Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Early Bag Check

Early Bag Check

NOTE – The Early Bag Check program at Sky Harbor will end Nov. 30, 2017.

A handy service makes it even easier for travelers to take the train to the plane, eliminating the need to carry checked luggage aboard the PHX Sky Train®

  • Travelers flying American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United are able to utilize this service.

  • Early Bag Check is available at East Economy Parking, the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, and the Rental Car Center.

  • Those parking at East Economy are able to drop off their luggage before they park. Travelers should look for signs when entering East Economy parking.

  • Travelers using Valley Metro Rail or who are dropped off at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station are able to check their bags on Level 2 on the east side of the station.

  • Travelers using the Rental Car Center are able to check their bags after returning their car and before boarding the Airport Shuttle.

  • Travelers wishing to use Early Bag Check at East Economy and 44th Street should check their bags a minimum of 90 minutes prior to their flight departure.
  • Travelers using Early Bag Check at the Rental Car Center should check their bags at least two hours before flight.
  • Please note: Due to airline policies, baggage cannot be checked more than four hours in advance of flight departure.

  • There is no additional cost for this service though individual airline bag fees still apply. Gratuities are accepted for great service.

  • Please note that some special baggage items such as car seats and sporting good equipment need to be checked at the Airline Ticket Counter.

  • For East Economy, hours of operation are 4 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7 days a week, including holidays.

  • For 44th Street, hours of operation are 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday, including holidays.

  • For the Rental Car Center, hours of operation are 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., 7 days a week, including holidays.

  • We apologize but Early Bag Check cannot currently be used by Southwest Customers flying on a senior fare. The airline is currently working on a fix. In the meantime those travelers flying on senior fares should check in at the Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter in Terminal 4.

  • Early Bag Check is not available to international travelers at this time.