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  • Making a connecting flight
    Feb 2, 2015
    Hi - our daughter is flying Jet Blue into PHL and then onto Qatar airlines to Doha. She has 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to Terminal A. We are wondering if she has to claim her bags from Jet Blue and then what happens as she rechecks and gets her ticket for Qatar? Will she have enough time? Thanks! JFB


    Did you purchase her tickets together in one purchase or separately? If together then that is enough time. All she has to do is go from her arrival gate to her departure gate. If separately, then she will have to claim her bags from JetBlue and bring them to Qatar and 2 hrs 15 mins is barely enough time to do so.


  • connecting flights
    Feb 2, 2015
    Hi I'll be flying from Manchester England to Manchester New Hampshire with a connection in philadelphia using us airways. I have a connecting time of just over two hours. Do I have to claim my baggage in Philadelphia or will they go on to my final destination?


    You will have to claim and recheck your bags. Should be an hour.


  • Getting from Trminal D to F
    Feb 5, 2015
    My wife and I will arrive on Alaska (terminal D) and depart on US Airways Express (Terminal F). Since they do not codeshare we need to claim baggage at D and get to US Airways check-in at Terminal F. Alsaka will provide a wheelchair for my wife to D baggage claim. How do we get from there to Terminal F?


    As a clarification, my wife can walk short distances (100 feet or so)


    If you purchased your tickets separately, yes, you will have to claim your bags from Alaska and re-check with US Airways. However, they do interline so if you bought your tickets together your bags will be transferred. If you made two separate bookings you will need to request wheelchair service from US Airways as well (maybe you should call them anyway and make sure that it is in her US Airways record). Also, if you need to re-check your bags you can use any US airways counter, not necessarily the one in F. F is connected to the other terminals by a shuttle bus inside security.


    Thanks for the info. Yes, tickets were booked separately. So, after picking up luggage at D and giving up Alaska wheelchair we will be outside of security. Can we walk from outside baggage claim D to US Airways counter at F (where we will pick up wheelchair from US Airways)?


    Terminal F does not even have its own check in counters. Use the counters in E. Yes, you can walk from D to E outside security.


  • CUN to PHL to BTV
    Jan 28, 2015
    Flying from Cancun to Burlington, VT with a 1.5 hr layover in PHL. Is that enough time to clear customs? If not, how long should I allow? Thanks for your help.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you.


  • international connection
    Jan 28, 2015
    i am flying from canada to phl through us airways and have a connecting flight to doha...where is the qatar airways check in desk? do i have to check in at the qatar airways desk? is two hour enough to make it?


    If you purchased your tickets together you will not have to go to the Qatar Airways check in Desk. You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Canada unless you are coming from Quebec City. All you will have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. if you arrive in Terminal F, it is connected to the other terminals inside security by a shuttle bus. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to bring your bags to the Qatar Airways desk in Terminal A. If you purchased your tickets together you should have plenty of time.


    thank you..i bought them together.


  • International Conncections - Is 2hr long enough?
    Jan 23, 2015
    I'm flying through Philadelphia to get to Tampa from Manchester, UK this summer and want to know if 2 hours for immigration, baggage reclaim and security is long enough as last year, we had a LONG queuing time in security. Do you think I'll make my flight in time or have any tips on how to get passed it all and still have enough time to make it to the gate?


    2 hours should be enough time. There's no tips for making it faster. Since you are now a returning ESTA user you should now be able to use the faster lane that US and Canadian citizens can use.


  • Customs on connecting flights
    Jan 20, 2015
    I am leaving from halifax Yhz with a connecting flight in Philadelphia going to orlando with 48 minute layover. Do I go through customs in halifax or philidephia?


    You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Halifax. In PHL all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, you will likely arrive in Terminal F, which requires taking a shuttle bus, which runs inside security, to your departure terminal.


  • Staying at the Marriott in terminal B- can I walk to terminal E
    Jan 20, 2015
    Can I walk from the Marriott at terminal B to get to southwest airlines at terminal E without going outside. And what is the best way to enter the airport from the hotel for security check. I am not checking a bag.


