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  • transfertime international to domestic
    Dec 31, 2013
    1
    January 15th I will be travelling from Amsterdam to San Francisco with a 2 hour transfer in Philadelphia. Will those two hours be enough to get through customs en re-check in my bags (I am a non US-citizen)? I arrive at 3.50 PM, is this generally a busy hour?

     

    PHL has 7 passenger terminals: TA-West & East, TB, TC, TD, TE & TF - all with corresponding gates. At PHL, you will arrive at Terminal A-West and need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Allow at least 35-45 minutes to connecting terminal. HOWEVER, if your airline from Amsterdam does not transfer bags to your connecting airline at PHL, you would have to reclaim your bag after customs clearance and check it in with your connecting airline. A free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways , makes the following connections: at post-security areas between Terminals A-East/ A-West (at gate A1), and Terminal F (at gate F14), and between Terminals B/C (at gate C16) & F (gate F14). 2 hours should suffice in any case.

     

  • Enough time
    Dec 25, 2012
    1
    arriving from NEW HAVEN, Piedmont Airlines at 4:37 PM, connecting with US Airways to Venice at 6:35PM. Will we haven enough time. And what terminals

     

    I cannot tell you at what Terminal of PHL Piedmont Airlines will arrive at. US Airways uses Terminal A-East (A gates), and Terminals B & C, while US Airways Express uses Terminal F - Your ticket & the overhead screens on arrival will indicate flight number & gate. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/phl, click on "Airport Map" under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text and how to get around. 2 hours is plenty of time for transfer. Do contact Piedmont to find out if they will transfer your bags to your US Airways flight; if not, you need to pick up your bag and re-check it in at the US Airways counter before going through security check and on to your gate.

     

  • Enough transfertime?
    Jan 18, 2013
    5
    Hi, I will going to San Francisco from Amsterdam (Europe) on friday Feb 15th going through Philadelphia. My flight from Amsterdam arrives on 3.50 pm and my connecting flight is on 5.50 pm. I've heard a lot of different stories on delays with security. On previous flights I always had a 3 hour margin, but now a 2 and im worried to not making the connection. Also on my return flight to Europe I have 1 hrs 30 between flights coming from SFO to PHL going to Amsterdam...

     

    As an international arrival you will be processed at Terminal A-West; After customs clearance & baggage re-check-in, allow 35-40 mins for transfer to domestic flight. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/phl, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    First, thank you so much for your reply and the link you send. It is helpful. Second, just so I am not misreading it. Does it mean I need to calculate 35-45 min at least for the whole process? Or for both immigration and going through security at the other terminal each, normally? I might be overly worried. I passed through in 08 with 3 hrs to spare and spend 1,5 hrs in a bar to pass time before boarding then lol

     

    I am facing the similar situation on January 15th. If you want, I could let you know whether I made it or not.

     

    That would be great, if you could do that. And best of luck (and fun of course) on your trip!

     

    My plane from Amsterdam had a 45 min delay, and I still made it! (I had to run like Forrest Gump though)

     

  • Shuttle mayhem at US Air
    Dec 15, 2012
    1
    Can anyone tell me to whom I may complain about the chaos that was the in-house shuttle service between US Air flights 768 and Flt. 3048 on Thurs. 12/13? I waited in a huge line and watched countless other inconsiderate flyers walk directly into the shuttle without interference from attending airport personnel and I want to fix the problem. Thanks, WLG, FL.

     

    At PHL, free shuttle bus is operated by US Airways - you need to contact US Airways.

     

  • Transfer from terminal C to Terminal A
    Dec 14, 2012
    1
    My flight from Detroit to PHL with US Airways Dec 17 ; I will arrive at Terminal C and my connection flight to London -US Airways is at 9.10 PM . How I can Take the transfer Train .?? Thank You in advance !!

     

    On arrival at PHL at Terminal C use the moving walkways (at post-security) to get to Terminal A-East with gates A1-13.

     

  • International Flight on December 22nd
    Nov 29, 2012
    1
    Hi, I'm kind of worried, because my flight is going from LAX to PHL on December 22nd. I will arrive at 4:35 PM in Philadelphia at Terminal B and my connection flight to Munich, Germany will go at around 6:30 PM. Is it enough time? And what if my flight from LAX - PHL is delayed? Will the Ariline wait for me? I fly with U.S. Airways

     

    On arrival at PHL you arrive at Concourse A-East (with gates A1-13); you may also depart from there, or from the adjacent Concourse A-West (with gates A14-26) - simply walk over to your connecting gate. You have plenty of time!

