I'm writing this trip report from McCarran airport waiting for my flight home. In October I was asked to help with a training in Phoenix. I happily obliged and immediately thought this would be a great opportunity not only for my career, but a chance to get to Vegas. I have a trip planned in March, but I needed a get away. I originally thought I would rent a car and make the drive to Vegas Friday evening, drive back to Phoenix on Sunday, then fly home to Columbus Sunday evening. After some recommendations from some VMBers I looked into a round trip flight from Phoenix to Vegas. I found a flight for $150 round trip! First win of the weekend! I've been playing MyVegas since the beginning of the year and had accumulated enough points for 2 weekend nights at Monte Carlo (81k loyalty points each night)! Second win of the weekend! I had heard how hard it was to get the $50 Monte Carlo dining credit, but I got it on my first try. Third win of the weekend! I wanted to spend one evening downtown, so I actually booked Friday night at The D for $17 on Hotels.com . I received an email from US Airways Friday morning that my 5:55pm flight to Las Vegas had been cancelled, but "they were able to get me on an 8:50am flight Saturday morning. Oh no! This wasn't gonna work. It's a short trip already, I can't miss an entire evening. I called them at was told there was a 2:55 flight out Friday afternoon and that I could "try" to get on that one. I had a co-worker drive me to the airport at 1:00 to try and get on the 2:55 flight. With a little bit of pleading and a sob story I was able to get an assigned seat on the 2:55 flight that would have me arriving in Vegas 3 hours earlier than my original flight. Could this be another win? Getting ready to board now. Will finish when I get to Phoenix. Thanks for reading.