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  • Half Hour Layover
    May 30, 2016
    My spouse booked a trip with a layover in Philadelphia. We arrive in PHL at 7:21am with the next flight leaving at 7:55am. Is this even possible?


    btw: it's all domestic flights. Flying from RI to CA.


    Possible, but I would be nervous. Morning flights are more likely to be on time. If your first flight is long, you may arrive early. The departing flight will begin boarding about the time you land. If you have checked baggage, it may not make it. Or it might make it, while you don't. If you are on the back of the plane it can take 15 (nerve-wracking) minutes just to get off. If the same airline is used, then both gates MIGHT be in the same terminal. Hopefully these are both domestic flights. If you miss the connection, I think they would likely put you on the next one out.


  • short connect time
    May 27, 2016
    Flying in on AA from Phoenix and have an hour and 15 min. to connect on AA to flight to Dublin. Is that enough time given flight is on time?


  • Glasgow - Philadelphia - Norfolk
    May 30, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying with AA from Glasgow to Philadelphia with a 2 hour 15 minute stop off. I'm then flying to Norfolk with American Eagle which is an AA company. Can you confirm if I'll need to uplift and recheck my checked luggage? Or will it be forwarded to final destination automatically as I'm flying solely with AA? Many thanks


    I think you will have to go through customs with your baggage in Philly before you can proceed to the domestic flight. The Norfolk arrival will not be set up to direct you through customs.


    Are you enrolled in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program?


  • ireland to orlando via phl
    May 26, 2016
    Hi just wondering if an hour and a half is enough for a connecting flight from Dublin to Orlando. should have pre clearance done and flying with AA so assume checked bags would be transferred automatically. 7 of us travelling


  • Transfer Time at PHL
    May 26, 2016
    All things being equal what the "normal" transfer time between Intl and Domestic Arrivals. If arriving at INLT and transferring to AA, do you need to go through security or are you on the right side and finally with the Immigration and TSA staffing issues what are the queues likely to be like, mid afternoon please?


  • Enough time?
    May 26, 2016
    My 19year old daughter, who has never flown long haul before lands from Heathrow into Terminal A at 13.15, with checked in luggage. Her onward connection to Cincinnati leaves Terminal F at 15.29, she hasn't a clue whats she's doing and is worried she doesn't have enough time. Does she?


    both flights are American Airlines


  • Re-post with correct information
    May 25, 2016
    Hello. My wife and I are landing in Philadelphia at 10:10am from Toronto with checked bags via Air Canada. We arrive at Terminal D. We are then catching an American Airlines flight to St. Maarten at 11:50am from Terminal A. Will we have enough time with a 1hr 40min timeframe? Can we collect our checked bags without leaving the security zone, or will we need leave the security zone and to go through security again? If not, would we even have enough time without checked bags, since we would have cleared US customs and security in Toronto before arriving in Philadelphia?


    If you check bags you will have to leave security to claim them and re-check them. You can make this if you don't check bags.


  • Connectioin Time
    May 23, 2016
    We will be arriving on a BA flight from LHR and transferring to an AA flight, both probably in the same terminal. We will have only 1 hr 30 min to connect.. Normally not enough time, but we will have only carry on luggage and are Pre-Check. Do those two things help enough to make the connect reasonable? Thank you.


    Yes, that makes it theoretically possible.


  • EnoughTime?
    May 23, 2016
    Hello. My wife and I are landing in Philadelphia at 10:10am from Toronto with checked bags via Air Canada. We arrive at Terminal D. We are then catching a United Flight at 11:50am from Terminal A. Will we have enough time with a 1hr40min timeframe? Can we collect our checked bags without leaving the security zone, or will we need leave the security zone and to go through security again?


    I forgot to mention that the flight out of Philadelphia on United is to Philipsburg in St. Maarten


    United does not fly from Philadelphia to St. Maarten. Please double check your reservation.


    Sorry, I erred. It's not United, it's American Airlines.


  • Layover time
    May 23, 2016
    Hi. I'm flying London to Philadelphia and the connecting to Orlando. I've got 2.5 hours in Philadelphia. Is this enough time for immigration and customs check?


    That should be just about enough time.


  • PHL - Getting from Terminal A to F
    May 23, 2016
    Arriving from Spain in PHL at Terminal A at 4:10 PM and need to get to Terminal F for a 5:44 PM flight to Toronto. How do I get from Terminal A to F and do I have enough time - 1hr 34 mins? Thanks!


    I don't think that's reasonably enough time. You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to Terminal F on the shuttle.


  • Qatar airways connection
    May 23, 2016
    Hello. I am traveling from Qatar to Cleveland connecting in Philadelphia, connection(layover )time is 2 hrs. I will arrive on Qatar airways and then from Philadelphia to Cleveland on American Airlines .Should I claim my baggage in the airport and recheck them again ? Is that enough time ? Thanks


    You will have to claim your bags to take them through US Customs then immediately re-check them. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • In transit question
    May 23, 2016
    Hi there, I'm travelling from Toronto to Barcelona with connection in PHL and have exactly 2 hours. Will I need to stand in line through security again? I am worried about the TSA issues and missing my flight. Also will I need to pick up my luggage to take to the other plane or will it be transferred for me? I'm going from American Airlines to British Airways. Thanks so much.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. You do not have to go through security in Philadelphia. You just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You also don't have to do anything with your checked luggage. You have plenty of time.


  • Short connection Washington (DCA) to Bermuda (BDA)
    May 23, 2016
    I have a 1h 20m connection between an American Eagle flight from DCA arriving into PHL Terminal D to an onward flight to Bermuda leaving from PHL Terminal A. From reading other responses on this thread I get the impression that is enough time to make the connection, but just wanted to make sure. Thanks!


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    It may not be enough time. We arrived into Philly from Barcelona at 4:30pm on May 4 2016 and would have missed our connecting flight to Toronto had it not been for the Toronto flight being delayed 30 minutes. We first Had to join more the a 1000 passengers going through US customs with only 4 custom officers manning the desks. It took over 1 hour. Then you have to go and pick up your checked luggage at the turnstiles and check in again at AA desk. About 20 minutes. Then we had to join a couple hundred passengers with connecting flights and go through security again with our carry on. Total 2 hours and about 10 years of stress added to our lives. I understand the need for going through security again , but It's unnecessary for connecting flights to go through customs when your just passing through the airport. If TSA is reading this, you have part of your solution, ditch the custom check on connecting flights.


    Ok and forgot to mention we had to take a shuttle to a different terminal which took another 30 minutes. Over 2 hours in total. We will avoid Philly airport in the future.


    Hello TC, I investigated this with the airline. Apparently the process is different if you are entering the US vs leaving the US. Your flight was arriving from abroad (Spain), so you had to go through US immigration and security in order to connect. As my flight is leaving the US (after a first leg internal flight), apparently you do not have to go through that immigration/security process that you experienced. But if anyone knows any different, please feel free to contradict me!


    Yes, TC is wrong and your information is right. There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting from A to F
    May 20, 2016
    Arriving at terminal F at 5:34 p.m. and departing for Glasgow from terminal A at 6:55 p.m. Enough time to get from A to F? How often do shuttles run? Does AA check baggage all the way through on international flights?


    The shuttles run constantly. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You have enough time.


    thanks so much!!


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