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I will be arriving in PHL from LHR on BA scheduled for 5:30 pm. I will be purchasing a separate ticket from PHL to PHX. The last flight is at 8:05. Will I be able to recheck my bags right after I clear customs or will I need to go to the ticket counter since they will not be tagged to my final destination. Is the timeframe do-able with global entry?
You will have to go to the check-in counter to check your bags. With Global Entry that should be enough time.
I am flying this fall on AA from RDU to PHL arriving at 2:51 pm. I have an international connection flying on Iberia which I think is affiliated with AA, leaving for Rome at 6:25pm. Do I have to retrieve my luggage upon arrival at PHL and then check in again with Iberia flight and customs? WIll I have enough time if this is the case?
There is no US Customs when leaving the US. Also, Iberia does not fly to Philadelphia, so your second flight is is also on American. If everything is on the same reservation all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.
unfortunately the tickets were booked separately. not sure if RDU will tag luggage to go on to next flight even if I provide proof of second flight
arriving at terminal D from LAX need to meet family in Terminal B gate B3 Baggage D
If I am understanding this correctly, you need to meet your family at the baggage claim in Terminal B, so after you land in Terminal D, don't proceed through to the un-secure area of the airport, but instead walk over to Terminal B, and either meet your family at gate B3, or proceed to the Terminal B baggage area.
Flying on AA from Venice with a 2:15 layover and then flying out on AA to SF. Is this enough time to get through customs and board our next flight? Will we need to change terminals? If so, will that be a problem?
Customs at PHL usually is not too busy. But you will need to collect your luggage, re-check it, and pass through security again. However, once you are past one of the 6 security check-points, you are free to go to any of the 7 terminals without having to go through security again. All international flights arrive in terminal A-West, so if your connecting flight is in Terminal A-East you should definitely be good, even if your connecting flight is in B or C, you shouldn't have an issue. Figure 30 minutes at customs/immigration, 15 minutes to re-check your luggage, and 30-45 minutes tops passing through security again. Thats roughly 1.5 hours.