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I am traveling from London to Philly via BA and transit to Phoenix via AA. I have a layover of 1:50 mins. Is that enough to complete immigration.
I am traveling from Buffalo. AA 5002 lands at PHL at 20:10 hours at Terminal F. My next flight AA 1874 leaves from Terminal A at 21:25 hours. Do I have enough time to change the flight?
Hi I'm arriving from Dublin at 1 30pm on sat 24th and leaving for Vegas 6 05pm have I plenty of time to travel into the City. Do I have to go through customs and security again
You pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Dublin. In Philadelphia you can leave the airport and when you come back you just have to go through security.
What is the quickest way to get from terminal F to B? Are we able to run or walk very fast inside the terminal without going though security?
Yes, you can run airside or take the shuttle. if you want to run, then run.
on dec 4 i will be traveling from ALB to PHL with a 1hr 38 min layover to MSY. will i need to collect baggage and recheck in before taking off to MSY?
You don't have to do anything with your bags in PHL.
Hi, I am a Canadian citizen flying from Montreal connecting in Philadelphia, and I have 55minutes to connect to my next flight to go to San Juan in Puerto Rico, is that enough time? For checked in luggages, do I have to pick them up and go through customs? Thank you
Yes, that is enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Montreal so all you have to do in Philadelphia is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
Thank you for the information
I'm flying from qatar and landing in philly at 8:40 a.m. my flight to toronto leaves at 1:40 p.m. Within that time, is it possible to tour independence hall and the liberty bell?
No, that's not really enough time considering you'll have to clear Immigration and Customs first.
I am a Canadian citizen. Would that somehow change immigration times? If so, does the above response change?
Does being a canadian citizen change anything?
I will be arriving at 4:00 pm from Barcelona on October 19 on American, with a proposed flight to LAX at 6:27 pm on the same day (about 2 1/2 hour layover). Is this adquate to clear customers, recheck bags, clear security, etc? I don't run that fast.. I am 65 years old.
That should be plenty of time.
Flight was changed to give me a 39 minute layover to my Cancun flight. Looks like I'll be coming in at terminal F from PWM and flying out at A. Is this doable? Should we take the shuttle or walk? We're fast walkers. How long does the shuttle take to get from F to A?
It's not very realistic. If you were to make it, it would probably be by running.
Would the shuttle bus be faster than trying to run from F to A ? Do we have to go through security again if we choose not to take the shuttle?
You can do either inside security. If you can run, the shuttle bus is probably NOT faster.
They changed our flights and only giving us 35 minute layover to catch our flight to Jamacia. Is that enough time?
If the first flight is domestic that is possible but leaves absolutely no time to spare. I'd reject the schedule change.