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  • Enough time?
    May 26, 2016
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    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    3
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    5
    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
    2
    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!!

     

  • connecting thru PHL to Dublin
    May 17, 2016
    1
    Hi, kind of new to the travel thing. we are traveling from atlanta to PHL, and then suppose to change planes to then fly to Dublin(ireland). we are NOT checking any bags my wife and I just have carry on and one personal (handbag/backpack). according to the flight there is only like 90 min if we land on time, until the nxt one is suppose to depart. is there anyway to tell what gates or if we will have to exit and reenter using security,? did not know if they needed to send us thru security again since its the 1st leg is only domestic but the second one is to Dublin. same airlines

     

    All gates in Philadelphia are connected inside security. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.

     

  • MAN - PHL - MCO
    May 17, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am arriving on a flight from Manchester, UK connecting at PHL to Orlando. We arrive at 1.40pm with the connecting flight departing at 3.30pm - having 1h50mins to clear customs / collect bags / check bags again is this enough time? Apologies in advance if this has been asked previously... Thanks.

     

    With the security staffing issues at major US Airports. It's unlikely that this is enough time currently.

     

  • Connection
    May 16, 2016
    1
    I am arriving at 5p.m. terminal F. Where is the terminal shuttle and will I have problem making a 6:30 p.m. international flight? Checked in bags should flow thru. Thank you.

     

    The Terminal shuttle is fairly obvious, nearly everyone getting off a flight in F will be heading towards it. Yes, you should have enough time.

     

  • Short connection to Halifax, terminal change
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Hello, I am about to book a flight on American/American eagle from DCA to PHL to Halifax. It has a 44 minute layover and notes a terminal change. Is this a problem? Will we have time to make it?

     

    It's just enough time if the flight from DCA is on-time.

     

  • Connection
    May 16, 2016
    1
    I will fly from DC to Philadelphia with AA and will have 58 minutes there for a connection fly to Lisbon. Does the 58 minutes enough for connecting at Philadelphia airport? Do I need to change the termino?

     

    That should be enough time. All gates in PHL are connected inside security.

     

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