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  • Zurich to Phl to Phx: PHL terminals, security, time
    Feb 27, 2015
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    Arriving from Zurich on British Air with a 1 hr 55 min layover, departing on Brit Air operated by US Air: I would come in at Term A west? Leaving from A east? B? or C? I have to go through customs and immigration; do I also have to go through security (and is A to C outside security?)? Is that adequate time?

     

    Note that both flights will be operated by US Airways. Yes, everyone has to go through security after going through customs. You won't know your exact departure terminal until the day of your flight.

     

  • YQB - PHL - BOS
    Feb 27, 2015
    1
    Hullo I'll be flying from YQB to BOS in September with a 2hr layover in PHL. I'm an Australian citizen.Three part question: Will I go through immigration in PHL or BOS? Will I be claiming baggage between flights, and will two hours be enough time to make the connection? Cheers

     

    In Philadelphia, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. 2 hours should be enough time.

     

  • Connecting MUC - PHL - MCO
    Feb 27, 2015
    1
    Hi, I have a stop over in PHL coming from Munich an dgoing to Orlando. I just realized that I need to go through customs in PHL and get my luggage and check back in. If all goes according to the plan, I have 2:25 hours time. Would that be enough? Thanks in advance.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Layover time
    Feb 24, 2015
    3
    Hello, I am flying from boston to PHL into terminal C and then connecting in terminal A to get to Cancun. My layover is only 35 minutes will this be enough time?

     

    Sorry, it is US airways for both flights

     

    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time and you run. It obviously leaves very little time to spare if there are any delays on your first flight.

     

    Great thank you for your help. I was worried about my checked bag getting to my next plane but I think I should be okay. I have never been to this airport before so I was unsure of distance between terminals. Fingers crossed!

     

  • Connecting PHL to CVG
    Feb 19, 2015
    1
    My flight has been delayed flying from Manchester UK to PHL to catch a connecting flight to Cincinnati CVG and now only have 50 mins layover. I have to check bags and go through customs. Is that enough time ?

     

    No, that is not enough time. If your flight is not today, you need to contact US Airways or your travel agent to request a different connection. If it is today you will just have to try it and hope that you arrive in Philadelphia early or your CVG flight is delayed or you will be rebooked to CVG once you arrive in PHL.

     

  • from Amsterdam to Philadelphia to Puerto Rico
    Feb 18, 2015
    1
    Hello i have flight from Amsterdam to Philadelphia, then from PHL to Puerto Rico? what would be a feasible transfer time to avoid any issue? thanks

     

    90 minutes minimum, 2 hours would be better.

     

  • Question about connecting flight in Philadelphia
    Feb 18, 2015
    3
    Hi I am flying from Toronto to Philadelphia (with US Airways) and then I have a connecting flight to Barcelona (with Finnair). My layover is only 2 hours long.. I got worried that I won't have enough time if I have to go through customs. But from what I've been reading on the forum it seems that you do not need to get your bags and go through customs if you bought the tickets together. Is that correct??

     

    Note that both flights will be operated by US Airways. Finnair doesn't fly to Philadelphia. You will not have to go through Customs. You will pre-clear US Customs in Toronto and will go through Schengen Immigration and customs in Barcelona. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thank you very much for your reply. How is it that Finnair does not fly to Philadelphia when on my Itinerary details it says my connecting flight will be with this airline?

     

    It's called a codeshare. If you look more closely at your itinerary it should say "operated by US Airways" or something like that.

     

  • Travelling from MAN in UK to Montego Bay via PHL
    Feb 17, 2015
    1
    Hi We are travelling to Montego Bay in Jamacia via PHL. All with american airways, Both flights were booked at the same time. We have a4 hr layover on the outward leg and 2 Hrs in PHL on the return. Can we . a)Book the luggage through to Jamacia in Manchester b) avoid going through immigration in PHL as we will be in transit through US but not visiting or taking domestic flights.

     

    Please note that both flights will be operated by US Airways. On both directions in PHL you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, and go through security. No airport in the US allows international to international connections without going through US Immigration and Customs.

     

  • connection time
    Feb 17, 2015
    1
    I am traveling buffalo to Sanfrancisco through american airlines. I have 44min layover. Will i make it on time?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Note that both flights will be operated by US AIrways. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates at PHL are connected inside security, but if you arrive in Terminal F from Buffalo you will have to take a shuttle bus.

     

  • Enough time?
    Feb 15, 2015
    1
    We are travelling from the UK to Las Vegas and have a change at Philadelphia. We have a gap of 2 hours. Will that be enough time to get our bags and go through immigration. We come in at Terminal A and go out through Terminal B.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • layover
    Feb 11, 2015
    1
    I am travelling from venice, italy to santiago, chile with 2 layovers in the us - first is a 2:45 min layover in PHL. will that be enough time to clear customs and catch my flight to Miami where i havethe 2nd layover. (i'm a non us citizen, and all of the flights are through AA

     

    Yes, both layovers should be quite sufficient. All you will have to do in Miami is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Terminal Connection
    Feb 9, 2015
    1
    We will be flying from Shannon in Ireland and we will have cleared US Customs in Ireland prior to travel. We will be with someone who will be using a wheelchair. Just want to know is 1 hour 40min enough time to get from whatever terminal we arrive in to a connecting flight to Lexington (LEX), Terminal F i think. Thanks

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. The Wheelchair assistance person will either bring you on the shuttle bus or provide you with special transportation to Terminal F.

     

  • short layover dtw-ath
    Feb 8, 2015
    1
    Hello, I am travelling from DTW to Greece with checked luggage via American. My layover is 1 hr 10 minutes. I am sure I will have enough time to make it to my gate, but Will there be enough time for my bags to get transferred?

     

    Note that both of your flights will be operated by US AIrways. Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Making a connecting flight
    Feb 2, 2015
    1
    Hi - our daughter is flying Jet Blue into PHL and then onto Qatar airlines to Doha. She has 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to Terminal A. We are wondering if she has to claim her bags from Jet Blue and then what happens as she rechecks and gets her ticket for Qatar? Will she have enough time? Thanks! JFB

     

    Did you purchase her tickets together in one purchase or separately? If together then that is enough time. All she has to do is go from her arrival gate to her departure gate. If separately, then she will have to claim her bags from JetBlue and bring them to Qatar and 2 hrs 15 mins is barely enough time to do so.

     

  • connecting flights
    Feb 2, 2015
    1
    Hi I'll be flying from Manchester England to Manchester New Hampshire with a connection in philadelphia using us airways. I have a connecting time of just over two hours. Do I have to claim my baggage in Philadelphia or will they go on to my final destination?

     

    You will have to claim and recheck your bags. Should be an hour.

     





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