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AIRPORT INSIDER// MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas News Bureau McCarran Airport

Courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau

With masses of travelers passing through Sin City’s airport, McCarran expanded within the last decade from 12 security checkpoint lanes to 44.

Airport Code: LAS
Miles from city: 3

Las Vegas has a global reputation as a leisure and business travel destination, and its 62-year-old airport ranks 15th in the world for passenger traffic. Yes, there is gambling in the terminals, but if you would like to wait a beat before taking on the house, here are some other highlights.

Cannon Aviation Museum // Located throughout the airport, this free museum details the history of flight in southern Nevada. The top highlight is the Cessna 172 aircraft that set the world record for an endurance flight in 1958–59, when two pilots flew the plane for almost 65 days without landing.

Breezy Security // With masses of travelers passing through Sin City’s airport, McCarran expanded within the last decade from 12 security checkpoint lanes to 44, significantly expediting the process. Also making travel a cinch is Bags To Go, a company that offers off-airport baggage and check-in services at many hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.

Ethel’s Chocolates // A Las Vegas business, Ethel’s Chocolates has a store at each gate within the airport. This gourmet chocolate company prides itself on using Ethel Mars’ original 1911 recipe, which contains no preservatives.

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