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Dec 27th I arrive Terminal A at 4:37 and depart Terminal F at 6:20 giving a 1 hour 43 min transfer time if all on schedule. I would like to take shuttle as we are older and not about to sprint. Is this enough time and where do I get the shuttle. Thanks
Yes, that is plenty of time. There are signs to the shuttle and it is well marked.
Hello,
I'm flying on December 26th from Munich with AirFin (operated by American) to Philadelphia and have a connecting flight to Toronto, operated by American Eagle. Do I have to pass customs, claim my baggage and re-check in again? I'm an European resident and are'nt going to stay in the US. Is an ESTA required? Thank you.
Best regards
Yes, you have to do all of that. Yes, you need ESTA.
Hi, anybody knows what terminals i arrive and where i need to go to catch my flight to Rochester NY please? I am just scared to miss my second plane because if i read you all correctly as I am a european citizen I need to go through immigration then take my luggage then go through customs and somehow find again AA american eagle check desk to recheck my luggage, all this in 3hours. If someone can give me some insights if i ll have enoguh time or any information i might need please let me know, i am stressing out! This trip is imortant. thank you for your help.
You will arrive in Terminal A. You will depart from Terminal A, B, C, or F. The desk to re-check your bags is right after you clear customs. 3 hours is plenty of time. Everyone has to claim their bag, not just European citizens.
Thanks Zap! really useful!!!!
Factoring my questions below in:
How much time should I expect to need from arrival Concourse A, go through passport check, and get to Concourse F via shuttle to catch my connecting flight to DAY ?
*Would an estimated layover of 1 hr 48 min be enough time?
* As with my outgoing flight from DAY to MAN where I didn't have to deal with my luggage once checked in at DAY Airport... can I assume my luggage will go straight from MAN-DAY without further a-do for me as well?
*Also, please advise which passport line pertains to me as a permanent resident (green card holder).
Thank you for your help :)
Your luggage will NOT go straight through. You have to claim it in PHL to take it through US Customs then re-check at the re-check desk right after. As a permanent resident, you can use the "fast" APC immigration line.
About luggage not going through: Is this just at PHL for Transatlantic flights or would it be the same for in OHD ? Do you know where I can turn to if there are services to help those with disabilities? I can't lug heavy things due to my heart. I'll have help on MAN & DAY end, but none in PHL. Thank You, ZAP, for your time and the 'fast' tip line - greatly appreciated! Oh, is 1 hr 48min enough time do you think?
Any time you enter the US, you have to claim your bags to take them through US Customs. You should have enough time.
ZAP, thank you again! Traveling is stressful enough and a huge relief to have found this forum to ask questions & receive speedy replies. Reduces many uncertainties and helps a traveler prepare. "ifly", please keep up this forum! I am so grateful to you.
I am looking at an American Airlines flight ( American Eagle) into Philadelphia airport at 7:56a.m. With an international departure at 9:40 a.m. on Qatar. I figure I must collect my checked bags and then go thru security to board Qatar; am I leaving a 65 year old man enough time so as not to miss my flight?
If both flights are on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security on your way to Qatar. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.
Thanks Zap; the American Eagle comes into Terminal A East and Qatar Airlines leaves from Terminal A West...so time is ok?
Hi, we fly from Manchester to Miami and have a connecting flight in Philadelphia do we have to exit customs and re check in or can we just follow connections and stay in transit many thanks.
Assuming you are coming from Manchester, England, In Philadelphia you will have to 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 to your departure gate.
Hi, thanks for the response its very much appreciated yes it is Manchester England. We then fly from Philadelphia to Fort Laurderdale (not Miami) having cleared customs in Philadelphia do we have to clear them again once in Fort Lauderdale as we then fly onto key west? We land at terminal 3 in fl and leave from terminal 1 do you no the connection times with these terminals, thanks again.
On an upcoming flight we will be flying into terminal F on a American Eagle flight and will be taking a domestic American Airline flight from either terminal A, B or C, not sure at this time. My wife will have an issue with a long walk and we only have a 40 minute connection. I read they have a shuttle bus between terminals F and either A or C. My question is which would be faster the shuttle bus or requesting a wheelchair and walking? How often does the shuttle run and how long does the trip take? Thanks.
The shuttle runs nearly constantly and takes about 10-15 minutes. That's a tight connection.
My wife is traveling from Chicago through Philly to Glasgow (ORD->PHL->GLA) on American Airlines. Returning same, i.e., GLA->PHL->ORD. Will she need to re-check bags or go through security in Philly? Can you tell me which terminals she will fly in and out of (both directions)? Thanks
On the way to Glasgow all she has to do is go from her arrival gate to her departure gate. On the way back to Chicago she has to go through US Immigration, claim her bags, go through US Customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to her departure gate. The Glasgow flights will operate from Terminal A. The Chicago flights will be to/from A, B, or C.
Thanks ZAP! Very useful.
My partner is encounter from SF to Philly and flight got delayed by 1 and half hours, he has a connecting flight to Dublin leaving from Gate A22 at 9.00pm. He is expected to land at 8.24pm at gate C19. Will he make the connection? His luggage is meant to go direct to the flight he doesn't need to collect it! Just worried he won't make it!!!!
how long will it take to walk from terminal c to terminal a
Maybe 10 minutes, 15 if you're really slow.