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Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Phoenix Sky Harbor PHX airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your PHX Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.


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  • My son has an overnight Layover 1130pm to 0730 am
    Jun 27, 2016
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    I am looking for suggestions in re: to my teenage son's layover. It seems that there may not be enough time to stay at a local hotel since his flight arrives at 1130 pm and departs at 0730. Any suggestions for a few hours of sleep? Food? Thank you!!

     

    PHX is not a 24 hour airport. Pretty much everything will be closed from the time he arrives until about 4 AM.

     

    I have a couple ideas since ZAP didn't really. There is a Circle K Convince Store which is open 24hrs about less than a block away (Via Google Maps). He can ride the PHX Sky train to 44st/Washington Station to get to the Circle K. To get some sleep he can ride the PHX sky train if he wants to until his next flight it is also open 24 hours I'm pretty sure. The Valley Metro rail is not open 24 hours just to let you know. Please let me know if that was helpful!

     

    I will certainly mention the options to him. Thank you very much!

     

    Ok. Thank you for your time!

     

    No problem.

     

  • 17hr layover to and 1.75hr layover from PHX
    Mar 8, 2016
    4
    I've never been to PHX Airport. Question 1: I have a 17 hr layover in Phoenix before departing to Cabo. Do I need to collect my luggage and recheck the next morning or will they be tagged to go to flight. I'll pack another change of clothes in carry-on if I can leave my luggage at airport. Question 2: My returning layover in PHX is 1.75 hr. Will this be enough time to get through Customs/Security? I'm not aware of the terminal situation. Is it somewhat like Dallas/Fort Worth? This is my second time flying to and from Mexico (obviously the first trip layovers were at Dallas/Fort Worth.) Thanks in advance for your info!

     

    Since your connection is over 12 hours and overnight you will have to claim your bags and re-check them the next day. On your return you should have enough time. It's not like DFW - everything on AA in DFW is in the same terminal, however, the process is the same.

     

    Sorry, I meant everything on AA in PHX is in the same terminal.

     

    Thank you. Bummer about rechecking luggage. :(

     

    That part is the same everywhere in the US.

     

  • flying back from Cancun to PDX through PHX
    Mar 4, 2016
    1
    On our way back from Cancun we are flying through PHX with about a 1hr20min layover when we enter the US do we need to go through customs and recheck our bags before boarding to PDX? And if so will we have enough time to do so? On know on our way to Cancun through PHX the bags get transferred automatically but what about on the way back?

     

    Yes, in Phoenix you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security. 1 hr 20 minutes is pretty difficult, but Phoenix doesn't get too many international arrivals so immigration and customs should not be crowded.

     

  • TRAVELING BETWEEN TERMINAL 3 AND 4
    Jan 10, 2016
    1
    WE HAVE A 1HR 45 MIN STOP ON OUR WAY HOME FROM HI IN MARCH. MY HUSBAND IS A MODEL PLANE BUILDER AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL FRANK LUKE SPAD ( FULL SIZED PLANE ) IN TERMINAL 3--WE WILL BE IN TERMINAL 4.WILL WE HAVE TIME TO DO THIS?

     

    If your flight arrives early, maybe, but there's not a lot of time to spare because you will have to go back through security when you return to Terminal 4.

     

  • AA to another AA with layover of 35 mins
    Jan 8, 2016
    1
    I have a flights form CLT to PHX and then another AA flight form PHX to SEA, but the layover times is just 35 mins. It is enough?

     

    It's enough time if the first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 1hr 15min Layover
    Dec 21, 2015
    1
    I'm trying to purchase a flight back from GDL to OAK, but I'm unsure I'll have enough tim. There is a layover in PHX for an 1h 15m. Is this enough time to make the next flight?

     

    It's possible, but it's 15 minutes shorter than the recommended International to Domestic connection time. I would try it if I didn't have checked bags.

     

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