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  • Flying to London mid-June
    May 24, 2016
    Hi, we are driving from DC to Philly to catch a 630pm flight to London in mid-June. We were originally planning on leaving DC about 12pm, but with all the news coverage on security lines, should we allow a lot more time for the security line? We are starting to get very nervous about the lines! Is Philly experiencing the same issues as whats being told on the news?


    Lines at PHL are being impacted but are not among the worst in the country. If you arrive 2-2.5 hours before your flight you should be fine.


  • connecting flight
    Sep 20, 2014
    Hi I'm flying home to Dublin from greenville tomorrow and have a connecting flight in charlotte..will my luggage go the whole way frm Greenville to Dublin? Do I need to go through security or customs in charlotte or do I just go straight to my gate?


    Your luggage will be checked straight through. You Will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. Your arrival into Charlotte will be like a domestic flight, so all you will have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Flying into PHL from the UK and connecting to Tampa
    Aug 12, 2014
    Hi we fly into PHL from Manchester - UK on Sunday we have a 2 hour layover before our connecting flight to Tampa. Do we have to clear immigration and collect luggage then re check in before flying to Tampa or do we go straight to our Tampa flight and collect our luggage when we land there?


    In Philadelphia you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with US Airways, and then go to the departure level and through security. You should have enough time.


    Thanks so much for the info


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