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  • Transit at Terminal F
    Feb 20, 2013
    I arrive at Terminal F by US Air express and leave from the same terminal with a layover of 37 minutes. Is this adequate for reliable baggage transfer by airline?


    At PHL you will arrive at Terminal A-West (T-AW). You may depart from T-AW or T-AE (Terminal A-East): T-AE has gates A1-13; T-AW has gates A14-26. The overhead screens on arrival will show you connecting flight & gate numbers. Just walk over to your connecting gate.


  • Connection
    Feb 19, 2013
    Hi, we arrive PHL US Air Express operated by Republic Airlines from MHT at 6:55 a.m. and have a connecting flight to Aruba via USAirways departing at 7:41 am. Only 48 minutes between flights. Is this enough time?


    At PHL, you most likely arrive at Terminal A-East (T-AE - gates A1-A13)and depart from Terminal A-West (T-AW - gates A14-A26). Walk over to your connecting gate.


  • my mistake..need to get from F to B
    Feb 17, 2013
    Hi, Please disregard previous post. My flight arrives at F, but then I need to connect to the next flight at B. I would imagine I take the shuttle from F-14 to C-16. My bigger concern is will I need to go through security again at B? I know that with the construction going on around F recently you get routed out of the air side of the terminal when going to or from F. Thanks!


    Forgot to also the hour layover still enough time to make the connection?


    On arrival at PHL, at Terminal F, take the US Airways shuttle bus at gate F14, taking you to Terminals B/C, gate C16, where you can then walk over at post-security to your connecting B gate. Count on at least 30 mins. bus transfer time. You have enough time.


  • Terminal F
    Feb 26, 2013
    I will arrive in Term F and have to shuttle to Terminal A. I have been told that US Airways supplies a bus shuttle. Will I have to go through TSA at Terminal A if I take the US Airways Shuttle. I have only 45 minutes.


    At PHL, US Airways shuttle takes you at gate F14 to gate A1. Your gate is in Concourse A-East (Gates A1-A13). No TSA needed.


    Is 45 minutes enough time to get from terminal F28 to A20?


  • connections
    Feb 12, 2013
    I am arriving on flight US735 from Manchester, England on 27th February and transferring to flight US 1096 to Raleigh. 1. Will I need to go through Immigration Control at Philidelphia or Raleigh? 2. Will my luggage be automatically transferred to the internal flight? 2. How do I get from terminal A to terminal B and how long should it take?


    You will arrive at PHL at Terminal A-West, and need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bags where indicated. Then go to the ticketing level shared by both TA-West & TA-East and take the terminal connector to Terminal TB/C, where you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate at Concourse B.


  • luggage
    Feb 11, 2013
    Should I pick up my luggage and recheck from US flight 1410 connecting to us flight 796?


    Only if you arrive at PHL from an international flight. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Checked bags
    Feb 10, 2013
    I will be arriving PHL at 8:50 am on US Airways express and need to connect with BA for flight to heathrow at 6:10pm 1) can icheck in bags thru to destination at my flight origin and if so wirh a9hr layover is ther ahigh probability that my bags would be lost 2) am i better off getting my bags from USAir Nd rechecking inat BA later in the day


    If you are concerned about your baggage getting lost, it may be a good idea to claim them on arrival at PHL and re-check them in with BA at their counter. US Airways & British Airways don't belong to the same airline alliance.


  • Help with Connections
    Feb 9, 2013
    Arrive from CLT at B16 7:30PM 2/9/13, need to get to A10 for international flight departing at 9:05PM. Same airline. Any obstacles i need to be aware of?


    At PHL you arrive at Terminal B, Concourse B, and depart from Terminal A-East, Concourse A (gates A1-13) Both Terminals are connected by a post-security walkway (you won't have to go through security check). You have enough time. Just follow signs.


  • terminal connection from Halifax
    Feb 7, 2013
    We are arriving from Halifax, Feb 12 on flight 3335 - connecting for Fort Myers Flight 1157. Which terminal will we arrive and which will we leave from. Thank you


    1. At Halifax, go through US Customs clearance, saving you time at PHL. I was able to get flight 1157, which arrives today at gate D7; however, 3335 was not yet on screen. Open & at 'Flight Information in yellow box add your flight number, click on arrival or departure, and hit "Get Flight Info". Once you know your gate numbers, I suggest you open then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Help with connections
    Jan 30, 2013
    I'm traveling alone and I'm flying us airways express Ft 4142 into Phil then out on US Airway Fl 1939 to Fort Myers Fl . Can you tell me what terminal I will be arriving and what terminal I will be Departing? I only have 35 min !


