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Speed Through the Airport and Security Lines this NASCAR Championship Weekend

by Public Relations | Published On: Nov 02, 2020 | Last Updated: 

PHOENIX – We are gearing up for a busy NASCAR Championship weekend and look forward to welcoming travelers coming in for the event. We are providing travel tips to help make your experience through America’s Friendliest Airport® smooth and stress-free.


Before you arrive at PHX:

  • If you are planning to rent a car from our Rental Car Center, be sure to make reservations in advance to ensure you get the best price and vehicle selection. Options can be limited day-of during major events.


As you depart PHX:

  • NASCAR programs must be placed in carry-on bags. Do not place programs in your checked luggage. Be sure to check TSA’s website to find out what is and isn’t allowed in your carry-on and checked luggage.
  • Arrive at least two hours prior to your domestic flight’s departure time and at least three hours ahead for international flights.
  • Wear a face covering. Face coverings are required in all areas of the airport including Rental Car Shuttle buses. If you forget your face covering or need to buy other personal protective equipment (PPE), you can purchase one at an airport retail store or from a PPE vending machine. Learn more about our PHX – Here for You Campaign and what we are doing to keep travelers safe.
  • Check your flight status before arriving at the airport. Flight status can be checked with your airline or on You can also check TSA security checkpoint wait times on the homepage of


For more travel tips, check out our Travel Tips section.