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  • Southwest connections in terminal 4
    Jul 29, 2016
    Southwest Airlines from Louisville KY to Portland OR with a plane change in Phoenix. 1 checked bag. 45 minutes between. Arrival and departure in Phoenix. Can I make the connections?


    Yes, it is enough time but it obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from Louisville is late.


  • International Transfer
    Jul 20, 2016
    I will be transferring on AA through PHX, as I am coming from Mexico then leaving to Mexico again still on AA will I have to clear customs and security ?


    Yes, you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the check in desk (since these have to be two separate reservations and AA won't let you book a ticket between two points in Mexico on the same reservation), and then go through security. You need at least 2 hours for this transfer.


  • Tranferring Terminals
    Jul 17, 2016
    My husband and I have a 1hr and 15min layover in Phoenix. We land at 6:45am in terminal 4 on AA in terminal 4 and will need to get to terminal 3 on Hawaii for our 8am flight. We do not have checked luggage. Will be have to go through security again and will this be enough time?


    Yes, you will have to go through security. With no checked bags this is barely enough time if you check in online for your Hawaiian flight before leaving on your first flight.


  • Fly in on American Fly Out American Eagle
    Jul 10, 2016
    We are traveling from Kona Hawaii to Albuquerque and need to change planes from American to American Eagle. What terminal does American Eagle leave from. We are looking at 1.5 hour layover but husband is blind so need to plan carefully.


    Both are in Terminal 4. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • OGG -> PHX
    Jul 8, 2016
    When I land into Phoenix from Maui, do I have to go through customs and immigrations ? I have a connection in 2 hours on Southwest outbound from Phoenix. Therefore is it enough time to make the connection ?


    Hawaii and Arizona are both conveniently located in the United States of America. There is no Customs or immigration when travelling within the United States. 2 Hours should be just enough time if you have checked bags and plenty of time if you don't have checked bags.


  • American connecting flight YVR - PHX - IAH
    Jun 29, 2016
    Landing in PHX from YVR. Only have 75 minutes layover before hopping on another American airlines to go to IAH. No checked baggage. Easy transfer ?? Or do I have to go through security again ?


    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 enough time.


  • 3hr in PHX.
    Jun 15, 2016
    My Grandparents have a 3hr layover on there way to HNL on July 10th. If they don't want to eat what's in Concourse A Terminal 4 can they go out to the main section & Go through security again? Will they have Enough time? What else can they do?


    All the concourses in Terminal 4 are connected inside security, so they could go to any of them.


  • We have a bunch of old ladies working for us, but...
    Jun 15, 2016
    ...they won't tell you that hey, you know that connection over in terminal A? Well guess what, you have to go through TSA security screen before you get there. So stupid...go through screening in Cancun, and then once in PHX go through Customs, and then the old ladies who "direct traffic" towards connections don't bother to mention that even though you're in the "sterile zone", the stupid layout of this airport means you'll have to go through TSA screening to reach your gate. Oh sure, they told us about the food court and how much they loved going to Mexico, but didn't think the effing nugget about have to go through security screening AGAIN might be helpful to the traveler. And yeah, might've been nice for the flight crew to mention it upon arrival, since you know, EVERYONE is catching a connection. How about maybe an electronic board, or even just a sign to tell you? No? Yeah, wouldn't want to do that. Only thing that saved us from missing our connection is that there was hardly any line for the TSA screening...5 or so more people in that line and we would've missed our connection.


    Every airport in the US requires you to go through Security after clearing customs from an International arrival if you have a connection. Not just Phoenix. Nobody probably told you because it's true at EVERY airport in the US.


  • Terminal 4 flight connection
    Jun 14, 2016
    Traveling AA from Tampa to Boise with a stop in Phoenix. There is only 34 minutes between flights - both are Terminal 4. Is this enough time to make my connection?


    It's possible but obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from Tampa is delayed.


  • customs
    Jun 8, 2016
    I will be flying Delta airlines from Puerto Vallarta to Seattle with a 90 minute layover in Phoenix. Will this be enough time to go thru customs and immigrations?


    Delta does not fly from Puerto Vallarta to Phoenix - please double check your reservation.


  • SEA-IAH-CLT Terminal Change. With a 1hr 15min Layover
    Jun 8, 2016
    Will I have to go through security when changing terminals at IAH? I'm staying on the same airline. . . Will I have to recheck my bags? Is a 1hr 15min Layover long enough in December when Changing terminals at IAH?


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security. You have enough time.


  • CLT - PHX - SEA With a Terminal Change
    May 26, 2016
    Will I Have to Get My Luggage and Re check It When I Go From American to Delta Airlines? Will I Have to Go Through Security When I Go From Terminal 4-3? Is a 1hr 54min Layover Long enough at PHX When Changing Airlines/Terminals?


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags, change terminals, re-check your bags, and go through security. This is a difficult connection.


    Um...I hate to break it to you but you won't make your connection ...especially if you have to claim your luggage. You may as well have them out you on the next flight. Sorry


    Thanks for the info. I probably won't do it. I was just asking. I haven't made official plans and haven't booked it yet.


  • arrival time to check in for 10;00 AAL flight to Charlot.
    May 24, 2016
    how much earlier di we need to arrive for passenger drop-off


    2 hours should be enough time. so 8.


  • Security times
    May 17, 2016
    I have a Delta flight at 3:55 PM and will be able to arrive at the airport only at 2:30 PM. Will it be ok for security considering the long wait times at TSA security?


    I think it will be difficult, but the early afternoon isn't as bad as most other times of the day.


  • Terminal 4 Speed
    May 17, 2016
    7:50am BWI - 9:40am Phoenix arrival on Southwest. Want to catch the 10:15 flight to LIH (Kauai). It looks like both should be within terminal 4 and the Southwest flight has good ratings for being on time. Possible to circumvent terminal 4 in 15-20 minutes?


    LIH flight is on American!


    It's possible if you are already checked in for your AA flight. Obviously it leaves no time to spare if the Southwest flight is delayed and obviously you can't do this if you plan on checking bags.


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