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Delta - DUB-SLC through ALT, query re terminal change

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Old Sep 16, 18, 10:06 am
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Delta - DUB-SLC through ALT, query re terminal change

We will be travelling to SLC later this month from Dub via ATL with Delta. My question re terminal change is because we have been asked to pick up some Duty Free Whiskies in Dublin. My concern is because we have an onwards flight from ATL...will there be a change of terminal there that would necessitate going through Security again and having to abandon the Duty Free?
Have never used ATL before so I'm not sure how it operates.
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Old Sep 16, 18, 1:27 pm
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Old Sep 16, 18, 11:11 pm
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Terminal change or not, you will have to collect your checked baggage and re-clear security. If it is packed in one of those tamper-proof plastic bags you should be fine.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Terminal change or not, you will have to collect your checked baggage and re-clear security. If it is packed in one of those tamper-proof plastic bags you should be fine.
Thanks LondonElite for yoyr reply. We will have pre-cleared Customs and Immigration in Dublin so woukd normally be treated as Domestic arrival into the US and our bags aebt through to final destination...this is what happens when we transfer through JFK on other trips. I wanted to make sure that ATL wasn't different and that we don't have to go through Security again for some reason. I wasn't aware of tamper-proof bags but it looks like we'll be ok then!

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Ah yes, forgot about preclearance. In that case, I'll leave it up to someone else regarding terminal change, but I believe you are ok with the tamper-proof bags.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 11:44 am
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All the terminals at ATL are connected without the need to reclear security. Since you are precleared in Dublin it will be like arriving off a US domestic flight so there will be no need to reclear security. You will have no problem with your duty free.
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Old Sep 18, 18, 4:37 pm
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Let's clear it up a little bit. There are many concourses at ATL but only two real "terminals"...one at each end. Domestic terminal is adjacent to the T gates and International terminal is adjacent to the F gates. ALL gates are between the terminals and are equally available from either side.
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I believe the best way to address OP's issue is Duty Free Whiskies.

Duty-free is practically a myth, regardless it is claimed. At the minimum, in the perspective of the U.S., duty-free goods share the same allowance and limits as other goods you purchased outside the U.S.:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...cy1PWV82WG4%3D

Also - duty-free goods aren't cheap. Of course - you may be able to avoid the local tax where you buy it. However, you may not save up much as you think, or may be even spending more than you think.

Unless the Whiskies in question are only available with duty-free, which I highly doubt based on my last trip to Dublin, I suggest OP simply buying them outside the airport and place the Whiskies in your checked baggage instead.

Hence, no terminal change issue.
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The question is less about whether taxes are being saved, and more about whether the whisky will survive the connection.
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
The question is less about whether taxes are being saved, and more about whether the whisky will survive the connection.
Again - don't buy duty-free. Buy outside and place in the checked baggage.

The connection would not be an issue.
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Again - don't buy duty-free. Buy outside and place in the checked baggage.

The connection would not be an issue.
I don't do checked bags and I like Dublin because it is one of the few places I go that I can bring home my favorite distillate. I know "duty free" is a misnomer and prices can me expensive but for what I've bought it is still cheaper than buying at home -- and sometimes you can't easily find it nearby (spending time and money driving there).
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