    At PHL, US Airways & US Airways Express use Terminal A-East for domestic flights. You will arrive At Concourse A-East, which has gates A1-13. There, you simply walk to your next connecting gate (look at overhead screens & your boarding pass for gate number).


    Actually, that is completely incorrect. Your flight from Ithaca will arrive in Terminal F and your flight to Ft. Myers will probably depart from Terminal B. You need to take the post-security US Airways shuttle bus from gate F-14 to Terminal B/C. If by chance your Ft. Myers flight departs from Terminal A, take the shuttle to there instead. 35 minutes is pretty tight so hope your first flight is on time.


  • Getting from Terminal F to Terminal A-We
    Jan 25, 2013
    My daughter is flying alone for the first time , arriving at Terminal F from BTV and she has to get to terminal A for a US Air flight to Munich.How does she get from Terminal F to A? her baggage will be transferred, I know that much, but will she have to go through security again? Is it easy to locate the free shuttle bus that will get her over to A? Which terminal A does she go to? hank you- from an anxious Mom!


    There is a transfer bus in the F Terminal that will take your daughter to or near Terminal A, and the bus is very easy to find. She will not have to go through security again. Her terminal will be marked on the "Departure" screens throughout the airport, and it should not be a problem determining which to go to.


  • from Toronto to Philadelpia to Dublin
    Jan 21, 2013
    My daughter and I are flying from Toronto to Philadelpia and then onto Dublin Ireland at the end of Feb. What do we do when the plane lands and do we get our luggage or does it alreadt get transfered. I have never had a connecting flight before


    Toronto Pierson has US customs clearance, saving time on arrival at PHL. Arrival & departure from PHL depends on the airlines she is taking. Before departure, she needs to make sure that her airlines will transfer bags to end destination - if not, she needs to pick up her bags at PHL and check it in with connecting airline before proceeding to connecting flight. I suggest she opens then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • transfertime international to domestic
    Dec 31, 2013
    January 15th I will be travelling from Amsterdam to San Francisco with a 2 hour transfer in Philadelphia. Will those two hours be enough to get through customs en re-check in my bags (I am a non US-citizen)? I arrive at 3.50 PM, is this generally a busy hour?


    PHL has 7 passenger terminals: TA-West & East, TB, TC, TD, TE & TF - all with corresponding gates. At PHL, you will arrive at Terminal A-West and need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Allow at least 35-45 minutes to connecting terminal. HOWEVER, if your airline from Amsterdam does not transfer bags to your connecting airline at PHL, you would have to reclaim your bag after customs clearance and check it in with your connecting airline. A free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways , makes the following connections: at post-security areas between Terminals A-East/ A-West (at gate A1), and Terminal F (at gate F14), and between Terminals B/C (at gate C16) & F (gate F14). 2 hours should suffice in any case.


  • Enough time
    Dec 25, 2012
    arriving from NEW HAVEN, Piedmont Airlines at 4:37 PM, connecting with US Airways to Venice at 6:35PM. Will we haven enough time. And what terminals


    I cannot tell you at what Terminal of PHL Piedmont Airlines will arrive at. US Airways uses Terminal A-East (A gates), and Terminals B & C, while US Airways Express uses Terminal F - Your ticket & the overhead screens on arrival will indicate flight number & gate. I suggest you open, click on "Airport Map" under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text and how to get around. 2 hours is plenty of time for transfer. Do contact Piedmont to find out if they will transfer your bags to your US Airways flight; if not, you need to pick up your bag and re-check it in at the US Airways counter before going through security check and on to your gate.


  • Enough transfertime?
    Jan 18, 2013
    Hi, I will going to San Francisco from Amsterdam (Europe) on friday Feb 15th going through Philadelphia. My flight from Amsterdam arrives on 3.50 pm and my connecting flight is on 5.50 pm. I've heard a lot of different stories on delays with security. On previous flights I always had a 3 hour margin, but now a 2 and im worried to not making the connection. Also on my return flight to Europe I have 1 hrs 30 between flights coming from SFO to PHL going to Amsterdam...


    As an international arrival you will be processed at Terminal A-West; After customs clearance & baggage re-check-in, allow 35-40 mins for transfer to domestic flight. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


    First, thank you so much for your reply and the link you send. It is helpful. Second, just so I am not misreading it. Does it mean I need to calculate 35-45 min at least for the whole process? Or for both immigration and going through security at the other terminal each, normally? I might be overly worried. I passed through in 08 with 3 hrs to spare and spend 1,5 hrs in a bar to pass time before boarding then lol


    I am facing the similar situation on January 15th. If you want, I could let you know whether I made it or not.


    That would be great, if you could do that. And best of luck (and fun of course) on your trip!


    My plane from Amsterdam had a 45 min delay, and I still made it! (I had to run like Forrest Gump though)


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