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  • Just curious
    Dec 20, 2015
    I have flown through Philadelphia in the past, but this time I am going to be making a connection at 10 p.m. Does anyone know, do the terminal shuttles run that late at night? I really don't want to try to get from Terminal F to Terminal A and go back through security that late at night.


    Yes, the shuttles operate until the last flight has arrived or departed from Terminal F.


  • Connection from Terminal F to A
    Dec 20, 2015
    Hi, My AA flight from PVD and arrived PHL terminal F at 7:00am , I have 55 minutes to catch my connection flight at 7:55am in Terminal A,should I have enough time ? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. American operates a shuttle inside security from F to A.


  • Flight to Dublin
    Dec 18, 2015
    Hi we are flying from Washington, DCA at 6:42 arriving in Philly at 7:45 in Terminal F. We are leaving next week. Our Flight to Dublin will then leave at 9:10, leaving us approximately 1h15. Will that be enough time so close to the Holidays?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in PHL is take a shuttle bus from Terminal F to Terminal A inside security. There is nothing that will slow you down in PHL.


  • Question
    Dec 18, 2015
    Hello, I am flying into Philidelphia airport on a connection flight. I arrive into gate F and have an hour to get to gate A for my next flight. Do i need to go through security again or can i just take the shuttle bus staright to gate A?


    I do this a few times a year. I land at F at 6:30 and have an hour to get to the main terminals. Look for signs for the shuttle to main terminals (on the way back shuttles to F) - or ask somebody at the gate when you land. You don't have to go back through security but lines for the shuttle can build up. It's a hustle but I've never missed my flight.


  • 44 min changed by AA
    Dec 18, 2015
    Hi- family of 5, have 44 minutes between flights due to AA changing it on us. Coming in terminal A depart Terminal B to ST Thomas. You say there is a shuttle, can you be more specific about getting that? Or can we walk fast between those two terminals? Kids are teens, so easy to move. Would the airline staff expedite our party if first plane is late, considering they are the ones that changed the time? We even bought seats close to the front of plane so we could get off faster. Stressful way to begin a holiday to St Thomas.


    You don't have to take a shuttle to get from A to B, just walk/run. There's no way that staff can "expedite" your group as all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If your flight is on-time you have enough time.


    Thanks. Hope we leave on time. Wearing our sneakers for a little jog between flights.


  • Flight AA751 from BRU to PHL with connected flight AA1705 To Tampa
    Dec 14, 2015
    Hello, my brother, who doesn't speak English, will arrive on 121/19 from Brussels with flight AA751 at 1:40PM. He will then have to take the 3:50PM connected flight AA1705 to Tampa. I believe he will arrive at International Terminal A, will have to go through Immigration, then collect his luggage, go through Customs, then go to the terminal where is connecting flight will leave, re-check his luggage, and then go through security before going to the departing gate. As he does not speak English, I would appreciate if someone could give me a walk-through of the different steps he will have to go through (including the Terminal for his departing flight) with as much detail as possible in regards to the directions/signs he will have to follow so I can translate them for him. Thank you in advance for your help.


    You have the procedure correct. He will depart from Terminal A, B, or C. They are all directly connected to each other both inside and outside security. The re-check desk is right after Customs.


    Thank you for confirming the major steps. However, I was hoping to read a more detailed procedure including the signs/directions to go from one step to the next and how to get to the terminal he will depart from. Keep in mind that he does speak English and only speaks French which will make hard for him to ask for directions/help and does not much layover. I will translate all the details I can get except of course the sings he will have to follow. Thank you


    I'm sorry, I haven't been through US Immigration at Philadelphia so I can't provide any specific experience. However, the process is not difficult. despite its somewhat imposing layout PHL is not much bigger than BRU and all gates are connected inside security, so once he re-checks his bags, he can't screw up "where" to go through security as all checkpoints will allow him to get to his departure gate.


  • Help please!
    Dec 9, 2015
    Hello, I am traveling to Newark from London Heathrow via Philadephia on Tuesday and I have over 3 hours connection time so I am not worried about that. What I am worried about is my flight home! On Sunday 20th December I will be flying home from Newark via Philly again. This time I only have 75 minutes. My question is, because I have checked my bags at Newark in America and I am connecting in Philly which is in America to go to London - will I need to collect my bags and go through security again or can I simply just head to my next terminal!? So confused and I don't wanna spend my full holiday worrying about my journey home :-(! Any response would be brill! Thankyou! Cathy


    On your way back to London you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security in Philadelphia. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Really!? So it will definitely all get checked through to London at Newark? Literally all I have to do is go from my arrival terminal to my departure terminal? You've put my mind at rest so much Thankyou!! So 75mins will be enough to go from one terminal to another? Thanks again!!


