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  • AA and US Air
    Jun 9, 2015
    We have 30 minutes between flights. We have to switch from American Airlines to US Air. Is this going to be possible?


    Yes, it is possible but obviously leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.


  • making international connection
    Jun 4, 2015
    wife and I are flying from CMH (Columbus ) at 3:40pm should arrive phl at 5:22 (there scheduled time)...flight 718 to rome is scheduled to leave at 6:25 pm....our cmh flight originates in phl... notice that have noticed that the phl flight to cmh is usually late, making the cmh/phl flight late , also....I was told there is a shuttle bus which wou9ld yake customers from one terminal to long does it take to get from f to a?


    You should have enough time. The Shuttle bus should take around 15 minutes.


    thanks.....if every flight was on time, I know I would have enough air usually arrives terminal b or c, but, agent said they could also arrive at air let us down once before on a flight to venice a few years ago...had to scramble like crazy to make a new connection out of pit.....


  • International to domestic process
    Jun 3, 2015
    I'm arriving at PHL from Montego Bay Jamaica. What is the order of events as far as customs, re-checking bags, and going through security again? Also, I intend to have bottles of rum and pounds of coffee when we return, likely purchased at the MBJ airport, will I have to fit those items into my luggage at PHL? We have 4 hours, so I'm sure it's enough time, but I would like to be prepared. Any info will help.


    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. Yes, you will have to put your liquor in your checked bags before you recheck them.


    Thank you for the quick response. Since I have so much time, someone told me I have to go downstairs to the Philly shop that will have a very long line, for a proper Philly cheesesteak. What is the name of that restaurant?


  • question on getting drop off at terminal F
    May 27, 2015
    can I just get drop off in front of terminal f and walk in for flight leaving terminal f and os course head to screening are or do I have to ge by e/f parking garage via sky walkway or I know I could go terminal c and take shuttle to f


    F doesn't have its own check in/security area. you have to go through E.


    So can I get drop off at terminal E with out using the skywalk or shuttle I thought there was a security area at terminal F entrance


    Sorry, you're right, Terminal F does have a security checkpoint, but it is currently under construction. Terminal F does not currently have its own baggage claim, which confused me. You can go to E or F.


    So your saying I can be dropped off and enter terminal E or f and go thru security This construction stuff is just confusing me Trying to find the easiest way to be dropped off at airport and leave on my flight from Terminal F Thanks for your help


    May 27, 2015
    Flying from White Plains Airport to TLV, via Philadelphia Airport, all booked on one ticket with US Air. Is 2 hours layover enough time? WIll I have to claim my luggage and recheck it? Will I have to go through security a second time?


    All you have to do in Philadelphia is take the shuttle bus from Terminal F where you will arrive to Terminal A where you will depart. It runs inside security. You do not have to do anything with your baggage. You should have plenty of time.


  • Manchester UK - San Fran via PHL
    May 19, 2015
    Hi, I'm looking to fly from Manchester UK to San Francisco via Philadelphia on USairways, it will be a Saturday outbound and inbound. On the way there get to PHL at 1:40pm and there's a 2h 25m wait to catch the flight to SFO at 4:05pm. Is this enough time to change given immigration/security checks etc? Coming back leave SFO at 10:45am get to PHL 7:20pm with 1h 40m wait to change for 9:00pm flight to Manchester. Will this be enough time to change? Will the return be quicker as I will have cleared immigration/security at SFO? Thanks


    Yes, 2 hr 25 minutes is enough time for immigration, customs, and security on your way to San Franscisco. On the return to Manchester all you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, no immigration or security required.


  • Please correct me!
    May 16, 2015
    I let my husband book our trip to Cancun, and I think it was a mistake. He got us on a flight that, on the return leg, makes a connection in Philadelphia landing at 6:53PM and leaving for Minneapolis at 8:22. When I saw this, I was immediately worried. These are my thoughts about how the night will go: Land at 6:53 Off plane at 7:00 Use bathroom, start walk to customs at 7:05 Arrive at Customs at 7:12 Leave Customs at 7:25 Arrive at Immigration at 7:30 Depart Immigration at 7:40 Get bags, recheck them at bag drop at 7:47 Walk to security, arriving at 7:55 Thru security at 8:10 Arriving at Terminal B and our assigned gate at 8:20 Not enough time! Please tell me where I'm slipping up, or if I got that correct and should rebook with the airline. This takes place on a Sunday, and I've got an important meeting I can't miss on Monday. Please Help!


