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    Jan 15, 2017
    How long does it take to walk from Terminal F to say Terminal A orB? Arriving and departing flights are American and I am planning a trip with a 59 min stopover in Philly. Thanks for the help


    You have enough time if the flight from Newburgh is on-time. You can walk or take the shuttle.




    Jan 13, 2017
    We are a party of three travelling from Tampa international via PHL with 54mins to make the connection to LHR. Both flights are American Airlines. We have checked hold baggage. Is 54mins enough?


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


    Thank you-reassuring.


  • YOW to PHL to MIA
    Jan 11, 2017
    Flying from YOW to PHL and have a 1:05 layover before flight to MIA. Go through US customs/imm in YOW, not in PHL. No need to re-check bags nor security, I believe. It appears as though I fly into term F and out of A-West. Do I have enough time to make connection?


    Yes, that is enough time. American runs a shuttle inside security from F to A or you can walk.


  • Punta Cana-PHL-Columbus (CMH)
    Jan 11, 2017
    Hi, I have a 1 hr 40 min layover between my return flight from Punta Cana and my connection to Columbus. Both flights are with American Airlines and we will have checked bags. Is 1 hr and 40 mins enough time to clear customs and make our connection? Thanks!


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Albany to Montego Bay
    Jan 2, 2017
    I am returning from MBJ Jamaica to Albany, with a layover of 1 hour 25 minutes in Philly. Is that enough time to clear imm , customs and security and pickup and recheck bags?


    It's slightly shorter than the minimum international to domestic connection time of 90 minutes, so it's somewhat risky.


  • Madrid to Philly to Boston, all American Airlines
    Jan 2, 2017
    My daughter is flying American Airlines on both of her flights home, Madrid to Philly to Boston, does she need to collect her bags and go through customs in Philly or does that happen in Boston? She has 2 hours between flights and we have been told she would have enough time but enough time to do what? Thank you for your help!


    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. She should have enough time.


    Thank you so much, is has helped more than you know!


  • Flight to ROME
    Jan 2, 2017
    I made a reservation to fly from San Juan Puerto Rico to Rome Italy There is a terminal change. Both flights are in AA. Do I have to exit and go though security again?


    No, you do not have to go through security again. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks Do you happen to know what is the usual terminals of AA from PR and to Rome? Could one of them be F ?


    None of them will be in Terminal F. You will arrive in A, B, or C and depart from A.


    Thanks again


  • AA terminal serving Bermuda
    Dec 31, 2016
    Hello.....Can anyone confirm for me which PHL terminal is used for American Airlines flights to Bermuda?


    They should leave from Terminal A but could also depart from B or C. All gates are connected inside security.


  • First time to Philly airport, what to expect
    Dec 30, 2016
    I'll be landing at terminal F, and departing from C a few hours later. Will I need to pick up my 2 bags and have them go through security again? Or will they automatically go to my next flight? What do I do?


    If both flights are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in Philadelphia. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Checking in luggage after customs
    Dec 30, 2016
    Hi, I will arrive with two very large suitcases on my international flight at terminal A, then have to collect them for customs, and finally fly out of terminal F. Although I have 5 hrs layover, I'm worried as my suitcases are very heavy and I don't really want to carry them all the way to terminal F from A. My flights are all on the same reservation, so will it be possible to check my bags in earlier after customs? Thanks!


    Yes, you can check your bags at the re-check desk right after you clear customs in Terminal A. Then you go through security and take the shuttle to Terminal F.


    Thanks a lot for the information :)


  • Connection from Terminal F to B
    Dec 31, 2016
    I will be landing at terminal F and my connection is at terminal B. There is only 45 minutes between each flight. 1) Is that enough? 2) Do I need to go through the security? 3) Should I take the shuttle or walk (run !!!) ? Thanks


    Yes, it's enough time if the first flight is on time. No you don't have to go through security. You can do either - if you can run, I'd probably do that.


    Thanks. Im about to do the same thing-- 2 days later. Outrageous that AA lets you book these two together!


  • Connection
    Dec 29, 2016
    Hi I'll fly from Cancun to PHI and have a layover of 1hr and 45mins before I go to Amsterdam. Both flights are american airlines and I arrive and depart at terminal A. I fly with handluggage only. Will I have enough time in PHI?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and Security and to your departure gate. Everything will be in Terminal A.


  • PHL International Arrival - Transfer to Different Airline
    Dec 28, 2016
    I am arriving at PHL on United/Lufthansa from Frankfort Germany at 4:00 PM. I need to be able to take an American flight out at 5:47 PM to return to Nashville. If I can't take that AA flight I will be stuck either staying over night or taking another round of more expensive connecting flights and getting home past midnight. Is there ANY way for me to have United/Lufthansa transfer my luggage to American? Or would it be possible to get thru Customs to pick up my bags and then recheck with AA and still make this flight?


    I don't think that connection is realistically possible on two separate reservations with checked baggage.


  • Flying to CUN from PIT through PHL
    Dec 28, 2016
    I have a flight out of Pittsburgh that transfers in PHL before heading to Cancun. Do i have to claim my bags and go through security a second time? I only have 55 minutes between flights. Is this enough time?


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


    Also you have enough time


  • BA-AA Intl-Dom
    Dec 23, 2016
    Hi, I'm thinking of connecting thru PHL on a future trip from LHR to TPA, BA67 arriving terminal A to BA6916 Departing Terminal C (operated by AA). I'm buying seperate tickets to reduce the price, do I have to collect and recheck my checked bag, and can I do it all in 1 hour and 30 minutes? Thanks!


    You will have to claim your bags regardless to go through US Customs, but since it's two separate reservations, it will take longer to re-check in PHL. I would only try this with no checked bags.


    Yeah, thought i'd be pushing it, booked the direct flight from LGW instead! thanks!


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