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PHL Terminal-No Pickup  
User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 253 times:

Philadelphia airport recently opened a new beautiful terminal, F. However they did not put into the plans a palce to pick up passengers. When you get off the plane you claim you luggage, go upstairs, though a bridge to the E terminal, through another bridge to the baggage claim, back downstairs to that pick up. Terrible if you have luggage or kids. Is this great planning !?!?! Only in Philadelphia do they build a terminal that you can not get picked up in.

A few years ago they opened a new runway, which was ten years in the planning. It is beautiful. THey light it up and all. However it is too short for planes to use! Great planning in PHL.

Glad all those taxes we paid on tickets were put to good use.

They are building a new International terminal. Way over budget and late. WOnder what they will "forget" at this one. Check in counters maybe?

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User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 225 times:

Well, at least you still have Veteran's Stadium  Big grin

User currently offlinePhilly phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 days ago) and read 216 times:

You can get picked up in Terminal F, but you just need to know the layout of the airport. [I just got picked up at Terminal F by a "Pacifico Valet" (Parking Service) driver last Tuesday.]

All the person picking you up need know is that for Terminal F, they use the "departures" drive since the construction still is in progress with the parking structures, etc. Of course they cannot pull up early and wait for you, but they are not supposed to do that at the arrival areas in the other terminals anyway.

Hope this helps.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 204 times:

Wait until you get a load of Houston Intercontinental. If you are a newcomer to terminal A and someone is picking you up outside in their private vehicle, you are in for a real "treat". There is no private vehicle access to the curb just outside the sliding glass doors. You have to go across the road and work your way to a parking lot where the meeters and greeters are waiting for you. No problem if you know what you are doing. Lord help you if you have never seen this before and have some checked luggage to drag around.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 202 times:


W used to use Pacifico Valet too now we use Winner, they are right down the auto mall from Pacifico and once you get picked up in your car, you dont have to go back to the valet station, you just leave...

Back to the point here....I havent been in Term F yet, but driven past it quite a few times...there is a dedicated drop-off and check-in though...

As for the international terminal...Its supposed to be open in Spring 2002...looks like they might actually meet that timeframe, probably wont be done til Summer though... I hope it brings more international airlines though

Runway 8/26 is the new runway...and Ive never seen it used...agree with ya there...its a big waste, the commuter traffic still uses 17/35....


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User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 190 times:


Interesing to hear the Pacifico can pick you up. ExpressPark drivers said that it is not allowed, they can be fined, and have signs in their vans saying pickup at F is not allowed. I wonder if Pacifico just got lucky and did not get caught or if Expresspark is not up to date.