Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

  • Michelle L.
    "Also dont need alot of time before flight to check in.. Def a plus!"(20 Tips)
    John R.
    "But always ensure you have enough time anyway for delays on the way."(10 Tips)
    "Plenty of parking, great Cafe Kubal coffee, and free wifi."(5 Tips)
    Jason P.
    "All security checkpoints are now in the middle of the airport."(6 Tips)
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  • James U.
    James UnderbergNovember 20, 2015
    Easy to move through although a paucity of food choices in the delta/United terminal - stop at the Dunkin Donuts first - maybe your best option for breakfast - Beer Garden makes a good egg scramble !!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BarberMarch 11, 2012
    Skycaps at US Airways are friendly,super helpful plus easy cut with line at ticket counter, have your boarding pass/ itinerary and license for quick and easy check in. Tip was well deserved
  • Meghan D.
    Meghan DoDecember 31, 2012
    This is by far the easiest airport to get through security! You don't need much time to check in and get through security. And the TSA people here are really nice! Welcome to Syracuse :)
    Upvoted Aug 17
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MontanoMay 7, 2013
    Check-in and security doesn't take too long . TSA and gate agents all very nice. Grounds crews do a great job with winter weather! Not many food options in the terminal but it does have free wifi!
  • Jim R.
    Middle Ages Brewing Co. has a restaurant in the AA gate wing. Serves eggs, omelettes, etc. in am, brews and paninis, salads for lunch and dinner.
  • Rounded
    RoundedAugust 4, 2011
    Now that you've arrived in Syracuse - head straight to Dinosaur BBQ to treat yourself to the best BBQ in the US. If you're leaving, don't come back until the summer, unless you're an eskimo
  • Justin I.
    Justin IrizarryMarch 7, 2011
    There is a military courtesy room by the baggage claim on the first floor for any active or reserve military they have free waters and snacks a tv too so if your waiting a while stop in.
  • Dominic U.
    Dominic UlianoAugust 12, 2013
    The new security gates have been moved to a central location. All of the passengers go through and the lines are now longer and it takes much longer to get through (40 min).
  • Tana D.
    Tana DippolitoJuly 8, 2013
    Compared to the old security checkpoints, the new central security is much more organized. There are actually more than 2 TSA now & they open before 5am finally! No more missing your early am flight!
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Christine B.
    Christine BurkardFebruary 16, 2014
    It doesn't have a lot to offer, but it's simplicity is appreciated. Fast lines, free wifi, outlets everywhere. I'll take that over 50 different overpriced retail options. I love you NNY!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle S.August 25, 2013
    Cafe Kubal is some of the best coffee in town. I am so glad they have a kiosk here now! Located directly across from security.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanJanuary 30, 2011
    Great place to go to randomly greet people when they arrive home from their trip. Best if you come offering a hug with tears in your eyes.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FowlerJuly 27, 2013
    Make sure and stop by Cafe Kubal and get a delicious locally roasted cup of coffee. It's a Great locally owned business. It's directly across from security. Cheers!
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KMay 28, 2013
    The airport just went through a new white & sterile-like renovation. Security is in a new spot. Some of us SYR veterans had a panic attack that we landed at the wrong airport... It looks so different!
  • David G.
    David GrandinettiMarch 24, 2010
    SYR has the world's largest single blade snowplow. When a flight is delayed, it is *rarely* because of issues on our end. It's usually those amateurs down at EWR or PHL that can't handle a little snow
  • Toni 3.
    Toni 305 🇮🇹 ♋ ✌December 27, 2011
    The people who work here are very nice. This is such a welcome treat when traveling. You do not find this in large airports.
  • Carrie W.
    Carrie WardOctober 14, 2013
    Getting ready to head to board for DC. They better get the memorial and Smithsonian's opened before we get there cuz we are going one way or the other !!!!
  • Brent
    BrentJanuary 27, 2014
    Plenty of parking, great Cafe Kubal coffee, and free wifi. Oh yeah, they have airplanes, too.
  • James E.
    James EstesJuly 24, 2011
    Free Wi-Fi! If you're really early for a flight, don't go through security, as there are couches outside of security where you can sleep.
  • Jill Rachel E.
    Jill Rachel EvansJune 16, 2013
    Really nice new upgrade to the security area. There is a new priority security line as well!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeahMarch 11, 2012
    Very calm atmosphere here compared to other airports I've been to. Also dont need alot of time before flight to check in.. Def a plus!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HosterMay 11, 2013
    Cafe Kubal, the best local coffee shop and cafe, is opening here Summer 2013! Check it out!
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Joe S.
    Joe SalomeMarch 1, 2012
    There are more TSA employees at this airport than people flying in and out. Get a frisk while your there and have some fun with it.
