Sunday the 29th Can't believe it is finally here! We had our reservations booked at the Aria for over 90 days before it was actually time to go. This gave me time to research like crazy and feel very prepared to get the most of my money in Vegas. My wife and I were going with another couple that had never been so I felt like I needed to do more planing than usual. Our flight was leaving at 1 and with the Wichita airport being small. We cruised thru the lines and then hit the bar. My wife hates to fly so she had already had a huge Bloody Mary at the house. We had drinks at the bar and then saw our friends pull a foot long Subway out of their bag. Oops! Guess I didn't plan for that. Told them thanks for asking us if we wanted one and instead ordered food for about 3 times the price (that wasn't as good). After about an hour we boarded the plane and got on our way. Right as the plane was taking off the door to the cockpit flung open! Turns out the door is broken and they start trying to fix it after the plane hit it cruising altitude. They were unable to and announced that we were going to either go back to Wichita or fly to Colorado Springs where maintenance would be able to fix. We had loved the fact that we were on a nonstop flight and were not looking forward to a stop but after about 20 minutes they got it fixed and after doing some checking they got us played to fly to Vegas without a detour. There were many people that needed to use the bathroom that had to wait about 30 minutes longer than they had planned! We arrived in Vegas, got our bags and headed to the taxis. Wife and I had done limo last trip but it was such a short ride we didn't do it this time. The line for the cab was long but later wife said that she was told it was actually a short line. Made it to the Aria for another long line at check in. Wives said that they would do it and that the guys could go gamble. We played some blackjack and I ended up down a little before we got the call that they had made it through their hour wait in line. We thought that the girls had better chances of us getting an upgrade but they didn't. They tried the birthday story as we were celebrating birthdays for two of our party. They were told that they would have upgraded but were full so we headed up to 19224 and 19226. Rooms were nice but warm so we turned the air way down and then went downstairs as our friends wanted some tapas. Drank only one Corona and was glad as they were $8 there and free with a tip a few steps away. Sorry this is so long and we haven't even started gambling yet. If you are still reading I will add more later but have to go to work.