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ATL concourse E to F 'sterile Walkway' ?

ATL concourse E to F 'sterile Walkway' ?

Old Jun 15, 17, 10:36 am
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Exclamation ATL concourse E to F 'sterile Walkway' ?

Hello,
I will have to connect 2 international flights in ATL.
Frankfurt -> ATL -> Panama City. My flights will be both arriving at and leaving from concourse E. I have however seen that all international luggage has to be picked up at concourse F. My questions are:

Is the Immigration procedure done at E (and then I go to concourse F) or is it done at F?
It says something about a 'Sterile Walkway' between E and F for international passengers.. does this mean I cannot take the PlaneTrain, but have to walk between E and F? If so, how long would that take?
On the map of F there are two different baggage claims: "Baggage claim F" (6 caroussels) and "International Baggage claim" (1 caroussel)... which would be for me?

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Old Jun 15, 17, 12:46 pm
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If you are landing in E and connecting onward, then everything will be done in E: immigration, pick up luggage, customs, recheck luggage, go through TSA, enter airside.

If you are landing in E and your final destination is ATL, then you would have to walk to F to complete the process.
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Old Jul 30, 17, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Smaug View Post
If you are landing in E and connecting onward, then everything will be done in E: immigration, pick up luggage, customs, recheck luggage, go through TSA, enter airside.

If you are landing in E and your final destination is ATL, then you would have to walk to F to complete the process.
No, actually, he have to go to F concourse customs & Immigration. The entire concourse E customs is closed. You must go to concourse F customs instead.
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