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  • need to make a connection to New Jersey
    Jul 2, 2013
    1
    Im flying into philly airport and I need to know how to make a connection, either by rail or bus to Atlantic city, NJ. Also if anyone knows how long it will take to get from philly terminal to the connection place. Thank you.

     

    There's a greyhound bus from downtown Philadelphia to Atlantic City for $15. However, the easiest method would probably be to take the SEPTA Airport Line to 30th St. Station and then the NJ Transit Atlantic City Line to Atlantic City.

     

  • Customs allowances ?
    Jun 7, 2013
    1
    UK citizen travelling to Philadelphia June 27 on BA. Wish to bring in 2 x 70cl bottles of Single Malt Whisky as gifts. What are the allowances for International visitors to Philadelphia and how much duty would be payable ?

     

    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/190/kw/duty%20free%20allowance If you are traveling alone you will be over your duty limit and will have to pay duty on the second bottle. It should only be a few dollars though.

     

  • man to phx
    Dec 26, 2012
    2
    im flying into philly from manchester on flight 735 and connecting to flight 191 in terminall b or c. i have 1 hour 40 mins to do this. is this enough.

     

    Your US Airways flight today arrives at gate A23 at 4:20 pm. Gate A is in Terminal A-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. Your connecting flight 191 by US Airways leaves at gate B3 of Terminal B. Terminals A-West, A-East, B & C are connected at post-security via moving walkways. Your time is sufficient.

     

    Hi Chrish Since im facing a similar situation soon (2hrs) could you let me know if you made it and was doable? thank you

     

  • changeover
    Sep 14, 2012
    1
    Hi, we are flying from manchester to philadelphia on 27th sep and have a 2 hours 5 minuties changeover to get our flight to las vegas. will this be enough time?

     

    1. Make sure that the airline you use on your first leg of journey transfer bags to the connecting airline's flight - if not, you need to collect your bags and check them in with the other airline at their counter. 2. If you arrive at PHL from a domestic flight from Manchester MHT Airport (NH), you simply connect to your next departure gate. If you arrive at PHL from an international flight from Manchester MAH, England - you need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag where indicated, before moving on to your connecting gate. 3. Open www.ifly.com/phl and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS; then stroll down to the detailed text to find how to make your connection. Either way you have enough time.

     

  • Travel Help to Delta Airlines Gate
    Aug 28, 2012
    1
    We are elderly and have trouble walking. How do we arrange help from security to our Delta airlines gate?

     

    You need to call your airline that you will need transport stating flight number & departure time, or approach a Delta employee inside the terminal.

     

  • US735 Transfer
    Aug 15, 2012
    1
    Hi We will be arriving on US735 from Manchester and then on to Orlando on US735. Can someone explain the procdure for me to do this as quickly as possible and gate numbers etc?

     

    1. You will arrive at Terminal A-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 (the tags should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). Count on 35-50 mins for this procedure. Thereafter, the free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways runs between Terminals A and F (A-West & A-East are connected and you will be directed by the shuttle bus outside. Allow at least 35-45 minutes to connecting terminal. At Terminal F you need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate: Concourse 1 with gates F1-F9, Concourse 3 with gates F24-39, and Concourse 2 with gates F10-23. Your ticket and/or the overhead screens should indicate your flight, gate number & departure time.

     

  • transfer from TC to TF
    Jul 24, 2012
    1
    I'm a little worried about my transfer from TC to TF. Is the shuttle the only option and how ofter does it run? Do you have to go thru security at TF? I have a short layover 1hr. Any advise would be appreciated. Stressing out about missing my connection.

     

    At PHL, Terminal D is connected to the Terminal TB/TC shopping area through a post-security walkway. Furthermore, shuttle buses take you from terminal to terminal, but you need to go through Security check at TF before proceeding to your gate. An hour layover will give you time for both options.

     

  • terminal transfer
    Jul 15, 2012
    2
    My wife and I am traveling on British Airways from London to Texas and will arrive in Philadephia and will transfer to American Airlines. I have 2 hrs and 5 minutes to connect with American Airlines. Is this enough time for this transfer? Thank you!

     

    1. Terminal A West serves all international flights, and American (AA) is in connected Terminal A East. 2. On arrival you need to go through passport check, retrieve your bags, go through customs clearance and re-check-in your bag (unless BA does not transfer bags to AA - make sure before departure - if not, you would need to check-in your bags at the AA counter) 3. Transfer passengers do not need to re-enter security checks, as all but Terminal F are connected at post-security areas. Simply follow signs to your connecting gate.

     

    Thank you sujul12. From your comments, 2 hrs and 5 minutes should be enough time to make our connection. am I correct?

     

  • terminal shuttle
    Jun 12, 2012
    1
    iHow fast can I get from terminal C to terminal F? I have a little less than 1 hour.

     

    Terminals A, B, & C are connected. Terminals C & F at PHL are at different locations. A free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways, runs between Terminal A and F. TF (US Airways Express) has concourses 1 with gates F1-F9 leads to the left to Concourse 3 with gates F24-F39, and to the right to Concourse 2 with gates F10-F23. Allow at least 30 mins transfer between terminals. At TF you need to go through security before proceeding to your gate - hurry!

     

  • TSA Closure of Terminal C
    Jun 11, 2012
    0
    Anybody know why the terminal was closed this morning?

     

  • Need help in getting to Terminal
    Jun 8, 2012
    1
    We are arriving in Terminal C and leaving from Terminal A. I sprained my ankle and will not be able to move that fast and the connecting flight leaves in an hour. Is there help getting to the terminal for me?

     

    At PHL you arrive at the US Air Terminal, which has gates C16-31. Your departure depends on whether you take an international flight (TA-West - gates A1-26 & A17-A14) or a domestic flight (TA-East gates A1-A13). Moving walkways connect all terminals (other than TF) at post-security. Therefore, your transfer time will be sufficient, even at slow motion.

     

  • connections
    Jun 8, 2012
    1
    we are flying out of Bangor Me. arriving at Terminal F at 7:34 pm and expected to leave PHL at 8:25 pm Terminal A. Is this possible and where will we be going through customs.

     

    As a domestic arrival at PHL you do not have to go through customs clearance. You simply take the shuttle bus operated by US Airways outside of Arrivals/ baggage claim to Terminal A (while all other terminals are connected, Terminal F is not). At Terminal A you need to go through security check and on to your gate. An hour should suffice.

     

  • Limited time
    Jun 5, 2012
    1
    My son and myself are travelling from Manchester , England to Philadelphia then transfering down to Tennessee at the end of July. All our flights are with US Airways however I am extremely anxious as the airline have given us 1 hr 50 mins to go collect bags clear customs and get to terminal F. Can you help put my mind at ease regarding this. With grateful thanks

     

    You will arrive at PHL at TA-West terminal, where you need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in your bags. Thereafter, exit the terminal and take the free shuttle bus, operated by US Airways, to Terminal F, where you will have to go through security check before continuing on to your connecting gate (TF has Concourse 1 with gates F1-9, leading to the left to Concourse 3 with gates F24-39 and to the right to Concourse 2 with gates F10-23. You have enough time for transfer.

     





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