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I am flying from LAX to EWR with a 45 minutes connection in PHX. Is 45 min connection easily doable?
American Airlines AA561 from LAX to PHX and American Airlines AA1774 from PHX to EWR
I have a 4 hr layover in terminal 2 (arriving and departing flights are United.) Can I go to terminal 4 to shop/dine while I wait? Will I have to go through security and will I be able to since my flight is leaving terminal 2 not 4?
Is there a Catholic Mass pn Sunday mornings?
No, there are no religious services. It is an interfaith chapel.
April 4th: American 1783 from SFO with a 1:14 layover to get on AA 5902 (Canada Air) to Guadalajara. Is that plenty of time?
If not, how much would be? I'll do anything not to layover in Dallas or Houston!

Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in Terminal 4.
We have a flight from DC to PHX on AA, that connects with a 45 minute layout. The connection flight is on Mesa Air, by American Eagle. IS there enough time for connection? Are they in the same terminal?
Yes, all American and American Eagle flights are in Terminal 4. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.
Going to be arriving in Phoenix at 11:03 p and my flight to Seattle leaves at 11:40 p. I know that is tight timing. Both flights are AA. Any idea on if that would be enough time to get from gate-to-gate in time? (barring any delays from the arriving flight)
Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time.
We'll be arriving from JFK with AA at 9:07 am, flying on to Palm Springs 10 am, enough time to make it?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I'm freaking out! My layover is 28 min on AA from PHX going to LAS am I going to have enough time?? I know this is such a short time I didn't realize I would need more time :(
It's not impossible if the first flight is domestic and on-time. It obviously doesn't leave any time to spare if it's delayed.
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.
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.