U.S. Airways informed passengers currently in Charlotte that they may change their itineraries to leave town on Thursday instead of Friday in light of the Democratic National Convention's decision to move Thursday night's program from the Bank of America Stadium to the smaller indoor Time Warner Cable Arena.

And a word of warning to convention attendees -- and sleep-deprived reporters -- planning to leave the Queen City by air on Friday: U.S. Airways urged passengers to arrive at Charlotte's Douglas International Airport at least three hours before departure.