Phoenix SkyHarbor has to be one of the most connected through airports to the West. A hub for Southwest, I feel like I’ve flown into here or Denver a million times. It’s a nice airport to have a layover, there are a lot of casual dining options and there’s a lot of space to stretch out and relax, although I wish things were open later. Recently in the news for its newest feature, an Urgent Care, it’s a huge facility that has a lot of interesting amenities.
There are 3 terminals (2, 3 and 4) comprised of 116 gates. There are people movers, but the distance between the concourses is vast. Terminal 2 serves United, Spirit and Alaska. Terminal 3 is the home of Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian and JetBlue. Terminal 4 serves American, British Airways, Southwest, Volaris and WestJet. Almost every domestic carrier is represented here.
Remember: ✈️ = from the ashes to ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ = phoenix rising
Convenience to the city: ✈️✈️ (it’s a little bit of a trek, and driving around in the airport loop can be tiresome)
Ease of navigating through terminals: ✈️✈️ (would be impossible without people movers)
Convenience of check in/security lines: ✈️✈️✈️ (not the worst, not the best)
Dining: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (it’s a large airport, so there’s lots of food: from McDonald’s to Cartel Coffee, Panda Express and Pei Wei, Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Peet’s).
Bathrooms: ✈️✈️✈️ (they could have more, but usually clean)
Charging stations/wifi: ✈️✈️✈️ (free wifi available)
Amenities: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (Urgent Care, airport lounges for each of the major carriers, FitPHX trails, XpressSpa, a lot of Native American themed shops)