Officials suggest heading to airport 4 hours before flight during F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend

A plane takes off from the airport in Las Vegas in this AP file photo. (AP Photo/John Locher,...
A plane takes off from the airport in Las Vegas in this AP file photo. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)(John Locher | AP)
Published: Nov. 7, 2023 at 1:51 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Officials with Harry Reid International are warning travelers to plan ahead and give themselves plenty of time during F1′s Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend.

Harry Reid advises that when the weekend is over, many attendees are expected to head back to the airport during the same timeframes.

The airport suggests travelers practice the “4-3-2-1 plan” if they’re heading to the airport during the race weekend.

As a result, the airport suggests following this travel plan:

o 4 Hours Before Departure: Arrange Transportation to the Airport/Drop Off Rental Car

o 3 Hours Before Departure: Check Your Bags with your Airline

o 2 Hours Before Departure: Get in Line at the Security Checkpoint

o 1 Hour Before Departure: Be at the Gate, Ready to Board

In addition, officials note that with Harry Reid International just two miles from the racetrack, road closures associated with the race will impact getting to the airport. To navigate the closures, the airport suggests signing up for text alters related to the race road closures by texting “F1LV” to 31996.

Harry Reid International also reminds travelers to be prepared for rideshare and taxis to be in high demand.

The airport provided the below additional tips for travel during Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend:

Know Before You Go

- Some concession options will increase their hours of operations during this period. Know what is

available ahead of time by checking:

- Know what can and cannot go through the security checkpoint. Visit to familiarize yourself

with the latest security checkpoint policies and procedures, or reach out via X/Twitter to @AskTSA or

Facebook Messenger at

- Review your airline’s policies and potential charges regarding baggage. Avoid surprises at the airport

by knowing the size and weight limits for baggage and the number of items you can check.

Be Prepared for the Unexpected

- Make sure to have essentials such as snacks, childcare items, medication, chargers, etc. in case of a

delay or cancellation. The airline is the best source of information regarding updates on flight status and

accommodations, should plans change.