"Connecting international flights thru Atlanta" Atlanta Transportation Tip by xymmot

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usually no change in terminal with the same airline Delta, but since you are coming in from Seoul, you will have to go through customs and immirgration. The following article will explain the new procedures in Atlanta.>>>>>>>

Atlanta: Customs & Immigration

If you are arriving in Atlanta during or after the Spring of 2012, please check this page again before your trip. ATL's new international concourse is set to open in the Spring of 2012, and will dramatically expedite the customs and immigration process.

Getting through customs & immigration is a tedious process, but should not be confusing once you get there, especially if you're flying with Delta, which will show a video before you land giving step-by-step instructions. Here's what will happen:

1) You'll exit your flight at the E concourse, and will walk down a hall to Passport Control. Everybody goes in the same direction, and there's only one way you can go.

2) At Passport Control, there will be separate lines for US citizens and non-citizens. Once you reach the booth, they'll ask to see your passport and customs declaration form, a blue card that your flight attendant will give you to fill out, describing the items that you're bringing into the US. If you are not a US citizen or resident, you will also have your photo taken and will be fingerprinted. You may have an iris scan as well.

3) After passport control, you enter a small baggage claim area. There is a prominent display sign listing all of the arriving flights, and advising as to which carousel will contain your luggage. You pick up your luggage. There are free carts provided so that you do not have to carry it all.

4) From baggage claim, you go through a hallway, in which there will be customs agents posted at podiums. As you and your luggage walk through, you will hand them the blue customs form that was handed to you on the plane and stamped by passport control. Sometimes they'll ask you a question, but usually they just let you walk right through. (Again, this is all well-marked and everyone goes in the same direction so it's not as if you'll get lost and go to the wrong place. Plus, there are employees everywhere who can direct you).

5) You enter a baggage check room. There is a wall ahead and will direct those whose final destination is Atlanta to the left and who are connecting to other places to the right. You drop off your bags at that baggage claim, and walk straight ahead, where there is a security line. (If Atlanta is your final destination, you will pick your bags back up in step 8. If you are connecting to another destination, you will pick your bags up at your final destination.)

I hope this will help you in your situation.

cheers tommy x and thanks for the tip

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