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PHX RESERVE lets you Save Your Place. Reduce Your Wait.

PHOENIX – America’s Friendliest Airport® has partnered with Copenhagen Optimization and CLEAR to offer free reservations for TSA Security Checkpoint lines, helping travelers to manage their trips and eliminate uncertainty and stress over how long it will take to wait in line for security.

The new pilot program, PHX RESERVE, gives passengers the ability to schedule a specific time to get in the TSA Security Checkpoint line. Reservations can be made up to three days before a passenger’s flight, and they will use a dedicated entry point to the security checkpoint. Using the program is free.

The pilot program will initially be available in Terminal 3 beginning March 1.

 “We are proud Sky Harbor can offer another great service to our customers to make their travels easier and more flexible,” said Chad Makovsky, Director of Aviation Services for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. “What’s good for our passengers and guests is good for the air travel industry as a whole.”

“Virtual Queuing is a key step towards the smart and digitalized airport, where we leverage data to create new opportunities for passengers, airlines, and airports,” said Kasper Hounsgaard, CEO of Copenhagen Optimization. “Together with Sky Harbor, we enable a more efficient operation and provide the foundation for the seamless passenger journey.”

“Now more than ever, travelers want a better and more predictable airport experience, and together with Sky Harbor, PHX RESERVE is providing just that,” said Michael Twersky, GM of Virtual Queuing, CLEAR. “We are thrilled to partner with Sky Harbor and bring this exciting new technology to their passengers - who can travel stress-free knowing they can reserve a spot in security ahead of time.”

Reservation times can be made between 60 minutes and four hours before a passenger’s flight. The dedicated PHX RESERVE Security entry point will be available between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. Passengers traveling as a group (up to 10) can also reserve an appointment as one.

Travelers should plan ahead and make their reservations in advance. Reservations can be made online up to 72 hours in advance of flight departure. Learn more about PHX RESERVE by going to

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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 and departed from Sky Harbor daily. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.


About Copenhagen Optimization

Denmark-based Copenhagen Optimization is a leading provider of software and consultancy focused on airports’ operational planning and execution activities. Copenhagen Optimization has grown quickly since its founding in 2014 and is now working with more than 50 airports across the world on all aspects of airport operation. Embracing the latest best practice within machine learning and cloud-based software, Copenhagen Optimization delivers substantial value with its intelligent and intuitive Better Airport® solution. For more information, visit


About CLEAR 

With CLEAR, you are always you. CLEAR's mission is to enable frictionless and safe journeys using your identity. With more than 8 million members and 100+ partners across the world, CLEAR's identity platform connects you to the cards in your wallet - transforming the way you live, work and travel. Trust and privacy are the foundation of CLEAR. We have a commitment to members being in control of their own information and never selling member data. CLEAR is at the highest level of security by U.S. government regulators and is also certified as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology under the SAFETY Act.