for your departure, will probably take as much as a half hour -- exclusive of whatever time it takes to deplane from your arrival or to board your departure flight. If you have less than an hour between flights, you should ask the airline if it's possible to change to an itinerary that has more time for the connection. If it's not possible, then do everything you can to get from gate to gate as quickly as possible.

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2. Re: Atlanta terminals

Thank you. That helps

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3. Re: Atlanta terminals

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Edited: 05 November 2012, 12:48
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5. Re: Atlanta terminals

thought a shuttle bus is reqd between the new Intl treminl and A thru E concourses

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>>thought a shuttle bus is reqd between the new Intl treminl and A thru E concourses

No, the plane train runs all the way out to F and back. If you're arriving in ATL on a domestic flight and connecting onto an outbound international flight, you just get off the plane and take the train out.

If you're on an inbound international flight connecting to a domestic flight, you have to claim your bags at the new international baggage claim, clear customs and immigration, then re-check your bags to your domestic destination, but you can use the train to get from Concourse F to whichever other concourse your outbound flight is departing from.

You only need to use the shuttle if you're arriving on an international flight and need to get from the international concourse back to the domestic terminal area for some reason (you had a domestic connecting flight outbound and parked near the domestic terminal) or if you need to get to MARTA or to the rental car facility. There are some other odd cases where you might need to use the shuttle, but for someone arriving on a domestic flight inbound and connecting to an outbound international flight, the train should do the trick.

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7. Re: Atlanta terminals

I agree with rackensack. You do not have to go outside or airport or get shuttle to get to concourse E or F. Just take the Plane Train.

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