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c o m m e r c i a l a v i a t i o n a n d t h e m a k i n g o f a t o u r i s t c i t y Daniel K. Bubb University of Nevada Press Reno & Las Vegas  Landing in Las Vegas w ilbur s. shepper s o n serie s in nevad a hi st o ry Series Editor: Michael Green University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada 89557 usa Copyright © 2012 by University of Nevada Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America Design by Kathleen Szawiola Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bubb, Daniel K. (Daniel Kenneth) Landing in Las Vegas : commercial aviation and the making of a tourist city / Daniel K. Bubb. p. cm. — (Wilbur S. Shepperson series in Nevada history) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-87417-872-2 (cloth : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-87417-876-0 (ebook) 1. Aeronautics, Commercial—Nevada—Las Vegas—History. 2. Airlines— Nevada—Las Vegas—History. 3. Tourism—Nevada—Las Vegas—History. 4. Las Vegas (Nev.)—History. 5. Las Vegas (Nev.)—Economic conditions. I. Title. HE9803.A3B83 2012 387.7'4209793135—dc23 2012000651 The paper used in this book is a recycled stock made from 30 percent postconsumer waste materials, certified by fsc, and meets the requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ansi/niso z39.48-1992 (r2002). Binding materials were selected for strength and durability. fir st prin t ing 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 5 4 3 2 1 ▶ To my parents who have given me so much, and to my wife, best friend, and the love of my life, Jennifer Thank You ...


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