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  • International Transit
    May 30, 2013
    I have a friend coming on US Air from Germany connecting with US Air Express (Terminal F) for Toronto with limited knowledge of English language. He has two hours and 15 minutes to make it, if flight does not get delayed. I have read from others about the process and I am writing to him detailed instructions. Can someone please tell me exactly where in the baggage re-check is located after custom clearance in Terminal A. Also what will be the quickest way (escalator up or down? and where) for him to reach Gate A1 for the shuttle. I really appreciate help.


    All international arrivals at PHL are processed in Terminal A-West (TA-West(which shares ticketing level with TA-East). From stepping off the plane until going through customs clearance, he will follow all other passengers: After going through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance - for baggage re-check follow signs to baggage re-check and to US Airways shuttle (easy to recognize). The US Airways shuttle leaves at gate A1, taking him to gate F14 of Terminal F, which hasConcourses 1 with gates F1-F9, Concourse 3 with gates F24-39, and Concourse 2 with gates F10-23. He has plenty of time for transfer.


    Thank you so much.


  • Arrival Term.l A - Departure Term F
    May 31, 2013
    Hello everybody i will arrive on PHL Terminal A at June, 15th 13.55 and have to get my next flight to Cleveland on Terminal F at 15.45. Is this doable? What is the best way to get from A to F. Should i take this shuttle bus? Thank you very much!


    You have enough time. Note, however, that if you are an international arrival at PHL, you will arrive at Terminal A-West where you go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and recheck-in your bags, before proceeding to Terminal F. Transfer from Terminal A-East/A-West via US Airways shuttle bus is at gate A1 to Terminal F, gate F14.


    Is it sure that i have to re-check my baggage? My flight to PHL is US Airways and my connecting flight (to Cleveland) is also US Airways. Should the baggage not be transferred to my connecting flight? Maybe one more question to my flight back. I will arrive at PHL Terminal C and my connecting flight is departing from Terminal A in PHL. But i do onlöy have 1:00 hour time get my connecting flight at Terminal A. I think this will be too short. How is the baggage handled in this case (flight back)? Thank you.


    When you arrive in the US from overseas you always have to claim your baggage, then go through customs and re-check. You haven't said if your first flight is international or not. If it's not then you don't have to worry about re-checking.


    Sorry, i forgot to mention that i come in with an internatiomal flight from Germany. But on my way back i will arrive at PHL Terminal C coming from CLE and then depart from Terminal A back to Germany. That means that i do not have to recheck-in my luggage in PHL. So i think one hour should be enough time to get from Terminal C to A, isn't it?


    Yes, on your way TO Germany you won't have to do anything with your baggage. An hour should be enough time.


  • Arriving from Greensboro on USAir
    May 19, 2013
    We are departing for Barcelona. Our flight arrives at 4:29 from Greensboro and the flight to Barcelona departs at 6:25. My wife has limited mobility. Can we make he transfer from Terminal F to Terminal A? Do we have to go back through security?


    No you do not have to go through security on the US Airways shuttle. You should request wheelchair service from US Airways.


  • Worried about Transferring
    May 15, 2013
    I am arriving from Charlotte NC on flight 1578 and will have 2 hours to connect with Flight 742 to Spain. Will I have to pass through security again? What terminals will I arrive on and depart from? Thanks!


    No, you won't have to go through security on the way to Spain and CLT only has one terminal.


    Sorry, thought you were connecting in CLT. The answer about security is still the same and your flight will probably arrive in B and depart from A - which are connected.


  • No Idea about terminals!
    May 14, 2013
    Hi, never used Philadelphia before, will be flying in on US Express from La Guardia and have an hour to find US airways to Manchester England - is this do-able?!


    It's doable but you will have to hurry. You have to take a shuttle from the F-gates.


  • Internation-domestic terminals
    May 14, 2013
    Yikes, couldn't avoid US Air for PHX to Munich via PHL. Arrive May 18 flt 714 depart flt 716. Anyone know inbound terminal - outbound? I have an hour & 40 min. On my return from MUC June 7 flt 717( A west?) I have an hour & a half to get on flt 715 to PHX, will that be terminal F on my outbound? I know I have to clear immigration and recheck my bags. Any help would be appreciated. I have never used PHL that I can recall. Thanks!


