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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.
Flying in from Manchester, UK landing PHL on a Sunday at 13:25 (Aug 06). Is this enough time to leave airport to visit the Liberty Bell, pick up food at Reading Terminal Market and return within 5.5 hours?
I've worked out the following schedule:
Sunday 06 August 2017
18:54 GMT American Airlines MAN to PHL Terminal A
Layover 5 hours 29 mins
13:25 Arrive PHL Terminal A 13:45 Immigration 14:00 Collect Bags 14:15 Bag Drop
Train Airport Line Terminal A depart time: 14:41, 15:11, 15:41
14:41 Travel to Liberty Bell 14:41 Train 31 mins or Taxi 15 mins
Train Jefferson Station arrive times: 15:10, 15:40, 16:10
If arriving on 15:10 train then that give 2 hours and 10 minutes to explore
15:12 Walk to Liberty Bell from Jefferson 15:30 1 Hour at Liberty Bell 16:30 Walk to Reading Terminal Market (15 mins) 16:45 30 Mins at Reading Terminal Market 17:15 Walk to Jefferson Station
Train Jefferson Station to PHL Airport Line Terminal A depart times: 16:50, 17:20, 17:50
17:20 Travel to Philadelphia Airport Terminal A Airport Line Train 30 mins from Jefferson Station or Taxi 15 mins (UberXL $36-$47)
Train Airport Line PHL Terminal A arrive times: 17:17, 17:47, 18:17
17:47 Arrive Philadelphia Airport (1 hour 7 mins before departure)
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.
HI THere, I'm travelling from St. Martin to toronto with a connection in Philadelphia. I've got 1h and 10 minutes between connections to Toronto. I'm travelling on American Airlines and will have baggage. i've got global entry/nexus, but am wondering if this is enough time to make it onto the flight to toronto. Do american airlines connect in the same terminals
That's not a realistic amount of time to make your connection if you have checked bags. Without checked bags it's only barely possible and then only because you have Global Entry. American uses all but one of the terminals in Philadelphia.
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.