Thanksgiving 2021 travel tips for flying through Phoenix airport

Holiday travel is back in full swing after over a year of pandemic restrictions that left last year’s trips uncertain and even canceled. This year, however, airports are seeing many more passengers, so you’ll want to have a plan to cope with the crowds.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport expects a few busy days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday and through the weekend after. There are also still COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the airport and on your flight. 

Here’s what to know before heading to Sky Harbor Airport for your Thanksgiving trip. 

First look:Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport’s Rental Car Center Sky Train stop

Masks must be worn in airports and on planes

A federal mandate still requires masks in terminals and on aircraft. The Transportation Security Administration has extended the mask requirement through Jan. 18, 2022. Masks are also required on other forms of public transit, including buses and rail systems.