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Over the last 2 years, we've sent Going members from Phoenix (PHX) to 209 destinations. These are the cheapest flights we've found to each of those destinations.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Phoenix (PHX)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

The best time to book a domestic flight from Phoenix is 1-3 months before your trip. If you’re flying abroad, we recommend booking 2-8 months in advance. We’ve dubbed this prime booking period the Goldilocks Window. It’s not too far away, but not too last minute. We’ve found it’s the best time to find great deals.

There is an exception. If you plan to travel during peak seasons, like winter holidays or summer, it’s best to book even further ahead. If you plan to travel in December, start looking in July. We’ve seen prices consistently rise at the 21-day, 14-day, and 7-day points, so book before those timelines if you can.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

If the place you want to fly is expensive, look at fares in the general area. Let’s pretend you want to fly from Phoenix to Santorini in June, but tickets are $1,200 roundtrip. But look, flights to London are only $300! Fly to London, then book a flight between London and Santorini. Often, smaller, discount airlines in Europe have great deals that don’t show up when you’re searching for an international trip.

Look for the cheapest flight you can find that gets you within a couple of hours flight of where you want to go, then buy a separate flight to close the gap. Depending on where you end up, you could even skip the second flight and take a train or ferry instead. We call this the Greek Islands Trick but you can use it for any pricey final destination. Yes, it requires more planning and an extra step, but the savings can be massive.

Search airports nearby—and a little farther away

If you live in Phoenix, you might already be in the habit of looking for flights not just out of Sky Harbor but out of Tucson and Sedona. Typically, because Phoenix is the biggest airport in the state, it will have the best deals, but it’s always good to compare. Sometimes airlines do strange things and drop prices on certain routes.

When looking at long-haul flights, it can sometimes even make sense to look at flights departing airports farther away from home. Like, in LA, Vegas, or even NYC. Hear us out––sometimes, other cities have amazing deals worth the connecting flight. Like $63 from Atlanta to Chile roundtrip. Or $202 from Los Angeles to Japan. For that price, even if you add a $200 flight from Phoenix to LA, you still come out ahead.

Fly on days it’s cheaper

Summer is the peak season for travel around the world. But winter can also be busy in Phoenix when snowbirds flock south. Try flying in shoulder season if you can. That’s the time between peak and low travel times, like spring and fall. This is often the best time to save money, and you’ll get to travel with fewer tourists.

If you’re limited on when you can travel in terms of season, at least try to fly on cheaper days. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday are the cheapest days to fly. Friday and Sunday are usually the most expensive days.

Set fare alerts

Fare alerts are great time savers when planning travel. They help you stay on top of changing airfare prices without checking daily. Set an alert, then you’ll get an email when the price on any itinerary you’re tracking drops to a specific range. To optimize finding the best deal, set up alerts several months before you plan to travel.

Phoenix Sky Harbor is a hub for American Airlines and a base for Southwest Airlines. But aside from those, 21 other airlines depart from PHX, and there are nonstop flights from the airport to more than 40 destinations, including 24 international destinations. With such a range of options, you can fly to many cities across the U.S. and around the world with one connection or less.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Phoenix (PHX)

What is the airport code for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The airport code for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is PHX.

Does Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) have its own on-site hotel?

There is no on-site hotel at Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX). There are hotels from most major chains within three miles of the hotel with shuttle service.

What lounges are available at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)?

Terminal 3: In Terminal 3, there is a Delta Sky Club, a United Club, and an Escape Lounge, which is a Centurion partner. The Delta Sky Club is across from gate F8 and has a full-service bar, coffee station, seats with power outlets, a buffet, and newspapers and magazines. It is free for those with Executive Membership, Sky Team Elite Plus members; Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion members; those flying Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabin; or those with the Delta SkyMiles Reserve or Platinum American Express card, the Platinum Card from American Express, the Business Platinum card from American Express, or the Centurion card. Virgin Australia VIP Platinum and Gold card members and Virgin Australia business class passengers can also use the Delta lounge. The Escape Lounge across from gate B22 has a bar, a self-serve buffet, digital newspapers and magazines, outlets at every seat, and WiFi. Passengers can pre-book a day pass for $40 online. Finally, the United Club also has a full-service bar, snacks, and WiFi. It is located near gate E3 and available for United Club members, those with a United Club day pass, those with the United Club Card or Business Card, passengers flying United Polaris Business Class, Business Class passengers, or those flying first or business class on another Star Alliance airline, as well as passengers with Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership or those with Virgin Australia Velocity gold status. Active U.S. military can also access the lounge with a same-day boarding pass.

