Transborder flight - connecting through PHL

 
Old Aug 13, 10, 8:24 am
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Transborder flight - connecting through PHL

Dear all,

I'm flying YOW-PHL-BOS early next week. The first leg is on Air Wisconsin. I had two questions that I hoped y'all would be able to answer:

1. How strict will they be about hand luggage sizes at YOW and PHL? Is Air Wisconsin stricter?

2. How bad will the transit at PHL be? I have just under 2hrs on a weekday, from 8.30-10.30ish AM, and I preclear US immigration in YOW, but will I have to pick up my bag in PHL and recheck it?

I assume as a *G I'll get priority tags - will this make a difference or are they just eye candy at PHL?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Aug 13, 10, 8:44 am
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1) Carry-on are the standard USAIr policy, which is 22x9x14" + 1 personal item. If the plane is a CRJ, your carry-on will have a tag put on it plane-side, and be returned to you plane side when you get to PHL. If it's a E170/175, it will fit in the overhead, and you should be OK for space with your *G (which I think gets you Zone 2)

2) Bags checked in YOW will NOT need to be picked up at baggage claim. They will be checked to your final destination.

Once you've cleared US Customs+Immigration in YOW, it'll be just like if you are traveling US domestic.

Safe travels!

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Originally Posted by marks88 View Post
Dear all,

I'm flying YOW-PHL-BOS early next week. The first leg is on Air Wisconsin. I had two questions that I hoped y'all would be able to answer:

1. How strict will they be about hand luggage sizes at YOW and PHL? Is Air Wisconsin stricter?

2. How bad will the transit at PHL be? I have just under 2hrs on a weekday, from 8.30-10.30ish AM, and I preclear US immigration in YOW, but will I have to pick up my bag in PHL and recheck it?

I assume as a *G I'll get priority tags - will this make a difference or are they just eye candy at PHL?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Aug 13, 10, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by marks88 View Post
2. How bad will the transit at PHL be? I have just under 2hrs on a weekday, from 8.30-10.30ish AM, and I preclear US immigration in YOW, but will I have to pick up my bag in PHL and recheck it?
As you probably know, you will arrive from YOW in Terminal F, which is not connected airside to the rest of the airport except by shuttle bus, and the BOS flight will likely depart from B or C. You will need to take the shuttle bus that leaves from the middle of the F terminal (near the food court), which will deposit you at gate C-16. Generally the buses leave frequently, but you never know with US and PHL. From there it will be about a five-minute ride to C-16 and then no more than 10-15 mins to your gate.

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Old Aug 13, 10, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by Phudnik View Post
As you probably know, you will arrive from YOW in Terminal F, which is not connected airside to the rest of the airport, and the BOS flight will likely depart from B or C. You will need to take the shuttle bus that leaves from the middle of the F terminal (near the food court), which will deposit you at gate C-16. Generally the buses leave frequently, but you never know with US and PHL. From there it will be about a five-minute ride to C-16 and then no more than 10-15 mins to your gate.
To clarify what I think Phudnik intends to say above: Taking a shuttle is the only way to connect airside between terminal F and any other terminal in PHL. You cannot expect to walk over to the gate where your BOS flight gets out from.
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Old Aug 13, 10, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by PHL_roadwarrior View Post
To clarify what I think Phudnik intends to say above: Taking a shuttle is the only way to connect airside between terminal F and any other terminal in PHL. You cannot expect to walk over to the gate where your BOS flight gets out from.
That's what I meant. I'll clarify the original post.
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Old Aug 22, 10, 7:28 pm
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I have a similiar PHL question.

If I come in from CLT in approximately gate C20 on a flight that is scheduled to arrive 9:00am - could I make it to my 9:45 AM departing flight which would probably be in A concourse?

Lets assume I am not checking any bags.
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Old Aug 22, 10, 7:49 pm
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If the CLT-PHL is on time you should be fine. From C20ish to the end of A-West should take only 15 minutes or so at a brisk walk and using the moving sidewalks where available (between C/B and A-East/A-West). If your departure is from A-East it cuts the distance you'll need to cover in about half.

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Old Aug 23, 10, 1:26 pm
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Personally, I wouldn't do a domestic to international under 90 minutes, especially in PHL... (I'm assuming it's INTL since you're leaving out of A).

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Originally Posted by webrobby View Post
I have a similiar PHL question.

If I come in from CLT in approximately gate C20 on a flight that is scheduled to arrive 9:00am - could I make it to my 9:45 AM departing flight which would probably be in A concourse?

Lets assume I am not checking any bags.
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