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Ant
27th May 2003, 11:51
So what is there to do and see in Philadelphia? I'll have about 1.5 hours to spare while I'm waiting for a connecting flight, thought I'd try and make the most of it :)

Guru
27th May 2003, 11:55
With just 1,5H find a bar in the airport! http://216.40.249.192/s/contrib/blackeye/all_coholic.gif

Wombat
27th May 2003, 13:36
Ah, my old home turf.

With an hour and a half, that's not even time enough to leave the airport. I know that airport pretty well though; there are worse places to spend your time. There's a place in the main food court that serves up some pretty decent cheesesteaks. I don't care for peppers on mine, but sometimes I'll go in for the onions.

And if you hit the bar, there are some pretty decent beers. A nice, lighter, inexpensive lager to look out for is Yuengling.

And if you're still up for food after that, grab a pretzel from one of the stands. They're not the best, but they're the closest you'll get to decent in the time you have.

Gurm
27th May 2003, 13:53
Yikes! I'm so damn sick of Yuengling (pronounced YING-LING, ryhmes with DINGALING) by now that I want to spit. I'm a Boston lad, so Yuengling is one step removed from Bud Light, as far as I'm concerned. It's the best the locals have to offer though, since any Sam Adams you get will be airlifted to Boston and then BACK to Philly, even though it's brewed in Philly in the first place. ROFL.

Anyway, they're right - you'll never leave the airport. Thankfully, the international terminal ain't too bad. Just crash, try some of the local beer, and tough it out. ;)

- Gurm

HedsSpaz
27th May 2003, 14:12
I'd recommend avoiding Philly if you can manage it, heh. I've been living in Philly (well, the suburbs), for almost 7 years and I like it less everyday. Fortunately I'm living in Virginia for the summer for my internship and I'm hoping that at the end of the summer I'll not need to move back (aka, company will hire me full time).

Anyway, Wombat, the airport is just finishing up a 3 year renovation and expansion so it probably doesn't look much like you remember.

Gurm, heaven knows I find myself nodding my head and agreeing with you more often then not, but on the Yuengling I'm gonna call you out, thats some damn fine beer. :)

Ian

P.S. Don't eat the pretzels, he's trying to give you food poisoning, nobody actually eats them, they're merely to give Philly something unique, and for the locals to laugh at the out-of-towners when they mistakenly try and ingest them. ;)

Wombat
27th May 2003, 15:25
Originally posted by HedsSpaz

Anyway, Wombat, the airport is just finishing up a 3 year renovation and expansion so it probably doesn't look much like you remember.

Gurm, heaven knows I find myself nodding my head and agreeing with you more often then not, but on the Yuengling I'm gonna call you out, thats some damn fine beer. :)

Ian

P.S. Don't eat the pretzels, he's trying to give you food poisoning, nobody actually eats them, they're merely to give Philly something unique, and for the locals to laugh at the out-of-towners when they mistakenly try and ingest them. ;)
I was at the airport over Christmas. I still visit my family in NJ a few times a year, so I've seen the renovation in progress.

As for Yuengling, it's a damn fine beer for the money. It's not the best in the world, but what else would you recommend he try to get at a Philly airport bar?

GT98
27th May 2003, 15:40
Yeah I was gonna say you dont have time to do jack if you only have 1.5 hrs there. I live about 45 minutes to an Hour from Philly myself.

agallag
27th May 2003, 18:28
Originally posted by GT98
...you dont have time to jack if you only have 1.5 hrs there.

How do you know how long that takes him? :D:D:p :cool:

Ant
28th May 2003, 02:39
What's the airport terminal layout like? I've been booked on return flights that only give me 45 minutes between landing in Philadelphia (Terminal B) to my flight back to the UK taking off (Terminal A). The boss assures me this is no problem, so long as the first flight is bang on time I suppose :)

NetSnake
28th May 2003, 02:54
Originally posted by Guru
With just 1,5H find a bar in the airport! http://216.40.249.192/s/contrib/blackeye/all_coholic.gif

:up: :up: :up: :up:

HedsSpaz
28th May 2003, 07:36
Ant, check here. http://www.phl.org/images/newterm.jpg

B to A isn't too bad, depending on what A gate your departing flight is at. Philly airport isn't all that big actually, nowhere near JFK or the like. You're main difficulty is gonna be getting through customs in that amount of time (in case that wasn't already obvious ;) ).

Good luck,
Ian

Ant
28th May 2003, 08:27
I always get pulled in by US customs as I tend to look like a pimp/drug dealer :)

rylan
28th May 2003, 10:56
I'll agree with Gurm about the beer.. . Yuengling sucks. Anyway with 1.5 hours its best you just hang around the airport and relax. Not much you can get to go see besides the inside of the terminals.

Strahd
28th May 2003, 12:44
Originally posted by agallag
How do you know how long that takes him? :D:D:p :cool:

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:D

az
28th May 2003, 13:51
Originally posted by agallag
How do you know how long that takes him? :D:D:p :cool:

Damn, you stole my line :)

AZ