    Only US Airways Express flights use Terminal F, so you will not have to go there as all your flights are mainline.


  • How long does it take to get from b to f
    Apr 29, 2013
    How long will it take to get from Terminal B to F? I am on US Ariways flight and have 45 mins to get to terminal F. Will I have enough time


    It's tight but doable. You have to take the US Airways shuttle (which runs on the secure side). How long it exactly takes depends on how long you have to wait for the shuttle.


    Apr 28, 2013


    The free US Airways shuttle at PHL runs between Terminals B/C, at gate C16,to gate F14, no need to go through security check. Terminal B/C has B & C gates on opposite sides, connected by a mall. Your time should suffice.


    Apr 16, 2013
    Hi. I will fly from Paris to Hartford (BDL) connecting in PHL (all flights with US Airways) on Tuesday, 30 april. I assume I will arrive in A West and depart from C. My layover time is 1 hour 55 minutes. Is it enough time to get the connection and do I need to claim my baggage. Thank you!


    On the way from Paris, you will have to claim your baggage in PHL in immigration then re-check it with US Airways after customs. You should have enough time.


    Thank you so much! I can't wait to be there! :-)


  • Terminal F arrive to Term B departure
    Apr 10, 2013
    How far away gate F16 to B15? Is terminal F attached?


    US Airways runs a shuttle from gate C16 to terminal F. You need to take that.


  • connection from Terminal F to A
    Apr 9, 2013
    I am on a flight from Philly to Munich. I arrive from ILM at Terminal F and will need to get to Terminal A for a flight that leaves 1.30 hrs later. There seems to be quite a bit of distance from F to A, will I make it on time? Also do I need to pick up my checked luggage on arrival at terminal F?


    There's a shuttle you can take from F. You will not have to claim baggage checked at the counter in ILM, only any gate-checked baggage.


    Thanks, how many mins does the shuttle take to transfer from terminal F to A?


    Maybe 15 mins, it's a direct bus and they go pretty frequently.


  • FRA - PHL - SWF
    Apr 2, 2013
    Hi. I will fly from Frankfurt to Newburgh (SWF) connecting in PHL with US Airways on Saturday, 20 July. I assume I will arrive in A West and depart from F. Can I take the shuttle without going through security again or can I also walk the whole way? My layover time is over 5 hours. Thank you!


    Since you're an international arrival you'll have to go through immigration and security again in PHL. You'll probably want to go back through security in Terminal A, then take the shuttle over to F (on the secure side) when you're ready.


    At PHL, after passport check, picking up bag, going through customs clearance and re-checking in your bag, take the shuttle bus to Terminal F, where it arrives at gate F14 - no need for security check. TF has Concourses 1 with gates F1-F9, Concourse 3 with gates F24-39, and Concourse 2 with gates F10-23. There is also a US Airways Club in the secured area. You have plenty of time to each & shop, if you want to.


    Thank you! So just to be clear -- after immigration and customs I will re-check my bags in the same hall and then just walk over to security check with my carry-on?




  • Identify Terminals specific airline
    Mar 30, 2013
    Suggestion for PHL website-- can you please identify which airlines are associated with a particular terminal? I've been on this page for 1/2 hr. and this is not shown. Thank you.


    You find it under 'Flight Information' /Airlines: open


  • connecting from terminal A to B
    Mar 24, 2013
    Hi, I am traveling from Paris to San Fransisco via PHL. I arrive in terminal A and depart from Terminal B for San Fransisco and the connection time is 2 hours. Would be enough time to make the transit? Moreover do I need to reclaim my baggage in PHL and check it in again for the San Fransisco flight? Both flights are with US airways.


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags in immigration and then re-check them with US Airways after you exit from customs. That should be enough time.


    It depends if its a connector flight you should not have to check


  • Meeting International Passengers
    Mar 6, 2013
    Where can I meet travelers from Ireland arriving 3/14 at 1:45 PM on US Airways Flt 723 immediately after they clear customs? Thanks for your help. Mike


    They will clear US Immigration in Ireland, so they won't be coming through customs. Arrivals from Ireland are handled like regular domestic flights


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