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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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.