    Yes, that's all you have to do in PHL. Yes, you have enough time.


  • MAN to PHL to YYZ
    Dec 8, 2015
    Hi We will be flying from Manchester, UK to Toronto, Canada via Philadelphia. We arrive into Philadelphia at 1.50 PM and depart at 3.42pm. Total layover is 1 hr 52 mins. I believe we will arrive at terminal A and depart from terminal F, I understand this will require a shuttle bus? Also will we be required to clear USA immigration, collect the bag then re-check it? And ultimately is the layover time enough? Thanks in advance. Andrew


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and (likely) take the shuttle bus to Terminal F (some Toronto flights now depart from B or C, which doesn't require the shuttle bus). You should barely have enough time.


  • Enough time on American for connecting flight?
    Dec 7, 2015
    Flying American from lga connecting to flight to Aruba. We have 43 minutes from 1 flight to another. Is this enough time?


    It is enough time if the first flight is on-time but leaves no time to spare. You may have to take a shuttle bus from Terminal F to your departure gate in Terminal A.


    Ugh. Why does AA find the need to add drama. They have changed our flight times twice already. Ironically, flight is leaving earlier and getting in later. Thanks for the reply though. Hoping the flirst leg leaving at 5:59 is in eventful.....


  • Connecting flights...terminal change
    Dec 4, 2015
    Will be traveling from houston bush international to Long Island islip. How do I get from one terminal to the much time do I need between connections.


    American runs a shuttle bus inside security from the other terminal to Terminal F where your flight to Islip will depart. 45 minutes would be about the minimum with for this connection, with 1 hour preferable.


  • Connection AMS MIA
    Dec 16, 2015
    Hi I'm flying with a group of five two seniors, two adults and a child from Amsterdam to Miami with AA 799, with connection in Philadelphia arriving at 4.00 pm, the plane leaves at 17.35 pm its the same plane im ariving with. AA changed the flight time from 2 hours to 95 minutes is it enough to go through customs etc. etc. I've tried to change the flights so i have more time but AA help me unless i pay 400 $ each  and another 75$ fee.


    It will not be the same plane, even if it is the same flight number. 95 minutes is more than the minimum international to domestic connection time at Philadelphia so you should have enough time if you arrive on-time. There are other later flights to Miami if your flight is delayed.


    Thanks for your answer ZAP I've already called AA and they told me this flight will be the same plane. I checked flightradars history and about 50% of all AA799 flight will be the same plane. The woman told me that we will be place in a secured zone, never heard of it . Your answer that i have enough time is good for me even more when you say there will be more flights when we are delayed. Landmarq


  • flight from manchester 16th december
    Dec 1, 2015
    we as a family are flying to orlando on the 16th december with a connection in phlly man to philly AA735 due 1350 philly to mco AA723 due 1600 do we have to clear customs first and is AA723 from the same terminal as we arrive in from manchester thanx


    You will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You will depart from Terminal A, B, or C. They are all connected inside security. You have enough time.


  • Is 70 mins enough to connect from Tampa to Manchester flights?
    Nov 29, 2015
    Hi, we're due to land at 19.50 on Saturday and our flight to Manchester is due to depart at that enough time ?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 30min layover in PHL enough time? [IND-->PHL-->TOR]
    Nov 29, 2015
    I am landing in PHL Terminal C at 8:05pm with my flight leaving to Toronto from Terminal A at 8:35pm. Is there enough time to make this connection assuming my flight is on time?


    That is barely enough time assuming your first flight is on-time. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, be aware that some Toronto flights leave from Terminal F, which requires taking a shuttle, which would make the connection much more difficult.


  • 1hr 49mins connection
    Nov 29, 2015
    I will be travelling from London Heathrow to ATL connecting through PHL with delta booked under the same reservation. Would I need to clear security and collect my bags or will it be checked through to ATL? My layover time is 1hr 49mins. Is this sufficient?


    Yes, in Philadelphia you will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, which will be in Terminal A, B, or C.


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