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  • 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.


  • Connection time
    May 17, 2016
    We arrive in Phoenix on American Airlines from Vancouver at5:39 pm June 13, and depart on another American Airlines flight at6:53 pm. Will this be enough time to make our flight to Indianapolis, Indiana?


    Yes, that should be enough time. 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.


  • Phoenix to Cabo
    May 5, 2016
    Hello, I am taking American Airlines to go from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas. I have a connecting flight in Phoenix with the layover being 40 minutes. Is that enough time?


    It's within the same terminal...terminal 4 in Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl


    It's enough time if the first flight is on-time. It obviously leaves no time to spare if it's delayed.


  • Getting Home
    Apr 30, 2016
    Flying into Phx from Palm Springs with a connection to Orlando - both American flights. Is 42 minutes enough time ??


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Palm Springs is on-time.


  • Is an hour connection time enough?
    Apr 21, 2016
    Hi! Will be flying into PHX on AAL arrival at 3:41pm with connection on Skywest/American Eagle to MRY departing at 4:40 pm. As both would be in Terminal 4 , how fast do I have to be to make that work..provided the inbound flight is on time? (How far apart are the gates?) Thanks for you advice!


    It shouldn't take you more than 10-15 minutes to get between gates. You have enough time.


  • Arriving from DFW to Burbank CA
    Apr 6, 2016
    I have a 40 minute layover in Phoenix arriving from DFW to Burbank CA. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if your flight from DFW is on-time.


  • connection time
    Mar 28, 2016
    flying on American airlines to phx with a 45 minute connection to a mesa/american eagle flight. are the gates close and can i make the connection?


    All American/American Eagle flights are in Terminal 4. You can make it as long as the first flight is on-time.


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