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  • Flight from Dhaka to Philadelphia to Toronto
    Nov 23, 2015
    I will be returning from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Toronto, Canada via Qatar Airways..After catching my Qatar Flight from Dhaka and Doha, I will reach Philli on Terminal A and catch my connecting flight to Toronto on AA at Terminal F ..I want to know if I can do direct checking of my luggage from Dhaka to Toronto as I am travelling with my wife and child and don't want to fetch 6 suitcases in Philadelphia..Do we have to do immigration at Phili airport although we are catching a connecting flight to Toronto? We are Canadian Immigrants with Bangladeshi PP


    In Philadelphia you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the shuttle bus to Terminal F. You are legally required to do so, there's no way around it.


    Any idea how long the whole process will take? And re-checking desk, is it closer to US customs or i have a long commute/walk before I go to Terminal F


    The re-check desk is right after customs. The minimum International to International connection time in Philadelphia is 90 minutes.


  • Traveling from Montreal to Miami via PHL
    Dec 17, 2014
    Hello, I'm travelling with US airways from Montreal to Miami with a 2hr and 25 min connection time in PHL. Do I have to recheck my bags there and pass through US customs or i just pick them up in Miami?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and customs in Montreal. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will arrive in Terminal F, and will have to take a shuttle bus (which runs inside security) to your departure terminal.


  • Chi - Phil to London is 2 hrs enough layover time?
    Dec 4, 2014
    Flying from Chicago to Philidelphia catching a connecting flight to London and have 2 hours in Philly. Is this enough time to get bags and go through customs. American Airlines


    You do not have to claim your bags or go through US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through UK Immigration and Customs when you get to London. All you have to do in Philadelphia is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • Connection
    Oct 5, 2014
    Landing from London at 4:20 pm, next flight to RDU is at 6:15 pm, can i make that with immigration and re-check of lugage?


    That time should be sufficient.


  • Pick up an arriving passenger at Terminal F
    Sep 25, 2014
    Can I pick up an arriving passenger on the departures road at terminal F?


    Meet your party at the arrivals door for Terminal E.


  • Onward flight
    Aug 27, 2014
    My son is travelling from CIncinnati to Manchester changing at Philadeplhia. He arrives at Terminal C at 7.55pm and leaves from Terminal A at 8.50pm to Manchester on 31.8.14. As he is travelling on his own, I wonder if u could let me know if this will be enough time for him to catch the connecting flight home.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All he has to do in PHL on his way to Manchester is to walk from his arrival gate to his departure gate, which are connected by walkways inside security.


    Thank u very much for your reponse. U have put my mind at rest now


  • Electronic devices connecting flight
    Aug 15, 2014
    Hi, when you fly from Europe to the US electronic devices need to be able to be switched on and be fully charged before flying to the US. We will fly from Amsterdam to Philadelphia and from Philadelphia to Knoxville. After the roughly 9 hr flight from Europe to the US I'm pretty sure the iPad and iPods batteries will be done. Will this be a problem for our flight from Philadelphia to Knowxville? Are we allowed to bring those kind of devices on board with empty batteries when you have a connecting flight? Thanks for the help!


    They do not have that requirement when going through security at US Airports.


  • 2.5 hours to change | Terminal A West to Terminal F | Can I make it?
    Mar 19, 2014
    Hi, I am arriving in PHL from London on BA67 at 16.10hrs. I have a domestic connection flight to Roanoke on AA4840 at 1845. This gives men about 2.5 hrs. I think I arrive in Terminal A West, while my connection is in Terminal F. I am not a US citizen. Will I be able to make it to my connection flight? Do I have to check out and check in my baggages again?


    Yes, when you go through immigration you will then claim your bags and go through US customs. Then you will be able to re-check them at the re-check desk. Note that your flight to Roanoke will be operated by US Airways (it probably won't be all called American by the time of your flight). Then you will go through security and take a shuttle bus to Terminal F. You should have enough time.


    You have sufficient time for transfer. On arrival at Terminal A West you will go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance & re-check-in your bag. A big U.S. Airways shuttle bus will take you from Gate A1 to gate F14 inside security.


  • pet stations
    Dec 11, 2013
    how are they marked at terminal east


  • Security timeline
    Dec 4, 2013
    I am flying from gate B to Orlando at 10:05 am on a Saturday. I am told security lines as of late at PHL are awful. I will have 3 children with me so I want to give myself plenty of time. Any suggestions as to what time I should arrive to check my luggage and go thru security. I am flying US Airways.


    2 Hours before the flight should be sufficient. Even though you will have to check bags if you check in online that will save you some time.


    Also, Saturdays are the least busy day.


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