Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
User currently offlineBOSPMV From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 305 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

This past weekend I flew down to Baltimore to see the Red Sox and Orioles play. I flew US and stopped in PHL both ways. I must say, PHL was an awful connecting airport. It was my first time flying through PHL, I have flown US on 3 other ocasions, each time stopping in PIT. For a Hub airport, PHL is a dump and I was not impressed at all. I know BOS is no gem by any means, but I was expecting PHL, Uone of US top 2 cities, to have better facilities.

Also, we experienced so bad delays as well. For starters, the play left the gate at BWI 40 mins late, we also sat in the runway for an additional 30 mins because PHL was having weather problems. It was raining out in BWI, not to bad, but we were under the impression that PHL was getting nailed. When we finally took off, the shortest flight ever, thank god, we got to PHL to see that there was only a light shower. To make matters worse, we landed and sat off to the side of the runway for about 10 minutes, then had to taxi all the way around to the gate where we had to sit for another 25 minutes because the gate we needed was occupied. Luckily for us, I was traveling with 4 other guys, the plane was continuing to BOS so we didnt even have to go far once we got off. But on the other hand, I was talking to a few other people that had already missed their connecting flights. In a nutshell, we had a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes of delays. Another thing to point out, PHL was not using 2 runways for takeoffs, they had only one going, we had to cross the 2 active landing runways to get to the runway we were going to takeoff from which added another 20 minutes tothe time it took for us to taxi from gate the runway for takeoff.

All around, I was not impressed with connecting through PHL, for a major hub airport, the facilities were nothing great, felt rather cramped, the delays for simple rain were awful and to top it off, they did not even serve drinks on the flight from PHL-BOS. After my experience, I know if I have ever chooce US, I will be sure to fly through PIT or CLT.

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

It would be helpful if you indicated specifically which of the 7 PHL Terminals you classify as a "dump". I mean to generalize from a short flight that ALL of PHL is a dump is misleading. Terminal A (International) and Terminal F (Regional) are brand new. My observation is that 2 of the other Terminals are in shabby condition and in need of refurbishment. Did you ever leave the Terminal in which you transited?

User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Having transited PHL just last week, I'll agree wholeheartedly with Vega.

Terminal A is spectacular - great food choices, very light, airy, modern and spacious. Terminal F, while perhaps a little cramped for the sheer number of RJ and prop flights going in and out of there today, is certainly a well-thought-out facility for regional traffic.

The rest of PHL is horrible. The main concourses are narrow, low-ceilinged and poorly lit with squashed gate areas overflowing into the hallways. The interminable fingers have no moving sidewalks... good luck making your US C-23 to A-20 connection  banghead   Yeah sure

USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic US BOS-PHL-BWI-PHL-BOS
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
GSO-PHL-BOS-GSO On US/USX (Mesa/CHQ) posted Sun Jan 30 2005 09:26:21 by DeltAirlines
US Airways PHL - BOS - PHL posted Sat Aug 14 2004 18:45:36 by Aa757first
PHL-BOS RT Via Amtrak Acela And US Airways posted Wed Mar 31 2004 04:44:48 by Ua815
First Time On US: SEA-PHL-FCO 8/26 (long) posted Sat Sep 23 2006 08:49:44 by N174UA
Non-Rev/Rev -US/IB - PHL-FCO-MAD-FCO-PHL Part 2 posted Fri Mar 24 2006 18:56:29 by US AIRWAYS
Non Rev/Rev - US/IB: PHL-FCO-MAD-FCO-PHL Part 1 posted Wed Mar 22 2006 18:21:18 by US AIRWAYS
Delay Central: 11-28 US DTW-PHL-HVN posted Tue Nov 30 2004 07:41:07 by Fjnovak1
US Airways PHL-CLT-MCO-BWI-PHL 8/12/01 posted Sat Jun 5 2004 15:36:47 by Tony Lu
US Airways PHL To SFO Round Trip posted Sat Aug 23 2003 04:17:41 by Ua815
Plane Insanity- US: CAE-PHL-DCA posted Tue Aug 5 2003 04:49:01 by Eric505

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format