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03-15-21 - Increased Crowds Expected at Reno-Tahoe International Airport during Spring Break

Reno, Nev. – This week marks the official start of Spring Break, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will see a significant increase in passenger traffic through mid-April.

Although still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, traveler optimism is rising as more Americans are vaccinated and case counts decline. March and April are shaping up to be stronger months for airlines, so the airport advises passengers arrive early and allow time for parking, airline check-in and long TSA security lines.

Arrive at least 90 minutes to two hours prior to your flight.  

Allow extra time for parking and rental car returns.

To expedite the Transportation Security Administration security screening process:

Empty pockets, remove shoes, jewelry, personal electronic devices, and place them in the bins provided.

Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove coats, jackets, and all outerwear.

Know the TSA 3-1-1 rule for carry-on bags at www.tsa.gov. Liquids, gels, and aerosols must be packed in a one-quart plastic baggie.

Food brought through security typically requires extra screening.

Sign up for automated airline flight status alerts sent directly to your smart phone and download boarding passes at home.

 

RNO’s We Move You, Safely campaign, launched early in the pandemic to demonstrate the airport’s commitment to cleanliness and sanitization, will continue indefinitely through in-depth cleaning, signage, mask wearing, and social distancing.

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