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  • sufficient connection time?
    Aug 3, 2016
    Hi we are travelling from London Heathrow to san francisco via philadelphia, coming in to terminal A and leaving from terminal A with a 2hrs 15 min layover. Will that be anough time? We are flying BA on the both parts of the trip, operated by american airlines.


    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Time between flights
    Jul 14, 2016
    Hi I will arrive on Sunday to Phil airport coming from Madrid (AA flight 741) at 3.55 pm and need to connect to Miami (AA fllight 2057) departing 5.50 pm. I am travelling only with carry on. How much time will take me to clear migrations and customs. Do I have enough time between both flights?


    You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Having just a carry-on helps.


    Thanks. But do you know if migrations on Sunday at that time is crowdy?


    Yes, Immigration during the mid afternoon during any day in the summer is crowded.


  • ticketing after baggage claim
    Jul 10, 2016
    My upcoming air travel was booked on two itineraries/locator numbers. Even though both airlines, (American, British Airways) are One World partners, American has told me that because my cruise line booked direct with British Airways instead as a One World partner, I can not check my bag all the way from Bangor to Lyon, or the reverse on coming home. They tell me I will have to claim my bag when I arrive in PHL, then go to BA ticketing to re-check the bag for the rest of the trip. I've often made connections at PHL and am familiar with the layout, but have never had to completely leave and come back through ticketing for BA & security again. Also on return, instead of the usual transfer process, I will again have to go through ticketing, this time for American, and security again. American has told me that my flight to PHL is expected to land at terminal B, but the return to BGR invariably is from F. Once I pick up my bag,n in either instance, what is the easiest/quickest way to get to the correct ticketing area? I really want to avoid having to use a smaller carry on size bag if at all possible.


    The quickest way to get between ticketing areas is just to walk outside security. It's not really that far.


  • Flying from Orlando to PHL to Ireland
    Jul 1, 2016
    Do we have to exit the terminal at PHL and go through Security again before getting on our flight to Ireland?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then no, you don't.


  • Trust No One
    Jun 5, 2016
    Remember, you are in Philthy. Airport personnel, pretending to help, will run off with your bag and steal your money. Trust no one in this part of the Country. They even pelt Santa with snow balls at football games.


  • Miami flight late arrival
    May 29, 2016
    Any idea what's up with AA flight from Miami that was due to arrive 12:46???


  • arrival time / transfers / etc
    May 28, 2016
    We have a 945am flight to Domincan Republic via AA. Curious how much time to allow for if we arrive at long term parking and take shuttle. We are checking bags, but have already checked in online.


  • Flight from St Thomas to PHL then PHL to BWI
    Apr 26, 2016
    Will I need to recheck my bags if I have a connecting flight from St Thomas in PHL? First flight is AA, connecting flight is AAeagle.


    There is no US Immigration or Customs when arriving on flights from the US Virgin Islands. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Enough time
    Mar 9, 2016
    I will be arriving @ 06.56AM from LGA, departing 07:50AM to Aruba will I have enought time?


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


  • Connection timing
    Feb 16, 2016
    Hi. I am planning a trip from St Maarten to London via PHL on a Friday. The flight gets in to PHL at 19:08 and departs for London at 20:45. The only seats from St Maarten are at the rear of the aircraft. Is the 1hr 37 enough to get off the aircraft, do immigration, pick up and drop off my luggage at the re-check desk and make it to the departure lounge in time? I understand that I do not have to go through customs with my luggage as it should - I think- be tagged all the way from SXM to LON. Both flights are on American Airlines. The CBP web site shows short immigration wait times in the evening. Is that site a reliable indicator of my likely experience at PHL? Thanks.


    You actually 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. With that late evening transfer you should have enough time.


    Thanks for that extremely quick reply. Does the airline have any obligation to put me on another flight if I miss the connection due to 1) a late arrival of my first flight or 2) the flight landing on time but I'm delayed due to slow baggage handling, immigration waits, long queues etc? In other words does the airline only sell the ticket if they think the connection time is 'reasonable'? A bit of a vague question, I know, but I'm trying to cover bases. Thanks


    Yes, if you miss your connection they will put you on the next flight. There is a 2200 British Airways flight they should be able to put you on.


  • connecting flight
    Feb 8, 2016
    Hi, My flight will reach PHL airport at 4.20 PM from London Heathrow. I have a connecting flight to Pittsburgh at 6.25 PM. Is it enough time complete immigration, baggage claim and catch next flight at 6.25 PM


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Enough time
    Jan 27, 2016
    Am arriving at Terminal A from Heathrow at 20.15. Have a connecting flight to Newark at 22.50 from Terminal F. Is it enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. 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 take the shuttle bus to Terminal F.


  • My father needs assistance
    Jan 12, 2016
    My father needs assistance after landing in philly today. He is on Delta Flight 375 from Atlanta and he lands at 12.58pm. How do I get in touch with the Delta desk at the gate to ask them to help him to baggage claim where my mother will meet him? Thank u!


    If he needed wheelchair assistance it needs to be requested before the flight. There's nothing you can do right now. He'll have to ask for help himself or find his own way out.


    I actually got the number for delta operations within the Philadelphia airport from delta customer service. I called them and they arranged for my father to be escorted to delta baggage claim. It is a medical emergency so in this case travelers are accommodated. I wanted to leave this feedback in case anyone else is in this predicament. Thanks so much!


  • transfer times
    Jan 5, 2016
    Have booked flights from the UK (LHR) to connect at PHI. arrival time will be 15.30. Departure time to TPA is 17.49. is this adequate time to negotiate CBP and transfer?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • connecting flights
    Dec 28, 2015
    I am flying from Manchester NH to Cancun, April 16, 2016 with a stop in Philadelphia at 8:32am. My connecting flight is at 9:45am. Is that enough time to make it to that flight


    That should be enough time. All you have to do in PHL is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates at PHL are connected inside security.


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