America's Friendliest Airport
Arrive early and enjoy a meal/drinks @ Chelsea's Kitchen in Terminal 4. It's located BEFORE security checkpoint so your family & friends can join! Great food, chill vibe, and handsome bartenders.
Got an hour to kill? Stretch your legs with a wander around the rectangle of terminals. Infinite walkways! Wacky carpet! Note it's not a full loop. You can only cross n/s from b to c at the east end.
Who's brilliant decision was it to approve a coffee bar named "Cartel"? As a Colombian, this is insulting. As a consumer, dumb - if you just google the word see how they botched this branding move..
You won't find any beverages other than water at the newsstand/news shops. Best place to find Coke/Diet Coke is at the CPK kiosk where there is not usually a line (like you will find at Pizza Hut et a
Terminal 3 is worse than the surrounding Arizona desert. Buy anything you need or want before even arriving to airport. Nothing here but a newsstand and one dumpy restaurant. Not even a coffee shop.
Because it's usually 100+ degrees outside, they blast the AC inside the airport, making it feel like the North Pole, so bring a sweater if you're stopping here. There's also free wifi and charge ports
When picking up, use the cell phone lot and tell your passenger to tell you exactly which door to go to... preferably a clear area. Saves time and you won't be "that guy" jamming up curbside pick-up!!
Very nice airport, went to a great Mexican restaurant while waiting for a flight back to FL. Nice places to shop and if you need a ride to get to your gate they have these free cool cart drivers.
Security awesome with TSA pre check. Walked right through. Food here is typical airport food. Over priced and sub par. Eat before you come to airport. Phoenix has many great restaurants.
Awesome airport, very clean and easy to get in and out. The car rental is no longer attached to the terminal but is located in another building in the airport. Takes over an hour to rent a car.
Terminal 4, C gates: go to Cartel Coffee Lab! Chemex, Aeropress, V60 & Clever-brewed single origin coffee! Plus, *actual* espresso drinks (not the Starbucks crap).
I like this port for the Wi-fi and Mexican food. Don't like the rental car distance so much. Get a seat. And men, give up your seat to a woman if it's crowded. Chivalry is always appreciated.
The shops and restaurants close at 9 pm. If you are unlucky enough to be on a late flight or red eye, be prepared to be hungry and thirsty by the time your flight leaves. Pretty poor customer service!
Free wi-fi, speedy TSA security lines (all terminals), but be prepared to encounter construction in terminal 4. Sky Harbor is bigger than it seems- be ready for flight connections and gate changes.
The salad at the Jackalopes is not that special for the $12 paid.You can get a salad at the Jose Roux for much less $7 & add chickin,meat,or crab for $3. 4 topshelf drinks run high at $78 so beware.
Many have complained about lack of outlets to recharge your phone/laptop, but I found no waiting for barstool/counter space at Southwest plug-in stations near gates D1-8, with great view of runways.
La Grande Orange (I think that's the name of the restaurant) has excellent food but a terrible setup. Ordering and getting your food can be confusing but it's worth the hassle. Music's good too!
Delighted to see TSA treat one of our soldiers with kindness and respect. Remember "guys" if you are in uniform and have your ID you can leave your boots on (as long as not steal toed).
Wendy's in terminal 3 between gate 18-19 doesn't serve hamburgers till after 10am. $9.00 steak & egg burrito across the way is the best bet for breakfast.
Besides the Airport Museum, there's a lot of public art here! Check out the Paul Coze mural in T-2, stained glass in T-3, and a dichromatic glass install at the Rental Car Center.
Paradise Bakery is worth any walk. Great sandwiches, salads, soups, as well as wonderful baked goods and coffee. There's one outside security at terminal 4 and past security by the C gates.
If you're running late I suggest you do skycap at the outside curb it's so much faster to avoid late check-ins. It may be a bit hot waiting during summer months but it's worth the hassle!
