Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

4 Airport Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. Airlines across the nation expect to see record-breaking traffic this Thanksgiving, and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is no exception. The recent increase in airport travel during the holidays is largely due to the availability of affordable flights. If you’re taking advantage of discounted rates, here are 4 airport travel tips for Thanksgiving to make the most of your getaway.

  1. Avoid the Busiest Travel Days

Any day during the holiday season can expect to bring more people to the airport; however, there are some days that draw more travelers than usual. The week of Thanksgiving is usually the busiest for the month, but Thanksgiving Day is typically the lightest travel day.

  1. Check Your Flight

Timing is everything when it comes to traveling. You can avoid unnecessary delays or missed flights by checking security wait times on the airport’s website. Sky Harbor advises travelers to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight departs.


Just as you can assume the airport will be busier, the roads will be more congested as well, so plan for added time to get to the airport. It’s also best to check your flight before you leave to ensure it hasn’t been cancelled or delayed. For your convenience, you can check your flight’s status from our website.

  1. Book Private Transportation

The last thing you need to worry about is your vehicle. Skip parking fees or the risk of leaving your car at the airport by arranging private transportation to the airport. Onyx Express closely monitors all flights. We’ll get you to the airport on time, so you have one less thing to worry about.

  1. Pack Smart

Now, there are strict luggage guidelines that must be followed. Take the time to check the Transportation and Security Administration’s website to review the list of prohibited items, as well as what items can be carried on and which must be checked. This will help streamline the process through security to avoid any unexpected inconveniences.

Plan Your Holiday Travel Today!

As you prepare to gather with friends and loved ones for the holiday season, let Onyx Express handle your transportation needs. Whether you’re head to the airport or hotel, we’re here to pick you up. Contact our office today at (480) 837-8577 to reserve a vehicle.