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  • Clearing immigration with visa - enough time?
    Jan 9, 2016
    Hi, I'm travelling in late April from Manchester UK through Philadelphia, arriving 1340, with a 1540 flight on to Cleveland. I have a work visa so I cannot use electronic immigration lanes. Does this give me enough time? Thanks.


    Yes, I think that will still be enough time.


    Thanks, ZAP


  • immigration
    Jan 8, 2016
    coming back from jamaica through philli and have a 90 min layover before plane to detroit departs. sounds too close?


    That's just right on the minimum time. So it's possible but carries some risk if your flight from Jamaica is delayed or if there are long lines.


  • Arriving 1952 Terminal A departing terminal F 2050
    Jan 5, 2016
    Will there be enough time for the connecting flight going from terminal A-East to F in less than one hour? Concerned about the arrival and depart times of 1952 arrival/2050 departure.


    That is enough time if the first flight is domestic and on-time. There is a shuttle inside security from A to F.


  • Do we clear customs in Philadelphia?
    Jan 4, 2016
    Am flying in from Heathrow via Philadelphia to San Diego (American Airlines).. Do I need to pick up my luggage and clear customs or does my luggage go straight through to San Diego


    Yes, 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.


    Thanks so much.


  • Re-checking luggage
    Jan 4, 2016
    Hello! I will be flying to PHL from BNA (Nashville) then to London and Spain all with the same airline, will I have to re-check my luggage at any point on those layovers? Thanks!


    No, on your way to Spain you will not see your bags between Nashville and Spain.




  • Connection Time
    Jan 4, 2016
    Hello, I will be arriving at PHL from SJU (San Juan, PR) and departing from PHL to Boston. I have a 45 minute connection in PHL. Is that enough time?


    If your first flight is on-time that is enough time. All you have to do at PHL is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 36 min layover.. WILL I MAKE IT?
    Jan 1, 2015
    first time going from LaGuardia (LGA) through Philadelphia (PHL) to LA (LAX). my flight is on Jan 4th and connection time at PHL is 36 min. WILL I MAKE IT?!?!


    That is barely enough time if your first flight is on-time. All gates at Philadelphia are connected inside security.


  • Distance between terminals
    Dec 31, 2015
    I am flying from Seattle to London via Philadelphia. I'll be issued boarding pass till London from Seattle. Do I have to go through the immigration in Philadelphia and if yes how much time it will take as the connecting flight is within 90 mins.


    There is no US immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


    Thanks a lot for a quick response.


  • immigration procedures
    Dec 30, 2015
    Arriving from Manchester UK in March at terminal A and leaving from terminal 0 which does not appear on the airport terminal map. We have 1hour 50mins before the flight to DCA. Is there enough time for immigration, security and transfer between terminals?


    There is no Terminal 0. What airline are you flying on your second flight? If it's AA then you will depart from A, B, C, or F. You should have enough time.


    Thanks for the reassurance. It is AA. I will go ahead and book the tickets.


  • International arrival/Connectiing Flight
    Dec 29, 2015
    Hi. We are arriving from Manchester (UK) on American Airlines at 13,45pm. Our connecting flight to Miami is at 15.54pm.also with American Airlines. I understand we will clear customs on arrival at Philadelphia will we have to change terminals once cleared? Thank you


    Yes, that is correct. You have enough time. All terminals at PHL are connected both inside and outside security.


  • Terminal "F"
    Dec 25, 2015
    Update - Terminal "F" is open to passengers being dropped off - you no longer have to go through Terminal "E", or take a shuttle from Terminal "C". The drop-off zone at Terminal "F" is open, and there is a TSA screening/security check area in Terminal "F".


  • Is There a Drop-off point at Terminal "F"
    Dec 24, 2015
    I'll be dropped-off and flying out of Terminal "F" in the morning, on AA. It doesn't appear that there is a drop-off point at Terminal "F". Will I have to be dropped off at Terminal "E" and walk to Terminal "F"?


    Yes, you will.


  • 35min connection christmas day!
    Dec 24, 2015
    I will be arriving at terminal F from newark at 6:51 am and my flight to miami leaves from terminal C at 7:35 am... Really scared i will miss my flight is this doable ????? Wouldnt the gates close earlier ? Help!! Leaving tomorrow which is christmas day!!!


    It is doable if your flight from Newark is on time. Flights almost never close early unless everyone is already boarded, despite what airlines say.


  • OK to leave PHL during a long layover
    Dec 23, 2015
    Hi, we fly from Lax to PHL next Sat and then get a connecting flight (7hrs later) to Dublin. Is it possible to leave the airport in that time? GO out and come back through security for the Dublin flight? I'm presuming our bags will be checked through to Dublin, so we won't have those with us, but not sure. Tks!


    Yes, you can leave the airport and go back through security if you bring your Dublin boarding pass with you.


    Tks ZAP! That's great to know.


  • American Airlines from Fort Lauderdale -PHL to London connection
    Dec 23, 2015
    Hello - just had a cancelled flight and BA has put on a connection with 80 minutes between Fort Lauderdale Amercian Airlines Flight and PHL to London BA flight. Does anyone know which terminals these flights come into and out of and if this is enough time? thanks


    You will arrive in Terminal A, B or C and depart from Terminal A All you have to do in PHL is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Many thanks for that - Happy Holidays!


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