Travel to BVA 73rd Convention in Reno, Nevada

For air travel to Reno, Nevada book your flight to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The Reno airport code is RNO. Southwest Airlines the Preferred Carrier for the Blinded Veterans Association 73rd National Convention. For discounted travel to Reno with Southwest Airlines, visit: and book your flight using Corporate ID 99867703.

Need assistance booking your flight?
Contact Brenda McDaniel, an Independent Travel Consultant and daughter of a BVA member.  She may be reached by phone at 915-204-0101 or email,  When contacting Brenda, please respect normal business hours for the Mountain Time Zone.

Planning on driving to the convention?
You may valet or self-park your vehicle in the hotel’s secured covered parking structure for no extra fee.

Need assistance at the airport?
If you or a guest traveling with you require assistance at the airport, please contact Margarine Beaman once you have made your travel arrangements.  A volunteer will be arranged to meet you at your airline gate to help guide you to the baggage claim and to your transportation.  Contact Margarine by email at or call 512-921-1625.

Do you use paratransit?
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is serviced by RTC Access, a paratransit service that provides door-to-door, prescheduled transportation for people with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria. Reserve your ride by calling 775-348-5438. Visit the RTC Access website at for more information.

Do you have questions about airport screening policies and procedures?
Call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. TSA Cares will serve as an additional, dedicated resource specifically for passengers with disabilities, medical conditions or other circumstances or their loved ones who want to prepare for the screening process prior to flying. 

To be eligible for this service, a Wounded Warrior or traveling companion should email the Military Severely Injured Joint Services Operations Center,, or call 1-888-262-2396 with itinerary information for the traveling party.  Traveling companions will receive standard screening.