(Closed) Help me understand!!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That is a really short layover, and PHL is a pretty busy airport.  Can you change your flights around to give yourselves at least an hour and a half layover?  Any sort of delay on your first flight could mess you up for the rest of the day.



Post # 4
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

You’ll have paperwork to fill out when you land in Cancun and then when you return to the US.  I agree tho, you are cutting it a little close for the Philly Airport. 

Post # 6
14969 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

As long as your flight is on time, you should be fine.  You dont need to go through customs to leave the states so it’ll just be like catching a connecting domestic flight.  On the way back though you’ll need to go through customs at your first entry point to the US, so if you only have an hour on the way back, it may be a problem.  Leaving the US is ok though.

Post # 7
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think you’ll have a problem… I was traveling from VT to Germany by way of Chicago (No, that DOESN’T make sense…). The first check in takes some time, but the layover is the same as a domestic one. Then they’ll have you fill out some paper work before you land, and a passport check when you arrive in Cancun! It’s not bad!

Post # 8
9058 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You should be able to check your luggage all the way through to Cancun from Rochester. You will need to go through immigration at Philly to board your international flight to Cancun. If you are travelling on the same airline for both flights I would ask about checking in for both flights and getting your boarding passes (if you can’t print at home) at Rochester. If you are flying different airlines then I think you maybe in trouble as you will need to go out to boarding checkin at Philly. I think an hour would be cutting it fine if you need to clear immigration and checkin at an airline desk at Philly.

Here is a map of the airport which also list which terminal each airline flies out of. You may need to check the distances on the map.


But be aware that the their website recommends that passengers on international flights arrive 3 hrs prior to departure in peak times to clear immigration/customs.

Post # 11
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@FutureMrsBrew:  You should have a phone number for a travel agent for cheap caribbean. Keep that on you in case of any delays on the first round, you can call them to rearrange the flights. Make sure you let the flight attendants know you have a flight to make, a lot of times they will let you off the plane first. Good luck and have fun!

Post # 12
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If your flight is on time, you will be totally fine.  The Philly airport is not THAT busy, and you can easily get from one terminal to another.  Don’t worry about it.

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