Phoenix airport touts Sky Train as way to avoid holiday traffic at terminals
PHOENIX – Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International are anticipating heavy traffic throughout Wednesday as Thanksgiving holiday travel surges.
“As always, travelers should give themselves extra time, especially today, and check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport,” Sky Harbor spokeswoman Heather Shelbrack said in a press release.
Drivers picking up or dropping off passengers should be prepared for especially long delays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Shelbrack said.
One way of avoiding the backups is to use the PHX Sky Train station at 44th and Washington streets for pickups or dropoffs.
The station offers a free cellphone waiting lot, short-term parking meters and convenient train access to the Terminals 3 and 4.
The airport’s travel tips page says to expect extended wait times for the shuttle to the car rental center because of high demand and physical distancing requirements.
If you plan to leave your car at the airport during your trip, real-time information about parking availability can be found online or by calling 602-273-4545.