Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12781 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13632 times:
That should be fine; however, if DL is selling you this as a through ticket, they would have an obligation to put you on the next flight, should their CPH-ATL flight be delayed/diverted. All the more reason to relax and enjoy the trip!
This flight stops/changes plane at JFK, I think; perhaps you could check with them to see if they have a direct JFK-MIA?
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6784 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13617 times:
Quoting Contrails15 (Reply 2): Your golden man, no worries. Damn, I've had 20mins for a connection down there and made it. ATL might be huge, but its well designed.
Notice that he is making an International to Domestic connection, so the rules are different.
It should be enough time, but it could get tight if you get caught up in Immigration/Customs. However, it's not the last flight to MIA, so you could take a later flight....though with high loadfactors that is no guarantee.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 13423 times:
Quoting Mortenbaek (Reply 7): Do I, once my flight arrives at ATL, need to recheck my baggage, or will it be sent along to MIA automatically?
It'll be tagged all the way to MIA at CPH. You'll carry your bags through customs and then there will be a sign for connecting bags. What's supposed to happen (in theory) is that you hand them to someone who places them on the connecting bags belt, but what will more likely happen is that you'll leave them in a pile on the ground with all the other connecting bags (and, despite the apparent chaos, they'll make your connecting flights).
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Daviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13326 times:
I just transferred at ATL on 2/7 and 2/10 with a 1 hour 5 minute layover. The first leg of the flight arrived early, but we waited 20 minutes for a gate, so any time advantage disappeared. However, as pointed out, ATL is one of the best US airports for transfer. You won't even break a sweat to get from one terminal to another, very efficient. I'm wondering about Immigration & Customs -- would you have to go through this control at ATL or your final destination, MIA? I don't know the answer, but I thought these steps are taken at the final destination, not at the transfer point.
Mortenbaek From Denmark, joined Sep 2007, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13310 times:
I was asking myself the exact same question. It'd be a lot easier if I could clear immigrations at MIA. I was thinking that the immigrations line, once I arrive at ATL, might be so long that it would be difficult getting on my flight to MIA...
PITIngres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 13299 times:
You have to go through Immigration and Customs at your first port of entry, ATL. In my experience, the immigration and customs lines are usually not too bad. Where you might have trouble is getting through security to get back into the ATL terminal. I think 95 minutes will be OK, if nothing goes wrong, but I wouldn't dawdle.
Rsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 13285 times:
As many people have stated, you have to clear customs/immigration in ATL. You will also have to re-check your bags. I have done such international connection in ATL a couple times, and on one occasion, I had to spend nearly 40 min standing in line to re-check the bag (for some reason I couldn't comprehend), and to re-clear security.
I suspect there are frequent flights to MIA from ATL. Do you want to check when the next flight is? Sounds like this is your first trip to ATL, you could kill the extra time by looking around the airport, taking pictures etc ?
Xjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2484 posts, RR: 49
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 13147 times:
Having gone through ATL customs 4 times in the last 2 months, I have to say as busy as the international bank gets, I have still made it through customs and security in about 10 mins. Now you will have to collect your bag, which will take some time, but at 1.5 hours, its plenty of time.