Press Releases - 2018 Archives
Flying Through PHX Makes Thanksgiving Easy
PHOENIX – America’s Friendliest Airport® is where holiday travel begins for hundreds of thousands of travelers, and now Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has made it easier to shop for gifts and save money before your flight.
Back for a second year is our popular 2018 Holiday Catalog, packed with gift ideas at Sky Harbor retail locations. Find jewelry and clothing for him and her, presents for the kids, and even spirits from a Phoenix-area brewery. Check the catalog to find an item and see where it is sold, and visit that store to get your goodies when you fly through PHX. With several new retail outlets now open in Terminal 4, there are even more gift options available. Treat your loved ones – and yourself – to some Arizona cheer this year!
More airport savings can be found in our Thanksgiving Parking Coupon, which is good for 26 percent off in Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 garages. Plan ahead and use it for Thanksgiving travel from Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2018 by downloading it from skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/parking/parking-coupon.
Before you can park and shop here, you have to get here, and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year on roads around Sky Harbor. Avoid congestion on airport roadways and outside terminals by taking advantage of the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station whether you are traveling or picking up or dropping off family and friends. The 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station is centrally located on the southwest corner of 44th and Washington streets, and can easily be reached from highways, major streets and Valley Metro Rail. It features a Cell Phone Waiting Lot and it provides easy access to all airport terminals via the free PHX Sky Train®.
Here are some additional travel tips for travelers:
- Confirm flight status with your airline before heading to the airport, then give yourself plenty of time. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight departs if you are flying domestically, three hours if you are flying internationally.
- Drivers should watch freeway signs for airport traffic updates and recommended alternate routes, and they should watch their speed and keep an eye out for officers directing traffic once at Sky Harbor. Expect busy roadways.
- Give yourself time to indulge in a bite at one of the well-known restaurants at Sky Harbor. Treat yourself to an Airport Museum gallery visit. Get pampered at one of the XpresSpa locations in Terminal 4. Visit skyharbor.com or look on our Interactive Directories in Terminal 4 to find out what is close to your gate.
- View Security Checkpoint wait times on skyharbor.com or on one of the flight information display boards in each terminal. Also, make sure there are no prohibited items in your carry-on bag. To see what items are restricted or prohibited, go to tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all.
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.