Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Reminds Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead
The summer travel season begins with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. As the number of people traveling continues to increase and people continue to focus on leisure travel, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is expecting robust summer travel passenger volume.
As the airport has seen the busiest first quarter in its history, the key to ensure your summer getaway is a success is to plan ahead. Here are a few tips from America’s Friendliest Airport® to ensure summer travel does not leave you overheated:
- Plan ahead for parking. If you plan to park at the airport, reserve your parking in advance. Book your parking at skyharbor.com/parking.
- Packing your bags. Know what can and cannot go in a carry-on bag. Prohibited items result in checkpoint delays and in some cases, fines. Unsure if an item should be packed in a carry-on bag or your checked bag? Download the free myTSA app, which has a handy “What can I bring?” feature that allows you to type in the item to find out if it can fly or visit tsa.gov.
- Give yourself extra time. Arrive early and check security wait times online. If you are traveling domestically, arrive two hours before your flight, three hours if you are traveling internationally. Travelers can also check current TSA security checkpoint wait times on skyharbor.com and on the flight information screens in the Airport once they arrive.
- Reduce your time in the security checkpoint line. Our PHX RESERVE program allows you to save your space and reduce the wait. Make a reservation up to six days before your flight departs. You’ll be provided with a time to enter a designated checkpoint where you’ll begin the standard security process. This program is open to travelers of any airline. Learn more.
For more helpful tips to navigate the airport this summer, please visit our Travel Tips page.