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Record-Breaking Monday at Harry Reid Airport as Super Bowl Fans Depart Las Vegas

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 13, 2024 12:51 pm

Las Vegas, NV – The aftermath of Super Bowl LVIII saw a record-breaking exodus from Las Vegas, with Harry Reid International Airport experiencing its busiest day ever. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened a whopping 103,978 passengers and their carry-on luggage on Monday, shattering the previous record of 103,409 set in October 2023.

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 103,000 passengers screened, setting a new single-day record for Harry Reid International Airport.
  • 65,708 checked bags were also screened during the 24-hour period.
  • TSA brought in additional personnel from across the country to handle the surge in travelers.
  • Longest wait times were 12 minutes for standard screening and 4 minutes for TSA PreCheck.

Preparedness and Efficiency:

  • TSA fully staffed all checkpoints at both terminals to ensure smooth and efficient operations.
  • TSA explosive detection dogs and handlers were deployed to assist in security screening.
  • The busiest hour saw 7,700 passengers screened between 5 and 6 am, followed by another 7,600 between 8 and 9 am.


  • “With the game behind us, TSA made good on its commitment to deliver efficient security operations and excellent customer service to all those who were screened at LAS Monday,” said Karen Burke, TSA federal security director for Nevada. “The months of coordination and planning paid off.”

Credits: Review Journal

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