Las Vegas Airport Changes Name

Everyday is a school day! Now I know that this isn’t recent news but it was news to me. At the end of 2021 Las Vegas Airport changed it’s name.

Since it’s first commercial arrivals in 1948 the airport had been named after the Senator of Nevada Pat McCarran. As far back as 2012, stories began to emerge of McCarran’s history of perpetuating racism and antisemitism.

In response to the stories, The Clark County Commission overwhelmingly voted to change the airport’s name to Harry Reid who was the Senator for Nevada between 1987 and 2017.

So travellers are now welcomed to the Harry Reid International Airport, Las Vegas.

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