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  • Immigration and luggage
    Dec 19, 2014
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    I have a flight from albany to doha with a layover in philly. 1) do i need to check out with my luggage during the latover? 2) how much time do i need to travel between the terminals, immigration, etc?

     

    If you purchased both tickets together you do not have to do anything with your baggage in Philadelphia. You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive in Terminal F, it is connected to the other terminals inside security by a shuttle bus. It is possible to make your connection in as little as 40 minutes comfortably.

     

  • 1 Hour 18 Mins layover
    Dec 16, 2014
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    Hi, I am will be travelling to Doha from Detroit via Philadelphia by Qatar Airways, and I have 1 hr 18 mins to change the plane in Philadelphia from Terminal B to Terminal A. Do you think this is enough time as I read somewhere the close the gate 45 mins before the departure for international flights. and also what are the chances for baggage to be transferred from US airways to Qatar Airways within 1 hour. Thanks.

     

    They do not close the gate 45 minutes prior to departure. You should be fine as long as your first flight is on-time.

     

    thank you...and do you think the bags will get transferred from us airways to qatar airways withon that period of time. thanks again.

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Flight from Egypt to TOronto via Philadelphia requires USA visa?
    Nov 7, 2014
    3
    Hi .. I'm looking to book a ticket from Cairo (Egypt) connecting via Philadelphia and I don't have USA visa. Do I have to get it ?

     

    Yes, if you are an Egyptian Citizen you need a US Transit Visa.

     

    Thanks for your concern. Does it take less time for such a one-day purpose as just a connection or it is the same ?

     

    The process for a transfer visa is generally simpler than a visitor visa.

     

  • Flight from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL
    Nov 4, 2014
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    Hi all, I am looking at booking a flight and hoping for some advice. I am travelling from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL. We are only taking carry on luggage. The layover is 1 hr 10 mins. That doesn't seem like a lot of time to me... anyone know if this is very likely to make?

     

  • Customs from Incoming International flight
    Aug 18, 2014
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    Will 1hr45 min be enough to clear customs for my British husband (without me, the American) and make his connecting flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Enough Layover time?
    Jan 27, 2014
    3
    Next week I'll be flying from Brussels, Belgium to Philiadelphia and have a 2h 15min layover to get my flight to New York. Will this be enough time? I'm travelling with US Airways on both flights. And what kind of security control do I have to go through when I arrive in Philadelphia?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time but you may have to hurry. You will go through US Immigration, then claim your baggage, then go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage, then go up to the departures level and go through security. Then you will likely have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal F where most of the PHL-New York flights leave from.

     

    I'm arriving at Terminal A and my next flight is from Terminal C. Does this make a difference?

     

    Well if your departing flight is in C that makes it even easier, you can just walk from A to C.

     





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