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    Connecting international flights thru Atlanta

    by xymmot Written Nov 10, 2011

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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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    Taxis

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 30, 2006

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    Taxis in Atlanta are relatively inexpensive and the fare system is straightforward. For a flat rate of $8 you can you anywhere within downtown, midtown or Buckhead. There are also flat rates to each of these areas from the airport ranging from $28 to $36. For other areas, fares start at $2.25 for the first 1/8 mile and $0.25 per 1/8 mile after that. Each extra passenger will cost $2 more.

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    Car Rental

    by ronih2o Written Dec 16, 2009

    Be careful when planning your trip if you expect to rent a car from the Atlanta Airport. They have a 31% tax that they don't tell you about up front. They also put a hold on your credit card for 1.5 times the total amount of the estimated rental. Good to know if you are on a budget when you come to visit.

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  • "Welcome to National Rent-A-Car, where we...."

    by jumpfish2040 Written May 1, 2011

    "treat you like sh*t upon your arrival to Atlanta Airport!"

    I assisted a friend with dropping off a rental car at the National location on 04/30/11 at 11:30 p.m. The woman who assisted us was rude, unprofessional and a horrible representative of the city for those people first coming to Atlanta. Unless visitors are seeking a true "ghetto" experience upon their arrival to the city, any similar experience will leave people with a really bad taste in their mouths about Atlanta.

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  • Rent a Taxicab to avoid the traffic hell of AT

    by ceaimeb Written Sep 8, 2011

    I was lucky enough to have booked the Atlanta Airport Taxicab, which I really suggest to all those planning to travel to Atlanta. In fact, I had planned all my transportations with this company -and I keep doing this every time I go there. The reason why I choose and use them throughout my trips there, was in the beginning the fact that I could plan my whole transportations through their website, but after that first time, their 24/7 operating, the fact that I can pay with my credit card, they are never late, the drivers are always friendly and flexible with all my requests and route changes.

    The same with their downtown services (Atlanta Royal Cabbies).

    Oh... I forgot to mention the most important. Their drivers really know the streets of the city and are capable of getting you out of all the traffic trouble that you will never be able to surpass if you try to rent a car (believe me, I've tried this, and it's been a HUGE fail)

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    Not a walking city

    by gogeo Written Jan 31, 2006

    The ATL is not a walking city. Although during busy times, it will take forever to get 2 miles and despite the fact that there are 200 Peachtree Streets in the downtown area it is best to use a car. If your going short distances a motorbike or bicycle would be ok. MARTA, the metro, doesn't really go to many places and if you weren't going somewhere that it stops, your best to drive. You could use a combination of the metro and buses, but it would take a little time to get where you are going.

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    "Gas Station"

    by C.GOROSTIAGA Written Apr 27, 2004

    Gas Station: You have different kinds of Gas Station. Mini-Serve = only gas and full-Serve= gas, sevices even a convenience store provided with refreshments, crisps, snacks, liquor, beer, and tobacco. It struck me how gas is so much cheaper than in Europe. A litre of gas cost you as much a litre of water. If you want to find diesel, it is very difficult but everything is possible. It's admirable the great variety of things that you can find just at a gas station, to say nothing of American shopping malls...

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    Early Morning Flights out of Atlanta

    by Sunshine64 Written Jul 2, 2004

    One thing to be aware of if you are leaving Atlanta on an early morning (prior to 7am) flight:

    The airline check-in counters open at 4:30, and gate security opens at 5:00. Self-check-in kiosk opens at 4:15.

    So, even though the airlines tell you you need to be at the airport 2 hours before your flight - if your flight is at 6, you're just going to be standing around for a while. But, at least you'll be further along in the queue : )

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    Must have car!

    by Cogee Written Sep 19, 2004

    I survived taking the MARTA bus in Atlanta for four months. Being from Sweden I'm use to clean, safe and pretty reliable busses. Here I have to put up with being harrassed almost everytime I waited for the bus. The condition of some busses are quite bad, so are some of the people unfortunetly... So after being on a bus around midnight, witnessing a guy sit and play with a knife I decided that I really neeeeeeed a car!

    I wish that MARTA worked better then I wouldn't mind but it doesn't and more or less everyone in the States seem to have a car so...

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