Harry Reid International Airport

Love your airport? It loves you too.

Like you, airports around the country are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

And a couple of our favorite airports have already shared a bit about what they have planned for their favorite passengers.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) customer service staff will be handing out airport-themed Valentines and branded chocolate kisses at the airport information booths and in the Central Terminal. Look for a photo booth and keep an ear out for the roving violinist.

And over at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Volunteer Navigators will be handing out 2,000 red carnations on Valentine’s Day starting at 10 am.

For those who need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, Lily Palmer Flowers and Gifts, located in PHL’s B/C Connector, will have two pop-up shops selling flowers and goodies. One shop will be near the Terminal B exit and another at the top of Terminal E.

And, as we shared earlier, there will be a temporary Marriage License Bureau set up at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.

The Stuck at the Airport romance team is gathering up Valentine’s Day activities planned for other airports, so stay tuned.

Travel treats on tap at LAS Airport

If you’re flying to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl game, or the festivities surrounding it, be sure to stop for a selfie with the giant “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign replica near baggage claim in Terminal 3 at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

That’s just one of the many spots in the airport you’ll find Super Bowl branding this week as the airport gets ready to welcome about half of the more than 330,000 fans who plan to be in town for the Big Game.

Skipping the Super Bowl, but heading to LAS for Valentine’s Day?

Are you planning to get married in Las Vegas – the Wedding Capital of the World – on or around Valentine’s Day?

Thousands of couples do. And once again, you and your sweetheart can stop at the pop-up Marriage License Bureau near Bag Claim in Terminal 1 of the Las Vegas airport.

The Clark County Clerk’s office – which issues marriage licenses from its downtown Las Vegas offices – will have a temporary office at the airport from Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 29 to make it easier for couples to land, get their marriage licenses – or vow renewal certificates, and go directly to their ceremonies.

Be sure to bring a credit or debit card to pay for your marriage license. The pop-up Marriage License Bureau won’t take cash or checks.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Airport

Love really is in the air at many airports this Valentine’s Day.

We’ve been gathering news of the events and Valentine’s Day offerings at airports, including the pop-up marriage license bureau at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas and the carnations and hand-cut felt hearts Philadephia International Airport (PHL) is handing out.

Here are some more events to look for at US airports:

Free Love Poems at Long Beach Airport

Courtesy LGB Airport

On Valentine’s Day, travelers at California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB) will be able to get free custom-crafted love poems while they wait.

Current West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, Brian Sonia-Wallace will be in the airport between 5 pm and 7 pm with an antique Remington typewriter. He’ll commemorate individual travelers’ love stories with poems created and typed out on the spot.

A second typewriter will be available if passengers want to type their own poems or messages.

Free Flowers at Jacksonville International Airport

As they have since 2009, with a pandemic pause, Airport Ambassadors at Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) will be handing out more than 1,000 red, white, and pink carnations to travelers and airport visitors on Valentine’s Day.

More Valentine’s Day Offers at Airports

Between 10 am and 12 pm on Valentine’s Day, Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be hosting a special Paw-Pup snuggle booth staffed by several of the therapy pups from the MCO Paw Pilots program. Look for the booth by the airport’s atrium fountain.

Be among the first to show up you may be one of the lucky dogs who wins a pair of Paw Pilots socks modeled by the pup in the photo.

Need some Valentines? San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) and John Glen Columbus International Airport (CMH) have you covered. And Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is offering a Valentine discount code (good through 2/19/23) for 25% off mobile orders at LAXOrderNow.com.

Pop-up Marriage License Bureau at LAS Airport

Thinking about getting married or renewing your vows in Las Vegas, the “Wedding Capital of the World,” on or around Valentine’s Day?

You’re far from alone.

Getting married in Las Vegas around Valentine’s Day is so popular that the clerk’s office in Clark County, Nevada typically issues more than 1,500 marriage licenses around Valentine’s Day.

That’s about twice the number of licenses issued during a non-holiday period. And can lead to long lines at the County Clerk’s office downtown.

The Clark County Clerk’s office is all about love.

And to save time for lovebirds flying into Las Vegas, for the fifth year, the clerk’s office has set up a temporary marriage license office at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

The pop-up clerk’s marriage license burea will be open through February 14, Valentine’s Day in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area near Carousel 5.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The temporary office will only issue marriage licenses and vow renewal certificates. And will only accept credit/debit card payments to cover the $102 marriage license fee.

Tips for Lovebirds

If you’re thinking of getting married in Las Vegas, here are some tips from the Clark County Clerk’s Office to help move the process along smoothly:

*To save time, fill out a marriage license pre-application. You’ll find the forms on the County Clerk’s website at weddings. vegas. (Select “Marriage License Application” from the top left corner of the website.)

*After completing the application online, note the reference number. Bring that with you to the pop-up marriage license bureau.

*And bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

The Marriage License Bureau, a division of the Clark County Clerk’s Office, issues about 80,000 marriage licenses annually and is one of the busiest in the world. In 2022, there were 79,279 licenses issued. That’s the highest since 2016 when 81,325 licenses were handed out.

Airport News

We’re ending the week with a round-up of airport news and activities

Ugly Sweaters in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) – the airport formerly known as McCarran International Airport – hosted its annual ugly sweater competition. And this week the airport also officially switched over to its new name, which honors retired Democratic U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

Spot an Elf, Win a Gift Card at PVD Airport

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) is having some fun with the #RIAirportelf and offering airport visitors a chance to win gift cards.

Fresh Art at John Wayne Airport

Behind the Tent – by Wednesday Aja

The newest exhibit at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, CA features photography by Wednesday Aja offering a unique view of the circus.

Enchanted by the worlds of sequins and makeup, performers, and trapeze artists, Wednesday Aja’s work reveals the magic that transforms for a song – or a circus season – inviting the viewer to come along and get lost in the magic.”

The photographs on exhibit at John Wayne Airport are from Aja’s ‘Troupes and Tribes’ ongoing series exploring themes of custom, costume, and community. Find them (pre-security) on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B, and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

Another Milestone at LaGuardia

Terminal B West Concourse, Courtesy LaGuardia Gateway Partners

The West Concourse of Terminal B  at New York’s LaGuardia Airport has opened. This phase includes the opening of four new gates and triggers the closure of the final gates of the original Central Terminal Building.

In addition to a 350+ seat American Airlines Admiral Club (Phase 1 is open now; the club should be complete by Spring 2022), the West Concourse has a charming children’s play area modeled after New York City.

Icelandair’s Holiday Ad. Based on a Trues Story.