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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Lucky92, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. Lucky92

    Lucky92 Tourist

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    DH and I are going to Vegas for first time ever (I posted all those ?? last month, lol) and I'm doing our booking. Is it best to book hotel & flight separately or book as a vacation package? It will be for a special anniversary so maybe I should book separately to call the hotel & possibly get something special free (like they would on a cruise). Does that happen?

    Just throw some info our way if you have a chance. :wave: Thanks!!

    Oh, and I'm not definite on where we're staying but I'm thinking Bellagio, Aria, Wynn, etc so I don't know if that helps with your advice or not.
     
  2. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Booking separately usually works better.

    It will allow you to cancel hotel reservation up to 72 hrs before if dates change or you find a better deal. It lets you "lock in" a rate well before your travel (in case a fight/convention/etc spikes rates), while still letting you get a better deal if rates go the other way.

    I've also heard that getting an upgrade is easier when booked direct but don't know that firsthand.

    I'd use the travel sites for pricing research, but once you've picked somewhere, check that airline and that hotel and see if you can't get that deal booking separately.
     
  3. LV_Bound

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    We find that booking separately is not only cheaper but also provides for more flexibility with rooms and flights.
     
  4. GREGRIO

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    I agree...book 'em seperate.
    As folks say, book with your hotel at a rate that works for you, get
    your confirmation number and then...check your dates with that hotel
    from time to time. If YOUR dates go down in rate from what you paid,
    just call 'em...give them your confirmation number and request the
    lower room rate.

    What hotel(s) are you looking at?
    If any are CET properties...try your dates in both their calendar on the
    home page AND again under their HOT DEAL rates. They can differ greatly
    and obviously, choose the cheaper.
    Same goes if you're using SOUTHWEST. You can adjust to the lower rate
    if yours changes closer to vacation time. The 'other guys' charge to adjust.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Book separately and direct with hotel and direct with airline. More options.

    Upgrades? Slim chance either way, but always possible. Everybody in Vegas seems to be getting married, on their honeymoon, anniversary or birthday. LOL!
     
  6. rayrat

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    By all means, book separately for the reasons already and illustriously stated!:licklips:
     
  7. Gaylord Focker

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    I agree with the others....book separately, gives you more flexibility to stay on the lookout for hotel deals up to the last minute.

    I've only booked a package once, it was my last trip when we went out for a concert last November (2011.) We got a pretty good deal through MGM vacations where we got RT flights, 3 nights at Luxor and tix to KA for around $550 pp. So, there are deals to be had, but in my several trips out to LV, booking separately has worked out more often than not.
     
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