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Philadelphia International Airport

8800 Essington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19153
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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jan 09, 2014

    Not my favorite airport as the layout could use some help, but overall it is not too difficult to navigate. They have some higher tech items to assist you, but I think they fall sort of actual staff concierge.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    3 Nov 12, 2013

    I've flown in and out of Philly only a couple of times, but on the whole liked the airport. I thought it was pretty easy to get and from using public transportation, and that the terminals were on the whole well organized.

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    Mahin Sciacca
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    3 Aug 23, 2013

    No better and no worse the than the majority of airports. Super-convenient access on the SEPTA train and 30th St. Station. It literally dumps you RIGHT at the security line in terminal B.

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    Lane Rettig
    4 Nov 08, 2012

    not a bad airport at all. a lot friendlier and more manageable than new york's behemoths; the fact that it's a short 15 minute cab ride, or 30 minute train ride from downtown helps too. reasonable set of food and shopping options, and my flights into and out of PHL have not seen many delays.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    2 Sep 27, 2012

    Philadelphia International Airport is a cramped maze of rooms that eventually lead to poor transportation options. If you're choosing Philly to save a few dollars on airfare, you're probably going to end up paying the same anyway as you pay to get where you are going.

    There's nothing comfortable or easy about this airport.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Sep 27, 2012

    I've flown through Philly several times on domestic flights - and while it is no more impressive than the next airport, at least it doesn't stand out as UNimpressive. I particularly like the free wi-fi airport-wide, and the Chickie and Pete's in Terminal A - my favorite local restaurant in mini-version!! I can get my crab fries-fix pre-flight.

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    Kae Lani Kennedy
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    4 Aug 30, 2012

    PHL is like my home away from home when I go away from home… if that makes sense. The shops are okay – they carry your run of the mill Philadelphia souvenirs, but the food is off the hook! There’s a Chickie's and Pete’s where you can try some of Philadelphia’s most renowned cuisine. Eat your heart out with a Philly Cheesesteak and a plate of some of their crab fries, arguably the best in the city and possibly the state of Pennsylvania. There’s also a Cantina which is where you can get a mean burrito. Speaking of mean burrito – it’s pretty mean of you to eat a burrito before boarding a flight if you know what I’m saying.

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    5 Jul 24, 2012

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    John Abdou
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    2 Jul 05, 2012

    One of America's worst airports. They are consistently behind schedule and there are not a lot of amenities to keep you busy and well fed during your wait there. The one positive thing is that there is a city ordinance that controls the pricing of goods sold within the airport to keep it consistent with prices outside of it.

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    Lorrie M
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Having been to PHL more times than I'd like to admit, I have to say this Airport isn't bad. It isn't great, it could be better, but it is no San Jose Airport either.

    There are a few nicer wings of the airport and a few less nice wings, I think it balances out. The food choices are decent, the decor is quite outdated and the chairs are in serious need of a renovation. But I guess it balances out since many flights in and out of here aren't delayed (in my experience anyway) and the food is reasonably priced instead of a hike like SFO.

    The airport security, however, leaves much to be desired and the lines are just awful when it's the first place you stop in the US when flying in from another country. Immigration and Customs here are NOT fast, NOT quick and they really don't care about your time. The distance between gates / wings are also quite far so definitely not ideal if you have a less than 2 hour connection in PHL.

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    Rachel Zilaitis
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Note: The rating is not based on "things to do". Using this airport has been a pleasant experience for me...3.5 stars.

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    Jose Maria Otero
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I spent a 5 hour layover at PHL last year and the airport was really cool and well organized, it's really easy to move between terminals, and you can find almost everything you need at the airport shops. I couldn't find any free Wi-Fi hotspot tough.

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    Ariel Cohen
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Great stop on the way to SF instead of NYC - great pass time shopping mall while you wait for your connecting flight

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    Eric Brink
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    2 Jul 04, 2012

    This Review is only for the Domestic Terminal. Add 2 Stars for the International Terminal.

    Back in 1980 when I first worked for Rohm and Haas, I took the long drive down from Levittown, and frequently used PHL for my business and personal travel needs. It was a somewhat claustrophobic and confusing experience then, as it is now. Only the names of the airlines (Braniff, Eastern, etc.) have changed.

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    Laura C.
    3 Sep 04, 2012

    meh.

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    Angel A.
    3 Sep 03, 2012

    Would love if it had free wifi and there weren't always so many delays when flying in.

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    Jessica Pfeifer
    5 Jul 15, 2012

    If I am headed to a sun-drenched island!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nally
    2 Jul 06, 2012
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    Eric Eazy White
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    easy to find terminals

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    Sunkwon Bush
    2 Jul 04, 2012

    This place seriously needs some renovation and better maintenance. Trust me, I work there.

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3.5 out of 5
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With art exhibitions in addition to the usual shops and coffee dispensation points, Philadelphia's airport is recognized as one of the more welcoming of its ilk.

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