  • Nani S.
    Nani SheatsAugust 1, 2013
    When my hotel shuttle never came and the hotel wouldn't answer phones, the airport staff comped a taxi so I wasn't stranded with 3 kids at 10:30 pm. Wonderful people!
  • Seth R.
    Seth RaperDecember 7, 2010
    I am proud of living in Syracuse but our airport is sooooo lacking! There's a game room with arcade games and literally 2 restaurants!
  • Zachary W.
    Zachary WinnieDecember 30, 2012
    Don't forget your ice scrapper if you plan on parking in long-term parking outside in the winter!
  • Kris P.
    Kris PritchardFebruary 19, 2014
    Everything closes by midnight at least. Including rental car desks. Even when your flight land at 1am.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MJuly 11, 2013
    Look for Cafe Kubal here, just inside central security screening. It's guaranteed to be the airport's best coffee and food.
  • Crystal
    CrystalJune 7, 2010
    Eat before you get here. Not a lot of food choices and everythig closes early. However, they do have vending machines and plenty of free outlets to charge your phone.
  • Brett A.
    Brett AfrickJanuary 2, 2011
    Hint... It snows in Syracuse. Park in the INDOOR parking. Its only $2 more per day. WELL worth it.
  • John R.
    Very easy to access. Small enough not to have to arrive too early. But always ensure you have enough time anyway for delays on the way.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RubinJanuary 16, 2010
    Compared to larger airports you don't have to give yourself much time to check-in. If you are not checking bags you should only need to arrive 30-45 mins. before your flight
  • Valerie
    ValerieMay 17, 2013
    Great improvements! Now only one tsa line and it is 4x as long as what it used to be. If you're not priority, be prepared to wait... And wait... And wait.
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RommevauxJuly 9, 2013
    The new central security checkpoint is pretty slow compared to the two separate security checkpoints. Leave yourself a little bit of extra time.
    Downvoted Aug 15
  • Jared K.
    Jared KruegerFebruary 14, 2013
    TSA people are insanely strict. Probably out of boredom and the want to feel important and effective at something. Pretty humorous and annoying.
  • Anita P.
    New security check-in is in the center of the airport, not at each terminal anymore. Allow the standard 1 hour before departure or you'll be running to catch your flight.
  • Linchi K.
    Linchi KwokMay 28, 2013
    Construction inside the terminal is completed (still going on for outside construction), but spare extra time (2 hours) for long lines. Used to be 1 hour and easy.
  • Katie
    KatieMay 17, 2010
    Be sure to get something to eat before your evening flight. Restaurants close around 7pm. Any delay and you're out of luck!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KentJune 1, 2010
    today's invented security issue: two granola bars in my bag "looked like a large bottle of liquid" and warranted a manual check.
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaranAugust 5, 2013
    Airport upgrades... Nice rocking and Adirondack chairs after passing the new central security checkpoint
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GreenMay 18, 2013
    Whoa! Major renovation. All security is in middle of airport now (as of mid May, 2013). Seems to be running relatively smoothly on a Saturday morning.
  • Melody E.
    Melody EwingAugust 30, 2010
    If you have anything remotely resembling ANYTHING that could be misconstrued as liquid or aerosol in your carry-on, put it in a Ziploc. They pilfered through my stuff for a bottle of Maalox TABLETS.
  • ROSA B.
    ROSA BEVINGTONJanuary 1, 2013
    The gateway cafe isn't bad food or price. The people could be more friendly though. I got a muffin and coffee for $5.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WMarch 17
    Try to arrange transportation before you arrive. Taxis are outrageously expensive and one company has a monopoly at the airport!
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon McNeilAugust 10, 2011
    Check out the sweet museum halfway down the building with a life sized model of a cockpit!
  • John R.
    John RiceDecember 16, 2011
    If Italian food is your thing check out Angottis on Burnet Ave or Cicero Country Pizza in Cicero
  • Nando
    NandoJanuary 6, 2011
    Got stuck here once and was at the mercy of a paltry snack machine. Pack emergency snack just in case! Also, security had me take out my Nook from bag. JFK never saw this as an issue. Oh well...
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyFebruary 6, 2014
    SYR = nicest airport in the USA. They once called asking me to come immediately to catch the earlier flight because mine would be delayed...not the airline, the airport! Today - free twizzlers.
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • Mark P.
    Mark PilipczukAugust 24, 2010
    Security is a breeze here compared to the cattle call I have to endure at IAD. Might have had to wait five minutes once. Need more choice from Dulles. United fares too high!
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosNovember 30, 2013
    Not too many dining options. Be sure to plan accordingly so you don't waste your life here.
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