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Early Bag Check-In Now An Option at Phoenix Sky Harbor Rental Car Center

by Public Relations | Published On: Mar 17, 2014 | Last Updated: 

VIDEO_SandyHootenDallas resident Sandy Hooten was a in happy mood as she prepared to return on her flight home to Texas. For the third year in a row, Hooten flew into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to watch her beloved Texas Rangers play in their Surprise facility during the Cactus League season. Her happiness grew even more when she discovered that the Early Bag Check service had been introduced at the Airport’s Rental Car Center.

“I love it,” she said. “I would like to see more airports offer this service.”

The free service, already available at Sky Harbor’s East Economy and 44th Street PHX Sky Train® stations, was launched recently at the Rental Car Center, operating each day from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends and holidays. The service is conveniently located near the north and south exits on the customer service level at the Rental Car Center.

Travelers flying American Airlines, Southwest Airlines or US Airways can now check their luggage immediately after returning their rental car, avoiding the hassle of carrying large suitcases onto a shuttle bus and into the airport terminal. Bags must be checked at least 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure. There is no additional charge for the service, but airline baggage fees still apply.

Since the service began in late 2012, more than 100,000 pieces of luggage have been processed at the East Economy and 44th Street PHX Sky Train® stations.

Acting Deputy Director Aviation Director Steve Grubbs observed, “We have received tremendous feedback from travelers who have used our Early Bag Check service, and we felt it was important to offer this amenity to our rental car customers.”

In addition to checking bags, customers on American, Southwest and US Airways can also have a boarding pass printed at the Early Bag Check counters.

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Published: March 17, 2014