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  • CUN to PHX to YVR
    Mar 18, 2016
    I asked a question last week about the flight from Cancun to YVR with the layover in Phoenix. You let me know that I barely have enough time. We have Nexus cards. Will that help us at all? Thanks again!


  • YVR to PHX to CUN
    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi. We will be travelling on May 2nd from Vancouver to Cancun with a layover in PHX. The layover is for 1H33M. Is this enough time? What steps will we have to go through to navigate the airport? Also, we will be doing this trip in reverse on May 11th, this time with a layover of 1H38M. Should we expect the same process as on the way down? All flights are with American Airlines. Thank you!


    On the way to Mexico you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Phoenix is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time. On your way back to Vancouver, in Phoenix, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You barely have enough time. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs when you get to Vancouver.


    Thank you so much for your reply! We have Nexus cards. Will this help us at all on our return leg at PHX?


    Yes, they should help a little bit.


  • Connection time enough
    Feb 28, 2016
    Flying from ORD to Phoenix then to Maui. Is a 1 hr 8 min connection time enough? All on American


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Customs Through Phoenix
    Feb 25, 2016
    Hi - flying from Cabo to Phoenix on Saturday, arriving @ 2:54PM. I have a connection to EWR that departs Phoenix @ 4:25PM. Both are AA. Is that window (about 1:30) enough to make it through customs and onto our final leg of the flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Passing customs and connecting
    Feb 24, 2016
    Hello. We are flying MEX-PHX, arriving at 6:30pm, and then connecting PHX– PDX at 9:20pm. Both flights are AA, not sure terminals. I am pretty sure we will have to go through customs in PHX, and my friend is not a US citizen. Would this almost 3 hour layover be long enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through US Immigration and customs in Phoenix. Both flights will be in Terminal 1.


  • Terminal change times
    Feb 14, 2016
    Flying from Anchorage to Phoenix. Plane change From terminal 4 to terminal 2. Will I have time to get through security?


    Since you didn't post how much time you have I can't answer your question.


  • ARRIVING from LV, then flying out to Puerto Vallarta Mexico
    Jan 19, 2016
    How much time would I need for a layover, arriving on American Airlines from Las Vegas, then flying from American airlines to Puerto Vallarta Mexico?


    1 hour should be sufficient.


    1 hour even having to go through customs/go to the international side? Sorry never been to DFW international side, been to LAX & we had to walk over outside to another terminal and then get back in which took awhile.


    There is no US Immigration and Customs when departing the US.


  • flight AA5644 from dfw to AAflight 633to OGG 33 minute lay over can I
    Jan 4, 2016
    Can I make from flight AA5644 from DFW to AA flightAA633 on 1-25-16 in 33 minutes


    It's possible as all you have to do in PHX is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, but obviously leaves no time to spare if the first flight is delayed.


  • Connection time
    Dec 22, 2015
    I have a family of 5 arriving from Puerto Vallarta on New Years Eve. American Air gave us a 1hr layover to catch another American flight but need to go through customs. Is that enough time?


    No, that's totally inadequate. The minimum International to domestic connection time is 90 minutes.


  • Missed flight-avoid security.exit/recently on return trip?
    Feb 1, 2016
    We flew from den to Phx on United, on time, tried to get to terminal 4 via sky train and speed walking for our HI flight but the security line at 4 was unbelievably long and we missed our flight...cost us $225 to get inter island flight. How can we avoid exiting and having to go back through security on our flights home? (Flying American into Phx, then departing on United terminal 2 with only 1 1/2 hours between)


    There's no way you can avoid it. You should have researched this BEFORE booking your tickets.


    Travel co. booked and what airport makes you go through security again!?! Only at PHX.......they should install secure walking paths between terminals!


    Actually lots of airports have terminals connected outside security.


    You are correct ZAP, a lot of airports have terminals connected outside security, but I agree with Flyhigh that they should look into increasing their secure connections. I avoid airports that do not have secure connections (even if I have time) due to the huge inconvenience of security. There is a lot of room for improvement at PHX for this reason. Before the increased procedures it wasn't that big of deal but now security check lines can be incredibly long. Therefore all airports should be looking at improving their connection options within the secure areas. I also think airlines (i.e. Southwest) should be REQUIRED to transfer luggage to connecting airlines as long as the connection time is realistic.


  • Term 2 to Term 4
    Dec 17, 2015
    12/23/15 arriving United at 11am in term 2 with baggage check. Depart AA at 2pm in term 4. Is there easy way to get to 4 or all walking? Is there first class security check in in PHX?


    Yes, there is now a train that runs outside security between terminals. Yes, there is priority security for first class passengers in Terminal 4. You should have enough time.


  • Vancouver to Phoenix to Guadalajara
    Dec 15, 2015
    I arrive from Vanc. to Phoenix and have 1 hr. 10 min. to get flight to Guadalajara. All flights American Airlines. Do I have enough time to make Guad. flight? Do I go through customs too? Is luggage transferred to Guad plane automatically? Also... customer reviews are not great for Amer. airlines... any one have any experiences I should note? Many thanks. Linda


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do in Phoenix is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time. American's operation in Phoenix is pretty reliable.


  • Making connection in time
    Dec 19, 2015
    I have a flight with AA 2992 4 arriving to terminal and need to connect to terminal 2 to board United Airlines 1552. I have about 1 hour can I make it?


    If you are already checked in for your United flight online and don't have checked baggage, you can make it if your AA flight is on-time. Otherwise I don't think it's possible. You will have to go through security again in Terminal 2.


    Doubt it! We had 1 hour 30 minutes and hustled...didn't make it because the security line was ridiculous!


  • Making Connecting Flight
    Dec 6, 2015
    I have a 57 min lay over with a plane change. Flying in on flight AA 649 and departing on flight 5642. What is the distance from arriving gate to departing gate? My itinerary does not show gate info.


    You won't know your gates until the day of your flight. You can get between any two AA gates in Phoenix in less than 15 minutes. You should have enough time.


  • Making a Connection in time
    Dec 10, 2015
    I am flying into Phoenix on Dec 19th with AA flight #457 getting in @10:05am and Departing on AA flight #584 to Edmonton, Alberta Canada @11:15am. I have a lay over in Phoenix for 1hr 10m will this be enough time to make my connection? and will I be leaving from the same terminal or should I swithch to a different flight with 2-1/2hr connection time.


    All American Airlines flights are in the same terminal. All you have to do in Phoenix is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have plenty of time.


    Thank you for the information I will continue with my booked flight


    I am flying into PHX from Salt Lake City and then getting a flight to London Heathrow. They are both in Terminal 4. Will I need to go through security and will I need to re-check in my baggage?


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