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DT to Airport by cab...

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Electroguy563, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Whoo hoo! Leaving for Vegas in a couple of days!:beer::banana:

    My question: If our flight on a Wed morning leaves at 9:30 a.m. when should I get in a taxi to get there? We like to arrive at the airport at least 2 hrs. before departure.

    We've always took the red-eye home so we didn't stress the departure time much. It's just that we don't know how bad traffic is on a weekday in the mornings.

    Any info will be much appreciated!

    Whoo hoo! Vegas here we come, lol!!:woohoo:
     
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  2. OnTheHorizon

    OnTheHorizon Low-Roller

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    I normally leave about 2 1/2 hours before departure from The Golden Nugget to the airport. I get there in plenty of time.

    Traffic and be hit or miss and also getting through security can sometimes be a hassle. I've gone right through security without waiting in line and I've also waited an hour in line going through secuirty at the airport.

    Hope you have an awesome trip!
     
  3. Joe

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    I also like to get there 2 hours ahead, so I would get a cab at 6:45-7 AM.
    Gives me time to relax with a couple of cheap airport beers.:evillaugh:beer:
     
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    6:45-7am seems reasonable to me. I took a cab to the airport in March cause I had a 7am flight so wanted to be at the airport at 5. Cab finally arrived about 4:30 and told him to go via paradise. I was there before 5 and the airport was like a ghost town! Not much going on at that time but I'm sure it's hopping by 8 or before. Incidently, fare was about $25 or so (fr Gold Spike)plus tip,

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  5. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Thank you very much guys!! Your replies put me at ease so now I can just relax and enjoy my trip!

    I'm so excited and appreciative I think I'm gonna cry...:cry:




    lol!!!:wave:
     
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    Jimbo338 VIP Whale

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    We are happy for you so don't cry....save your tears, you man need them in the casinos!

    Jimbo338
     
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    You are so right on that lol! I hope the tears are tears of happiness if I happen to hit the big one!

    Seriously, thanks to you and all the others who helped me out on this particular inquiry. Your taxi fare approximation is appreciated too.:nworthy:
     
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  8. Turtleman

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    I'm like you in that I like to allow plenty of extra time at the airport. It doesn't happen often, but I've encountered a couple snafus over the years where even allowing an hour before departure wouldn't have been enough. (I'm talking about very slow luggage inspection where a false "explosive residue" alarm set off a red flag, once when the boarding pass kiosks for all Delta flights weren't playing nice, resulting in ridiculously long lines at the counter, and a few equally stupid occurrences. I'd rather spend the extra time taking my time and catch up on emails.

    BTW Joe, where did you get a "couple of cheap airport beers?" Not that I usually have any taste for alcohol left by the time I'm leaving Vegas, but the last time I had a beer at McCarran (while killing a little time before the "limo" (WAX) arrived), it cost around $10 with tip!
     
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    I forgot what color we are supposed to use for sarcasm.:wink2:
     
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