What we’re reading: Should McCarran be renamed? TSA machine to spot fake IDs, Greyhound bus to Gotham City contest


Should McCarran airport be renamed for Las Vegas?

Ask travelers who don’t go to Las Vegas, Atlanta, or Singapore a lot, they won’t be able to give the name for those airports (McCarran, Hartsfield-Jackson, Changi). As a result, Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross is suggesting that they should consider renaming McCarran to Las Vegas International Airport.

Ross pointed out that practically everybody knows what Las Vegas is. You don’t even need the “Las.” Most people are perfectly happy calling it Vegas. Or even “Vegas, baby.”

At Bush airport, TSA tries out device that targets fake IDs

The Transportation Security Administration is trying out a device at several airports, Bush Intercontinetal being one of them, to ensure that your ID and boarding pass are authentic.

The new machines – discreet, black and white boxes perched on the security officers’ podiums at Bush Intercontinental’s Terminal C – were designed by three different companies, and selected and purchased by the TSA for $3.2 million after lab testing that began last July.

Greyhound announces “Go Greyhound to Gotham City” Contest

In partnership with Warner Brothers, Greyhound is holding a “”Go Greyhound to Gotham City” contest.

From June 22 to Aug. 3, Dark Knight enthusiasts can enter to win a trip for two to New York and live like Bruce Wayne, the billionaire industrialist and philanthropist whose secret identity is Batman.

“Elevating the typical travel experience is what Greyhound proudly offers every day, so we’re pleased to offer Batman fans a chance to live like a billionaire in partnership with Warner Bros. Studios,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc.

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