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little help planning a trip in June

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by karens625, Feb 17, 2014.

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  1. karens625

    karens625 Low-Roller

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    Trying to plan a trip to Vegas from Portland Or. in June. Found a great price, I think, through expedia. Including airfare, 3 nights. Trying to go as cheap as possible, so I have more money for gambling, food, shows, etc. The hotel is Harrahs. Now we don't spend a whole lot of time in the room. So I am okay with that. But since it is through expedia, can I still change the hotel if I find something else for a good price? Is there a way to upgrade the room still going through expedia? We like the location of Harrahs. Stayed at the Flamingo last year twice. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Karen
     
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    sweetcanadian High-Roller

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    read the TOS for the deal, that is the only way to really know.

    Anytime i have used expedia it is always paid upfront and non refundable or even changeable.
     
  3. ButterflyMtn

    ButterflyMtn High-Roller

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    Usually third party sites are non-refundable. Always book through the hotel and most will try to beat the online deal but you can always keep checking lower prices and the hotel will change it for you as many times as you call
     
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    mdlee3_46041 Low-Roller

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    I've never had any problems with Expedia, but I wouldn't use them for a Vegas trip. As has already been pointed out, most hotels will try to match or beat other online deals so you don't really save money using a third party site such as Expedia.

    Also, since your room is prepaid, no matter how much you gamble, you can't have the cost of your room decreased when you're checking out. Now obviously, if you don't plan to gamble at all or plan to gamble very minimally, then this won't apply to your particular case.
     
  5. karens625

    karens625 Low-Roller

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    Good points. Maybe that is why I have been hesitant to jump on it. But airfare better come down. Soon. Thanks for the advice.
     
  6. Busyman

    Busyman VIP Whale

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    It would help tremendously if you'd spill the beans on how much Expedia has it for.

    Also Expedia is notorious for flight included to have horrible flight times.

    3 days yet many times you get in late and go back home at the butt crack of dawn.
     
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    Iu25 High-Roller

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    A few years ago I booked rooms on expedia, and then found a host to give us free rooms. He said to call Expedia and see if we could cancel them, they said sorry non refundable. Luckily, he had a contact with them that was able to cancel the rooms, but normally its not gonna happen short of proving an emergency!
     
  8. karens625

    karens625 Low-Roller

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    Total per person was $316. 3 nights. Alaska flight. Arrive early. Leave late. Could even get it cheaper if I wanted to fly Spirit. But they arrive after 9pm. I still might go for it. I can't find anything even close to it.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    And, if you go to airline site, how much is the airfare?

    And, if you go to Harrahs site, how much is the room? No idea how long ago since you had any play at CET, but login to see what rates are offered. Unless of course, you have never played at any CET property.
     
  10. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Just checked SW Air, non-stop out of Portland for a Monday departure and Thursday return (6/16 - 6/19)...total is $252 per person...mid-morning flights both ways.

    I would book those flights and log onto TR's website to book your Harrah's room.

    :beer:
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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    karens625 Low-Roller

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    $252. Over $100 a night at Harrahs. Haven't had a lot of play anywhere. Took 2 trips last year. But before that it had been 10 years. Stayed at Flamingo both times last year. I guess now I just have to find out is Harrahs is right for me.
     
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    karens625 Low-Roller

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    Quoted for over $100 a night on the website.
     
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    karens625 Low-Roller

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    I am set on my dates. June 24 -27. Birthday!!!
     
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