General rules

US Airways closes passenger and baggage check-in 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic travel and 60 minutes prior to departure for international travel. Always get to the airport with plenty of time to check in, get your boarding pass, clear security and get to the gate.


U.S. cities that require earlier check-in

If you're leaving from one of these airports, you must check in at least 45 minutes before departure:

US Airways Shuttle

You must check in 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure (no bags) and 30 minutes prior if you need to check bags.


You must check in 75 minutes prior to your scheduled departure, whether you're checking bags or not.

Additional information

  • If you are not checked in and waiting in the boarding area at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time for domestic U.S. (30 minutes for international travel), your reservation may be canceled and you will not be eligible for denied boarding compensation.
  • Save time and check in from your computer or mobile device before you go to the airport.
  • Use the airport kiosks for convenient, self-service check-in at the airport.
  • If your seat assignment is in an exit row, you must check in with an agent. You can use a kiosk as long as there is an agent there to print your boarding pass. If you’re seated in an exit row and traveling out of Phoenix, the kiosks near security check point A and B do not have agents near by and you should check in downstairs.
  • Please allow additional time for parking and security lines.