Winter Break Travel Tips

Syracuse International Airport is preparing for increased passenger volume over the next week, as local schools break for mid-winter recess. Anticipated increase in passenger volume departure days include February 16-19, 2017.

We spoke to the airlines and they want to make sure passengers are prepared before they arrive at the airport. Below are some travel tips to avoid unnecessary delays:

  • Have a questions regarding what to pack? Visit
  • Keep your eyes on the weather and check with your airline before arriving at the airport
  • Passengers are encouraged to arrive at least 90-120 minutes prior to their departure time
  • Utilize airline smartphone apps or print your boarding pass at home
  • Have your ID and boarding pass ready before you enter the line at the security checkpoint

The airport has also recently added a few programs to make your travels a little less stressful:

  • Passengers are encouraged to take advantage of ParkSYR for automatic entry/exit to the parking facilities
  • Pets Easing Travelers (PET) program therapy dogs will be roaming the airport looking to soothe the stress of passengers
  • FuelRod machines are located throughout the terminal. FuelRod devices are reusable, portable charging systems that will provide your electronic device with four hours of usage.
  • If you’re picking someone up from the airport, please use the Cell Phone Lot while you wait for your guest to arrive
  • The airport has a TSA Pre✓®  Enrollment Center located in the terminal.  While it’s too late to sign up if you’re traveling this week, sign up soon and enjoy the benefits next time you travel.

For additional regarding any of the above amenities, please visit the airport’s website at