Cubsrule
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ATL FIS Wait Times

Fri May 13, 2005 11:07 am

I'll be flying DL 146 SCL-ATL next week and was wondering how much fun I am in for once I arrive at ATL (it is scheduled to arrive at 0620). I know that ATL has quite a reputation for bottlenecks, and it is certinaly deserved at other times of the day, but I figure the volume will be low enough that if they are adequately staffed, it shouldn't be too bad. Any experience with these early arrivals would be appreciated.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
 
DAL767400ER
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RE: ATL FIS Wait Times

Fri May 13, 2005 8:32 pm

FIS should be basically empty at that time. The only international flight to arrive before the SCL flight is the first from GRU, although that arrives at 5:30am. So unless they only open up one counter each for US residents and visitors, you should be cleared fast, likely under 30 minutes easily.
 
Cubsrule
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RE: ATL FIS Wait Times

Fri May 13, 2005 11:34 pm

Gee, with my 3 hour connection, I'll almost have time to go downtown for breakfast. Thanks a lot.
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ATLgaUSA
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RE: ATL FIS Wait Times

Sat May 14, 2005 12:49 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
Gee, with my 3 hour connection, I'll almost have time to go downtown for breakfast. Thanks a lot.

It would take you 3 hours to get back through the security checkpoint during the morning rush.