    If you print out your boarding pass ahead of time you can go through security in B and then walk to Terminal E inside security. However, if you don't already have your boarding pass then you will have to walk along the curbfront to E. Hotel staff can advise you on the best checkpoint to use.


  • 45 minutes to make connection flight
    Jun 2, 2015
    Coming in from Chicago to PHL. Have 45 minutes to make connecting flight to Punta Cana Is this enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    when arriving at philly from Amsterdam, connecting to Atlanta, do we have to reclaim or luggage before we go on?


  • West Palm Beach to Manchester Uk
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hi. I'm flying WPB to Man Uk, will my bags get checked through from WPB to Man? Also what's theconection times from terminal to terminal and will be need to go through security again. Thanks.


    Your bags will be tagged to PBI. However, in Philadelphia, 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, then go through security and to your departure gate, which will be in Terminal A, B, C, or D.


    Sorry if I'm in the states why do I need to go through customs? I'm flying WPB to Man Uk I thought as its US all the way my bags would get checked through


    Sorry, I thought you were asking about flying from Manchester to West Palm Beach. On your way to Manchester you won't have to do anything in Philadelphia other than go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will depart from A-West and will arrive in one of the terminals within walking distance. You will not have to go through security.


    That's great thanks Zap


  • Enough Time for "Layover"?
    Mar 2, 2015
    I want to book a flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia through Philadelphia to Phoenix on US Airways. If says there is a 38 minute "layover". Is that enough time, if I travel with no checked luggage?


    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. If you arrive in Terminal F it is connected to the other terminals inside security by a shuttle bus.


    is it enough time (38min connection) for the same flight from Halifax to PHX IF, I will have checked baggage?


  • Enough time? Panic!!
    Jan 26, 2015
    Flying back from Memphis to Manchester (England) via Philadelphia with US Airways. We have only 56 mins between flights, I have no idea which terminals we will be landing at/departing from. Will 56 mins be enough time? Thanks in advance, I've never had a connecting flight before, and we have lots of time inbound, but only 56 mins on our return flights, it doesn't seem very long. xx


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If you arrive at Terminal F it is connected to the other terminals by a shuttle bus inside security.


    You will be landing in A West and Departing in B or C. 56 minutes is NOT enough as you must complete US Customs, Bag Claim and Security, then get to your gate. The TSA queues are sometimes long.


    Wait, the terminals are landing: B/C Depart: A West You will have enough time for everything. I read wrong, thought it was MAN-PHL. Sorry.


  • LGA to PHL to Manchester UK
    Jan 11, 2015
    We are travelling tomorrow from LGA and change at PHL for onward to manchester UK. Our holiday company booked flights to only allow a 50 min connection time!! Wghen in PHL will we have to collect and recheck bags and go through security etc?? And is there going to be enough time without missing the flight


    All you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no Passport control upon exit of the US. If you arrive in Terminal F it is connected to the other terminals by a shuttle bus inside security.


  • 44 min
    Jan 7, 2015
    Hi, I am liking at a flight from New Orleans, LA to Montreal, Quebec during June. The connection is through PHL...with the arrival gate at terminal C and the departure gate at terminal F. Is 44 min enough to get from gate to gate?! Will I have to worry separate security, passport review, etc in that timeframe?


    You don't have to go through security or passport control in Philadelphia. You will go through Canadian immigration when you get to Montreal. However, in Philadelphia you will have to take a shuttle bus from your arrival terminal to Terminal F. It runs inside security. You barely have enough time with that connection time.


  • 50 minute connection
    Jan 6, 2015
    Hello. I am scheduled to land at 11:20 in Terminal F and then my next plane leaves at 12:10 in Terminal A. Do I have enough time to make the connection?


    I had a similar connection a year ago but had an arrival at 5:05PM and a departure at 6:00PM. The bus from F to A was painfully slow and I ended up running to the gate and just made my flight. You may make it in 50 min, it all depends on the bus - good luck!


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