January 10, 2019

Holiday Travel Tips from Sky Harbor | City Update

[MUSIC] >> IT'S THE BUSY HOLIDAY TRAVEL SEASON, AND THAT MEANS LOTS OF SUITCASES BEING WHEELED THROUGH AMERICA'S FRIENDLIEST AIRPORT, PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL NOW, IT'S FUN TO TRAVEL, BUT IT ALSO IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAVEL TIMES OF THE YEAR

LET'S BRING YOU UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST ADVICE FOR STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY TRAVEL [SHOW THEME MUSIC] >> HELLO, I'M CHUCK EMMERT, AND WELCOME TO "CITY UPDATE" I'VE GOT MY BAGS PACKED, I'M READY TO GO, EXCITED ABOUT HOLIDAY TRAVEL? YES, BUT ALSO A LITTLE NERVOUS AS WELL MAYBE A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT ALL THE DETAILS NECESSARY TO MAKE TRAVEL AT THE AIRPORT SUCCESSFUL LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT

WITH ME TODAY IS GREG ROYBAL, SPOKESMAN HERE AT SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOME TO THE SHOW, GREG >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, CHUCK >> YOU'RE WELCOME GREG, WE WERE TALKING BEFORE THE CAMERAS TURNED ON

PLANNING IS THE KEY >> BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I CAN GIVE IS, BEFORE YOU EVEN COME TO THE AIRPORT, CONFIRM YOUR FLIGHT STATUS WITH YOUR AIRLINE THAT WILL SAVE YOU SOME LAST-MINUTE HEARTACHE AND SORROW, FROM A CANCELED FLIGHT TO A FLIGHT THAT'S BEEN DELAYED FOR SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE YOU EVEN GET HERE, GET WITH YOUR AIRLINE CALL THEIR GUEST SERVICE NUMBER

OR GO TO THEIR WEBSITE ALL THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON SKYHARBORCOM >> A LOT OF PEOPLE IN PHOENIX LIKE TO DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT, AND THERE'S PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR PARKING BUT YOU HAVE SOME TIPS WITH THAT AS WELL

>> BOY, WE LIKE OUR CARS, DON'T WE? WE LIKE TO PARK THEM HERE, TOO WE HAVE A LOT OF PARKING OPTIONS, FROM OUR TERMINAL GARAGES TO OUR ECONOMY LOTS RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE SOME EXCELLENT PROMOTIONS GOING ON WITH OUR WINTER BREAK PARKING COUPON YOU DOWNLOAD THAT OFF SKYHARBORCOM, YOU CAN SAVE 26 PERCENT ON PARKING IN TERMINAL 3 OR TERMINAL 4 GARAGE

THAT'S A GREAT VALUE WE HAVE PRE-PAID DISCOUNT PARKING WE HAVE VALET PARKING IN TERMINAL 4 WE HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS FOR FOLKS WHO WANT TO DRIVE HERE >> NOW, ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX IS WE HAVE A GREAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

THE LIGHT RAIL SERVES US RIGHT UP HERE AT SKY HARBOR AIRPORT >> VALLEY METRO IS A GREAT PARTNER THEY HAVE A FINE STATION AT 44TH STREET JUST A SHORT WALK AWAY FROM THE 44TH STREET PHOENIX SKY TRAIN STATION GO ACROSS THAT BEAUTIFUL SKY BRIDGE

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE LOCAL ART INSIDE THEN YOU GET ON THE FREE SKY TRAIN, AND YOU RIDE FROM 44TH STREET TO TERMINAL 4 IN 5 MINUTES TWO MORE MINUTES, YOU'RE IN TERMINAL 3 YOU CAN'T BEAT FREE, AND IT'S A GREAT RIDE, TOO YOU GET TO AVOID ALL THAT ROADWAY CONGESTION, ALL THAT DRIVING UP TO THE CURB

NO, YOU JUST COME RIGHT INTO THE TERMINAL, AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU'RE WALKING OUT RIGHT HERE, AND GETTING READY TO CATCH YOUR FLIGHT >> THAT 44TH STREET SKY TRAIN STATION IS ALSO A GREAT RESOURCE WHEN YOU'RE PICKING PEOPLE UP AT THE AIRPORT >> YES, IT WORKS BOTH WAYS IF YOU'RE FLYING IN TO SKY HARBOR, YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE FLYING INTO SKY HARBOR, LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN RIDE THAT FREE SKY TRAIN TO 44TH STREET THERE'S A LITTLE CELL PHONE PARKING LOT THERE FOR WHEN YOU GO TO PICK UP SOMEBODY

