Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is bringing its popular Early Bag Check service to the Rental Car Center. Already available at the airport’s East Economy Parking and 44th Street PHX Sky Train station, this free service officially launched this week, according to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Travelers flying American Airlines, Southwest Airlines or US Airways can now check their luggage immediately after returning their rental car. This eliminates having to carry suitcases onto a shuttle bus and into the airport terminal.
Bags must be checked at least 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure. There is no additional charge for the service, although airline baggage fees apply, says the airport.
“We have received tremendous feedback from travelers who have used our Early Bag Check service, and we felt it was important to offer this amenity to our rental car customers,” said Steve Grubbs, acting deputy aviation director for operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor. “At the end of a vacation or a business trip, we want passengers to have the convenience of checking their luggage early and walking directly to the security checkpoint.”
In addition to checking bags, customers can also print a boarding pass at the Early Bag Check counters. The service is located near the north and south exits on the customer service level at the Rental Car Center, according to the airport. Early Bag Check in the Sky Harbor Rental Car Center will be open daily from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.skyharbor.com/earlybagcheck