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  • 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.


  • Do you go through security again when going from terminal A to F?
    May 7, 2015
    We have 45 minutes in between our connecting flight. The flight arrives at Terminal A but departs at Terminal F. I know we will need to take a shuttle, but will we also have to go through security again? If so, will that be enough time?


    No, you will not have to go through security again. it should be barely enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Hi Kelly. Last time I was there I was supposed to have close to 2 hours layover time. Unfortunately the first flight was delayed so my layover time was down to 1hr30. Same case as yours, arrived at Terminal A and depart at Terminal F. I made it to Terminal F just in time to get onto the next flight. good luck to you.


  • 56 minutes layover- enough time?
    Apr 27, 2015
    My US Air flight arrives in Philly at 12:49 pm at terminal F and my next flight leaves at 1:45 pm from terminal C. will I have enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. There is a shuttle bus connecting F and the other terminals inside security.


  • domestic flight to Phlly connecting to Cancun 1 hour
    Apr 23, 2015
    Do I have to go through security from my domestic flight from PWM when going to next terminal to catch my flight to Cancun at Philadelphia internal ? and can I make it in 1 hour???? HELP


    No, you do not have to go through security. If you arrive in Terminal F you can take a shuttle bus inside security to your departure terminal. If you arrive in a different terminal you can just walk to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you Zap! I was going crazy! I have always done direct flight out of BOS , so helpful!


  • 1 hour 30 mins for connection (YUL-PHL-PIT)
    Apr 19, 2015
    I am flying from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia. I will have 1 hour 30 mins to go from Terminal F to Terminal B. Would that be enough? I am worried about the US immigration. Do I have to go through immigration at Philadelphia, or do I go through preclearance at Montreal? I will only have carry-ons.


    You will go through preclerance in Montreal. All you have to do is take the shuttle bus from F to B. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you very much, ZAP!


  • Lisbon to Detroit via Philadelphia
    Apr 15, 2015
    Hello ~ I am looking at a returning flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Detroit, MI via Philadephia. The returning flight from Lisbon has a 1 hour 55 minute layover in Philadelphia before my connection to Detroit. Will this be ample time to clear customs and make my connections? I will be traveling on US Airways. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • transfers between terminal F and terminal A
    Apr 15, 2015
    Our US Airways flight lands at 5:12 pm and our next flight leaves at 6:25 pm in Terminal A (don't know which one yet) - and realize there is a shuttle to take - will we have enough time w/o having to make a mad dash to the gate? Thanks in advance for the help!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if the first flight is on-time.


    Thx! Key words are "if on time" For the first flight. How much of a delay could there be and still be able to make our flight going from terminal F to A?


    I think your flight could arrive as late as 5:45 or 5:50 and you'd be OK


    Apr 15, 2015
    Hello, I am on international flight from LHR connecting in PHL to RDU and need to change from Terminal A West to Terminal B. Can you please help me with below. Q1. First go through Immigration? where ? Q2. Collect Baggage ? Where? Q3. Go through Customs? Where as an location? closer to A or B terminal? Q4. Transfer Luggage exactly where? its US airways connection? Q5. Will I go through security check again? before or after luggage transfer? Q6. Any shuttle service? if so, how far? Will I have to carry luggage to shuttle? Thank You.


    You will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through us customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk immediately after. All these things are right after each other and you will be funneled there - it's not possible to get lost. Then you will go up to the departure level and through security and walk to your departure gate. You won't have to take a shuttle.


  • MAD - PHL - SFO
    Apr 14, 2015
    I'm taking flights AA741 and AA719 from Madrid to San Francisco, with layover of 2h 30 min at PHL. So I was wondering if I'd have to pick up my luggage when connexioning flights. Also if that's time enough. I'm spanish, and I booked those flights together. thank u


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will claim your baggage after going through US Immigration in Philadelphia, then go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Questions
    Apr 12, 2015
    Im flying on QATAR AIRWAYS from DOH and lands at Terminal A, and a domestic connection from PHL to BNA on US Airways flying out from Terminal F. Time in between is an hour and 55 minutes. After reading all these comments and reviews I decided not to have checked luggage so that I will have extra minutes to make the connecting flight in Terminal F. How long does it normally take to get through C&I for international passengers? and do i get my boarding pass straight to BNA from where I am flying from or do I have to check in again at PHL to get a new boarding pass before flying on US Airways?


    You should have plenty of time. Qatar airways should be able to issue your US Airways boarding pass.


  • Short Layover Before A Connection
    Apr 12, 2015
    We only have a short 90 minute layover before catching a connection and I'm worried about the timing. Our flight (US Airways): Cancun-PHL: Arrive at 4:23 Departure PHL at 5:55- Halifax NS Canada Do I have to clear customs in Philadelphia or is my luggage just transferred to my next flight and I clear in Halifax? Thanks!


    Yes, in Philadelphia you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk. Then go through security and to your departure gate. You will barely have enough time. You will go through Canadian immigration when you get to Halifax.


  • 35 minute domestic-to-domestic connection
    Apr 10, 2015
    US wants to give me a 35 minute connection from ORD to connect to a flight to SJU. Is this possible and will my checked luggage make it?


    Yes, it's possible, but it doesn't leave much time to spare in case your first flight is delayed.


  • Philadelphia terminal d to terminal a walking time
    Apr 7, 2015
    Is there a transport between D and A. My wife can't walk very fast


    There are moving walkways between all the terminals. It's not really that far. If she has a lot of trouble walking you should request wheelchair service.


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