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Nervous about US Airways flight San Diego to Phoenix to SJO, Costa Rica!

Nervous about US Airways flight San Diego to Phoenix to SJO, Costa Rica!

Old Dec 8th, 2010, 11:48 PM
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Jeff_Costa_Rica: Thanks for the optimistic view.

Kinkazote: That was hilarious!

shillmac: That was going to be my next question, so thanks for answering it!

Bill_H: That's great news. I like those moving walks too.
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Old Dec 9th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Flights are not out of the same terminal

This is wrong, all USAir flights use Terminal 4.

Got to thinking about this a bit, and while it's true that all USAir planes fly in/out of Terminal 4 (concourses A and B; Southwest uses C and D) it's also true that some of the flights with Star Alliance partners United and Continental that are co-shared (ie, would be listed as USAir even though on one of these other carriers) would use Terminal 2, which is an older terminal where these airlines are based.

So it's possible that you could book a "USAir" connection and have to change terminals (tenthumbs would be right), with a shuttle bus ride and then going thru security screening again (PHX map here: http://www.ifly.com/phoenix-sky-harb...t/terminal-map ). An hour would be cutting it tight in this situation since you could wait as long as 10-15 minutes for the shuttle bus.

I think from San Diego you'll avoid this and just be on USAir planes instead of being on a co-share route via Continental or United but it's something I would check on to be sure.
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Bill~thanks for the clarification. I actually meant concourse, and not terminal (red face). I've never had to leave the building via shuttle bus, but I have had to race from one concourse (usually at the FAR end of Terminal A) to the other (the other FAR end of Terminal B). The inventor of the moving sidewalks are brilliant saviors....
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Pretty funny, kink!
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Yes same as tenthumbs It may be one "terminal" technically but we are talking about running from exactly the far end of A to the other far end of B. If your inbound flight is delayed it can be trouble.
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Very funny Kinkazote.

shillmac I was wondering what that flashing was behind me And they thought it wasn't a full moon when I was there, ha! Actually I think I left them with 2 nice pics of my knees.
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Melissa, I have flown USAir PHX-SJO earlier this year. Perfectly straightforward, no worries at all. An hour should be no trouble at all to make your connection, Terminal 4 @ PHX is easy to negotiate.

The flight back was another matter! I was flying on airmiles and award seat availability quite limited. The only itinerary available was SJO-CLT-BOS-PHX. Twenty hours, and one of my worst travel experiences ever.
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RedStater~I think they do that intentionally, make the connections so inconvenient and time consuming it's not worth using airmiles!
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