Upcoming Sky Harbor Holiday Travel Tips

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport


As the holiday season fast approaches, these tips will help you navigate your way around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Book ahead
Did you know passengers can book parking up to six months ahead of their travel date? Reserve your spot at any of our parking facilities while saving yourself time and money. Visit the parking page to check for more information.

Security awareness
Make sure you double check what’s in your bag and become familiar with the guidelines to pass through security, including items that may be restricted. View Security Checkpoint wait times on skyharbor.com or on flight information display boards in each terminal. Visit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) travel page for more tips, or receive answers to your questions directly from TSA’s Twitter page.

Save time and avoid roadway traffic with the PHX Sky Train®
Whether picking up or dropping someone off, roadways around the airport get especially busy during the holidays. Avoid the roadway and curbside congestion by utilizing the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station. Travelers can ride the train, free of charge, directly to and from the terminals. There are also short-term parking meters and a free cell phone waiting lot there.

Check status
Double check your flight status with your airline before coming to the airport and make sure to give yourself plenty of time. Arrive at least two hours before your flight departure for domestic travel or three hours for international travel.

Face masks required
Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required to be worn at all times under the federal mask mandate. Make sure to be familiar with current COVID-19 protocols for all areas you visit.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.

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