Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
I'm flying on AirTran out of PHL in about a couple of weeks, and I was wondering som things about the shuttle between Terminals F and C:
1) Do you have to be ticketed on US to take it?
2) How often does it run?
3) Can I see any planes close up along the way?
I'm asking these in case there isn't a long security or ticket counter line when we check in so we could go to the Philly marketplace, and I would like to see other parts of the airport, including the hammerhead on D and Terminal 1.
TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
Air Tran is flying out of terminal F. It has the shortest security lines, and in PHL that is something to brag about!
The shuttle to C runs very frequently and I do not believe you have to have a USAirways ticket to take it. You travel along the tarmac by terminals B - F and the taxiways and runways so you will see all the activity of the airport. You will re-enter the USAirways terminal right at the Marketplace.
The marketplace actually is very nice. If you like Chinese food there is a good Chinese place there. I always eat there.
PHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
The mobile lounges (white busses like at IAD and JFK) are there for international flights. Until the new international terminal is open, there are not enough secure gates in terminal A at peak arrival/departures times in the evening (all those flights to Europe).
It is not very far to walk from Terminal C to F, I have walked from A to D and E several times.
Twaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
I took the shuttle last week. They are simply city buses that say US Airways and US Airways Express on them. You don't have to present any tickets or documentation to ride on them and the route takes about 3-4 mins from F to C. You see planes pretty close up as the bus drives under D and E.
The Philly Marketplace is fine, but nothing you don't see at other strong airports, PIT, ATL, ORD, etc....
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
i have taken the shuttle without a ticket and without being questioned, but not after 9/11. the security could be tighter on the shuttle. it does get you close to planes at D and E. while you are there see how the D expansion is going, hope it is done soon.