     

  • transfer between a and f
    Nov 28, 2012
    1
    my father is elderly and he arrives at gate a13 and he has 45 minutes to get to f38. is it enough time? can he take the transfer train get off at gate E and walk to f? all domestic.

     

    At PHL, your father will arrive at Terminal A-East. As Terminal F is separate and further away, a free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways , makes the following connections: at post-security areas between Terminals A-East/ A-West (at gate A1), and Terminal F, at Concourse 2, gate F14, where he needs to follow signs to adjacent Concourse 3 with gates F24-39.

     

  • Connection from terminal F9 to B13
    Nov 24, 2012
    1
    We have only 50 minutes to make a connection from terminal F to terminal B, both are US Air flights within the US. My husband is also disabled and will need a wheelchair. Can we make it?

     

    While a special US Airways bus takes you from gate F14 to gate C16, with short walkover to B gates B1-16, you will need to contact US Airways regarding wheelchair assistance; Skycaps can also provide one or you can obtain one at the airline counter. To familiarize yourself with the terminals, open www.ifly.com/phl and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down to the detailed text. 50 mins is very tight.

     

  • from canada and connecting at philadelph
    Nov 23, 2012
    1
    we are arriving from Canada at PHL on 8.25 am with US airways, and our flight connection to Orlondo at 10:00 am from terminal B. what are procedures(i.e customs immigration...), and will we have enough time to take our flight connection

     

    If your departing airport does not have customs clearance, you will arrive at Terminal A-West (TA-West) where you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag where indicated (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Allow at least 35-45 minutes for this procedure. Otherwise you should arrive at Terminal A-East, where moving walkways get you Terminal B (gates B1 - B16 at post-security. You have enough time.

     

  • Transfer from Terminal F to Terminal A
    Nov 16, 2012
    1
    I arrive at gate F39 at 501 PM and am connecting to a flight leaving from terminal A8 at 6:05 PM for Zurich. Can I make it?

     

    Your US Airways Express arrives in Terminal F of PHL Airport and its shuttle bus will take you from gate F14 to Terminal E-East, gate A1 - you have enough time!

     

  • Getting from Terminal F to Terminal A
    Oct 24, 2012
    1
    I arrive at Philadelphia at Terminal F at 5.19 but how do we get to Terminal A to catch our flight to LON at 10.10 and do we have to recheck in our luggage.

     

    At PHL, Terminal F is lcated on the North side of the terminal complex; you will need to take the free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways, which makes the following connections: at post-security areas between Terminals A-East/ A-West (at gate A1), and Terminal F (at gate F14). Terminal A-West is for transatlantic flights and has gates A14-26 - (this is the Terminal you will be arriving at on your way back, where you then need to go through customs clearance). Only international ARRIVALS need to go through customs/immigration process. Caution: You need to check with your first & second airline whether they will transfer your bags to your next leg of your journey - if not, you need to pick up bags, and re-check them in at your next departing airline's counter. Two hours will suffice in any case. (US Airways Express uses TF; British Airways, Lufthsa & US Airways use TA-West.

     

  • how to Connect bet C to International A
    Oct 23, 2012
    1
    how to connect C and International A

     

    On arrival at PHL at Terminal C, use the moving walkway in the secured area to your connecting A gate Concourse A-East has gates A1-13 and Concourse A-West has gates A14-26.

     

  • short connection usair T B to TF
    Oct 23, 2012
    1
    I have about a half hour to change planes arrive TB and connect at TF to Lga. Need advice on how to make it.

     

    At PHL Airport all terminals, other than TF, are connected at post-security areas by moving walkways, and the shuttle bus connects directly to the F14 gate; transfer passengers do not need to re-enter security checks.

     

  • help!
    Oct 16, 2012
    1
    we r flying in philadelhpia at 5:11 pm on terminal B from Raleigh with US airwais, and our next flight is to Istanbul from terminal A at 6:15 pm with USairways. what is the fastest way to get to there without missing our flight?

     

    Transfer passengers at PHL do not need to re-enter security checks, as Terminals B & TA-West & TA-East are connected at post-security. Simply walk to your connecting gate. US Airways uses both TA-West (gates A14-26) & TA-East (gates A1-13; the overhead screens on arrival will indicate your connecting gate.

     

  • Terminal B to A
    Oct 13, 2012
    1
    I will be flying into US Air Terminal B and departing US Air international Terminal B. How long does it take to get in between- is it by underground train, tram or bus? I only have an hour and 45 minutes. Thank you

     

    On arrival at Terminal B of PHL Airport, look at the overhead screens for your departing flight and gate number; then simply walk over to your connecting gate - Concourse B has gates B1-16.

     





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