Getting thru Customs for a connection in PHL

Old Mar 19th, 2022, 10:18 AM
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Getting thru Customs for a connection in PHL

Will be arriving from Europe next month. I am a Trusted Traveler but understand I will have to claim baggage and check in for connecting flt to DFW. How difficult will this be as far as getting from A-B? I have 2 hrs between arrival and departure. If there is a private service I can hire to help whisk me through the hoops, that would be good.
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Old Mar 19th, 2022, 10:43 AM
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Welcome to Fodors. Are the two flights on one ticket or separate bookings? If on one ticket, you are protected and if you miss the connection the airline will put you on the next available flight. If separate tickets - you are on your own. There is no paid service to take you through immigration / Customs. I've never connected at PHL (only flown to and home from) so don't know how long it takes to get from one terminal to another (If you mean from Terminal A to Terminal B, IIRC there are two terminal A's - east and west)

If you happen to be flying First or Business class everything is faster/easier because you deplane first and 'usually' your bags come out first. Though 2 hours is probably enough time unless your incoming flight is delayed, if I was flying economy and on separate tickets, I personally wouldn't be happy with a 2 hour connection because of possible delays with luggage and at security.

Hopefully a Philly expert will be able to answer. (or you could register and ask your questions on FlyerTalk -- they seems to know everything about anything air travel related on that site)
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PHL is my home airport, so I don't transit there, but if you will be using the Global Entry kiosk, and your connecting flight leaves from B terminal, you should be okay.
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