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Packing for Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by weluvvegas, May 6, 2013.

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  1. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    How far in advance do you have your bags packed when you're going to Vegas? I'm usually about 4 days ahead out of excitement...

    Do you check bags or carry them on?
     
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  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    at least 20 minutes. how do you live without all your stuff for 4 days?
     
  3. Keyser Soze

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    I pack the day before departure. I never check bags- it's carry on only for me.

    Actually, I will be packing tomorrow for my Wed departure to Vegas!
     
  4. weluvvegas

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    I wear different clothes in Vegas than I do when I'm at home. At work, it's business clothes...at home it's jeans/sweatpants/t-shirts (I can get real fancy) but on vacation I break out the clothes that actually match and look halfway decent....I mean, there will be picture taking ya know!
     
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    For most trips we pack as far out as a week. We always check bags unless trip is less than a week (which it usually isn't).
     
  6. smartone

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    I go once, sometimes twice a month for business and basically keep a bag packed and ready to go. It's a carry-on, but I almost always check it. I like the feeling of strolling through the airport and boarding with just my laptop briefcase. I keep a suit and tie at my office there. Southwest bags come out incredibly fast in Vegas and rarely is there a wait of any consequence. Out door #10 to the rental shuttle-busses and away we go!
     
  7. mike_m235

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    I'm with shifter...although maybe not quite so early. I usually have a morning flight, so I'll put a few things in a bag the night before if I think about it, but the majority of it is done at the last minute.
     
  8. gambler

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    Carry on for us. We have 2 small backpacks just for Vegas so the passports, money, players cards and travel size products stay in the bag and we throw some clothes in the night before. We both have a few Vegas shirts that are comfy and have proven their luck so there's not really any decision on what to pack. Our grab'n'go bags are always ready for a 3-4 day trip.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Night before if early, but usually a few hours before we go.

    Same for 2 week cruise or trip across the ocean. Never saw the reason to pack a week in advance. Have heard way too many stories about early packers forgetting stuff.
     
  10. VegasBJ

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    Yeah, I only pack about 30 minutes or so before heading to the airport. I have a pretty good idea of what I am taking, so it doesn't take long to do the physical packing. I carry on if going solo, but so many trips involve taking the golf clubs that I more than often am checking baggage.
     
  11. VegasDave

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    I make a list of items I may forget (usually paperwork to print) along with general activities I would like to do that I may forget after a couple dozen beers.
     
  12. vegas3

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    My list starts about a week.
    My bags come out about 3 days out and they are packed the night before. We usually fly out in the morning.
     
  13. Tammy58

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    The pile in the chair starts about a month before. Clothes in the closet are hung together about 2 weeks before. Bathroom bag is pretty much set 4 weeks before. Hey I can't help it, we only get to go once a year! I have a detailed list I print out and check each item off before packing it. Actually putting the stuff in the suit case day before. We check luggage and take 2 full size suitcases with a large bathroom bag packed into the largest suitcase. We are staying this trip for 7 nights. It is all part of the hype pretrip for me. Since we go in the spring every year it is generally not warm enough here at home for my Vegas clothes...which are usually new clothes I have bought for this summer.
     
  14. dmr

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    Usually do it the evening before.
     
  15. KBT2012

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    I pack the morning of....typically 30 minutes before I leave my house to go to the airport.
     
  16. Turtleman

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    Like many others, I pretty much decide what I'm taking the day before and throw everything into my soft carryon bag an hour before heading to the airport. Packing is easiest in the summer, as shorts and sport shirts take up a lot less room than long pants and sweaters. Deciding what to take in the spring and fall is largely determined by the weather forecasts the day before. Packing in the winter, like summer, is fairly predictable. I also consult a detailed check-off list that has evolved over the years to insure that nothing is forgotten. Pilots use checklists for the same reason - it's easy to overlook something when a task has become routine. I'm sure packing was a time-consuming ordeal for my first few trips, but these days it's a non-event.
     
  17. JosieCat

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    Well, there is packing, and then there is packing. I don't "pack" until the night before or the morning of - depending on what time I'm leaving. But I will start having the clothes ready to be packed a week or two before. I'm leaving on Saturday, and I only have a few more things to iron until all my clothes are set aside and ready to go.

    I work at a nursery, and really - as long I don't wear my PJ's to work they are Ok with whatever I wear, so it's scruffy jeans and t-shirt week at work (scruffy underwear week too :)). All my nicer clothes are already set aside for the trip.
     
  18. rebirth

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    2 nights before so I don't forget anything and I don't have to worry last min.
     
  19. 21wins

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    I usually pack the night before. T shirts and shorts don't take up too much room. My cc pays for the bags being checked so we'll check them.
     
  20. VPDana

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    Approximately 1-1.5 weeks before we leave, I start putting stuff in a laundry basket (toiletries, socks, underwear, etc.). The clothes we plan to take are washed, ironed and hanging in a "safe" spot so they aren't worn before we go. The day before, the suitcases come out and get packed. Basically by this time everything is ready to go. Since we always have an early flight (6:00 am) we load the suitcases in the car the night before so we don't have to do it at 3:30 am. Dang, I have to wait till October to do this!
     
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