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|Origin Airport IATA Code||RIC|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||PHX|
|Direct Flight Airlines||Southwest Airlines|
|Earliest Flight Arrival||10:55PM UTC|
|Latest Flight Arrival||10:55PM UTC|
If you'd like to leave Virginia's capital for an oasis in the American Southwest, board a flight from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to Phoenix. Located in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix is home to ancient wonders such as the Montezuma Castle National Monument and urban venues such as the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Getting to Richmond International Airport by car is convenient since the airport is located near Interstate 295. A flight from Richmond to Arizona's capital takes just less than seven hours.
The Government District, where the Arizona Capitol is located, is the ideal starting point for history buffs visiting Phoenix. After looking at exhibits inside the Arizona Capitol Museum, follow Washington Street to reach some of the city's best performing arts venues, including the Orpheum Theatre and Comerica Theatre. This busy thoroughfare is lined with other top attractions, including the Arizona Science Center. To see exciting NBA and NHL action, walk down Jefferson Street and look for signs pointing to the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball play at neighboring Chase Field.
Located by Interstate 10 and Interstate 17, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is within a 10-minute drive of downtown. Regardless of the season you fly from Richmond to Phoenix, bring sunglasses and T-shirts because temperatures in Arizona's capital rarely drop below 60 degrees. Featuring rides and concerts, the Arizona State Fair is one of the top annual events in Phoenix.
With the trip from Richmond Intl. Airport to Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX) taking a minimum of 5 hours and 41 minutes, you'll have enough time to kick back and enjoy the experience. Order an in-flight wine or two and get cozy in your seat with a movie or novel.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Phoenix have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Phoenix without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
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