Best food in all terminals... Paradise Bakery! Don't forget to ask for a spoon or a fork if you need one as they don't offer it up. Finding out you need one on the plane isn't pleasant!
The chopped salad at Cowboy Ciao in Terminal A is delicious and relatively healthy especially if you leave off the dressing which it doesn't really need. Worth the walk from Terminal C.
This airport is pretty good. I've always gotten through security quickly, and never had to walk too far to get to my gate. As a mom, the park and walk long term parking is horrendous, however.
A strange layout. small little off shots of gates and long stretches that require a hike or if you are lucky to find a cart. Look for your connecting flight carefully --waste no time in getting to y
Terminal 2 has a nice sitting area with a book store, Starbucks, and restaurant before you have to hit security. If you have a long layover and are meeting with someone, do it there.
You don't need to go to your terminal if you have your tickets already. Just go through security at the first place you see on the correct side and take the moving walkways on the opposite side.
The most overcrowded airport in the US. A serious lack of decent food, charging outlets, and poor layout make this the bain of my travels when I have to transit through this airport.
Go to Blanco Taco+Tequila in Terminal 4! Probably the best meal I've ever had in an airport. Had the braised short rib & avocado cheese crisps & the white peach & hibiscus margarita. Delicious!
You may want to bring a snack or meal for the flight, but leave the liquids behind. Beverages may not be carried through the checkpoint but can be purchased past security and carried onto the plane.
Be prepared to hunt for an available outlet if you need to work or charge a phone or laptop. And if you think about looking around other concourses, you're in for a hike! Be prepared.
Try the Barfly restaurant. Local food served fast by friendly people. I had the fish and chips with a local ale and was surprised by how good it was. Not your typical airport food.
Upstairs at T4 by the Sky Train is not a bad place to wait especially if you have time before a flight from another terminal like the sucky-ass T2. Plugs, comfy seating, and food!
Starbucks WHO?? Fughedaboutit...make your way to locally owned Press Coffee for your caffeine fix, your taste buds will thank you! (@presscoffee knows how to brew w/out scorching)
Starbucks WHO?? Fughedaboutit...make your way to locally owned Press Coffee for your caffeine fix, you tast buds will thank you! (@presscoffee knows how to brew w/out scorching)
I love this airport. I think it is well built, and easy to get around with great amenities and fast security. I hope that it keeps up good direct service with the merger
The terminal gate seating area, restrooms, eateries and other passenger support amenities are scarce based on the aircraft type and passenger loads using this terminal's gatehouse area.
As much traffic as this gets, it has a surprisingly dated feel to it without so many things that an airport in a major city would be expected to have. Few clubs, no business center, limited food....
Free wifi! Yay! But keep in mind it can sometimes be a bit slow so streaming video or downloads may be difficult. Best to keep it simple.
Wifi is free! Terminal 4 is the busiest. Get there early if you are flying Southwest or US Airways. This airport drops you in the middle of the city, which can be convenient.
According to several site this airport is ecig friendly. And from the rescarch we are conducting this seems to be factual as we have not gotten kicked out yet! 👍😜 #smokersoftheairportunite #blu
Business travelers head to terminal D and Le Grande Orange where you'll find quality and healthy dining options, better than average coffee and long tables with built in outlets.
If you are picking someone up, make sure they text you from the street, after they have picked up their luggage. Cops give tickets if you sit by the curb for ANY amount of time. Rude too!
If you’re unable to select the middle seat when booking your flight, do not book that flight. The flight is most likely oversold which could make for an unwanted adventure when take-off time comes.
FREE PHX Airport Shuttle to or from the 44th Street and Washington METRO light rail stop, it is the silver and black bus with the electronic display that reads: METRO light rail & Airport Terminals.
If you're catching a late flight eat before you arrive. Everything closes early. Plan to buy water from one of the vending machines which are card only, no cash (terminal 3 anyway)
The airport outposts of local restaurants have street pricing - meaning you won't be gouged by outrageous airport food pricing. Prices in airport are the same as the outside restaurant.