How early should we arrive before our flight leaves?
About 1-1/2 hours before flight time is about perfect. The lines get sort of long about an hour before. The restaurant (JK Flyers) does open about two hours, sometimes three, beforehand and this allows you to get through a small line at the ticket counter, get rid of your checked bags with TSA, and enjoy a stress-free environment waiting for security to open and the plane coming from Mesa to land.

DO NOT think that this is a smaller airport and you can check in 30-40 minutes ahead of time. The ticket counter does close at that time because the same people that work the ticket counter also need to prepare and work with the plane coming in from Mesa, there are time constraints and it's not feasible to deal with late check-ins.

NOTE: If you have a boarding pass and only a carry-on or personal bag, you can skip the ticket counter and go right to security.

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