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    Sep 28, 2016
    I'm looking at flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Philly to Milwaukee. How much time should I allow to get through customs and get to my connecting flight? It would be on a Wednesday if that matters. Thanks!


    I would want at least 2 hours, especially if bringing checked baggage.


  • 3 hr standby in PHL
    Sep 23, 2016
    What should I do, immigration, Custom? I wil arrive from Montreal at Terminal F and I will leave to Orlando at terminal C. Thanks


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you have plenty of time. Also it's called a layover or connection. "Standby" is a completely different thing.


    Merci beaucoup


  • YUL -> PHL -> BCN
    Sep 21, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from Montreal to Philly to Barcelona. My layover in philly is only 1h26, landing on terminal F and leaving in terminal A. Will I have sufficient time? Will luggages follow automatically or will we have to grab them and check them in again through security? It's my first time connecting so I'm a bit confused about how that whole process is! Thanks!


    You won't have to do anything with your bags or go through security in Philadelphia. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. In Philadelphia just take the shuttle from F to A. You have enough time.


  • LHR to BNA via PHL
    Sep 22, 2016
    I have a 2 hour connection time in PHL. Arriving at term A and leaving from term F. What's the best way to get between terminals? If I walk, will I need to go through security?


    I am a Canadian citizen and will be flying from Bangor, Maine to Dallas Texas. Flight has a connection in New York. Will I have to clear Customs again in New York when we change planes or will Customs and Immigration be completed when I arrive in Bangor from Canada


    Blueski, take the shuttle bus, it will be faster and you won't have to go through security. Bruin, There is no US Immigration or Customs when flying on domestic flights in the US.


    Sorry Blueski, I just saw that you are coming from London. You will have to go through security after you clear customs. I Still suggest going through security in Terminal A and then taking the shuttle to F.


    Awesome, thanks so much!


    Thanks ZAP


  • Manchester uk to Orlando connection in PHL
    Sep 20, 2016
    not done a flight connection before we fly with AA from manchester uk to terminal a into pHL then terminal a again with AA to orlando just under 2 hour connection, can we check our bags all the way through? or do we need to collect them, go through customs and re-check bags, and will we have enough time?


    Your bags will be tagged to Orlando but in Philadelphia you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Terminal B to F
    Sep 19, 2016
    I will be traveling from BTV to SJU. I have a 1 hour layover in PHL. I arrive at Terminal F and my next flight is in Terminal B. Will I have to go through security and will I have enough time?


    No, you do not have to go through security. You should have enough time.


  • Connection time
    Sep 29, 2016
    I will be travelling from Detroit to London connecting in Philadelphia. Arriving at terminal F and departing from termina A. Connection time is 1 hour 15 minutes. Will only be taking hand luggage. Will I have enough time.


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Detroit is on-time.


    Thank you


    I am flying from qatar going ti sju but i stop in phl at 8:00am and my next flight is at 948 do i have enough time


  • Time clearing Customs at PHL
    Sep 19, 2016
    We will be flying from Dublin and clearing Customs at PHL. American changed our connecting flight to Orlando giving us only 1 hr. 40 min. Is this sufficient time? Thanks so much!


    Actually if you are flying from Dublin you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thanks for letting us know this. Will we need to go thru security again?


    No, you will not.


    Thanks so much for allaying our fears of not having enough time. We very much appreciate it.


  • Cancun to Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
    Sep 18, 2016
    On October 21 I will be flying into Philadelphia from Cancun. I have one hour and 15 minutes to get my connection to Pittsburgh. Is this adequate time?


    Realistically, no, that's probably not enough time unless your flight from Cancun arrives quite early.


  • 55min connection time terminal F to A on sunday morning
    Sep 16, 2016
    Can i make it from terminal F to A on a sunday morning for 55 min connection time. Is the bus fast? How long will i wait for the bus? Is walking or running better than waiting? Do u have to go thru security if u walk it


    The buses run very frequently but they're not exactly fast. You no longer have to go through security if you walk.


    Figure i would i be in the clear next sunday since its a morning flight out of A. Do you know how long the shuttle takes to get to F to A


  • Get from Terminal F to Terminal B for quick connection
    Sep 15, 2016
    Can someone tell me best way to get from Gate in Terminal F to my connecting flight at Terminal B- I have 60 minutes if on time


    I would take the shuttle bus. You have enough time.


  • Need directions
    Sep 14, 2016
    How do I get from American flight to United international flight to Quebec, 1 hour 10 minutes to do the transfer,


    United doesn't fly from Philadelphia to Quebec. Where are you flying into Philadelphia from? Do you have checked bags? Is everything on the same reservation or two separate reservations? Please double check your reservation.


  • Rome to PIT via PHL
    Sep 14, 2016
    My MIL is flying from Rome with a layover in PHL. Will she have to claim her luggage and go through security again at PHL airport? She has a 2 hour layover. Enough time?


    Yes, in Philadelphia she will go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to her departure gate.


  • BOS to PHL to PUJ
    Sep 14, 2016
    Hi. I have a flight that originates in Boston to PHL and an 1hr 24min layover to catch an international flight to the Dominican (PUJ). Do I have enough time to make the Dominican connecting flight? I think they said I need to go from Terminal B to A but I wasn't sure about needing to go through customs again.


    Yes, that is enough time. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Denver to Madrid connecting thru PHL
    Sep 11, 2016
    Is 1hr 50 minutes enough time to connect in PHL? Same airline American ?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do in Philadelphia on your way to Madrid is just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


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