YOU MEET THEM THERE, AND IT'S NO HASSLE IT'S SO EASY AND IT'S FREE IT'S THE BEST VALUE >> WHY NOT GET TO SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EARLY, BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOME GREAT AMENITIES HERE >> WE HAVE A LOT OF OTHER VALUE, GREAT VALUES HERE

LOCAL RESTAURANTS, LOCAL STORES EVEN THE NATIONAL ONES, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE FAMILIAR A LOT OF GREAT THINGS, FROM BOUTIQUE ITEMS, TO OTHER FOOD AND LOCAL RESTAURANTS >> Emmert: YOU EVEN PUBLISH A CATALOG NOW >> Roybal: WE DO

WE HAVE A 2018 HOLIDAY CATALOG AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON SKYHARBORCOM A LOT OF WONDERFUL IDEAS GIFTS FOR HER, GIFTS FOR HIM, GIFTS FOR THE SPORTS FAN, FOR THE KIDS, FOR THE PETS

EVEN LOCAL FOODS AND BEER IF YOU LOOK IN THE CATALOG, IT WILL TELL YOU WHERE IN THE AIRPORT YOU CAN PICK THOSE ITEMS UP >> Emmert: IT IS THE HOLIDAY SEASON, AND SOMETIMES TRAVELERS ARE TEMPTED TO TRAVEL WITH A LARGE GIFT BUT THAT MAY NOT BE THE BEST IDEA >> BECAUSE SOMETIMES TSA SECURITY, THEY HAVE TO GO INTO A PACKAGE

YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME AND EXPENSE GIFT-WRAPPING A PACKAGE MIGHT HAVE TO BE OPENED — YOU WANT THAT TO TAKE PLACE UNDER THE TREE, NOT NECESSARILY HERE IN SECURITY SAVE YOURSELF THE TIME AND THE EFFORT DON'T WRAP THE GIFT BEFORE YOU GO THROUGH SECURITY AND IF YOU'RE FLYING FROM TERMINAL 4, THE FRIDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS OR ON CHRISTMAS EVE, WE WILL HAVE FREE GIFT-WRAPPING AVAILABLE AFTER SOME OF THESE SECURITY CHECKPOINTS OUR VOLUNTEERS GIFT-WRAP, AND THEY'LL TAKE DONATIONS THAT ARE GIVEN TO CHARITY, IF YOU WISH

IT'S A REALLY GREAT AMENITY, AND I THINK PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT >> WHEN IT COMES TO TRAVELING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR LEAVING YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME, AND THAT'S CERTAINLY TRUE HERE AT PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GREG, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US TODAY LAST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR PEOPLE THAT THEY MAY WANT TO KNOW? >> YOU JUST MENTIONED IT GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF STRESS-FREE TRAVEL

GET HERE 2 HOURS BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT, 3 HOURS IF YOU'RE FLYING INTERNATIONALLY CONFIRM YOUR FLIGHT STATUS BEFORE YOU GET HERE CHECK OUT THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT WAIT TIMES, EITHER ON SKYHARBORCOM OR RIGHT OUTSIDE THE SECURITY CHECKPOINTS ON THE FLIGHT INFORMATION DISPLAYS IF YOU NEED ANY INFORMATION, YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND IT ON SKYHARBOR

COM >> Emmert: THAT'S THE KEY RIGHT THERE LOOK TO SKYHARBORCOM FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED FOR YOUR LAST-MINUTE TRAVEL BUT REMEMBER, DON'T MAKE IT LAST-MINUTE

SAVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME ENJOY THE GREAT AMENITIES HERE AT PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEE A MUSEUM, MAYBE GRAB SOMETHING TO EAT MAYBE GRAB A LAST-MINUTE GIFT

FOR "CITY UPDATE," I'M CHUCK EMMERT CLOSED CAPTION PRODUCTIONS 844-335-0911 ccproductionscom

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