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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

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Sky Harbor, Phoenix
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  • Jennifer S.
    "be sure to get there a little early or you'll miss your flight!"(114 Tips)
    Jack W.
    "Enjoy making your US Airways connection here!"(60 Tips)
    Kate K.
    "Awesome gluten-free options at La Grange Orange in the D gates!"(27 Tips)
    Doug S.
    "Free wifi, great shopping, pet friendly, and with a dog park!"(119 Tips)
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  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerApril 1, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Jul 24
  • Richard B.
    Richard BoardmanMay 19, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Felipe O.
    Felipe ObandoAugust 6, 2012
    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..
    Downvoted 3 days ago
  • Jen M.
    Jen MerkelJuly 18, 2011
    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
  • Chad C.
    Chad CohenFebruary 8, 2013
    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.
  • Jenn
    JennSeptember 16, 2013
    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.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • ke-kee
    ke-keeJune 30, 2012
    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.
  • Meli
    MeliSeptember 2, 2014
    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
    Upvoted Jul 16
  • Janet Z.
    Janet ZhouDecember 6, 2011
    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!!
    Upvoted Jul 15
  • Patty P.
    Patty Parnell CessnaNovember 7, 2013
    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.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Yvette S.
    Yvette SalazarJune 27, 2011
    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.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Anna H.
    Anna HenningsMay 25, 2014
    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).
  • Miranda C.
    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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Heather T.
    Heather TJune 19
    The esplanade above the ticket counter has a lot of shops and restaurants. Limited selection of food after security, my advice is to arrive early if you plan on eating and eat before security.
  • J L.
    J LMay 30
    Not sure if their tag line of best airport food in America is accurate.. But you will definitely burn some calories walking the endless stretch of concourse between, and even within, terminals.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Marcus W.
    Marcus W.July 27, 2012
    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.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Bridget C.
    Bridget CanniffOctober 26, 2010
    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.
  • Myles C.
    Myles CirilloAugust 9, 2013
    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).
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Christina P.
    Christina ParmeleeFebruary 20, 2013
    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.
  • David B.
    David BoutdyJune 30, 2013
    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!
  • Jason N.
    Jason NastJuly 18, 2013
    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.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysDecember 30, 2013
    Must Visit: The Grand Canyon. One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is worth a visit for the breathtaking panoramic vistas and river rafting opportunities it offers.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SwitzerFebruary 12, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Edward J.
    Edward JensenMay 21, 2011
    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.
  • Sam
    SamAugust 19, 2012
    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.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    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.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia Sarmiento-BaylenSeptember 2, 2010
    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!
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • SkyMall
    SkyMallSeptember 17, 2010
    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!
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Lori S.
    Lori StepanekOctober 14, 2013
    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.
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Jacob W.
    Jacob WeinbergOctober 9, 2014
    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.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KhooJuly 26, 2015
    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!
  • James the Wine Guy
    James the Wine GuyMay 10, 2011
    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
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CrumpJuly 16, 2013
    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.
  • Dirk S.
    Dirk StewartJune 26, 2013
    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.
  • E B.
    E BrownJune 7, 2013
    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.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LockeJune 24, 2013
    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!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncSeptember 13, 2011
    Did you know? The Hohokam people occupied the land that is now Phoenix between 700 A.D. and 1400 A.D. They built a city and a sophisticated irrigation system consisting of about 135 miles of canals. Read more
  • Joe H.
    Joe HartOctober 23, 2011
    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.
  • Desert Smoke BBQ
    Desert Smoke BBQMay 25, 2012
    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)
  • Desert Smoke BBQ
    Desert Smoke BBQMay 25, 2012
    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)
  • Yan B.
    Yan BaczkowskiMay 15, 2015
    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
  • David B.
    David BakerMay 24, 2013
    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....
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuffyJanuary 11, 2015
    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.
  • John Wesley D.
    John Wesley DurhamJune 9, 2013
    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.
  • Sheba F.
    Sheba FamilyAugust 26, 2012
    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.
  • Melanie
    MelanieJanuary 2, 2015
    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!
  • Craig S.
    Craig SteverJune 6, 2011
    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.
  • David P.
    David PrestidgeMarch 4, 2013
    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.
  • Jerry F.
    Jerry FergusonFebruary 11, 2013
    The Paradise Bakery & Cafe right across from Southwest gate C14 turned out to be a great lunch stop. The Paradise Club sandwich was excellent and the service is outstanding.
  • Ashe H.
    Ashe HiggsFebruary 18, 2011
    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)
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