Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport sends “Burners” home in style


Burning Man 2016 is over and Reno-Tahoe International is doing its part to keep the party going as more than 17,000 people make their way through the airport on their way home from the annual counter-culture art festival.

Burners returning from the playa bring bags covered in fine playa dust, so all checked baggage is placed inside a tub or plastic bag to prevent the dust and dirt from clogging the airport’s bag belts.


And because Burners were instructed to leave no trash behind, starting yesterday the Airport Authority put giant cardboard boxes on the front curb and extra custodians on duty to collect trash and keep the facility clean.

The airport has once again partnered with the Kiwanis Club to host a bike drop-off area where Burners are discarding bikes they bought at or brought to Burning Man for transportation on site. The Kiwanis Club refurbishes the bicycles and gives them to children in the community. Nice.

reno 2016 bikes

And artwork, including RNO’s own 15-foot tall mini Burning Man, is on display in the terminal to help keep the festival vibe going just a bit longer.

RNO's 15-foot Mini-Man is a replica of the giant sculpture burned each year during the Burnning Man festival.

(All photos courtesy of Reno-Tahoe International Airport)

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