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  • Luggage connection
    Dec 14, 2014
    Hello, I'm travelling from Quebec city to Colombia. I have one stop in PHL and another one in Miami. Do I need to pick up my luggage at some point? I don't think we have US customs in YQB airport.. will I need to take my luggage in PHL? thank you


    And then when I will arrive in MIAMI, do I need to take my luggage again since i'm going to Colombia or the luggage will go by themself to Colombia from miami?


    Yes, in Philadelphia you will collect your baggage to go through US Customs then re-check it at the transfer desk. You will not have to do anything with it in Miami.


  • Luggage pick up
    Dec 12, 2014
    My daughter will be flying into the PHA on Tues from MOntreal. She will have checked bags do they go straight through to her final destination which is the Pittsburgh airport.?


    Yes, she will go through US Immigration and Customs in Montreal and won't have to do anything with her bags again until she gets to Pittsburgh.


  • Is 44 minutes enough time to change planes?
    Dec 10, 2014
    I'll be traveling from Nashville to Islip, connecting 44m in Philly.


    Yes, that should be enough time although your flight to Islip will leave from Terminal F. If your flight from Nashville does not arrive in Terminal F, you will have to take a shuttle bus to Terminal F, and in that case you will have very little time to spare.


  • Dublin
    Dec 9, 2014
    I am flying US Airways LGA to PHL, and then American Airways PHL to Dublin, with a 1hr 5 min connection time, on 23rd of Dec. Is this enough time, and how likely are delays?


    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. Delays on flights coming out of LGA are pretty common, but the airlines do put in a lot of cushion to account for that.


  • 40 min,is that enough to change a flight
    Dec 8, 2014
    iam traveling from Chicago to Allentown,i have to change the flight in PHL,but i only have 40 min to change the flight,is that enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time but doesn't leave much to spare as you will have to take a bus from your arrival terminal to Terminal F where your Allentown flight will depart.


  • Connection on Philadelphia airport
    Dec 4, 2014
    Hi, I am traveling from Cincinnati OH to Doha,Qatar and i have one stop on Philadelphia airport i will arrive in gate F and i have to go to Gate A which is flight to different country and i have 1 hour 32 minutes do you think it's enough? do we have to go through security check?


    All you have to do is take the shuttle bus from Terminal F to Terminal A. You do not have to go through security. You have plenty of time.


  • PHL Connection Flight Time
    Dec 4, 2014
    I've just reserved a ticket from Cairo to Indianapolis on Qatar Airways, it goes through Doha then PHL. The connection flight time in PHL airport is only 1 and 19 minutes. Is this enough time to claim my baggage and finish all the security/customs check?


    That is 11 minutes shorter than the minimum time for that connection. You probably still have a good chance of making it, so I would try it.


    thank you , I would take the risk and try it :)


  • Connecting flights
    Dec 1, 2014
    Hi, I am travelling from Toronto to Kathmandu via Philadelphia and Doha but transit time in Philadelphia is 2hours and 1 hour 20 min in Doha. Is this time enough to catch the airlines?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Same in Doha.


    Thank you very much


  • Connection to Orlando
    Nov 25, 2014
    We are flying with US Airways from Manchester, England to Orlando, FL via PHL. We have a 1 hr 59 min connection time. I have never been through PHL before so not exactly sure how it works...I presume as PHL will be our first port of call in the USA we will have to collect our baggage and drop it off somewhere after immigration? Both flights are with US Airways, will we land and depart from the same terminal? Also, is 1hr 59mins enough to get through to the gate before the next flight departs? Many Thanks in advance for any help and advice!


    You will arrive in Terminal A, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage at the transfer desk, then go up to the departure level, through security, and to your departure gate, which will either be in Terminal A or in a nearby terminal connected by walkways. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Many Thanks for all the really useful information...sounds pretty straight-forward! I will just hope we get into PHL on time! :)


  • concerned dad
    Nov 22, 2014
    My daughter is flying with a connecting flight in PHL. She arrives at Gate A3 and has to go to F38 for her connecting flight and she has an hour to do that. What will be the fastest way of getting to her connecting gate?


    US Airways has a shuttle bus directly from terminal A to terminal F.


  • 90 mins layover CUN-PHL-LHR
    Nov 11, 2014
    i am flying United from cancun to London via PHL with only 1 and a half hrs connection and i assume i need to clear customs and immigration (non us citizen with a US tourist visa). will that be sufficient? thanks!


    sorry i meant US airways


    Yes, it is enough time, but it leaves little to no time to spare in case of delays.


  • Customs
    Nov 6, 2014
    I'm considering buying a ticket, but am concerned about the connection time. It arrives from Madrid at 16:05 and my connecting flight leaves at 17:49. Will I have enough time to get through customs and make my connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Flight from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL
    Nov 4, 2014
    Hi all, I am looking to book a flight and have limited options. I'm flying from Bermuda to Newark NJ via PHL. The layover is 1hr 10 mins which doesn't sound like a lot of time to me. We are only taking carry on luggage. Is this even possible to make on time? I have never been to PHL airport, so I'm not sure what exactly I'm dealing with. Any help is appreciated!


    Bermuda has US Customs and Immigration preclearance so your arrival into PHL will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your departure gate is likely in Terminal F so you will have to take a shuttle bus (which runs inside security) there. You have enough time.


  • Flight from Montreal via PHL to London Heathrow
    Oct 31, 2014
    Hi, American Airlines did a schedule change on my return flight to Europe, sending me via PHL rather than a direct flight from Montreal. I am concerned about my layover time, which is only 1H30 (I didn't get to choose) I am a Belgian citizen with a valid ESTA. Should I be concerned about possibly missing my connection to London? Will I have to pick up my baggages / clear customs in that time frame? Max.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal. Your arrival into PHL will be like a domestic flight. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will likely arrive in Terminal F and depart from Terminal A, which are connected inside security by a shuttle bus.


    Thank you a lot for your information ! I got AA to schedule my London flight to a later one, allowing me 2 hours and 30 minutes. Thanks for your help. Max


  • Flight from Minneapolis to Dublin via PHL
    Oct 29, 2014
    If I fly from Minneapolis to Dublin, with a one hour twenty minute layover in Philadelphia, will this be enough time to transfer without missing my second flight? Is it possible? Would it be very close - me running through the airport? I am a Spanish citizen - not sure how that would affect transfer time (if I need to pick up my bags or anything).


    You don't have to do anything with your bags. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time if your first flight is on-time.


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