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US Airways domestic to international transfer at Philadelphia

US Airways domestic to international transfer at Philadelphia

Jan 16th, 2011, 11:18 PM
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US Airways domestic to international transfer at Philadelphia


I have a US Airways ticket from SFO to Philadelphia followed by Philadelphia to Rome. I am worried that the transfer time might be a bit too small(the first flight is scheduled to land at 4:48 and the departure is at 6:25, which is about 97 minutes).

I wanted to know if this should be sufficient. I also noticed that that this is the earliest connection US Airways seems to have from SFO, so I was wondering if anybody here has experienced a similar transfer time at PHL and how it worked out for them.

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Jan 17th, 2011, 02:11 AM
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Are these flights on one or two tickets? If it is all on one ticket, you should be fine. If the flight from SFO is late, the airline will either wait for you or fly you out the next day.

If you are on two different tickets and the first flight is too late, you are out of luck.
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Jan 17th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Domestic to international transfer is no different than domestic to domestic. You will simply exit you plane at gate A and board the next flight at gate B.

If this is all on 1 ticket as wally asks then if your incoming flight is late USAir will be responsible for putting you on the next available flight.
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Jan 17th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Both flights are on the same US Airways ticket.
Thanks for the responses!

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Jan 17th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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As stated before, the transfer should be simple.
You will probably arrive in Concourse C and depart from
Concourse A. If you check bags at SFO, they will be checked straight through for pick up in Rome.
97 minutes should be plenty of time outbound.

How much time do you have on your return flight?
The process is much more time consuming on your return.
You need to go through Immigration on arrival. Sometimes, there can be a very long line. Then you need to claim baggage, go through customs, recheck baggage, and go back through security to meet your domestic flight.
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