    Well, you don't have the order of events right. Also you have the customs and immigration and re-check orocess taking you 35 minutes. It really shouldn't take that long ate on a Sunday in Philadelphia. Your connection is certainly possible if uyour flight from Cancun is on-time.


    I forgot to mention, the flight was booked separately. Will that change things? Will we have to recheck bags? If so, can we still make it?


    You will have to claim your bags anyway to go through US Customs. If both tickets are on US Airways then you can show your second booking to the agent in Cancun and she should be able to tag your bags through to MSP so you can re-check them at the transfer desk in PHL.


  • Expedited customs and immigration
    May 15, 2015
    I arrive from Rome, Italy at 3:50 pm and leave for BWI at 5:35 pm. Is there expedited customs and immigration for connections such as this?


    No there is not. What airlines are you flying and where are you connecting? Were your tickets purchased on one reservation or separately?


  • Enough time?
    May 10, 2015
    I'm arriving from Amsterdam at 1.25PM with USAirlines at Philadelphia Airport, and departure 4.05 with American Airlines to Miami. Will 2 hours and 40 minutes be enough for this connection?


    Yes. 2 hours and 40 minutes is more than enough time. Customs and immigration will only take an hour. As long as your flight isn't delayed more than an hour, you should have no issues.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    May 10, 2015
    Hi. On Sunday May 31, I will be flying from Montego Bay to Philadelphia. The plane lands in Philadelphia at 6:50PM. I have been tracking the flight for a week now and it normally arrives within five minutes of 6:50PM at either A East or A West. Our seats on this plane are literally in the last row. We then have to go through Customs and Immigration at PHL, and catch an 8:24PM flight to Baltimore leaving from Terminal C (you'd think such a short flight would go from F, but it's an A320 so it'll leave from C). Is a 1hr 34min layover coming from an A321 where our seats are at the very back? After customs and immigration, is there a security checkpoint that directly lines up with terminal C? I'd appreciate the help.


    You should be OK, Lines at immigration and security shouldn't be bad that late in the evening.


  • Do you go through immigration when changing to go to Cancun
    May 6, 2015
    Hi, I am travelling BA from London Heathrow and changing at Philadelhia on a U.S. airways flight to Cancun. Will we need to collect our bags and go through immigration?


    Yes, 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.


  • London > PHL then PHL > CHS
    May 4, 2015
    I arrive from London at 2pm on Delta, go through customs, then have to fly to CHS on American/Usairways. at 3:40pm. Is this going to work as far as time goes?


    Did you purchase separate tickets or did you purchase your tickets together? If separately I don't think you will get through immigration and to your bags and to customs in-time to re-check them with US Airways. It's possible if your flight arrives early and everything goes very smoothly, but if anything goes wrong or there is a delay you won't make it.


  • Terminal C to Terminal A
    May 1, 2015
    Hello, I am flying from PEARSON, FLIGHT US6409 arriving at 19:35 in terminal C. I have a connecting flight in terminal A for flight #AY4129 to Dublin. Do I need to go through US customs/security/re-check in? I am worried that I will not have enough time between flights for all of this?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. They are connected by walkways inside security.


    That's great thanks! Would it be the same on the way back? Pre clearance in Dublin before connecting in philly? It's the same two terminals. I really appreciate your help!


    Yes, it will be the same on the way back since Dublin has preclearance.


  • Flight Connections
    Apr 30, 2015
    Flight arrives from SAN at 19:39, US Airways Flight 581, departs for SNN (Ireland) at 21:10 BA2296. Will I have time to connect and clear security, emigration. I'm unsure if baggage is connected?


    You do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. you will not have to go through security either. All you have to do in PHL is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both flights are US Airways/American Airlines.


    Thanks very much ZAP. Reassuring. This is the return leg from SAN to SNN on the red eye.


  • Terminal A west to Terminal F in two hours
    Apr 28, 2015
    Im flying from Dublin Ireland, into terminal A west. Ive been told by some that I do pre-clearance customs in ireland, so i only need to go through security? Also do I do this before I take the shuttle to terminal F? HELP. can someone just lay out how this whole thing will happen.


    You won't even have to go through security in Philadelphia. Your arrival into Philadelphia will be like a domestic flight. You just have to take the shuttle to Terminal F. You have plenty of time.


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