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Pre-trip report...unexpected trip!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by KKB, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

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    We were not intending to head back to Vegas until March Madness...

    But I just stumbled upon Spirit from KC to Vegas for $88RT each. We have 6AM direct flight Sat. Oct. 15, and direct red eye Monday night. (son has football game Tuesday night so needed to be back) Not crazy about a red eye but can't beat the price!

    We got Sat night at Rio for $63 total & Sun/Mon nights comped.

    So 3 full days for $239 for 2??!!

    WOO HOO!!!

    (OK...I do need a room in KC Friday night...sheesh, that's the most expensive thing at $100!)
     
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  2. KKB

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    We have flown Allegiant numerous times--I figure Spirit will be similar.

    Pulled out coupons & such from last month...still have $87 gift card for Mon Ami Gabi or Joe's; $80 in gift cards to anywhere in Miracle Mile Shoppes; 2 tickets to Jeff Civillico.

    We still have AMerican Casino Guides & Las Vegas Advisor coupon books that barely got used so we could stretch some gambling dollars...drinking dollars (Ellis Island)...Show (Marc Savard $5)

    I am Diamond at CET so we can eat/drink free from 12-9 Sat/Sun & 5-9 Monday at Rio/Caesars/PH/Paris/Harrahs (Flamingo is BAD) plus 2 free show tickets.

    We may take greater advantage at the diamond lounges this time if they are now using the ticket system at CET VP bars (BOO!)--seriously, that defeats the purpose of playing crappier paytables!

    So really just need some gambling $!
     
  3. vegas4fun

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    Try Harrahs North Kc for your Friday stay, might be comped! Not too far from the airport. Sounds like a great inexpensive getaway,,,but then there is the gambling $...
     
  4. KKB

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    HA--that's where I booked. But they are so stingy with weekends...$100 is about as good a rate as we could get, even nearer to the airport (there were a couple around $60 but they didn't look very nice...)
    Yeah, there's always gambling...:wiggle:
     
  5. Richard Alpert

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    Springing for the "big front seats?"
    The biggest gamble is taking Spirit airlines! (Found that one out the hard way this summer!)
    If you're backpacking it/travelling light--and there are no weather delays from wherever your plane is coming from--then the gamble may be a good one!
    Have a great trip!

    RICHARD
     
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  6. johnnytwofingers

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    So you basically get free food and drink anywhere in the casinos? Does that include food courts or just casino restaurants and bars?

    And, why do you say Flamingo is bad? :)
     
  7. KKB

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    I have a super efficient carry on that meets their current personal item measurements (it is going down in April) & DH has a backpack. My mom packed for 5 days in Vegas in just a backpack this summer. I think we can handle 3 days/2 nights!

    And goodness knows I have had severe weather delays on ALL airlines...

    johnny--no. Most CET properties have a diamond lounge for diamond/seven stars players. It is open M-F4-9 & SS 12-9. In that lounge we can get free drinks & snacks. In the early evenings they put out hot food as well. Flamingo's diamond lounge is a dog. Dim, small, you get your own non-alcoholic drinks, mystery meat food the one time we went & poor service as well. All the other ones have better ambiance or food or service.
     
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  8. Richard Alpert

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    Awesome! Happy travels, KKB!

    RICHARD