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Anyone take junkets?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by TracyinVegas, May 26, 2020.

  1. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall VIP Whale

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    First trip to Wendover was mid 90s while bowling in Salt Lake City. We drove the 100 or so miles to stay the night. Peppermill and another close by were nice, the others not so much. The drive over was more interesting. Going through the salt flats at a 100 mph, seemed slower than it was. When a double trailer rig whizzed past us, it seemed even slower! He must have been going 115-120 in that thing. Never forget that.
     
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  2. thebeachbum

    thebeachbum Low-Roller

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    I've been to Laughlin, NV on three Harrah's junkets out of Houston. Good time and easy flight. Same seats going and coming. Will do it again when I have time.
     
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  3. mdm4sfest

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    Cleveland guy here. Do you book through a third party or the Total Rewards website. Im usually offered some deals via TR but always hard for me to find a person to go with. Also, via TR, they also seem to fill up quickly.
     
  4. hammie

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    Never been on a junket, but I have read some TR's about folks using Borgata Air to Atlantic City.
     
  5. nhcris

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    I have done Atlantic City out of Boston & Manchester a couple times. These are always for 3 nights, and I enjoy them. My only complaint is that these were charters on Xtra Airways, and there is zero legroom and seats are assigned (not selected). We did have drinks and games onboard which was fun.

    Yesterday I got an offer for one in July, and there is a link to some Covid procedures that the airline will be taking, for what that is worth.

    I did my first one solo through Total Rewards and it was great. I met some fun folks on the flight, so it was nice to see familiar faces throughout the trip but not be obligated to any of them. Also, it seemed this was in conjunction with a private one, and I got the info from that company and have been getting offers directly from them for more interesting locations (Including Vegas) ever since.
     
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  6. nancyf

    nancyf High-Roller

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    I did one to Atlantic City from Florida - so much fun except the plane was so crowded -- however, drinks and games on the flight helped. Was gonna do one to Biloxi but the virus ended that... I got an offer this week for another to Atlantic City for July --- not even sure AC will be open yet..Really wanna do the Biloxi one..
     
  7. MTMONGO

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    Wife and I have done the Wendover junket, maybe 15 times from Billings in the last 8 years. We were booked for June 6th trip, no go. Must packages from BIL are around $179/ person, flight and 3 nights. After our 2nd trip we got BOGO. Check it out.
     
  8. Big dan

    Big dan High-Roller

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    All this Wendover talk has me itching to go, that is my local coming from slc. They are scheduled to open June 4th.
     
  9. NittyOne

    NittyOne High-Roller

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    Oh if you do please post a trip report and pictures of these places, always wanted to go.

    Thanks to all that posted.