Terminal 4: Terminal 4 has three American Airlines Admirals Clubs, as well as an American Express Centurion Lounge, an Escape Lounge, and a USO Lounge. One Admirals Club is near gate A7, one is near gate A20, and one is above gate B6. All offer a full-service bar, snacks, premium food for purchase, business services, lounge chairs, outlets, and WiFi. Customers who are flying American Airlines or a partner airline can purchase a day pass for $59, while Admirals Club members, first and business-class passengers, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum members receive free entry. The Centurion Lounge is near gate B22 and has a premium bar, a hot and cold buffet, showers, work stations, and WiFi. It is available for passengers with The Platinum Card from American Express, the Delta SkyMiles Reserve card, or the Centurion Card.

Does Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) have facilities for those traveling with pets?

Service animals must be leashed at all times. Non-service animals must be in a kennel. The airport has nine pet relief areas, all with mitts and other clean-up materials provided.

Pet relief areas:

  • The Paw Pad in Terminal 3 on Level 1 has native Arizona plants and a pet relief area.
  • The Bone Yard in Terminal 4 is just outside of baggage claim.
  • The East Economy Park & Bark is located near the East Economy parking garages.
  • The Park 'n Play is located on the northwest corner of the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station.
  • Terminal 3 in the South concourse (after security)
  • Terminal 3 in the North concourse (after security)
  • Terminal 4 near the D1-D8 gates (after security)
  • Terminal 4 near the D11-18 gates and the restroom (after security)
  • Terminal 4 near gate B2 (after security)

How many terminals are there in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)?

Phoenix International Airport has two terminals: Terminal 3 and Terminal 4.

Terminal 3: Terminal 3 hosts Advanced Air, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Boutique Air, Breeze Airways, Contour Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Denver Air Connection, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southern Airways, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, and United Airlines. It also has numerous dining options, like Panera Bread, PHX Beer Company, Shake Shack, Starbucks, and SanTan Brewing Company. Terminal 3 has a gift shop called Discover Arizona, as well as an InMotion Entertainment store, a Phoenix Public Market, a Travel Outfitters, and other stores.

Terminal 4: American Airlines, British Airways, Condor Airlines, Lynx Air, Southwest Airlines, Volaris, and WestJet all depart from Terminal 4. This terminal also has a Barrio Cafe and other coffee options, a Blanco Tacos & Tequila, Focaccia Fiorentina, Four Peaks Brewing Co., Humble Pie, McDonald’s, Pita Jungle, Starbucks, and other drinking and dining options. Travelers in Terminal 4 can shop in Brooks Brothers, eSavvy, Arizona gift shops, Sonora Southwest Living, Sunglass Hut, and more. There are two Xpress Spa locations in Terminal 4.

Does PHX have CLEAR?

CLEAR is available at Terminals 3 and 4 at Sky Harbor.

Does PHX have TSA PreCheck?

TSA PreCheck is available at PHX in Terminal 3 from 5am to 2pm and in Terminal 4 from 5am to 7pm at checkpoints A, B, C, and D.

Does PHX have Global Entry?

Global Entry is available for international arrivals at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Those hoping to enroll in Global Entry can do so online and complete their interview on Level 3 of Terminal 4.

How early should I arrive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) before my flight?

Most airports and airlines give recommendations for arrival times, so it’s worth checking their websites. Sky Harbor recommends arriving at the airport two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. But there might be some flexibility there, depending on your flight and travel style.

How big is the airport, and where is your gate? Phoenix has a large airport, but security is typically quick. The average TSA waiting time is less than 10 minutes. Of course, during holidays and other peak travel times, or on Fridays and Sundays, wait times can be longer. At these times, it’s better to play it safe and arrive early.

Are you checked in? Airlines will not let you check in after a certain point, typically 30-60 minutes before departing. Check in with the airline’s app or online to cut down your time at the airport and in lines. If you can’t, make sure to arrive at the airport before the cutoff time.

Are you checking luggage? Similarly, airlines won’t let you check a bag right before a flight. They typically cutoff luggage check-in 45-60 minutes before the flight.

It’s best to arrive at Sky Harbor at least one hour before your flight, though we recommend 1.5–2 hours to be safe.

How far is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) from downtown Phoenix?

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is about six miles from downtown Phoenix, depending on where in the city you’re departing from.

What are the different transportation options for going from the city center to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)?

There are several options for traveling from Phoenix to PHX.

By taxi or ride share: Downtown Phoenix is less than 10 miles from the airport, and you can get there in 10-20 minutes. Airport taxis from the airport to the city center have a flat rate of $17. Taking a taxi or using a rideshare from downtown to the airport, on the other hand, you’ll see a wider range with an average price of around $30, but up to $60 during peak travel hours.

By public transportation: You can take the bus––either Route 1 or 44––from downtown to the airport. A one-way ticket is $2. Or, take the light rail from downtown to the 44th St. Washington/Valley Metro Rail Station. From there, take the free Phoenix Sky Train to the airport. This route takes 20-30 minutes.

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