Our flight leave SYR at 5:20am We are hoping to stay near the airport. Any hotel suggestions? Also how early do you think I should be at the airport. Us Airways counter opens at 4am. We always fly out of there but never left that early One more question... I'm full of questions today... I know we can check in up to 24 hours prior to departure, how does it work with suitcases? I've never done that before and would love to know ahead of time as I will be travelling with my triplets and I'm hoping to not be running around like a chicken with no head that morning.