Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport

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)

Monkey spotted at Reno Airport + SFO Contest

Monkey spotted at Reno-Tahoe International Airport


About 80 kids and their parents showed up at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Wednesday for activities in celebration of International Children’s Book Day. (The holiday takes place each year around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, which is April 2.)

Everyone listened to an airport fire captain and a police sergeant read Curious George books, learned a little about fire safety, did some dancing, visited with the airport therapy dogs and had some snacks.

Sounds like a great event for an airport!

Fly Irish from SFO contest


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) now has non-stop service to Dublin via Aer Lingus and is celebrating with a sweepstakes on Facebook.

The “Fly Irish from SFO!” sweepstakes asks participants to vote for one of 17 cities in the Aer Lingus network they would most like to visit. Entries will go into a random drawing and one winner will be awarded two round-trip Economy Class tickets on Aer Lingus to the destination they voted for.

Deadline for entry: April 11, 2014.

Good luck!

Winter-inspired art at Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport


Chair made of old skis by Forest Furniture


Many of the passengers landing at Reno-Tahoe International Airport this time of year are in the area to visit Lake Tahoe and go skiing.

So it makes sense that the newest exhibit at the airport gallery celebrates the region’s ski culture with winter-inspired video, murals, photographs and furniture (see above).

“Winter Inspired” will be on display on the second floor of the terminal, post-security through April 2014.