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  • Dublin- PHL with connection to Ft. Lauderdale
    Mar 2, 2016
    My husbands flight was delayed in the air leaving him only 40 minutes to get to our connection to ft.lauderdale. He's coming from Dublin. Will he have cleared customs in Dublin? I'm worried he won't make it. I'm waiting at the gate for him. Is there anything I can do to make sure he gets here quicker?


    Yes, he will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All he has to do in PHL is walk from his arrival gate to his departure gate.


  • Global Entry Lines at US Customs in PHL
    Apr 22, 2016
    questions about timing connecting American flights. Check in at LGA to PHL, leave out of Terminal A to MUC, have 1hr 45 min between, luggage should go al the way thru? Tricky on the return arrive PHL 3:45 from VCE, connecting American for a flight LGA leaving at 5:35, American says our bags will go thru, must I collect them at US Customs? Does PHL have a global entry line for going thru customs? If so I believe I could connect on our flights.


    Yes, in PHL you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate. Yes, PHL has Global Entry. Yes, you have enough time.


    Hi! Sorry to post my question this way, but for some reason it does not work otherwise. I am flying from Cincinnati to London Heathrow in May on a Saturday (6pm), with a layover in Philadelphia for 53 minutes. Although the trip is through American Airlines, that flight is operated by Air Wisconsin. My questions: 1. Would 53min be enough time to catch my connection? 2. Do I have to go through any customs/immigration/security in Philadelphia? 3. Will I have to collect my checked bags or will they be transferred to the plane to London automatically? 4. Let's say my flight from Cincinnati is 20min late, and I miss my connected flight. Who would be responsible, and what is the standard policy in such a case? If anyone can help me with these questions I would be very, very grateful! Thank you! Tess


  • Getting from Terminal F to Terminal C
    Feb 25, 2016
    Greetings I arrive at Terminal F at 7:55PM because of a delay and my flight leaves from Terminal C27 at 8:30PM. Does this give me enough time and how does the shuttle work? Thank you kindly,


    it's not impossible. The shuttle is really simple and almost everyone arriving in Terminal F will be using it so it shouldn't be hard to find.


  • connection time query
    Feb 24, 2016
    My Delta flight connection (ATL-PHL connecting with PHL-LHR all one reservation) has been rescheduled by the airline, I did have 1 hr 12 mins in PHL now only 41 mins connection time. Seems very tight, domestic to international, and never been to PHL before will this be possible?


    41 minutes is possible but leaves no wiggle room. I would call Delta and request an alternate routing - maybe they'll give you a nonstop from ATL to LHR.


  • Connection time at Philadelphia
    Feb 20, 2016
    In July, I will be arriving from London at 1.15pm at terminal A and leaving at 3.40pm for Bangor from terminal F. Will I have enough time? Will I have to go through US immigration at Philadelphia? Will I have to take a shuttle? Thank you for your answer.


    Yes, that should be enough time. 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, then go through security and take the shuttle bus to Terminal F.


  • Baggage claims
    Feb 20, 2016
    I am flying from Montreal to Phil, then Phil to Doha, do I need to re-check my luggage in Phil?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation, no, you do not. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Minimum Commection time
    Feb 19, 2016
    What is the minimum connection time from AA international arrival to AA domestic departure?


    90 minutes is the minimum but I recommend 2 hours.


    Feb 17, 2016
    Tomorrow morning, I land in PHL at Gate F39 at 7:00AM. I depart from Gate A11 to Cancun at 7:50AM. Will I make it? Will I have to run? Should I walk or take the shuttle?


    Yes run and take the shuttle. You can make it if your first flight is on-time.


  • connections between T-F and T-C
    Feb 16, 2016
    My flight from EWR reaches Terminal F at 14:53 Hrs and I have next flight from Terminal C gate 31 going to Pittsburg at 16:25 Hrs. I feel time enough for me to reach comfortably. I think I need to take the shuttle departing from T-F gate 14. Please confirm.


    Yes, you have to take the shuttle and yes you have enough time.


  • connection time.. too little?
    Feb 15, 2016
    Hi there, I have read some previous comments and I just want clarification. My first trip to the US will be next month and Im getting concerned with how much time ill have to get to my connecting flight. My flight arrives at PHL at 16:25 terminal A and a connecting flight to orlando at 18:20 also in terminal A, will this be enough time to clear immigration and re check my bags? Also, because Im flying with the same airline all the way through (BA), I thought they check your bags in until your final destination, is this not the same in PHL? Thanks for the help!


    Your bags will be tagged through to Orlando but you will have to claim them in Philadelphia to go through US Customs, then re-check them immediately after at the re-check desk. Your second flight will be operated by American Airlines (possibly both flights will - look closely at your reservation). You should have enough time.


  • Dublin-PHL-Orlando layover time
    Feb 15, 2016
    I am flying Dublin to Philly in June 2016, arriving at 13:50 to Terminal A. I have a connecting flight to Orlando at 15:50, also from Terminal A. Is the 2 hour layover enough time? Do I need to go through immigration, customs, baggage reclaim and re-check?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    Feb 11, 2016


    In Philadelphia you will 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. I do not think you will have to take the shuttle. You should have enough time.


  • Questions about connection
    Feb 9, 2016
    I will be having a 1hr 40 mins connection at Philadephia to Bradley Hartford (AA, Terminal F), from London (AA Terminal A-East). Do I have to claim my luggage and recheck? And if I do, how to get to Terminal F once I recheck my luggage?


    Yes, you will arrive in 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. If you depart from F there is a shuttle bus that connects A and F inside security. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • luggage
    Feb 8, 2016
    I will be arriving at terminal F from Salisbury MD on 13th march on AA,I will then be leaving out of terminal A on an Iberia flight operated by AA,my question is will I need to collect my checked luggage from the first flight and recheck it for the second flight?Thankyou for any help.


    No, you won't need to collect your checked baggage. Just take the shuttle bus inside security from F to A and board your AA flight.


  • Connection Terminal C to A
    Mar 1, 2016
    Hi, I am scheduled to arrive PHL Terminal C Gate C27 at 4:58 pm with a connecting flight Terminal A Gate 13 at 6:05 pm. Do you think this is enough time to walk? Also, I read that there is an East and West Terminal A are they far apart?


    You don't have to ask the same question twice.


    I didn't see the original question. Based on flight statuses, I will be arriving at C29 or C30 and leaving from A10. I have 1:05 between flights and my wife will be in a wheel chair. Both flights are domestic but I'm guessing we have to go through security in T-A. Are we cutting it too close? Thanks.


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